15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia journey planner

Make it your trip
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Windhoek
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luderitz
— 1 night
Drive
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Fish River Region
— 1 night
Fly
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Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Eros, Drive to Sesriem
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Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 5 nights
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Windhoek

— 2 nights
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and NamibRand Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Windhoek trip itinerary planning website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Windhoek are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Luderitz

— 1 night
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with Penguin Catamaran Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Agate Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz journey app.

Fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Luderitz are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fish River Region.

Things to do in Luderitz

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Fish River Region

— 1 night
The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fish River Region travel route builder site.

Explore your travel options from Luderitz to Fish River Region with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Fish River Region

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:
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Etosha National Park

— 2 nights
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
On the 9th (Fri), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fish River Region to Etosha National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Sesriem.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

Sesriem

— 1 night
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 11th (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sesriem online route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Sesriem takes 12.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:
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Namib-Naukluft Park

— 2 nights
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes and then take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3.5 hours. In April in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Swakopmund

— 5 nights
Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Visiting Safaris and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront & Off-Road Tours). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Long Beach Leisure Park, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at Kristall Galerie.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund journey planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In April in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:

Namibia travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.