16 days in Namibia Itinerary

16 days in Namibia Itinerary

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16 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Windhoek
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Windhoek

Windhoek ©
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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Deadvlei, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and have some family-friendly fun at Archer's Land.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Windhoek trip app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then kick back and relax at Agate Beach.

Plan my trip to Luderitz with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Windhoek in December, with highs in Luderitz at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 27th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ais-Ais trip planner.

You can drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

1
day
Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Etosha National Park day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ais-Ais to Etosha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Damaraland.
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 29th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. On the next day, trek along Spitzkoppe.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Damaraland vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland takes 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

5
nights
Swakopmund

Swakopmund ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Marin Aquarium of Namibia and Long Beach Leisure Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Off-Road Tours, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and stop by Kristall Galerie.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund tour planner.

Drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

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