24 days in Namibia Itinerary

24 days in Namibia Itinerary

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24 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Bucharest

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund online holiday maker .

Bucharest, Romania to Swakopmund is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in December; daily highs in Swakopmund reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park attractions website .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. On the next day, hike along Spitzkoppe.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Damaraland trip planner .

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Damaraland in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Outdoors Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

2
nights
Otjiwarongo

Otjiwarongo ©
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Waterberg National Park and then stroll through Africat.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo attractions planner .

You can drive from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. In December in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat
Waterberg National Park ©
Waterberg National Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Etosha National Park online driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 3rd (Fri), walk around Fish River Canyon Nationalpark. On your second day here, stroll through /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

Plan my trip to Ais-Ais with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Ais-Ais. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luderitz day trip site .

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Luderitz in 5.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Luderitz are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

5
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, and contemplate the long history of Katutura Township.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Luderitz to Windhoek by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Luderitz in January, you will find days in Windhoek are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

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