26 days in Namibia Itinerary

26 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  18 h 30 min
1
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Drive:  11 h 45 min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Khorixas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Shuttle + Drive + Bus + Drive:  17 h 45 min
6
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
8
Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive:  17 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and get a taste of life in the country at Okapuka Ranch.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek route planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg to Windhoek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 17th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point and then look for all kinds of wild species at Agate Beach. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luderitz trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Windhoek in December, with highs in Luderitz at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Waterberg National Park and then stroll through Africat.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo travel planner.

Getting from Luderitz to Otjiwarongo by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Luderitz in December, expect nights in Otjiwarongo to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Khorixas.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust
Africat ©
Africat

2
nights
Khorixas

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. On the 21st (Mon), examine the collection at Experience Darama Culture Museum. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Burnt Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, and then take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Khorixas road trip planning tool.

Drive from Otjiwarongo to Khorixas in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Khorixas

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Burnt Mountain ©
Burnt Mountain

2
nights
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 23rd (Wed): stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Etosha National Park holiday maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khorixas to Etosha National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Etosha ©
Etosha

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 (Off-Road Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, and take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund vacation builder site.

Getting from Etosha National Park to Swakopmund by combination of flight and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Messum Crater.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Damaraland day trip planning tool.

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Sesriem.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Messum Crater
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

3
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sesriem: Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park) and Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park. It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sesriem trip builder.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Sesriem takes 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

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