15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

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15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: East London
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 1 night
+3
Drive + shuttle + Drive + Fly:  10​h
2
Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Walvis Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: East London

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), head outdoors with Deadvlei and then catch all the local highlights with Sossusvlei.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park itinerary planner.

East London, South Africa to Namib-Naukluft Park is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from East London to Namib-Naukluft Park is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei

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 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Etosha National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Etosha National Park takes 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.
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2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Luderitz Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luderitz itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Etosha National Park to Luderitz in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. January in Luderitz sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Christuskirche and Katutura Township are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Namibia Craft Centre and Maerua Mall. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at NamibRand Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, and stop by The Diamond Works.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Luderitz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

3
nights
Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay ©
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Step out of the city life by going to Long Beach Leisure Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of Walvis Bay with an excursion to Swakopmund Museum in Swakopmund--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stop by Kristall Galerie, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, and head off-road at local off-road trails.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Walvis Bay itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Walvis Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek in January, expect nights in Walvis Bay to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. On the 27th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Swakopmund
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Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

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