15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

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15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bwabwata National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
Aus
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h 30​min
7
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as NamibRand Nature Reserve and Okapuka Ranch. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, browse the different shops at Maerua Mall, and examine the collection at Owela Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Windhoek trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bwabwata National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve ©
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve
Katutura Township ©
Katutura Township

1
night
Bwabwata National Park

Bwabwata National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Mahango Game Reserve.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bwabwata National Park day trip planning app .

Getting from Windhoek to Bwabwata National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Bwabwata National Park

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mahango Game Reserve
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Mahango Game Reserve ©
Mahango Game Reserve

1
day
Waterberg Plateau Park

Waterberg Plateau Park ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Okonjima Game Reserve.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Waterberg Plateau Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bwabwata National Park to Waterberg Plateau Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Wildlife Parks
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Waterberg Plateau Park to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

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.
On the 20th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. April in Otjiwarongo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Aus.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks
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Africat ©
Africat
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©

1
day
Aus

Aus ©
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Pozza di Garub - Cavalli Selvaggi and then stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aus trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Aus in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Aus

Wildlife Parks
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Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan

1
night
Sesriem

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

Plan trip to Sesriem with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Aus to Sesriem takes 11.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kuiseb Pass and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Namib-Naukluft Park: Swakopmund (National Marine Aquarium of Namibia & COSDEF Arts & Craft Centre) and Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park).

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Swakopmund, Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
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Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©

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