15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa travel planner

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Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive
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Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Windhoek
— 3 nights

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Windhoek

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 19th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, stop by The Diamond Works, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, and explore the galleries of Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Windhoek vacation tool.

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major aiport is Hosea Kutako International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Windhoek are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Namib-Naukluft Park

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes and then explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon.

Before you visit Namib-Naukluft Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Swakopmund

— 2 nights
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.
Swakopmund is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Damaraland

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Damaraland trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 6.5 hours. While traveling from Swakopmund, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Damaraland, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Windhoek.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Windhoek

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market (in Okahandja) and Gross Barmen Hot Springs (in Gross Barmen). Enjoy Windhoek some more: get a taste of life in the country at Okapuka Ranch, browse the different shops at The Grove Mall of Namibia, take in nature's colorful creations at Parliament Gardens, and make a trip to Gibeon Meteorites.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Windhoek online trip builder.

You can drive from Damaraland to Windhoek in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Damaraland in July, expect nights in Windhoek to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Namibia travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

Erongo Region travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Bridges
Explore the jagged, untamed terrain of the Erongo Region, a paradise for thrill-seekers and lovers of nature. Thanks to the region's relatively good infrastructure, an Erongo itinerary offers a range of adventurous activities between coastal areas and desert dunes. Adrenaline junkies should head to the regional capital of Swakopmund, one of Namibia's most renowned centers of extreme sports. Quad biking, sandboarding, and two-week safaris through the wilderness represent only a few of things to do in Erongo.