15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Walvis Bay Airport, Drive to Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive to Eros, Fly to Luderitz
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Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly
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Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly

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Namib-Naukluft Park

— 2 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hidden Vlei and Kuiseb Pass. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary builder app.

Edinburgh, UK to Namib-Naukluft Park is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Namib-Naukluft Park is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in October: high temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Swakopmund

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Long Beach Leisure Park and Dune 7. Escape the urban bustle at Moon Landscape and Mola Mola Safaris. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Otjiwarongo

— 3 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Africat and Okonjima Game Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and Waterberg National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and explore the striking landscape at Waterburg Plateau Park.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo online route planner.

Drive from Swakopmund to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Swakopmund in October, you will find days in Otjiwarongo are much hotter (41°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Luderitz

— 2 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Penguin Catamaran Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luderitz vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Otjiwarongo, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Luderitz, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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.
On the 28th (Thu), browse the exhibits of National Museum of Namibia, then admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Windhoek holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luderitz in October, expect Windhoek to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

Namibia travel guide

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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.