22 days in Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Fly
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Windhoek
— 6 nights
Fly
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Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rosh Pinah
— 1 night
Fly to Rundu Airport, Drive to Tsumkwe
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Tsumkwe
— 1 night
Drive
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Omaruru
— 1 day
Drive
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Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive to Walvis Bay, Fly to Etosha National Park
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Etosha National Park
— 1 day
Fly to Eros, Shuttle to Swakopmund
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Swakopmund
— 5 nights
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Windhoek

— 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Namibia and Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Namibia Craft Centre and The Grove Mall of Namibia. Go for a jaunt from Windhoek to Sossusvlei to see Deadvlei about 5h 30 min away. Spend the 9th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, browse the different shops at Maerua Mall, and get engrossed in the history at Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory.

Before you visit Windhoek, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Nairobi, Kenya to Windhoek is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Windhoek is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nairobi in May since evenings lows in Windhoek dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Luderitz

— 2 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 15th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then examine the collection at Luderitz Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach, then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then steep yourself in history at The Goerke House.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz planning app.

You can fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Windhoek, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Luderitz, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Rosh Pinah.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Rosh Pinah

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Rosh Pinah Geo Centre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rosh Pinah trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Rosh Pinah takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tsumkwe.

Things to do in Rosh Pinah

Museums

Tsumkwe

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ju/'Hoansi San Living Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): look for gifts at G!hunku Crafts and then stroll through Mahango Game Reserve.

Before you visit Tsumkwe, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rosh Pinah to Tsumkwe. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Omaruru.

Things to do in Tsumkwe

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Omaruru

— 1 day
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Kristall Kellerei, learn about winemaking at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tikoloshe Afrika.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Omaruru road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tsumkwe to Omaruru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Damaraland

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein and then see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Damaraland trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Omaruru to Damaraland takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Damaraland can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Etosha National Park

— 1 day
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 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Etosha National Park takes 8.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Swakopmund

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Welwitschia Plains. Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Kayaking & Canoeing). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, and browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Swakopmund vacation planning tool.

Getting from Etosha National Park to Swakopmund by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.