19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  30 h
1
Epupa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h
5
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Aus
— 1 night
Drive:  11 h 30 min
7
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Epupa

Epupa ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Epupa Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Epupa trip itinerary planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Epupa is an approximately 30- hour combination of flight and car. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Epupa

Nature Parks
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Epupa Falls ©
Epupa Falls

1
night
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 4th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Epupa to Otjiwarongo by combination of car and flight takes about 19.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

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

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 6th (Sun), examine the collection at Damara Living Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Messum Crater.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Damaraland takes 4 hours. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Messum Crater
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

2
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.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront, then kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park, and then stroll through Dune 7. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Walvis Bay driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Walvis Bay takes 3.5 hours. October in Walvis Bay sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Get outdoors at Deadvlei and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Geological Survey Museum. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Walvis Bay to Windhoek in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In October, Windhoek is somewhat warmer than Walvis Bay - with highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Aus.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

1
night
Aus

Aus ©
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stroll through Garub Pan and then stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aus travel route planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Aus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Aus

Wildlife Parks
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Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan

2
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Get in touch with nature at Sossusvlei and Dune 45 Sossusvlei. Go for a jaunt from Sesriem to Sossusvlei to see Big Daddy Dune about 1 hour away. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sesriem road trip site.

You can drive from Aus to Sesriem in 11.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

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