19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Epupa
— 1 night
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Drive to Lubango, Fly to Windhoek, Drive to Otjiwarongo
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Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
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Damaraland
— 2 nights
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Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
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Windhoek
— 5 nights
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Aus
— 1 night
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Sesriem
— 2 nights
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Epupa

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

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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Epupa is an approximately 157.5-hour car ride. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Epupa

Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Otjiwarongo

— 1 night
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 where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Epupa to Otjiwarongo by combination of car and flight takes about 20.5 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

Parks · Wildlife
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Damaraland

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Sun), browse the exhibits of 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 other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Damaraland takes 8 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Walvis Bay

— 2 nights
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 walk around 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.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Walvis Bay driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Walvis Bay takes 6.5 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 fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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Windhoek

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Deadvlei and Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and NamibRand Nature Reserve. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, get curious at Geological Survey Museum, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek visit app.

Traveling by flight from Walvis Bay to Windhoek takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Walvis Bay in October: high temperatures in Windhoek hover around 38°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Aus.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Aus

— 1 night
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 find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aus travel route planning site.

You can fly from Windhoek to Aus in 4.5 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

Parks · Wildlife
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Sesriem

— 2 nights
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 1h 5 min 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, where to stay, other places to visit, 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 · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.