24 days in Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

24 days in Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  34 h
1
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Ais-Ais, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
5
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Newark, United States

1
night
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 4th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Agate Beach and then contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Luderitz trip itinerary website.

Newark, USA to Luderitz is an approximately 34- hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Luderitz due to the time zone difference. May in Luderitz sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Wildlife
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

1
night
Ais-Ais, Namibia

Ais-Ais ©
On the 6th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Ais-Ais takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature Parks
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

2
nights
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sesriem: Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei) and Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sesriem trip planner.

Getting from Ais-Ais to Sesriem by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

1
day
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at Damara Living Museum and then make a trip to Twyfelfontein.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Damaraland itinerary planner.

Drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 7.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Damaraland can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums Historic Sites
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Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

4
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, and pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund road trip planning tool.

Getting from Damaraland to Swakopmund by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in May, expect nights in Swakopmund to be slightly colder, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

1
day
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park road trip site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

4
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoanib River, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

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You can fly from Etosha National Park to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoanib River, Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

5
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, stroll through Siduli Hide, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Victoria Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Victoria Falls is 1 hour. May in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Helicopter Tours
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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