30 days in Gambia & Namibia Itinerary

30 days in Gambia & Namibia Itinerary

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30 days in Gambia & Namibia Itinerary

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Bakau, Gambia
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
2
Windhoek, Namibia
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Luderitz, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Ais-Ais, Namibia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
5
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
8
Sesriem, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  36 h
End: Nassau, Bahamas


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4
nights
Bakau, Gambia

Bakau ©
Nestled at the meeting point of the Gambia River and the Atlantic, the small resort town of Bakau draws visitors with its palm-lined beaches, lively marketplaces, and friendly, welcoming local community.
Bakau is known for parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Katchikally Crocodile Pool, explore the wealth of natural beauty at River Gambia National Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and kick back and relax at Kotu Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bakau holiday planning tool.

Nassau, Bahamas to Bakau is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nassau to Bakau is 5 hours. Traveling from Nassau in November, expect nights in Bakau to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Bakau

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Banjul, Fort Bullen, Kotu Beach
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Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
Kotu Beach ©
Kotu Beach
Abuko Nature Reserve ©
Abuko Nature Reserve

7
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, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and steep yourself in history at Katutura Township.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip planner.

You can fly from Bakau to Windhoek in 18 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central African Time (CAT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Bakau in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Windhoek, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

2
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz trip builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, Luderitz is a bit cooler than Windhoek - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Nature 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 16th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ais-Ais trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Ais-Ais takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature Parks
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

2
nights
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.
Etosha National Park is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole and stroll through Etosha.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ais-Ais to Etosha National Park. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

3
nights
Walvis Bay, Namibia

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Get out of town with these interesting Walvis Bay side-trips: Swakopmund (Safaris & Swakopmund Museum). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Walvis Bay online trip maker.

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Walvis Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Swakopmund
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Spitzkoppe.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Damaraland journey builder.

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Damaraland takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Outdoors Trails
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

4
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Sossusvlei (Hidden Vlei, Dune 45 Sossusvlei, &more) and Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park, take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sesriem trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Sesriem takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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