30 days in Namibia Itinerary

30 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia trip planner

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Windhoek
— 5 nights
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Luderitz
— 2 nights
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Aus
— 1 night
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Rosh Pinah
— 2 nights
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Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 night
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
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Omaruru
— 2 nights
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Damaraland
— 3 nights
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Hentiesbaai
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund
— 6 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and NamibRand Nature Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rhenish Mission Church and Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Windhoek: Deadvlei (in Sossusvlei) and Hoanib River (in Kaokoland). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, don't miss a visit to Heroes Acre, admire the natural beauty at Parliament Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Owela Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Windhoek trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: highs in Windhoek hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 26:

Luderitz

— 2 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then examine the collection at Luderitz Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach, see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luderitz trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Windhoek in May, expect nights in Luderitz to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aus.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Aus

— 1 night
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. On the 29th (Wed), stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Aus trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Luderitz to Aus in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rosh Pinah.

Things to do in Aus

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Rosh Pinah

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Rosh Pinah Geo Centre.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rosh Pinah trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Aus to Rosh Pinah in 1.5 hours. On the 31st (Fri), you're off to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Rosh Pinah

Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Waterberg Plateau Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mundulea Nature Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Waterberg Plateau Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Rosh Pinah to Waterberg Plateau Park in 11 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your trip

Otjiwarongo

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Otjiwarongo fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Waterberg Plateau Park to Otjiwarongo takes 1.5 hours. In June in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Omaruru.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Omaruru

— 2 nights
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Kristall Kellerei, then view the masterpieces at Tikoloshe Afrika, and then do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Omaruru trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Omaruru takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Damaraland on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Damaraland

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Twyfelfontein and Damara Living Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Brandberg Mountain and Messum Crater.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Damaraland journey planner.

Drive from Omaruru to Damaraland in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Damaraland can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Hentiesbaai

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Zeila Shipwreck. On your second day here, stroll through Cape Cross.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hentiesbaai attractions website.

You can drive from Damaraland to Hentiesbaai in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Swakopmund

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Woermannhaus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Swakopmund Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, and snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund tour planner.

You can drive from Hentiesbaai to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. June in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:

Namibia travel guide

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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.