35 days in Namibia Itinerary

35 days in Namibia Itinerary

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35 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h
1
Swakopmund
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Damaraland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Etosha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Hentiesbaai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Gobabeb
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
8
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Luderitz
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Windhoek
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

7
nights
Swakopmund

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Welwitschia Plains. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Off-Road Tours). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip maker website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Swakopmund is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in June, with highs in Swakopmund at 26°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Damaraland is known for trails, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Twyfelfontein, see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Spitzkoppe.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Damaraland trip site.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. While traveling from Swakopmund, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Damaraland, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat and then walk around Waterberg National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. While traveling from Damaraland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Otjiwarongo, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

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

3
nights
Etosha National Park

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: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and stroll through Etosha.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

2
nights
Hentiesbaai

Hentiesbaai
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Zeila Shipwreck and then stroll through Cape Cross.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hentiesbaai online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Hentiesbaai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. You'll set off for Gobabeb on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Cross
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Cape Cross
Cape Cross
Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck

2
nights
Gobabeb

Gobabeb ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Gobabeb Desert Research Station and then explore the striking landscape of Dorob National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Gobabeb online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hentiesbaai to Gobabeb in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gobabeb are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Sesriem.

Things to do in Gobabeb

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park

3
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Take a break from the city and head to Sossusvlei and Big Daddy Dune. Explore Sesriem's surroundings by going to Sossusvlei (Dune 45 Sossusvlei & Namib Desert). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park and explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon.

Planning Sesriem trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gobabeb to Sesriem in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib Desert ©
Namib Desert

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 28th (Sun), stroll around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ais-Ais tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sesriem to Ais-Ais in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

/Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

3
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Get some historical perspective at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and Felsenkirche. There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point and enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Luderitz trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Ais-Ais to Luderitz takes 5.5 hours. June in Luderitz sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Deadvlei and Safaris. Visit Christuskirche and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Windhoek to Gross Barmen to see Gross Barmen Hot Springs about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Katutura Township, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Windhoek trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gross Barmen Hot Springs, Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

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