41 days in Namibia Itinerary

41 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia tour planner

Make it your trip
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Sesriem
— 5 nights
Drive
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Damaraland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Walvis Bay
— 6 nights
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Etosha National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 5 nights
Drive to Eros, Fly to Fish River Region
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Fish River Region
— 5 nights
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Windhoek
— 8 nights
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Sesriem

— 5 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Get out of town with these interesting Sesriem side-trips: Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune, Hidden Vlei, &more) and Namib-Naukluft Park (Sossusvlei & Kuiseb River). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park. The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon.

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

Durban, South Africa to Sesriem is an approximately 22-hour car ride. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durban to Sesriem due to the time zone difference. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:

Damaraland

— 6 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Damaraland: Burnt Mountain (in Khorixas) and Messum Crater (in Uis).

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Traveling by car from Sesriem to Damaraland takes 7.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Walvis Bay on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:

Walvis Bay

— 6 nights
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Long Beach Leisure Park has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Walvis Bay side-trips: Swakopmund (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Food Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, and explore the striking landscape at Moon Landscape.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Walvis Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Walvis Bay takes 6.5 hours. In September in Walvis Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

Etosha National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Step out of Etosha National Park to go to Ondangwa and see Nakambale museum, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's more to do: make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole and stroll through Etosha.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Etosha National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from Walvis Bay to Etosha National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:

Otjiwarongo

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Namibia (SWA) Gemstones (in Outjo), Okonjima Game Reserve (in Waterberg Plateau Park) and Omaruru (Tikoloshe Afrika & Erongo Mountain Winery). The adventure continues: stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund, stroll around Waterberg National Park, don't miss a visit to Tsumeb Art and Craft Center, and learn about all things military at Tsumeb Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. In September, daytime highs in Otjiwarongo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fish River Region.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

Fish River Region

— 5 nights
The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Change things up with a short trip to Rosh Pinah Geo Centre in Rosh Pinah (about 1h 30 min away). There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon and walk around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fish River Region trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Otjiwarongo to Fish River Region by combination of car and flight takes about 8.5 hours. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to Windhoek.

Things to do in Fish River Region

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Windhoek

— 8 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.
Explore Windhoek's surroundings by going to Deadvlei (in Sossusvlei) and Hoanib River (in Kaokoland). Spend the 26th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fish River Region to Windhoek takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 30:

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.