24 days in Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

24 days in Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
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Ais-Ais, Namibia
— 1 night
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 day
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 day
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Luderitz, Namibia — 1 night

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 4th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of 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 find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luderitz trip itinerary website.

Newark, USA to Luderitz is an approximately 32-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 go by car to Ais-Ais.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Ais-Ais, Namibia — 1 night

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

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Ais-Ais takes 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Sesriem.
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Sesriem, Namibia — 2 nights

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 find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sesriem trip planner.

Getting from Ais-Ais to Sesriem by car takes about 15 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Damaraland.
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Damaraland, Namibia — 1 day

On the 10th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Damara Living Museum and then steep yourself in history at Twyfelfontein.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Damaraland itinerary planner.

Drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 15.5 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.
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, get interesting insight from Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in May, you will find days in Swakopmund are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are little chillier (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Etosha National Park, Namibia — 1 day

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 ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.
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Windhoek, Namibia — 4 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 Hoanib River (in Kaokoland) and Deadvlei (in Sossusvlei). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, take in the local highlights with Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, and stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Windhoek. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Victoria Falls.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 5 nights

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.
Spend the 21st (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls sightseeing planner.

Fly from Windhoek to Victoria Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Victoria Falls is 1 hour. In May in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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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.