35 days in Namibia Itinerary

35 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia trip planner
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Windhoek
— 6 nights
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Luderitz
— 2 nights
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Fish River Region
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
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Damaraland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Khorixas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
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Omaruru
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund
— 8 nights
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Windhoek — 6 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.
Spend the 26th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek day trip planner.

London, UK to Windhoek is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from London to Windhoek, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Windhoek at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Luderitz.
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Luderitz — 2 nights

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Penguin Catamaran Tours, then visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Agate Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luderitz vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in December: high temperatures in Luderitz hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fish River Region.
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Fish River Region — 2 nights

The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get great views at Fish-River-Canyon Lookout and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at Ai-Ais Hotsprings Spa.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fish River Region travel route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Luderitz to Fish River Region. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sesriem.
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Sesriem — 2 nights

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Sesriem Canyon and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sesriem online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fish River Region to Sesriem. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park — 4 nights

One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Spreetshoogte Pass and don't miss a visit to Kuiseb Pass.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park day trip site.

You can drive from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Damaraland.
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Damaraland — 3 nights

Damaraland is known for sightseeing, trails, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spitzkoppe.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Damaraland road trip tool.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Damaraland in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Khorixas.
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Khorixas — 2 nights

Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at Experience Darama Culture Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes.

Before you visit Khorixas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Damaraland to Khorixas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.
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Etosha National Park — 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khorixas to Etosha National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.
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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 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. On your second day here, stop by Namibia (SWA) Gemstones.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Otjiwarongo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. January in Otjiwarongo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Omaruru.
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Omaruru — 2 nights

Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): do a tasting at Kristall Kellerei and then soothe aching muscles at Bambu Wellness Boutique. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Tikoloshe Afrika and then do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Omaruru trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Omaruru takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund — 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, walk around Long Beach Leisure Park, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Omaruru to Swakopmund takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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