42 days in Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

42 days in Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Fish River Region, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 10 nights
Drive
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 7 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 9 nights
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Fish River Region, Namibia — 2 nights

The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Fish River Region trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Fish River Region is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Fish River Region. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel 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. On the 4th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sesriem visit planning app.

Explore your travel options from Fish River Region to Sesriem with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park). It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and cruise along Kuiseb Pass.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:

Swakopmund, Namibia — 10 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 (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Off-Road Tours, &more) and Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai). Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, walk around Long Beach Leisure Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, and snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. In September in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Damaraland.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 20:

Damaraland, Namibia — 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 stroll through Spitzkoppe.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Damaraland online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Etosha National Park, Namibia — 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 24th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park attractions planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Damaraland to Etosha National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Otjiwarongo.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Otjiwarongo, Namibia — 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 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Africat.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Otjiwarongo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. September in Otjiwarongo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Windhoek.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Windhoek, Namibia — 7 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 29th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Windhoek sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek in 3 hours. When traveling from Otjiwarongo in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Victoria Falls.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 3:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 9 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Zambezi River in Msuna (about 2h 15 min away). Spend the 8th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To plan Victoria Falls vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Windhoek to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Victoria Falls is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Victoria Falls when traveling from Windhoek in October, with lows around 23°C. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Wed).
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 12:

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.