23 days in Namibia Itinerary

23 days in Namibia Itinerary

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23 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Ais-Ais
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  25​h
End: Nottingham

3
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Namib-Naukluft Park side-trips: Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). The adventure continues: make a trip to Spreetshoogte Pass and take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park online trip maker .

Nottingham, UK to Namib-Naukluft Park is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Nottingham to Namib-Naukluft Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nottingham in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Namib-Naukluft Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass, Tropic of Capricorn Sign
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Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

5
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 out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund road trip app .

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. July in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Spitzkoppe.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip planner .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in July, expect nights in Damaraland to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are warmer, around 41°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

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 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Africat and then stroll around Waterberg National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo trip planner.

Getting from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo by car takes about 4 hours. In July, Otjiwarongo is little chillier than Damaraland - with highs of 30°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) 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 ©
Waterberg National Park ©
Waterberg National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park sightseeing app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ais-Ais.
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2
nights
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 20th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon. On your second day here, stroll through /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Ais-Ais trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Ais-Ais. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Luderitz holiday planner .

Getting from Ais-Ais to Luderitz by car takes about 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Luderitz can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

3
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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, look for gifts at The Diamond Works, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Windhoek trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

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