24 days in Namibia Itinerary

24 days in Namibia Itinerary

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24 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Ais-Ais
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Windhoek
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Khorixas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Explore Sesriem's surroundings by going to Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei) and Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park). Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring the stark beauty of Namib-Naukluft National Park. There's more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sesriem day trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Sesriem is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

1
day
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ais-Ais trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Sesriem to Ais-Ais in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature Parks
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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 1st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then examine the collection at Luderitz Museum. On your second day here, explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach, see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luderitz holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Ais-Ais to Luderitz takes 5.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Luderitz are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

4
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.
Spend the 4th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: get outside with Deadvlei, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, and play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek trip builder website .

Getting from Luderitz to Windhoek by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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 7th (Tue): stroll through Etosha Pan and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Windhoek to Etosha National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

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 8th (Wed): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Africat and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Khorixas.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat

2
nights
Khorixas

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, take in the dramatic natural features at Burnt Mountain, and then take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Experience Darama Culture Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ugab River.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Khorixas visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Khorixas takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Khorixas

Nature Parks Museums
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Petrified Forest ©
Petrified Forest
Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Burnt Mountain ©
Burnt Mountain

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Damara Living Museum and then appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland route planner .

Getting from Khorixas to Damaraland by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Damaraland, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Museums
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

4
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.
Swakopmund is known for adventure, wildlife, museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Marine Aquarium of Namibia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip planner.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Swakopmund, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Moon Landscape
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Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 18th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7 and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Walvis Bay travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. In April, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Walvis Bay Waterfront ©
Walvis Bay Waterfront
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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