31 days in Namibia Itinerary

31 days in Namibia Itinerary

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31 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Swakopmund
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Luderitz
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Windhoek
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cheetah Conservation Fund and REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Venture out of the city with trips to Okonjima Game Reserve (in Waterberg Plateau Park) and Tikoloshe Afrika (in Omaruru).

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planning app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Otjiwarongo is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Otjiwarongo is 2 hours. While traveling from Lisbon, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Otjiwarongo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tikoloshe Afrika, Okonjima Game Reserve
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. On your second day here, hike along Spitzkoppe.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Damaraland trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Damaraland in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

8
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 in touch with nature at Safaris and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai) and Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Dune 7, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip website .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Zeila Shipwreck
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Off-Road Tours

4
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.
Visiting Sesriem Canyon and Kuiseb Pass will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Namib-Naukluft Park: Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park). There's more to do: cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 1.5 hours. In February in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Sesriem

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 13th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sesriem trip planner .

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 14th (Fri), stroll around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ais-Ais driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sesriem to Ais-Ais in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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

3
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Step out of the city life by going to Wild Horses of the Namib and Agate Beach. Get some historical perspective at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and Diaz Point. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Luderitz online travel planner .

Drive from Ais-Ais to Luderitz in 5.5 hours. February in Luderitz sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Wild Horses of the Namib
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

7
nights
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.
Visit Christuskirche and Katutura Township for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luderitz in February, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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