33 days in Namibia Itinerary

33 days in Namibia Itinerary

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33 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Pretoria
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Epupa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
2
Windhoek
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
Aus
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Omaruru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Swakopmund
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Pretoria

2
nights
Epupa

Epupa ©
Epupa is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Epupa Falls.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Epupa route website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Epupa is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Epupa

Nature Parks
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Epupa Falls ©
Epupa Falls

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and Gross Barmen Hot Springs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Avis Dam Nature Reserve and Okapuka Ranch. Spend the 17th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, walk around Zoo Park, and admire the striking features of Christuskirche.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Epupa to Windhoek takes 16.5 hours. May in Windhoek sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gross Barmen Hot Springs, Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Find places to stay May 15 — 21:
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Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kuiseb Pass and Spreetshoogte Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Kuiseb River and Dorob National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park online route planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dorob National Park, Kuiseb Pass
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Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River

3
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Get outdoors at Namib-Naukluft National Park and Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate and Balloon Rides.

You can plan Sesriem trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aus.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate, Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate ©
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate
Balloon Rides

1
night
Aus

Aus ©
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. On the 28th (Thu), stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Garub Pan.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Aus trip planner .

Getting from Sesriem to Aus by car takes about 11.5 hours. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Aus

Parks Wildlife
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Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan

1
night
Waterberg Plateau Park

Waterberg Plateau Park ©
On the 30th (Sat), stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve. On the next day, stroll through Mundulea Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Waterberg Plateau Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Aus to Waterberg Plateau Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mundulea Nature Reserve
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and Waterberg National Park. Get in touch with nature at Africat and Cheetah Conservation Fund. Go for a jaunt from Otjiwarongo to Outjo to see Namibia (SWA) Gemstones about 1h 15 min away.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Waterberg Plateau Park to Otjiwarongo takes 2.5 hours. In May in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Omaruru.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Namibia (SWA) Gemstones
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Africat ©
Africat
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund

2
nights
Omaruru

Omaruru ©
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the galleries of Tikoloshe Afrika, do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Kristall Kellerei.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaruru vacation website .

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Omaruru in 1.5 hours. On the 5th (Fri), you're off toSwakopmund.

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery
Kristall Kellerei ©
Kristall Kellerei
Tikoloshe Afrika ©
Tikoloshe Afrika

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Long Beach Leisure Park. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Walvis Bay). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Moon Landscape, stroll through Snake Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund visit planning site .

You can drive from Omaruru to Swakopmund in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape, Zeila Shipwreck
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 12:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Safaris

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