41 days in Namibia Itinerary

41 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
2
Sesriem
— 4 nights
3
Fish River Region
— 3 nights
4
Luderitz
— 4 nights
5
Windhoek
— 7 nights
6
Etosha National Park
— 4 nights
7
Khorixas
— 3 nights
8
Otjiwarongo
— 4 nights
9
Swakopmund
— 6 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Big Daddy Dune and Gobabeb Desert Research Station. Take a break from Namib-Naukluft Park with a short trip to Dorob National Park in Gobabeb, about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park day trip website.

Brisbane, Australia to Namib-Naukluft Park is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Namib-Naukluft Park. In April in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gobabeb
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

4
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Step out of the city life by going to Namib-Naukluft National Park and Balloon Rides. Step out of Sesriem with an excursion to Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate in Maltahohe--about 1h 5 min away.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sesriem trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem in 3.5 hours. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fish River Region.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate ©
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate

3
nights
Fish River Region

Fish River Region ©
The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Step out of the city life by going to Fish River Canyon and /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Step out of Fish River Region with an excursion to Rosh Pinah Geo Centre in Rosh Pinah--about 1h 30 min away.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fish River Region trip app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Sesriem to Fish River Region in 13.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Fish River Region

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Rosh Pinah Geo Centre
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

4
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Get in touch with nature at Agate Beach and Wild Horses of the Namib. Change things up with a short trip to Garub Pan in Aus (about 1h 50 min away). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Luderitz online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fish River Region to Luderitz. In May, daytime highs in Luderitz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Windhoek on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Luderitz

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aus
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:
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Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan

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.
Popular historic sites such as Christuskirche and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral are in your itinerary. National Museum of Namibia and Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 16th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

Plan my trip to Windhoek with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, Hoanib River
Find places to stay May 14 — 21:
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

4
nights
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.
When in Etosha National Park, make a side trip to see Nakambale museum in Ondangwa, approximately Ondangwa away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Etosha National Park day trip planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Etosha National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. You will leave for Khorixas on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakambale museum
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
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Etosha ©
Etosha
Nakambale museum ©
Nakambale museum

3
nights
Khorixas

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Step out of the city life by going to Petrified Forest and Burnt Mountain. Get some cultural insight at Twyfelfontein and Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie. Get out of town with these interesting Khorixas side-trips: Damara Living Museum (in Damaraland) and Kamanjab (Burnt Mountain & Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes and take an in-depth tour of Experience Darama Culture Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Khorixas trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Khorixas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Khorixas

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamanjab, Damaraland
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Erongo Mountain Winery and Kristall Kellerei. Get in touch with nature at Cheetah Conservation Fund and Mundulea Nature Reserve. Step out of Otjiwarongo with an excursion to Okonjima Game Reserve in Waterberg Plateau Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and walk around Waterberg National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Khorixas to Otjiwarongo takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Otjiwarongo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Omaruru, Mundulea Nature Reserve, Okonjima Game Reserve
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery

6
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.
Visiting Safaris and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Walvis Bay Waterfront). Spend the 5th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park, stop by Karakulia Weavers, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Otjiwarongo to Swakopmund by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:
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Safaris
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Off-Road Tours

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