43 days in Namibia Itinerary

43 days in Namibia Itinerary

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43 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Windhoek
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Khorixas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Damaraland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Swakopmund
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Ais-Ais
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Keetmanshoop
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Luderitz
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

7
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, wander the wide-open spaces of Okapuka Ranch, and play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Windhoek driving holiday planner.

Perth, Australia to Windhoek is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Windhoek. When traveling from Perth in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 3 — 10:
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

2
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.
On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

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Getting from Windhoek to Etosha National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Otjiwarongo side-trips: Omaruru (Kristall Kellerei & Erongo Mountain Winery). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund and stroll around Waterberg National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Khorixas.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Omaruru
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery

3
nights
Khorixas

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Khorixas is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest, see the interesting displays at Experience Darama Culture Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Ugab River, and take in the dramatic natural features at Burnt Mountain.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Khorixas vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Khorixas takes 3 hours. On the 18th (Mon), you're off toDamaraland.

Things to do in Khorixas

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Petrified Forest ©
Petrified Forest
Ugab River ©
Ugab River
Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes

3
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Damaraland is known for trails, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein, see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum, and stroll through Spitzkoppe.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Damaraland day trip site .

Drive from Khorixas to Damaraland in 3 hours. In May in Damaraland, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, and kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park.

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Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in May, expect nights in Swakopmund to be a bit cooler, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
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Off-Road Tours
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon, cruise along Kuiseb Pass, and make a trip to Spreetshoogte Pass.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass, Tropic of Capricorn Sign
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
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Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass

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. Change things up with a short trip to Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate in Maltahohe (about 1h 05 min away). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sesriem road trip website .

Drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate ©
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Ais-Ais is known for nature and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon, walk around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ais-Ais itinerary planner.

Drive from Sesriem to Ais-Ais in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Keetmanshoop.

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
Keetmanshoop

Keetmanshoop ©
Keetmanshoop is a city in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. Keetmanshoop is known for parks and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garas Park Rest Camp, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, admire the engineering at Naute Dam, and let little ones run wild at Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Keetmanshoop trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Ais-Ais to Keetmanshoop takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Garas Park Rest Camp ©
Garas Park Rest Camp
Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery ©

4
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luderitz: Aus (Wild Horses of the Namib & Garub Pan). There's still lots to do: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Luderitz day trip planner .

You can drive from Keetmanshoop to Luderitz in 5 hours. Traveling from Keetmanshoop in June, expect nights in Luderitz to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Aus
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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