60 days in Namibia Itinerary

60 days in Namibia Itinerary

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60 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Damaraland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Khorixas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kamanjab
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Otjiwarongo
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Windhoek
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Luderitz
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Keetmanshoop
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Ais-Ais
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Swakopmund
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

5
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Step out of Damaraland with an excursion to Messum Crater in Uis--about 58 minutes away.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Damaraland online holiday planner .

Washington DC, USA to Damaraland is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington DC to Damaraland, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Khorixas.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Messum Crater
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Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

4
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: delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest, take an in-depth tour of Experience Darama Culture Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Ugab River, and explore the striking landscape at Organ Pipes.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Khorixas online trip planner .

Drive from Damaraland to Khorixas in 3 hours. On the 11th (Sat), you're off toKamanjab.

Things to do in Khorixas

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

4
nights
Kamanjab

Kamanjab ©
Kamanjab is a village of 6,012 people in the Kunene region in Namibia. Kamanjab is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Burnt Mountain, make a trip to Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village, and stroll through Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kamanjab online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Khorixas to Kamanjab by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 15th (Wed), you're off toEtosha National Park.

Things to do in Kamanjab

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Burnt Mountain ©
Burnt Mountain
Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village ©

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nakambale museum in Ondangwa (about 1h 50 min away). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Kamanjab to Etosha National Park with the Route module. You'll set off for Otjiwarongo on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakambale museum
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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Etosha ©
Etosha
Nakambale museum ©
Nakambale museum

5
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 (Tikoloshe Afrika & Erongo Mountain Winery), Tsumeb (Tsumeb Art and Craft Center & Tsumeb Museum) and Namibia (SWA) Gemstones (in Outjo). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and stroll around Waterberg National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo online route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. In January, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Windhoek.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Omaruru, Tsumeb, Namibia (SWA) Gemstones
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©

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.
Windhoek is known for museums, parks, wildlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, wander the wide-open spaces of Okapuka Ranch, stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Windhoek are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

5
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luderitz: Aus (Wild Horses of the Namib & Garub Pan). And it doesn't end there: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Luderitz online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Windhoek in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Luderitz, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. You'll set off for Keetmanshoop on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Luderitz

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aus
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point

4
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: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, contemplate the geological forces at Brukkaros, have fun at Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground, and walk around Garas Park Rest Camp.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Keetmanshoop trip planner.

You can drive from Luderitz to Keetmanshoop in 5 hours. In February, Keetmanshoop is a bit warmer than Luderitz - with highs of 96°F and lows of 68°F. You will leave for Ais-Ais on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Brukkaros
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
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Garas Park Rest Camp ©
Garas Park Rest Camp
Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery ©

4
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 Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, and tour the pleasant surroundings at /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ais-Ais trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Keetmanshoop to Ais-Ais in 3 hours. You will leave for Sesriem on the 13th (Thu).

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
Sesriem

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. When in Sesriem, make a side trip to see Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate in Maltahohe, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring the stark beauty of Namib-Naukluft National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sesriem trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Sesriem in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate ©
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Namib-Naukluft Park side-trips: Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon, take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass, admire all the interesting features of Spreetshoogte Pass, and take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park route maker tool .

You can drive from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park in 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass, Tropic of Capricorn Sign
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

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.
Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 28:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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