40 days in Namibia Itinerary

40 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Windhoek
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Etosha National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Khorixas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Luderitz
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Fish River Region
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 45 min
7
Keetmanshoop
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h 15 min
8
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Swakopmund
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

8
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, get your game on at Archer's Land, get a taste of life in the country at Okapuka Ranch, and tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip planning tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Windhoek. Traveling from Cape Town in June, you will find days in Windhoek are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

3
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.
Etosha National Park is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole and stroll through Etosha.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park driving holiday planner.

Fly from Windhoek to Etosha National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Khorixas.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

3
nights
Khorixas

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Change things up with these side-trips from Khorixas: Burnt Mountain (in Kamanjab) and Damaraland (Damara Living Museum & Twyfelfontein). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest, take an in-depth tour of Experience Darama Culture Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes.

Before you visit Khorixas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Khorixas. You'll set off for Otjiwarongo on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Khorixas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Damaraland, Burnt Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Otjiwarongo: Omaruru (Kristall Kellerei & Erongo Mountain Winery). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund and stroll around Waterberg National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo trip maker site.

Getting from Khorixas to Otjiwarongo by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Omaruru
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust
Africat ©
Africat

3
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Luderitz is known for historic sites, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luderitz driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Otjiwarongo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Luderitz, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. You will leave for Fish River Region on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point

2
nights
Fish River Region

Fish River Region ©
The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): walk around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fish River Region road trip site.

You can fly from Luderitz to Fish River Region in 4 hours. You will leave for Keetmanshoop on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Fish River Region

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the engineering at Naute Dam. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground and then walk around Garas Park Rest Camp.

Start your trip to Keetmanshoop by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Fish River Region to Keetmanshoop by train takes about 6 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks Fun & Games Nature
Highlights from your plan
Garas Park Rest Camp ©
Garas Park Rest Camp
Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground
Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground
Naute Dam ©
Naute Dam

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sesriem trip planner.

Getting from Keetmanshoop to Sesriem by car takes about 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Namib-Naukluft Park: Dorob National Park (in Gobabeb) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune, take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass, explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon, and take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kuiseb Pass, Dorob National Park, Tropic of Capricorn Sign
Highlights from your plan
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip planner.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape, Spitzkoppe
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

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