44 days in Namibia Itinerary

44 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Waterberg Plateau Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 4 nights
Drive to Eros, Fly to Luderitz
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Luderitz
— 4 nights
Fly
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Windhoek
— 8 nights
Fly
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Walvis Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive
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Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Opuwo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tsumkwe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rundu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fish River Region
— 2 nights
Fly
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Walvis Bay Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport

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Waterberg Plateau Park

Waterberg Plateau Park is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterberg Plateau Park day trip planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Waterberg Plateau Park is an approximately 192-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Waterberg Plateau Park. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Waterberg Plateau Park hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 63°F. You'll set off for Otjiwarongo on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hoba Meteorite as well as Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Erongo Mountain Winery and REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kristall Kellerei and Tikoloshe Afrika. Explore Otjiwarongo's surroundings by going to Dinosaur Tracks - National Monument NAMIBIA (in Kalkfeld), Helvi Mpingana Kondombolo Cultural Village (in Tsumeb) and Mundulea Nature Reserve (in Otavi). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Waterberg Plateau Park to Otjiwarongo takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Luderitz

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Visiting Wild Horses of the Namib and Agate Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Diaz Point and Garub Pan.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Luderitz trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Otjiwarongo, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Luderitz, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 54°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Hoanib River. Discover out-of-the-way places like NamibRand Nature Reserve and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, see the interesting displays at Owela Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Okapuka Ranch, and stroll through Avis Dam Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Luderitz to Windhoek in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Luderitz in October, with highs in Windhoek at 90°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
You've now added Dune 7 to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zeila Shipwreck. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Take a break from Walvis Bay with a short trip to German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swakopmund, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Snake Park, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, and admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Walvis Bay online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Windhoek to Walvis Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Windhoek in October: high temperatures in Walvis Bay hover around 71°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Sesriem

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate and Balloon Rides. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sesriem vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Sesriem takes 10.5 hours. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Damaraland

Your day by day itinerary now includes Spitzkoppe as well as Twyfelfontein. Take a break from the city and head to Brandberg Mountain and Messum Crater. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Cross and Damara Living Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Burnt Mountain in Khorixas (about 1h 30 min away).

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip maker.

You can drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Opuwo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Opuwo

Opuwo is the capital of the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia. The Ovahimba Living Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), explore the activities along Hoarusib River and then get engrossed in the history at The Ovahimba Living Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Opuwo trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Damaraland to Opuwo in 12 hours. You will leave for Tsumkwe on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Opuwo

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Tsumkwe

Ju/'Hoansi San Living Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Ju/'Hoansi San Living Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tsumkwe travel route builder website.

You can drive from Opuwo to Tsumkwe in 9.5 hours. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rundu.

Things to do in Tsumkwe

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Rundu

Rundu is the capital of the Kavango-East Region, northern Namibia, on the border with Angola on the banks of the Kavango River about 1000m above sea level. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mbunza Living Museum. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by FAWENA Kavango Basket Shop and then get a new perspective on nature at Mbunza Living Museum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rundu trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tsumkwe to Rundu takes 9 hours. In November in Rundu, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 70°F at night. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Fish River Region.

Things to do in Rundu

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Fish River Region

The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground as well as Fish River Canyon. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground, then stroll through /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Fish River Region trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Rundu to Fish River Region takes 10 hours. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Fish River Region

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sossusvlei as well as Namib Desert.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park journey planner.

You can fly from Fish River Region to Namib-Naukluft Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of train and car. In November, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You will leave for home on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature

Namibia travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.