44 days in Namibia Itinerary

44 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Khorixas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Etosha National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Windhoek
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Luderitz
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Ais-Ais
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Swakopmund
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Manchester

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 in touch with nature at Cheetah Conservation Fund and REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Explore Otjiwarongo's surroundings by going to Mundulea Nature Reserve (in Otavi) and Omaruru (Kristall Kellerei & Erongo Mountain Winery).

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Otjiwarongo trip planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Otjiwarongo is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Otjiwarongo is 1 hour. While traveling from Manchester, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Otjiwarongo, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Khorixas.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Omaruru, Mundulea Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust
Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery

4
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 Ugab River. Change things up with these side-trips from Khorixas: Damaraland (Damara Living Museum, Twyfelfontein, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes and examine the collection at Experience Darama Culture Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Khorixas trip planner.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Khorixas in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Khorixas

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Damaraland
Highlights from your plan
Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain
Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Burnt Mountain ©
Burnt Mountain

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.
Step out of Etosha National Park to go to Ondangwa and see Nakambale museum, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's more to do: stroll through Etosha and don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

Plan a Etosha National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khorixas to Etosha National Park. You will leave for Windhoek on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakambale museum
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha
Nakambale museum ©
Nakambale museum

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis and NamibRand Nature Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Gross Barmen Hot Springs in Gross Barmen (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, and try your luck at Avani Windhoek Hotel Casino.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Gross Barmen Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve ©
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve

4
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Take a break from the city and head to Agate Beach and Garub Pan. Step out of Luderitz with an excursion to Wild Horses of the Namib in Aus--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, steep yourself in history at The Goerke House, and visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Luderitz road trip planning tool.

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 May, plan for a bit cooler days in Luderitz, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aus
Highlights from your plan
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach
Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town

4
nights
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Get in touch with nature at Fish River Canyon and /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 5.5 hours. You will leave for Sesriem on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

/Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
Highlights from your plan
Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

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. Visiting Namib-Naukluft National Park and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Step out of Sesriem with an excursion to Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate in Maltahohe--about 1h 05 min away.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sesriem holiday maker site.

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Sesriem in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate
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 in touch with nature at Sesriem Canyon and Kuiseb Pass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire). The adventure continues: cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass and take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Tropic of Capricorn Sign, Kuiseb Pass
Highlights from your plan
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Walvis Bay Waterfront). Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach Leisure Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip planner.

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Kayaking & Canoeing

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