21 days in Namibia Itinerary

21 days in Namibia Itinerary

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21 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Ais-Ais
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  25​h
End: Nottingham

3
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: Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park journey app .

Nottingham, UK to Namib-Naukluft Park is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nottingham to Namib-Naukluft Park is 2 hours. Traveling from Nottingham in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Namib-Naukluft Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
Highlights from your plan
Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Off-Road Tours, & more). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. In July in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Spitzkoppe.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Damaraland road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in July, you will find days in Damaraland are warmer (41°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

2
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.
On the 16th (Thu), stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. On your second day here, stroll through Africat and then stroll around Waterberg National Park.

Plan a trip to Otjiwarongo easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Damaraland in July, with highs in Otjiwarongo at 30°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park vacation maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

1
day
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 19th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ais-Ais trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Ais-Ais. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

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

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Agate Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

Plan trip to Luderitz with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Ais-Ais to Luderitz by car takes about 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Luderitz can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point

3
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 historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, browse the different shops at The Grove Mall of Namibia, and stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Windhoek sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve ©
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve

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