40 days in Namibia Itinerary

40 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia travel route maker

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Windhoek
— 8 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Khorixas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive to Eros, Fly to Luderitz
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Luderitz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fish River Region
— 2 nights
Train
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Keetmanshoop
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 9 nights
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Windhoek

— 8 nights
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, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, get your game on at Archer's Land, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip planning tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 6-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 · Outdoors

Etosha National Park

— 3 nights
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 find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Windhoek to Etosha National Park with the Route module. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Khorixas.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife

Khorixas

— 3 nights
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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otjiwarongo

— 3 nights
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.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, 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

Luderitz

— 3 nights
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, visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Luderitz trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Otjiwarongo in July, plan for little chillier days in Luderitz, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Fish River Region.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Fish River Region

— 2 nights
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 photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fish River Region road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Luderitz to Fish River Region. You will leave for Keetmanshoop on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Fish River Region

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Keetmanshoop

— 2 nights
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. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garas Park Camp.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Keetmanshoop trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Fish River Region to Keetmanshoop takes 6.5 hours. July in Keetmanshoop sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Sesriem

— 1 night
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.

For where to stay, 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 · Outdoors · Tours

Namib-Naukluft Park

— 4 nights
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: Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Dorob National Park (in Gobabeb). 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 traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, 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 travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Swakopmund

— 9 nights
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). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Swakopmund trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.