44 days in Namibia Itinerary

44 days in Namibia Itinerary

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44 days in Namibia Itinerary

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Otjiwarongo: Omaruru (Kristall Kellerei & Erongo Mountain Winery) and Mundulea Nature Reserve (in Otavi).

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Otjiwarongo is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Otjiwarongo due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in April: highs in Otjiwarongo hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Khorixas.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Omaruru, Mundulea Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
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. Get outdoors at Petrified Forest and Brandberg Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Damaraland (Damara Living Museum & Twyfelfontein). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Ugab River, take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, and see the interesting displays at Experience Darama Culture Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Khorixas trip simple and quick.

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

Things to do in Khorixas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Damaraland
Highlights from your plan
Petrified Forest ©
Petrified Forest
Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nakambale museum in Ondangwa (about 1h 50 min away). The adventure continues: stroll through Etosha and make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park trip planner .

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

Parks Wildlife 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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and NamibRand Nature Reserve. Step out of Windhoek to go to Gross Barmen and see Gross Barmen Hot Springs, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, browse the different shops at The Grove Mall of Namibia, try to win big at Avani Windhoek Hotel Casino, and admire the striking features of Christuskirche.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip site .

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. 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.
Get outdoors at Wild Horses of the Namib and Garub Pan. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and examine the collection at Luderitz Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Luderitz vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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) to allow time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aus
Highlights from your plan
Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach

4
nights
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Escape the urban bustle at Fish River Canyon and Fish River Canyon Nationalpark.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ais-Ais trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 5.5 hours. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

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

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. Get outdoors at Namib-Naukluft National Park and Balloon Rides. Change things up with a short trip to Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate in Maltahohe (about 1h 05 min away).

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sesriem sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Sesriem in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You will leave for Namib-Naukluft Park on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature 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.
Visiting Sesriem Canyon and Dorob National Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb Desert Research Station (in Gobabeb) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Spreetshoogte Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes, and cruise along Kuiseb Pass.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner .

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

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Spitzkoppe. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Long Beach Leisure Park, push the limits with an extreme tour, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can 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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