30 days in Namibia Itinerary

30 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia itinerary planner

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Windhoek
— 6 nights
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Luderitz
— 2 nights
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Ais-Ais
— 2 nights
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Sesriem
— 2 nights
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Gobabeb
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund
— 7 nights
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Damaraland
— 2 nights
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
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Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
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Windhoek

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Deadvlei and NamibRand Nature Reserve. When in Windhoek, make a side trip to see Gross Barmen Hot Springs in Gross Barmen, approximately Gross Barmen away. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Namibia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, and tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Windhoek trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, things will get a bit warmer in Windhoek: highs are around 85°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

Luderitz

— 2 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Agate Beach and then steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Goerke House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point, and finally explore the galleries of Luderitz Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luderitz tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Windhoek in September, with highs in Luderitz at 70°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Ais-Ais

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon. Keep things going the next day: stroll through /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ais-Ais road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Ais-Ais takes 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
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Sesriem

— 2 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Take a break from the city and head to Sossusvlei and Namib-Naukluft National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Sesriem: Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei). There's more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sesriem road trip planner.

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Sesriem in 15 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gobabeb.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Gobabeb

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the fascinating landscape at Gobabeb Desert Research Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dorob National Park.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Gobabeb trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sesriem to Gobabeb in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Gobabeb

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Swakopmund

— 7 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, explore the striking landscape at Moon Landscape, take in the spiritual surroundings of German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Gobabeb to Swakopmund takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 23:

Damaraland

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Damara Living Museum and then make a trip to Twyfelfontein. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Otjiwarongo

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Africat and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo in 8 hours. In September in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Etosha National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll through Etosha.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Etosha National Park online route planner.

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Walvis Bay

— 2 nights
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): walk around Long Beach Leisure Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and then take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Walvis Bay trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Walvis Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September in Walvis Bay, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

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.