30 days in Namibia Itinerary

30 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia tour itinerary planner

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Windhoek
— 6 nights
Fly
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Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ais-Ais
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobabeb
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 7 nights
Drive
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Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive
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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.
Get outdoors at Deadvlei and Safaris. Step out of Windhoek with an excursion to Gross Barmen Hot Springs in Gross Barmen--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, buy something for everyone on your list at Maerua Mall, get your game on at Archer's Land, and play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 16:

Luderitz

— 2 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at Agate Beach and then contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Goerke House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, then get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, and finally browse the exhibits of Luderitz Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Luderitz trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Windhoek in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Luderitz: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Ais-Ais

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon. On the next day, stroll around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ais-Ais online road trip planner.

You can drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

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 Balloon Rides. Explore Sesriem's surroundings by going to Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sesriem road trip tool.

Drive from Ais-Ais to Sesriem in 15 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Gobabeb.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Gobabeb

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire nature's extreme beauty at Gobabeb Desert Research Station. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Dorob National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gobabeb planning website.

You can drive from Sesriem to Gobabeb in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Gobabeb are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Gobabeb

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, meet the residents at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund online travel route planner.

Getting from Gobabeb to Swakopmund by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 1:

Damaraland

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Wed), browse the exhibits of Damara Living Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Damaraland driving holiday site.

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Africat and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

Plan my day in Otjiwarongo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo takes 8 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Etosha.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach Leisure Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and then take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Walvis Bay trip builder.

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Walvis Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. February in Walvis Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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.