31 days in Namibia Itinerary

31 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia trip maker

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Swakopmund
— 7 nights
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
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Khorixas
— 2 nights
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Damaraland
— 2 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
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Sesriem
— 2 nights
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Fish River Region
— 1 night
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Luderitz
— 2 nights
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Windhoek
— 7 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more) and Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai). Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by Die Muschel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund road trip planner.

London, UK to Swakopmund is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Swakopmund due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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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 9th (Mon): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife
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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 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat and then walk around Waterberg National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Otjiwarongo driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Khorixas.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
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Khorixas

— 2 nights
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Burnt Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, and then take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Experience Darama Culture Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Khorixas itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Khorixas takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Khorixas

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Damaraland

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spitzkoppe.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Khorixas to Damaraland takes 5.5 hours. May in Damaraland sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Namib-Naukluft Park side-trips: Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb Desert Research Station (in Gobabeb). There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune, cruise along Kuiseb Pass, explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon, and explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip builder tool.

Drive from Damaraland to Namib-Naukluft Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Damaraland in May: highs in Namib-Naukluft Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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. On the 20th (Fri), explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park. On the next day, get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sesriem road trip planning site.

Drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fish River Region.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Fish River Region

— 1 night
The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): walk around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fish River Region trip app.

Explore your travel options from Sesriem to Fish River Region with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Fish River Region

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Luderitz

— 2 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Agate Beach, see majestic marine mammals with Penguin Catamaran Tours, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point.

You can plan Luderitz trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fish River Region to Luderitz. In May, daytime highs in Luderitz are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll set off for Windhoek on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Luderitz

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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Windhoek

— 7 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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, explore the galleries of National Museum of Namibia, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luderitz in May: highs in Windhoek hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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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.