30 days in Namibia Itinerary

30 days in Namibia Itinerary

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30 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Damaraland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Waterberg Plateau Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h
5
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
6
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2 h
8
Windhoek
— 7 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Launceston

5
nights
Swakopmund

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Long Beach Leisure Park and Dune 7. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moon Landscape and Snake Park. And it doesn't end there: gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, relax in the rural setting at Swakopmund Camel Farm, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund online trip builder .

Launceston, Australia to Swakopmund is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Launceston to Swakopmund. While traveling from Launceston, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape
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Dune 7 ©
Dune 7
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Moon Landscape ©
Moon Landscape

3
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
You've now added Twyfelfontein to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Brandberg Mountain and Spitzkoppe. Step out of Damaraland with an excursion to Messum Crater in Uis--about 58 minutes away.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Damaraland online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. When traveling from Swakopmund in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Damaraland: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Messum Crater
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain
Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater

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.
Explore hidden gems such as REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and Erongo Mountain Winery. When in Otjiwarongo, make a side trip to see Tikoloshe Afrika in Omaruru, approximately Omaruru away. There's more to do: stroll through Africat and walk around Waterberg National Park.

To see maps, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Otjiwarongo travel route app .

You can drive from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Damaraland in July, with highs in Otjiwarongo at 30°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Omaruru
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REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
Africat ©
Africat
Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery

2
nights
Waterberg Plateau Park

Waterberg Plateau Park ©
On the 14th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Waterburg Plateau Park. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Okonjima Game Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Waterberg Plateau Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Waterberg Plateau Park in 2.5 hours. In July in Waterberg Plateau Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Waterburg Plateau Park
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
Waterburg Plateau Park ©
Waterburg Plateau Park

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): stroll around Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ais-Ais trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Waterberg Plateau Park to Ais-Ais with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

/Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

1
night
Sesriem

Sesriem
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 18th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

Before you visit Sesriem, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Ais-Ais to Sesriem by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kuiseb Pass and Dorob National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Spreetshoogte Pass and Kuiseb River.

Discover how to plan a Namib-Naukluft Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3.5 hours. July in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kuiseb Pass, Dorob National Park
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Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Okapuka Ranch. Visiting Gross Barmen Hot Springs and NamibRand Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: stroll through Avis Dam Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Heroes Acre, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and admire the natural beauty at National Botanic Garden of Namibia.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Windhoek route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gross Barmen Hot Springs
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 29:
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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Avis Dam Nature Reserve ©
Avis Dam Nature Reserve

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