50 days in Namibia Itinerary

50 days in Namibia Itinerary

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50 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  25​h
1
Windhoek
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Keetmanshoop
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ais-Ais
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Swakopmund
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Damaraland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Khorixas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Kamanjab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Etosha National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Otjiwarongo
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Amritsar

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.
Windhoek is known for museums, parks, wildlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, steep yourself in history at Katutura Township, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip planner .

Amritsar, India to Windhoek is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Amritsar to Windhoek, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Windhoek is little chillier than Amritsar - with highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

4
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Luderitz side-trips: Aus (Wild Horses of the Namib & Garub Pan). The adventure continues: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, and explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luderitz trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, Luderitz is a bit cooler than Windhoek - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Luderitz

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aus
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Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point

3
nights
Keetmanshoop

Keetmanshoop ©
Keetmanshoop is a city in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. Keetmanshoop is known for parks and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garas Park Rest Camp, delve into the lush surroundings at Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and admire the engineering at Naute Dam.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Keetmanshoop sightseeing site .

Getting from Luderitz to Keetmanshoop by car takes about 5 hours. While traveling from Luderitz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Keetmanshoop, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 14°C. You'll set off for Ais-Ais on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Garas Park Rest Camp ©
Garas Park Rest Camp
Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery ©

3
nights
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Ais-Ais is known for nature and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon, walk around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais holiday planning app .

You can drive from Keetmanshoop to Ais-Ais in 3 hours. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toSesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

2
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Step out of Sesriem to go to Maltahohe and see Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring the stark beauty of Namib-Naukluft National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sesriem vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ais-Ais to Sesriem takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate ©
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon, cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass, and explore and take pictures at Kuiseb Pass.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park tour builder tool .

Getting from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) 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
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). There's much more to do: take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, stroll through Dune 7, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and walk around Long Beach Leisure Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 12:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

4
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Step out of Damaraland to go to Uis and see Messum Crater, which is approximately 58 minutes away.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Damaraland trip planner .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Khorixas.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Messum Crater
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Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

3
nights
Khorixas

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Khorixas is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest, take an in-depth tour of Experience Darama Culture Museum, explore the striking landscape at Organ Pipes, and explore the activities along Ugab River.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Khorixas road trip planner .

You can drive from Damaraland to Khorixas in 3 hours. You'll set off for Kamanjab on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Khorixas

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
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Petrified Forest ©
Petrified Forest
Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes

3
nights
Kamanjab

Kamanjab ©
Kamanjab is a village of 6,012 people in the Kunene region in Namibia. Kamanjab is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie, take in the awesome beauty at Burnt Mountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kamanjab journey site .

Traveling by car from Khorixas to Kamanjab takes 1.5 hours. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Kamanjab

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Burnt Mountain ©
Burnt Mountain
Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village ©

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.
Step out of Etosha National Park with an excursion to Nakambale museum in Ondangwa--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park online attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Kamanjab to Etosha National Park with the Route module. You'll set off for Otjiwarongo on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakambale museum
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha
Nakambale museum ©
Nakambale museum

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Omaruru (Kristall Kellerei & Erongo Mountain Winery) and Namibia (SWA) Gemstones (in Outjo). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund and stroll around Waterberg National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Otjiwarongo travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. October in Otjiwarongo sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Omaruru, Namibia (SWA) Gemstones
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery
Africat ©
Africat

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