Epic 30 Day Namibia Road Trip Itinerary

See the Desert Wonders on this Namibia Road Trip Adventure

Epic 30 Day Namibia Road Trip Itinerary

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Road Trip Highlights

Namibia

4x4

30 days

7500 km

  • Explore and camp in Windhoek
  • Experience the vastness of Fish River Canyon
  • Climb the dunes at Sossusvlei
  • Explore the landscape of Skeleton Coast
  • Take in the unique scenery of Spitzkoppe
  • See wildlife in Etosha National Park
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We are Sarah & Andy, the curators of Hotels & Hand luggage – a small piece of internet born from our travels and adventures around the world, and a blog dedicated to the intrepid souls and wanderlust fanatics. In 2018 we swapped our static lives for a life of constant movement, embarking on a journey of perpetual discovery and adventure.

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Suggested Vehicles for hire

Toyota Land Cruiser Double Cab Bushcamper

Toyota Land Cruiser Double Cab Bushcamper

5 Seats | 5 Doors | 2 Medium Bags | 2 Small Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Ford Ranger Bushcamper 2 People

Ford Ranger Bushcamper 2 People

2 Seats | 2 Doors | 1 Medium Bags | 1 Small Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Drive from Windhoek to Bastion Farmyard B&B. Stock up on supplies in Windhoek. Set up camp and stay one night at Bastion Farmyard B&B. 256 Bastion Farmyard B&B
Day 2-3 Drive from Bastion Farmyard B&B to Fish River Canyon. Make a stop near Keetmanshoop to see the Quiver Tree Forest and the neighboring Giant's Playground. Take a trip to Fish River Canyon, the largest in Africa. Stay two nights at Canyon Roadhouse near Fish River Canyon. 374 Canyon Roadhouse
Day 4 Drive from Canyon Roadhouse to Luderitz. On the way, keep an eye out for the wild horses of the Namib Desert. Stay one night at Kairos Cottage B&B. 385 Kairos Cottage B&B
Day 5 Drive from Luderitz to the Betta Campsite. Explore the deserted mining town of Kolmanskop. Stay one night at Betta Campsite. 329 Betta Campsite
Day 6-7 Drive from Betta Campsite to Sesriem & Sossusvlei. Make a stop at Namib-Naukluft National Park and spend some time climbing the mighty dunes and exploring the surreal Deadvlei landscape. Spend two nights at Sesriem Camp NWR. 202 Sesriem Camp NWR
Day 8-10 Drive from Sesriem to Swakopmund. Make a stop at Sesriem Canyon first. Enjoy the coastal city of Swakopmund and its incredible sand dunes. Stay three nights at Alte Brucke Resort. 346 Alte Brucke Resort
Day 11 Drive from Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe. Spend the day exploring the area, climbing the rocks and taking in the remarkable scenery of Spitzkoppe. Stay one night at Spitzkoppe Campsites. 152 Spitzkoppe Campsites
Day 12 Drive from Spitzkoppe to Cape Cross via Swakopmund. View the shipwreck Zeila along the coastline. Also, make a stop at the Cape Cross Seal Reserve. Stay one night at Cape Cross Lodge & Camp. 271 Cape Cross Lodge & Camp
Day 13-14 Drive from Cape Cross to Skeleton Coast & Damaraland. Explore the desolate shores, shipwrecked boats and animal bones of the vast Skeleton Coast. Spend two nights at Hoada Campsite. 359 Hoada Campsite
Day 15 Drive from Skeleton Coast & Damaraland to Etosha National Parks Olifantsrus Campsite. Visit the wooden hide near the camp with its man-made waterhole, which is very popular with elephants. Stay one night at Olifantsrus Campsite 202 Olifantsrus Campsite
Day 16-17 Drive from Olifantsrus Campsite to Okaukuejo Camping Area, within Etosha National Park. Check out the various watering holes around the area, especially the huge waterhole near Okaukuejo Camp that lights up at night. Stay two nights at Okaukuejo Camping Area. 125 Okaukuejo Camping Area
Day 18-19 Drive from Okaukuejo Camping Area to Onguma Tamboti Campsite, within Etosha National Park. Relax at the camp pool with its resident warthogs. Stay two nights at Onguma Tamboti Campsite. 161 Onguma Tamboti Campsite
Day 20 Drive from Onguma Tamboti Campsite to Caprivi Strip. Stock up on supplies in Rundu. Spend one night at Mukuku Rest Camp. 480 Mukuku Rest Camp
Day 21-22 Drive from Mukuku Rest Camp to Mukolo Campsite, around Caprivi Strip. Investigate the small, traditional villages lining both sides of the road. See wildlife at Mudumu National Park and/or Bwabwata National Park. Spend two nights at Mukolo Campsite. 358 Mukolo Campsite
Day 23 Drive from Mukolo Campsite to Mashi River Safari Camp, around Caprivi Strip. Go on a river safari in this area and see some wildlife. Stay one night at Mashi River Safari Camp. 9 Mashi River Safari Camp
Day 24-25 Drive from Mashi River Safari Camp to Ngepi Camp, around Caprivi Strip. Explore Mahango Game Reserve in Bwabwata National Park. Stay two nights at Ngepi Camp 232 Ngepi Camp
Day 26 Drive from Caprivi Strip to Ghaub Camp in Grootfontein. Stay one night at Ghaub Camp. 520 Ghaub Camp
Day 27-28 Drive from Ghaub Camp to Waterberg Plateau Camp. Make a stop and see the Hoba Meteorite, largest known meteorite on Earth. Experience the beautiful valleys and wildlife in the Private Nature Reserve of Waterberg Wilderness. Spend two nights at Waterberg Plateau Camp. 212 Waterberg Plateau Camp
Day 29 Drive from Waterberg Plateau Camp to Windhoek, where the journey ends. 307 Windhoek

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Fish River Canyon - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Hoba Meteorite - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Mukolo Camp - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Ngepi Camp - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Olifantrus Camp - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Onguma Tamboti Camp - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Quiver Tree - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Skeleton Coast - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Sossusvlei Sand Dunes 2 - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Spitzkoppe - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Swakopmund - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Swakopmund Dunes - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Fish River Canyon - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Hoba Meteorite - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Mukolo Camp - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Ngepi Camp - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Olifantrus Camp - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Onguma Tamboti Camp - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Quiver Tree - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Skeleton Coast - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Sossusvlei Sand Dunes 2 - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Spitzkoppe - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Swakopmund - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)
Swakopmund Dunes - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah & Andy)

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