Perfect 21 Day Namibia Road Trip Itinerary

Adventure through Namibia on this Ultimate Road Trip

Perfect 21 Day Namibia Road Trip Itinerary

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Road Trip Highlights

Namibia

4x4

21 days

4800 km

  • Start your journey in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia
  • Explore the deserted mining town of Kolmanskop
  • See the Hoba Meteorite, the largest known meteorite on Earth
  • Experience the gorgeous valleys and wildlife in the Private Nature Reserve of Waterberg Wilderness
  • Take a trip to the Mahango Core Area of Bwabwata National Park
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Suggested Vehicles for hire

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 Safari Camper

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 Safari Camper

2 Seats | 2 Doors | 2 Medium Bags
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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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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Drive from Windhoek to Quiver Tree Forest. The Quiver Tree Forest is the best way to see many of the trees all in one spot. Neighboring the forest are the piles of huge, dolerite rocks known as the Giants Playground. Stay one night at Garas Park Camp. 478 Garas Park Camp
Day 2 Drive from Quiver Tree Forest to Fish River Canyon. Experience Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa. Stay one night at Canyon Roadhouse. 151 Canyon Roadhouse
Day 3 Drive from Fish River Canyon 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. 402 Kairos Cottage B&B
Day 4-5 Drive from Luderitz to Sesriem. On the way, make a stop and explore the deserted mining town of Kolmanskop. Experience the endless sand dunes at Namib-Naukluft National Park and Sossusvlei. Spend two nights at Sesriem Oshana Camp. 501 Sesriem Oshana Camp
Day 6-7 Drive from Sesriem to Swakopmund. Take a day to visit the seals at Cape Cross Seal Colony. See the Zeila shipwreck along the coast. Stay two nights at Alte Brücke Resort. 348 Alte Brücke Resort
Day 8 Drive from Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe. Explore, climb, and take in the wonderful mountainous scenery of Spitzkoppe. Stay one night at Spitzkoppe Campsite. 182 Spitzkoppe Campsite
Day 9 Drive from Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park. Check out the wooden hide near the Olifantsrus campsite with its man-made waterhole, which will attract many species of animals. Stay one night at Olifantsrus Campsite. 402 Olifantsrus Campsite
Day 10-11 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. 128 Okaukuejo Camping Area
Day 12 Drive from Okaukuejo Camping Area to Namutoni Camp within Etosha National Park. 134 Namutoni Camp
Day 13 Drive from Etosha National Park to near Rundu. Stock up on supplies in Rundu. Make a stop and see the Hoba Meteorite, the largest known meteorite on Earth. Spend one night at Mukuku Rest Camp. 485 Mukuku Rest Camp
Day 14-16 Drive from Rundu to the Kongola Area of the Caprivi Strip. Visit Kwando Core Area of the Bwabwata National Park, Mudumu National Park, and/or Nkasa Rupara National Park. Stay three nights at Mavunje Campsite. 363 Mavunje Campsite
Day 17 Drive from the Kongola Area of the Caprivi Strip to Popa Falls. Take a trip to Mahango Core Area of Bwabwata National Park. Stay one night at Popa Falls Resort. 221 Popa Falls Resort
Day 18 Drive from Popa Falls to Grootfontein. Stay one night at Ghaub Camp in Ghaub Nature Reserve & Farm. 502 Ghaub Camp
Day 19-20 Drive from Grootfontein to Waterberg Plateau. Explore the gorgeous valleys and wildlife in the Private Nature Reserve of Waterberg Wilderness. Spend two nights at Waterberg Plateau Camp. 212 Waterberg Plateau Camp
Day 21 Drive from Waterberg Plateau to Windhoek, where the journey ends. 307 Windhoek

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Etosha National Park 2 - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah Andy)
Rundu - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah Andy)
Sossusvlei Dunes 2 - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah Andy)
Ghaub Camp - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah Andy)
Waterberg Plateau Camp - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah Andy)
Etosha National Park 2 - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah Andy)
Rundu - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah Andy)
Sossusvlei Dunes 2 - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah Andy)
Ghaub Camp - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah Andy)
Waterberg Plateau Camp - Photo Credits - Hotels & Hand Luggage (Sarah Andy)

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