Inspirational Trips Namibia's Best in a Week

Namibia's Best in a Week

From$734/per person
7 nights

Experiences

Nature
Self-drive
Seaside
Friends-trip
Safari

Highlights

This unforgettable trip starts in glorious Windhoek, from where you'll go on to see Etosha’s iconic wildlife. Next up, you’ll dip into Swakopmund’s coastal vibe before concluding the trip among Sossusvlei’s world-famous dunes.

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Trip route

Windhoek Airport

Trip overview

Arrival: Windhoek Airport
Windhoek AirportWindhoek
44km | 49min
1

After you collect your car at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you’re all set to drive the short distance to the capital. Given its proximity, this drive tends to form part of many epic Namibian odysseys.

1Windhoek
1 night

Balancing tradition and modernity, Windhoek is a great stop for travellers visiting Namibia. Maintaining its German colonial character, this neat capital treats you with vibrant architecture, varied cuisine and delicious Namibian beer.

Hotel
The Elegant Guesthouse

Small, eco-friendly guesthouse close to Windhoek’s bustling city centre

WindhoekEtosha National Park South
1
453km | 5h 43min
2

Etosha National Park is an easily navigable drive northwards from Windhoek. If you want to break up the trip, make a stop for coffee in Okahandja, Otjiwarongo or Outjo.

2Etosha National Park South
2 nights

Etosha National Park South sets the scene for Namibia’s foremost wildlife showcase. Here, a series of waterholes guarantee spectacular game viewing, flanked by mystical, open grasslands along the edges of the inhospitable Etosha Pan.

Hotel
Etosha Safari Lodge

Breathtaking sunset views and elegant decor close to Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park SouthSwakopmund
2
495km | 6h 3min
3

Leaving behind Etosha’s abundance of wandering wildlife, your destination down south is renowned for its seaside views. Stop over at Omaruru and visit Kristall Kellerei Winery to buy some delicious Namibian wine.

3Swakopmund
1 night

Welcome to Namibia’s adventure and extreme sports capital. Favoured by travellers and locals alike for its rich history and vibrance, this German-influenced town and its lively beach make for the perfect summer destination.

Hotel
Meike's Guesthouse

First Namibian guesthouse to achieve 5/5 Eco Award flowers

SwakopmundSossusvlei
3
433km | 6h 20min
4

From Swakopmund, appreciate the massive dunes as you enter the desert. Road conditions on this route will change as you get closer to your destination so always stick to the speed limit.

4Sossusvlei
2 nights

Namibia’s most celebrated destination and home of iconic dunes, Sossusvlei is on everyone’s bucket list. Aside from hiking, explore the breathtaking Deadvlei or the Sesriem Canyon - naturally paved over millions of years.

Hotel
Namib Desert Lodge

Spacious and secluded stay near Sossusvlei with modern designed rooms

SossusvleiWindhoek
4
369km | 6h 15min
5

On route to Windhoek, we recommend taking the Remhoogte Pass, which is very scenic. However, you’ll want to pack lots of water and food and fill up whenever passing a fuel station.

5Windhoek
1 night

Balancing tradition and modernity, Windhoek is a great stop for travellers visiting Namibia. Maintaining its German colonial character, this neat capital treats you with vibrant architecture, varied cuisine and delicious Namibian beer.

Hotel
The Elegant Guesthouse

Small, eco-friendly guesthouse close to Windhoek’s bustling city centre

WindhoekWindhoek Airport
5
44km | 48min

Going to the airport typically signifies the end of the journey, but it certainly won’t be the last. Look out of the window and take in the surroundings before you take off.

Departure: Windhoek Airport
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