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Namibia Road Trip

Windhoek - Otjiwarongo - Fort Namutoni - Halali - Okaukuejo - Palmwag - Torra Bay - Swakopmund - Walvis Bay - Sesriem - Aus - Lüderitz - Keetmanshoop - Mariental - Gobabis

Expect on your Namibia Road Trip Itinerary

Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Landscape Landscape
Wildlife Wildlife
Security Security
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
ACTIVATE MAP Stages15 km3,701 h/stage3.5

Best months to drive Namibia Road Trip

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Namibia Road Trip in Namibia?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 720EUR drive & more 413EUR sleep & more 704EUR eat & more 576EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,693EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,413EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,080EUR drive & more 550EUR sleep & more 1,408EUR eat & more 768EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,726EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,806EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,920EUR drive & more 700EUR sleep & more 2,464EUR eat & more 1,152EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 4,316EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 6,236EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 3,600EUR drive & more 838EUR sleep & more 440EUR eat & more 576EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,854EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 5,454EUR
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Namibia Road Trip Itinerary

If you are searching for an interesting adventure around Namibia, Namibia Road Trip will definitely match up your expectations. Our adventure will respond to the needs of family. On your way around this trip, you will explore such places as Windhoek, Fort Namutoni, and Halali. The trip described in this article was planed for 16 days of travel, however, you can easily complete it in 11. Of course, if you are tempted with the allure of the region, you can always extend your excursion. You will have almost 3,701km to cover, and you will spend on average 3.5 hours a day behind the wheel. Let’s hit the road if you are ready for the journey!
number of days 16 number of days
route length 3,701 km route length
budget moderate budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level
During Namibia Road Trip, drivers will spend a lot of time outside the cities where they will have the opportunity to marvel at breathtaking natural jewels. Tourists who seek a stress-free experience will be pleased with our itinerary. If you are into close encounters with flora an fauna, you will certainly appreciate the opportunities to have them during the adventure. If holidayers are expecting to come across comfortable places to sleep, the accommodation options on the way do not offer top comfort, yet they still are good value for money. It is also perfect for those drivers who are searching for rather pocket-friendly travel options. In Namibia, you travel on the left and there is a moderate number of accidents. If you are wondering about the best time to take the trip, make your plans somewhere between April and October.

START Windhoek

Distance 3,701 km Driving time 53.0 h Pace: fast 1,110.3 kWh Airports WDH
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Your journey starts at the Windhoek Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

1 Windhoek - Otjiwarongo

Distance 261 km Driving time 2.7 h Pace: fast 78.4 kWh View map Itinerary
junction of road trips interesting  historic site attractive landscape accommodation options
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2 Otjiwarongo - Fort Namutoni

Distance 288 km Driving time 3.0 h Pace: fast 86.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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3 Fort Namutoni - Halali

Distance 70 km Driving time 1.4 h Pace: modest 18.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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4 Halali - Okaukuejo

Distance 70 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: modest 18.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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5 Okaukuejo - Palmwag

Distance 366 km Driving time 5.8 h Pace: fast 109.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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6 Palmwag - Torra Bay

Distance 143 km Driving time 3.9 h Pace: slow 32.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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7 Torra Bay - Swakopmund

Distance 314 km Driving time 6.0 h Pace: modest 81.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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8 Swakopmund - Walvis Bay

Distance 44 km Driving time 0.6 h Pace: fast 13.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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9 Walvis Bay - Sesriem

Distance 315 km Driving time 3.6 h Pace: fast 94.6 kWh View map Itinerary
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10 Sesriem - Aus

Distance 483 km Driving time 7.3 h Pace: fast 145.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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11 Aus - Lüderitz

Distance 125 km Driving time 1.2 h Pace: fast 37.5 kWh View map Itinerary
interesting  historic site accommodation options
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12 Lüderitz - Keetmanshoop

Distance 341 km Driving time 3.9 h Pace: fast 102.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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13 Keetmanshoop - Mariental

Distance 235 km Driving time 2.4 h Pace: fast 70.6 kWh View map Itinerary
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14 Mariental - Gobabis

Distance 427 km Driving time 7.8 h Pace: modest 110.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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15 Gobabis - Windhoek

Distance 218 km Driving time 2.3 h Pace: fast 65.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Namibia Road Trip Summary

We hope that the presented journey idea has become a great inspiration for your future travels.
The itinerary we’ve suggested can be used as a template that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with interesting stopovers of your choice.
If you are planning on travelling by car in Namibia, there are a number of vital road rules to follow and a list of elements to keep in mind to turn your journey into pure pleasure. These tips will surely become useful for travellers who opt for car rental or camper rental.
There are a number of road regulations to be mindful of while sightseeing around Namibia. When moving around Namibia in a car, try to stay away from spirits at any price. Drivers ought to remember that the legal alcohol limit for drivers is very low and amounts to only 0.5‰. Exceeding the maximum speed limit, which is 60km/h, when driving around the build-up areas may result in speeding offence. Outside the cities, holidaymakers can travel at at speeds up to 120km/h. Avoid exceeding the allowed speed of 120km/h while on motorways. We recommend driving with your headlights on at daytime and equipping your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit to ensure proper safety.
One of the decisive factors when scheduling an itinerary is costs. Of course, depending on the budget option that you aim for, the money that you have to spend on your travel expenses will differ. A wide range of budget possibilities is presented below.
The the budget option expenses up to 413 EUR. Holidaymakers will have to pay the average of up to 704 EUR for budget accommodation options. When it comes to the travel expenses related to food and restaurants in this offer, the average expenses are 576 EUR. Travellers will have to pay approximately 720 EUR if they aim for the cheapest car hire offer as well. Thus, the estimated travel expenses amount to more or less 1,693 EUR without vehicle hire and 2,413 EUR with car rental.
When it comes to the standard offer, you have to spend the maximum of 413 EUR to cover the planned stages of the road trip. If you are into standard accommodation options, you should keep in mind that the costs can amount up to roughly 1,408 EUR. Tourists can expect that the standard option in terms of restaurants and food will cost around 768 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard rental vehicle should expect a cost of about 1,080 EUR. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay more or less 3,806 EUR for the whole Namibia Road Trip, whereas those who are not interested in car rental will spend around 2,726 EUR.
Tourists who seek the highest level of comfort will be pleased with the premium option. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay more or less 6,236 EUR for the whole trip, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle rental will spend around 4,316 EUR. Travellers who would like to cover the road trip in a premium rental car can expect a cost of roughly 1,920 EUR. When it comes to the premium option of the tour, you should expect the average cost of about 700 EUR when it comes to gasoline. Holidaymakers who will go for top services in all aspects of their tour should expect to pay around 1,152 EUR for food and restaurants and about 2,464 EUR for accommodation options.
Our itinerary will also be excellent for all camper lovers, as it can be easily adjusted to their needs. If you choose this travel means, the costs will be up to roughly 3,600 EUR. If you are wondering about the gasoline expenses for the whole trip, they will amount to around 838 EUR. Travellers who choose camper rental should expect to pay about 440 EUR for overnight stays and approximately 576 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section shows all the above-mentioned details in a straightforward way.
The period between April and October is great to visit the part of Namibia showed in our adventure idea. If Namibia Road Trip has sparked your creativity, there are plenty of beautiful adventures on our website. We hope that the broad spectrum of road trips will surely cater to the needs of the most demanding holidaymakers.

Facts for safer driving in Namibia

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 120 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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