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Nyae Nyae Scenic Route

Tsumkwe - Gam

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Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Security Security
Wildlife Wildlife
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Culture Culture
Urban life Urban life
Nyae Nyae Scenic Route ACTIVATE MAP Stages1 km100 h/stage3.2

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Nyae Nyae Scenic Route in Namibia?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 54EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 116EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 170EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 81EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 195EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 276EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 144EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 187EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 308EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 452EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 128EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 353EUR
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Nyae Nyae Scenic Route Itinerary

Nyae Nyae Scenic Route is a beautiful and amazing road trip that starts in Tsumkwe, Namibia and ends in Gam, Namibia. The total distance of the road trip is approximately 100km and it is recommended to complete it in one day. The best time of the year to drive this route is during the dry season (May to October). Please be aware that the road conditions can be poor in some parts, but the route is suitable for every driver. This road trip can be managed with a low budget. Enjoy your journey!
number of days 1 number of days
route length 100 km route length
budget low budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level low accident level

START Tsumkwe

Distance 100 km Driving time 3.2 h Pace: slow 23.1 kWh
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Tsumkwe is a small town in Namibia, located in the northeastern part of the country, in the Omaheke Region. It is the starting point of the Nyae Nyae Scenic Route, a road trip that takes you through the savannah and bushveld of the area. The town offers many interesting sights to explore, including the Tsumkwe Cultural Centre and the San Wilderness Trail, where you can learn about the local San people and their traditional way of life. The Tsumkwe Art Gallery is also worth a visit, with its collection of ancient artifacts and traditional artworks. For wildlife enthusiasts, the nearby Nyae Nyae Conservancy is home to a variety of native animals, including lions, cheetahs, and wildebeest. The closest international airport to Tsumkwe is Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH), located just over 100 miles away. There are car rental options available at the airport, making it easy to begin your road trip. Tsumkwe is an ideal starting point for the Nyae Nyae Scenic Route, with plenty of interesting sights and activities to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to explore the local culture or simply soak up the stunning scenery, Tsumkwe is the perfect place to start your journey.

1 Tsumkwe - Gam

Distance 100 km Driving time 3.2 h Pace: slow 23.1 kWh View map Itinerary
4WD recommended stretches of gravel road inaccessible for caravans limited number of petrol stations scenic road junction of road trips
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Embark on a 100 km road trip from Tsumkwe to Gam, Namibia, and discover some of the most interesting places in the region! This journey takes fewer than 4 hours to complete, so you'll have plenty of time to explore. We recommend a 4WD vehicle for this journey, as some sections may be inaccessible to cars with camper trailers. Keep in mind that there may be a lack of gas stations at this stage, so make sure you are well-prepared. Along the way, you'll be able to admire the scenic roads and take some amazing pictures of the area. Make sure to stop at the Tsumkwe Cultural Centre and the Nyae Nyae Conservancy for an insight into the local culture and wildlife. You'll also be able to visit the historic town of Gcwihaba, where you can find some of the oldest rock paintings in the region. For a unique experience, you can visit the Mier Game Reserve and explore the fascinating landscapes. Finally, you can end your journey in Gam, where you can find some of the best restaurants and accommodation options. For more information about attractions, restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the “Itinerary” of this stage.

  Gam

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Gam, Namibia is an excellent destination to end your road trip along the Nyae Nyae Scenic Route. This small town has plenty to offer and is the perfect place to rest and relax after a long journey. Take a step back in time with a visit to the local museum. Here you will find a variety of artifacts and items that tell the story of the town and its people. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a guided tour of the nearby Game Reserve. Here you can see a variety of wildlife, including some of the most endangered species in the world. If you’re looking for a bit of relaxation, take a leisurely stroll around the nearby lake. Here you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape. If you’re looking for something a bit more exciting, take a guided tour of the nearby sand dunes. Here you can take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding desert and witness some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. No matter what you’re looking for, Gam, Namibia is the perfect destination to end your road trip. The nearest international airport is Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA: WDH), located just a short drive away. So plan your trip today and experience the beauty and charm of Gam, Namibia.

Nyae Nyae Scenic Route at a glance

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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