i-con2Travel Routes : Central Namibia
Highlight of this roundtrip through central Namibia (BLUE on the map) is the magnificent Etosha National Park, for which one should plan at least 2 days, better 3 or 4 days. One is going to drive about 2000 kilometres on this tour. The time required is at least 10 days, more reasonable are 14 days.

Vehicle: Normal 2x4, a 4x4 is not required.
Malaria: No malaria prophylaxis necessary.


Sightseeing (Independence Avenue, Shopping Malls, Christus Church, Tintenpalast, Old Fort, State House, Supreme Court. In the vicinity: Heroes' Acre Monument and Daan Viljoen Game Reserve.

Erongo (approx. 210 km)
On the B4 northbound to Okahandja (arts & crafts market, Herero graves. Possibly the thermal spa of Gross Barmen). Take the B2 to the west. Visit Omaruru and further via Karibib (precious and semiprecious stones) to the Spitzkoppe in the Erongo Mountains. Sidetrip to Phillip's Cave on the farm Ameib (prehistoric rock paintings).

Swakopmund (approx. 250 km)
Drive through the Namib to the coast. Sightseeing (historical buildings, museum, aquarium, lighthouse, casino, shopping, beach). Coastal road to Walvis Bay with lagoon. Swakop river valley and Moon Landscape. Welwitschia Drive.

Twyfelfontein (approx. 340 km)
Drive via Henties Bay to Cape Cross with seal colony. Further via the Brandberg (rock paintings) into Damaraland to Khorixas or to Twyfelfontein. (rock paintings, Organ Pipes. Petrified Forest).

Etosha National Park - Okaukuejo (approx. 310 km)
On the C39 via Vingerklip and Ugab Terraces to Outjo. On the C38 northbound to Okaukuejo in the Etosha Park. Game drives. Sleeping at the restcamp. If it doesn't have availability, stay in Outjo or in a lodge in the area.

Etosha National Park - Halali (approx. 80 km)
Safari drives. Sleeping at the restcamp Halali (or again in Okaukuejo).

Etosha National Park - Namutoni (approx. 80 km)
Safari drives. Sleeping at the restcamp Namutoni in the east of the park.

Grootfontein (approx. 180 km)
Via Tsumeb (Mining Museum) to Grootfontein. Hoba Meteorite. Highly recommended: On the C44 to Grashoek Historical Village (San culture). Accommodation available there. Otherwise sleep-over in Grootfontein or on a guestfarm in the vicinity.

Waterberg Plateau Park (approx. 180 km)
Via Otavi to Otjiwarongo (crocodile farm and Cheetah Project). Further to the Waterberg Plateau Park. Hiking and relaxing in the park. Guided safari drive on the Plateau. Accommodation in the park. Highly recommendable: Excursion to the Herero settlements near Okakarara.

Windhoek (approx. 280 km)
Via Otjiwarongo and Okahandja back to Windhoek.