Namibia Map Johannesburg, South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Augrabies Falls National Park Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park Orange River Ai-Ais Hot Springs, Fish River Fish River Canyon Keetmanshoop Kolmanskop Lüderitz Namib Wild Horses, Aus Bethanien Helmeringhausen Sesriem & Sossusvlei Namib-Naukluft Park Maltahöhe & Duwisib Castle Kalahari Region Hardap Dam & Mariental Rehoboth Gobabis Okakarara, Hereroland Waterberg Plateau Otjiwarongo Grootfontein Tsumeb Etosha National Park Outjo Twyfelfontein, Khorixas Damaraland Brandberg Cape Cross Hentiesbaai (Henties Bay) Walvis Bay Swakopmund Spitzkoppe, Erongo Omaruru, Erongo Karibib, Erongo Okahandja Windhoek, Namibia Maun, Botswana Victoria Falls, Zambia & Zimbabwe Chobe National Park, Botswana Katima Mulilo, Caprivi Caprivi Game Parks Popa Falls, Caprivi Caprivi Rundu, Kavango Khaudum National Park Tsumkwe, Bushmanland Ovamboland, 4-O-Region Ruacana Falls, Ovamboland Marienfluss, Kaokoveld Epupa Falls, Kaokoveld Kaokoveld, Kunene Region Skeleton Coast

Travelling through the Central Part of Namibia

blaupunktkThe clickable blue circles on the map mark the most interesting destinations in the central parts of Namibia. Starting point is the capital city of Windhoek with its various sights. On the way to the Atlantic coast one passes through the scenic Erongo mountains with the Spitzkoppe, Namibia's "Matterhorn".

From there the journey goes through the Namib Desert to the seaside town of Swakopmund with its numerous old buildings from the German colonial era. A stunning road along the sea leads to the neighboring town of Walvis Bay, situated around a wide lagoon with flamingoes, pelicans and many other sea birds.


At Henties Bay the road turns inland, passes the Brandberg massif and further to the famous rock engravings of Twyfelfontein in arid Damaraland. Grandiose wide landscapes are the companions on the drive. On it goes via Outjo to the vast Etosha National Park with its amazing game stock. One leaves the reserve in the east near Camp Namutoni through the Lindequist Gate. On the way back to Windhoek one gets through the towns of Tsumeb, Grootfontein pass the Waterberg Plateau Park. Recommended is a side trip to the Herero villages of Okakarara.

For this part of Namibia a four-wheel drive is usually not required. Most roads are tarred and the gravel roads are in good condition. There is ample accommodation available in all the places, ranging from luxury lodges to campgrounds.