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Hi fellow Ta’s - What is decent itinerary for 10 days in Namibia? We heard it is a beautiful country while in Peru this spring. I am planning to do self driving and have no clue where to start. Also I am planning to come this July. Any help is much appreciated.

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1. Re: 10 days

July is the busiest month. Many lodges will be full. There are really two Nambia holidays: northern Namibia with wildlife of etosha and desert riverbeds, etc. and southern Namibia with Quiver tree forest, Kolmanskop and Deadvlei. You need to pick whether the priority is landscape or wildlife. Both are great options, but you cannot do it all in 10 days. This is a big country of mostly gravel roads.

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I agree. You need to do two things.

Buy or borrow a good guide book to Namibia, such as Bradt, to read what the country has to offer you as a tourist.

Then decide what are your priorities and plan a route for your drive to encompass them. The country can more or less be divided into two portions as Buddy says. Terrific Desert Scenery such as Sossusvlei, Kgalagadi and Fish River Canon to the south or the great wilderness and wildlife to the north. There is a third region known as the Caprivi Strip/Zambezi but you have no time to get there.

To be honest I should forget July 2018 due to both time constraints in planning and availability of accommodation. No doubt there will be rooms still to be obtained but the best ones will have long gone.

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3. Re: 10 days

Thank you both! I just have to try as my son will go to college and we may not have an opportunity to go. Any help will be truly great full!

Can you guys suggest self drive for wildlife and seeing some best places in Namibia.

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4. Re: 10 days

In ten days I would go down to Sesreim for the Dunes 2 nights

then drive to Swakopmund for two more. Take in a Living Desert half day tour.

Then up to Etosha NP for five nights.

Return to Windhoek.

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5. Re: 10 days

That one is a fine wildlife related itinerary. It involves a fev lond drives but it does tackle the Namibia highlights, and you will see quite a lot of the country when (slowly) driving through it.

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6. Re: 10 days

first, do a quick forum search........ so many discussions on 8-12 days trip!

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29382…

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29382…

if you have 10 days, it's really just 8 full days.

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Thank you everyone for your valuable contribution. Really appreciate it.

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8. Re: 10 days

I did a 20 day trip, but only 8 of the days were in Namibia (rest were in botswana).

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9. Re: 10 days

Thanks norsp. From a price stand point the can you tell me the average for lodging(hotels\resorts\etc) per day ?

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10. Re: 10 days

Namibia was cheaper than Botswana. Across the two countries, it was $50/day. Most sites were a certain amount per person/day - we had two people, so that would be higher with more people. We camped every night, overall, the campsites within the national parks were more expensive than campsites other places and with fewer amenities.

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