Sightseeing Safaris & Tours in Southern Africa

11 Day Namibia Self Drive Tours

Are you looking to tour Namibia in the comfort of your own vehicle? Following an experienced guide, this tour offers a fully guided self-drive experience in Southern Africa!Our 11 Day Namibia Guided Self Drive Holidays offer the guests a different self-drive experience, including some elements of soft adventure. Participants drive in their own vehicle by following a guide. All vehicles are connected by 2-way radios.You have the Option of receiving a 4x4 driving course on the first day in Windhoek. While on tour you will explore unique areas that never form part of a normal self-drive itinerary. These areas are completely available to clients who have hired a 4x4 vehicle, and to a lesser extent, to guests who choose an all-wheel-drive SUV vehicle.RECOMMENDED VEHICLE - 4x4 or SUV *Contact us for rentals HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Enjoy a nature drive through the Kalahari Desert in the comfort of your own vehicle
  • Early morning excursion into Sossusvlei
  • View the most beautiful sunrise, painting the dunes with deep reds, apricot & purple
  • Oryx's can be spotted wandering the reserve
  • Short drive & walking excursion into the Dead Vlei
  • Visit the gaping Sesriem Canyon
  • Visit the shallow lagoon near the Atlantic Ocean, a feeding ground for thousands of African Flamingos
  • Leisure time in Swakopmund to partake in some of the many activities on offer
  • Visit the fur seal colony at Cape Cross
  • Drive onto the sandy beaches of the Skeleton Coast, stopping to visit ship wrecks
  • Walk into the Brandberg Mountain range & visit the White Lady rock painting
  • Damaraland, home to unique desert elephants & free roaming rhinos
  • Traverse the Etosha National Park in search of fascinating animal species
  • Visit the age-old Petrified Forest & marvel at the oldest desert plant on Earth
  • Twyfelfontein, home to over 2,500 Bushman painting over 6,000 years old
  • Burnt Mountain & the Organ Pipes

Summary

Breakfast Daily

11 Day
Self Drive

Day 1 - Windhoek 50km On arrival at Windhoek airport we meet the guide, collect your vehicle and travel the short distance to Windhoek. Enjoy the first day at leisure or explore the city.You have the option of a pre-booked off-road driving course aimed at teaching participants basic off-road driving techniques. Hotel Pension OngangaDay 2 - Kalahari Desert 280km Today you travel into the largest sand mass on Earth, the Kalahari Desert with deep red sand dunes and endless grass plains dotted with acacia’s and shrubs, the only form of survival for the adapted wildlife in this region. Enjoy a nature drive in the late afternoon, in your own 4x4 vehicle. Kalahari Anib Lodge (B)Day 3 - Sossusvlei 360km We travel into the Namib Desert, the oldest desert on Earth, winding down Tsaris Pass, with magnificent views of the Namib Desert plains below. We arrive at our lodge, situated at the foot of a petrified dune belt, in the later afternoon. We find ourselves on one of the dunes, with cold drink in hand and then travel back to our lodge for dinner. Namib Desert Lodge (B)Day 4 - Sossusvlei 300km By early morning we travel into the Namib Naukluft Park just in time for sunrise over the Sossusvlei area. Driving roughly 5 kilometers through a soft riverbed that leads through a forest of age-old camelthorn acacias and leave our vehicles for walk a short distance to the Dead Vlei – it is a white clay pan surrounded by dunes and dotted with age-old camelthorn trees. We enjoy a breakfast under the trees of Sossusvlei, before traveling to the Sesriem Canyon. Namib Desert Lodge (B)Day 5 - Swakopmund 370km Traveling to Swakopmund by gravel road we pass through two beautiful canyons and reach the red dune belt before arriving at the Atlantic Ocean and Walvis Bay. We stop at the lagoon World Heritage Site, home to the largest colony of lesser flamingoes and one of the largest colonies of flamingoes on Earth. Afterwards we proceed by a road that is flanked by the ocean and the dune belt to Swakopmund, a coastal town aptly named the playground of Namibia. Beach Hotel Swakopmund (B)Day 6 - Swakopmund The entire day at leisure. We have the option of participating in some of the adventurous activities on offer, including scenic flights, dolphin cruises, quad biking, parasailing and dune boarding. Beach Hotel Swakopmund (B)Day 7 - Damaraland 330km Leaving Swakopmund, we visit large lichen fields and the largest fur seal colony in southern Africa at Cape Cross. Moving on, we veer off onto the sandy beaches to test our off-road driving abilities and visit ship wrecks along the Skeleton Coast. We travel into Damaraland, destined for the majestic Brandberg. By afternoon we take a walk onto a part of the Brandberg Mountain, known for one of the most celebrated Bushman paintings on Earth, the rock painting of the White Lady with the opportunity to travel down a stretch of this riverbed in search of the famous desert elephant. Brandberg White Lady Lodge (B, D)Day 8 - Damaraland 260km We visit Twyfelfontein, a World Heritage Site with over 2500 engravings and rock paintings. We visit the Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes and visit a traditional Damara village to meet the indigenous inhabitants of Damaraland. On our way to our lodge we visit the Petrified Forest, home to the oldest living desert plant on Earth. On arrival at our lodge we have the option to visit the Vingerklip, a sandstone conglomerate with a height of 35 metres, situated close to our lodge. Damara Mopane Lodge (B)Day 9 - Etosha National Park 500km We travel north to the famous Etosha National Park, where we will spend the next 2 days exploring the park. Our lodge is situated on a hill with a magnificent views over the Mopane landscape, close to the park. We enjoy our first game drive experience in the park during this afternoon. Shortly before sunset we travel back to our lodge for dinner. Etosha Safari Lodge (B)Day 10 - Etosha National Park 300km We spend the entire day game viewing inside the park. The Etosha National Park. We enjoy lunch (optional) in one of the camps found within the park. Shortly before sunset we travel back to your lodge. Etosha Safari Lodge (B)Day 11 - Return to Windhoek 450km In the morning we depart and travel back to Windhoek, where our tour ends. (B)
Rates quoted per person sharing

11 Day Namibia Guided Self Drive

IN ZAR01 Nov - 31 Oct '14
Superior Version Speciality lodges and hotels Breakfast Daily (min 2 vehicles)R27,090
Single supplements applicable to single travellers
TOURS DEPART ON THURSDAYS
Departure dates
May 201521
June 201525
July 201516,30
August 201513,227
September 201510,24
October 201508,22
Included:
  • All accommodation
  • Sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Dual Language (English/German)
  • Bottled water for the duration of the journey
Excluded
  • Vehicle Rental (4x4 or SUV recommended)
  • International Flights
  • Drinks
  • Personal insurances
  • Tips
  • Personal items
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.
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