Self Drive Tour in Namibia

11 Days Spectacular Namibia Self Drive Tour

Are you looking to tour Namibia in the comfort of your own vehicle? Then look no further as Namibia offers excellent road infrastructure, clear road signage and accurate maps that will guarantee you the ultimate Namibia self-drive tour experience.

Namibia is a land of awe-inspiring landscapes, diverse cultures and rich history that is unmatched in the rest of Africa. This region is very popular among 4x4 enthusiasts as a playground of adventure away from bustling capitals and crowded highways.

On this 10 Days Spectacular Namibia Self Drive Tour you get to experience Namibia as a self-guided journey. Let yourself be captivated by the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites, capture the traditional lifestyles of the Himba people and enjoy great wildlife encounters in the Etosha National Park.

This itinerary is available in a Classic and Superior version. The Superior version is based on superior accommodation. The itinerary can be tailored to the needs of the guests and flights can be added to and from Namibia. Please contact our experienced travel experts for assistance with a tailored Namibia Self Drive Tour.

Recommended Vehicle - SUV or 4x4 Double Cab. Contact us for rentals.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit the World's highest dunes at Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei
  • 2 UNESCO & 1 RAMSAR World Heritage site
  • Experience the Damara culture
  • Wildlife discovery in the Etosha National Park

See also our 13 Days Explore Namibia Guided Tour

Summary

Meals Vary

11 Day
Self Drive

Namibia

Day 1 - Namib Desert 350 km
Your journey starts by travelling south into the heart of the Namib Desert, an area with awe-inspiring landscapes and majestic dunes. Arriving at your lodge, situated near the entrance to Sesriem, the remainder of the day can be spent at leisure. Enjoy a late afternoon walk or take part in optional activities offered by your lodge.
Classic version: The Elegant Desert Lodge
Superior version:
Sossusvlei Lodge - (Dinner included) 

Day 2 - Sossusvlei 150 km
This day calls for an early rise, as you will forever remember the picture of a sunrise over the mighty dunes of the Namib Desert. Gaze at the bright splash of sun-baked sand combined with the mighty play of shadows cast onto the lay side of the dunes.  From Sossusvlei visit Dead Vlei, a surreal white clay pan surrounded by monumental dunes and dotted with age-old camelthorn trees. Travelling back, visit the Sesriem Canyon, an 18 million-year-old gorge eroded into the conglomerate floor.
Classic version: The Elegant Desert Lodge – (Breakfast included)
Superior version: Sossusvlei Lodge – (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 3 & 4 - Swakopmund 360km
Today you travel via the Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund, a tranquil coastal town situated between the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the Welwitschia plains and the aptly named Moonlandscape, two of the attractions during this scenic drive. In Swakopmund, you will have the option of participating in some of the adventurous activities on offer. These could include scenic flights, dolphin cruises, quad biking, parasailing, dune boarding.
Classic version: Intermezzo Guest House - (Breakfast included)
Superior version: Strand Hotel – (Breakfast included)

Day 5 - Damaraland 340km
Today you head further north, travelling along the skeleton coastline towards the Fisherman’s town of Hentisbay before turning east and heading back inland past the Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain (2.579m), reaching Damaraland, one of the least populated and most geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is home to the elusive desert elephant, the black rhino and free-roaming antelope species. En-route you have the option to stop at a Himba Village located in the vicinity of the Ugab River. Arriving at your accommodation you have time to take part in an optional nature activity, conducted by the lodge or relax and enjoy the late afternoon while admiring the scenery of the setting sun.
Classic version: Twyfelfontein Lodge – (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Superior version: Doro Nawas – (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 6 - Damaraland
Staying close to Twyfelfontein allows us to visit Twyfelfontein in the early morning hours, where you are accompanied by a local Damara guide on the excursion through Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO heritage site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2.500 pictures some 6.000 years ago! This visit can be followed with a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara. You then proceed back to your lodge where you can take part in an afternoon nature drive in search of the elusive desert elephants roaming this area.
Classic version: Twyfelfontein Lodge – (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Superior version: Doro Nawas – (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 7 - Etosha National Park
Your destination today is the wildlife heaven of Namibia - the Etosha National Park. On your way to this wildlife mecca you can stop at the Petrified Forest. The geological phenomenon found here depicts the creation and metamorphosis of wood into stone amongst some of the oldest landmasses on Earth. Here you also see the Welwitschia mirabilis plant – the oldest living desert plant on Earth. Before checking into your lodge located on the border of the Etosha National Park, you can already enter the park for your first game viewing excursion.
Classic version: Etosha Village - (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Superior version: Etosha Oberland – (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 8 - Etosha National Park
Entering the Etosha National Park in the early morning, your time will be devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found here. The park surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan and is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The park’s waterholes support a diversity of mammals and birds, including species such as black-faced impala, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik.
Classic version: Onguma Etosha Aoba Lodge  - (Breakfast included)
Superior version: Mushara Outpost – (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 9 - Etosha National Park
Today you have the possibility to conduct your own game drives through the Etosha National Park, or optionally you can book an open game drive park drive with the lodge. You may encounter animal species you have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. The Etosha Pan dominates the park. This salt pan desert, which is nearly completely enclosed by the park and is lined by numerous watering holes, is roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places. During Etosha’s notorious dry spells the pan is a deathly place, lying parched and cracked under the molten African sun. It is claimed that game viewing is best during the dry periods as animals will then congregate closer to water. But even in the rainy season, the park remains an abundant wildlife haven. You then have the pleasure of experiencing the rebirth of life as the young foals, cubs and chicks are seen frolicking with their parents, and the sprouting new green shrubs and grasses create a pleasing green oasis. In the afternoon you travel back to your lodge, where you enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
Classic version: Onguma Etosha Aoba Lodge  - (Breakfast included)
Superior version:
Mushara Outpost – (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 9 - Etosha National Park
Today you have the possibility to conduct your own game drives through the Etosha National Park, or optionally you can book an open game drive park drive with the lodge. You may encounter animal species you have not seen the previous day and look forward to any new surprises at the different waterholes visited. The Etosha Pan dominates the park. This salt pan desert, which is nearly completely enclosed by the park and is lined by numerous watering holes, is roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places. During Etosha’s notorious dry spells the pan is a deathly place, lying parched and cracked under the molten African sun. It is claimed that game viewing is best during the dry periods as animals will then congregate closer to water. But even in the rainy season, the park remains an abundant wildlife haven. You then have the pleasure of experiencing the rebirth of life as the young foals, cubs and chicks are seen frolicking with their parents, and the sprouting new green shrubs and grasses create a pleasing green oasis. In the afternoon you travel back to your lodge, where you enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
Classic version: Etosha Aoba Lodge - (Breakfast included)
Superior version:
Mushara Outpost – (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 10 - Central Namibia
In the early morning, you travel back south through the main cattle farming region of Namibia, where the lodge is fittingly situated in the lush bush landscape. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure beside the sparkling pool or the viewing deck of your room. In the afternoon you have the option of exploring the rich diversity of game species on an optional open-vehicle drive or a self-guided scenic walk.
Classic version: Midgard Country Estate - (Breakfast included)
Superior version:
Okonjima Bush Camp – (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 11 - Depart Windhoek
After breakfast, you travel back to the capital, Windhoek. Time permitting, en-route you may stop at the famous wood carvers market in Okahandja or the craft market in the main street in Windhoek to pick up the last few souvenirs. Windhoek is a cosmopolitan melting pot of European architecture with African culture, with a variety of excellent restaurants to choose from. You will be dropped off at your accommodation of choice, or transferred to the airport for your outward flight.
(Breakfast included)

*NOTE: Alternative accommodations may be used.

Spectacular Namibia Self Drive

Rates in SA Rand Adult Sharing Adult Single Child u/12 yrs
Classic Version
01 Dec'20 - 30 Jun'21 R 13,850 pp sharing R 17,690 pp R 8,325 per child
01 Jul'21 - 31 Oct'21 R 14,590 pp sharing R 18,750 pp R 8,585 per child
Superior Version
01 Dec'20 - 30 Jun'21 R 34,295 pp sharing R 43,875 pp N/A
01 Jul'21 - 31 Oct'21 R 35,670 pp sharing R 45,910 pp N/A

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Classic Tour Child Policy: No Children under 7 yrs
Superior Tour Child Policy: No Children under 13 yrs
Vehicle recommendation - SUV or 4x4 Double Cab

Included:

  • All accommodation and meals as specified
  • Standard version: 10 breakfasts & 3 dinner
  • Superior version: 10 breakfasts & 8 dinners
  • Activities as specified
  • Tourism levy & Government Taxes where applicable
  • Deluxe Travel planner

Excluded

  • All International / Domestic Flights & taxes
  • Vehicle rental. Contact us for options.
  • Drinks
  • Personal insurances
  • Excursions / Activities not specified
  • Gratuities
  • 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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