Self Drive Tour from Windhoek

12 Day Spectacular Namibia Self Drive

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.
This tour is available in a classic and superior version.


  • 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


Meals Vary

11 Day
Self Drive


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
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 - Namib Desert
After enjoying a breakfast amidst the spectacular scenery of the Namib Desert, depart to your next lodge situated at the foot of petrified dunes. Here you have the opportunity to explore the Namib Desert on spectacular scenic nature and sundowner drives or relax by the side of the lodge pools.
Classic version: Namib Desert Lodge – (Breakfast included)
Superior version: Desert Grace – (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 4 & 5 - Swakopmund
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: Organic Square Guest House - (Breakfast included)
Superior version: Strand Hotel – (Breakfast included)

Day 6 - 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: Mowani Mountain Camp – (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 7 - 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 by 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: Mowani Mountain Camp – (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 8 - 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 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: Omatozu Safari Camp - (Breakfast included)
Superior version:
Okonjima Bush Camp – (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 12 - 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

Classic Version
  South African Rand
(Subject to ROE)
(Subject to ROE)
01 Nov 2021 -
31 Dec 2021
R 19,690 pp sharing
R 23,530 pp single
R 9,657 per child
US$ 1,313 pp sharing
US$ 1,569 pp single
US$ 644 per child

€ 1,158 pp sharing
€ 1,384 pp single
€ 568 per child

01 Jan 2022 -
31 Jun 2022
R 19,380 pp sharing
R 23,410 pp single
R 9,540 per child
US$ 1,292 pp sharing
US$ 1,561 pp single
US$ 636 per child
€ 1,140 pp sharing
€ 1,377 pp single
€ 561 per child
01 Jul 2022 -
31 Oct 2022
R 20,455 pp sharing
R 25,650 pp single
R 9,998 per child
US$ 1,364 pp sharing
US$ 1,710 pp single
US$ 667 per child
€ 1,203 pp sharing
€ 1,509 pp single
€ 588 per child

Superior Version
  South African Rand
(Subject to ROE)
(Subject to ROE)
01 Nov 2021 -
31 Dec 2021
R 47,273 pp sharing
R 60,916 pp single
US$ 3,152 pp sharing
US$ 4,061 pp single

€ 2,781 pp sharing
€ 3,583 pp single

01 Jan 2022 -
31 Jun 2022
R 43,472 pp sharing
R 55,692 pp single
US$ 2,898 pp sharing
US$ 3,713 pp single
€ 2,557 pp sharing
€ 3,276 pp single
01 Jul 2022 -
31 Oct 2022
R 50,227 pp sharing
R 65,597 pp single
US$ 3,350 pp sharing
US$ 4,373 pp single
€ 2,955 pp sharing
€ 3,859 pp single

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Rates in South African Rand are fixed. Rates in US$ and Euro are subject to exchange rates.
Private Tours available on request
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


  • 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


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

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