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) 

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 layside 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)
Superior version: Sossusvlei Lodge  (Breakfast & Dinner)

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)
Superior version: Desert Grace (Breakfast & Dinner)

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)
Superior version: Strand Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 6 - Damaraland 340km
Today our journey continues through Uis past the Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain (2.579m), into the 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. We arrive at our lodge in the afternoon, where we have the remaining day at leisure.
Classic version: Ondjamba Hills (Breakfast & Dinner)
Superior version: Mowani Mountain Camp (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 7 - Damaraland
On an early morning scenic nature drive through, at times untouched wilderness area of the Otjimboyo Concession, we head out towards the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain. This is the best time to capture the perfect light of sunrise and catch the last mist engulfing the mountain. We continue down into the dry Ugab riverbed, which we follow back towards the camp. Stopping under one of the majestic camelthorn trees we enjoy a light picnic lunch. On our drive along the meandering river, we might encounter the elusive desert elephant that roams the dry riverbeds of the Damaraland, feeding on the nutritious pods of the trees lining the riverbanks. Arriving back at the camp we have enough time left to enjoy the scenery or follow one of the walking trails (Classic Version). A highlight is the sundowner drive that offers you unforgettable photo opportunities of the Brandberg and the surrounding landscape (Classic Version).
Classic version: Ondjamba Hills (Breakfast & Dinner)
Superior version: Mowani Mountain Camp (Breakfast & Dinner)

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 enter the park for your first game-viewing excursion.
Classic version: Etosha Village (Breakfast & Dinner)
Superior version: Etosha Oberland (Breakfast & Dinner)

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 Forest Camp (Breakfast)
Superior version: Mushara Outpost (Breakfast & Dinner)

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 of new green shrubs and grasses creates 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 Forest Camp (Breakfast)
Superior version: Mushara Outpost (Breakfast & Dinner)

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 & Dinner)
Superior version:
Okonjima Bush Camp (Breakfast & Dinner)

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 on 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 2023 -
30 Nov 2023
R 20,340 pp sharing
R 25,550 pp single
R 6,795 per child
US$ 1,065 pp sharing
US$ 1,335 pp single
US$ 355 per child

€ 1,005 pp sharing
€ 1,265 pp single
€ 335 per child

01 Dec 2023 -
30 Jun 2024
R 19,730 pp sharing
R 24,180 pp single
R 6,540 per child
US$ 1,035 pp sharing
US$ 1,265 pp single
US$ 345 per child
€ 975 pp sharing
€ 1,195 pp single
€ 325 per child
01 Jul 2024 -
31 Oct 2024
R 21,675 pp sharing
R 27,680 pp single
R 7,285 per child
US$ 1,135 pp sharing
US$ 1,455 pp single
US$ 380 per child
€ 1,070 pp sharing
€ 1,370 pp single
€ 360 per child

Superior Version
  South African Rand
(Subject to ROE)
(Subject to ROE)
01 Nov 2023 -
30 Nov 2023
R 52,525 pp sharing
R 68,945 pp single
US$ 2,750 pp sharing
US$ 3,605 pp single

€ 2,595 pp sharing
€ 3,410 pp single

01 Dec 2023 -
30 Jun 2024
R 49,625 pp sharing
R 64,585 pp single
US$ 2,595 pp sharing
US$ 3,380 pp single
€ 2,455 pp sharing
€ 3,195 pp single
01 Jul 2024 -
31 Oct 2024
R 57,440 pp sharing
R 75,140 pp single
US$ 3,005 pp sharing
US$ 3,930 pp single
€ 2,840 pp sharing
€ 3,715 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
  • Classic version: 11 breakfasts & 4 dinners
  • Superior version: 11 breakfasts & 9 dinners
  • Activities as specified
  • Tourism levy and 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

Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice. 


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