Namibia Self Drive - 12 days

FROM USD $4,999

With the adventure capital Swakopmund, the wildlife of Etosha National Park, ancient Bushmen engravings at Twyfelfontein and the picturesque Waterberg Plateau - this is the best of Namibia. Combine the tremendous wildlife and natural wonders with some real tribal culture from the Himba tribe and the San Bushmen!

Day 1: Windhoek
Upon arrival at Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport collect your rental vehicle and drive to your hotel in Windhoek.

Windhoek is the bustling capital of Namibia, located in a picturesque valley bordered by the Eros Mountains and the Auas mountains. The influence of the German colonial rule is still evident in the city, which has a unique blend of colonial and modern architecture. The city centre can be easily navigated on foot and places of interest include the Namibia’s National Museum, the Ink Palace and historic Christ Church. Overnight - Windhoek
Days 2 - 3: Sossusvlei
Windhoek - Sossusvlei. After breakfast continue to Sossusvlei. This is a dune wonderland, towering up to 300m high, surrounding a huge, dried up pan. The warm tints of the sand, ranging from pale apricot to brick orange and deep red, contrast vividly with the dazzling white surfaces of the large deflationary clay pans at some of their bases. Start early on day 3 to enter Namib Naukluft Park at sunrise and make your way to Sossusvlei. You have the day to independently explore. On the way back you can also visit Sesriem Canyon.excursion and see the famous Dune 45. If you’re feeling energetic climb to the top and admire the incredible view of the world’s highest sand dunes! Overnight - Sossusvlei (B:2, D:2)
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A seal poses for the camera at the Cape Cross Seal Colony in Namibia.
Days 4 - 5: Swakopmund
Sossusvlei - Swakopmund. Drive to Swakopmund via the Gaub and Kuiseb passes and Walvis Bay. Spend time at leisure in this charming little German coastal town. The following morning enjoy a Sea and Dolphin Cruise - a fun filled excursion on an open ski boat in the Walvis Bay harbour area.

Swakopmund, on Namibia’s rugged Skeleton Coast is a popular coastal town with a distinct German feel, its beautiful colonial architecture, stands in stark contrast to the surrounding Namib Desert. As well as a pristine beach, Swakopmund has excellent restaurants, bars and shops, and has fast become the adventure capital of Namibia - quad biking, sky diving, deep sea fishing and dune boarding are just a few of the activities on offer. Overnight - Swakopmund (B:2)
Gemsbok in Etosha National Park
Days 6 - 8: Himba People & Etosha
On day 6 travel to Rustig farm near Kamajab in the north west of Namibia. The following morning visit the Himba, Nambia’s indigenous people at Gelbingen Guest Farm before driving to Etosha National Park where you can enjoy game drives in your own vehicle on days 7 and 8.

Established in 1907, Etosha was Namibia’s first conservation area and it’s one of the world’s finest game parks, home to many rare and endangered species. The Etosha Pan dominates the park which is usually dry, but fills with water briefly in the summer months, attracting pelicans and flamingos in particular. Periannual springs attract a variety of game and birds throughout the year, including the endangered black rhino and the endemic black face impala. Etosha is renowned for its wonderful floodlit waterholes, which are great for game viewing at night. Overnight - Etosha N.P. (B:3)
A pair of cheetahs often spotted on safari in Africa
Days 9 - 10: Bushman Land
Drive to a lodge just north of Grootfontein, where a guided half day Bushman excursion provides a wonderful insight into this ancient civilisation, their lifestyle, history and culture. At the lodge you can also enjoy game drives on the private game farm. Overnight - Grootfontein (B:2)
Lion cubs are an adorable sight on any African Safari.
Day 11: Waterberg National Park
Etosha NP - Waterberg. Drive to Waterberg National Park, at the foot of the Waterberg Plateau. The national park is a bird watchers paradise, boasting 200 different species of bird, in addition to hosting 33 species of birds of prey, including black eagles, the highest density of peregrine falcons. Animals roaming the park include giraffe, impala, leopards, cheetahs and warthog. Spend the day at leisure, enjoying the beautiful setting. Spend the day at leisure. Hike to the top of the plateau for spectacular views or book a game drive. Overnight - Waterberg (B)
Day 12: Windhoek
Waterberg - Windhoek. Head back to Windhoek, in time for your outbound flight. (B)

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Tour Details
  • Starts in: Windhoek / Ends in: Windhoek
  • Departs: Any day of the year
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:11, Lunch: 0, Dinner: 2
  • Hotel Rating: Standard, Superior or Deluxe (dependent upon your chosen itinerary)
  • Tour Guide: No
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