Sossusvlei | Namibia | Africa
FROM: USD $2,055 pp
Discover Namibia Self Drive - 9 days map

PRIVATE SELF DRIVE TOUR: Get behind the wheel and discover the best of Namibia on this 9-day self-drive tour. See the iconic sand dunes of Sossusvlei, unwind in the German colonial town of Swakopmund, and head out on safari in search of lions and elephants in Etosha National Park. Hike the Waterberg Plateau, explore Windhoek and souvenir shop in Okahandja.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Windhoek - begin your self-drive adventure in Namibia's small but charming capital, and opt for a guided city tour
Deadvlei - join an optional 2.6km hike to marvel at the barren clay pan, which is home to a surprising diversity of life
Etosha National Park - search for lions, elephants, rhinos and more on a self-drive safari or optional guided game drive in Namibia's premier national park
Sossusvlei - take in the famous red sand dunes of the Namib Desert and opt to join an excursion to climb the dunes and hike to nearby Deadvlei
Swakopmund - spend two days relaxing in the former German colonial town - known as Namibia's adventure capital
Waterberg Plateau National Park - explore the park's scenic walking trails, spot antelope and take in the views of Kalahari plains

Included

8 breakfasts & 2 dinners
9 days car hire - Group P (Renault Duster DCI AWD Manual or similar) - upgrades available on request
Meet and greet at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek
8 nights 3-4 star accommodation in lodges and hotels
Car hire inclusions: Contract fee, Theft & Collision Damage Waiver, Personal Accident Insurance, Unlimited Mileage, Carbon Emissions Tax, Damage due to Sandblasting, Tyre & Rim Damage, Hubcaps, Windscreen, Airport Surcharge, Tourism Levy, Vat @ 15% Carbon Emissions Ta

Not Included

International flights and visas
Optional activities - we recommend these are pre booked, please let us know at time of booking which activities you would like to include
Car hire exclusions: Rental Deposit, Additional Driver Fee, Young Driver Surcharge per day per driver, Traffic Fine Handling Fee, Claim Handling Fee, Assessor’s Fee, Water & Under-Carriage damage to Vehicles, GPS Unit, Toll Fees & Fuel, After Hours charges
All entrance and park fees

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Namibia!

Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will be met and escorted to the car rental kiosk to collect your rental car. Once the formalities are completed, you can drive to your hotel for the evening.

If you are arriving in Windhoek in good time, then you may want to join an optional tour of the city. Admire the view from Lover's Hill, see the beautiful Parliament Gardens and the Old Fort. You'll also get to sample local food and meet some of the residents of one of Windhoek's townships. There's an optional dinner at a local restaurant - Joe's Beerhouse, in the evening.
Overnight: Windhoek

Day 2

Sesriem

Windhoek - Sesriem. After breakfast, drive for approximately five hours southwest to your lodge near the mighty Sossusvlei sand dunes in Namib-Naukluft National Park.

You can either spend the rest of the day relaxing beside the pool, or you can join an optional excursion into the lodge's private concession. Heading out into the desert, you can spot some of the local wildlife, such as oryx, and enjoy a drink or two as you watch the sunset in this most spectacular of settings. Dinner is included back at the lodge.
Overnight: Sesriem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Exploring Sossusvlei & Namib-Naukluft National Park

Today is a free day, so make the most of your time in the Namib-Naukluft National Park with a variety of optional activities. Enjoy an excursion to Sossusvlei; characterized by rust-red dunes and shimmering white salt pans, the area is eerily beautiful, and also home to a variety of wildlife. Climb the most famous Dune 45 and take plenty of photographs before enjoying a 2.6km hike up to Deadvlei, a barren white salt pan.

Other options include a Quad buggy nature trail out into the reserve, an excursion to Sesriem Canyon, or a choice of plane, helicopter, or hot air balloon flights over the desert.
Overnight: Sesriem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 4-5

Swakopmund free time

Sesriem - Swakopmund. On day 4 complete the easy drive from Sesriem to Swakopmund, Namibia's popular coastal resort town. It's the country's adventure capital and a former German colonial settlement, boasting all sorts of exciting things to see and do. The next two nights are spent in Swakopmund, and there are numerous optional excursions, including visits to see the flamingos at Walvis Bay, the sand dunes of Swakopmund, and an Atlantic Ocean catamaran cruise, plus much more. See the trip notes for details.
Overnight: Swakopmund  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 6-7

Etosha National Park

Swakopmund - Etosha National Park. It's about a five-hour drive from Swakopmund to Namibia's premier wildlife hotspot - Etosha National Park. Covering more than 20,000 square kilometres, the reason Etosha is so good for game viewing is that it is mostly a desolate white salt pan. This means animals are relatively easy to spot, and they gather at the few waterholes to be found within the park. Lions, elephants, and both white and black rhinos reside in the reserve in good numbers. Arriving at your lodge on day 6, the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 7 is spent exploring Etosha. You can either do this on a self-drive basis using your rental car or on an optional guided game drive. If you'd like to enjoy a picnic at one of the fenced picnic spots within the park, then this can also be arranged for you.
Overnight: Etosha National Park  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 8

Waterberg Plateau National Park

Etosha National Park - Waterberg. Today's drive is relatively short, approximately 2.5 hours to Waterberg Plateau National Park. The plateau which lends the park its name is elevated high above the Kalahari Basin and is made of sandstone approximately 200 million years old! The area surrounding the plateau is lush and green, a haven for birdlife and small mammals such as antelope. Once you've settled in at the lodge, you can head out to follow some of the hiking trails in the area, or relax in the lodge spa with some wellness treatments.
Overnight: Waterberg  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Return to Windhoek

Waterberg - Windhoek. Today your self-drive holiday comes to an end. Make sure to get up early enough to enjoy one last walk up the plateau before the four-hour drive back to Windhoek, stopping at Okahandja for some last-minute shopping if you choose.

Arriving at the airport, return your vehicle to the car hire kiosk before checking in for your onward flight.
Breakfast

Tailor Your Tour

This self drive can be tailored to suit your requirements. If you'd like to spend more time at any of the destinations en route, or adjust the itinerary in any way, this can be arranged. We can also arrange activities and excursions to enhance your holiday and offer a variety of hotels. Simply contact us for a quote.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Please note: prices are indicative and final pricing may therefore vary, depending on hotel availability and time of travel.

Available
Contact us to book
Not Available
2022
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,245
USD $3,505
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075
USD $2,055
USD $3,075

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Olive Grove Guesthouse, Windhoek

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Olive Grove is a small, tastefully decorated hotel with elegant and spacious rooms, each with a large veranda sporting tables and chairs for al fresco dining. The lounge area is ideal for travellers who want to relax in style after a long day of exploring. Meals are expertly prepared by the hotel's chef. There is also a plunge pool for a quick dip to cool off. The hotel is situated close to the Windhoek city centre in a quiet, peaceful area.

The Delight, Swakopmund

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Less than a 10-minute walk from the beach, The Delight is a bright and modern property in the heart of Swakopmund. Rooms are modern, spacious, air-conditioned, and include flat-screen TVs, coffee machines, and ensuite bathrooms. Some rooms also include balconies. There's an onsite restaurant serving a delicious daily breakfast, bar and Wi-Fi is available for a nominal fee.

Etosha Safari Lodge, Etosha National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Etosha Safari Lodge is perched on a hill, with stunning views of the area. Each of the gorgeous chalets is equipped with its own small veranda and is beautifully decorated on the inside with light, bright colours. The exposed stonework on the outside is a stunning, authentic touch and the large windows bath the room in natural light. There are three outdoor pool within the complex as well as a restaurant with an alfresco dining area and bar. The Anderson Gate into Etosha National Park is only 9 km away.

Waterberg Guest Farm, Waterberg

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Scenically located at the foot of the magnificent Waterberg Plateau, Waterberg Guest Farm is a delightful place to stay in the area, housing nine individual bush chalets featuring an ensuite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, a fan, and a safe. There's an outdoor pool with comfortable Lapa seating and a garden, whilst dining is at the onsite restaurant and bar. Guests can also go and see the animals on this still-functioning cattle farm. Plus of course, there's the native wildlife which also inhabits the area, from leopards to eland and kudu antelope. Wi-Fi is free and available in communal areas.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Windhoek
Ends
Windhoek
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
3-4 star hotels and lodges
Tour Guide
No. This is a self drive holiday
Meals
Breakfast: 8, Dinner: 2
Visiting
Windhoek, Sesriem, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Waterberg
Countries
Church in Windhoek with palm trees and bright blue sky
Orange sand dunes stretching into the distance at Sesriem
Colonial building and palm trees at dusk in Swakopmund
Gemsbok standing at a water hole at Etosha National Park

Extra Tour Info

Herd of Elephants | African Safaris | Africa
Spotting Africa's Big 5
Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5
Updated
28th March 2022
OTG000384Discover Namibia Self Drive - 9 daysAfricaTailor-madeAfricafalse0Namibiahttps://www.onthegotours.com/ae/Namibia/Discover-Namibia-Self-Drive-9-dayshttps://www.onthegotours.com/repository/DunedustNamibiaItineraryMainTailormadeHolidaysAfrica-49531242316336_crop_flip_300_300_f2f2f2_center-center.jpgSafari_Holidays