WindhoekEtosha National ParkDamaralandSwakopmundSossusvlei

Adventurous self-drive tour from and to Windhoek. Enjoy the highlights of Namibia at your own pace. This suggested itinerary offers insight into the wonders of Namibia. Experience Etosha National Park, rock-art at Twyfelfontein, the old German town of Swakopmund and finally the red sand dunes of the Namib Desert. A self-drive tour through Namibia that offers insight into the wonders of this beautiful location, starting and ending in Windhoek

Itinerary Highlights

  • See Namibia at your own pace
  • Daily Safaris in Etosha National Park
  • Climb the Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Learn about the Himba People

What’s included

  • Car Hire (your choice of vehicle group)
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$3500 – $6700 pp

Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Namibia

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Day 2


On arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, please proceed to the Avis Car Hire depot to collect your hire car and drive to your accommodation. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Day 3-5

Etosha National Park

Today you will travel to Namibia’s well-known Highlight of the North – Etosha National Park. Your accommodation is just outside Etosha Park. You will be able to embark on optional game drives through the park hopefully spotting a variety of wildlife during your stay. The resorts also offer fabulous floodlit waterholes, which provide excellent game viewing at night.

Day 6


This morning bid farewell to the wild animals of Etosha and head to Kamanjab where you have the opportunity to visit a local Himba village to find out more about their traditions and lifestyle. Experience the milking ceremony and the smoke bath, and learn about their beliefs surrounding the holy fire, their ancestors and herbal medicine. Continue on to the town of Omaruru where you stay overnight. Once a mission station, the settlement has great historic significance and has evolved into an artistic hub for local crafts and small industries.

Day 7-8


After breakfast, continue to Spitzkoppe – an iconic group of curved, granite mountains with vivid colours. We suggest taking a walk amongst the boulders to view the ancient Bushmen paintings and engravings. After this, continue south west from the dry interior of Namibia to the charming coastal town of Swakopmund.

Here you will have the opportunity to partake in the many optional activities on offer. Alternatively, just soak up the atmosphere of this quaint German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a typical Namibian meal in one of the many restaurants (own expense).

Day 9-10


An early morning start takes you from Swakopmund south through Walvis Bay on your way to the Namib Naukluft National Park. On the way there why not make a stop at the small settlement of Solitaire where you will have a chance to sample their world renowned Apple Crumble. That evening you have the opportunity to embark on a wild cat walk at the lodge. The next morning it is advisable to wake up early in order to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. We also recommend a stop to view the Sesriem Canyon, which was carved millions of years ago by the Tsauchab River.

Day 11


Today you leave the desert behind you and travel back to Windhoek, through the beautiful countryside. Once you arrive the rest of the afternoon can be spent at leisure, and dinner can be enjoyed in one of the many fabulous restaurants in the city. The next morning after breakfast, drive to Windhoek International Airport to drop off your hire car.

Day 12

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $3500 – $6700 per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

Namibia has a subtropical desert climate with very hot summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures can reach over 40 degrees Celsius. The rainy season runs from late October to April, with most of the rain falling in the months of January and February. During the winter months, temperatures drop to an average of 15-20 degrees Celsius.

Add on’s

There are a multitude of add-on holiday options to this Self Drive Namibia itinerary; for example, you could head South and explore Fish River Canyon, one of the world’s largest canyons or canoe on the Orange River.

South Africa and Botswana make perfect inclusions to this Namibia Itinerary.

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