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Namib Desert landscape at Wolwedans Dune Camp
Private Self-Drive Trip

Namibia Highlights in Style

15 Days from 76,500 NAD person sharing a double room

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Namibia Highlights in Style – 15 Day Self-Drive Tour

Experience the highlights of Namibia and overnight at exclusive and luxurious lodges on this self-drive trip. In 15 days, you will see the vast sea of dunes in Sossusvlei, meet the wildlife in Etosha National Park and surrounding game reserves, breath the fresh air of the Atlantic Ocean and much much more. Hand-selected lodges and camps offer excellent service and hospitality.

Accommodation type

Tented camps, lodges & boutique guesthouses

Accommodation style

Tour price

from 76,500 NAD pp sharing

Starting price per person

Travellers

Private trip

Travellers

Departure date

Any day of your choice

Departure dates

Highlights

Days 1-15 Namibia

Guided game drive, AfriCat Foundation

Okonjima Nature Reserve

Guided game drive, AfriCat Foundation

Game drives in the national park and bordering nature reserves

Etosha National Park
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Game drives in the national park and bordering nature reserves

Twyfelfontein, Petriefied Forest, desert elephants

Damaraland
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Twyfelfontein, Petriefied Forest, desert elephants

Hiking, impressive rock formations, Spitzkoppe

Erongo Mountains
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Hiking, impressive rock formations, Spitzkoppe

Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon

Namib Desert
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Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon

Who Should Go

If you are looking for a trip that takes you to the most popular highlights of Namibia and offers exclusive and intimate camps and lodges at the same time, this tour is for you. Your accommodations are in close proximity to the main sites but tucked away in exclusive nature reserves and stunning locations. On guided game drives and nature walks you can benefit from the vast knowledge of your local and well-trained guide and get an in-depth understanding of the area. This self-drive trip offers you the exciting adventure of the open road by day and the comfort and service of luxurious lodges by night.

Namibia Newbies

Namibia Newbies

Nature lovers

Nature Lovers

Serenity Seekers

Serenity Seekers

Active travellers

Active Travellers

“The accommodations were divine and everything worked out perfectly on the ground. Every holiday should be like this.”
Thomas Schaub

Accommodation

9 accommodations over 15 days/14 nights
The Weinberg Hotel
Day 1
Windhoek
The Weinberg Hotel
1 night bed&breakfast
Day 1
Okonjima Plains Camp accommodation on 4 day Etosha safari
Day 2
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Plains Camp
1 night half-board
Day 2
Onguma The Fort pool area
Day 3-4
Onguma Nature Reserve
Onguma The Fort
2 nights half-board
Day 3-4
Etosha Oberland Lodge
Day 5
Etosha Area
Etosha Oberland Lodge
1 night half-board
Day 5
Mowani Mountain Camp Namibia
Day 6-7
Damaraland
Mowani Mountain Camp
2 nights full-board
Day 6-7

Tour Itinerary

Self-Drive Lodge Tour

Seemingly endless horizons, towering sand dunes, exciting wildlife encounters and the waves of the Atlantic Ocean – on this 15-day self-drive tour you will experience the highlights of Namibia: The impressive Namib Desert, the famous Etosha National Park, the seaside town of Swakopmund and the ancient Twyfelfontein. We hand selected exclusive and luxurious lodges and camps in stunning locations, offering excellent service and warm Namibian hospitality.

Namibia Highlights in Style tour map

Start Windhoek

Ends Windhoek

Windhoek Christ Church

Day 1 | Windhoek

Distance approx. 50 km; driving time approx. 1 hour

Windhoek

Distance approx. 50 km; driving time approx. 1 hour

Once you have landed in Windhoek, you will collect your rental car and make your way to your booked accommodation. Use the rest of the afternoon to relax after your long flight, or alternatively visit some of the sights in town, such as the National Art Gallery with its local artwork, the renowned Christ Church or the National Museum of Namibia. You overnight at the The Weinberg hotel. You can enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants on the estate (own expense).

Two leopards at Okonjima Plains Camp

Day 2 | Windhoek – Okonjima Nature Reserve

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Windhoek – Okonjima Nature Reserve

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

On your second day in Namibia, you will leave the capital Windhoek in northern direction. En route, you can stop at the craft market in Okahandja for souvenirs, baskets, wood carvings and beaded jewellery. At noon, you will reach the Okonjima Nature Reserve, a 200 km² nature and wildlife reserve on the edge of the Omboroko Mountains. In 1991, Okonjima founded the AfriCat Foundation which supports the protection and conservation of predators in their natural habitat. There are various projects that you can learn more about. With a little luck, you can spot leopards and other big game on your guided game drive. You spend the night in a view room at Okonjima Plains Camp.

Breakfast Dinner Game drive in the afternoon
Elephant at Onguma the Fort camp

Day 3 - 4 | Okonjima Nature Reserve – Onguma Nature Reserve

Distance on day 3: approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Okonjima Nature Reserve – Onguma Nature Reserve

Distance on day 3: approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Today your journey continues to the Onguma Nature Reserve via Otjiwarongo and Tsumeb. This private game reserve shares its western border with the Etosha National Park. Onguma consists of over 20,000 hectares of protected wildlife area, with predators such as lions, cheetahs and leopards, numerous plains game and rare black rhinos. Optionally, you can choose from a multitude of safari activities. On bush walks and game drives in a classic safari vehicle, you can discover the diverse fauna and flora of the reserve. Onguma lies just a few kilometres from Von Lindequist Gate. In Etosha National Park, you can go on a drive by yourself with your rental car or join a guided game drive (optional). You will stay at the luxurious Onguma The Fort, from where you have a spectacular view of the nearby waterhole and the Fisher’s Pan in the Etosha National Park.

Breakfast Dinner
Giraffe neck blue sky Etosha National Park

Day 5 | Onguma Nature Reserve – Etosha National Park

Onguma Nature Reserve – Etosha National Park

On day five of your journey, you head for the famous Etosha National Park, which you enter through the Von Lindequist Gate. The national park was founded in 1907 and is one of the most fascinating national parks in all of southern Africa. Here you can watch wildlife such as herds of impalas, wildebeest, oryx and zebras, as they roam the plains. Stop along the way at the signposted waterholes to discover elephants, rhinos, giraffes or even lions and leopards. Later on, you will leave the park through the Anderson Gate and drive to your accommodation for the night, the beautiful Etosha Oberland Lodge only 10 km from the park entrance. For dinner, a 5-course menu awaits you with a view of the lodge’s busy waterhole. Afterwards, you can round off the evening with a good glass of wine by the fireplace in the lounge.

Breakfast Dinner
Rock art at Twyfelfontein seen on 20-day self-drive safari in Namibia

Day 6 - 7 | Etosha Region – Twyfelfontein

Distance on day 6: approx. 330 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Etosha Region – Twyfelfontein

Distance on day 6: approx. 330 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Full of new impressions and exciting safari experiences, you make your way to Twyfelfontein via Outjo and Khorixas. Make a stop near Khorixas along the way and explore the Petrified Forest with its over 200 million-year-old mineralised logs. Besides that, the Welwitschia Mirabilis grows here – a plant that is also known as a living fossil. Your destination is the unique Mowani Mountain Camp near Twyfelfontein. From the camp, you can visit the famous Twyfelfontein rock engravings, the organ pipes and the Burnt Mountain. Additionally, a guided safari where you will search for the wild desert elephants is included in your tour price.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner 2 Activities
Boulder in the Erongo Mountains

Day 8 - 9 | Twyfelfontein – Erongo Mountains

Distance on day 8: approx. 260 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Twyfelfontein – Erongo Mountains

Distance on day 8: approx. 260 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Today you will continue your journey travelling through the Erongo Mountains until you arrive at your next accommodation, Omurenga Lodge. Go on a hike and explore the picturesque surroundings, characterised by gigantic granite rocks and a beautiful desert, hill and bush landscape. At sunset, you have the option to take a nature drive with a guide from the lodge or go on a short hike to enjoy fantastic views and the magical light across the plains. Alternatively, you can visit the charming town of Omaruru, which is known for the Kristall Kellerei Winery, a small chocolate factory and handicrafts. You will spend two nights at the stunning Omurenga Lodge.

Breakfast Dinner
Spitzkoppe at sunset

Day 10 - 12 | Erongo Mountains – Swakopmund

Distance on day 10: approx. 270 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Erongo Mountains – Swakopmund

Distance on day 10: approx. 270 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

After a relaxed breakfast, you will make your way to the coast. Make sure to stop at the Spitzkoppe on your way. Together with a local guide, you can explore the impressive rock formations, on which you find many ancient rock art. Ultimately, you will reach Swakopmund. Stroll through this charming coastal town on the Atlantic Ocean to get to know the area. Swakopmund is a base for a variety of activities: Whether you want to explore the dunes by doing sand boarding, quad biking or horse riding, take a sightseeing flight, a boat trip or do a desert safari following the traces of the Little Five – there is something for everyone here. You will stay at the At The Sea Guesthouse for three nights. Swakopmund also has a variety of restaurants.

Breakfast
Oryx running near Sesriem

Day 13 | Swakopmund – Namib Desert

Distance approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hours

Swakopmund – Namib Desert

Distance approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hours

After an early breakfast, you leave Swakopmund behind and travel south. In Walvis Bay, make sure to visit the lagoon where you often find flamingos. In the afternoon, you will reach Sesriem which is located at the edge of the Namib Naukluft Park.
Make yourself comfortable in today’s accommodation, the Hoodia Desert Lodge, before setting off on a sundowner drive with a guide from the lodge. Snacks and drinks are provided as you watch the glowing red sun disappear behind the horizon. On your return to the lodge, a delicious dinner awaits you before you retire to your chalet.

Breakfast Dinner local drinks & sundowner drive
Camel thorn tree in Deadvlei clay pan

Day 14 | Explore Sossusvlei

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Explore Sossusvlei

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

You will have breakfast at the lodge before sunrise and then set off with an experienced guide in a 4×4 vehicle towards the Namib Naukluft National Park, which you will enter at sunrise. Get to know the fauna and flora of the desert while your guide drives you through the deep sand of the dry Tsauchab riverbed. Together with your guide, you will hike into Dead Vlei and Sossusvlei on lesser-used trails for the most exclusive experience possible. Your guide will inform you about the geological and historical background of the Namib.
Shortly before midday, you drive back to Elim Dune, where an extensive picnic awaits you under one of the camel thorn trees. After a short and tasty breather, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon, where you have the opportunity to hike down into the canyon, depending on your interests. You return to the lodge in the late afternoon and end the day relaxing by the pool or on your terrace.
You will spend another night at the Hoodia Desert Lodge.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner local drinks & Sossusvlei excursion
Windhoek farmland dirt road

Day 15 | Namib Desert – Windhoek

Distance approx. 340 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

Namib Desert – Windhoek

Distance approx. 340 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

It’s time to say goodbye to the desert. After a last delicious breakfast, you start the journey to the starting point of your tour in Windhoek. Depending on your departure time, you can run any last-minute errands in Windhoek. You then drive to the airport, drop off your hire car and start your return or onward journey.

Breakfast

Included

  • 14 nights’ stay in lodges, camps, and guest houses
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • local soft drinks and alcoholic beverages at Hoodia Desert Lodge
  • scheduled game drive at Okonjima Plains Camp
  • 2 scheduled activities at Mowani Mountain Camp
  • 2 scheduled activities at Hoodia Desert Lodge

Excluded

  • flights (international and domestic)
  • rental car (please contact us for a quote)
  • fuel, possible toll and crossing border fees
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • national park fees
  • optional activities
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

Upcoming Departures

Season per person sharing per person single room per person triple room Children < 12 (with extra bed)
01.06.2024-
30.06.2024
76,500 NAD 96,000 NAD on request on request
01.07.2024-
31.07.2024
79,000 NAD 99,000 NAD on request on request
01.08.2024-
31.10.2024
80,500 NAD 101,000 NAD on request on request
01.11.2024-
30.11.2024
84,500 NAD 106,000 NAD on request on request

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