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

Namibia Highlights in Style

15 Days from NAD 75,500 per person

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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 75,500 NAD

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

Hiking, nature drives, picturesque landscapes

NamibRand Nature Reserve
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Hiking, nature drives, picturesque landscapes

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

10 accommodations over 15 days/14 nights
Onguma The Fort pool area
Day 3-4
Onguma Nature Reserve
Onguma The Fort
2 nights half-board
Day 3-4
Ongava Lodge Namibia
Day 5
Ongava Game Reserve
Ongava 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
Ai Aiba Rock Paintings Lodge Namibia
Day 8
Damaraland
Ai Aiba Rock Paintings Lodge
1 night half-board
Day 8
Atlantic Villa Swakopmund
Day 9-10
Swakopmund
Atlantic Villa Boutique Guesthouse
2 nights bed&breakfast
Day 9-10
Desert Homestead Outpost Namibia
Day 11
Namib Desert
Desert Homestead Outpost
1 night half-board
Day 11
Wolwedans Dune Camp Namib Desert
Day 12-13
Namib Desert
Wolwedans Dune Camp
2 nights full-board
Day 12-13
GocheGanas Lodge
Day 14
Greater Windhoek
GocheGanas Lodge
1 night half-board
Day 14

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, the ancient Twyfelfontein and beautiful NamibRand Nature Reserve. We hand selected exclusive and luxurious lodges and camps in stunning locations, offering excellent service and warm Namibian hospitality.

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 Hotel Heinitzburg. Be sure not to miss out on a delicious dinner in their gourmet restaurant (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. 350 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Okonjima Nature Reserve – Onguma Nature Reserve

Distance on day 3: approx. 350 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 – Ongava Game Reserve

Distance approx. 200-250 km; driving time depends on choice of route

Onguma Nature Reserve – Etosha National Park – Ongava Game Reserve

Distance approx. 200-250 km; driving time depends on choice of route

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 impressive Ongava Lodge. Depending on your arrival time, there is the possibility to do an optional safari in the Ongava Game Reserve.

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

Day 6 - 7 | Ongava Game Reserve – Twyfelfontein

Distance on day 6: approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Ongava Game Reserve – Twyfelfontein

Distance on day 6: approx. 350 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 | Twyfelfontein – Erongo Mountains

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Twyfelfontein – Erongo Mountains

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Today you will continue your journey travelling through the Erongo Mountains until you arrive at your next accommodation, the Ai Aiba 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 or walk with a guide from the lodge. Alternatively, you can visit the charming town of Omaruru, which is known for the Kristall Kellerei Winery, a small chocolate factory and handicrafts.

Breakfast Dinner
Spitzkoppe at sunset

Day 9 - 10 | Erongo Mountains – Swakopmund

Distance on day 9: approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

Erongo Mountains – Swakopmund

Distance on day 9: approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 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. Get to know this charming coastal town on the Atlantic Ocean during a city tour. 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 Atlantic Villa Boutique Guesthouse for two nights. Swakopmund also has a variety of restaurants.

Breakfast
Oryx running near Sesriem

Day 11 | Swakopmund – Namib Desert

Distance approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Swakopmund – Namib Desert

Distance approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 4-5 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. Take your time and explore the Sesriem Canyon. During the dry season, you can walk through a part of this 30-metre-deep gorge. Your accommodation today, the Desert Homestead Outpost, offers a fascinating panoramic view of the vast plains. End your day comfortably with a special dinner.

Breakfast Dinner
Camel thorn tree in Deadvlei clay pan

Day 12 | Explore Sossusvlei – NamibRand Nature Reserve

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time depends on choice of route

Explore Sossusvlei – NamibRand Nature Reserve

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time depends on choice of route

Pack your breakfast and head to the national park early in the morning, which opens just in time for sunrise. In the magic of the early morning hours, you start exploring the Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Inside the park, you can park your rental car in a parking space and drive the last few kilometres through deep sand with a four-wheel-drive shuttle (optional). Climb one of the huge dunes, the breath-taking view over the Namib Sand Sea will mesmerise you. Take a stroll over the white clay pans, which beautifully contrast with the red sand and the deep blue sky. After this inspiring morning excursion, you continue your journey to the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Here you spend two nights at the exceptional Wolwedans Dune Camp.

Breakfast Dinner
Bike tour at Wolwedans Dune Camp

Day 13 | NamibRand Nature Reserve

NamibRand Nature Reserve

Get ready for a very unique desert experience. In the seclusion of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, Wolwedans offers its visitors an unforgettable stay. On guided hikes and nature tours, you can explore this fascinating nature reserve with its red dunes, vast grasslands and picturesque mountain ranges. Hot air balloon rides and sightseeing flights are optional but particularly worthwhile because the view from above is incredible. In between the activities, you can enjoy the peace and unique atmosphere of the Wolwedans Dune Camp and spoil yourself with delicious meals.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Activities
GocheGanas swimming pool

14 | NamibRand Nature Reserve – Windhoek Area

Distance approx. 370 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hours

NamibRand Nature Reserve – Windhoek Area

Distance approx. 370 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hours

Let the atmosphere of this place work its magic one last time. After a delicious breakfast, it is time to set out for your last destination. During the course of the afternoon, you reach the wonderful GocheGanas Nature Reserve, just south of Windhoek. Look forward to a great end to your Namibia trip. Take some time to lean back and relax. Indulge yourself at the Wellness Village or explore the beautiful surroundings on a game drive and look out for giraffes, zebras, various antelopes and rhinos (all optional). Marvel at one last beautiful sunset in Namibia and reflect on the memorable experiences you have gathered over the past few days. You spend the night at GocheGanas Lodge.

Breakfast Dinner
Windhoek farmland dirt road

Day 15 | Windhoek Area – Windhoek Airport

Distance approx. 90 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Windhoek Area – Windhoek Airport

Distance approx. 90 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Today you will head back to the starting point of your tour in Windhoek. Depending on your departure time, you have the chance to run some last errands in Windhoek. Afterwards, you drive to the airport, drop off your rental car and begin your journey home or onwards.

Breakfast

Included

  • 14 nights’ stay in lodges, camps, and guest houses
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • Game drive at Okonjima Plains Camp
  • 2 activities at Mowani Mountain Camp
  • Various activities at Wolwedans Dune Camp

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

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