Windhoek – Sossusvlei – Swakopmund – Damaraland – Etosha National Park – Waterberg Region
10 Days / 9 Nights
This tour is available for Low, Mid-Range, Luxury & Exclusive budgets.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Hosea Kutako Interntational Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Check in at least 2 hours before your flight.|
Things we recommend
- Spending the first night in the capital to acclimatise and rest up before tackling the dirt roads.
- Make sure to always have drinking water in the vehicle.
- Wear sunscreen and hats.
- Do not leave any valuables visibly in the vehicle (cameras, phones, laptops etc.).
- Make sure to always have both (two) spare tyres.
Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek
You have arrived at Hosea Kutako International Airport for your Namibian Self-Drive Adventure. Your transfer shuttle will be waiting for you. Should time permit we can arrange for a Windhoek City and Township Tour. Alternatively you can spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing by the hotel pool and recovering from your flight.
Activities offered in the area: Windhoek City & Township Tours, Day visit to the Naankuse Large Cat Sanctuary.
Restaurants we recommend: Stellenbosch Bistro & Wine Bar, Joes Beerhouse, Utopia at Fresh & Wild & Klein Windhoek Guesthouse.
Day 2&3: Sossusvlei
Enjoy a scenic drive from Windhoek to Sesriem. This route will offer plenty of photographic opportunities make sure you have your camera batteries charged. You will be spending two nights in the Namib Desert, so there will be plenty of time to explore the surrounding area by your-self or with pre-booked guided excursions.
Watch the sun set over the oldest desert in the world and witness the amazing colour changes over the towering dunes.
This area offers a great variety of campsites and lodges. There are also plenty of interesting excursions and activities available.
Points of interest: Sesriem, Sossusvlei Vlei, Bid Daddy, Dune 45
Activities offered in the area: Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights and plenty of guided nature drives
Day 4: Swakopmund
Today you will head to the small sleepy town of Swakopmund. Rich in German architecture and history, this town offers a range of activities and excursions.
From romantic catamaran dolphin cruises to adrenaline filled dune boarding and quad biking, there is something to do for everyone. Try Tandem Sky Diving or join a full day exploring the Sandwich Harbour and surrounding areas. Visit the Cape Cross Seal Colony or explore Swakopmund on foot. We also recommend visiting the Karakul Weavers, with plenty of souvenir shops to choose from too.
Points of interest: Cape Cross Seal Colony, Namib Desert, Welwitschia, Martin Luther Locomotive
Activities offered in the area: Scenic Flights, Living Desert Tours, Quad biking, Sand Boarding and much more.
Restaurants we recommend: Brauhause, Kückie’s Pub, The Tug & The Lighthouse.
Day 5&6: Southern Damaraland/ Northern Damarland
You will make your way to Southern Damaraland. This area offers some spectacular scenery and wildlife.
Points of interest: Brandberg Mountain, World Famous Rock Paintings at Twyfelfontein, the Petrified Forrest & Organ Pipes.
Activities offered in the area: Guided Desert Elephant Tracking & Nature / Game Drives, Hiking Trails.
Boasting with stunning landscapes and wildlife, you can explore the Grootberg Plateau, with most of the lodges in the area offering guided excursion and activities.
Points of interest: Grootberg Plateau, Guided Hikes & Visiting a couple of authentic homesteads of the Damara people.
Activities offered in the area: Desert Elephant Tracking, Black Rhino Tracking and a visit to a local Himba or Damara Village.
Day 7&8: Etosha National Park (Inside or Outside the park)
You will head north towards Etosha National Park, home to four out of the big five (Elephant, Rhino, Leopard & Lion). The park itself is well laid out so it will be pretty easy to navigate. There are many different waterholes where you can stop at for some excellent game viewing and photographic opportunities.
Points of interest: Etosha Watering holes.
Activities offered in the area: AM / PM Guided Game Drives as well as night time game drives with knowledgeable Guides / Rangers.
Day 9: Waterberg Region
The Waterberg Plateau is a conservancy area located between Etosha National Park and Windhoek. A popular hiking destination that offers stunning scenery and wildlife as well as an array of birdlife.
Points of interest: AfriCAT Foundation or CCF (Cheetah Conservation Fund).
Activities offered in the area: Game & Nature Drives, Hiking Trails, Birdlife & Wildlife Viewing.
Day 10: Return to Windhoek
Your adventure ends today. Head back to the capital and return your rental vehicle no later than 16H00.
After the vehicle has been check-in, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
This map only corresponds with the listed Itinerary/ Route of this web page. Your map will differ.