A self-drive tour through Namibia that offers insight into the wonders of this beautiful location, starting and ending in Windhoek, Namibia – 12 Days
Tour Highlights of the Namibia Self-Drive tour
There are a variety of highlights that can be seen in Windhoek during a Namibian safari. One such highlight is the Alte Festung, or the ‘old fortress’. Once the military headquarters of Windhoek, it stands today as a state museum and retains the title as the oldest building in Windhoek, with foundations that were laid in 1890.
Etosha National Park
Etosha means ‘huge white area’ or ‘place of dry water’, and the National Park certainly lives up to this description! It’s a vast shallow pan, which shines brightly in the African sun due to crystallized salt on the surface of the ground. The Etosha National Park features several waterholes that provide some of the best game viewing opportunities during the dry season, when the surrounding lands are dry and arid.
Bordered by Windhoek, the Kalahari Desert, the Namib Desert and Ovamboland, Damaraland is a unique Namibian attraction to witness whilst on safari with Jenman. It contains some of the most scenic areas in the country, and a Namibian safari to Damaraland will brings tourists into the company of desert elephants, black rhinos, ostriches and springbok.
When it comes to having fun, you’ll be able to choose from an exciting range of activities to enjoy whilst on your Namibian safari in Swakopmund! From sandboarding to quad biking, fishing to beach angling and diving to hot air ballooning, there is something for everyone no matter your age!
The Sossusvlei area is fed by a river called the Tsuachab River – the dunes actually prevent the entire pathway of this river. The Tsuachab River only flows right through Sossusvlei every 5 to 10 years, making it a rare sight to see.The Sossusvlei dunes are about 6 0km from the Sesriem gate which is about an hours drive.
Safari Planning with our Travel Experts
This Namibia safari package gives you the freedom to explore the best of this beautiful country at your own pace. Experience exceptional wildlife viewing at Etosha National Park, the ancient Spitzkoppe rock-art, the charming old German town of Swakopmund and finally the red sand dunes of the Namib Desert.
Day 1: Olive Grove Guesthouse, Namibia or similar
Day 2: Okonjima Plains Camp, Okanjima or similar
Day 3 – 5: Okaukeujo Resort, Etosha or similar
Day 6: Omaruru Guesthouse, Omaruru or similar
Day 7 & 8: The Stiltz, Swakopmund or similar
Day 9 & 10: Sossus Dune Lodge, Sossusvlei or similar
Day 11: Olive Grove Guest House, Windhoek or similar
This Namibia self-drive safari includes car rental from Avis Car Hire, group B (VW Polo Vivo or similar), with premium insurance cover. Premium insurance includes Theft and collision damage waiver, personal accident insurance, unlimited mileage, location surcharge, third party liability insurance, general public liability insurance, tourism levy, VAT and claims admin fee, tyre, rim and hubcap damage, windscreen damage/repair, sandblasting damage, water and undercarriage damage.
Excludes: Fuel, refundable rental deposit, rental contract fee, one-way drop-off charges, delivery and collection fees, traffic fine administration fee, additional driver, child safety seats, GPS navigation, additional spare tyre rental and deposit.
Meals during your Namibia holiday
Breakfasts will be in restaurants at various accommodation establishments. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit Namibia prior to departure.
Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.