Cover Image: Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp
The Namibia Adventure is a 14 day self drive trip taking you around this unique country’s main highlights. The accommodation used is a comfortable combination of mid-range establishments, chosen for their location, value for money or excellent activities.
Departing from your hotel or airport in Windhoek, you travel North, to your first location, Okonjima Nature Reserve, a wildlife conservation and rehabilitation centre run by a non-profit organization called the AfriCat Foundation, where you have an excellent opportunity to observe leopard and cheetah. Next up is a drive further northwards to Etosha National Park. With the combination of savannah, woodland and the numerous waterholes, wildlife viewing can be very rewarding here. Ornithologists can be on the lookout for some of the 340 bird species that can be found in the park.
The adventure continues into Damaraland. Driving around this area is both fun and testing, but it will also allow you the flexibility to search for desert-adapted elephants and other desert-dwelling creatures such as black rhino. Natural monoliths and mountains, prehistoric tree trunks and some organ pipes are also found in this area. Continue on to the Atlantic coastal town of Swakopmund, which will give you a bit of a rest from driving yourself around the countryside. Besides being a welcome break from the often intense inland heat, the combination of old-world charm and coastal adventure offers visitors plenty to see and do here.
You then journey into the Namib Desert. Sossusvlei’s magnificent, mountainous dunes lie at the end of the Tsauchab River. The tallest of them has graced many a photograph or painting as has the ancient camel-thorn trees eerily still lurking around in Deadvlei.
Travelling further on this adventure takes you to Klein Aus Vista Namib where the wild horses graze locally and the breathtaking scenery offers some fantastic photographic opportunities. Your final night is in the Kalahari Desert, where you have the opportunity to explore the Gondwana Kalahari Park on an afternoon drive to experience the red Kalahari sands, before your tarred road drive back to Windhoek.
• 2 nights at Okonjima Plains Camp (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
Okonjima Plains Camp is a comfortable & rustic lodge situated within the Okonjima Nature Reserve.
• 3 nights at Etosha Oberland Lodge (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
Etosha Oberland Lodge is a boutique safari lodge offering comfort and privacy, where guests can relax on their private terrace with views over the savannah or cool off in the infinity pool during the heat of the day. Activities include game drives in the Etosha National Park, as well as guided walks to observe wildlife.
• 1 night at Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp is a rustic, comfortable tented camp nestled in rolling boulders of a granite outcrop, located in the Damaraland region of Namibia.
• 2 nights at The Delight (Bed & Breakfast
The Delight Hotel is an ideal base to explore Swakopmund and the local area and is in walking distance to shops, cafés, restaurants and bars.
• 2 nights at The Desert Grace (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
Built from desert sand, and punctuated with turquoise pools and modern architecture, The Desert Grace is a comfortable and modern lodge located in the heart of the desert.
• 2 nights at Eagle’s Nest Chalets (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
Built into rounded granite boulders with a rugged granite mountain as a backdrop, Eagle’s Nest Chalets offer solitude, silence and sunsets whilst staying in rustic comfort.
• 1 night at Kalahari Anib Lodge (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
Experience the Kalahari Desert on the Eastern fringes of Namibia. The Kalahari Anib Lodge is a larger size, comfortable and relaxed lodge which overlooks the Kalahari savannah.
• Flexible departures any day
Although it is possible to book this self drive tour as shown above, it is entirely customisable. We can add or delete days, change the accommodation used and generally design the tour to suit your individual requirements.
Travelling by road is a great opportunity to appreciate the outstanding landscape & scenery that Namibia has to offer, however it is always important to take things slowly when required and it is not advisable to travel after dark. If you do not like the idea of driving yourself, we can arrange for a Guide to drive you or arrange transport by air. Contact one of our team to discuss your travel requirements.