Sample Namibian Discovery Self-Drive


Day 1: Windhoek

1 night Windhoek

On arrival in Windhoek you collect your rental car and drive to your guesthouse for your overnight stay in the city.

Activities and Services

Arrive at Windhoek Intl Airport and collect your Group C car and drive to Olive Grove for an overnight stay.


Day 2: Etosha East

2 nights Eastern side of Etosha National Park

After an early breakfast you travel north to Mushara Bush Camp adjacent to Etosha National Park.

The Etosha National Park is one of the finest game parks in Southern Africa. It encloses a vast saltpan that becomes an immense, shallow lake in rainy periods, attracting great numbers of flamingos and other water birds

Activities and Services

Drive north to Mushara Bush Camp in Etosha to stay for 2 nights


Day 3: Etosha East

Safari & Activities at Mushara

Etosha National Park in the north of Namibia is one of the finest game parks in Southern Africa. It’s certainly one of Namibia’s most iconic destinations. Etosha means ‘Great White Place’ in Herero, an apt description of this huge park that encloses a vast saltpan.

Enjoy guided game drives into the Etosha National Park.

Activities and Services

Game-viewing in Etosha

Day 6: Palmwag

2 nights Central Highlands

Your next stop is an appealing wilderness retreat, Erongo Wilderness Lodge.

Activities and Services

Head south to the Erongo mountains near Omaruru

Day 7: Palmwag

Activities at Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Erongo Wilderness Lodge offers nature drives and visited to Paula' cave.  Guided walks on the walking area surrounding the Lodge is highly encouraged and is the best way to experience the beauty of the Erongo Mountains. 


Activities and Services

Enjoy nature drives & hiking in the Erongo wilderness

Day 8: Erongo Mountains

Day 9: Swakopmund

2 nights Swakopmund, 

A relatively easy driving day today, mostly on tar, to the coastal town of Swakopmund for 2 nights.

Activities and Services

Head to the Atlantic Coast for 2 nights in Swakopmund


Day 10: Swakopmund

Exploring Swakopmund

The appeal of Swakopmund lies in strolling about admiring the High German architecture, perhaps stopping at one of the several good seafood restaurants or coffee houses. There’s plenty to do and see such as the Seal Colony at Cape Cross, the flamingos at Walvis Bay or the Welwitschia “forest”. Visit the surreal landscape of the “Moon Mountains”, an area of deep chasms and interesting geological features, or perhaps try some sand-boarding, or quad-biking over the desert dunes.

Seal Colony Flamingos

Activities and Services

Time at leisure to explore Swakopmund and the surrounding area...

Day 11: Sesriem

2 nights Namib Desert near Sossusvlei

Today you head across the gravel plains into the Namib Desert to Kulala Desert Lodge.

Activities and Services

Head inland across the Namib Desert to Sossusvlei

Day 12: Sesriem

Exploring and activities at Sossusvlei

Enjoy early morning excursions to the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched trees of the Dead Vlei and the gorge of Sesriem Canyon.

Sesriem Canyon

Activities and Services

Optional early morning excursion to Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon

Day 13: Kalahari Namibia

Overnight in the Kalahari Desert, 

Set off early northwards to Bagatelle Ranch in the Kalahari Desert where you stay overnight. Here you can experience the unique Kalahari with its magical sunsets, stunning landscape and dramatic colours. Although classified as desert, the Kalahari has abundant tree and grass species which results in plentiful wildlife. Optional afternoon game drives are on offer from the ranch. (4 hours, 310km)

Activities and Services

Head east to the Kalahari Desert to Bagatelle Ranch

Day 14: End of Itinerary

Return to Windhoek for onward flight

This morning you return to Windhoek (approx 2½ to 3 hours drive) where you have some time at leisure before you need to drive to Windhoek Airport. You return your rental car at the airport prior to your onward flight.

Activities and Services

Enjoy early morning game drives or cheetah interaction

Return to Windhoek to return your rental car

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