For guests with limited time to explore Namibia, the Namibian Highlights self-drive safari is the best tour to take. It takes you to the essential sites, the iconic red dunes of the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei and the unique wildlife experience of Etosha National Park.
Depart Windhoek for the Namib Desert, where the red dunes stretch to the horizon. Sossusvlei is home to some of the highest sand dunes in the world. The scenery is spectacular and a great place for photography.
Spend this afternoon visiting a petrified dune at Elim Dune or visit the Sesriem Canyon.
Drive time: approx 5 hours
Sunrise in the dunes is a beautiful experience. Brave the morning chill and make your way to the Sossusvlei dunes as the gates open. Visit Deadvlei, Canyonvlei and Sossusvlei itself. Remember to take water with you – the days are hot even in the winter months.
Dune 45 is also nice to visit but usually later in the day as all the tour groups have breakfast there in the early morning.
Drive time: half – full day excursion
Beautiful desert landscapes line the way to Swakopmund. The likes of Kuiseb Canyon, Gaob Pass and you will pass the Tropic of Capricorn. The small settlement of Solitaire has a bakery and is famous for their apple tart. Have a coffee and cake break here, it is worth a visit. Stop off at the Walvis Bay Lagoon where large numbers of flamingos and pelicans feed.
Your final destination today is Swakopmund. Enjoy a meal at one of the many excellent restaurants which specialize in sea food or game meat.
Drive time: 5 hours
Departing Swakopmund you head for the premier game park of Namibia – The Etosha National Park where you spend 2 nights. Spend time on game drives in your own vehicle or join a guided game drive at the rest camps at an additional charge. The camps offer night drives which give you a unique insight to the noctural wildlife roaming the park. All the camps also have a floodlit waterhole where the animals come throughout the night to drink.
Drive time: Swakopmund – Etosha` s Anderson Gate: 5 hours
Head to the Waterberg area today. The Waterberg is home to some rare species of animal including the sable and roan antelope, black and white rhino as well as leopard, cheetah and rare sightings of lion. The Plateau rises up to 420m above the surrounding savanna making for fantastic scenery.
Drive time: 3 hours
The self-drive tour ends today in Windhoek. Accommodation in Windhoek on this night is not included.
Drive time: 3 hours
Namibian highlights self-drive safari
January – June 2016
July – October 2016
|Camping per person||N$ 1507||N$ 1507|
|3 * Accommodation pp sharing||N$ 5 411||N$ 6 642|
|4 * Accommodation pp sharing||N$ 10 645||N$ 14 345|
*Note that we can quote vehicle rental separately if so required.