Classic Road Trip in Namibia

Self-Drive Adventure in Namibia

Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Namib-Naukluft National Park & Sossusvlei, Swakopmund

Duration: 14 nights

Price: From £3,675 per person in mid-season based on two adults travelling together. Includes international flights, accommodation, some meals, transfers, car rental and selected activities plus all taxes and charges.

Namibia’s well-maintained and quiet road system makes it the perfect destination for an adventurous road trip but with some luxurious accommodation to enjoy along the way. A wonderfully varied itinerary showcasing the best of what Namibia has to offer from the breathtaking landscapes of Damaraland to towering red dunes of Sossuvlei
Perfect forWildlife enthusiasts and those who appreciate stunning desert landscapes.
In the knowStaying at Kulala Desert Lodge ensures that you will be one of the first groups to reach the Sossusvlei Dunes each morning, thanks to its direct access through its private gate. 

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  • Landscapes & Scenery
  • Adventure
  • First-timers
  • Road Trip

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From Windhoek airport you will be transferred in to town to collect your rental car and enjoy a trip briefing. It will then be a short drive north to the Elegant Farsmtead, a wonderfully relaxing staging post between the capital and the vast expanse of the Etosha National Park.
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2 nightsEtosha National Park

The journey up to Etosha heightens the anticipation for the wildlife viewing adventure you will have to come. Your lodge, Taleni Etosha Village, is found just outside the park and is the ideal spot for making your way in for self-drive safaris, whilst their in-house guides also offer organised morning and afternoon safaris for those so inclined.
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2 nightsDamaraland

After Etosha you will need to swing west, heading on to the dramatic scenery of northern Damaraland where you will be staying in Grootberg Lodge. This is a place where you can enjoy dramatic views, track black rhino on foot and head out with a guide to try and find the fascinating desert lion who call this area home.
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The drive through to the southern part of Damaraland, better known as Twyfelfontein, is amongst the most jaw-dropping in all of Namibia, with towering red kopjes rising out of the endless desert plains. Your destination is Camp Kipwe, nestled at the foot of one of these kopjes and ideally located for visiting the region’s famous petroglyphs and geological features as well as trying to find desert elephant which roam around the area.
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The cool coastal breezes and Germanic charm of Swakopmund will provide a stark contrast from the dry dusty deserts you have been exploring for the last week. Your base will be the charming Cornerstone Guesthouse, ideally located for accessing the town’s excellent restaurants and bars, as well as for getting out and experiencing the varied activities for which this area is so well-known.
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En-route to Sossusvlei you should stop at the bakery in the outpost of Solitaire – renowned for its apple cake and a great excuse to break up the drive. From your base at Kulala Desert Lodge you will be able to take a morning trip to the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei, visit the Sesriem Canyon and explore the beautiful nature reserve on which the lodge is found.
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After your time at Sossusvlei you will need to drive back to Windhoek and head to the Olive Grove Guesthouse where you will be spending your final night in Namibia. Your rental car will be collected in the afternoon to allow you to relax before the transfer back to the airport tomorrow morning.
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