Classic Road Trip In Namibia

Self-Drive Safari In Namibia

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

Duration: 12 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, with excellent wildlife-spotting opportunities, exceptional scenery and luxurious accommodation to enjoy along the way. This is a wonderfully varied itinerary, showcasing the best of what Namibia has to offer, from the breathtaking landscapes of Damaraland to the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei
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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  • Road Trip

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1 nightCENTRAL HIGHLANDS

From Windhoek airport you will be transferred into town to collect your rental car and enjoy a trip briefing. It will then be a short drive north to the Elegant Farmstead, 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 on its way. Your lodge, Etosha Village, is found just outside the park and is the ideal spot for self-drive safaris, whilst their in-house guides also offer organised morning and afternoon safaris for those wanting to keep their eyes peeled for animals instead of on the road. 
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2 nightsDamaraland

After Etosha you will head west, on to the dramatic landscape of northern Damaraland, where you will be staying in Grootberg Lodge. Here you can enjoy breathtaking views, track black rhinos on foot and head out with a guide to try and find the fascinating desert lions who call this area home.
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2 nightsDAMARALAND

The drive through to the southern part of Damaraland, better known as Twyfelfontein, is amongst the most incredible 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 the desert elephants which roam around the area.
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2 nightsSWAKOPMUND 

The cool coastal breezes and Germanic charm of Swakopmund will provide a stark contrast from the dry dusty deserts. Your base will be the charming Cornerstone Guesthouse, perfect 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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2 nightsSOSSUSVLEI

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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1 nightWINDHOEK


After your time at Sossusvlei you will 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 the following morning.
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