The Complete Namibia Road Trip Adventure

# Tailor-Made Tour

The Complete Namibia Road Trip Adventure

15 Days from £2979 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
15 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Big Cat Safari
Culture and Archaeology
Self Drive

For those with a sense of adventure, this excellent self-drive itinerary of outstanding value and breadth takes the intrepid traveller to many highlights of Namibia, including those in the less visited far south at Fish River Canyon (Africa’s largest canyon), Aus and Lüderitz. A road trip for those who enjoy the adventure of the journey as much as the journey’s end, the tour involves driving through magnificent and ever-changing scenery in remote regions of Namibia, providing a priceless experience in Namibia at a very affordable price.


Price from £2979 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Windhoek

Arrive Windhoek, met on arrival and transfer to the centre of Windhoek. There will be a briefing and information given before the hire car is delivered.

Staying at Rivendell Guesthouse. Includes Breakfast.

Day 3 - Etosha National Park

Drive north for a visit to the Africat large predator rehabilitation centre. After lunch, continue through Otjiwarongo and Otavi to eastern Etosha National Park. Take a self-drive safari in Etosha if time allows, or simply relax in the lovely surroundings at the lodge.

Staying at Mushara Bush Camp. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 4 - Etosha National Park

Today, take a leisurely drive westwards through Etosha National Park, game viewing as you go. Arrive at Okaukeujo. Optional night time safari for nocturnal animals in an open safari vehicle or simply enjoy animals coming to you at the camp's famous waterhole. The waterhole attracts many thirsty antelopes and elephants during the day and at night black rhino and lion are frequent visitors.

Staying at Okaukuejo. Includes Breakfast.

Day 5 - Damaraland

Drive through the dramatic and vast landscape scenery to Damaraland. It is possible to visit the Petrified Forest en route and/or the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings (World Heritage Site), Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes.

Staying at Vingerklip Lodge. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 6 - Swakopmund

Continue south from mountainous Damaraland to the gravel plains, dunes and coast at Swakopmund. There will be time to explore this quirky seaside town and arrange the next day’s activities. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Staying at Cornerstone Guesthouse. Includes Breakfast.

Day 7 - Swakopmund

Day at leisure in Swakopmund. Optional excursions include kayaking or a luxury catamaran cruise from Walvis Bay in search of dolphins, seals and other marine wildlife, a Living Desert Tour, a scenic flight over the extraordinary Namib Dune Sea and coast with shipwrecks and abandoned diamond mines (highly recommended), adventure activities, museum and more.

Staying at Cornerstone Guesthouse. Includes Breakfast.

Day 8 - Namib Desert

Today takes you on a drive past the towering dunes of the Namib Desert to your lodge near Sesriem and Sossusvlei.

Staying at Agama River Camp. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 9 - Namib-Naukluft National Park

Self-drive to Sesriem and into the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Take a stunning walk (or optional shuttle) to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. These two natural clay pans offer sensational natural wonders with outstanding photographic opportunities. The moon-like landscape includes sand dunes over 300 metres high and 500 year-old dead trees in the pans. Return to Sesriem and visit the Sesriem Canyon.

Staying at Agama River Camp. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 10 - Aus

Now head to the spectacular far southern region of Namibia. Arrive at your lodge near the small town of Aus. Take a self-guided walk or optional nature drive to see the famous Garub wild horses. Perhaps visit the worthwhile information centre in Aus to learn about the fascinating human and natural history of the area.

Staying at Klein Aus - Desert Horse Inn. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 11 - Luderitz

A relatively short drive takes you to Luderitz for an optional boat cruise or drive to Diaz Point for birding. Visit the ghost town of Kolmaskop with an optional tour of the buildings of this abandoned diamond-mining town, gradually being consumed by the Namib Desert. Return to Klein Aus.

Staying at Klein Aus - Desert Horse Inn. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 12 - Fish River Canyon

Head further south along the Fish River Canyon. The canyon is 160 km long, 27 km wide and over 500 metres in depth making it the largest canyon in Africa and the second biggest in the world. Visit the Hobas viewpoints and take a short walk along the canyon edge for a breath-taking sunset.

Staying at Canyon Roadhouse. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 13 - Kalahari Desert

Make your way north to Keetmanshoop and Mariental, Strampriet and your next lodge in the Kalahari Desert. Relax and celebrate your last night in Namibia, or join a scenic drive in Gondwana Kalahari Park.

Staying at Kalahari Farmhouse. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 14 - Windhoek

End your road trip back in Windhoek. Return the hire car and connect with flight to the UK.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 15 - Arrive London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?

Flight Info:
Fly from London to Windhoek

Area Specialist

Alan Godwin

If you want to find out the secrets of desert wildlife, opt for the living desert tour in Swakopmund.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

This was our second visit to Namibia in just over 12 months, with Reef and Rainforest and our seventh consecutive wildlife trip with them. I think that speaks for itself. This year we were particularly keen to try and observe some desert adapted Lions. The Lions found in ‘The Namib Desert’ are genetically identical to those found in the rest of Southern Africa but have adapted to live in one of the harshest environments on earth. They number around 150 and have a huge range, and are rarely seen. They came to prominence in the outstanding documentary film ‘Vanishing Kings’. The best chance of observing members of this subset of Lions is during a stay at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, although sightings cannot be guaranteed and weeks can pass by without any success. Therefore a stay at this camp was at the heart of our itinerary and we were very lucky to spend time with a Lioness and her niece who had killed an Oryx in the conservancy. The camp itself is absolutely outstanding in every respect and the location is just spectacular. Visitors should be aware that this is not ‘The Serengeti’ and that the wildlife is quite thin on the ground. However you would have to be very unlucky not to see Elephant, Giraffe and several other species. Whilst we were out in the desert we were lucky to bump in to Dr P. Stander who has dedicated the whole of his adult life to the conservation of The Desert Lion, what a thrill. The day trip out to the coast was pretty special as well.
The rest of the itinerary worked very well and we were very pleased to have three full days in Etosha N.P. where we recorded 25 mammal species, including 32 individual Lions, observed the aftermath of 4 zebra kills, 11 Rhinoceros (both Black & White), an African Wildcat and the rarely seen in Etosha, elusive Leopard.
So a big thank you to ALL at Reef and Rainforest, another highly successful trip, you certainly delivered again.

Mr JW - Scottish Borders

Route Map

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Cornerstone Guesthouse: -22.682203, 14.527293
Mushara Outpost Lodge: -19.058018, 17.190761
Rivendell Guesthouse: -22.563411, 17.072702
Okaukuejo Camp: -19.181319, 15.917583
Agama River Camp: -24.145498, 15.960734