Namibia Discovery Tour
18 nights | 19 days

18 nights | 19 days
18 nights | 19 days
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18 nights | 19 days

Self-drive | Fixed accommodation

Highlights: Windhoek, Kalahari Desert, Mata Heights, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei & Sesriem, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein (Damaraland), desert elephants, Grootberg Plateau, Etosha National Park, private game reserve, wonderful landscapes, lots of animals, hiking opportunities, encounters with the different cultures of Namibia.

Included services:

  • 18 x nights accommodation
  • 18 x breakfast
  • 2 x lunch
  • 13 x dinner
  • 19 x days 4x4 vehicle
  • 1 x Namibia book
  • Personal meeting in Windhoek

Price per person 

From: NAD 100,890.00

Tour program

This tour program is intended as a suggestion, and depending on your wishes, schedule and budget, we will be happy to create a tailor-made program for you.

Namibia self drive

Ü | F = Overnight stay | Breakfast
A | Ü | F = Dinner | Overnight stay | Breakfast
VP = Lunch or lunch packages | Dinner | Overnight stay | Breakfast and activities

1 Overnight: Hotel in Windhoek
(bed | breakfast)

Arrive in Windhoek and pick up your rental car. Approx. 30 minutes drive to your accommodation in Windhoek.
For the first evening in Windhoek, you should book the desired restaurant in advance. We will be happy to make the table reservation for you.
Optional: Guided Katutura Tour, city tour (also on your own).
2 Overnight stay: Lodge in the Kalahari
(dinner | overnight stay | breakfast)

After breakfast, drive south into the Kalahari.
Behind the Auas Mountains, the vastness of the country opens up like a picture book. On the way you will discover gigantic sieve weavers' nests in ancient camel thorn acacias. As you approach the lodge, endless linear dunes stretch across the limestone soil of the Kalahari. Oryx, springbok and smaller steenbok make wonderful animal motifs in the red dune sand. The Kalahari, which is sometimes referred to as a desert due to its predominant red sand, is characterized as a thorn bush savannah, which in some places merges into a dry savannah.
Optional: Afternoon guided panoramic drive in the red Kalahari dunes with sundowner. The drive is carried out in an open and comfortable off-road vehicle with a lot of passion and without any hustle and bustle. It is a tour to get to know the Kalahari with unforgettable viewpoints on the red dune ridges (duration approx. 2.5 hours)
3 Overnight : Guest farm in the Maltahöhe area
(dinner | overnight | breakfast)
Today, before you set off, you should consider a Bushman tour (optional). You will walk to a Bushman village. There you will learn about the way of life, the traditions and some of the wisdom of this indigenous people. The drive then continues east to a guest farm near Matahöhe, where you can experience typical Namibian hospitality. Optionally, you should take part in a nature tour here in the afternoon.
4 Overnight stay: Lodge in the Sesriem Park
(dinner | overnight stay | breakfast)

After a delicious breakfast, continue your journey over the picturesque Tsaris Pass and enter the Namib Desert. The next lodge is located directly in the Sesriem National Park.
5 Overnight: Lodge in the Sesriem Park
(Dinner | Overnight | Breakfast)
Drive to the Sossusvlei sights shortly before sunrise today, as the dune landscape illuminated by the morning light of the rising sun provides an unforgettable, dramatic backdrop and offers excellent photo opportunities. Over the years, the sporadically flowing waters of the Tsauchab Dry River have carved their way through the vast dune landscape of the Namib Desert. Despite all efforts, this river will never reach the sea; instead, it seeps into natural dams or "vleis" formed by the surrounding dunes. Remarkably, Sossusvlei is surrounded by some of the highest dunes in the world, which can be a challenging climb, but the effort is rewarded with fantastic views once you reach the top. Dune 45 is particularly popular for climbing.
Also consider visiting the smaller Sesriem Canyon on your return.
6 Overnight: Lodge in the Namib Desert
(Dinner | Overnight | Breakfast)

Embark on the next stage of your journey today, with the drive via Solitaire and the fascinating landscapes of the Namib Desert. A special feature of Solitaire is the collection of vintage car wrecks artfully draped along the roadside. From this point, the gravel plains of the Namib unfold, with occasional glimpses of mountains on the shimmering horizon. Today's drive is relatively short, as the next lodge is halfway between Sesriem and Swakopmund, nestled in the heart of the Namib Desert. Here you can relax and explore the area on various hiking trails.
7 Overnight stay: Hotel in Swakopmund
(bed | breakfast)

After breakfast, drive to Swakopmund via Walvis Bay. The long gravel roads are occasionally decorated with a small plume of dust. You are surrounded by breathtaking expanses and the most beautiful landscapes of the desert. You drive through granite sculpture landscapes, ancient erosion valleys and cross the occasional dry river. Optional activities: quad biking, camel riding, visit to the museum, aquarium, crystal gallery, riding safari, flight over the Skeleton Coast or Sossusvlei.
8 Overnight: Hotel in Swakopmund
(bed | breakfast)

This morning you can take part in an optional catamaran boat trip or a desert tour.
Catamaran trip: Between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, on the rugged coast of the Atlantic Ocean, you will experience the unique nature and wildlife of the Walvis Bay lagoon on board a spacious and comfortable catamaran. The four-hour trip takes you from the harbor across the Walvis Bay oyster beds out to Pelican Point, home to a large colony of fur seals. The tour offers many highlights. Among other things, pelicans are hand-fed in flight. You will learn many interesting things about these animals.
Desert Tour: also called The Living Desert Tour, is a unique experience in four-wheel drive vehicles that aims to show our visitors the impressive beauty of the Namib Desert and demonstrate life in the desert. The coastal dune belt, which may seem barren and lifeless to some, is home to a fascinating variety of small animals that have adapted to the desert. They survive thanks to the fog that regularly rolls in from the cold Atlantic Ocean.
A unique opportunity to experience the desert up close.
9 Overnight: Hotel in Swakopmund
(bed | breakfast)

You have the option of spending another day in Swakopmund today or booking an additional activity in the coastal region of Swakopmund in the morning. The town is known as the adventure and activity center of Namibia.
10 Overnight stay: Lodge in the Twyfelfontein area
(dinner | overnight stay | breakfast)
Continue north on the salt road towards Henties Bay. Here you can continue to Cape Cross, where, in addition to the cross of the Portuguese navigator Diego Cao, there is a colony of pygmy fur seals. It is one of the largest colonies accessible to visitors and you will reach your camp in the early afternoon. Damaraland offers a wealth of geological and archaeological highlights. Named after the Damara people, the region is home to Namibia's highest peak, the Brandberg, and Twyfelfontein, one of the most important rock engravings and paintings of the San, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
11 Overnight: Lodge in the Twyfelfontein area
(dinner | overnight | breakfast)

This morning we recommend that you visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. The Twyfelfontein area is known to be home to some of the most extraordinary Bushman rock engravings in Southern Africa and also offers fascinating rock formations and remnants of prehistoric volcanic activity, such as the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain and Petrified Forest.
12 Overnight: Lodge on the Grootberg Plateau
(dinner | overnight stay | breakfast)
After breakfast and check-out, your journey continues to the Grootberg Plateau, where you will enjoy the next two nights in the midst of this untouched landscape. Optionally, you have the opportunity to take part in a sundowner tour on the Grootberg Plateau in the afternoon.
13 Overnight: Lodge on the Grootberg Plateau
(dinner | overnight stay | breakfast)
This morning you can take part in an optional desert elephant tracking tour with the lodge. There are also numerous hiking trails around the lodge and guided walks in this picturesque area are another recommended activity.
14 Overnight: Rest camp in Etosha National Park
(bed | breakfast)

After breakfast today, continue your journey towards the northeast. In the famous Etosha National Park, you have the opportunity to spend a night in a rest camp with a floodlit waterhole.
15 Overnight: Lodge outside Etosha on the eastern side
(dinner | overnight stay | breakfast)

Today's journey takes you a short distance from the central Etosha area to the eastern side of the park. To make the game viewing experience more extensive, it is advisable to take detours and stop at various waterholes along the way. For example, the Okondeka waterhole is one of the best for lion spotting. The predator can often be spotted here with its prey. The waterhole is a natural spring. If you want a light lunch on the way, there are also restaurants in the other camps in the park. Leave the park before sunset through the Von Lindequist Gate in the far south-east. Your next lodge is not far from the gate.
Etosha National Park has an unparalleled biodiversity that attracts a wide variety of animals to its waterholes and offers exceptional game viewing opportunities. The Etosha Pan, at 130 km long and 50 km wide, is the largest pan in Africa and the most prominent feature of the park. The total pan area covers about 4800 square kilometers, about a quarter of the total area of Etosha National Park.
The park is home to about 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and 1 fish species (up to 49 during floods). The Etosha National Park holds the prestigious title of being the world's foremost patron of the black rhino and offers unparalleled opportunities for spectacular game viewing.
16 Overnight: Lodge outside Etosha on the eastern side
(dinner | overnight stay | breakfast)

Today you have the option of exploring the north-eastern part of Etosha National Park with your own vehicle or booking a game drive directly with the lodge. You will return to your lodge outside the park before sunset.
In the language of the Ovambo tribe, Etosha means "Great White Place", a name given to this place by the first European explorers Sir Francis Galton and Charles Andersson when they traveled through this area together with the Ovambo traders in 1851.
17 Overnight: Lodge near Otjiwarongo
(Dinner | Overnight | Breakfast)
This morning you leave the Etosha region and your journey takes you south, past the towns of Outjo and Otjiwarongo, and finally brings you to a world-famous game reserve that is home to a large number of African cats and prides itself on caring for them. Your expected arrival at the reserve is in the early afternoon. If you arrive on time, you will have the opportunity to participate in one of the various activities offered at the reserve.
18 Overnight: Lodge near Otjiwarongo
(dinner | overnight stay | breakfast)

Today we recommend that you book a leopard tracking activity at the lodge. The lodge offers various optional activities that you can book directly according to your wishes. Spend another night at the lodge and relax in the middle of the African bush.
19 Return flight to Germany
After breakfast and check-out, your journey takes you back to Windhoek and on to Hosea Kutako International Airport. Here you will first return your rental car before checking in for your flight home.