Canyons & Deserts


Lots of visitors assume Namibia's best regions are up north, near Etosha, close to the wildlife. However, it's actually the South which boasts some of the country's most iconic features and generally the best scenery. On this route you will travel through deserts, up giant sand dunes and around canyons. It's one for the desert explorer, and for them it will be hard to beat!





based on 2 in a vehicle



based on 4 in a vehicle



based on 2 in a vehicle



based on 4 in a vehicle



Location 1

Olive Grove, Windhoek

Day 1

Arrive in Windhoek, transferred to Olive Grove Guesthouse for your first nights stay. Later in the afternoon you will be taken to our base and introduced to your vehicle, plus briefed on the vehicle, its equipment, the driving conditions, route and safety issues.

Location 2

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Day 2

Today you have the morning to stock-up for the trip ahead, before setting off to Bagatelle Kahlahari Game Ranch. Here you have the option to camp or stay at their lodge. Both options are wonderful. There is also a pool, 4x4 trails and one hell of a view!

Location 3

Mata Mata Campsite, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Day 3

This morning you cross the border from Nambia into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Mata Mata is situated on the banks of the Auob River on the western boundary of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Location 4

Rooiputs Remote Campsite, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Day 4 & 5

Today you game drive your way south through the park and camp at Rooiputs Campsite, situated some 25km up the Nossob River Valley from Two Rivers entrance gate.

Location 5

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp Campsite, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Day 6

Continue to Twee Rivieren today. This is the Park’s largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the banks of the Dry Nossob Riverbed.

Location 6

Fish River Lodge, Fish River Canyon

Day 7

Today you drive to Fish River Lodge. From here you can make visits to the stunning Fish River Canyon!

Location 7

Eagles Nest, Klein Aus Vista

Day 8 & 9

Today you have two a choice of routes, the longer but truly beautiful route is south to the Orange River. You will then arrive a lovely property in Klein Aus Vista (one of our favourite regions) called the Eagles Nest. From here you can visit the wild horses, do some trekking (or cycling) on the farm and visit Luderitz.

Location 8

Namib Rand Family Hideout Campsite

Day 10 & 11

This morning you drive to NamibRand Hideout, which is a single private site on a farm in the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Surrounded by exceptional desert and natural beauty this is a fantastically private and peaceful campsite.

Location 9

Sossus Dune Lodge, Sossusvlei

Day 12 & 13

This morning you will drive north to stay at the Sossus Dune Lodge, which lies just 4km from the Sesriem gate at the base of a mountain. Accessibility to the dunes from here is superb, so you can reach the dunes in good time to see both sunset and sunrise. Built on raised wooden decking, this lodge offers guests a superb view from every angle.

Location 10

Olive Grove, Windhoek

Day 14

Today you will return to the Olive Grove for your final night in Africa.

Location 11

Depart Namibia

Day 15

This morning you will be transferred back to Windhoek airport in good time to check in for your flight home.

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Toyota Land Cruiser 79

Over the years we have researched and refined the list of vehicle equipment that we provide. The equipment is identical in every vehicle but we always ensure you have the essentials for each country and its respective driving conditions.

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