Like the region you are travelling, this Namibia safari is unique. You will join a guided self-drive group safari and drive yourself through some of Namibia's most exciting and remote terrain over a two-week itinerary, staying in a wonderful selection of remote campsites and luxury lodges. It is an excellent chance to experience a different culture firsthand while also having the opportunity to explore this vast and beautiful land and come face-to-face with some of Africa's most well-loved safari animals. The trip is fully catered, and takes you through the best of Northern Namibia, giving you a chance to explore this fascinating country and see for yourself what makes it high on every adventurer's list.
Namibia is the only places I have been where the scenery is awe-inspiring everyday.
Arrive in Windhoek, transferred to River Crossing for your first nights stay. Later in the afternoon you will be met and introduced to your guide and be briefed on the vehicle, its equipment, the driving conditions, route and safety issues.
Today, after breakfast, the adventure begins! You will drive to Okonjima Campsite, home to the Africat Foundation and do their guided leopard tracking activities.
Today you will drive to Dolomite Camp, which is located in Western Etosha. This is a part of Etosha not often seen; only guests of Dolomite and Olifantsrus Campsite are allowed to enter. You then have the day to game drive either with your guide or freely.
Today you will drive to Van Zyl’s Pass campsite. This is approx 20kms before the Pass, near the village of Otjihende. There are 3 large sites built alongside a sandy river bed with private ablution blocks, kitchen and braai areas.
You will continue on to drive east to Marienfluss. The Marienfluss is an extensive plain which is over 100 km long and the scenery is quite breathtaking. The campsite itself is basic but perfectly adequate. The campsite is set on the banks of the Kunene under the shade of camelthorn trees. In the morning and evening you can watch the local Himba community going about their business, often with their cattle.
Today you will drive to the Marble Campsite. This was once a Marble Mine and is now a community campsite run by the Orupembe Conservancy.
Drive south to Purros Campsite in southern Kaokoland. Purros is a wonderful and remote spot. The campsite is set under trees in this spectacular desert area. There is water for showers and flush loos and the Himba family who run the camp will sell you firewood and take you on walks into the surrounding hills.
Today you head to Khowarib Lodge which nestles on the banks of theHoanib river in the magnificent Khowarib Gorge in north west Namibia.The lodge has canvas chalets projecting out from the river bank on stilts over the river bed providing unrivaled, shady views of the cliffs opposite.On the fringe of Kaokoland, the lodge offers a perfect jumping off point to explore the remote north west of the country, either independently or on one of the lodge's extensive guided tours.
This morning you will head south to this small campsite. The campsites are well-maintained and each has their own facilities. Here you have the chance to explore the Brandberg Mountains. You may also get lucky and see the rare desert adapted Elephant.
Today you will drive to Spitzkoppe, which we think is one of the most beautiful areas in Namibia, consisting of an imposing granite rock formation set in the plains. Here you can walk in the area and climb up to Bushman’s Paradise, a small basin tucked between the domes of rock, where you can view the rock paintings done by Bushman of the past and gaze at the amazing view.
Today you return to Windhoek and stay in Olive Grove, a beautiful lodge located not too far away from the infamous Joe's Beer House - a restaurant renowned for it's fabulous game dinners. Here you will say goodbye to your guide and vehicle.
Or, Instead of returning to Windhoek, you also have the option to drive on the mighty Dunes of Sossusvlei for a few days.
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.
All our itineraries are tailor made, but here are some of our favourite routes and camp combinations.