Safari Drive has been organising self-drive safari holidays in Namibia since 1993. We love this country and everything it has to offer; the desert scenery, vast space, massive dunes, exotic wildlife, a famous coastline - there is an array of jaw-dropping attractions in every direction you look.
Namibia is known for being best travelled by 4x4. It's the most effective way to travel here, allowing you to see every view as it comes. Namibia also lends itself to adventure with an incredible selection of stunning campsites and exciting lodges. Furthermore, the country has an excellent road infrastructure and is a very safe place to travel.
The perfect destination for your first self-drive safari in Africa.
The country is massive, so we carefully plan your itinerary to avoid you covering huge distances, to make sure you have plenty of time for relaxation and activities (from rhino tracking to hot air ballooning) before your exciting journey continues.
If this is your first-time self-driving in Africa, do not fear, Namibia will welcome you warmly. Or, if you're an adventurer wanting to go into the unknown, be careful what you asked for, as some remote corners of Namibia are off-world.
Expect short localised rains at various points of the day and reap the rewards of low season costs and peaceful travelling.
Similar to January. Expect short rains and reap the rewards of low season costs and peaceful travelling.
Temperatures are ideal in March, with little rainfall and less humidity.
The dry season starts with nice temperatures and little rain. A lovely time to travel.
For the scenery lovers, arguably the best time to travel as the land is beautiful and green (ish).
The dry season is in full swing with near to no rainfall and low temperatures at night.
A lovely time to travel. Good weather and excellent wildlife viewing - drier land means the wildlife will congregate more.
Like July, a lovely time to travel. Excellent wildlife viewing. Cold evenings.
Temperatures starts to pick up. Conditions still perfect.
Temperatures still climbing and the terrain starting to look very dry.
Still nice and hot with needed rains due towards the end of the month.
Patches of rain in glorious weather. A great winter holiday.
Africa's 'Grand Canyon', Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in the southern hemisphere. This vast rock formation is one of Africa's most fascinating attractions.
The Kaokoland is an area which is difficult to reach for most tourists, but not self drivers! It's vast, unspoilt and eye opening. A real favourite for the photographers.
The Damaraland’s semi-desert wilderness is simply stunning. It is also home to the country’s famous desert-adapted elephants and black rhino.
The hauntingly beautiful big dunes of the Namib are a must for any visit to Namibia and a sunrise trek to the largest dune reveals spectacular vistas of the desert.
Famously known for its shipwrecks and dense fogs, the Skeleton Coast is one of the most unique and authentic attractions in Africa.
One of Africa's best National Parks! Here you will have the enjoyment of driving over Etosha's Pans whilst viewing an incredible array of Wildlife.
All our itineraries are tailor made, but here are some of our favourite routes and camp combinations.