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Self-Drive Namibia

Overview

Safari Drive has been organising self-drive safari holidays in Namibia since 1993. We are huge fans and love everything this country has to offer; the desert scenery, the wildlife, the Skeleton Coast, the sand dunes - there is so much to see and do.

Namibia is also often voted to be best travelled by 4x4, and of course, we couldn't agree more. This way you see every view as it comes, you wouldn’t get half the experience if you were to do it any other way. To support this, the country has a fantastic road infrastructure, a stunning collection of lodges and campsites and is a very safe place to travel. The people here are also incredibly friendly.

We carefully plan your itinerary to avoid you covering huge distances, to make sure you have plenty of time for rest and relaxation in each place, amongst activities, before your exciting journey continues.

If this is your first time self-driving and you’re nervous, do not worry, 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 out of this world.

Namibia

When to go

January

31°C
85mm

Expect short localised rains at various points of the day and reap the rewards of low season costs and peaceful travelling.

February

32°C
90mm

Similar to January. Expect short rains and reap the rewards of low season costs and peaceful travelling.

March

27°C
70mm

Temperatures are ideal in March, with little rainfall and less humidity.

April

24°C
35mm

The dry season starts with nice temperatures and little rain. A lovely time to travel.

May

24°C
7mm

For the scenery lovers, arguably the best time to travel as the land is beautiful and green (ish).

June

22°C
3mm

The dry season is in full swing with near to no rainfall and low temperatures at night.

July

20°C
1mm

A lovely time to travel. Good weather and excellent wildlife viewing - drier land means the wildlife will congregate more.

August

24°C
3mm

Like July, a lovely time to travel. Excellent wildlife viewing. Cold evenings.

September

27°C
5mm

Temperatures starts to pick up. Conditions still perfect.

October

29°C
15mm

Temperatures still climbing and the terrain starting to look very dry.

November

30°C
30mm

Still nice and hot with needed rains due towards the end of the month.

December

32°C
35mm

Patches of rain in glorious weather. A great winter holiday.

What to see

Fish River Canyon

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.

Kaokoland

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.

Damaraland

The Damaraland’s semi-desert wilderness is simply stunning. It is also home to the country’s famous desert-adapted elephants and black rhino.

Sossusvlei

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.

The Skeleton Coast

Famously known for its shipwrecks and dense fogs, the Skeleton Coast is one of the most unique and authentic attractions in Africa.

Etosha National Park

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.

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Something else to inspire

All our itineraries are tailor made, but here are some of our favourite routes and camp combinations.