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Namibia is one of the best countries in Southern Africa for a self-drive family holiday because it has good tarred roads, low traffic numbers, and a welcoming combination of child-friendly accommodations and great scenic beauty.

You will collect your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle in the capital – Windhoek – and spend the night at a charming guesthouse before setting out for the road trip of a lifetime. For the next 10 days, you will drive a classic ‘loop’ around the country that includes the Waterberg Plateau, Etosha National Park, the incomparable landscapes of Damaraland and the historic coastal town of Swakopmund, which is also Namibia’s adventure sports centre.

Namibia safari self-drives are ideal for travellers who enjoy being in control and setting their own pace. You will have everything in place for a carefree journey around this fascinating country.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Family-friendly accommodation
  • Visit the salt pans & game in Etosha
  • Experience the wilderness of Damaraland
  • Enjoy history in Swakopmund
  • Experience the Waterberg Plateau
  • Game watch at an illuminated waterhole
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Tour Duration: 11 Days
Start: Windhoek, Namibia
End: Swakopmund, Namibia

Accommodations visited


Windhoek, Namibia

Olive Grove Guesthouse
1 Nights


Frans Indongo Lodge
2 Nights

Etosha, Namibia

Onguma Bush Camp
3 Nights

Damaraland, Namibia

Camp Kipwe
2 Nights

Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund Guesthouse
2 Nights


Day to day

At Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek, you will collect your spacious, air-conditioned vehicle and make your way to Olive Grove, a charming guesthouse in a quiet neighbourhood conveniently located on the edge of the city.

If you prefer, you need not leave Olive Grove to enjoy meals or to unwind. Home-style meals are served on the terrace (Namibia’s climate is ideal for al fresco dining) and you can relax by heading to the cooling plunge pool or to the on-site Wellness Room for a soothing massage.

Of course, the city centre is not far away if you wish to dine out or if you have time to see some of the sights, like Heroes’ Acre (a memorial to Namibia’s greatest citizens), the Tintenpalast (the seat of government) or the Alte Feste (old colonial fort).

Expert Opinion

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Bonita Cronje

Bonita Cronje

Africa Safari Expert

This great value road trip offers something for the entire family including cheetah rehabilitation, wildlife viewing, searching for the desert adapted elephants, viewing Bushman paintings and adventure along the coast.

What's Included?

  • 11 Days Car rental

What's Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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