The ultimate adventure!


The perfect safari trip for those that not have all time of the world, and still want to see as much from the country as possible. Visiting Namibia, you want to see it all, from the deep south to the far north.


Self-Drive Tour

22 Days (customizable)

3.669 km

After crossing the stunning red Kalahari landscapes, you will reach the majestic Fish River Canyon as the absolute highlight of southern Namibia. Along the Atlantic Coast you wander through the harbor towns of Lüderitz and Swakopmund. A kayak or catamaran are the perfect means to explore life at the ocean. Of course, climbing the world’s highest dunes at Sossusvlei is a must-do!


In the vast, rough landscapes of Damaraland and Kaokoland in the north, you will encounter Namibia’s cultural heritage of ancient San rock paintings and traditional Himba villages. Your African adventure is only complete when you also visit the Etosha National Park. Spotting wildlife while driving through the park is a great experience. You will be amazed by the large number of wildlife in Etosha National Park! End your trip with an amazing hike at the Waterberg Plateau.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1-2: Windhoek – Kalahari
  • Day 3-4: Fish River Canyon
  • Day 5-6: Lüderitz – Kolmanskop
  • Day 7-8: Namib-Naukluft Park - Sossusvlei
  • Day 9-10: Atlantic Coast
  • Day 11: Cape Cross – Damaraland - Twyfelfontein
  • Day 12-14: Kaokoland – Himba Culture – Cheetah Farm
  • Day 15-18: Etosha National Park
  • Day 19: Waterberg Plateau
  • Day 20-21: Windhoek - Departure
  • Day 22: Arrival Home


Experiencing Namibia's contrasting landscapes, lots of animals, and ancient culture

Joining a horseback safari in the Kalahari and experience nature with the tranquility of the horse’s steps

Encounter an amazing natural phenomenon: the Fish River Canyon

A visit to `ghost town` Kolmanskop

You will be the driver of your own safari at Etosha National Park

Joining a kayaking tour or catamaran cruise to meet seals, pelicans and maybe even dolphins

Visit to the Sossusvlei, the world’s oldest desert is an absolute ‘must’.

Rock engravings of Twyfelfontein

Detailed Itinerary

Route All-In-One

Day 1-2

Windhoek – Kalahari

After arrival in Namibia you will spend a night in Windhoek.

This will give you the opportunity to acclimatize, walk through the city center and prepare for the next day. Your adventure begins in the Kalahari Desert, home to the San-people for a long period of time.


Although its name means “great thirst”, the Kalahari does attract plenty of wildlife. During a sunset safari you will be able to look for the animals on top of a dune, enjoying a cool drink, while this semi-desert uncovers itself in its most beautiful colors. Keep your eyes open for springboks, zebras and wildebeests. End the day while gazing upon the star-studded sky.

Day 3-4

Fish River Canyon

In Namibia’s far south, you will encounter an amazing natural phenomenon: the Fish River Canyon.

About 650 million years ago, plate movement formed a lowered area, along which the ancient Fish River could flow and eventually erode a flat plain, which is today’s start of the canyon. Where the surface suddenly comes to an abrupt end, the ground drops for a vertiginous 500 meters.


There, meandering between the high rocky walls, runs the 650 kilometers long Fish River that is on its way to the Orange River, the natural border with South Africa. From several viewpoints, you will have spectacular views over the Canyon. At Ai-Ais you will find natural hot springs. When you are in favor of a good hike, we can plan a stay in a lodge offering guided hikes.


Explore Namibia offers organised self-drive holidays and private guided tours. You can go on an adventure in a fully equipped vehicle of your own choice. We will arrange your accommodations in advance, whether you wish to stay in lodges and guesthouses, on campsites or both.




Low Season from: € 1.281,-

High Season from: € 1.619,-


Low Season from: € 2.868,-

High Season from: € 3.257,-


What is included?

Car rental

Accommodation (hotels, guesthouses, lodges or campsites)

Unlimited kilometres

Complete camping equipment (camping trip)

Car insurance with standard excess

Third party insurance

Most accommodations are booked with breakfast and camping is self-catering

Personal travel App for cell phone

24-hours emergency service

Tips and route information

Airport/hotel transfers

What is excluded?

International Flights


Park fees, entrance fees to museums

Personal expenses

Additional activities and excursions, e.g. game drives, boat trips, etc.

Meals (unless indicated as included)

Travel and cancellation insurance

Other Itineraries


9 Days Safari Tour


21 Days Safari Tour


14 Days Safari Tour


25 Days Safari Tour


28 Days Safari Tour


14 Days Safari Tour

Day 5-6

Lüderitz – Kolmanskop

‘Ghost town` Kolmanskop & coastal harbor town Lüderitz

While staying in Aus, you can visit the coastal harbor town Lüderitz: a village that experienced its most wealthy years during the diamond-rush between the world wars. A visit to `ghost town` Kolmanskop will certainly leave an impression: what once was a wealthy mineworkers’ village with a casino, theatre, shops and villas, was taken over by nature soon after the town was abandoned in 1954.


The desert’s sand got free rein, and what is left is a bizarre sight, and a heaven for photographers. Stay 1 day extra in Lüderitz to visit Pomona and Bogenfels, or to do a boat tour to Halifax Island. Pomona is another abandoned mining town, but less touristy than Kolmanskop, and was in its heyday a German village home to about 1000 people. Bogenfels is a 55 meter high rock arch that stands firmly with one foot in the ocean and the other in the sand of the Namib. Halifax Island can be visited with a catamaran, where you will see African Penguins in their natural habitat.

Day 7-8

Namib-Naukluft Park - Sossusvlei

Red dunes, distinguished from each other by sharp lines, an eye blinding white salt pan and scorched black trees…

Sossusvlei is probably the most well-known image of Namibia, and cannot be missed in any trip. The shapes and contrasting colors make it almost seem surreal. Climb some of the world’s highest dunes for the most spectacular sunrise and sunset, a feast for the eye! This part of the Namib-Naukluft Park is called the “Namib Sand Sea”, as far as you can see there are dunes of red sand. A late afternoon sundowner drive and a visit to Sesriem Canyon are definitely worth doing when you want to explore the surroundings of this oldest desert on earth.

Day 9-10

Atlantic Coast

The Atlantic Coast has a lot to offer. While enjoying a nice sea breeze, explore the marine life while joining a kayak tour or catamaran cruise to meet seals and pelicans, and maybe even dolphins!

Go into the dunes for some adrenaline: what would you think of sand boarding or quad biking? The coastal town of Swakopmund is still showing some influence of colonial times represented in architecture and language. It is a small village with a small but pleasant boulevard with some nice restaurants and terraces and several lunch rooms with an international taste like Village Café.

Day 11

Cape Cross – Damaraland - Twyfelfontein

Before leaving the coast, you can make a stopover at Cape Cross: seals are lying along the coastline for as far as you can see!

When heading north, the landscape changes when entering beautiful Damaraland, where an enormous mountain emerges: the Brandberg. It is the highest mountain of Namibia and best known for its ancient “White Lady“ rock painting.


The ancient landscape is scattered with giant boulders that hide the area’s main secret: the more than 2,500 rock engravings of Twyfelfontein. Once made by the San people, these engravings informed San tribesmen about nearby waterholes and predators. If you are lucky, you might bump into the largest inhabitants of the area, the mysterious desert elephants. These beautiful animals have remarkably adapted to the harsh conditions of the desert.

Day 12-14

Kaokoland – Himba Culture – Cheetah Farm

Kaokoland is also known as Namibia’s last wilderness, and is home to the Himba people.

Time and modern ways seem to pass by their traditions: many Himba people have an authentic, nomadic lifestyle where life is organized around cattle. A guided visit to a Himba settlement will give more insight in the way of life and traditions. Opuwo is the capital of the north. It is a real African town where people of all tribes meet each other for trade and pleasure. Make a stroll through town and experience the vibrant African atmosphere.


Before heading into Etosha National Park, you will stay the night at a Cheetah Farm, where you can have an unforgettable experience when seeing these beautiful cats from close by. With one or two more days to spend, it would be worthwhile to add a visit to the Epupa Falls to your itinerary. See also Route All Round.

Day 15-18

Etosha National Park

Have your binoculars ready while exploring the 22,270 square kilometers of protected nature within the Etosha National Park.

The accommodations and campsites in the park give you the opportunity to travel through the park at a slow pace. Also, outside the park you will find nice lodges. You will be the driver of your own safari, which is unique in Africa. However, camps in and around the park do offer guided game drives.


Look around for lions, cheetahs and leopards. With sunset, make yourself comfortable at one of the park’s waterholes at your accommodation, and see how elephants, giraffes, zebras and antelopes gather to drink some fresh water. This is a truly unforgettable experience! And what do you think about an exciting safari on foot in the Onguma Private Game Reserve located next to Etosha?

Day 19

Waterberg Plateau

The Waterberg Plateau, rising up from the surface.

Leaving the animal world of Etosha National Park behind, your next stop is the Waterberg Plateau, rising up from the surface for about 400 meters high at some places. The Waterberg Plateau and 41,000 hectares of surrounding land was declared a Nature Reserve in 1972.


The areas nature is again different than you experienced earlier. The brick-red sandstone plateau is crowned with lush vegetation and supports a wide diversity of flora and fauna. This national park lends itself for some nice hikes. Not yet seen enough animals? Go on a game drive and look for buffalos or the white rhino.

Day 20-22

Windhoek - Departure - Arrival Home

Relax and rewind from an amazing adventure.

Your journey comes to an end in Windhoek. On your way to Windhoek it could be worthwhile to make a stop over at the craft market in Okahandja. Here you find nice wood work. Once back in Windhoek will have enough time to relax and rewind. It is almost time to fly home after this amazing adventure!

Namibia Travel Advice

Every traveller has their own preferences. Do you need assistance in planning your self-drive trip to Namibia? Our experienced tour consultants are ready to assist you! Together we fully customize the tour to your personal preferences, wishes and budget. We can assist you in many different ways. Our team of friendly and service-oriented Tour Consultants is available in Europe and Africa to assist you in creating a personalized proposal for your tailor-made trip to Namibia and to answer all your questions you might have.

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What is included?

Below is an overview of what is included in your booking with Explore Namibia.


Airport/hotel transfers

Car rental

Detailed explanation of the car (4×4 only)

Complete camping equipment (camping trip)

Car insurance with standard excess

Third party insurance

Unlimited kilometres

24-hours emergency service


Information Meet and Greet upon arrival (Windhoek only)

Extensive information folder

Detailed route and road description

Personal travel App for cell phone


Description of places of interest

Tips and information




Standard accommodation tours include all rooms at middle-class hotels, guesthouses or lodges (mostly B&B), unless otherwise requested.

Standard camping tours include most nights at campsites, combined with several nights at middle-class hotels, guesthouse or lodges (mostly B&B).

Almost all campsites and accommodations have a restaurant and offer facilities like a pool, bar, info desk, etc.

If the trips includes visits to National Parks, then the nights will be spent inside the parks as much as possible.

Meals & Drinks:

Most accommodations are booked with breakfast and camping is self-catering. It will be clearly indicated what meals are included in your tour proposal.

With most accommodations it is also possible to book dinner in advance. If you would like to include this in your proposal, please let us know.

What is excluded?

Below is an overview of what is excluded from your booking with Explore Namibia.

What is not included?

International Flights (book separately with Explore Namibia)


Park fees, entrance fees to museums and personal expenses

Additional activities and excursions, e.g. game drives, boat trips, etc.

Meals (unless indicated as included)

Travel and cancellation insurance


Optional Extras?

Below is an overview of the optional extras you can add to your booking with Explore Namibia.


Optional Extras?


Reduced excess on vehicle insurance

Satellite phone, which can be used everywhere in Africa

GPS-navigation system


Two-way radios

Also refer to our Extra Options Car Rental

Explore one of the most fascinating and diverse countries in the world

Self-Drive Safari Routes to Inspire

The Route ‘All-In-One’ is just one of our sample itineraries. The itineraries to Namibia we offer are fully customizable to your needs. You can book these itineraries, or you can use them for inspiration to build your own, tailor-made adventure to Namibia. See below some of our other sample itineraries that we have put together. Explore Namibia will always make sure that you will experience the journey of your dreams!

Self-Drive Itineraries
Storm Visit
Short but sweet. Experience the dunes, coast and Etosha National Park.

Length: 9 Days (customizable)

Price from: €633,- EUR

Self-Drive Itineraries
Adventurous camping and you can hardly get closer in touch with nature.

Length: 21 Days (customizable)

Price from: €1.239,-EUR

Self-Drive Itineraries
Discover all of Namibia’s best bits. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and wildlife.

Length: 14 Days (customizable)

Price from: €879,- EUR

Self-Drive Itineraries
Combi Botswana
Seek diversity; from far stretching savannas, to lush green oases and abundant wildlife.

Length: 25 Days (customizable)

Price from: €1.539,-EUR

Self-Drive Itineraries
All Round
See the whole country, from the Fish River canyon in the South all the way to the Epupa Falls in the far North.

Length: 28 Days (customizable)

Price from: €1.597,- EUR

Self-Drive Itineraries
Cross Border
Now that you are in Namibia, include some of the spectacular highlights of the neighboring Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Length: 28 Days (customizable)

Price from: €1.597,- EUR

Create unforgettable memories on a self-drive tour – start planning today!