Short But Sweet


The perfect safari trip for those who need an adventurous getaway in limited time. You only have little time; however, it is now or never, and you want to experience Namibia’s nature at its best. A Storm Visit is the perfect getaway.


Self-Drive Tour

9 Days (customizable)

1.778 km

During this self-drive adventure you can climb the world’s highest dunes, meet dolphins and seals while joining a kayak tour on the Atlantic Ocean. In the dusty, derelict Damaraland you will be amazed by ancient rock art.


Etosha National Park is a great destination to end your journey, spotting a variety of animals like elephants, lions and rhinos in one of the largest national parks of Southern Africa.


Experiencing Namibia's contrasting landscapes, lots of animals, and ancient culture in a very short time

The incredible richly colored sand dunes of the oldest desert in the world

Kayak between seals and dolphins at the Atlantic Ocean - a spectacular experience

Join a 'living desert adventure'

Drive through the dusted landscape of Damaraland

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

Thousands of animals of all kinds to discover in Etosha National Park

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1-2: Windhoek – Sossusvlei
  • Day 3: Atlantic Coast
  • Day 4: Damaraland
  • Day 5-6: Etosha National Park
  • Day 7-8: Windhoek - Departure
  • Day 9: Arrival Home

Detailed Itinerary

Route Storm Visit

Day 1-2

Windhoek – Sossusvlei

After arrival in Namibia you will spend the first night in Windhoek, where you have time to relax and acclimatize.

You will start your self-drive adventure, heading towards your first destination: Sossusvlei. The incredible richly colored sand dunes of the oldest desert in the world, are part of the largest protected area of Africa, the Namib-Naukluft Park.


Climb on one of the world’s highest sand dunes for spectacular views and prepare your camera for the most incredible pictures of contrasts between a blinding white saltpan, the rusted red of the surrounding dunes, and scorched black of ancient trees at Deadvlei. An almost surrealistic sight!

Day 3

Atlantic Coast

While crossing breathtaking desert landscapes you will continue your journey westwards.

The Atlantic Coast has a lot to offer. While enjoying a nice sea breeze, consider going on the water by joining a kayaking tour or catamaran cruise to meet seals, pelicans and maybe even dolphins! Adrenaline seekers can take a sand board or quad bike and go into the dunes. Or join a ‘living desert adventure’ to find out how life miraculously adapted to the very harsh desert climate.


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, terraces, and several lunch rooms with an international taste like Village Café.


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: € 633,-

High Season from: € 673,-


Low Season from: € 929,-

High Season from: € 1.085,-


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

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Day 4


Driving through the dusted landscape of Damaraland

The journey continues northwards, where you can make a stop at Cape Cross: as far as you can see seals are lying along the coast! You are driving through the dusted landscape of Damaraland scattered with gigantic boulders, and ancient, dry riverbeds.


Somewhere hidden in the landscape you will find the fascinating Twyfelfontein. Twyfelfontein is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its large number of rock engravings. Once made by the San people, these engravings informed San tribesmen about nearby waterholes and predators.


If you are lucky, you might even encounter a group of desert elephants! It is amazing to see how these huge animals have adapted to the arid conditions of the desert.

Day 5-6

Etosha National Park

Have your binoculars ready and look for lions, cheetahs and leopards in the 22,270 square kilometers of protected nature of Etosha National Park.

You will be the driver of your own safari, which is unique in Africa. During sunset, make yourself comfortable at one of the park’s waterholes, located nearby your accommodation and see how elephants, giraffes, zebras and antelopes gather for their daily water consumption. This is a real unforgettable experience!

Day 7-9

Windhoek - Departure - Arrival Home

Leaving the animal world of Etosha National Park behind, you will drive back to Windhoek.

Here you can do your last shopping for souvenirs. Do enjoy a nice dinner in town in a restaurant like Joe’s Beerhouse, Stellenbosch Wine Market or O’Portuga. It is definitely a journey to remember!

Namibia Tailor-made 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

Other Favourite Routes to Inspire

The Route ‘Storm Visit’ is just one of our sample itineraries. The itineraries we offer are fully customizable to your needs. You can book these, or you can use them for inspiration to build your own, tailor-made adventure. 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!

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Adventurous camping and you can hardly get closer in touch with nature.

Length: 21 Days (customizable)

Price from: €1.239,- EUR

Self-Drive Itinerary
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Length: 14 Days (customizable)

Price from: €879,- EUR

Self-Drive Itinerary
All In One
The ultimate adventure! Visit Namibia and see it all, from the deep South to the far North.

Length: 22 Days (customizable)

Price from: €1.281,- EUR

Self-Drive Itinerary
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 Itinerary
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 Itinerary
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

Experience the ultimate adventure in Namibia – book your self-drive tour today!