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Desert Delights in Namibia

Dunes, deserts and deserted beaches

Namibia is a country of vast open spaces and empty horizons, and in this classic 12-night itinerary, you will get to experience for yourself why some call it the last wild frontier of Africa. The freedom of the open road is calling you on this self-drive adventure that starts and ends in the capital city of Windhoek. Packed with all the “must-see” places this starkly beautiful country has to offer, it is the perfect itinerary for the first-time traveller to Namibia. It takes in the famous white salt-pans and desert-adapted animals of Etosha, the incredible landscapes of Damaraland (home to the Himba tribe, one of the last true nomadic people of Africa), the long and deserted beaches of Swakopmund and the vast oceans of sand dunes at Sossusvlei (the world’s oldest desert and a UNESCO World Heritage Site). 

Day 1: Windhoek

Arrival at Windhoek and welcome by our representative who will hand over the travel documents and assist for the pick-up of your rental car. Time at leisure to discover Windhoek. Dinner at Olive Grove Guesthouse.

Olive Grove (B&B)

Day 2: Windhoek - Otjiwarongo

Travel this morning towards Waterberg, via the famous Okahandja market. Arrival at the lodge in the early afternoon and possibility to participate on an activity with the lodge. Dinner at Okonjima Plains Camp.

Okonjima Plains Camp (DB&B)

Day 3: Otjiwarongo - Etosha

After breakfast take the road to Etosha National Park.  Check in at your lodge and possibility to go on safari with your own vehicle or with the lodge. Dinner at overnight Mushara Lodge.

Mushara Lodge (DB&B)

Day 4: Etosha

Full day at leisure to explore Etosha National Park with your own vehicle or with the lodge. Dinner at Mushara Lodge.

Mushara Lodge (DB&B)

Day 5: Etosha

Today you will do a full day safari with your own vehicle and cross Etosha Game Reserve to arrive at Anderson Gate.

Etosha Taleni Lodge (B&B)

Day 6: Etosha – Twyfelfontein

This morning you will travel to Twyfelfontein. Arrival in the afternoon and time to relax. Dinner at Camp Kipwe.

Camp Kipwe (DB&B)

Day 7: Twyfelfontein

Possibility to go with the lodge for a 4x4 excursion in search of the desert Elephants. You will have the afternoon to discover the famous engravings. Dinner at Camp Kipwe.

Camp Kipwe (DB&B)

Day 8: Twyfelfontein - Swakopmund

After breakfast you will take the road to Swakopmund. Arrival in the late afternoon and time to discover this German city.

Villa Margherita (B&B)

Day 9: Swakopmund

Full day at leisure. Many activities are offered on site such as: Dolphin cruise, Sandwich Harbor 4x4 excursion, quad biking and scenic flights.

Villa Margherita (B&B)

Day 10: Swakopmund - Sesriem

Travel this morning to Sesriem via the Namib Naukluft Park. Arrival in the late afternoon and possibility to do a sundowner excursion with the lodge. Dinner at Hoodia Desert Lodge.

Hoodia Desert Lodge (DB&B)

Day 11: Sesriem

Full day at leisure to explore the dunes of Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem canyon. Dinner at Hoodia Desert Lodge.

Hoodia Desert Lodge (DB&B)

Day 12: Sesriem - Mariental

Travel this morning to the Kalahari Desert. Afternoon to relax in the beautiful surrounding of the lodge or participate on a sundowner drive. Dinner at Bagatelle Strohbale chalets.

Bagatelle Strohbale chalet (DB&B)

Day 13: Mariental – Windhoek

After breakfast you will drive back to Windhoek International Airport where you will drop off your vehicle and check in on your return flight.

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Above price is based on two people traveling together sharing a room.


  • All accommodations
  • Meet & Greet + travel pack
  • Rental Car with super cover insurance
  • Meals and activities as specified in itinerary


  • International Flights
  • Contract Fee for rental car and optional Delivery Fee, Cross Border Fee, Additional Driver charge, Young driver surcharge, Optional equipment, Document Administration Fee, Claim and Fine Handling fee
  • Meals and activities if not specified in itinerary
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance

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