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Lead Price
From £3925pp
15 days & 14 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Self drive
Tour Highlights

Namibia Classic Self-Drive

This popular self-drive itinerary is a flexible, cost-effective way to discover the best that Namibia has to offer. Visit the giant red dunes of Sossusvlei, the adventure town of Swakopmund, impressive granite landscapes in Damaraland, and Etosha National Park, which promises extraordinary self-drive safaris to see its many residing big cats.


DAY 1: Fly to Windhoek
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Fly to Windhoek

Fly overnight from UK to Windhoek, via Johannesburg, South Africa.

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Fly to Windhoek
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Fly to Windhoek

On arrival to Windhoek, you will be met and assisted with collection of your hire car. Overnight at The Elegant Guesthouse. (N) 

Accommodation: The Elegant Guesthouse
DAY 3: Gamsberg
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This morning, drive for approximately two hours to Corona Guest House, set at the foot of the majestic Gamsberg Mountain.  Explore Gamsberg Nature Reserve, home to a variety of wildlife and indigenous plant life.  (B, D) 

DAY 4: Sossusvlei
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Transfer to Sossusvlei, set within Namib-Naukluft National Park. Explore Sossusvlei, home to some of the world’s largest sand dunes.  The distinctive red dunes rise to almost 400 metres. Stay 2 nights at Desert Homestead Lodge. (B,D) 

DAY 5: Sossusvlei
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Spend the day exploring. Sites of interest include the eerily beautiful scorched trees of Deadvlei; the scalable Dune 45 and Big Daddy; and the stunning Sesriem Canyon. (B, D)

DAY 6: Swakopmund
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Head east to the Germanic town of Swakopmund, gateway to the Skelton Coast. Stay 2 nights at Cornerstone Guesthouse. (B) 

DAY 7: Swakopmund
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Catamaran cruise from Swakopmund to Pelican Point and Walvis Bay. Search for the marine big 5 – dolphins, whales, turtles, seals and Mola Mola (sunfish) while onboard. (B)

DAY 8: Twyfelfontein
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Travel to the wildlife-rich region of Damaraland, also home to Africa’s largest concentration of ancient rock art. Stay 2 nights at Camp Kipwe (B, L, D) 

DAY 9: Twyfelfontein
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Spend a second day exploring this wild, arid region. Activities on offer include elephant nature drives lasting 3-6 hours. Starting in the morning, these guided 4×4 excursions take you in search of Namibia’s desert-dwelling elephants. You may also wish to join an afternoon excursion to Burnt Mountain, the Organ Pipes, and the fascinating Bushman Engravings. (B, L, D) 

DAY 10: Etosha National Park
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Etosha National Park

Rise early for a six-hour journey to the southern edge of Etosha National Park. During self-drive safaris, you may spot elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, jackals, hyenas, meerkats, mongooses, honey badgers, zebras, and wildebeest. Cheetahs, rhinos, and many other species can also be found here. Stay 2 nights at Okaukuejo Rest Camp. (B)

DAY 11: Etosha National Park
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Etosha National Park

Day at leisure to continue to explore Etosha National Park. (B)

DAY 12: Etosha National Park
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Etosha National Park

Drive to Onguma Game Reserve, located on the east border of Etosha.  Stay 2 nights at Onguma Bush Camp. (B, D)

DAY 13: Etosha National Park
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Etosha National Park

Day at leisure to continue to explore Etosha National Park.  (B, D)

DAY 14: Okonjima Nature Reserve
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Okonjima Nature Reserve

Travel to Okonjima Nature Reserve, home to the AfriCAT carnivore sanctuary. Stay 2 nights at Okonjima Plains Camp. (B, D)

DAY 15: Okonjima Nature Reserve
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Okonjima Nature Reserve

Spend the day at Okonjima Nature Reserve for the Okonjima Leopard Activity. Participate in research data collection for the long standing leopard project and recently introduced brown hyena programme. (B, D)

DAY 16: Fly home
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Fly home

Transfer to Windhoek airport and fly home. (B) 

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Classic self-drive itinerary, combining the best of Namibia’s north & south
  • Diverse landscapes, from red dunes to the shimmering white Etosha salt pan
  • A wide variety of wildlife, from Damaraland’s desert elephants to Etosha’s black & white rhinos
  • Visit the ancient rock art site of Twyfelfontein
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
Low Season
From £3925 per person
High Season
From £4175 per person

What's included

  • 4-star accommodation
  • Meet & greet service on arrival
  • Category W 4x4 car hire (Ford Ranger or similar)
  • 10 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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