A Safari Drive favourite, this route allows you to visit the famous Etosha National Park, the eye-catching dunes at Sossusvlei, the mysterious Skeleton Coast, the beautiful Damaraland and Okonjma’s leopard & cheetah reserve whilst staying in a fantastic selection of lodges, tented camps and campsites as you go. It’s debatably the best way to see Namibia in a two week period. It’s also a very good route for first time self drivers in Africa.
Low Season January | February | March | April | May |June | November | December
From £2,490 per person based on two sharing a vehicle
From £1,955 per person based on four sharing a vehicle
High SeasonJuly | August | September | October
From £3,285 per person based on two sharing a vehicle
From £2,535 per person based on four sharing a vehicle
Classic Namibia ITINERARY
DAY 1Olive Grove, Windhoek
On day 1 you will arrive in Windhoek where you will be met by a member of our team and taken to Olive Grove Guesthouse, where you will spend the first night of your trip. This lovely, little, friendly and very comfortable guest house has been decorated with a modern feel to it. The rooms are spacious with large bathrooms. Here you can relax in the garden, take a well earned dip in the pool, laze in the jacuzzi or maybe enjoy looking around Windhoek. Later this afternoon you will be taken to our base and introduced to your vehicle, plus briefed on the vehicle, its equipment, the driving conditions, route and safety issues.
DAY 2Okonjima Campsite, Omboroko
This morning after breakfast you will have a driver safety course with our manager in Namibia, Mike Whitelock. After which you will be shown where to stock up on food supplies for your camping nights before embarking on your trip. You will then set off to the Okonjima Reserve, home to the AfriCat Foundation.
DAY 3Onguma Leadwood Campsite, Etosha National Park
Today you drive north to the Onguma Reserve on the edge of Etosha National Park. You will stay in one of Onguma's campsites, either Leadwood campsite or Tamboti. Either is great and provides you with your own site, with private ablution block. As a camper you are also able to use the facilities of the lodge for meals.
DAY 4Etosha Safari Lodge, Etosha National Park
This morning you will head into the famous Etosha National Park. You will game drive your way across the park and stay at Etosha Safari Lodge.
DAY 5Olifantsrus Campsite, Etosha National Park
Today you will drive to Olifantsrus Campsite which is located in Western Etosha. This is a part of Etosha not often seen. Only guests of Dolomite and Olifantsrus Campsite are allowed to enter this side of the park.
DAY 6 & 7Etendeka Mountain Camp, Damaraland
This morning you will exit Etosha through the 'back gate' (Galton Gate) & take the scenic drive to Etendeka Mountain Camp which is set in the north of Damaraland. You will be expected there at approximately 15h00. Although it is a remote bush camp, rare sightings of giraffe, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, oryx, springbok and even desert elephant and black rhino can add an exciting bonus to your stay at certain times of year.
DAY 8Mowani Campsite, Damaraland
Today you will start to head south into the heart of Damaraland where you will be staying at the campsite that belongs to Mowani. This is a scenic area, famous for the rock art.
DAY 9Spitzkoppe Campsite, Damaraland
Today you will drive to Spitzkoppe, which we think is one of the most beautiful areas in Namibia, consisting of an imposing granite rock formation set in the plains. Here you can walk in the area and climb up to Bushman’s Paradise, a small basin tucked between the domes of rock, where you can view the rock paintings done by Bushman of the past and gaze at the amazing view.
DAY 10 & 11Desert Breeze, Swakopmund
This morning you will be driving to the coastal town of Swakopmund. With palm-lined streets, seaside promenades and fine accommodation. This is also Namibia's activity centre, here you can do a range of activities from quad biking on sand dunes to scenic flights up the skeleton coast. It is also a good place to stock up on food and fuel.
DAY 12Sosus Dune Lodge, Sossuslvei
Today you have quite a long drive as you continue south to Sossus Dune Lodge and the magnificent dunes of Sossusvlei - a real highlight of your trip.
DAY 13Buellsport Exclusive Campsite, Rehoboth
Your next destination is Buellsport Guest Farm situated 50 km south of Solitaire on one of the oldest farms in Namibia. They have their own game, cattle and sheep and they also breed Namibian horses which you can ride in this spectacular region (by pre-arrangment; payable locally). Buellsport has a variety of short trails that you can ride. Here you will stay in an exclusive campsite a few kms from the farm. Perfect for star-gazing!
DAY 14Eningu, The Clayhouse Lodge
Today you will head to Eningu Clayhouse Lodge for your final night in Africa. The lodge is stunning, peaceful and is without doubt one of the most relaxing and tranquil lodges you will encounter on your journey. This unique guest lodge is run by the owner and so there is real attention to detail in every aspect of the running of the lodge. It is a great place to spend the last night of your trip.
DAY 15Depart Windhoek
This morning you will head back to Windhoek airport in time for your flight home. You will hand back your vehicle and have your trip debrief at the airport, prior to boarding your flight.