Adventures Overland Namibia guided self driving road trip
Adventures Overland Namibia guided self driving road trip

Namibia Road Trip

Trip Overview

To experience the magic of Namibia is to discover an entirely different world, a strange and beautiful place unlike anything or anywhere you’ve ever imagined. Namibia is a land of geographical extremes encompassing vast areas of inhospitable deserts, sand dunes, towering mountain ranges, and unspoilt wilderness areas. During this 8-day self-drive Namibia expedition, we will head out into the sand dunes at Sossusvlei, which means “the gathering place of water”, where we will also get to trek on Big Daddy, one of the highest sand dunes on earth. Don’t forget to spot the enormous sociable weaver nest here that can house up to 400-500 birds. We will explore Dead Vlei, where orange dunes contrast against blackened camelthorn trees and clear blue skies. It is one of the most dramatic sights that you will see in your life.
We will take the remote, dusty, gravel roads and head towards Swakopmund, the country’s biggest coastal town, where we will experience sand dunes on one side and the ocean on the other! But how can an African expedition ever be complete without a game drive? We will head towards Etosha National Park, Namibia’s premier safari destination, where you will experience a full-day wildlife safari in a custom-fitted vehicle. Our expert ranger will offer amazing insights into the area’s animals, birds, plants and history and make us witness the best wildlife opportunities in southern Africa.

About the trip


8 Nights / 9 Days

Trip Cost

INR 3,95,000 Per Person (EMI Option available)
Excluding 5% GST & 5% TCS

Trip style

Self Drive


Deserts, Sand Dunes, Mountains, Wilderness


Game Drive, Safari, National Park

Upcoming Dates

18 June – 26 June 2023


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Route Map



Day 1

Arrival at Windhoek

Welcome to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Surrounded by the stubble-covered Auas Mountains and the endless Khomas Hochland, Windhoek lies in a long valley fed by ancient hot springs in the central highlands of Namibia. In Windhoek there are many interesting historical buildings, museums, galleries and craft shops. The city has several good restaurants and modern shops and services making it an excellent base camp from which to launch your Namibian adventure. The town itself is small as capitals go with around 2,30,000 inhabitants making up a little over 10% of the national population. Our representative will escort you to the hotel and there you will meet the amazing AO family of enthusiastic travellers with whom you will explore Namibia over the next 8 days, one km at a time!

Day 2

Windhoek - Sossusvlei (350 Km)

Namibia is waiting to welcome you with open arms so wake up, grab a bite, pack your bags, get acquainted with your 4x4 vehicle and hit the road in our signature convoy fashion as your expedition leader announces “Convoy Rolling” over the walkie talkies. We will start driving south from Windhoek towards Sossusvlei and you will notice a dramatic change in landscape just a few km after leaving Windhoek behind. The route will go via the beautiful Spreetshoogte Pass where the view from the top of the escarpment is stunning. We will also make some more photo stops along the way to admire the remote, rugged and rustic beauty of the Namibian countryside. Arrive in Sossusvlei by evening and enjoy a luxury dinner over interesting conversations about your first driving day in Namibia.

Day 3


Wake up early and start your guided excursion to Sossusvlei. Renowned for its red dunes, the highest in the world rising 300m into the air, and for the stark images of 900-year-old trees standing defiant flat, white dried salt pan known as Deadvlei, Sossusvlei is one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia.In addition to the dunes, we will also explore the Sesriem Canyon. Sossusvlei brings out the creative photographer in everyone - provided you beat the mid-day haze. Surreal shapes, colours, textures and landscapes are accentuated by the ancient trees and desert-adapted wildlife like gemsbok, springbok and ostrich.

Day 4

Sossusvlei – Swakopmund (350 Km)

Today is going to test your driving skills as you negotiate long, open and empty stretches of country roads amidst the rugged yet stunning Namibian landscapes. Your expedition leader will continue giving driving tips over the radios to help you negotiate the gravel roads which are sure to leave dust clouds behind! We will make a photo stop as we cross the Tropic of Capricorn today and if time permits, will take a detour via Ganab to the Welwitschia plains and the gorgeous Moon landscape. Lunch will be picnic style somewhere in the middle of nowhere and by evening, we will reach Swakopmund where we will check into our hotel after having spent an exciting day on the road.

Day 5

Swakopmund and Walvis Bay

Surrounded by the ancient Namib desert and the inhospitable - but bounteous - Atlantic Ocean, the towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay are alive with activity and adventure. We are going to spend our afternoon experiencing an adrenalin pumping 4x4 drive in the sand dunes of the Sandwich Harbour (any experience of Dune Bashing anywhere else in the world is about to fade out from your memory)! A part of the Namib Naukluft Park, Sandwich Harbour is a place many have heard of but very few have ever visited. It is one of Namibia’s most unique and dramatic sites where some of the world’s highest dunes descend into the cold Atlantic Ocean to form a picturesque lagoon.

Day 6

Swakopmund - Etosha South (500 Km)

Get ready for a long day on the road as we head north towards the Etosha National Park. By now you would have become comfortable driving on the gravel roads and will also feel at home driving through uninhabited countryside for hours at a stretch. We will make the most of our time on the road by taking regular photo stops, tea breaks and a lunch break in the town called Otjiwarongo, home to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, an international organization dedicated to ensuring the long-term survival of the Cheetah. After lunch, we will continue towards Etosha and arrive in our luxury lodge just in time to sip a sundowner before enjoying a lunch under an African starlit sky

Day 7

Etosha South

Wake up early and head out on a full day safari tour in a custom-fitted vehicle with an expert ranger in the Etosha National Park, Namibia’s premier safari destination. Etosha is one of the few places, maybe the only place, where some of the best game viewing would be during the heat of the day when plains game in their hundreds congregate at the waterholes to drink. It is not uncommon to see up to 7 different species of game at any waterhole. Wildlife you are likely to see, at close quarters if you spend some time at the waterholes, includes a growing number of rhino - both black and white - and the endemic black-faced impala and Damara dik-dik. The Namibian trademarks, gemsbok and springbok, are common and there are good numbers of southern Africa's big game including elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, brown and spotted hyena, eland, roan, kudu, wildebeest, red hartebeest, Hartman's mountain (only in the west) and Burchell's plains zebra, and black- backed jackal.

Day 8

Etosha South - Windhoek (400 Km)

The last day of our Namibia Road Trip is already here and we will start heading back towards Windhoek this morning but there is a little twist! We will go back into the Etosha National Park one more time except that this time, we will be self-driving inside the park in our own vehicles. Driving yourself in the park is going to be a rare experience and fun experience and one that you will fondly remember and cherish forever. After exploring Etosha for a few hours, we will hit the tarmac and continue towards Windhoek. En-route, we will stop for lunch at Outjo’s famous bakery. We will arrive in Windhoek by evening and get together in a plush restaurant to celebrate the success of our drive with our co-travellers.

Day 9

Windhoek Departure

After 8 days of driving through the hidden gems and famous sights of Namibia, it is time to bid goodbye not only to this stunning part of the world but also to the new friends that you have made along the way on this tour. We will make arrangements to take you to the airport for your flight back home and look forward to exploring another part of our beautiful world once again



A collection of stories and experiences of the Adventures Overland travellers from around the world which portray the exact moments we strive to live for.

Rina Bhansali

Product Director - OTO CBD, London

Iceland 2016 | Alaska 2016 | RTL 2017 | Russia 2017 | Jordon 2017 | Spiti 2018 | South America 2018 | Africa 2019 | Uttarakhand Drive 2020 | Ladakh Sep 2021

Every expedition is loaded with the most memorable sensory experiences.

Dr Abhijit Deo

Orthopaedic, practises in Nagpur

RTL 2017 | Spiti Valley | Iceland | Alaska 2016 | Jordon 2017 | South America 2018 | Russia 2020

Someone in convoy rightly said that the road to heaven is bound to be tough. Phenomenal.

Dilpreet Singh Bindra

Director Operations at JW Marriott

Bangkok | Spiti 2016 | RTL 2017 | Russia 2018 | Jordon 2018 | Africa 2019

My journey continues with AO to fulfil my quest to explore the world.

Nishita Shalin Sarvaiya

Director, Adam Exports

Russia 2018 | Spiti 2018 | Jordon 2018 | Iceland 2019 | Uttarakhand Drive 2020

Fantastic experience and Adventures Overland team made sure everyone had a great time.

Nainesh Nandu

Director, Krome Realtors LLP

Russia 2018 | Jordan 2018 | Spiti 2019 Iceland 2019

I have travelled thrice now - Russia 2018, Jordan 2018 and Lahaul & Spiti 2019 with them. It’s not the destinations but the journeys that matter.

Useful information

Trip Inclusions

Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis

4×4 Vehicle & Fuel

Private airport transfers basis

Services of a trained and experienced English-speaking driver/guide.

All activities mentioned in the itinerary

Visa Assistance

Adventures Overland crew support

Adventures Overland Merchandise

Meals as indicated

All park entry fees

A few activities that can be done with a guide and vehicle are included

Half-Day Sandwich Harbour Excursion (Chaueur driven)

Full-day Etosha Game drive with lunch at Halali Camp

Trip Exclusions

International Flights, Visa fees, Insurance

Lunch on Day 1

Alcoholic beverages

Personal Expenditure

Early check-in

Any Cost Arising Out of Unforeseen Circumstances Like Ill Health, Land Blocks, Bad Weather Etc.

Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion section

Drinks consumed at the lodges and any extra meals not mentioned.

Expenses of a personal nature, e.g. laundry etc.

Optional activities quoted extra GST 5% & TCS 5%

International flights

Holiday or personal insurance

Cancellation Policy

  • 10% cancellation post initial deposit
  • 25% cancellation post 10th March
  • 50% cancellation post 10th April
  • 100% cancellation post 10th May

Payment Policy

  • 25% of the package cost for the Initial deposit to confirm the participation
  • 50% deposit by 01st April
  • 100% deposit by 01st May

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

What type of expeditions do you organise?

Adventures Overland offers two types of Expeditions – Fixed Departures and Customized Tours. As part of our Fixed Departures, you will be self-driving your (or a rented vehicle) in a convoy of vehicles that are always led by at least one support vehicle and 2 crew members. For a bigger convoy, we provide a lead and a sweep vehicle. Customized Tours are those where you travel on your own chosen dates, and we can customize the route as per your preferences. For such journeys, we make all necessary travel arrangements, including hotel bookings, permits, and excursions and if required, we can send a support team with the group.

In which parts of the world do you organize expeditions?

We organize expeditions all around the world on six continents every year. We organize fly-and-drive expeditions in Jordan, Russia, Iceland, Alaska, Mongolia, South America, Africa and Australia, where you don’t need to bring a vehicle as the vehicle is included in the package.

What kind of people travel on your expeditions?

Since 2012, we have been proudly putting together off-beat and luxury bespoke tours all around the world for solo travellers, families, couples and senior citizens who come from different walks of life and comprise entrepreneurs, professionals, industrialists, doctors, creative minds etc., mostly aged 35 years & above.

Are your expeditions suitable for solo woman travellers and families?

Our expeditions are ideal for solo travellers (male and female) and families with kids. The average male-female ratio on most of our expeditions is 60:40. Families, couples and senior citizens join us frequently in all kinds of expeditions.

Is driving mandatory on these expeditions?

Driving is NOT mandatory on any of our expeditions, and you are most welcome to enjoy the journey, sit back and relax while someone else is behind the wheel!


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