NAMIBIA SELF-DRIVE ROAD TRIP

Trip Overview

Buckle up for the ride of a lifetime as we dive headfirst into the captivating world of Namibia starting from Windhoek! Over the course of 9 thrilling days, the self-drive Namibia road trip promises heart-pounding excitement. From off-roading adventures to climbing the Big Daddy Dune, one of the planet’s highest sand dunes, there is never a dull moment when you’re in Namibia! Our adventure continues to unfold at Dead Vlei in Sossusvlei, where the vivid orange dunes starkly contrast against the blackened camelthorn trees beneath a limitless blue sky – an awe-inspiring sight that will leave you breathless. We will rev our engines and navigate through remote, dusty, and gravel roads on our way to Swakopmund, where desert dunes meet the endless ocean. But no African expedition is complete without a pulse-quickening game drive. We will head to Etosha National Park, Namibia’s ultimate safari destination, for a full day of wildlife exploration in a custom-fitted vehicle. This is not just a road trip, it is your call to ignite your off-roading spirit and explore the myriad of landscapes that Namibia has to offer.

About the trip

Duration
8 Nights / 9 Days
Trip Cost

INR 4,75,000/- Per Person (On twin sharing + 4 participants sharing 1 vehicle)
Excluding 5% GST & 5% Or 20% TCS, (EMI Option available)

Trip style
Self-Drive Road Trip
Vehicle
Toyota Fortuner / Similar
Landscapes
Mountains, Forests, Desert
Activities
Game Drive, Safari, Dune Bashing
Upcoming Dates
13 – 21 April 2024

Route Map

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Itinerary

Welcome to Windhoek, Namibia's captivating capital, your starting point for the Namibia road trip. Nestled among the Auas Mountains and Khomas Hochland, Windhoek's valley is fed by ancient hot springs. Explore historical sites, museums, galleries, and craft shops. The city offers modern conveniences, great restaurants, and shops. Our representative will escort you to the hotel and there you will meet the enthusiastic AO family of travelers who will be your companions for the next 9 days, exploring Namibia one kilometer at a time.

Namibia awaits to welcome you with open arms so get acquainted with your 4x4 vehicle and hit the road with the fleet as your expedition leader announces “Convoy Rolling” over the walkie-talkies. The journey south reveals Namibia's dramatic landscapes as you drive through the stunning Spreetshoogte Pass where we will make some photo stops to appreciate the remote beauty. Arriving in Sossusvlei by evening, enjoy a luxurious dinner while discussing your exciting Namibia road trip.

Set out on an early adventure to the remarkable Sossusvlei. Renowned for its towering red dunes, the world's highest at 300 meters, and the striking 900-year-old trees in the white salt pan of Deadvlei, Sossusvlei is a must-visit spot in Namibia. Alongside the dunes, you will also get to explore Sesriem Canyon. The surreal beauty, from shapes to colors, is enhanced by ancient trees and desert-adapted wildlife like gemsbok, springbok, and ostrich.

This particular day will challenge your driving skills on open, empty country roads amid Namibia's stunning landscapes. Your expedition leader will provide driving tips over the radio, helping you tackle gravel roads as you leave a trail of dust clouds in your wake. Our itinerary includes crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, a possible detour to Ganab for the Welwitschia Plains and the stunning Moon Landscape. Another charming touch is a picnic-style lunch in the middle of nowhere that awaits you. By evening, we'll reach Swakopmund.

Nestled between Namibia's ancient Namib Desert and the bountiful Atlantic Ocean, the towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay buzz with activity and adventure. Our afternoon promises an adrenaline-pumping 4x4 drive through the extraordinary sand dunes of Sandwich Harbour, an experience that will eclipse any previous dune-bashing memories.


Part of Namib Naukluft Park, Sandwich Harbour is a hidden gem, where the world's highest dunes meet the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, creating a picturesque lagoon. This day will most definitely be a highlight of your Namibia road trip itinerary.

Get ready for a long day on the road as we head north towards the Etosha National Park. As your self-drive adventure continues, you'll grow comfortable on gravel roads, journeying through remote landscapes with wind in your hair. Enjoy photo stops, tea breaks, and lunch in Otjiwarongo, where the Cheetah Conservation Fund resides. After lunch, we'll head to Etosha and reach our luxury lodge for a scenic sundowner and dinner beneath the African stars.

Commence your Namibian adventure with an early morning expedition into Etosha National Park, the country's premier safari destination. A custom-fitted vehicle and expert ranger accompany you, ensuring a memorable experience.

Etosha uniquely offers prime game viewing during the day's heat as hundreds of plains game gather at waterholes to drink. You can witness up to seven different species at these oases, including rhinos- both black and white, and Namibian treasures like the gemsbok and springbok. Southern Africa's big game, from elephants to cheetahs, wildebeest, Burchell’s plains Zebra and more graces the landscape.

On the last day of the Namibia road trip, we will be heading back to Windhoek. But here's the exciting twist: we're returning to Etosha National Park for a self-drive adventure. You get to witness the magnificent wildlife in your own vehicles which is a rare and unforgettable experience you’ll cherish forever. After exploring Etosha, the convoy will hit the road to Windhoek, with a delicious stop at Outjo's famous bakery for lunch. In the evening, you will get to celebrate your successful drive at a luxurious restaurant with your fellow travelers.

After an incredible 9-day Namibia road trip, blending hidden gems with iconic sights, it's time to bid farewell to this breathtaking part of the world and the newfound friends you've made. We're ready to take you to the airport for your journey back home, with excitement for our next exploration of our beautiful planet.

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Faq’s

Visiting Namibia in April and May is ideal, as this period boasts clear blue skies and delightful weather.

4X4 SUVs are ideal for a self-drive adventure in Namibia.

The route starting in Windhoek through Sossusvlei with sand bashing in Sandwich Harbor and Game Drive in Etosha National Park will make up for a great road trip experience.

You will be staying in 4*-5* properties including a Safari Lodge in Etosha.

When packing, consider including comfortable clothing, lightweight long-sleeve t-shirts, sturdy footwear, and a few warm jackets for added comfort.

Your Indian Driver’s license makes you eligible to drive in Namibia. The minimum age of the driver according to Namibian law is between 21 and 25 years.

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Everything you Must know for a self-driving Namibia road trip

Namibia, a land of stark contrasts, unparalleled natural beauty, and awe-inspiring landscapes, has become a sought-after destination for adventurous travelers seeking the road less traveled. A Namibia road trip offers an opportunity to immerse oneself in the wild, captivating terrains of this southern African gem.

Namibia Self-Drive Road Trip

One of the distinctive aspects of a Namibia road trip is the option to embark on a self-drive adventure. Namibia’s gravel routes and the thrill of being in control of your journey make it an ideal destination for self-drive road trips. The concept of a self-drive road trip in Namibia allows travelers to set their own pace, explore off-the-beaten-path destinations, and create a deeply personal connection with the country.

A Namibia self-drive road trip empowers travelers to venture into remote corners, discover hidden wonders, and appreciate the vastness of this remarkable land. It’s not uncommon to encounter diverse wildlife and unique geological formations while driving through Namibia’s vast landscapes. The self-drive experience also fosters a sense of independence and adventure, enabling travelers to adapt their route based on their interests and discoveries along the way.

Namibia Safaris: A Wildlife Encounter Like No Other

Namibia’s natural riches extend far beyond its iconic landscapes. The country’s wildlife is equally captivating and diverse, making Namibia safaris a significant highlight of any road trip. Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s premier wildlife reserves, is a prime destination for safari enthusiasts. Here, travelers can witness herds of elephants, zebras, giraffes, and the elusive big cats in their natural habitat. Etosha’s vast salt pans add an otherworldly dimension to the safari experience.

Other wildlife-rich regions, such as Damaraland and Kaokoland, offer opportunities to track desert-adapted elephants and rhinos. Here, travelers have a chance to engage in conservation efforts, supporting the protection of these remarkable creatures in their arid environment.

Namibia safaris are not limited to land-based adventures. The country’s rugged coastline is home to marine wildlife, including seals, dolphins, and the majestic desert-adapted oryx. Coastal excursions provide an opportunity to observe these unique species and even engage in activities like kayaking alongside seals in the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Namibia Expedition with Adventures Overland

A Namibia expedition, especially when approached as a self-drive adventure, offers a unique fusion of mesmerizing landscapes, captivating wildlife, and the freedom to explore at your own pace. With the magic of Namibia safaris, you’ll embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary and leaves an indelible mark on your travel experiences.

The Adventures Overland Namibia Self-Drive Expedition isn’t just a trip; it’s a transformative journey that will leave you with a profound appreciation for the beauty of Namibia and a sense of belonging with your fellow travelers. It’s where adventure meets luxury, where like-minded souls come together, and where the wonders of Namibia are revealed in all their glory.

So, if you’re ready to explore the pristine deserts, towering dunes, and unspoiled wilderness of Namibia in a style that’s beyond your expectations, the AO Namibia Expedition is your gateway to a world of adventure and luxury. Join us for the journey of a lifetime and discover the true essence of Namibia with like-minded travelers who share your love for exploration.

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