Self-Drive Safaris

Namibia Self-Drive Safaris

A Namibia Self-Drive Safari gives you the opportunity to explore the country at your own pace. With the vast emptiness comes spectacular landscapes and a sense of freedom that is to be found nowhere else.
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Home to a wealth of spectacular scenery, breath-taking natural wonders, extraordinary wildlife and stunning architecture, Namibia is undoubtedly one of the best self-drive safari destinations on the entire planet.

More varied than a fly-in safari, and arguably more adventurous than a private guided safari tour, self-drive safaris tours of Namibia are ideal for a whole host of different travellers including families who value the freedom of dictating their own schedule and groups who love nothing more than hitting the open road at their own pace.

With so much to see and experience in this captivating Southwest African nation, planning and organising a self-drive safari trip to Namibia can be confusing, not least time consuming. That’s where the dedicated safari holiday specialists at SecretNamibia can help.

From booking accommodation, planning routes, and working out the ideal amount of time you should stay in one spot, we can put together a bespoke self-drive safari itinerary that’s perfectly suited to your requirements, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the safari trip of a lifetime.

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What Is a Namibia Self-Drive Safari?

A Namibia self-drive safari is a safari where you hire your own vehicle and drive to different destinations across Namibia.

Self-drive safaris are commonly regarded as of the most rewarding and satisfying ways to explore Namibia and on your epic cross-country journey you’ll encounter extraordinary wildlife, epic scenery and be able to enjoy some thrilling activities.

With little traffic, easy driving and vast landscapes, the only ‘getting lost’ you’ll be doing is in the endless views. Self-drive tours of Namibia are all about the journey, as well as the destination.

Self- Drive Safari Benefits

Freedom and flexibility

From the Skeleton Coast all the way up to isolated Kaokoland, Namibia is a country bursting full of epic coastlines, amazing national parks and majestic waterfalls just waiting to be explored, and you might just decide that the best way to do this is to hire a 4x4 and hit the road.

If you opt for a self-drive safari then you are the master of your own destiny, there’s no waiting around for pre-scheduled private tours and you won’t have to get out of bed at certain time! Self-drive safaris encapsulate a true sense of freedom and flexibility you don’t get with other safari holidays.

Although self-drive safari tours place the power in your hands if you to decide to book with SecretNamibia you’ll still receive plenty of in-country support so you’ll never have to worry about being abandoned. All of our self-drive safari packages include a meet and greet service, as well as vehicle hire, so you can rest assured you’ll be given an appropriate vehicle for your epic Namibian adventure.

Peace & Tranquillity

Many people opt to book a Namibia safari holiday because they value the sense of peace and quiet this stunning country affords; it’s a world totally removed from the hustle and bustle of packed cities and industrial towns.

Book a self-drive safari and you’ll never have to worry about sharing your vehicle with other travellers, protecting the peace and quiet you so desperately crave. You can play your own music as you navigate winding roads, control the air conditioning and if you arrive at a destination and it’s a little bit more crowded then you anticipated then you can simply try and visit at another time.

Picture Perfect

Namibia is a haven for photography enthusiasts and each year hundreds of budding camera-lovers head here in the hope of capturing some spectacular wildlife and nature snaps. Although you’re pretty much certain to capture some amazing photos whether you’re on a private guided or self-drive tour, driving your own car gives you greater flexibility to stop, take in the sights and wait for that killer shot of a desert-adapted elephant.

How Much Does a Self-Drive Safari Namibia cost?

The cost of a self-drive Namibia vacation can vary depending on the type of accommodation you choose to stay in, the type of activities you decide to try and of course the time of year you opt to travel during.

Typically, self-drive safaris tend to be more budget-friendly if you stay at modest lodges but it’s best to consult with one of our safari consultants; we can craft a self-drive itinerary to suit your budget.

Self-Drive Namibia Safari Activities

From hiking the mighty Fish River Canyon to climbing the marvellous sand dunes of the Sossuvlei, self-drive safari travellers can still enjoy all the incredible activities a Namibian safari adventure has to offer.

Want to treat your partner to a magical balloon ride? That can be accommodated. Want to take a luxury boat trip down the Kunene river? We can make that happen. Get in touch with us today to find out more about the exciting activities you can include on your self-drive adventure.

Luxury Self-Drive Safari Namibia

Just because you’re travelling in your own vehicle doesn’t mean you have to compromise on luxury. Here at SecretNamibia we offer self-drive safari packages and itineraries that are fit for royalty.

From opulent lodges comprising of private swimming pools, massage rooms and even gyms, through to first-class food and luxury activities, we can provide everything to make you luxury safari dreams a reality.

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Ready to plan your ultimate Namibia self-drive tour? Get in touch with our safari specialists today and arrange a one-on-one consultation.

Our dedicated and friendly safari specialists will work with you to create a personalised, detailed, and complete self-drive safari itinerary that will guarantee you get everything you want from your Namibian safari getaway.

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Can I travel on a self-drive safari on my own?

Solo self-drive safaris are growing in popularity, and we welcome all individual travellers to book with us in confidence. As part of the gold star service you can expect to receive from SecretNamibia, once you land in Namibia you’ll be greeted by one of our local guides. We also take care of everything from meals to accommodation, leaving you to focus on enjoying your trip.

What vehicle will I drive on my self-drive safari?

During your self-drive safari holiday, you’ll be driving across a mixture of gravel tracks and paved roads. As you venture to more remote regions, you’ll likely encounter rockier ground but don’t worry because we’ll supply you with a vehicle that’s suitable for all terrains. Popular self-drive safari hire vehicles include Small SUV’s, Small Sedans and 4x4s.

Do you supply maps?

Yes. We supply all our self-drive safari customers with maps and detailed directions, so you’ll never have to worry about getting from A to B. When you book a self-drive safari, you’ll also receive a comprehensive travel diary which contains your itinerary. All SecretNamibia customers also benefit from 24/7 in- country support should you require assistance.

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What Our Clients Say

Well worth the time and money, we are already looking forward to doing it again. Namibia's diversity makes it a fantastic safari destination.

Faye Pearson
Namibia Highlights Safari

Our trip to Namibia was one of our greatest holidays to date. We left the country revitalised and our minds filled with great memories. Thank you Secret Namibia for guiding us in creating an amazing safari holiday.

Ray Phillips
Greater London
Best Of Namibia Guided Safari

What an amazing time we had. Everyone should try this trip at least once in their life. I'll be recommending this to all my friends!

Absolutely amazing country and holiday!


What a holiday we had! We visited Namibia during Winter 2021, and we were spoilt by the amount of wildlife we saw. Secret Namibia went out of their way to make our trip memorable

Dr. Richard Anderson
Extravagant Namibia Fly-In Safari

Namibia is a fascinating country, so much wide open space, but still plenty to see. Your eyes will be permanently entertained. Thank you for all your suggestions

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