12 Day Namibia Private Luxury Self Drive Safari
Welcome to the ultimate luxury self-drive safari experience in Namibia, where breath-taking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and unparalleled adventure await. This exclusive journey will take you through some of the most iconic destinations in the Soul of Africa, allowing you to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of this fascinating nation.
Your adventure begins by visiting the captivating dunes of Sossusvlei, where the towering red sands create a surreal and ethereal landscape. Witness the sunrise over the famous Dune 45 and explore the ancient Deadvlei, a photographer’s paradise. From here, you’ll venture towards the coastal town of Swakopmund, where the rugged beauty of the Atlantic Ocean meets the Namib Desert.
As you continue your luxury self-drive expedition, prepare to be amazed by the raw wilderness of Damaraland, a region characterised by its dramatic rock formations, ancient rock art, and desert-adapted wildlife. Journey further north to Kaokoland, a remote and untamed wilderness inhabited by the Himba people and home to stunning landscapes like the Epupa Falls and the magnificent Marienfluss Valley.
Etosha East will be your next destination, where you’ll discover the iconic Etosha National Park, renowned for its abundant wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, and more. Take in the beauty of the vast salt pans and the waterholes teeming with animal activity.
To conclude your adventure, explore the vibrant city of Windhoek and its surrounding areas. Experience the blend of modernity and African charm as you indulge in gourmet cuisine, visit local markets, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Namibia.
Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Kaokoland, Etosha East, Greater Windhoek
- Sossusvlei - Hike the majestic Sesriem Canyon, experience mountain biking and explore some of the planet's oldest and most spectacular landscapes
- Damaraland- Enjoy a scenic drive through rugged terrain and remote wilderness, stopping to admire fascinating desert-adapted wildlife
- Swakopmund- Embark on an unforgettable tour of Sandwhich Harbour, enjoy a magical scenic flight and embrace the thrill of sand boarding
- Kaokoland- Discover desert-adapted elephants on an incredible game drive. Enjoy rhino tracking and unwind on a romantic sundowner
- Etosha East- Navigate Namibia's most iconic National Park, famous for its diverse wildlife. Capture some spectacular snaps from a photo hide
- Greater Windhoek- Explore the region surrounding Namibia's vibrant capital and get set for an incredible cheetah experience
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Our team of expert safari architects specializes in creating personalized, high-end safaris in Namibia that exceed your expectations. From luxury accommodations to unforgettable wildlife encounters, every detail of your safari is tailored to your desires. Whether you're a seasoned safari-goer or it's your first time, our commitment to exceptional service ensures an unforgettable adventure.
- Meet & Greet On Arrival
- Car Hire
- Accommodation As Indicated
- 24 Hour Personal Support
- Meals As Indicated
- Activities As Indicated
- Tour File With Detailed Itinerary
- Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)
What's NOT included?
- Optional Extra Activities
- International Flights
- Holiday & Personal Travel Insurance
- Visas & Visa Applications
- Any Items Of Personal Nature
- Park Entry Fees (Self-Drive)
- Fuel (Self-Drive)
DAY 1 & 2: Sossusvlei
Before heading to stunning Sossusvlei, your journey begins at Windhoek Airport, where a member of the SecretNamibia team will warmly greet you and guide you to your rental vehicle upon arrival.
From there, you will embark on a luxury self-drive safari, experiencing the mesmerising landscapes of Sossusvlei during the first two days of your adventure. Your accommodation will be the exquisite Kwessi Dunes Lodge, nestled in the pristine desert.
Explore the Sesriem Canyon and the region’s iconic dunes, including the renowned Dune 45, which offers surreal views of the red sand expanse. Capture the ethereal beauty of the desert and visit the hauntingly beautiful Deadvlei, where ancient camel thorn trees stand in stark contrast against the white clay pan. Rise early to witness the sunrise casting golden hues over the dunes, or opt for a thrilling hot air balloon ride for a panoramic view.
Thrilling nature drives reveal the secrets of the desert’s flora and fauna. Return to the luxurious Kwessi Dunes Lodge, where your elegantly appointed suite offers modern amenities and opportunities for stargazing. Sossusvlei immerses you in the surreal beauty of the desert, while the Kwessi Dunes Lodge provides a luxurious sanctuary amidst this awe-inspiring landscape.
Kwessi Dunes Lodge Website
Sesriem Canyon Hike
DAY 3 & 4: Swakopmund
For the next leg of your luxury self-drive safari, bid farewell to the captivating landscapes of Sossusvlei as you journey towards Swakopmund, a bustling coastal town where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Here you and your travelling party should prepare for a delightful blend of adventure and relaxation. This charming seaside town offers a plethora of activities to suit every preference. Thrill-seekers can indulge in exhilarating experiences such as dune boarding and quad biking on the towering sand dunes. There’s even the option to board a magical scenic flight.
Mixing up the pace, take a leisurely stroll along the palm-lined promenade, exploring local shops and boutiques, or savour fresh seafood delicacies at renowned coastal restaurants.
To complement your stay in Swakopmund, you will be accommodated at the renowned Strand Hotel. This iconic hotel offers luxurious amenities, stunning ocean views, and a blend of modern elegance with Namibian charm. Unwind in style, pamper yourself at the spa, or simply relax on the terrace, soaking in the refreshing sea breeze.
Bed and Breakfast
Strand Hotel Website
Quad Biking and Sand Boarding
Living Desert Tour
DAY 5 & 6: Damaraland
Continuing your luxury self-drive safari, on days 5-6, you will journey to the captivating landscapes of Damaraland. Leave the coastal beauty of Swakopmund behind and venture into this rugged and dramatic region. Along the way, soak in the majestic scenery and diverse wildlife that Damaraland has to offer.
Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region with a Sorris Sorris Community Cultural Experience. Engage with the local communities, learn about their traditions, and witness their vibrant way of life. Explore ancient rock art sites, showcasing the historical and cultural significance of the area. Embark on guided tours to the majestic Brandberg Mountain, the highest peak in Namibia, known for its ancient rock paintings and stunning panoramic views.
To enhance your experience in Damaraland, you will reside at the sumptuous Sorris Sorris Lodge. This luxurious retreat blends seamlessly with its surroundings and offers exceptional comfort, personalised service, and awe-inspiring vistas. Relax in your exquisite accommodation, take a dip in the pool overlooking the rugged landscapes, and savour gourmet cuisine paired with fine wines.
Sorris Sorris Lodge Website
Sorris Sorris Community Cultural Experience
Brandberg Guided Tours
DAY 7 & 8: Kaokoland
Pack up your belongings because your luxury self-drive safari is about to lead you to the captivating landscapes of Kaokoland for days 7-8. Leaving behind the rugged beauty of Damaraland, prepare to be immersed in a world of untamed wilderness and remarkable experiences.
In Kaokoland, unlock the secrets of this remote and wild region. Engage in exhilarating activities such as thrilling rhino tracking expeditions, led by expert guides who will lead you through the pristine landscapes in search of these majestic creatures. Experience the sheer awe of encountering desert-adapted elephants on fascinating game drives, witnessing their resilience in the arid surroundings.
As the sun begins its descent, embark on a scenic sundowner drive, where you’ll be treated to surreal vistas and a mesmerising display of colours as the sky transforms into a stunning canvas. Savour the tranquility of the moment while enjoying a refreshing drink in this pristine wild.
Complementing your time in Kaokoland, experience a stay at the magnificent Okahirongo Elephant Camp. Nestled amidst the wild beauty, this luxury lodge offers an exclusive retreat. Immerse yourself in the elegantly appointed suites, indulge in gourmet culinary delights, and unwind in the camp’s inviting pool, all while being surrounded by sweeping views of the untamed wilderness.
Okahirongo Elephant Camp Website
Game Drives searching for Desert - Adapted Elephants
Scenic Sundowner Drives
DAY 9 & 10: Etosha East
Embark on an exhilarating adventure as your luxury self-drive safari takes you to the mesmerising landscapes of Etosha East for days 9-10. Bid a fond farewell to the untamed wilderness of Kaokoland and prepare for a wildlife experience like no other in this iconic national park.
In Etosha East, be prepared for an immersive journey into the heart of the African savannah. Engage in thrilling activities that bring you closer to nature’s wonders. Explore the expansive plains and waterholes on incredible game drives, where you’ll have the opportunity to encounter majestic elephants, stealthy lions, graceful giraffes, and a myriad of other fascinating wildlife species. Immerse yourself in the park’s vibrant birdlife, delighting birdwatching enthusiasts with their colourful plumage and melodic songs.
As the sun paints the sky in breath-taking hues, witness the enchanting beauty of Etosha East’s sunsets and sunrises, capturing these awe-inspiring moments through your lens.
Complementing your time in Etosha East, indulge in the opulence of Safari House, a luxury private villa that offers an exclusive and secluded haven. Immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of comfort and natural beauty, as you relax in the spacious living areas, take refreshing dips in the private pool, and gorge on delectable meals crafted by your personal chef.
Safari House Website
DAY 11: Greater Windhoek
Prepare for the thrilling finale of your luxury self-drive safari as you arrive in the vibrant enclave of Greater Windhoek on day 11. This bustling region sets the stage for an exhilarating day of exploration and unforgettable experiences.
In Greater Windhoek, enjoy a variety of activities that will ignite your senses. Embark on an epic game drives as you unveil the hidden treasures of nearby reserves, allowing you to witness the majesty of Namibia’s wildlife in their natural habitat. Engage in guided nature walks, where the secrets of the surrounding landscapes unfold, revealing a rich tapestry of unique flora and fauna.
Unwind on a mesmerising sundowner drive, where the sun paints the sky in a symphony of colours while you sip a refreshing tipple. For an extraordinary encounter, partake in a cheetah experience, where you’ll have the privilege of observing these graceful creatures up close while gaining insights into conservation efforts.
As the day transitions to evening, retreat to the serenity and opulence of Naankuse Lodge, your final night’s sanctuary. Nestled amidst pristine wilderness, this haven offers respite and relaxation. Kick back in your comfy bedroom, take a leisurely swim in the pool, and dine on delectable culinary delights at the lodge’s exquisite restaurant.
Naankuse Lodge Website
Guided Nature Walk
DAY 12: END OF TOUR
As your luxury self-drive tour comes to an end, it’s time to wave goodbye to the magical landscapes of Namibia. With cherished memories and incredible experiences, you will soon board your departing flight, taking a piece of the nation’s beauty and adventure with you on your journey back home.
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