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Namibia Himba and Kaokoland trip

With your 4×4 you will make a special trip through Namibia with start and end point in Windhoek. The travel program of this self drive includes Spitzkoppe, the Kaokoland with also the Epupa Falls in the upper North of the country. You will then visit the Etosha National Park and Damaraland. A special feature of this 4 × 4 trip is that you will encounter the Himba’s and Herrero’s on the way.

We pre-book campsites in popular national parks, like Etosha National Park so assure the best locations. Accommodations during the trip are campsites, B&B’s and lodges. The trip is including reliable car rental, insurance, accommodations, and reservations. The trip is available for 2 to 4 people per car. The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.4 Diesel. The price for 5 people or more can be requested and depends on the local possibilities.

Advantages of self drive 4×4 package trips

  • Including support and professional safari travel advice.
  • Including GPS use with the latest version of Tracks4Africa software and all 4×4 tracks, way points and destinations for your journey.
  • Optional Zero Excess Insurance including glass & tyre damages.
  • 12v220 inverter with USB.
  • Lonely Planet travel guide and clear Reise Know-How maps.
  • A perfectly planned travel itinerary with ideal travelling distances.
Etosha National Park

Itinerary

  • 1: Windhoek
  • 2: Spitzkoppe
  • 3: Ugab Rhino Camp
  • 4: Twyfelfontein
  • 5: Khowarib
  • 6: Opuwo
  • 7: Epupa Falls
  • 8: Kunene River
  • 9: Etosha National Park (Olifantsrus)
  • 10: Etosha National Park/ Okaukuejo
  • 11: Etosha National Park/ Halali
  • 12: Etosha National Park/ Namutoni
  • 13: Erindi Game Reserve
  • 14: Windhoek (return flight)

Route & itinerary

14days
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Day 1: Windhoek

The first day of this wonderful self-drive discovery of Namibia. When you arrive at the airport, our partner will be there to bring you to the car rental agency so you can collect the car. After an extensive instruction session and the required formalities, your self-drive will truly start. Spend the first night in Windhoek so that you have plenty of time to get to know the 4×4 and the city. Windhoek is also where you’ll have to buy the bulk of your supplies for the self-drive.

Accommodation: B&B.

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Day 2: Spitzkoppe

After breakfast you have time do to some shopping if necessary. When you’re ready, travel on to the next destination: the characteristic sharp rocks of Spitzkoppe.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 275 km.

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Day 3: Ugab Rhino Camp

Continue your self-drive 4×4 deeper into the Damaraland. The stunning views so characteristic of Namibia accompany you to the community based Ugab Rhino Camp. You could just be honoured by a visit from Namibia’s famous desert elephants. On the road to Spitzkoppe you can visit the seals of Cape Cross (which is a detour of about 80 km).

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 200 km.

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Day 4: Twyfelfontein

A special day where the 4×4 is truly indispensable. Adventurous tracks perfect for the 4×4, low gear, and GPS device are today’s goals on the road to Twyfelfontein through a Damaraland landscape that is as unique as it is beautiful. We advise you to use the whole day for this drive even though it’s a short one: it really is a 4×4 track and you’ll generally drive slowly. You could spot ostriches, oryx, various types of antelope and maybe even the extremely shy black rhino today.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 95 km.

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Day 5: Khowarib

Today, the drive is not too long, so that you can enter the wild north at your own speed. On the way, you might meet Himbas and Herreros.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 180 km.

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Day 6: Opuwo

Reach the northernmost point of your Namibia safari self-drive today, and visit a traditional Himba village in the afternoon. Stay at a lovely lodge in Opuwo.

Accommodation: lodge. Travel distance: 160 km.

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Day 7: Epupa Falls

After breakfast in the lodge the route continues to the Epupa Falls. There is time to visit the Himba and the waterfalls. The campsite is between the palmtrees next to the falls.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 175 km.

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Day 8: Kunene River

Heading east to the Kunene River Lodge. There are some (often) dry riverbeds. The road is recently improved and only in rainseason there is a chance that you will have to make a detour.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 90 km.

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Day 9: Etosha National Park (Olifantsrus)

There are two options to drive to Etosha NP from the Kunene River Lodge. Through Ruacana or Opuwo. The destination of today is Olifantsrus in Etosha National Park. In total you will stay four days in the National Park. There is a campsite with watch tower.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 325 km.

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Day 10: Etosha National Park/ Okaukuejo

The second day in Etosha National Park. From Olifantsrus your trip continues to the central part of the Etosha National Park. In Etosha, you have a good chance of seeing all kinds of wild animals, such as elephants, rhinos, and lions. The illuminated watering places near the rest camps are fantastic. You can easily get there by foot from the camp.

Accommodation;  camping. Travel distance: 120 km.

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Day 11: Etosha National Park/ Halali

The third day of your stay in Etosha National Park. Take another extensive game drive today and head for Halali. You again have the choice between an early morning game drive around the camp, or to break up camp immediately and take your time getting in Halali. This may also depend on how long you spent at the illuminated watering hole of Okaukeujo, where you can spot many remarkable animals. It’s not uncommon to see hyenas, lions, or even leopards there.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 70 km.

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Day 12: Etosha National Park/ Namutoni

The fourth day in Etosha National Park. Today there is an extensive game drive towards Namutoni waiting for you.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 70 km.

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Day 13: Erindi Game Reserve

In the morning you leave Etosha National Park. We advice to start early since a long trip on tarmac is waiting for you. The last wild reserve of this trip is Erindi, a private reserve with a beautifull campsite and waterhole. You can drive around or book a sunset game drive with a guide.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 470 km.

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Day 14: Windhoek (return flight)

The last day of your Namibia trip. After returning the 4×4 car to the agency in Windhoek, you will be brought back with a shuttle service to the airport.

Changing the itinerary?

It is always possible to adapt this journey to your personal wishes. Limiting the journey or adding an extra destination, is no problem at all.
We are happy to help!

Your 4x4 rental car

Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4×4

The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.4 Diesel.  The Toyota Hilux double cab is the most perfect 4×4 rental car for a self-drive safari in Africa. Zowel voor 2 als voor 4 personen is de Hilux double cab de beste keuze. Available for both 2 and 4 people, the Hilux is the best choice. For travels with 5 people (two adults and three children) the Hilux double cab can also be used. If you’re with just two people, the back seat is especially useful for photo bags, day packs and supplies.

It has much space and comfort, and has sleeping places in the roof tent. This Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4×4 has a separate boot where you can safely store your travel bags, together with all the camping equipment for your self-drive journey in Southern Africa.

It is possible to upgrade car at extra costs. See all our 4×4 rental cars. 

Rates

Prices per person for various dates in 2019 and 2020. The Namibia Himba and Kaokoland Self Drive trip is available for 2 to 4 people per car. The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.4 Diesel. The price for 5 people or more can for example be requested and depends on the local possibilities and space in the preferred car. 4×4 cars (Land Cruiser or 4×4 camper) other than the default 4×4 car are available upon request.

5 January - 19 March, (2019)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.290,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 990,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 850,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 320,- per trip.

20 March - 25 June, (2019)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.350,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.050,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 890,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 320,- per trip.

26 June - 10 November, (2019)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.650,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.270,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.120,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 320,- per trip.

11 November - 4 January, (2020)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.450,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.090,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 880,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 320,- per trip.

5 January - 19 March, (2020)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.340,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1050,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 890,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 320,- per trip.

20 March - 25 June, (2020)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.450,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.050,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 890,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 320,- per trip.

26 June - 10 November, (2020)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.830,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.380,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.120,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 320,- per trip.

Included

Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab with complete camping & safari equipment
Two drivers
All accommodation during the journey
GPS & latest Track4Africa software
12-220v inverter with USB
Lonely Planet Guide & Reise Know-How map(s)
Advise by experienced self drive specialists
Airport transfers
Support

Not included

International Flights
Entry Fees
Fuel
Food & Drinks
Upgrades to fixed (luxury) accommodations
Upgrade Toyota Landcruiser or Hilux 3.0 (automatic) or Toyota Fortuner (automatic)
Zero Excess insurance

Highlights

10 / 10

Skillful people

It was a really good experience and they are skillful to plan and give quick response with answers.

Good knowledge of Africa and the countries there. What to visit and they plan the trip so it suits the customer.
Quick response when you have questions.

Christer Jonson

10 / 10

Adequate hulp

Selfdrive4x4.com biedt adequate en deskundige hulp bij zowel het plannen van het reisschema, het regelen van autohuur en het daarbij horende papierwerk (verzekeringen, transfers) en het vastleggen van de camping- en lodge-locaties.

Anonymous

10 / 10

Perfect organization

Selfdrive4x4.com offers the perfect organization of the trip for selfdrivers.

Strengths

Very easy handling, good communication.

Franziska

10 / 10

Perfect

Perfect, I would recommend it to everybody to work together with it.

Strengths

Friendly people – very fast in answering questions – high knowlede about the things you need at your destination and for a 4×4 driving holiday – easy to comunicate with.

Improvements or suggestions

Right know for my use it was perfect. Especially since I am not next door, and just worked together via internet and phone.

 

Niedereder Raimund

10 / 10

We would recommend Selfdrive4x4.com to our friends

We booked a last minute 17 day self drive trip through Namibia with this company and everything was just perfect. Contact with the company was very pleasant and they kept us posted with updates about the progress of our trip. Gps, maps, book and 12V equipment was sent to our home as soon as our trip was confirmed.

Price wise it was a great deal and everything in Namibia (car and layovers) were to our satisfaction. We would definitely book again with this company and we would recommend it to our friends.

Reinier