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Namibia 22 days trip

The 22 days for this incredible trip allow you to take your time discovering Namibia by 4×4 rental car. See all highlights, such as the Himba at Opuwo to the far north, the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the desolate Deadvlei, the Namib Desert, Swakopmund and the Atlantic Ocean, Spitzkoppe, Damaraland, Kaokoland and the Himba, Etosha National Park and Waterberg Plateau National Park.

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 24/7 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.
  • Including a complete insurance package without personal risk and with glass, tyre and off-road coverage for 100% security.
  • 12v220 inverter with USB.
  • Lonely Planet travel guide and clear Reise Know-How maps.
  • A perfectly planned travel itinerary with ideal travelling distances.

Route & itinerary

22 days
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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.

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Day 2: Marienthal

If you did your shopping yesterday, start early today for the journey to Marienthal. Head for Kalahari and experience first-hand the extensiveness of Namibia. This is an easy first travel day, so it’s perfect to get used to the car and driving on the left. Arrive at the Kalahari Anib Lodge early in the afternoon.

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Day 3: Keetmanshoop

Head farther south today and visit the Quiver Tree Forest and Giant’s Playground, which is a very characteristic rock formation. Quiver trees are strange and rare trees of the Aloe family. The hollow trunks are used by Bushmen to store their arrows. Shoot some stunning landscape pictures here.

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Day 4: Ai Ais/Fish River Canyon

After breaking up camp, set out for the second biggest canyon in the world: the Fish River Canyon. From there, it’s not too far to the hot springs of Ai Ais, which will take you through a stunning landscape. You can relax there in the (45 degree Celsius) inside and outside pool.

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Day 5: Aus

After an early morning steam bath, a long trip northwest awaits you. Experience the landscape and the calm of Namibia. In the small village of Aus, you can take lovely walks and spot Namibia’s wild horses. Or take on a mountain bike trail!

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Day 6: Sesriem

Travel to what many call the highlight of their journey through Namibia: Sossusvlei. The road to Sesriem is not bad either, with a picture point at every bend. However, don’t be too excessive with your camera, or you’ll arrive in the dark…

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Day 7: Sesriem/Sossusvlei/Solitaire

A whole day for the sand dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. We advise you to leave early so that you’ll get to the dunes in time for sunrise. It’s a breathtaking show of reds and oranges dancing around deep shadows.

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Day 8: Swakopmund

After two nights with the sand dunes and Sesriem, continue your self-drive journey to Swakopmund upon Atlantic Ocean. The road crosses through the Kuisib Canyon and the vast gravel plains of the Namib Desert. Arrive in Swakopmund in the early afternoon. Accommodation is a bed & breakfast with a unique view. In Swakopmund you can dine out in a restaurant if you’d like.

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Day 9: Spitzkoppe

Discover Swakopmund or go shopping after breakfast. When you’re ready, travel on to the next destination: the characteristic sharp rocks of Spitzkoppe.

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Day 10: 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).

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Day 11: 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.

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Day 12: 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.

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Day 13: 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.

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Day 14: 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.

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Day 15: 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.

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Day 16: Etosha National Park (Olifanstrus)

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.

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Dag 17: Etosha National Park (Okaukuejo)

Vanaf Olifantsrus gaat uw self drive reis nu naar Okaukuejo verder naar het centrale deel van het Etosha National Park. In Etosha maakt u grote kans allerlei wilde dieren te zien inclusief olifanten, neushoorns en leeuwen. De verlichte drinkplaatsen bij de restcamps zijn een echte aanrader. U kunt deze gemakkelijk te voet bezoeken vanuit het kamp.

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Dag 18: Etosha National Park (Halali)

Een derde dag in Etosha National Park, u heeft de keuze een vroege ochtend game drive te maken en vervolgens terug te keren in Okaukuejo of direct het gehele kamp op te breken en de game drive richting Halali te starten. Wanneer u kiest voor een korte ochtend game drive rond het Okaukuejo camp dan kunt u na terugkomst bijvoorbeeld brunchen en daarna het kamp opbreken. U komt dan wel later aan in het Halali restcamp. Bij het Halali Restcamp kunt u in de avond bij de verlichte drinkplaats bijzondere dieren spotten. Het is niet ongewoon hyena’s, leeuwen en zelfs een luipaard te spotten op deze plaats.

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Dag 19: Etosha National Park (Namutoni)

De vierde dag van het verblijf in het Etosha National Park. Ook vandaag een uitgebreide game drive richting Namutoni. En ook vandaag heeft u de keuze tussen vroeg te starten en een loop te maken rond het kamp of direct op te breken en de self drive reis naar Namutoni te vervolgen.

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Dag 20: Waterberg Plateau National Park

Op weg naar Waterberg Plateau bestaat de mogelijkheid om een mooie tussenstop te maken bij de Hoba Meteoriet (werelds grootste). Daarna reist u verder door via naar het Waterberg Plateau. In Grootfontein kunt u eventueel nog proviand in slaan voor de laatste dagen van deze 4×4 reis door Namibië.

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Dag 21: Waterberg Plateau National Park

Waterberg Plateau is een ecologisch zeer divers gebied wat uitnodigt voor mooie wandelingen. Met succes is hier in 1989 de zwarte neushoorn weer geïntroduceerd. Ga hier bijvoorbeeld mee op een guided hike met de plaatselijke rangers.

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Dag 22: Windhoek (terugvlucht)

De laatste dag van uw Namibië reis. Na het inleveren van de 4×4 auto bij het depot in Windhoek wordt u d.m.v. een shuttleservice afgezet op het vliegveld.

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 2018 and 2019.

5 January - 20 March, (2018)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.990,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.590,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.250,-

The trip is available for 2 to 4 people per car. The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.5 Diesel. The price for 5 people or more can be requested and depends on the local possibilities and space in the preferred car. 4×4 cars (Land Cruiser, Land Rover, 4×4 camper) other than the default 4×4 car are available upon request.

20 March - 25 June, (2018)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 2.110,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.670,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.370,-

The trip is available for 2 to 4 people per car. The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.5 Diesel. The price for 5 people or more can be requested and depends on the local possibilities and space in the preferred car. 4×4 cars (Land Cruiser, Land Rover, 4×4 camper) other than the default 4×4 car are available upon request.

26 June - 10 November, (2018)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 2.490,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.950,
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.590,-

The trip is available for 2 to 4 people per car. The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.5 Diesel. The price for 5 people or more can be requested and depends on the local possibilities and space in the preferred car. 4×4 cars (Land Cruiser, Land Rover, 4×4 camper) other than the default 4×4 car are available upon request.

11 November - 4 January, (2019)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 2.110,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.670,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.370,-

The trip is available for 2 to 4 people per car. The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.5 Diesel. The price for 5 people or more can be requested and depends on the local possibilities and space in the preferred car. 4×4 cars (Land Cruiser, Land Rover, 4×4 camper) other than the default 4×4 car are available upon request.

Included

Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab with complete camping & safari equipment
Two drivers
All accommodation during the journey
Zero Excess Insurance
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 4x4 camper unit instead of roof-top tent

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