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Sossusvlei, Namibia

Namibia Self-drives

Where coastal roads meet desert trails

Self-drive holidays in Namibia


With vast roads stretching as far as you can see, the best way to explore this beautiful country is on a self-drive holiday. Revel in the freedom to explore this fascinating country at your leisure, pause for a break from driving at one of many rest stops along the way, take in the scenery and you never know who or what may join you for lunch. Namibia is known for having the richest of life in the sparsest of settings, and, as you will find, you can drive for hours without seeing another car.

Drive through the dunes

Take to the road and head south towards the Namib Desert, home to the famous Sossusvlei. Wake up early and enter the Sesrium gates at sunrise and take your time climbing the magnificent red dunes, on a self-drive holiday there is no rush to do anything. The Fish River Canyon is another highlight in the South of this vast country and is most easily visited by car, park up, take a hike and marvel at the gigantic ravine of the largest canyon in Africa. Having a vehicle of your own will allow you to explore Namibia’s lesser-driven route – tucked away in the Kunene region of Namibia is Twyfelfontein, famous for its ancient rock engravings and geographic wonders you will have to venture off the tar road in to discover for yourself this hidden beauty.

Cruise to the coast

Adventure along the Skeleton Coast – a forbidding and therefore pristine shoreline receding into infinite dunes – and keep your eyes pealed for the remnants of ships and animals past along the way. Explore the lunar like landscape as you approach the coastal town of Swakopmund – a town stuck between the sand and the sea – adventure, park up and climb the biggest dune in Namibia Dune 7. Venture further south towards the coastal town of Lüderidtz and have your company kept by the wild horses and abandoned railway tracks until you reach the town. Be sure to visit Diaz Point and the ghost town of Kolmanskop.

Get up close and personal with the wildlife

A drive through Etosha National Park is the best way to get up close and personal with the plethora of wildlife that Namibia is home to. A self-drive around the park allows you to discover for yourself those secluded watering hole, park your car and wait with baited breath as animals flock in their hundreds to quench their thirst– a photographer’s paradise. As you explore the roads of the park be ready to pause as the giraffes grace across the road in front of you, wait a little longer and who knows what will follow.

Let us tailor your holiday

A self- drive holiday will give you the freedom to explore the roads not frequented by tour coaches, so book today and experience the grand Ruacana or Epupa Falls on the Angolan border, the historic site and nature reserve of the Waterberg plateau or even just visit the delightful crocodile farm in Otjiwarongo. Wherever you would like to explore our travel specialists can assist in planning the perfect bespoke experience that covers just where you would like to go. So get in touch and start planning your dream journey today.


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Our top itineraries for Namibia Self-drives

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Best of Namibia Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,165 pp incl. flights

Explore Namibia's many and varied highlights, from the plains of the Namib Desert and the apricot dunes of Sossusvlei to wild Damaraland and the world-renowned Etosha National Park.

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