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Self-Drive holidays in Namibia

Namibia is a superb destination for a self-drive holiday, with huge open spaces, spectacular scenery that’s different at every turn, quiet roads and so much to see. You may easily clock up 2000+ miles over the course of a two week trip, but its generally easy going and hugely rewarding.

Around half of the distance you’re likely to cover will be on tarred roads, which link most of the main destinations. These roads tend to be quiet (you’ll only come across much traffic in Windhoek and between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund - but even then it’s hardly the M25!) and you will cover distances in good time, averaging around 110-120 km/h on the open road.

Most other roads are gravel roads, with unmade surfaces. On these roads you’ll average nearer 70-80km/h, but take things easy to avoid any problems. Keep an eye out for pockets of sand or gravel that can make your wheels spin, and in wildlife-rich area you’ll also need to look out for animals at the side of the road - warthogs are a particular problem, although they do tend to run away from you rather than towards you! Gravel roads tend to be wider than tar roads, and you can often travel a long distance without seeing another vehicle, so make sure you include some gravel roads in your itinerary as they’re quite an experience.


You’ll need a sensibly-sized vehicle for a trip to Namibia - nothing too small. Some itineraries will benefit from a 4x4, but these aren’t essential on many routes - in fact, if you haven’t driven a 4x4 in fairly unusual conditions before you may get in to trouble if you have a vehicle that’s too big to handle! Wherever you are in Namibia, keep your petrol topped up, map to hand and sense of adventure with you!



Under the Southern Cross

16 Night Fly-Drive


Travel into the heart of the Namib desert and watch the sunrise over the sand dunes of Sossusvlei, hit the coast at Swakopmund, cross Damaraland, spend three days in Etosha National Park before finishing on a Namibian game farm.

Safari holiday in Namibia - Under the Southern Cross

16 night fly-drive

Bed & Breakfast

from £2709

per person


including flights, vehicle & accommodation




Namibia Delight

13 Night Fly-Drive


Travel to the spectacular Kalahari desert, continue on to Sossuvlei and see some of the highest sand dunes on earth, visit the World Heritage site at Twyfelfontein and spend two days in Etosha National Park.

Safari holiday in Namibia - Namibia Delight

13 night fly-drive

Bed & Breakfast

from £2479

per person


including flights, vehicle & accommodation




Namibia Cultural Mosaic

13 Night Fly-Drive


Highlights of this self drive tour include experiencing the fascinating Bushman culture, viewing Bushman rock, interacting with the Damara, Ovambo and Himba, plus visiting Kaokoveld and the world renowned Etosha National Park.

Safari holiday in Namibia - Namibia Cultural Mosaic

13 night fly-drive

Bed & Breakfast

from £2565

per person


including flights, vehicle & accommodation



Namibia’s Magical South

9 Night Fly-Drive


A fascinating itinerary focusing on the southern regions of Namibia, taking in the stunning Kalahari Desert, the Fish River Canyon, the Orange River, Sossusvlei and the wilderness regions and towns of the deep south.

Safari holiday in Namibia - Namibia's Magical South

9 night fly-drive

Bed & Breakfast

from £2185

per person


including flights, vehicle & accommodation