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11 Night Self-Drive Tented Safari

We call this DIY Namibia – Do It Yourself Namibia and, with good reason because once you pick up your vehicle from your car rental representative in Windhoek, you will be exploring Namibia at your own pace. Namibian hospitality, wide open spaces, beautiful landscapes and an abundance of
wildlife awaits you on your journey through Namibia. We’ve taken the hassle out of pitching your own tent and dragging bedding and cutlery with you. Just pick up what you need for tonight’s braai (and a few cold ones for when you get there) or enjoy dinner and drinks at the Lodge close to the tented camp. This trip is really all about what you want.

Camping2Go It is the perfect solution for the independent and light-hearted traveller, who loves to be close to nature. Tents are equipped with four beds each and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. In the kitchen you will find everything your heart desires, including a fridge, stove, sink and all the necessary cooking utensils on your outside terrace. A veranda and a grill in front of the tent, as well as a firepit, invite a cosy evening.
1 Night accommodation at Olive Groove Windhoek including breakfast
1 Night tented accommodation at Kalahari Anib Lodge Camping2Go
2 Night tented accommodation at Namib Desert Camping2Go
2 Night accommodation at Hansa Hotel including breakfast
2 Nights Tented accommodation at Damaraland Palmwag Camping2Go
2 Nights Tented accommodation at Etosha Safari Camping2Go
1 Night accommodation at Olive Groove Windhoek including breakfast
12 days car rental
4 x Breakfasts included 

Excludes: International Flights, Visas and Travel Insurance, Drinks, Tips and Gratuities

Price From: USD 1 249/ EUR 1 065/ ZAR 17 990

Your Itinerary


Day 1: Windhoek – Arrival

Collect your vehicle on arrival at the Windhoek International Airport (Suzuki Jimny 4x4 automatic, or similar) and make your way to your first nights accommodation in Windhoek.

Located close to the Windhoek city centre, in a quiet and peaceful area, the Olive Grove Guesthouse is ideal to start and finish your journey through Namibia.

Accommodation: Olive Groove Windhoek
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 2: Kalahari 

Driving distance 280KM

After breakfast, depart on your first day of self touring, enjoying the Kalahari experience This is the time between day and dream when magic hovers and the fiery colours of sand dunes brighten and deepen. Life pauses catching its breath. And so does everyone else, standing atop a dune, watching this earthly show in vibrant colour.
The magnificent landscape is home to hardy desert-adapted gemsbok, springbok, ostrich, black- backed jackal, the massive Kori bustard and the rambling nests of social weavers that have skilfully mastered thermodynamic principles and life in the desert.

Accommodation: Kalahari Anib Lodge Camping2Go
Meals: Room only
Kalahari Anib Lodge
Sossusvlei Dunes

Day 3 - 4: Sossusvlei

Driving Distance 325km

Sossusvlei - Situated in the largest conservation area in Africa (the Namib-Naukluft National Park), Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction. Characterised by the large red dunes that surround it, Sossusvlei is a large, white, salt and clay pan and is a great destination all year round. The dunes in this area are some of the highest in the world, reaching almost 400 meters, and providing photography enthusiasts with wonderful images in the beautiful morning and evening light.

Accommodation: Namib Desert Camping2Go
Meals: Room only

Day 5 - 6: Swakopmund

Driving Distance 300km

Swakopmund offers many tourist attractions like splendid buildings, a wonderful town promenade, an aquarium and many more. The nearby surroundings are also a sight to enjoy, with the coastal road which is flanked by dunes on the one side and by the Atlantic Ocean on the other is very impressive. 

Excursions can be made travelling 30 km south of Swakopmund to Walvis Bay. Alternatively, travel up north to the fishing paradise of Henties Bay or to Cape Cross which boasts one of the world's largest seal colonies.

Accommodation: Hansa Hotel 
Meals: Breakfast
Swakopmund seabridge

Day 7 - 8 : Damaraland

Damaraland is a large stretch of African savannah with rounded granite domes, table-topped mountains and ephemeral rivers that thunder down their ancient courses after heavy summer rainfall to be quickly absorbed into underground aquifers for safe storage. 

These veins of life are wildlife havens and highways where wild rhino, lion and desert elephant roam. Experience the dazzle of Damaraland from Palmwag Lodge set amid the palms on a tributary of the Uniab River, which attracts the famed desert-adapted elephant. 

Accommodation: Damaraland Palmwag Camping2Go
Meals: Room only

Day 9 - 10: Etosha National Park

Driving Distance 295km

At sunrise the gates open to the 'Great White Place' or 'Place of Dry Water', as the Owambo people have called the heart of the country since time immemorial. Unlike its name, however, the 22 912-square-kilometre national park is a place of sanctuary and abundance.

Waterholes are dotted along the southern section of the pan providing effortless viewing. Unequalled Earthly experiences can be garnered here: watching a family of elephants silently appear and hurry excitedly towards the water, lions lazing contentedly in the shade of a bush, elegant giraffe loping across the road and a herd of handsome zebra nuzzling each other affectionately.

Accommodation: Etosha Safari Camping2Go
Meals: Room only

Olive Grove

Day 11: Windhoek

The influence of the German colonial times can still be seen all around Windhoek: German Restaurants, several German street names, German beer, bread, and sausages. Not to forget the German carnival, which is celebrated to a great extent! In some of the shops one can communicate in German even though the official language in Namibia is English.

The town offers various places of interest for example the Christuskirche, the Tintenpalast (seat of the government), the old fort "Alte Feste“ (Old Fortress) as well as several museums and galleries.

Accommodation: Olive Groove Windhoek
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: windhoek departure

After breakfast, return your vehicle to Windhoek International Airport in time to board your flight home after your amazing Namibian adventure.

Meals: Breakfast

LGBTQ in Namibia

While same-sex relations are still legally not recognised in Namibia, socially accepted norms make Namibia a safe travel destination for LGBTQ couples and individuals. Namibians by nature are generally conservative, and although LGBTQ is widely accepted,  in general, all public displays of affection, of any sexual orientation, are much rarer in Namibia than in most Western countries. Namibians are naturally quite private and reserved, and visitors are advised to follow suit, respectfully.

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