Self Drive Intro

Self-Drive Safaris in Namibia

Self-drive tours have become popular in Namibia and are an excellent way to travel independently and see Namibia at your own pace.

Mabaruli African Safaris offers a range of services for self-drive travelers.

Tours can be either chosen from our most popular Self-Drive Packages, or tailor-made to suite your interest. Mabaruli will put the itinerary together and make all reservations at accommodation, camps & parks.

Our self-drive packages include meeting you personally at the Hosea Kutako Airport (Namibia’s International Airport), with the vehicle of your choice, before escorting you to your accommodation in Windhoek for the evening. Our staff will brief you on your trip and provide you with all necessary information to make your journey.

Information includes all your booking details; detailed road map outlined your route, your full itinerary, and any other additional information that will make your self-drive trip in Namibia unforgettable.

Mabaruli African Safaris management will be available to you 24 hours, 7 days a week, to offer you any additional assistance or advice you may require along the way.

Namibia has a variety of cultures, people, and places of interest, the Namib Desert, wildlife, and fascinating sceneries to explore. Email us with your ideas, and we will be delighted to put together your own personalized itinerary to suite your preferred type of accommodations, approximate budget, and dates of travel. We will take care of all reservations and logistics, to ensure your safari runs smoothly from beginning to the end. Making sure you take back memorable memories from your visit in Namibia.

Mabaruli African Safaris can also tailor made to suite your individual taste & budget.

Your vehicle

  • We will advise & book the most appropriate vehicle that will suite your itinerary, no matter what time of the year – rainy season or dry season – we will know what vehicle will suit your travel needs; from quality sedans to fully equipped 4x4 vehicles.
  • We will help with any extras and the best insurance cover included in your vehicle hire, no hidden cost, we will set out each price for you.
  • Booking your vehicle with Mabaruli, it will be part of your holiday package with your itinerary, accommodation, we will have you covered.

Driving in Namibia

  • You will need a valid driving license.
  • You must carry your passport and driver’s license with you, when driving.
  • In Namibia we drive on the left side of the road.
  • Drive and all passengers must always wear their safety belts.
  • Vehicle tyres must have the correct air pressure.
  • Always carry water with you, especially travelling in remote Desert Areas.
  • Always watch the sides of the roads for animals, particularly at dawn and dusk.
  • Namibia’s tarred and gravel roads are generally in good condition.
  • The sand, salt and gravel roads are well maintained and easy to navigate, unless it is pouring rain, extra cautions should be taken.
  • Namibia have 5 500km of tarred roads and 37 000km of gravel roads, which a normal sedan can easily drive on.

Self-Drive Tours FAQ

Below are just some questions that clients often ask with regards to self-drive tours:

Can I customize my trip, or do I have to follow Mabaruli Itinerary?

If you cannot find exactly what you are looking for, through our set out self-drive itineraries, we customize a trip that specially cater to your interest, schedule, and budget. We can do changes to itineraries until you are happy with the end itinerary.

Is self-driving in Namibia Safe?

Yes, it is safe indeed. Only concern will be that of your driving skills on Namibia’s unsealed gravel roads and loosing control of the vehicle, for inexperienced drivers this is the only challenge while on self-drive tour. If you do not feel comfortable, you can opt for one of our Guided Self Drive tours.

Support while on Self Drive Tour

As we are based in Namibia, Windhoek – we will be available 24 hours with a personal mobile number you will have. Thus, with any matters arising during your trip, we are only a phone call away.


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