15 Day Namibian Highlights

15 Day Namibian Highlight Self-drive

Namib Naukluft Park, Dune 45, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon, Coastal town of Swakopmund and game viewing wildlife in Etosha National Park.

Safari Overview

  • Day 1: Windhoek – Arrive in Namibia! Welcome
  • Day 2: Kalahari
  • Day 3 Fish River Canyon
  • Day 4 & 5: Klein Aus
  • Day 6 & 7: Namib Naukluft
  • Day 8 & 9: Swakopmund
  • Day 10: Brandberg
  • Day 11: Kamanjab
  • DAY 12 &13: Etosha National Park
  • Day 14: Waterberg
  • Day 15: Fly out


Namib Naukluft Park, Dune 45, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon, Coastal town of Swakopmund and game viewing wildlife in Etosha National Park.

Vehicle Hire Included:

Accommodation Self-drive: Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4 4x4 (Automatic or Manual) or similar

Camping Self Drive: Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4 4x4 (Automatic or Manual) or similar with all camping equipment as needed – rooftop tent/s

All vehicles equipped includes: 2 spare wheels, spade, jumper leads, tow rope, bottle jack, wheel spanner, triangles, broom, and dustpan.


Rates & Info

Price Per Person – Rates valid until December 2022


Adult USD 2 670.00 pp sharing

Child USD    865.00 (6-12yrs)

Single supplement: USD 366.00


Adult USD 1 892.00 pp sharing

Child USD    535.00 (6-12yrs)

Single supplement: USD 100.00


Arebusch Lodge

Day 1 - Arrive in Windhoek

Arriving at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will be welcomed by your own private transfer, who will take you to Windhoek, approx. 45km from airport. In Windhoek you will collect your rental vehicle and received necessary instructions and information. With getting familiarized with your vehicle and know exactly what side of the road you need to drive (We drive on the left side – just so you know - *wink-wink) you will head to your accommodation where you are able to freshen up & rest if needed. Afternoon you can explore on your own time the capitol city of Windhoek and enjoy relaxing dinner. We can recommend dinner either at your accommodation, Arebbusch Travel Lodge, Joe’s Beehouse, The Stellenbosch or Cape Town Fish Market.

Accommodation:   Arebbusch Travel Lodge


Day 2 - Windhoek to Kalahari

 Located south-central, on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, the small town of Mariental lies, along the TransNamib railway line. Your overnight accommodation lies on the outskirts of Mariental, Anib lodge are surrounded with red sand dunes, golden grasses, and dotted acacia, with desert inhabitant wildlife. Optional sundowner will take you to view the panoramic views across the Kalahari dunes on a guided drive on an open vehicle.

Accommodation: *SH – Kalhari Anib Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast 
Travel distance: +/-300km


Day 3 - Kalahari to Fish River Canyon

Today, you drive to the iconic Fish River Canyon. The Fish River is the largest river in Namibia, which has it source in the mountains of the Naukluft and joins the Orange River, after a journey of 650km. At the look out point, you can enjoy the view of the summit of the Fish River Canyon, a geological wonder, with rocks as old as dating back to 300 million years.

Accommodation: *SH – Canyon Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast 
Travel distance: +/- 


Day 4 - Fish River Canyon to Klein Aus Vista

Accommodation: *SH – Klein Aus Vista
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Travel distance: 300km


Day 5 - Visit Coastal town of Lüderitz & Ghost town


Accommodation: *SH – Klein Aus Vista
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Travel distance: 250km


Day 6 - Klein Aus Vista to Namib Naukluft

Continue through the Karas region along the Tiras Mountains with the mountainous landscapes of the “Rooirand” (red edge) and the red sand dunes. You can also take a detour to Duwisib Castle and explore a castle that was build in the midst of an inconspicuous area. Your accommodation for the next 2 nights is on the outskirts of the Namib Naukluft Park.

Accommodation: *SH – Weltevrede Guest Farm or alternative
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Travel distance: +/- 430km


Day 7 - Namib Naukluft Park, Dune 45 & Sossusvlei

Wake up early, enjoy a quick coffee & grab your packed breakfast prepared for you by your accommodation staff and depart for the Sesriem entrance gate to the Namib Naukluft Park. It is a about 48km drive to the gate, which only opens at sunrise, from here its 45km to the first major dune you will encounter, Dune 45 – where you can choose to stop & climb to the top. Then it is another 60km drive from here to Sossusvlei – as you drive a 4x4 – you can continue to the vlei’s parking itself, where you can explore the area on foot. Midday before you head back to your accommodation, you can make a quick stop at Sesriem Canyon.

Accommodation: *SH – Weltevrede Guest Farm or alternative.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Travel distance: +/-220km


Day 8 - Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund

After enjoying relaxing breakfast, we recommend leaving your accommodation between 07h30 – 08h00. Although the drive today are around 300 kilometers, which will take you around 5 hours. Travelling via the Kuiseb Canyon, home to two Germans and their dog for two years during World War 2. A stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon, famous for its large number of flamingoes, is a must, before continuing to the coastal town of Swakopmund.

Swakopmund offers many options, both for adventure & from relaxation. The seaside resort showcases its German origins in its European-style colonial architecture, making the town surprisingly attractive & friendly. There is a wide selection of restaurants with cuisines to choose from, such as Italian, seafood and sushi, and authentic Namibian German. We can recommend dinner at Kücki’s Pub, Brewer & Butcher, Jetty1905 & The Tug, is just a few to name.

Accommodation: *SH – Prost Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast
Travel distance: +/-300km

Quad Bike Tour in Swakopmund


Today is a free day from driving, to enjoy all that this coastal town has to offer – from many optional adventure activities from Quad bike the dunes, take a camel ride, Sand boarding, Sky Diving or relax on a Dolphin Cruise, discovering the rich marine live near Walvis Bay – fur seals, pelicans, dolphin & flamingos. If you do not feel adventurous you can visit the historical museum at the base of the lighthouse, visit the Kristal Galerie, home of the world’s largest Quartz crystals cluster in display, or do shopping at numerous shops and enjoy German patisseries at local cafes, all withing walking distance to the center of Swakopmund from your hotel.

Accommodation: *SH – Prost Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast
Travel distance: 0


Day 10 - Swakopmund to Brandberg

After a delightful breakfast, the journey takes you on the gravel roads to the northwest, leaving the coastal coolness behind. Driving past the Brandberg massif to Damaraland with its bizarre landscapes. Your accommodation is like an oases in the middle of nowhere. Afternoon you can hike the White Lady Painting or go on an optional Desert Elephant Drive. Desert elephants roam freely the Ugab River and sometimes do stop for a visit in the area.

Accommodation: *SH – Brandberg White Lady Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast
Travel distance: 225 km


Day 11 - Brandberg to Kamanjab


Accommodation: *SH – Oppi Koppi Restcamp
Meals Included: Breakfast
Travel distance: 195km

Quad Bike Tour in Swakopmund

Day 12 - Kamanjab to Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is world-famous for its abundance of wildlife & great game viewing opportunities. Home to 114 species of mammals, including black rhinos, elephants, giraffes, various antelopes, zebras, lions and other big cats and hundreds of species reptiles & birds. We prefer to stay inside the park if there is availability as all 3 camps have 24 hour floodlit waterholes, which makes game viewing in the evening on another level! 

Accommodation: *CH - Okaukuejo (Namibia Wildlife Resorts) or alternative
Meals Included: Breakfast 
Travel distance: 250km

Lion at Waterhole


It’s worth to wake up early & head out on your game drive as soon as the gates open at sunrise. Animals are more active early in the morning when it’s cool and this will maximize your changes of good game viewing. Roads in Etosha are unsealed gravel road but are in reasonable condition. Best is to drive between various waterholes searching for animals & spending time at the waterholes. Midday in the heat, best is to stop and enjoy lunch at  Halali, which offer a restaurant and swimming pool, so a quick dip in the pool will be great between game drives.

Accommodation: *CH - Okaukuejo (Namibia Wildlife Resorts) or alternative
Meals Included: Breakfast 
Travel distance: depends on game driving


Day 14 - Etosha National Park to Waterberg

Continue to Waterberg Plateau Park, which has been set aside for the breeding of rare animal species such as the white and black rhino, sable and roan antelope and the endangered cape vulture.  The Waterberg Plateau is a plateau made of red sandstone with unusually green vegetation, It’s a bout 50km long and 16km wide. Afternoon walk up the Plateau will give you fascinating views of the region.

Accommodation: *CH - Waterberg (Namibia Wildlife Resorts) or alternative
Meals Included: Breakfast 
Travel distance: 300 km


Day 15 - Waterberg to Windhoek

Departing for Windhoek, arriving midafternoon, you can spare some time to visit the city central, do some last-minute shopping, before driving back to the international airport.

Note that you must be at the airport 2 hours before your departure flight, the drive to the airport takes approximately one hour from the city Centre.

Meals Included: Breakfast 
Travel distance: 305 km Waterberg to Windhoek & 45 km Windhoek to Airport


The indication in the itinerary of what type of accommodation is provided each day are guidelines only and are used to give an idea of the accommodation offered, rather that and exact description. Please keep in mind however that standards can vary from one trip to the next, and occasionally we may need to change a night-stop without advance warning. We cannot guarantee the use of particular properties. Facilities and characteristics may vary from those described.

*CH - Comfortable Hotels, Lodges or Guest Houses with twin or single rooms and en suite facilities. Generally good levels of service and often added amenities such as restaurant, bar, swimming pool and garden.

*SH - Standard Hotels, Lodges or Guest Houses, usually with twin or single rooms and en suite facilities. These are generally standard, no-frills hotels perfectly accepted to most, do not expect too much. These are often small, family run establishments.

Namibia has a good tourism infrastructure and generally good service standards. Throughout this trip we stay in comfortable lodges which are simple, comfortable, and clean.

What's Included on your Seld-drive Tour:

  • Accommodation, activities & meals as per itinerary.
  • 4x4 rental vehicle with the lowest excess
  • Airport transfers
  • 24-hour emergency assistance phone number & support
  • A Welcome pack including maps & vouchers for the places you will be visiting.

What's NOT Included on your Seld-drive Tour:

  • International Flights
  • Personal Travel Insurances, necessary vaccinations & PCR tests
  • Fuel Costs
  • *Park & Entrance Fees (these need to be paid on arrival)
  • Any activities not specified.
  • All drinks & meals not specified in Itinerary.
  • Tips & gratuities (which are optional).

*A daily entrance fees are payable at all National parks throughout Namibia. These fees can be paid at the office inside the park.

Current Rates in Namibian Dollars for Parks:

  • Vehicle: N$50
  • Adult: N$150
  • 9 – 16 Years: N$100.00
  • 8 & under: FOC

Includes: Namib Naukluft, Cape Cross Seal Colony, Skeleton Coast Park, Etosha National Park, Waterberg Plateau