Ultimate Eco-Luxury Getaway: Namibia's Finest

From$3,206/per person
15 nights

Experiences

Self-drive
Seaside
Luxury
Safari
Dunes

Highlights

Enjoy a lavish stay in Windhoek before journeying to Etosha's ultimate chic safari hideaways. Move onward to Damaraland's desert-scape, where black rhinos roam. Marvel at Spitzkoppe in style, then head to Walvis Bay's flamingo-dotted lagoon and finally witness the majesty of Sossusvlei.

Best time to travel

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Trip route

Windhoek Airport

Trip overview

Arrival: Windhoek Airport

Windhoek AirportWindhoek
44km | 49min
1

After you collect your car at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you’re all set to drive the short distance to the capital. Given its proximity, this drive tends to form part of many epic Namibian odysseys.

1Windhoek

1 night

Balancing tradition and modernity, Windhoek is a great stop for travellers visiting Namibia. Maintaining its colonial German character, this neat capital treats you with vibrant architecture, varied cuisine and delicious Namibian beer.

Hotel
The Elegant Guesthouse

Small, eco-friendly guesthouse close to Windhoek’s bustling city centre

WindhoekEtosha National Park East
1
550km | 6h 55min
2

The tarred road ahead is a bit long, so make sure you’ve downloaded your favourite podcast and maps for the journey. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the majestic desert-adapted wildlife!

2Etosha National Park East

2 nights

Eastern Etosha National Park is one of the quieter areas of the park, where visitors are few and game viewing is excellent! Expect typical Etosha landscapes of stark, white pans interspersed with patches of grassland.

Hotel
Onguma Tented Camp

Luxurious tented camps blended into nature with superb view

Etosha National Park EastEtosha National Park Central (South)
2
185km | 4h 10min
3

Driving to the heart of the national park offers unmatched scenery. Keep an eye out for passing wildlife and stop off for a break and a snack at one of the many waterholes.

3Etosha National Park Central (South)

3 nights

Central Etosha National Park sets the scene for Namibia’s foremost wildlife showcase. Here, a series of waterholes guarantee spectacular game viewing, flanked by mystical, open grasslands along the edges of the inhospitable Etosha Pan.

Hotel
Etosha Safari Lodge

Breathtaking sunset views and elegant decor close to Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park Central (South)Damaraland North
3
263km | 4h 15min
4

This journey will take you south, before pulling you westwards towards the coast and the golden plains of Damaraland. Consider having a big breakfast before hitting the road as shops are sparse.

4Damaraland North

2 nights

Damaraland North is a place of awe-inspiring desert scenery, dense wildlife populations, and superb remote lodges. If you could only visit one part of the country, this would have to be the one.

Hotel
Grootberg Lodge

Community-owned lodge with truly expansive views located just outside Palmwag

Damaraland NorthDamaraland South
4
345km | 6h 21min
5

This scenic drive through the mars-like landscape will take you past Twyfelfontein as well as Brandberg and Uisberge mountains. Fuel stations are rare, so make sure to fill up whenever you can. Stop in Uis for coffee and snacks.

5Damaraland South

2 nights

In southern Kunene, large sandstone slabs lie in piles, covered with the continent’s greatest rock engravings. This is Twyfelfontein. A place with no permanent rivers, few inhabitants, and little wildlife. Perfect for watching and wondering.

Hotel
Spitzkoppen Lodge

Enjoy stunning sunsets over the Brandberg Mountain

Damaraland SouthWalvis Bay
5
192km | 2h 47min
6

A remote journey with few fuel and food stops so fill up your fuel whenever you can. You'll pass Twyfelfontein, the Damara Living Museum and Brandberg Mountain. Stop in Uis for a coffee before heading to the coast.

6Walvis Bay

2 nights

Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, this harbour city offers the freshest seafood in Namibia. Originally named after its abundant whale population, today it is most famous for its diverse birdlife and friendly seals.

Hotel
Pelican Point Lodge

Secluded elegant lodge on a remote peninsula surrounded by sand and water

Walvis BaySossusvlei
6
375km | 5h 42min
7

Roughly a 5-hour journey, on a relatively straight line, this trip will see you driving through the country’s typical desolate landscape. Top tip: Leave in the morning and arrive in the afternoon.

7Sossusvlei

2 nights

Namibia’s most celebrated destination and home of the iconic red dunes, Sossusvlei is on everyone’s bucket list. Aside from hiking, explore the breathtaking Deadvlei or the Sesriem Canyon - naturally paved over millions of years.

Hotel
Dead Valley Lodge

Luxury tented chalets with panoramic views of the Namib deserts towering dunes

SossusvleiWindhoek
7
369km | 6h 15min
8

On route to Windhoek, we recommend taking the Remhoogte Pass, which is very scenic. However, you’ll want to pack lots of water and food and fill up whenever passing a fuel station.

8Windhoek

1 night

Balancing tradition and modernity, Windhoek is a great stop for travellers visiting Namibia. Maintaining its colonial German character, this neat capital treats you with vibrant architecture, varied cuisine and delicious Namibian beer.

Hotel
The Elegant Guesthouse

Small, eco-friendly guesthouse close to Windhoek’s bustling city centre

WindhoekWindhoek Airport
8
44km | 48min

Going to the airport typically signifies the end of the journey, but it certainly won’t be the last. Look out of the window and take in the surroundings before you take off.

Departure: Windhoek Airport