Ultimate Namibian Adventure

From$849/per person
7 nights

Experiences

Nature
Self-drive
Seaside
Friends-trip
Safari

Highlights

Start your trip in glorious Windhoek, and go on to see Etosha’s iconic wildlife. Next up, you’ll dip into Swakopmund’s coastal vibe before concluding the trip among Sossusvlei’s world-famous dunes.

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 Central (South)
1
453km | 5h 43min
2

Etosha National Park is an easily navigable 4-5 hour drive from Windhoek. If you want to break up the trip, Kameldorn Garten in Otjiwarongo is a great place to stop for lunch.

2Etosha National Park Central (South)

2 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)Swakopmund
2
495km | 6h 3min
3

Leaving behind Etosha’s abundance of wandering wildlife, your destination down south is renowned for its seaside views. Stop over at Omaruru and visit Kristall Kellerei Winery to buy some delicious Namibian wine.

3Swakopmund

1 night

Welcome to Namibia’s adventure and extreme sports capital. Favoured by travellers and locals alike for its rich history and vibrance, this German-influenced town and its lively beach make for the perfect summer destination.

Hotel
Brigadoon Guesthouse

Guesthouse in prime location along the Swakopmund coastline

SwakopmundSossusvlei
3
433km | 7h 20min
4

Road conditions on this route will change as you enter the Namib Desert so always stick to the speed limit. On your way, stopover at Walvis Bay or look out for dunes ahead.

4Sossusvlei

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
Le Mirage Resort and Spa

Imposing, Morrocan-style resort in proximity to Sossusvlei and Namib Naukluft Park

SossusvleiWindhoek
4
369km | 6h 15min
5

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.

5Windhoek

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
5
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