Namibia North Self-Drive Safari
9 Nights and 10 Days
This adventure safari starts in Windhoek and ends in Windhoek. It explores the Waterberg and the iconic Etosha, passing through some of the most spectacular and rugged scenery that can only be found in Namibia and home to the unique desert elephants
Self Drive camping safari
High Season (01 July - 31 October 2019): $2825 per person
Low Season (01 November - 30 June 2020): $2125 per person
Minimum 2 persons - 3rd and 4th persons will receive a 20% discount
Children under 12 with parents will receive a 70% discount
The safari begins in Windhoek where you will collect your vehicle and do your shopping. Your adventure will take you North to the Waterberg for your first night in an intimate bush camp with wide vistas 200m above the surrounding thornbush savanna.
Day 1: Camping in the Waterberg
Days 2-3: EtoshaAn easy drive into the Eastern side of the world famous Etosha exploring pans full with seasonal bird life, covering a vast area of 22,270 km². Lion, elephant, black rhinos and giraffe gather at waterholes such as Halali, Okondeka and the floodlit Okaukuejo. Rough roads fringe the vast white-green salt flat of the Etosha Pan, a breeding ground for flamingos. Day 2 is spent on a leisurely game drive heading west to the Okaukuejo waterhole and camp site.
Day 4- 5: KaokoveldContinuing west in Etosha one exits through the Galton Gate. From here you’ll enter into the Kaokoveld, this area is one of the wildest and least populated areas in Namibia, with a population density of one person every 2 km² (1/4 of the national average). The most represented ethnic group is the Himba people, who account for about 5,000 of the overall 16,000 inhabitants of Kaokoland. Your first night will be spent at a magnificent campsite just outside the Galton Gate.
The next day is scenic drive through the Robbie Pass Gorge, which is one of Namibia’s best kept secrets, overnighting at a community camp perched on the cliffs of the Hoanib riverbanks.
Day 6: DamaralandThe following day you’ll travel down into the Desolation Valley. The views in this area are breathe taking, entering into the Huab River and proceeding along the river bed where there is a very good chance of meeting the famous desert elephant. Here, you'll stop for the night, camping on the banks of the Aba-Huab River.
Continue on to Brandberg, world famous for its 43 000 paintings and the highest point in Namibia. The startling image in the stark Namibian sunlight is spectacular and gives the impression of a mountain on fire hence the name ‘burning mountain” in both Afrikaans and Damara “Daureb”. Spend the night at the foot of the mountain.
Day 7: Eronga
Day 8: Pass through the Messum CraterBetween 132 and 135 million years old, Messum has a diameter of 18 km and is also home to the Welwitschia plant that grow up to a thousand years or more, which is well worth seeing! Drive the coastal road heading south and visit the seal colony on the way. Camp under the stars at the Spitzkoppe (“Matterhorn of Namibia”) which is nearly 700 million years old.
Day 9:WindhoekReturn to Windhoek and spend the last night at a lodge or B&B, with dinner at restaurant.
Day 10:Adventure comes to an endSpend the day at your own leisure and until you head home.
- Fully kitted specialised Safari vehicle
- Lodges and Camp sites
- Activities and guide as per the itinerary
- All directions
- Maps and GPS routes
- Airport transfers on day of vehicle collection and drop off
- Park fees
- Optional excursions
- Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment
- Emergency evacuation
- Any increase in Park Fees
- Vehicle upgrades
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