Namibia Self Drive Safari Southern Swing from £2695 per person - 15 Days

Namibia Self Drive Safari Southern Swing 2020              Click HERE to discover more

Tour Overview

Enjoy Southern Namibia at your own pace. Above all the Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon and Sossusvlei. On our wonderful Namibia Self Drive Safari.

Tour Highlights

2 nights at The Bagatelle Kalahari Guestfarm near Mariental. Above all enjoy the Kalahari Desert and the red linear dunes that are typical of the area.

2 nights at Goibib Mountain Lodge near the Great Karas Mountains. These are situated between Grunau and Keetmanshoop.

2 nights at the Canyon Roadhouse near the Fish River Canyon. Most noteworthy is the perfect location for viewing the Canyon, as it is located just a few kilometers from the main look out. Visit the charming coastal town of Luderitz.

2 nights at the Kanaan Desert Retreat in the Namib Naukluft National Park. Above all stunning area of red sand dunes and towering rocky outcrops is a photographer’s paradise.

2 nights at the The Elegant Desert Eco Lodge in the Namib Naukluft. This  is situated less than an hour from the entrance to Sossusvlei. It has the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei.

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Day 1
Day 1 - Trans Kalahari Inn -  Windhoek - 1 Night

Overnight: Trans Kalahari Inn, near Windhoek

Accommodation Type: Luxury Thatched Rooms

Meal Basis: Bed and Breakfast ( A La Carte Restaurant on site )

You arrive at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako Airport where will be met by your car hire representative and  driven the short distance to the depot where you will be given a comprehensive introduction to your vehicle.  From here you drive the short distance to your overnight accommodation the Trans Kalahari Inn where you can relax on your first night. The Inn has lovely thatched rooms, friendly staff, a swimming pool and bar and one of the best restaurants in Windhoek a perfect first night stop over before your adventure begins the following day.

Day 2
Day 2 - Bagatelle Kalahari -  Near Mariental - 2 Nights

Overnight: Bagatelle Kalahari Guestfarm

Accommodation Type: Savanna Chalet

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

You head south this morning down the main tar road before turning off into the Kalahari Desert at Kalkrand. Your destination today will be Bagatelle Guest Farm which nestles between the red linear dunes that are typical of the area.  There are no fences surrounding the lodge and the wildlife roams freely around the camp and you have a good chance of seeing bat eared fox, meerkats, ostrich and the desert dwelling oryx and springbok as well as the opportunity of glimpsing cheetah and leopard.

Day 3
Day 3 - Bagatelle Kalahari -  Mariental.

Overnight: Bagatelle Kalahari Guestfarm

Accommodation Type: Savannah Chalet

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

To spend a day at Bagatelle is a real treat at the start of your southern safari. The red dunes dominate the area and the swathes of waving grasslands in the valleys between are home to many desert dwelling species that are rarely seen in northern Namibia. Enjoy a walk with the local bushmen who will teach you about their survival skills in this harsh environment or spend time with the rehabilitated cheetah that live wild on the property. After dinner leave the ambient light of the lodge and enjoy the night sky as you have never seen it before.

Day 4
Day 4 - Goibib Mountain Lodge - Great Karas Mountains - 2 Nights

Overnight: Goibib Mountain Lodge

Accommodation Type: Double en-suite room

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Your next destination is Goibib Mountain Lodge which is a tranquil hideaway in the heart of the Great Karas Mountains in Southern Namibia, situated between Grunau and Keetmanshoop. The Lodge has comfortable accommodation, warm hospitality, tasty traditional fare and an ideal location which will enable you to experience the very essence of Namibia and its people.

You can either explore the rugged terrain on foot and embrace the solitude that attracts so many to our beautiful country, or enjoy the view during a nature drive from the comfort of our air-conditioned four wheel drive vehicles.

Day 5
Day 5 - Goibib Mountain Lodge - Great Karas Mountains.

Overnight: Goibib Mountain Lodge

Accommodation Type: Double en suite room

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Goibib has a choice of activities including morning and evening game drives, guided and non guided hikes and cycling trails ( bikes available at the farm ) A short drive away is the Quiver Tree Forest and Giant’s Playground for those who want to go further afield.

Day 6
Day 6 - Canyon Roadhouse - Fish River Canyon - 2 Nights

Overnight: Canyon Roadhouse

Accommodation Type: Double en suite Chalet

Meal Basis: Bed and Breakfast ( A La Carte Restaurant on site ).

​You head further west this morning through the mountains until you arrive at the eastern side of the Fish River Canyon. Your overnight stop in the quirky Canyon Roadhouse and is the perfect location for viewing the Canyon as it is located just a few kilometres from the main look out. Resembling a roadhouse of old with a large tin roof, the lodge is a veritable treasure-house and a ‘must-do’ stop when visiting the canyon. The outside area hints of the wonderland interior with its rusty old Chevys and Fords from a bygone era, adorned with corky quiver trees and desert flora.

Day 7
Day 7 - Canyon Roadhouse - Fish River Canyon.

Overnight: Canyon Roadhouse

Accommodation Type: Double en suite Chalet

Meal Basis: Bed and Breakfast ( A La Carte Restaurant on site )

Having a full day at the Fish River Canyon gives you the opportunity to spend as long as you want at this geographical wonder. There are several walking trails around the rim and also down into the canyon itself or you can drive further south to the hot springs at Ai-Ais

Day 8
Day 8 - Luderitz Nest Hotel - Luderitz - 2 Nights

Overnight: Luderitz Nest Hotel

Accommodation Type: Sea Facing double room

Meal Basis: Bed and Breakfast ( A La Carte Restaurant on site and choice of restaurants in town )

You wend your way further west today to the coastal town of Luderitz. 

Namibia’s most southerly coastal town has hardly changed in a hundred years and has a unique charm of its own. Your overnight accommodation is at The Nest which is built right on the bay with lovely sea view rooms and an in house restaurant.

From here you have a choice of activities including full day tours through the restricted diamond areas to the ghost mining town of Pimona and the huge Bogenfels Rock Arch on the Atlantic Coast and the ever popular catamaran trips out into the bay to see Namibia’s diverse marine life including Cape Fur Seals, dolphins and African Penguins.

Day 9
Day 9 - Luderitz Nest Hotel - Luderitz.

Overnight: Luderitz Nest Hotel

Accommodation Type: Sea Facing double room

Meal Basis: Bed and Breakfast ( A La Carte Restaurant on site and choice of restaurants in town )

A full day excursion through the Restricted Diamond Area to the massive Bogenfels Rock Arch right on the Atlantic. There are only a few people allowed into this area daily so booking is essential. It is a fascinating day with expert guiding and sand driving en route which gives you a rare glimpse into the lives of mining pioneers of a bygone age.

Day 10
Day 10 - Kanaan Desert Retreat - Namib Naukluft - 2 Nights

Overnight: Kanaan Desert Retreat

Accommodation Type: Tented Desert Chalet

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

You leave the coast behind you this morning and head inland once more on the tar road before heading north onto the gravel. Kunaan Desert Retreat lies off the scenic D707 in the Namib Naukluft National Park.

This stunning area of red sand dunes and towering rocky outcrops is a photographer’s paradise and the lodge consists of tented chalets set amongst the dunes

With a true conservation story behind the 33,000 hectare reserve – Kanaan is one not to miss

Day 11
Day 11 - Kanaan Desert Retreat - Namib Naukluft.

Overnight: Kanaan Desert Retreat

Accommodation Type: Tented Desert Chalet

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Today you have a whole day to enjoy the pristine wilderness around Kanaan. You can enjoy the desert scenery out on a guided nature drive and with luck see the resident re released cheetahs amongst the sand dunes or simply enjoy the stunning views from your raised deck.

Day 12
Day 12 - The Elegant Desert Eco Lodge - Namib Naukluft - 2 Nights

Overnight: The Elegant Desert Eco Camp

Accommodation Type: Tented Desert Chalet

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

It is hard to believe that the scenery can get even more spectacular than Kanaan, but it does!

You will be overwhelmed by the ever changing landscapes as you drive through mountains and dunes before reaching The Elegant Desert Eco Lodge. The lodge is situated less than an hour from the entrance to Sossusvlei and nestles into the Tsaris Mountains amidst stunning scenery. Here you will spend two nights enjoying the wide vistas from your deck as well as taking a day trip into the park to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. 

The ever changing features of this unique desert landscape captivate people and throughout the day the shifting sands change colour under the Namibian sun

Day 13
Day 13 - The Elegant Desert Eco Lodge - Namib Naukluft

Overnight: The Elegant Desert Eco Camp

Accommodation Type: Tented Desert Chalet

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Today you have the opportunity to spend a whole day amongst the deep red sand dunes of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. Or if you want to stretch your legs then a walk down Sesriem Canyon with its narrowing sides and rock pools is a great way to end the day.

Day 14
Day 14  - Trans Kalahari Inn - Windhoek - 1 Night

Overnight: Trans Kalahari Inn, near Windhoek

Accommodation Type: 2 x Luxury Thatched Rooms

Meal Basis: Bed and Breakfast ( A La Carte Restaurant on site )

After a hearty breakfast you get back on the gravel road this morning as you wend your way back to the capital.

Your journey takes you over high mountain passes with glorious views over Namibia’s spectacular desert scenery before retracing your steps once more along the Trans Kalahari Highway to the Inn that bears its name.

Here you can relax on your last evening and enjoy a final sun downer on the terrace before heading off to the airport the next morning for your flights home.

Day 15
Day 15 - Return to the Airport

After breakfast it is just a short distance back to the airport for your flight home or onto your next adventure

Price Includes.

  • Your Safari Self Drive Pack delivered to your home prior to departure
  • Meet and greet at Windhoek Airport
  • 4x4 Double Cab vehicle
  • Standard vehicle insurance
  • 24/7 Breakdown and Assistance
  • En-suite accommodation as described in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Complimentary copy of Kathryn Haylett's book "The Photographer's Guide to Etosha National Park" to help you get the most out of your trip
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance within Namibia
  • Transfer to Windhoek airport on your final day

Price doesn't include

  • International or local flights
  • All park entrance fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Fees for passports, immunisation, visas and insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks unless itemised in the itinerary

We do the work for you:

• Consultation with a member of the Your Safari Team – no obligation
• Your bespoke itinerary is then created by our Founder and Chief Guide; Kathryn Haylett
• We provide proactive advice and guidance during the process
• We work with you to create the individual experience you are looking for
• We book the vehicle and all the accommodation for you
• Remember – this costs no more than if you were to book it all yourself – we just make it a whole lot easier for you. So why not use our 20 years of expertise to help you plan your perfect self drive safari

Before you depart, we send you your Self Drive Pack which contains:

• Your full, detailed, day by day itinerary
• Rip and water proof map with handmade notations of Your Route
• Realistic travelling times between accommodation that factor in tar and gravel driving times
• Emergency Contact Telephone Numbers
• Sunrise and Sunset Times
• Hints and Tips about Namibia
• Self Drive Do’s and Dont’s
• Namibian Immigration Arrival / Departure Forms
• Accommodation, Vehicle and Activity Vouchers
• Accommodation Contact Lists
• Medical Evacuation Insurance

Our clients say:

“The trip was completely tailored to meet our needs as a group of 4 keen amateur wildlife photographers. The brief was – a camping trip to Etosha and Damaraland with a few nights of lodges along the way. The camp sites and lodges that Your Safari arranged were perfect for us. The car was well equipped with all the camping gear we needed and the roof tents were really comfortable. The lodges of course were great too and added a welcome touch of luxury now and again! Self driving in Namibia is very easy as long as you take care on the gravel roads. The pack Your Safari provided us with ahead of the trip including a road map was a really nice touch. We had some lovely wildlife sightings and came home with all our memory cards and hard drives full of pictures! We loved it so much that within a week of being home we had already contacted Your Safari to book another Namibia self drive safari for next year! I would not hesitate in recommending Your Safari – the personal attention and care they give to making sure your trip is perfect for you is second to none!”

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