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

Namibia Self Drive Safari Southern Swing 2020

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 01:
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 02:
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 03:
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 04:
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 05:
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 06:
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 07:
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 08:
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 09:
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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“Thank you again for a perfect holiday”

We wanted to thank you so much for an absolutely fabulous trip to Namibia. It seems very difficult to pick out a highlight because we were so impressed by just everywhere we stayed. You really took on board what we said about liking the birds, the wildlife, wanting somewhere quirky/...

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Pam & Paul Boller

We wanted to thank you so much for an absolutely fabulous trip to Namibia. It seems very difficult to pick out a highlight because we were so impressed by just everywhere we stayed. You really took on board what we said about liking the birds, the wildlife, wanting somewhere quirky/ unusual to stay. Everywhere you selected was just perfect and we met some lovely people.

“I suspect you’ve already been told about Super Saturday”

We just wanted to say thank you for such a great holiday. We had a tremendous time. I suspect you've already been told about Super Saturday, but we had a great time every day; lots of variety and very busy viewing. The group got on well and I think we...

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Beryl & Peter Comrie

We just wanted to say thank you for such a great holiday. We had a tremendous time. I suspect you've already been told about Super Saturday, but we had a great time every day; lots of variety and very busy viewing. The group got on well and I think we all enjoyed it. We had lots of fun with Ian ensuring that he caught the front legs of lions in the correct  Kathryn position. The guide - Sam - was excellent. He really loved Super Saturday and will spend for ever telling his mates about it. He was on a huge roll!

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First of all, thank you so much for taking on board our requirements and bolting this trip together. Your detail investigating Okakambe and the golf course is greatly appreciated. We have had a truly memorable time. I can’t believe we started planning this trip over a year ago and now...

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Veronica Willard

First of all, thank you so much for taking on board our requirements and bolting this trip together. Your detail investigating Okakambe and the golf course is greatly appreciated. We have had a truly memorable time. I can’t believe we started planning this trip over a year ago and now we have done it! Cornerstone: David and Peter had a fun game of golf. A perfect start to the trip (and easy to find). Okakambe: I know I mailed about this but Eddi, Kathrin, the horses and everyone who looked after me made a lasting impression. Erongo: A perfect peaceful place for us to settle into the trip after my riding etc. The trails are a great way to explore. Okaukuejo: Amazing! We did have some fantastic game sightings from here. Namutoni: On the way here we had great sightings of a family of 13 elephants and much more. This end of the pan seemed greener and offered more opportunities for us. Okonjima: This place is a haven and captivating. The enthusiasm of the guides and people are an inspiration. We watched a pangolin being tagged one night and saw three white rhino whilst hiding behind a bush on foot!
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We have been customers of Your Safari before and enjoyed a fantastic experience in Namibia, so when the opportunity came to take a tour with them to India on the quest for wild tigers, we jumped at it. Again the experience was fantastic. In conjunction with local guides we had a fantastic two weeks, taking in the cultural melting pot of Delhi, the elegance of Jaipur - including the imposing Amer Palace and the breath-taking majesty of the Taj Mahal. But of course the prime reason for the tour was the safari drives in the National Parks and this did not disappoint. We had excellent sightings of tigers in all three parks that we visited and took some great photographs. But there was so much more to see than tigers and we spent time in the forests observing the deer, the magnificent Gaur (largest bovines in the world), the fascinating behaviors of the Langur Monkeys and birds of all varieties, including eagles and vultures. As a special bonus, we also had sightings of the elusive Sloth Bear. India is an incredible country and you have to embrace the organised chaos at times. But the people are fantastic and friendly and we felt very safe throughout. All in all, another wonderful experience from Your Safari. (and next stop for us a self drive tour of British Columbia, arranged of course by... Your Safari.

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Norma Clarke

Hi We are back - all in one piece. We had an absolutely wonderful time - so many many thanks for putting it all together. Once more thank you for a fantastic experience.

“a fantastic trip, saw tons of wildlife”

We have had a fantastic trip, saw tons of wildlife and just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help. The baby in the zebra pic had been born on the road less than five minutes before we got there and Bob took this as it got...

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Bob & Theo Johnson

We have had a fantastic trip, saw tons of wildlife and just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help. The baby in the zebra pic had been born on the road less than five minutes before we got there and Bob took this as it got up for the first time. One and a half hours later we saw it running with its mum to catch up to the herd. Magic! There were about 30 of these elephants at the water hole just as we arrived at Okaucuejo – they even came back for another show the next night - a bit before the two rhinos were squaring up for a tussle. We have so many great memories and are just getting 360, (of the 1500+ total we took), printed to make up an album. We absolutely loved walking at both Etendeka and Okonjima. We never thought you could get so close to a cheetah without being eaten alive!!! Bob got some lovely pictures of very relaxed cats! We are saving our pennies so we can go and do it all again.

“It was everything and more than what we expected”

After a year and a half of planning and building excitement we finally had our safari this November. It was everything and more than what we expected. From the initial contact with Kathryn, through all the planning, to the safari itself, everything went very smoothly, the accommodations were above and...

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Gerry and Sam Wilson

After a year and a half of planning and building excitement we finally had our safari this November. It was everything and more than what we expected. From the initial contact with Kathryn, through all the planning, to the safari itself, everything went very smoothly, the accommodations were above and beyond , each one unique and interesting. We couldn't wait for the end of the day to see where we would be next! We toured Namibia plus did an animal safari which will be one of the highlights of our lives. To see wild beasts in their natural environment is truly something to treasure and appreciate. Our guides John and Jules Birch were so helpful from the minute they picked us up until they deposited us at our flight home . John's help and hints with photos enabled us to get some really great shots , his knowledge of the animals and their habits was invaluable in sightings. He and Jules were very caring and we had a lot of fun and laughs, we left as life time friends. I purchased a pair of small binoculars before we left and so happy I did. If you don't mind getting dirty, love adventure and fun and want a small group of people on your trip this is the company for you. When we return to Africa we will definitely be using Your Safari again

“It truly was a holiday of a lifetime for Steven and I”

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2020-02-18T14:09:30+00:00

Debbie & Stephen Primmer

We Just wanted to say thank you again for a wonderful holiday, it truly was a holiday of a lifetime for Steven and I we have some wonderful memories and photos, you guys were just great and it was also lovely meeting you all and sharing the experience with yourselves and Chrissie and James, it is a holiday we will never forget, and we still can not believe all that we saw, I am sure a lot of it was due to your experience Kathryn, and we certainly learnt a great deal.

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I think you may still be in Namibia but I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the most amazing visit to Namibia. Everything went like clockwork thanks to your brilliant organising. We were lucky not to have any breakdowns or punctures. Everywhere we stayed was of...

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2020-02-18T14:25:10+00:00

Ann Morgan & Sue Austin

I think you may still be in Namibia but I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the most amazing visit to Namibia. Everything went like clockwork thanks to your brilliant organising. We were lucky not to have any breakdowns or punctures. Everywhere we stayed was of the best and all were so friendly and hospitable.

“Everywhere you booked us was exceptional”

Nick and I both had a fantastic holiday both with you and afterwards on our self drive adventure. Being without a camera on a specialist photographic safari might sound crazy but you, John and Trish, all made me feel happy and comfortable. Everywhere you booked us was exceptional in terms...

Nick & Alison Eastcott

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2020-02-18T14:28:08+00:00

Nick & Alison Eastcott

Nick and I both had a fantastic holiday both with you and afterwards on our self drive adventure. Being without a camera on a specialist photographic safari might sound crazy but you, John and Trish, all made me feel happy and comfortable. Everywhere you booked us was exceptional in terms of location, comfort and experience - thank you so much! We will return!
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