The Authentic Namibia

Trip description

Discover Namibia, a country far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities where life may seem rare but is breathtakingly magnificient. These endless landscapes are the natural habitat of giraffes, elephants, rare black rhinos and wild animals. You will have the chance to cross the colossal red dunes or the mineral cliffs, a kudu, a zebra or an oryx. Travel the roads of Namibia in complete freedom on this timeless 14-day self-drive tour. 

We can customize and personalize each trip to fit your desires and budget. If you need inspiration, we invite you to browse through this sample itinerary that will give you a taste of what we can offer you. You can book this program if it suits you, but you can also ask us to adapt it for you.

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12 days

From : €2,175*

Maximum recommended reservation date

Day 1: Solitary

Day 2: Solitary

Day 3: Swakopmund

Day 4: Swakopmund

Day 5: Twyfelfontein

Day 6: Palmwag

Day 7: Opuwo

Day 8: Opuwo

Day 9: Etosha South

Day 10: Etosha South

Day 11: Windhoek

Day 12: End of the route

Day 1 : Solitary

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Located in the Khomas region of central Namibia, the desert town of Solitaire serves as an oasis in the Namib Desert. It is an important stop on the way to the ancient dunes of Sossusvlei as it provides the only gas station, general store and post office between Sossusvlei and Walvis Bay. Solitaire also has a small bar and is famous for its famous apple pie - said to be the best in Namibia. Enjoy a scenic sunset overlooking the spectacular Namib Desert, hike and bike through the unspoiled natural landscape and visit the local Cheetah Sanctuary.

Your Day : 

Arrival in Windhoek : Welcome by our English-speaking representative to hand over the tour package. Formalities and obtaining the vehicle.

Departure for the Namib desert, nicknamed the oldest desert in the world, crossing the beautiful mountains of the southwest region of the Capital.

Arrival and installation.

Possibility to do the sunset activity with the lodge : Nature drive.

Lunch and dinner at your own charge. 

Overnight stay : Solitaire Lodge

Solitaire Lodge offers spacious rooms around a beautiful desert garden courtyard and pool with thatched lapas. All rooms have two double beds, a private bathroom with shower and an outdoor sitting area. The two family rooms include two additional twin beds, which can accommodate up to 6 people. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and have free Wi-Fi. Watch the sunset from the outdoor bar and relax as the small historic village becomes a peaceful, star-filled oasis after dark. You can enjoy breakfast and dinner at Cafe Van der Lee and relax by the pool or explore the area.


Day 2 : Solitary


Your day : 

Breakfast (included)

Possibility to do the sunset activity with the lodge: Nature drive

Suggested activities (entrance fees, count about N$85 per person)

Dead Vlei - Sossusvlei - Sesriem Canyon Hike

Lunch and dinner at your own charge.

Day 3 : Swakopmund



Located along Namibia's spectacular coastline, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide avenues, colonial architecture and surrounding desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main port for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, relaxed atmosphere and cool sea breeze make this a very attractive Namibian destination.

Your day : 

Hot air balloon morning (included), early departure for boarding 

Deluxe breakfast after landing

Drive to the town of Swakopmund.

Passing the imaginary line of the Capricorn Tropic and the Kwiseb Canyon and continue to Walvisbay.

Arrival and installation

Lunch and dinner at your own charge. 

Overnight stay : Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel

Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel is a brand new hotel that opened in October 2019. Ideally located in the center of Swakopmund, next to the historic "Altes Amtsgericht" building, within walking distance to the beach (approx. 185 m). Relax on the terrace overlooking the garden after an action-packed day and enjoy the cool, relaxing atmosphere of this contemporary hotel.

Day 4 : Swakopmund

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Your day :

Breakfast (included)

Departure to Walvis Bay town and kayaking excursion to Pelican Point (included). Possibility to see pelicans, flamingos, cormorants, dolphins, sea lions.

Return in the evening to Swakopmund

Departure in the evening for the Desert Explorers Sand Boarding (included).

Lunch and dinner at your own charge. 

Overnight stay: Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel

Day 5 : Twyfelfontein

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Located in the Kunene region of northwestern Namibia, Twylfelfontein is a spectacular area with one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa. The name "Twyfelfontein" translates as "Fountain of Doubt", referring to the perennial spring located in the impressive Huab Valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone table mountain. It was this spring that attracted Stone Age hunters more than six thousand years ago, and it was at this time that the vast group of engravings and rock paintings were produced. You will be able to walk along the Aba-Huab riverbed, while exploring over thirty different sites of these sacred records of ritual practices related to traditional hunter-gatherer communities.

Your day : 

Breakfast (included) 

Depart for Damaraland. On the way you will see the Brandberg; Namibia's highest peak and another breathtaking landscape.

Arrival and installation

Lunch at your own charge. 

You have the afternoon to visit the rock engravings, one of the Unesco World Heritage sites, the organ pipes and the burnt mountain.

Dinner at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge (included)

Overnight stay : Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Welcome to Twyfelfontein Country Lodge. Nestled along the mountain, the lodge blends beautifully with its surroundings. Using natural stone, carefully selected paint colors and thatched roofs, its design complements the sandstone rock formations with minimal visual impact on this picturesque landscape. Magnificent views from the deck over the Huab Valley, the desert plains and distant mountains offer hours of comfort, peace and tranquility. Twyfelfontein is more than just an accommodation; it is a destination in itself.

Activities :

Twyfelfontein Rock Art (entrance fee is about N$100 per person)

Organ Pipes (entrance fee is about N$100 per person)

Burnt Mountain (entrance fee is about N$50 per person)


Day 6 : Palmwag



Palmwag is an idyllic nature reserve located along a palm-lined tributary of the Uniab River. Water is scarce in this area, so the presence of the river often attracts elephants closer to the camps. Palmwag is located halfway between Swakopmund and Etosha, and is an ideal base for exploring the sights of the Kunene area or taking one of the many local hiking trails. The reserve is notable for its unusual species of palm, the hyphaena pertesiana, and for being home to the largest population of black rhino in southwest Africa. Animal lovers can also check out the leopard, lion, cheetah, mountain zebra, Angolan giraffe, springbok, kudu and African bush elephant.

Your Day :

Breakfast (included)

Departure to Palmwag Lodge.

Arrive and settle in.

Lunch and dinner at your own charge.

Possibility of an afternoon drive in an open vehicle with the lodge to enjoy the landscape and wildlife.

Overnight : Palmwag Camping2Go Gondwana Collection Namibia

Palmwag Camping2Go overlooks the beautiful Damaraland landscape with its endless stretches of red earth. During your stay, enjoy the lodge's two swimming pools or sip a drink at the Pool Bar.

Day 7 : Opuwo

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Opuwo, which means "the end" in Herero, is located in the northwestern Kunene region of Namibia. It serves as the capital of the region and is known as the gateway to the magnificent Epupa Falls. The surrounding landscape is characterized by low hills and vast dry desert plains inhabited by desert-adapted wildlife. It serves as a central hub for Himba culture. The town is an ideal starting point for visitors wishing to explore the Kaokoland region and visit the local Himba travelling villages. The town and surrounding area of Opuwo is known as one of the cultural highlights of a trip to Namibia, as it has an incredibly rich cultural heritage. Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about the fascinating Himba community within this beautiful landscape.

Your Day : 

Breakfast (included)

Departure towards Opuwo. Drive through the beautiful landscape and arrive in Opuwo.

Arrival and installation.

Lunch and dinner at your own charge. 

Overnight stay : Ohakane Lodge

Ohakane Lodge is located in Opuwo, Kaokoland. The Lodge offers luxury accommodation with air-conditioning. All rooms have private facilities to ensure a comfortable stay. The lodge also offers guided game drives and camping trips.

Day 8 : Opuwo

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Your day : 

Breakfast (included)

Possibility to visit the Himba people with a local guide (included). The Himba people are one of the last people to still live in an ancestral way. The Himbas are semi-nomadic pastoralists. They live on the milk of their goats, their cattle and various plants. Their habitat is simple. They are easily dismantled structures made of branches and palm leaves that are waterproofed with the dung of the cattle. It is common for a family to have to move a dozen times to find better pastures. Very concerned about their natural beauty, the Himbas protect their bodies with an ointment made from ochre and animal fat, which gives them this particular color. This visit allows us to discover their culture and traditions.

Free afternoon. Lunch and dinner at your own charge. 

Overnight stay : Ohakane Lodge

Day 9 : Etosha South

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Etosha South

Located just south of the Etosha National Park boundary in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South is the southern region of this wilderness paradise. The Ongava Private Game Reserve shares the southern border with Etosha National Park, which is accessible through the southern entrance at Andersson Gate. Visitors can see a variety of wildlife, including lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game. Popular activities include: walking tours, guided nature walks, or watching the sun set over this beautiful landscape.

Your Day :

Breakfast (included)

Depart for the Etosha area.

Arrive and settle in.

Take time to enjoy the camp's waterhole or go on an evening game drive (included), which is the best time to see the animals.

Lunch and dinner at your own charge. 

Overnight : Okaukuejo Resort

Okaukuejo Resort is conveniently located 17 km from the southern entrance to the park. Famous for its floodlit waterhole, where visitors can watch a spectacle of wildlife gathering and interacting nearby. The comfortable chalets offer a view of the waterhole. The bush chalets have double rooms or family chalets. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, store, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities.

To be expected : park entrance fee (approximately N$80 per person)

Day 10 : Etosha South

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Your day : 

Full day safari.

You can do the safari with the lodge (Optional).

Lunch and dinner at your own charge. 

Overnight stay: Okaukuejo Resort

To be expected: park entrance fee (approximately N$80 per person)

Day 11 : Windhoek



Located in central Namibia, the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek is the country's capital. It is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, stores, entertainment venues and accommodations. The city is clean, safe and well organized, with a colonial heritage reflected in its many German restaurants and stores, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historic architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a visit, including the Alte Feste, an old fort, the 1896 Christuskirche church and the more contemporary Supreme Court.

Your Day : 

Breakfast (included)

Early departure for the Namibian capital, visit the Okahandja craft market.

Arrive in Windhoek by 1:00 pm for PCR testing.

Check in at Uzuri Guesthouse.

Overnight stay : Uzuri Guesthouse

Uzuri Guesthouse CC (Swahili for "Beauty"), is located in the heart of the city. Maerua Mall is a 5 minute walk away and contains a number of retail outlets, restaurants making shopping convenient for our guests.

Day 12 : End of the route

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Your day :

Breakfast (Breakfast packs following the early morning flight).

Morning transfer to the international airport and boarding of your return flight.

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