Namibia Self-drive Camping Safari

Visiting Windhoek, Sesriem, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein, Etosha South, Onguma Game Reserve, and the Waterberg Plateau National Park

Namibia Self-drive Camping Safari

This self-drive camping itinerary is designed for those who love the outdoors and enjoy independent exploration. You will visit some of the most scenic locations in Namibia, sleep under the stars, and explore at your own pace. Your campervan has everything you need and you will be provided with detailed directions and a mobile phone for local access. In a small number of the locations you visit, camping is not an option and instead you will have a self-catering apartment.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Windhoek (Rivendell Guest House, 1 night)

    You will be met on arrival in Windhoek and transferred to the Rivendell Guesthouse for 1 night in a self-catering apartment.

  2. Day 2-3: Windhoek to Sesriem (Sossus Oasis Campsite, 2 nights)

    Depart Windhoek in the morning and journey south to Sesriem (300km, 4 hours), where you spend two nights at Sossus Oasis Campsite.

  3. Day 4: Sesriem to Swakopmund (Cornerstone Guesthouse, 1 night)

    Continue your journey through the Namib-Naukluft National Park and past Walvis Bay to arrive in Swakopmund (345kms; approx. 3½ hours’ drive), where you spend a night in a self-catering apartment at the Cornerstone Guesthouse.

  4. Day 5-6: Swakopmund to Twyfelfontein (Mowani Mountain Campsite, 2 nights)

    On day 5, you depart Swakopmund and follow the Skeleton Coast to Hentiesbaai, before heading inland to Mowani Mountain Campsite in Twyfelfontein for 2 nights (325km, approx. 4 hours’ drive time).

  5. Day 7-8: Twyfelfontein to Etosha South (Etosha Trading Post, 2 nights)

    Today you continue your journey north-east to Etosha National Park, Namibia’s premier safari destination (420km; 5 hours), where you spend the next two nights at Etosha Trading Post Campsite, located just outside the southern boundary of Etosha National Park.

  6. Day 9-10: Etosha to Onguma Game Reserve (Onguma Leadwood Campsite, 2 nights)

    Day 9 of your journey will see you travel across Etosha National Park to arrive at Onguma Game Reserve, on the eastern boundary of the national park (100kms; 2 hours). Here you spend the next two nights at Onguma Leadwood Campsite, as you explore Onguma Game Reserve.

  7. Day 11: Onguma to Waterberg Plateau National Park (Waterberg Plateau Lodge, 1 night)

    Leaving Onguma this morning, you journey south to the Waterberg region (320kms; 4 hours), where you spend the night at Waterberg Andersson Campsite.

  8. Day 12: Waterberg to Windhoek; international departure

    Today is the last day of your self-drive camping adventure in Namibia. Make the return journey to Windhoek (335kms; 3½ hours) and drop off your hired vehicle at the hire shop. You will then be transferred to Windhoek Airport for your flight home.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in double/twin accommodation and travelling in low season. High season rates start from £1,425 per person. Please refer to itinerary PDF (via "download itinerary") for family rates.

12 days from £1290pp


12 days from £1290pp

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