Getting behind the wheel and setting out on the open roads of Africa on a self-drive safari is an incredibly romantic notion for many people, and there is no better place to start than in Namibia. The landscape that rolls past is epic in proportion, as is the wildlife, and Namibia is one of the safest countries on the continent.
The sparse human population means the roads are almost empty, and the long, arrow-straight tarmac and major gravel sections are navigable with regular 2WD rental sedans, as is Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s greatest wildlife safari destinations. Sturdy 4WD rentals are also reasonably priced, and they not only give a smoother ride, but they also open the door to more remote regions. There is a wide range of accommodations throughout the country, from stunning remote campsites to luxurious lodges and tented camps, so all budgets are catered for. If camping, mixing in a few comfortable lodgings along the way is a great idea. So, book yourself a vehicle and put together your own self-drive safari with one of Hippo’s best sellers (click below for in-depth route outline and further details).
- Windhoek, Sossusvlei Desert Camp, Damaraland, Etosha Safari Camp, Waterberg and Harnas.
If you want to have the best of what Namibia has to offer in 15 Days than this will be the complete package for you.
- Windhoek, Damaraland, Kaokoland, Epupa, Etosha and Caprivi.
The adventurer looking to explore the northern part and delta regions of Namibia, this 19 day route won’t disappoint.
- Windhoek, Etosha, Damaraland and Swakopmund.
Hot and fast! For the individuals looking for a quick all-round getaway, this is ideal. 7 days from viewing Wildlife and enjoying the amazing Namibia Coastline.
- Windhoek, Swakopmund, Erongo, Etosha, Divundu, Caprivi and Okavango.
Join the coast, Etosha Game Reserve and the Caprivi all in one. This 16 day self-drive tour is very popular with adventure seekers looking for an experience stretching far and wide.