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More than twice the size of Germany, but with just over two million inhabitants, there is no place on earth quite like Namibia.

Home to unspoiled nature, Namibia is a land of endless blue skies, vast horizons and wildly free open spaces. Its landscape, coupled with its abundance of wildlife, a multitude of flora and fauna as well as its history and heritage, are what makes Namibia one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.

The country hosts the world’s highest sand dune, the oldest desert, and a huge gorge second only to the Grand Canyon.

It is one of only two countries in the world that is home to desert elephants and has the largest population of free-roaming cheetahs.

Despite Namibia being nearly all desert, the landscape is bursting with life. With over 4000 species of plants, 600 species of birds, and 200 species of mammals, Namibia is a paradox of surpassing beauty

SELF DRIVE Highlights

Getting behind the wheel and setting out on the open roads of Africa on a self-drive safari is an incredible adventure, and there’s no better place to start than Namibia

With an extensive network of good quality roads, exquisite accommodation options and arguable the best campsites in the world, Namibia offers a safe, comfortable holiday, while still getting in the full African experience.

Depending on the choice of location in Namibia, travellers can enjoy visiting Etosha National Park, famed for its enormous salt pan and a plethora of desert-adapted wildlife, watching the sunrise over the glowing red dunes of Sossusvlei and experiencing golden hour, the colour of the Namib desert over every sunrise and sunset.

Activities are in abundance in Namibia, from sandboarding to quad biking, game drives and walking safaris, tiger fishing and kayaking — the list goes on.

The experiences don’t stop there. Apart from Namibia’s vast desert vistas, towering sand dunes and quintessential safari experiences, the country is also home to some of Africans oldest and most distinctive tribal communities.

A route for those who prefer shorter drivers while seeing as much of Namibia as possible.

Explore the striking beauty of Waterberg Plateau’s brick-red sandstone crowned with lush vegetation, visit Onguma Game Reserve and Etosha Heights Private Reserve’s enthralling landscapes and desert-adapted wildlife. Discover the ancient rock engravings in Twyfelfontein, navigate through the eerie Skeleton Coast; taking in its dramatic vistas and haunting sites of shipwrecks, and experience a line-up of activities including quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours at the coastal town of Swakopmund. All this paired with additional campsites and a desert ranch stay makes this route perfect for those wanting to see more and drive less.

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Explore the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, where the red dunes and scrub fade into infinity and herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest follow the seasons.

On this route, long distances and dry heat is rewarded with scenic mountain passes, beautiful man-made lakes and resorts, top National Parks and landmarks, as well as a sneak-peek into neighbouring countries South Africa and Botswana. See the bold and beautiful Fish River Canyon, the unique botanical diversity of Aus; central to the Namib Desert, Succulent Karoo and the Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park. Discover the quiet and charming fishing town, Luderitz, and self-drive one of the largest privately-owned game parks, the Namib Rand Reserve. Each destination is meticulously set out to be near Namibia’s top attractions, giving you the freedom to explore as you please.

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With a combination of history, culture, wildlife and well-known landmarks, this is a route that combines the best of Namibia, all in one trip.

Explore the mighty Kunene River, and take part in one or more of the many exciting activities including hiking, sundown cruises, canoeing, kayaking, game viewing and bird watching. See the Damara people in Twyfelfontein, meet the indigenous Himba tribe on a cultural tour, explore Sesfontein, a lush oasis rising up from a barren landscape thanks to it’s six natural springs. Self-drive Ongava Private Game Reserve, Okonjima Nature Reserve and the ever-popular Etosha National Park, home to a variety of desert-adapted wildlife including lion, giraffe, elephant, the white rhino and the last free-roaming black rhino.

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Moving away from the desert, this route takes on a more varied terrain, focusing on plant life, wildlife and scenic landscapes.

Starting off with the Waterberg Plateau National Park, your journey will take you through a fascinating geological site featuring compressed sandstone crags, 200 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, and petrified sand dunes. Moving further east, purple Jacarandas highlight the path to some of Namibia’s most remote game parks, where a plethora of desert-adapted wildlife roam free. Experience incredible viewing opportunities afloat the Chobe River, followed by a jaw-dropping, show-stopping wild adventure in the heart of the neighbouring country Botswana, where the big 5 are plentiful, and the landscapes are as diverse as they are beautiful.

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