Namibia’s well-maintained road network, dramatic scenery and range of accommodation options mean that the country lends itself well to a self-drive holiday. Our specialists have driven through the country many times and devised a range of informed itinerary ideas based on self-drive trips as well as transfer by light aircraft. On your tailored tour of the country you could spend two weeks with local tribes in the northern wilderness, track desert elephant in Damaraland, witness the scale of the Fish River Canyon or combine Namibia with a spell in Cape Town or Mauritius.
Ideas for your trip to Namibia
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Namibia, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
Watch an incredible sunrise and sunset over Sossusvlei’s orange dunes.
Kayak amongst hundreds of seals at the Pelican Point seal colony near Swakopmund.
Head out with a guide to track desert-adapted elephant in Damaraland.
Admire Twyfelfontein’s rock art, carved by hunter-gatherers thousands of years ago.
Enjoy a safari in Etosha National Park, watching lion, zebra and elephant drinking at waterholes.
Enjoy a self-drive safari or guided game drives in Etosha National Park.
Watch lion, giraffe and elephant drinking from waterholes vital to their survival.
Track desert-adapted elephants in the red-rock landscape of Damaraland.
Admire the ancient rock art at Twyfelfontein, created up to 10,000 years ago.
Spend time on the coast and exploring the dune wildlife close to Swakopmund.
Sit on the edge of the Fish River Canyon and enjoy the spectacular views.
Explore the diamond ghost town of Kolmanskop.
Climb the dunes at Sossusvlei.
Climb up the famous sand dunes of Sossusvlei
Kayak amongst the hundred-strong seal colony at Pelican Point.
Sit up late into the night around the floodlit waterhole in Etosha and watch the animals come to drink.
Get up close and personal to the big cats at the AfriCat Foundation at Okonjima.
Enjoy a big game safari in Etosha National Park.
View the wonderful riverine birdlife and wildlife of the Caprivi Strip bordering Botswana's Okavango Delta.
Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and canoe along the Zambezi.
Explore South Africa's lesser known west coast.
Visit pretty seaside fishing villages.
Drive through mountains, deserts and wild flowers.
Learn about local culture and history with San Bushmen.
Hike the world's second largest canyon.
Climb the gigantic sand dunes at Sossusvlei.
Kayak with seals off Pelican Point.
Float through the Okavango Delta on a mokoro.
Enjoy guided bush walks in the Kwara Concession.
Experience the excitement of both day time and night time game drives.
Relax and unwind as you are escorted around Namibia's highlights by private vehicle with your own driver-guide.
See the iconic sand dunes at Sossusvlei.
Search for desert-adapted Elephant in Damaraland.
Game drive through Etosha National Park.
See Namibia's vast and colourful landscapes, travelling by light aircraft between luxury camps.
Enjoy expert guiding as you track black rhino on foot and enjoy excellent game viewing in Etosha National Park.
Climb the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and experience the stark beauty of Namibia's most dramatic landscapes.
Climb the huge red dunes at Sossusvlei.
Kayak with seals at Swakopmund.
Search for desert adapted elephant in Damaraland.
Camp on the edge of a fantastic waterhole in Etosha National Park.
Discover the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and visit the eerie Dead Vlei.
Explore the incredible scenery of Namibia's remote Skeleton Coast by light aircraft.
Land on a Skeleton Coast beach to explore untouched areas on foot.
Meet Himba tribes people and search for desert-adapted wildlife.
Take a boat trip on the Kunene River that divides Namibia from Angola, a narrow strip of lush green running through this desert area.
Track rhino in the Ongava Reserve and watch the wildlife at one of Etosha's waterholes.
Some of our favourite travel guides
A land of vast landscapes and wild seas there are plenty of activities for you to build into your tailor-made trip to Namibia. Quad-biking, hiking and kayaking are all popular activities, and with its exceptional wildlife, game-drives and balloon trips are equally rewarding.View this travel guide
If your ideal trip includes stargazing from your private rooftop after relaxing in your own plunge pool, our Country Specialists can recommend a number of exclusive lodges that add a touch of luxury to your tailor-made holiday in Namibia.View this travel guide
Namibia may not immediately spring to mind when you think of a safari, but with four of the Big Five roaming Etosha National Park and the chance to see desert-adapted elephant in Damaraland, it makes a rewarding safari destination, as Africa specialist Iain explains.View this travel guide
With very little traffic on well-maintained roads that wind through spectacular scenery, as well as plenty of big-game wildlife to see, Namibia is an ideal destination for a self-drive safari.View this travel guide
Home to the world’s tallest sand dunes, a wild Atlantic coastline and colonial cities, Namibia is delightfully different to other African countries. Namibia specialist, Steve, details some of the key things to see and do during your time in the country.View this travel guide
A family holiday in Namibia can include kayaking with seals, star gazing in the desert, tracking cheetah and heading out on safari to see desert-adapted elephant. Africa specialist Iain discusses his ideas for a trip that appeals to all ages.View this travel guide
You can experience Namibia's Skeleton Coast with an Audley fly-in safari. You'll have the opportunity to see unique wildlife, such as desert adapted elephant within the setting of an extraordinary landscape.View this travel guide
If you'd like to combine spectacular scenery and fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities with the flexibility of a self-drive on your honeymoon, Namibia is an inspired choice. The country is also home to a wide range of inviting properties for you to choose from.View this travel guide