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Ultimate self-drive Namibia & Botswana Okavango Delta


from £4,270 pp

(ex international flights)


26 days

This in-depth tour will show you all the highlights of Namibia, taking you off the beaten track and into its rural northern provinces. Visit the world-renowned Sossusvlei with its towering dunes, the floodlit waterholes of Etosha National Park and enjoy a desert camping experience in NamibRand before travelling to the country's northern regions to get to know more about Namibian culture. Meet members of the indigenous Himba community in Damaraland and San Bushmen in Bushmanland, while also exploring the regions natural wonders. Travel north to west Caprivi and cross the border into Botswana to spend the remainder of your holiday exploring the wildlife of the iconic Okavango Delta and cultural highlights around Ghanzi. Covering everything from the city streets of Windhoek and Swakopmund, to the babbling backwaters of the Kavango River, this 26-day itinerary is the ultimate trip.

We will tailor this trip to you. Change anything - from excursions to accommodation to places visited.

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Day 1 - Windhoek

  • Self-drive from Windhoek Airport to your accommodation
  • Arrival & leisure in Windhoek

Day 2 - Mariental

  • Self-drive from Windhoek to the Kalahari Desert
  • Afternoon Drive on the Kalahari (Optional)
Keetmanshoop, Fish River Canyon

Day 3 - Keetmanshoop, Fish River Canyon

  • Self-drive from the Kalahari Desert to Fish River Canyon, via Keetmanshoop
  • Stop at Mesosaurus Fossil Site and Quivertree Forest
Fish River Canyon, Aus

Day 4 - Fish River Canyon, Aus

  • Visit Fish River Canyon
  • Self-drive from the Fish River canyon to Aus
Luderitz, Aus

Day 5 - Luderitz, Aus

  • Self-drive from Aus to Luderitz
  • Visit Kolmanskop - Namibia's 'Ghost Town' (Optional)
  • Wild Horses of the Namib Desert
The NamibRand Nature Reserve

Day 6 - The NamibRand Nature Reserve

  • Self-drive from Aus to the NamibRand Nature Reserve
  • Hike the Tok Tokkie Trail - Day 1
The NamibRand Nature Reserve

Day 7 - The NamibRand Nature Reserve

  • Hike the Tok Tokkie Trail - Day 2
Sossusvlei, Sesriem

Day 8 - Sossusvlei, Sesriem

  • Self drive from NamibRand Nature Reserve to Sossuvlei
  • At leisure in Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei, Sesriem

Day 9 - Sossusvlei, Sesriem

  • Self-drive to Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei & Sesriem Canyon

Day 10 - Swakopmund

  • Self-drive from Sossusvlei area to Swakopmund
  • At leisure in Swakopmund

Day 11 - Swakopmund

  • Experience the Catamaran Charters (Optional)
  • Eco Marine Kayak Tours (Optional)
  • Desert Explorers Quad Biking (Optional)
Henties Bay, Twyfelfontein

Day 12 - Henties Bay, Twyfelfontein

  • Self-drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland
  • Cape Cross seal colony
  • At leisure in Twyfelfontein
Twyfelfontein, Damaraland

Day 13 - Twyfelfontein, Damaraland

  • Explore Twyfelfontein
  • Damara Living Museum
Opuwo, Etosha National Park

Day 14 - Opuwo, Etosha National Park

  • Self-drive from Damaraland to Etosha National Park
  • Visit a Himba village
Etosha National Park

Day 15 - Etosha National Park

  • Full day of game drives at Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park

Day 16 - Etosha National Park

  • Full day at Etosha Park - Halali
Etosha National Park

Day 17 - Etosha National Park

  • Game drive at Etosha National Park - in your self-drive vehicle
  • Explore Etosha Pan (optional)
Otavi Mountains

Day 18 - Otavi Mountains

  • Self-drive from Etosha to the Otavi Mountains
  • Explore the Otavi Mountains region
Otavi Mountains

Day 19 - Otavi Mountains

  • Visit Ju/Hoansi Living Museum

Day 20 - Rundu

  • Self-drive from the Otavi Mountains to Rundu
  • At leisure in Rundu
Mahango Game Reserve

Day 21 - Mahango Game Reserve

  • Self-drive from Rundu to Mahango Game Reserve
  • Game Drive at Mahango Game Reserve
Okavango Delta

Day 22 - Okavango Delta

  • Self-drive from Mahango Game Reserve to the Okavango Delta (cross border)
Okavango Delta

Day 23 - Okavango Delta

  • Enjoy a traditional mokoro trip

Day 24 - Ghanzi

  • Self-drive from the Okavango Delta to Ghanzi
  • San Bushman Experience in Ghanzi

Day 25 - Windhoek

  • Self-drive from Ghanzi to Windhoek

Day 26

  • Self-drive from Windhoek to the airport