Discover Southern Namibia & South Africa’s Kgalagadi

14 Day Self Drive Safari

Safari Description:

This stunning self–drive trip in Namibia encompasses some of the diverse deserts of Southern Africa whilst including major attractions such as Sossusvlei and the Fish River Canyon. There is some great game viewing, as the predators in the Kgalagadi are plentiful and sightings are normally superb! This is a highly recommended trip to appreciate the incredible landscapes of the south. Camping and Accommodated options are available and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Safari Highlights:

Kalahari Basin, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for desert–adapted game and predators; Fish River Canyon; Luderitz and Kolmanskop Ghost Town; Namib–Naukluft Park for iconic Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei sand dunes, Dune 45 and Sesriem Canyon; Tsaris Mountains for wine tour & cheetah.

Main Attractions:

Namibia: Sossusvlei, Fish River, Naukluft Mountains

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1: The Elegant Guesthouse Windhoek
Day 2 Kalahari Anib Campsite
Day 3 Kalahari Tented Camp Kgalagadi South Africa
Day 4–6 Twee Riverien/Nossob/Mata Mata Campsite Kgalagadi
Day 7&8 Fish River Lodge
Day 9&10 Klein Aus Vista Campsite
Day 11&12 Sesriem Campsite
Day 13 Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate Tsaris Mountains
Day 14  Return to Windhoek

Map & Itinerary

Day 1: Utopia Boutique Hotel Windhoek
Day 2 Kalahari Farmstead Kalahari
Day 3 Mata Mata/Kalahari Tented Camp Kgalagadi South Africa
Day 4–6 Twee Riverien/Nossob/Mata Mata Kgalagadi South Africa
Day 7&8 Fish River Lodge
Day 9&10 Klein Aus Vista Lodge
Day 11&12 Desert Homestead for Sossusvlei dunes
Day 13 Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate Tsaris Mountains
Day 14  Return to Windhoek

Map & Itinerary
Length 14 days
Safari Type Self Drive Safari
Price From NAD 24260
Countries Namibia, South Africa
Accommodation Accommodation, Camping
Group Size Minimum 1 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort2 Star3 Star
Camping Comfort1 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Windhoek

Upon arrival in Windhoek, collect your vehicle and drive to your accommodation. Depending on your arrival time you may choose to wander into the city centre, or relax by the pool alternatively join an optional township tour, horse ride, or even head out for a birding trip. The time is free for you to enjoy and prepare for your adventure ahead

Day 2 Kalahari Anib/Farmhouse, Kalahari Namibia

Depart after breakfast and head onto the Kalahari Basin where the grassy valleys and beautiful orange linear dunes form part of this fossil desert. Camp at Anib for game drives, or fat–bike rides, or stay at the nearby traditional Farmstead to learn a little of Namibian farm life

Day 3–6 Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Spend 4nights in Africa’s first official Transfrontier Park, it combined Kalahari–Gemsbok National Park in South Africa with Gemsbok Park in Botswana and is a prime location for game viewing particularly to spot predators and desert plains game. Black–maned lions, leopards, plentiful cheetah as well as unusual species such as brown hyena, bat–eared fox and wild cat can be spotted.

Day 7–8 Fish River Lodge, Fish River Canyon

Return to Namibia and drive to the Fish River Canyon, reputed to be the second largest canyon in the world and one of Namibia’s highlights. You’ll be based here for two nights giving ample time to appreciate and explore the scale and harsh beauty of the canyon whether you join a canyon drive heading to the base driving past the towering walls of rock, hiking to the bottom of the canyon with its rocky pools, or simply sit with a sundowner drink. This is not only the best–placed lodge in the Fish River area, but in our opinion, the best!

Day 9–10 Klein–Aus Vista, Aus

Onward to one of best kept secrets of Namibia – Klein Aus Vista, a truly beautiful spot, situated on the edge of the desert with endless views of open plains and mountains. Enjoy self–guided hikes or a day trip to Luderitz and its desolate coastline. Visit Kolmanskop Ghost Town, a tribute to the diamond mining of the past where gem–quality stones were deftly picked from the ground and millions of carats traded in its hey–dey. As you return to Klein Aus, stop at the waterhole and visitors hide to view the wild horses of the Namib

Day 11–12 Sossusvlei area

Enjoy the stunning scenery on the drive north to the Namib Naukluft area. The following day, rise early to visit the magnificent dunes of Sossusvlei – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climb a dune to the top and gaze at the endling sand stretching into the distance, or rest under the shade of the trees appreciating the beauty of perfectly–sculpted dunes. Ensure you visit Dead Vlei, where ancient and skeletal camel thorn trees stand on the white pan with the backdrop of orange sand dunes and blue sky, it’s worth stopping at famous Dune 45 and Sesriem Canyon on your way back to your start point.

Day 13 Neuras Winery, Tsaris Mountains

A short drive today of around 1.5 hours to the Tsaris Mountains where flat–topped mountains meet the stunning Naukluft Mountains – a great spot for hiking! Alternatively, once at the lodge you can enjoy a wine–tasting tour or even head out for a cheetah feeding excursion to see these wonderful predators at close quarters. A great way to spend your final evening in

Day 14 Departure

Return to Windhoek to drop off your rental vehicle and to connect with your onward flight. No flights prior to mid–afternoon. End of services

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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