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Namibia Self Drive 14 days trip

An adventurous 14-day self-drive 4×4 journey through Namibia. Among the highlights are the remarkable sand dunes of Sossusvlei, Spitzkoppe, and Etosha National Park.

Make a special journey through Namibia with your 4×4, starting and ending in Windhoek. This Namibia Self Drive itinerary includes places like the Sossusvlei sand dunes, Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Swakopmund and Waterberg. The last night of  your trip you will be staying at the Okonjima Nature Reserve.

The trip is available for 2 to 4 people per car. The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.4 Diesel. The price for 5 people or more can be requested and depends on the local possibilities.

Advantages of self-drive 4×4 package trips

  • Inclusive support and professional advice safari trip
  • A GPS with Tracks4Africa software and all 4×4 waypoints and destinations for your trip
  • CDW2 insurance with Zero Excess
  • A perfectly mapped route with optimal travel distances
  • SGR cover for pre-paid funds (incl. Sicherungsschein for Germany)

Alternative self drive Namibia trips

We have standard itineraries for 14, 17, 19 and 20 days. The most adventurous tour is our 17 days trip to the Kaokoland. Please note we can customise all tours to suit your needs!

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  • 1: Windhoek
  • 2: Sesriem
  • 3: Sossusvlei/Solitaire
  • 4: Swakopmund
  • 5: Spitzkoppe
  • 6: Ugab Rhino
  • 7: Twyfelfontein
  • 8: Etosha National Park (Okaukuejo)
  • 9: Etosha National Park (Halali)
  • 10: Etosha National Park (Namutoni)
  • 11: Waterberg Plateau National Park
  • 12: Waterberg Plateau National Park
  • 13: Okonjima Nature Reserve
  • 14: Windhoek (return flight)
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Route & itinerary


Day 1: Windhoek

The first day of your discovery of Namibia. Our partner will meet you at the airport and take you to the car rental depot so that you can collect the car. After an extensive instruction session and the required formalities, your self drive Namibia will truly start. Spend the first night in Windhoek so that you have plenty of time to get to know the 4×4 and the city. Windhoek is also where you’ll have to buy the bulk of your supplies for the self-drive. You stay at Arebbusch Travel Lodge.

Accommodation: B&B. Travel distance: arrival day.


Day 2: Sesriem

If you did your shopping yesterday, start early today with the journey to Sesriem Campsite and the Namib Desert (Namib Naukluft Park). Travel through Solitaire and arrive in Sesriem in the early afternoon. If there is enough time left you can for example visit the Sesriem Canyon.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 330 km.


Day 3: Sossusvlei/Solitaire

A full day to visit the sand dunes of Sossusvlei and also Deadvlei. It is advisable to start early in the morning, so that you are at the sand dunes in time for the sunrise. A breathtaking spectacle with red and orange colors and deep shadows. The journey up and down to the dunes is about 120 km. You spend the night at the foot of the Spreets Hoogte pass. This is about a 110 km drive from Sesriem. You will stay at the special Camp Gecko.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 230km


Day 4: Swakopmund

After two nights with the sand dunes and Sesriem, continue your self drive journey to Swakopmund at the Atlantic Ocean. The road crosses through the Kuisib Canyon and also the vast gravel plains of the Namib Desert. Arrive in Swakopmund in the early afternoon. Accommodation is a bed & breakfast with a unique view. In Swakopmund you can dine out in a restaurant if you’d like. You stay at Desert Breeze.

Accommodation: B&B. Travel distance: 350 km.


Day 5: Spitzkoppe

Discover Swakopmund or go shopping after breakfast. When you’re ready, travel on to the next destination: the characteristic sharp rocks of Spitzkoppe. You stay at Spitzkoppe Restcamp.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 160 km.


Day 6: Ugab Rhino

Continue your self-drive 4×4 deeper into the Damaraland. The stunning views so characteristic of Namibia accompany you to the community based Ugab Rhino Camp. You could just be honoured by a visit from Namibia’s famous desert elephants. On the road to Spitzkoppe you can for example visit the seals of Cape Cross (which is a detour of about 80 km).

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: about 200 km.


Day 7: Twyfelfontein

A special day where the 4×4 is truly indispensable. Adventurous tracks perfect for the 4×4, low gear, and GPS device are today’s goals on the road to Twijfelfontein through a Damaraland landscape as unique as it is beautiful. We advise you to use the whole day for this drive even though it’s a short one: it really is a 4×4 track and you’ll generally drive slowly. You could also spot ostriches, oryx, various types of antelope and maybe even the extremely shy black rhino today. You stay at Mowani Camp.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 95 km.


Day 8: Etosha National Park (Okaukuejo)

Journey on from Twyfelfontein to Etosha National Park. Stay in the vast park for three nights at three different rest camps. In Etosha, you have a good chance of seeing all kinds of wild animals, like elephants, rhinos and lions. Especially the illuminated watering places near the rest camps are fantastic. You can easily get there by foot from the camp Okaukuejo Restcamp.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 340 km.


Day 9: Etosha National Park (Halali)

The second day in Etosha National Park. Again choose to either go on an early morning game drive and then return to Okaukeujo or break up camp immediately and start the game drive for Halali. If you choose for a short morning game drive around Okaukuejo camp, you could brunch when you get back and then break up camp. Of course you’ll arrive later at Halali Restcamp if you do that.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 70 km.


Day 10: Etosha National Park (Namutoni)

The third day of your stay in Etosha National Park. Once more take another extensive game drive today and head for Namutoni Restcamp. You again have the choice between an early morning game drive around the camp, or to break up camp immediately and take your time getting in Namutoni. This may also depend on how long you have been at the illuminated watering hole of Halali, where you can spot many remarkable animals. It’s not uncommon to see hyenas, lions or even leopards there.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 70 km.


Day 11: Waterberg Plateau National Park

On the way to Waterberg Plateau, you can also make a stop at the beautiful Hoba Meteorite (the biggest in the world). Next continue to Waterberg. Waterberg Plateau is a divers National Park which is great for hikers. You stay at Waterberg Plateau Campsite.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 390 km.


Day 12: Waterberg Plateau National Park

Another day at Waterberg Plateau Campsite. Relax or go for example on a walk. A full day in Waterberg Plateau National Park.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: resting day.


Day 13: Okonjima Nature Reserve

Leaving the Waterberg Plateau and heading South towards Windhoek. The last game reserve of this trip is Okonjima Nature Reserve. You can drive around or book a game drive with a guide. You will stay at Omboroko Campsite.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 215 km.


Day 14: Windhoek (return flight)

The last day of your Namibia trip. After returning the 4×4 car to the agency in Windhoek, you will be brought back with a shuttle service to the airport.

Changing the itinerary

It is always possible to adapt this journey to your personal wishes. Limiting the journey or adding an extra destination, is no problem at all.
We are pleased to customize the tour for you!

Your 4x4 rental car

The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.4 Diesel.

The Toyota Hilux double cab is the most perfect 4×4 rental car for a self-drive safari in Africa.

It has much space and comfort, and has sleeping places in the roof tent. This Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4×4 has a separate boot where you can safely store your travel bags, together with all the camping equipment for your self-drive journey in Southern Africa.

Available for both 2 and 4 people, the Hilux is the best choice. For travels with 5 people (two adults and three children) the Hilux double cab can also be used.

If you’re with just two people, the back seat is especially useful for photo bags, day packs and supplies.

It is possible to upgrade car at extra costs.

Check here all our 4×4 rental cars.


Prices per person for various dates in 2024 and 2025. This Namibia Self Drive trip is available for 2 to 4 people per car. The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.4 Diesel. The price for 5 people or more can be requested and depends on the local possibilities and space in the preferred car. 4×4 cars (for example Land Cruiser and also 4×4 camper) other than the default 4×4 car are available upon request.

5 January - 19 March, (2024)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.520,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.210,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 990,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 325,- per trip.

20 March - 30 June, (2024)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.640,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.260,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.030,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 325,- per trip.

1 July - 10 November, (2024)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.980,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.520,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.230,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 325,- per trip.

11 November - 4 January, (2025)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.640,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.260,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.030,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 325,- per trip.


Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab with complete camping & safari equipment
All accommodation during the journey
Two drivers
GPS & Tracks4Africa software
Advise by experienced self drive specialists
Airport transfers
Support during your trip

Not included

International Flights
Entry Fees
Food & Drinks
Upgrades to fixed (luxury) accommodations
Upgrade to Toyota Landcruiser or 4x4 camper unit instead of roof-top tent
Zero Excess insurance


10 / 10

Skillful people

It was a really good experience and they are skillful to plan and give quick response with answers.

Good knowledge of Africa and the countries there. What to visit and they plan the trip so it suits the customer.
Quick response when you have questions.

Christer Jonson

10 / 10

Adequate hulp

Selfdrive4x4.com biedt adequate en deskundige hulp bij zowel het plannen van het reisschema, het regelen van autohuur en het daarbij horende papierwerk (verzekeringen, transfers) en het vastleggen van de camping- en lodge-locaties.


10 / 10

Perfect organization

Selfdrive4x4.com offers the perfect organization of the trip for selfdrivers.


Very easy handling, good communication.


10 / 10


Perfect, I would recommend it to everybody to work together with it.


Friendly people – very fast in answering questions – high knowlede about the things you need at your destination and for a 4×4 driving holiday – easy to comunicate with.

Improvements or suggestions

Right know for my use it was perfect. Especially since I am not next door, and just worked together via internet and phone.


Niedereder Raimund

10 / 10

We would recommend Selfdrive4x4.com to our friends

We booked a last minute 17 day self drive trip through Namibia with this company and everything was just perfect. Contact with the company was very pleasant and they kept us posted with updates about the progress of our trip. Gps, maps, book and 12V equipment was sent to our home as soon as our trip was confirmed.

Price wise it was a great deal and everything in Namibia (car and layovers) were to our satisfaction. We would definitely book again with this company and we would recommend it to our friends.