• Etosha - Elephant close-up

13-Day Selfdrive Safari: Sossusvlei, Swakopmund and Etosha

This is a ‘sample’ Selfdrive-Tour of 12 nights / 13 days which takes you around the major tourist attractions of Namibia, this safari is ideal for the first-time visitor and those who do not have much time.
You will see: Windhoek, the Hardap dam and edges of the Kalahari, the bizarre Naukluft mountains and passes, the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossuslvei and the Sesriem canyon, the Namib-Naukluft Park, Walvis Bay with its famous lagoon and spend some days in Swakopmund. Then, you will travel through the Damaraland (view Welwitschias, the seals at Cape Cross and Twyfelfontein en route) to Khorixas and the highlight of your holidays will certainly be the stay of several days in the Etosha National Park for game viewing at your own pace.
Returning to Windhoek, you come through Tsumeb with the famous Bushman collection in the little museum, the Hoba meteorite, and in Okahandja there is a big woodcarvers’ market for your last minute souvenir shopping.

Day 1

Buzzing and cosmopolitan capital of Namibia. Luxurious hotels and super-fast internet, and time to enjoy a stylish glass of Shiraz on the terrace of a good hotel.

Day 3

The highest sand dunes of the world. Take a 4×4 tour past the usual ‘vlei’ to the more remote spots where you will witness the extraordinary, adapted wildlife!

Day 6

Charming little town with German colonial flair, directly at the Atlantic. Enjoy the various day activities or just a solitary stroll on the beach, and one of the many good restaurants!

Day 10
Etosha National Park

Peace of mind. Nature and the universe. Flurrying heat, distant insects buzzing, wind rustling, you first smell the wild animals and then discover them. Incredibly intense!

Day 13

Homesick for Namibia before you have even left? – That’s best described by the German word ‘Fernweh’. See you back soon!

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Car Rental: 2019 / 2020 – 13 days car rental Jan-Jun Jul-Dec
  • Odyssey Car Hire – Innova 2×4
  • Africar Car Hire – Double Cab 4×4*
  • Africa on Wheels – Camper w roof tent*
  NAD/ZAR  $ 13.585  $ 13.585
  NAD/ZAR  $ 11.830  $ 18.135
  NAD/ZAR  $ 14.170  $ 14.170

* = these cars are 3 years old

Accommodations: 2019 / 2020
12 Nights
Double Meals
  • Standard Hotels
  • De Luxe Hotels
  • Camping
NAD/ZAR  $ 26.790  Breakfast, some dinners
NAD/ZAR  $ 44.990  Breakfast, some dinners 
NAD/ZAR  $   6.350  Self-catering


Here is the detailed route!

13 Days / 12 Nights: Sossusvlei – Swakopmund – Etosha
Night: distance area/overnight sightseeing en route
1 arrival in NAM Windhoek alte Feste, Heroes’ Acre, Christus Kirche
2 280 km Mariental area Hardap Dam, edges of Kalahari
3 330 km Sesriem area Naukluft mountains
4 250 km Sesriem area Sossusvlei early morning, Sesriem canyon
5 350 km Swakopmund Kuiseb canyon, Naukluft Park, Walvis Bay Lagoon
6+7 Swakopmund two days at leisure (or various adrenaline-sports)
8 360 km Khorixas area Cape Cross, Twyfelfontein, Damaraland
9 300 km Etosha Nat. Park own game viewing around Okaukuejo
10 100 km Etosha Nat. Park own game viewing around Okaukuejo
11 200 km Etosha Nat. Park own game viewing around Namutoni
12 400 km Otjiwarongo Tsumeb mining museum, Hoba meteorite
300 km return to airport Okahandja woodcarvers’ market, shopping in Windhoek


All prices displayed are in NAD / ZAR and the price-tag above is calculated for 2 persons! Since this is a sample tour, the prices are for illustration purposes only. Any change of accommodation or number of nights spent will result in a change of the overall price.