Self-Drive Through Deserts, Dunes and Deltas

Curated by: Carl Preller

16 Days  in Namibia and Botswana

What to expect

This self-drive tour takes travellers past some of the most scenic & contrasting landscapes in the region. Start in Namibia by tackling the burnt dunes of Sossusvlei & admiring Swakopmund's German architecture. Next, it's the arid beauty of the Damaraland before Etosha's world-renowned salt pan. Make your way to the Caprivi next, a lush portion of the Okavango Delta, before heading across the border for the final leg of your journey through Chobe National Park.

  • Ideal duration: 16 Days
  • This tour is great for:
    • Adventure
    • Self-Drive
    • Photography
    • Big Five Safari
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  • Your adventure begins
  • Namibia
    Tourists walk over sand dunes in the Namib desert

    2 Nights
    Namib Desert

    Explore the uniqueness of the Namib Desert

    The Namib Desert has often been hailed as the oldest in the world. Its inception began some 50 – 80 million years ago while it has remained unchanged for the last 2 million. Sprawled across an area of 81 000km²,...

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  • Namibia
    The picturesque houses lining the streets of Swakopmund, Namibia

    2 Nights

    Adventure capital of Namibia with something for everyone

    Swakopmund is the seaside darling of Namibia and has also garnered a reputation as the “adventure capital” of the country. Visitors will be charmed by the temperate climate, old-world German architecture, swaying...

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  • Namibia
    Gemsbok graze in the lush grasses of Damaraland

    1 Night

    Definite tourist highlight on a Namibian itinerary

    Damaraland occupies an area between the Skeleton Coast in the west and Etosha National Park in the East. Likely one of the most fascinating attractions in the area, the Petrified forest near the town of Khorixas offers visitors...

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  • Namibia
    A majestic elephant spotted on safari in Etosha National Park, Namibia

    2 Nights
    Etosha National Park

    With its origins in the Bantu language, Etosha translates to “great white place” referencing the near 5 000km² mirage-inducing pan that calls the 22 750km² Etosha National Park home. Considered one of...

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  • Namibia

    2 Nights

    Namibian safari heaven in & around Etosha

    Etosha is home to one of Namibia’s most iconic attractions – and with good reason. It offers some of the best safari territory in the country, from the iconic Etosha National Park that lies centred in the land...

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  • Namibia
    Experience stunning sunsets in Rundu, Namibia

    1 Night

    Visit the gateway to the Caprivi Region

    Bordering Angola and located in the north-eastern tip of Namibia, the rapidly growing town of Rundu is the main administrative and economic hub in the region; renowned for its goat, millet and cattle farming as well as its...

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  • Namibia
    Picture perfect views of wildlife and landscapes in Caprivi, Namibia

    2 Nights

    Adventurous gateway to 4 different countries

    The Caprivi is a thin strip of land that makes up the north-east region of Namibia. This area of the country has many unique characteristics: 6 tribes call the area home; it shares its borders with Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana...

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  • Botswana
    Elephants crossing the river, Chobe National Park

    3 Nights
    Chobe National Park

    Escape to the kingdom of elephants

    From the verdant and lush marshlands of Savuti and Linyanti to the extensive floodplains running along the Chobe River, Chobe National Park is one of Botswana’s crowning glories - thanks to its population of elephants and...

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Your journey mapped out:

Ready to pack your bags for Africa? With just a few details from you, we'll put together your dream holiday!

  • 2 Nights in Namib Desert Namibia
  • 2 Nights in Swakopmund Namibia
  • 1 Night in Damaraland Namibia
  • 2 Nights in Etosha National Park Namibia
  • 2 Nights in Etosha Namibia
  • 1 Night in Rundu Namibia
  • 2 Nights in Caprivi Namibia
  • 3 Nights in Chobe National Park Botswana
  • 15 Nights in total

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