Map of your 4x4 road trip :
Arrive in Windhoek
Get ready to touch down in Windhoek, or “Ai-Gams,” the city of hot water. Surrounded by abundant natural hot springs, this city is the perfect place to relax before our adventure. At the airport, you’ll meet your driver who will take you over to your hotel. From here you can explore the city and enjoy the Alte Feste (Old Fort), Christchurch and so much more. Make sure you get a little rest though because our Namibia tours start in the morning !
Windhoek - Sesriem and Sossusvlei
Our Namibia 4×4 tours kick off by journeying across one of the oldest deserts in the world, the Namib Desert. This massive desert stretches the length of the Namibian coastline and in it you can find some of the largest sand dunes in the world. At Sossusvlei, some are even nearly 300 meters tall! Along the way, we will start to encounter some of our first animals including warthogs, oryx, mountain zebras and even baboons. In the late afternoon, we’ll stop at Sesriem Camp. After a short climb up the Elim Dune, you’ll have the opportunity to see one of the most stunning sunsets in the world as you see the multicolored splendor of the sun dipping down across the Naukluft Mountains.
Sossusvlei - Namibgrens
We continue our Namibia tours early so that we reach into the Sossusvlei and Deadvlei by sunrise. It’s truly unbelievable to see the colors change as the sun rises over the horizon. In the pleasant morning temperatures, we’ll stroll across the dune fields and experience the incredible wildlife of the area. Follow you guide, as you are taken down paths and trails where you can meet all kinds of animals. After our early morning adventure, get ready to take off as we cross above the desert and land in a suprise location where a champagne breakfast awaits you. Then, you’ll head back into the middle of the country where you have the option for some incredible hikes, canoeing, or more 4×4 adventures.
Get ready for a packed day of adventuring on the roads of Namibia. We are on the road for Damaraland, but along the way we will stop at Spitzkoppe, an enchanting place where you will be able to discover the entirety of the Klein Spitzkoppe.
After a long 4×4 journey, you’ll enjoy this opportunity to get out and really stretch your legs. We’ll hike around the Gross Spitzkoppe and if you are lucky enough, you just might come across the incredible rock paintings of the San people.
Along the way, we’ll stop at Twyfelfontein UNESCO World Heritage Site which is home to the largest concentration of rock art in Africa. You can explore the over 2,500 Stone Age rock carvings along with the other 17 incredible rock art sites. Then, we’ll have a short hike that gives you a full view of the splendors of Damaraland.
We start early on search for desert elephants and rhinoceros. Along the way, we’ll encounter other animals native to region like giraffes, kudu, springboks, raptors and maybe even cheetahs and leopards
We will continue our Namibia 4×4 tours north to Grootberg. Along the way, you’ll cross the dazzling granite and basalt landscapes and the hills and mountains of the region. Be on the watch for desert elephants and black rhinoceros. We’ll cross the ancient volcanic plateau of Etendeka and along the Grootberg Pass which will help us travel into the Palmwag Concession and our destination, the Palmwag Lodge. The lodge was formerly a big game hunting concession but has been transformed into a conservation zone where you can experience so much wildlife.
Today, you’ll meet the Himba, or red people, the nomadic shepherds who call the region home. They are one of oldest tribes of Namibia and you’ll get an inside look into their amazing culture and history as we journey into a small village near Bloemfontein in the Kaokoveld surrounded by Makalah palm trees and dry riverbeds.
Plateau of Etendeka
In the morning we’ll hike the Etendeka Plateau. Here you can learn more about the local wildlife and how the stunning volcanic Etendeka mountains were formed. In the afternoon, we’ll have a safari to meet the big animals that live around the site including elephants, rhinoceros, lions, antelopes, zebras and giraffes.
Etosha National Park
Today you will cross into the Etosha National Parks, one of the most stunning in all of of southern Africa. This is the real Namibia safari that you journeyed so far for. These plains are filled with animals from elephants to rhinoceros, zebras and gazelles and their fearsome predators, cheetahs and gazelles. Be sure to get an early start because of the heat, animals usually are more active in the earlier parts of the day. As we journey across the major sites on our Namibia 4×4 tours, you’ll get to see so much , wildlife. As the temperature climbs during the day, we’ll take a rest in one of the three camps, Okaukuejo, Namutoni or Halali, where we can rest before we go searching for new animal experiences. In the evening, we recommend you explore the watering holes where you can see more animal activities at night. What an adventure !
Etosha National Park
You can’t see it all in one day. Today, you will have a full day of Namibia safari. We begin at sunrise and you’ll have countless opportunities to experience the huge variety of wildlife of Etosha.
You will have one last morning safari before we head to Grootfontein. Along the way, we will check out Tsumeb and Otjikoto Lake, which is the largest permanent natural lake in Namibia. We’ll arrive in the area of Roy’s Camp and Fiume Lodge, where you can check out the many wonderful features of the local area.
Along with our guides, we will have the opportunity to go the Living Museum of Ju / ‘Hoansi-San. Here you can learn about the San way of life where you can discover their traditions of hunting, gathering good, searching for water, making bows and traps, building fires by hand and so much more. It’s your opportunity to see living history !
As we make our way back to the capital and wind up our Namibia tours, we can stop at Okahandja, the largest handicraft market in the country and the best place to buy authentic Namibian crafts.