The Ultimate 16 Day Road Trip Through Namibia

Complete 16 Day Self Drive Itinerary Through Namibia

The Ultimate 16 Day Road Trip Through Namibia

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Road Trip Highlights

Namibia

4x4

16 days

2564 km

  • Hike or drive to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Huab riverbed area.
  • Spot desert-adapted wildlife such as lions, elephants, and giraffes in the remote Hoanib riverbed, camp in the beautiful wilderness.
  • Visit the Etosha Pan, spot a variety of wildlife at the numerous waterholes in the park, and enjoy stunning sunsets over the African bush.
  • Visit the Himba people in the town of Opuwo to learn about their unique culture and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sesfontein.
  • Explore the unique rock formations and ancient San rock art at Spitzkoppe, and enjoy stargazing at night.
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Toine IjsseldijkNetherlands FlagNetherlands

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Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 Safari Camper

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Arrive at Hosea Kutako International Airport and drive to Spitzkoppe for 1 night. You will explore the unique rock formations and ancient San rock art at Spitzkoppe and enjoy stargazing at night. 313 Spitzkoppe
Day 2 Drive to Rhino Trust Camp in the Doros area for 1 night. On the way, you will visit the Cape Cross Seal Colony and explore the unique geology of Twyfelfontein, where you can see ancient rock engravings. 198 Rhino Trust Camp
Day 3-4 Drive to Huab riverbed in De Riet via Twyfelfontein for 2 nights. You will camp in the peaceful Huab riverbed. Explore the beautiful landscapes of the Huab riverbed area, spot wildlife such as giraffes and baboons, and enjoy the tranquility of camping in the wilderness.. 272 Huab riverbed
Day 5 Drive to Opuwo via Sesfontein for a 1 night stay at Opuwo Country Hotel Campsite. 340 Opuwo Country Hotel Campsite
Day 6 Drive to Hoanib riverbed via Sesfontein for 1 night. You will spot desert-adapted wildlife such as lions, elephants, and giraffes in the remote Hoanib riverbed and camp in the beautiful wilderness. 180 Hoanib riverbed
Day 7-8 Stay in Purros at the Ngatutanga Campsite for 2 nights. You will visit the remote Himba village of Epupa Falls, explore the rugged landscapes of the Purros Conservancy, and spot desert-adapted elephants and lions. 78 Ngatutanga Campsite
Day 9 Drive to Palmwag Concession for 1 night of wild camping. You will enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Palmwag Concession. 210 Palmwag Concession
Day 10 Drive and enter Etosha National Park and stay at Olifantsrus Campsite for 1 night. You will spot a variety of wildlife, such as lions, elephants, and rhinos. 230 Olifantsrus Campsite
Day 11-12 Drive to and stay at Okaukuejo Campsite in Etosha National Park for 2 nights. You will visit the Etosha Pan and spot a variety of wildlife at the numerous waterholes in the park. 128 Okaukuejo Campsite
Day 13-15 Drive to and stay at Halali Campsite in Etosha National Park for 3 nights. You will explore the park further, spot more wildlife, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the campsite. You will also have the opportunity to see black rhinos at night at the Halali waterhole. 70 Halali Campsite
Day 16 Drive from Etosha National Park to Hosea Kutako International Airport for departure back home. 545 Hosea Kutako International Airport

Photo Gallery

Giraffes at Purros, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Elephants in the Hoanib riverbed area, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Lions in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Spitzkoppe in Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Springbok in Palmwag, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Traditional Himba village in Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Giraffes at Purros, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Elephants in the Hoanib riverbed area, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Lions in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Spitzkoppe in Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Springbok in Palmwag, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Traditional Himba village in Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk

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