Dik Dik Self-drive Safari

Dik Dik Self-drive: In full

This is a great-value introduction to the deserts, mountains and coastline of central Namibia. Driving yourself gives you great independence and flexibility, whilst you stay in good guesthouses and lodges/guest farms which are full of character.

Starting straight away with time in Southern Kalahari, this journey continues to the flaming red dunes of the Namib's Sesriem/Sossusvlei area. The scenery changes again for the amazing drive across vast gravel plains of the northern Namib-Naukluft National Park before you arrive in the quaint, almost-Bavarian town of Swakopmund for two nights. This trip ends with two nights in the Central Highlands enjoying the beautiful landscape on foot.


Day 1

1 night at Eningu Clayhouse (half board) | Southern Namibia, Namibia

Eningu Clayhouse Lodge is located in Southern Namibia...On arrival at Windhoek, pick up your hire car and drive into the Southern Kalahari where you spend your first night on the outskirts of Windhoek at the charming Eningu Clayhouse Lodge.

Days 2-3

2 nights at Desert Homestead (half board) | Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Desert Homestead is situated in a stunning location...As you head into the Sesriem Area, take your time driving through the beautiful desert landscape and stop for photos along the way. Then spend a further two nights exploring the spectacular dune scenery in the Sossusvlei and Sesriem areas whilst staying at Desert Homestead.

Days 4-5

2 nights at Sam's Giardino (bed & breakfast) | Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia

Sams Giardino is reminscent of a Swiss chalet.Drive north to the quaint town of Swakopmund; surrounded by the desert and the sea it is a fun stop for two nights with plenty of restaurants, shops and historic buildings to wander around. Then take advantage of the morning kayaking in Walvis Bay, known as 'bird paradise', that is included whilst staying at Sam's Giardino.

Days 6-7

2 nights at Erongo Wilderness Lodge (half board) | Central Highlands, Namibia

Erongo Wilderness Lodge sits amongst huge granite whalebacks and boulders in the Erongo Mountains.Depart at your leisure and drive back into the Central Highlands to reach Erongo Wilderness Lodge. Spend the afternoon exploring the areas walking trails or relaxing by the pool. You then get to enjoy as many guided walks as you wish or perhaps a nature drive over the next two nights.

Day 8

Today we suggest an early start to make the drive back to Windhoek Airport in good time to drop off your rental car and connect with your onward arrangements.

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