Namibia is the ideal road trip country. Think wide open spaces. Think quiet roads and a unique and captivating country of diversity in between. Namibia is the perfect self-drive destination, where it's just as much about the journey as the destination and it's one that rivals the very best.
Collect your vehicle on arrival and drop it off again before you depart. Everything in between is what self-drive safaris are made of, and then some,because it doesn’t get better than this. Before you know it you’re out in open country and surrounded by Namibia’s beauty. From north to south, a Namibia self-drive safari will take you to see and experience it all on good gravel and tarred roads. Well sign posted with a map, GPS and driving directions, all you need do is follow the dusty road ahead and marvel at the wonder beyond.
Namibia is a great country for self-drive safaris. Everything about it is great including the distances and therefore the driving times between destinations too. This being part of her charm. It’s all about the journey, where the journey is as enjoyable as the destinations and highlights themselves. Go at your own pace. Take it slow to take it all in. There’s loads of it and this is what makes a holiday in Namibia so special.
With little traffic, easy driving and vast landscapes, the only ‘getting lost’ you’ll be doing is in the endless views. It’s no wonder that up to 75% of all visitors opt for an independent self-drive safari.
Here’s why Namibia is the best self-drive destination in Africa:
Well maintained roads – both gravel and tarred makes for easy driving.
Namibia is one of the safest countries in Africa.
There are suitable accommodation options of different standards near the highlights at each destination throughout the country.
With little rainfall most of the country is easily accessible by road year round.
It’s void of traffic. You can travel for hours without seeing another vehicle on the road.
Namibian’s are friendly people. Stop to ask for advice. Make friends with the locals.
Easily tailored to your budget. A self-drive safari is an affordable way to adventure and explore the very best of Namibia including the main highlights on a circular route.
NTS and the car hire company are on hand 24/7 for in-country support.
Explore on your own or book activities with lodge guides to get the best of both worlds.
Talk to a Travel Expert to plan your Namibian self-drive adventure.