Trip One – 11th Oct to 26th Oct
Trip Two – 1st Nov to 16th Nov
Trip Three – 16th Dec to 1st Dec
Classic Namibia is our biggest trip but do not be put off by the high mileages. While driving in Namibia distances are easier to cover than almost any other country we’ve been to, mainly due to the good roads and lack of traffic. During the trip we will be driving Toyota Hi Lux and Ford Ranger 4×4 pick ups and visiting almost all of Namibia’s highlights.
Home to the highest sand dunes in the world and the world’s oldest driest desert Namibia also contains the deepest canyon in Africa. With a stable democratic government and one of the lowest crime rates in Africa, coupled with one of the world’s lowest densities of population plus an abundance of wildlife it is a perfect location for an adventure and a fantastic holiday destination.
Below is a sample of a few days taken from the itinerary –
Day 6 – Luderitz to Sossusvlei – 298 miles
First thing we take a tour of the old mining town of Kolmanskoop where the sand dunes have blown into the old buildings. Then it’s back the way we came for 45 miles before heading north to Sossusvlei.
Day 7 – Sossusvlei to Namib Desert – 114 miles
This is a really easy driving day. We’ll be up early to explore the largest sand dunes in the world. For the energetic there’s a walk up Big Daddy – the tallest. From there it’s a really short run to the next hotel. We should be there by about 2.00pm giving you the whole afternoon to relax by the pool.
Day 8 – Namib Desert to Swakopmund – 183 miles
Not a massive day but great driving to the second biggest (and coastal) town in Namibia. Known as the ‘playground’ you won’t be short of things to do. So much to do in fact that we are taking two complete days off so that you could spend one day busy (see below) and then the next day relaxing. We are staying in the best hotel in town, in fact possibly the best in Namibia.