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Namibia self drive trip. Complete one month itinerary

We spent 8 weeks in Namibia driving all over the country from Fish River canyon in the South to Epupa Falls in the North as well as Caprivi Strip all the way to Chobe National park in Botswana and Vic Falls in Zimbabwe.  In this article we’d like to share our experience and give you some ideas for planning a road trip in Namibia as well as useful tips and recommendations. This self-drive itinerary can be broken down to separate parts and adjust to different travel periods from one week to one month.

Namibia self drive map

Complete road trip route: Noordoewer – Ai-Ais – Fish River canyon view point – Luderitz – Sesriem – Swakopmund – Cape Cross – Hentiesbaai – Brandberg – Outjo – Etosha park – Kamanjab – Palmwag – Opuwo – Ovahimba Living museum – Epupa Falls – Ruacana – Ondangwa – Tsumeb – Grootfontein – Rundu – Divundu (Ngepi campsite) – Kongola – Katima Mulilo – Ngoma border (Botswana) – Kasane – Ngepi campsite – Grootfontein – Otavi – Otjiwarongo – Waterberg – Dinosaur’s Footprints campsite – Omaruru – Spitzkoppe – Windhoek – Mariental – Keetmanshoop – Noordoewer. 

Total distance 7488km

Planning a trip through Namibia

We’re perfectly aware that most travelers won’t have as much time as us to explore Namibia and will have to choose between different places and “sacrifice” some of them since there are too many. Here are our ideas on what you can skip and what is a must visit, please, don’t take it too serious it’s only our opinion if you want to see a place go there and don’t listen to anybody. Check our entries Top 10 places in Namibia it can help to plan your journey. Namibia tourism website has a lot of useful information on the country and places of interest.

What is the best season for traveling Namibia?

Depending on what you want to see and do in Namibia.

If you want to see many animals in Etosha park the dry season between April and October is the best time. The drier it is the better for animal watching, due to lack of water many animals come to waterholes all you need to do is just sit in your car and wait.

If you want to hike Fish River canyon or any other hiking routes Namibian winter, May – September, is the best time.

To see Epupa Falls is better in the rainy season, December – March, when there is a lot of water.

Practical information for planning a self drive safari

  • Left side driving (like in Australia, England, South Africa).
  • Local currency Namibian dollar (NAD) linked to South African Rand (ZAR) both (NAD1=ZAR1) are equally used in Namibia. Exchange rate USD1=NAD13 in March 2017.
  • Camping is the best way to travel Namibia, campsites can be found everywhere and it’s the most budget accommodation option. 
  • English language is spoken everywhere, in certain areas Afrikaans and German.
  • Power plugs are 220V type M the same as in South Africa.
  • Drinking water. In some areas you can drink tap water but it doesn’t taste nice, too much chlorine, in some areas tap water isn’t potable. You can refill water at some supermarkets (SPAR).
  • Tropical diseases. Malaria (depends on season) in the North East (Caprivi) region.
  • Visa. Citizens of most countries get 90 days visa free on arrival.
    Namibian outlets and plugs, type M

    Namibian/Botswana outlets and plugs, type M

What to skip when traveling across Namibia

  • First of all Namibian cities and towns there are some nice like Swakopmund but it’s still just a town you can see them everywhere rather spend more time exploring Namibian nature.
  • Luderitz, the main thing here is ghost town Kolmanskop and it was nice to see it but it’s quite out of the way doesn’t matter from where you coming so if you short in time we’d say skip it.
  • Windhoek, don’t plan to much time for it, actually one day will be enough to drive or walk around and see some places unless you want to visit some game farms around the city.
  • Swakopmund, is probably the nicest town in Namibia I can see why tourists like but than staying in the town itself explore nearby places. Go to flamingo colony in Walvis Bay, climb Dune 7, visit Moon Valley etc.

Must see places in Namibia

  • Definitely Sossusvlei, probably the most famous and visited place in Namibia.
  • Etosha, one of the best National parks in Africa (not during rainy season).
  • Cape Cross Seal reserve, there are not that many places in the world where you can see 30 000 seals from that close.
  • Fish River canyon, the second biggest canyon in the world, impressive and stunning.
  • Caprivi region and Okavango river, very different form the rest of Namibia, with amazing wild life.

What was the most difficult on this road trip?

It was our first long car journey we used to travel only with our backpacks so for us it was difficult to spend so much time sitting in the car. Don’t know how people drive across Africa but we after almost two months in Namibia were quite tired of sitting. As an option you can bring a yoga mattress with you and do some stretching after a long day of driving.

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Sossusvlei, Namibia

 Namibia self drive budget, 30 days, 2 people

  • Petrol (our main expense, NAD11-11,5 per 1l, average consumption 11km per 1l) – NAD8800/US$648
  • Accommodation (27 nights camping, 2 nights in the car) – NAD7000/US$516
  • Food and drinks (we rarely ate out, mostly cooked) – NAD5400/US$398
  • Entrance fees (National parks) – NAD1705/US$126
  • Other (car fees, activities etc.) – NAD1108/US$82

Total: NAD24013/US$1770 or average NAD400/US$30 per person per day.

Where to take photos with old cars in Namibia? 

  1. Canon (Canyon) Roadhouse (16km from Fish River canyon viewpoint and Hobas campsite), many old cars in the garden and in the bar, some with trees or plants growing through them.
  2. Chamieites or Chamaites (85km from Keetmanshoop on the way to Fish River canyon and Noordhoewer), a food stop with three or four nice old rusted cars in the yard.
  3. Solitaire lodge (50km from Sesriem on the way to Swakopmund), quite a few big and small cars around the restaurant area.

Canyon Roadhouse, a nice spot for taking photos.

Canyon Roadhouse, a nice spot for taking photos. 

Namibia one month travel itinerary

Day 1. Noordoewer – Ai-Ais (Namibia road trip, Week 1)

Noordoewer – Ai-Ais, 118km, 2h30min.

The border post at Noordoewer opened 24 hours so you can cross it any time, it takes not more than 20 min. to finish all formalities on both sides.

Things to see

  • Orange river, kayaking, swimming in the river.
  • Beautiful desert scenery on the way to Ai-Ais.

Places to stay

  • If you arrived a bit late than rather stay at Amanzi camp, near Noordoewer, NAD140/US$10 pp. We camped here on the way back and absolutely loved this place!
  • Ai-Ais is a fancy resort with hot springs at the end of Fish River canyon. The place was ok but we won’t stay here again, too expensive NAD190/US$13,5 pp for camping.
  • Hobas camp, NAD170/US$12 pp, 10km from the canyon view point (entrance fee to the view point is not included in camping price).
  • Canon (Canyon) Roadhouse, NAD175/US$12,5 pp for camping.

Day 2. Ai Ais – Luderiz

Ai Ais — Fish River canyon view point – Aus – Luderiz, 464km, 7h.

A long day of driving on the gravel road with beautiful scenery, two photo stops (Canon Roadhouse and Chamieites food stop) with picturesque old cars. But most of the drive a lot of nothing.

Things to see

  • Fish River canyon view point is a must see. To drive to the view point you pay NAD60-80/US$4,5 per person, plus NAD10/$0,7 per car. It’ll take 1 hour or so to drive to and back and take some photos. For more adventurous souls we’d recommend Fish River canyon hike, 4-5 days, amazing experience to hike the second biggest canyon in the world.
  • Wild horses near Aus, watch for the sign.

Places to stay

  • We stayed at Riders backpackers hostel in Luderitz, NAD110/US$8,5 pp for dormitory, NAD300/US$23 for double (shared bathroom).
  • Shark island campsite, NAD150/US$10.
Fish River canyon from the view point

Fish River canyon from the view point. 

Day 3. Luderitz

Driving around Luderitz and its surroundings, 50km, 5 hours

Things to see

  • Kolmanskop, a Ghost Town
  • Diaz point
  • Grosse Bucht (Big bay), penguins, pelicans and flamingos
  • Shark Island
  • Catamaran tour to Halifax island
  • Goerke haus, Felsenkirche (church of the rock), Deutsche Africa bank, the Railway station, Old Post office etc.
Kolmanskop, ghost town, Luderitz

Kolmanskop, ghost town, Luderitz. 

Day 4. Luderitz – Sesriem

Luderitz – Aus – Sesriem, 465km, 7h.

Long distances between petrol stations and food stops, make sure to fill  your tank and to buy enough water.

Things to see

  • Wild animals; springboks, wild horses, gemsboks, zebras on the way.

Places to stay

  • Sesriem campsite, NAD200/US$14
  • Sossus Oasis campsite, NAD180/US$13
  • We slept in the car, 5km away from the entrance

Day 5. Sesriem

Sesriem — The Elegant Desert lodge, 50km, 50min.

Very early start if you want to catch sunrise from Dune 45 and long day of driving between stunning red dunes of the park. Take some snack or sandwiches, water, sun glasses, hat and sunscreen by 10am it’ll be very hot and sunny.

Things to see at Sossusvlei

  • Deadvlei
  • Big Daddy dune
  • Dune 45
  • Sesriem canyon. 

Places to stay

  • The Elegant Desert lodge, NAD107/$7,5 pp camping
  • Solitaire Lodge, NAD150/US$11 pp camping

Spectacular shapes and colors of Sossusvlei Dune 45 with sunrise.

Day 6. Sesriem – Swakopmund 

The Elegant Desert lodge – Solitaire — Swakopmund, 300km, 4h.

Beautiful scenery drive with very few food and petrol stops.

Things to see

  • Kuiseb Pass
  • Tropic of Capricorn (not far from Solitaire, watch for the sign)
  • Dune 7 and sunset from its top

Places to stay

  • Skeleton Beach backpackers, NAD120/US$8,5 pp camping incl. breakfast
  • Mile 4 Caravan park, NAD120/US$8,5 pp camping
  • Sophia Dale Base Camp, NAD125/US$9
  • Desert Sky backpackers, NAD160/US$11,5 pp camping

Day 7. Swakopmund 

Swakopmund and surroundings, 70km. Driving around to see some nature wonders, stop for a coffee in one of the cafes and chill after a long day at a bar drinking German beer.

Things to see

  • Flamingo colony in Walvis Bay
  • Dune 7, sandboarding, dune buggy, sunset watching
  • Moon Valley, 20km from Swakopmund
  • The Woermann Tower, the Hohenzollern Haus, the Kristall Galerie, Jetties, Swakopmund museum.
Flamingos colony in Walvis Bay

Flamingos colony in Walvis Bay.

Day 8. Swakopmund – Cape Cross (Traveling through Namibia, Week 2)

Swakopmund — Henties Bay – Cape Cross seal reserve, 122km, 1h30min. Beautiful drive along the coast with a couple of wrecks on the way and many fishing spots.

Things to see

  • Skeleton coast
  • Ship wrecks, e.g. Zeila
  • Cape Cross Seal reserve

Places to stay

  • Cape Cross lodge/campsite, NAD100/$7 pp for camping.
Cape Cross seal colony

Cape Cross Seal Reserve. Seal babies are super cute!

Day 9. Cape Cross – Brandberg

Cape Cross – Hentiesbaai – Brandberg (The White Lady lodge), 232km, 3 hours. If you have time you can make a small loop and drive through Spitzkoppe (164km), a beautiful area with huge boulders, rock pool and amazing night sky. We went there later on the way down.

Things to see

  • The White Lady rock paintings
  • Ugab River Valley
  • Desert elephants

Places to stay

  • We camped at White Lady lodge, NAD110/$8,5 pp camping, plus NAD30/$2,5 per car
  • Brandberg Rest camp (Uis), NAD150/US$10,5

Day 10. Brandberg – Etosha 

White Lady – Outjo – Etosha (Mopane Village lodge), 315km, 3h30min.

Things to see

  • Vingerklip, 35m high pillar of rock

Places to stay

  • We camped at Mopane lodge (Anderson gate), NAD150/$11 per person
  • There are a couple of campsites in Etosha, e.g. Namutoni, Olifantsrus, prices start from NAD250/US$18 pp for camping.

Day 11. Etosha

Mopane Village lodge – Etosha – Mopane Village lodge, 80km, 7 hours

Entrance fee to Etosha for NAD80/US$5,5. A long day of driving around and spotting animals, take some food and water with.

What can you see in Etosha?

Pretty much all African animals; lions, hyenas, leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, many different antelopes etc. But remember if you visit it during rainy season your chances to see animals get smaller.

Zebras at Etosha National park. Top 10 places in Namibia

Zebras in Etosha National park. 

Day 12. Etosha – Palmwag

Etosha – Kamanjab – Palmwag (Khowarib lodge), 365km, 5h30min. Scenic drive through Grootberg pass with stunning view over the area.

Things to see

  • Grootberg pass (1640m)
  • Giant termite nests

Places to stay

  • We camped at Khowarib lodge, NAD150/US$11
  • Palmwag lodge, NAD180/US$13

Day 13. Palmwag – Ovahimba Living museum

Palmwag – Opuwo – Ovahimba Living museum/Omungunda campsite, 200km, 3h30min.

Not a very long drive to Opuwo, honestly not the best town but has some supermarkets, petrol stations and ATMs. There are two lodges right in the town but we’d recommend to drive further or if you have time to go all the way to Epupa falls (140km more) and stay at the river.

Things to see

  • Giant termite nests
  • Herero people in their traditional dresses
  • Ovahimba living museum, a real Himba people village
  • Giant baobab tree at Ovahimba museum

Places to stay

  • Opuwo Country lodge, NAD160/US$11,5
  • Epupa Falls Guest house
  • Omungunda campsite (Ovahimba village), NAD110/US$8
Beautiful Himba children, Ovahimba living museum

Beautiful Himba children, Ovahimba living museum. 

Day 14. Ovahimba – Epupa Falls

Ovahimba Living museum – Epupa Falls, 140km, 2h. The road is quite bad sometimes but the scenery is beautiful valley surrounded by green hills with Himba villages here and there.

Things to see

  • Epupa Falls
  • Boat safari to spot hippos and crocodiles
  • Himba people

Places to stay

  • Epupa Falls lodge/campsite, NAD120/US$9 pp for camping, we liked this place
  • Omarunga lodge, NAD150/US$11
Epupa Falls, Northern Namibia

Epupa Falls, Northern Namibia

Day 15. Epupa Falls – Ondangwa (Crossing Namibia by car, Week 3)

Epupa Falls – Ruacana – Oshakati – Ondangwa, 419km (474km if you drive through Opuwo), 6-7h.

Don’t drive along the river the road is terrible there rather go to Ruacana through Opuwo. Quite a long drive with not much to see on the way.

Things to see

  • Ruacana Falls (or what left from it) and Ruacana Dam

Places to stay

  • Ondangwa rest camp, NAD110/US$8

Day 16. Ondangwa – Grootfontein 

Ondangwa – Tsumeb – Grootfontein (Meteorite campsite), 322km, 3h.30min.

Don’t miss beautiful sinkhole one of the few permanent lakes in Namibia, it’s estimated depth 145m.

Things to see

  • Otjikoto lake, 20km from Tsumeb and 100m from B1
  • Hoba Meteorite, the largest meteorite in the world

Places to stay

  • We camped at Meteorite campsite, NAD100/US$8 pp, very nice place
  • Tigerquelle campsite, NAD95/US$8 pp
Hoba Meteorite, Grootfontein

Hoba Meteorite, Grootfontein.

Day 17. Grootfontein – Divundu (Caprivi road trip)

Meteorite campsite – Grootfontein – Rundu – Divundu – Ngepi campsite, 471km, 4h30min.

The scenery changes once you start driving up North towards Caprivi, greenish fields, bushes and some trees.

Things to see

  • Popa Falls, in fact just a small rapid on the river
  • Okavango river with hippos, crocodiles and many birds
  • Walk around Ngepi campsite and explore its amazing
  • Do a boat tour to spot many hippos and some crocodiles

Places to stay

  • Ngepi campsite, NAD150/US$11 pp. for camping. This is the best campsite we’ve stayed in Namibia, definitely worth of coming and staying for a couple of days. 
  • River Dance lodge, NAD150/US$11 pp camping
  • Popa Falls lodge, NAD150/US$11 pp camping
Hippos, Caprivi Strip, Namibia

Hippos, Caprivi Strip, Namibia

Day 18. Mahango National park

Ngepi – Mahango National park – Ngepi, 60km, 4-5 hours

Things to see in Mahango park

  • Giant baobab tree
  • Wild life; elephants, giraffes, springboks, kudus, buffaloes, wildebeests, warthogs, lions and many birds.
Giant baobab in Mahango National park. Caprivi road trip

Giant baobab in Mahango National park.

Day 19. Divundu – Katima Mulilo

Ngepi – Divundu – Kongola – Katima Mulilo – Caprivi Houseboat Safaris lodge, 329km, 4h.

Things to see

  • Elephants, springboks, ostriches can be spotted along the road while driving from Divundo to Kongola
  • Hippos, crocodile during a boat trip on the Zambezi River

Places to stay

  • Caprivi Houseboat Safaris lodge, NAD120/US$8,5
  • Kalizo lodge, NAD155/US$11
  • Island View lodge
Many elephants along the road having dinner.

Many elephants along the road having dinner.

Day 20. Katima Mulilo – Kasane

Katima Mulilo – Bukalo – Ngoma border post – Kasane (Botswana) – The Big Five Chobe lodge, 137km, 2h-2h30min.

Ngoma border cross is very easy and quick just make sure you don’t have any fresh meat in your coolerbox as you enter Botswana they do check cars carefully. Actually you are not supposed to bring anything fresh; meat, eggs, fruit and vegetables but they check mostly for meat. To enter Botswana with your car you pay NAD190/US$14 road tax.

Things to see

  • Some wildlife on the way to Kasane, e.g. elephants, springboks, warthogs
  • Ex Baobab-prison tree in Kasane

Places to stay

  • The Big Five Chobe lodge, BWP130/NAD160/US$12,5 pp
  • Kubu lodge for BWP85/US$8 pp for camping, the campsite was closed when we were there

Day 21. Chobe park

The Big Five Chobe lodge – Chobe (Sedudu Gate) – The Big Five lodge, 30km plus drive in the park, 7 hours.

Animals to see in Chobe

Lions, leopards, springboks, elephants, hippos, giraffes, hippos, warthogs, buffaloes, banded mongooses, roan antelopes, fish eagles, baboons and some other monkeys, zebras, wildebeests, crocodiles etc.

Caprivi road trip, Namibia

Huge excitement when these lions surprised us!

Day 22. Victoria Falls

A day trip to Victoria Falls, 7-8 hours, will cost you about US$100 pp. We didn’t go it was too expensive and we’d been there before.

Vic Falls from the bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe during dry season. Photo from our previous trip

Vic Falls from the bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe during dry season. Photo from our previous trip

Day 23. Kasane – Ngepi

Kasane – Katima Mulilo – Kongola – Divundu – Ngepi camp, 466km, 6h30min.

Instead of driving back the same way you can drive to Windhoek through Botswana, there are some interesting National parks and Okavango Delta. It was our original plan but due to very heavy rains parks were closed and roads flooded so we had to go back through Caprivi.

Things to see

  • Basically all you’ve already seen on the way to.

Places to stay

  • We were quite happy to stay one more night at Ngepi campsite

Day 24. Ngepi – Grootfontein

Ngepi camp – Divundu – Rundu – Grootfontein – Meteorite campsite, 471km, 4h30min.

Things to see

  • If you didn’t have time to see Hoba Meteorite on the way to you have one more chance.

Places to stay

  • We stayed again at Meteorite campsite.

Day 25. Grootfontein – Waterberg (Crossing Namibia by car, Week 3)

Meteorite campsite – Otavi – Otjiwarongo — Waterberg, 382km, 3h.

Things to see

  • Waterberg plateau, can do 1-2 hour hikes
  • Dyk Dyk (small deer) and warthogs running around the reception area of National park campsite
  • Sunset or sunrise from viewpoints

Places to stay

  • Waterberg National park campsite NAD160/US$12 pp, plus NAD130/$10 per site
  • Waterberg Plateau campsite, NAD170/$13 pp
  • We slept in the car next to the road.

Day 26. Waterberg – Dinosaur’s Footprints 

Waterberg – Dinosaur’s Footprints (campsite), 185km, 3h.

The road is quite bad especially if it rains a lot but as a compensation you can see many animals running around.

Things to see

  • Some wild animals on the way to the Footprints, like springboks, gemsboks, warthogs, ostriches.
  • Dinosaurs’ (Ceratosauria and Syntarsus) Tracks

Places to stay

  • Dinosaur’s Tracks campsite, NAD100/US$8, plus NAD20/US$1,5 entrance fee.

Day 27. Dinosaur’s Footprints – Spitzkoppe

Dinosaurus Footprints (campsite) – Omaruru – Spitzkoppe, 246km, 3h30min.

Things to see

  • Omaruru, the art capital of Namibia. Visit some galleries, drink coffee in Main Street cafe, see Franke Tower and Rhenish Mission church.
  • Spitzkoppe, a group of bald granite peaks
  • Big Sociable weaver birds’ nests

Places to stay

  • Spitzkoppe camp, NAD150/US$12


Day 28. Spitzkoppe – Windhoek

Spitzkoppe – Usakos – Karibib – Okahandja – Windhoek, 271km, 3h.

Things to see in Windhoek

  • Botanic garden (Mon-Fr, 8.00am-5.00pm, lunch time 1.00-2.00pm), admission free;
  • Christ’s Church (on the way to the garden);
  • Namibia Craft center;
  • Have lunch at Single Quarters in Katutura and see how locals cook meat on an open flame;
  • The Boiler room, night life of Windhoek, they have different programme every day, most shows start between 8-9.00pm.

Places to stay

  • Paradisegarden Backpackers, NAD100/US$8 pp, camping, we enjoyed staying here
  • Chameleon backpackers, NAD120/US$8,5 pp camping
  • Urban camp, NAD145/US$10,5

Day 29. Windhoek – Keetmanshoop

Windhoek – Rehoboth – Kalkrand – Mariental – Keetmanshoop, 494km, 5h.

This part is for those who drive back to South Africa, as an option you can visit these places on the way up as well after Fish River canyon.

Things to see

  • Giant’s Playgrounds
  • Quiver Tree Forest, NAD60/US$4 pp, plus 40/US$3 per car
  • Masosaurus Fossils, NAD150/US$11
  • Cheetahs, meerkats, many birds

Places to stay

  • Quivertree Forest camp, NAD130/US$9,5, beautiful place with many Quiver trees and perfect sunset view
  • Mesosaurus Fossil camp
Quiver Tree forest, Keetmanshoop

Quiver Tree forest, Keetmanshoop. 

Day 30. Keetmanshoop – Noordoewer

Keetmanshoop – Noordoewer, 300km, 3h30min.

We loved the scenery here, fantastic colors, a lot of empty space and nobody around.

Things to see

  • Two stops for photos with old cars; Chamieites (85km) and Canyon Roadhouse
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Orange river

Places to stay

  • Amanzi River camp, NAD140/US$10
  • Felix Unite camp, only for groups more than 8 people
Landscape on the way to Noordhoewer.

Landscape on the way to Noordhoewer. 

How to shrink this self drive itinerary?

If you don’t mind driving longer distances you can:

  • Day 3, stay in Luderitz for one night only and next morning go and visit Kolmanskop, the ghost town and from there drive to Sesriem.
  • Day 5, after visiting Sossusvlei drive all the way to Swakopmund, 350km. You probably won’t have time for taking photos and stopping a lot but it saves you one day. Probably you’ll be in time for sunset from Dune 7 so no need to drive here the next day.
  • On day 7, instead of staying in Swakopmund for the whole day you can visit flamingo colony in the morning, drive around the town a bit and keep driving to Cape Cross Seal Reserve.
  • Day 12, don’t stay in Palmwag go through the pass take some photos and keep driving to Opuwo, 575km.
  • Day 14, you can try to drive from Epupa Falls straight to Grootfontein without stay overnight at Ondangwa, it’ll be a long day of driving (741km) but there is nothing really to see on the way you.
  • On day 26, instead of staying at Waterberg you can just take some photos of the plateau from far and drive to Dinosaurs Tracks campsite, except for time you’ll save some money.

This way you can “save” 6 days and make your trip shorter, 24 days.

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Friday 20th of September 2019

Amazing trip! Thanks for sharing! I'll go to Namibia between July 2020, your experience will be definitely helpful. And I have an question... Can I decide which campsite to stay on the day I arrive in July (high season) ? Because there're always unexpexted surprises in the journey. Thank you~

Stingy Nomads

Friday 20th of September 2019

Hello, Claire! Thank you very much for the comment! We were in Namibia in the low season never had any problem with finding a place to camp I'm quite sure you'll be able to find a spot in most campsites on the route the only place where I'd recommend to book in advance is Etosha National park usually campsites inside National parks are pretty busy in season. Cheers!

Najmun Nahar

Sunday 23rd of June 2019

Just amazing!

Christiane winter

Saturday 16th of February 2019

So very useful for planning, and beautiful, too. Thank you very much!


Friday 18th of January 2019

This is a great guide to Namibia. We are planning to go in July but have recently been questioning it. We keep hearing about roadblocks where armed criminals will rob you when you stop your car, and other car related problems like accidents. How safe is it to travel around the country for a month? I would hate to miss this place over fear, but we are photographers with very expensive equipment (will insure it). Thanks!


Monday 15th of April 2019

How much did you spend on your vehicle and what type of vehicle did you get? I see you had car fees listed, but I'm guessing this wasn't the cost of the rental unless there is some magic to get it to $82/month. This appears to be quite an expense and I want to know what doing it on the cheap looks like. Thank you again!

Stingy Nomads

Monday 21st of January 2019

Hello Aaron, we traveled all over the country camping every night for 2 months and never had any problems. We also heard stories of people getting robbed at road blocks in the north, but never had a bad experience (we were stopped at road blocks and the officers were friendly and did routine vehicle document checks). The south with desert and very few people felt very safe. I think petty crime and should be your only concern, like in most third world countries, so just look after your stuff, lock the car, don't leave things on car seats. I can only tell you our experience which was great. Safe travels


Tuesday 18th of December 2018

I may have missed this, but car hire isn't factored into your cost breakdown. Did you hire a car, or drive your own? Am wondering how much that will put the costs up for such a trip.

Stingy Nomads

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

Hello, KP! We live in Cape Town we drove with our own car. If you rent a car for such a long period it'll add quite a bit to your budget. Good luck!

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