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Northern Wanderer

7 day Self Drive - from £889

An unforgettable self-drive tour which takes you through Namibia’s northern lands, exploring the evocatively named Skeleton Coast, the rugged Damaraland region and the world acclaimed Etosha National Park.


  • Adventure town of Swakopmund
  • Etosha National Park
  • Skeleton Coast
  • Twyfelfontein region
  • Africat Foundation at Okonjima
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 & 2 - Swakopmund (350 kms)

Collect your car in Windhoek and travel west towards the coastal town of Swakopmund. You will travel via the small town of Usakos, once a railway hub but now a sleepy outpost. On your second day explore Swakopmund and its surroundings. Founded in German colonial times you will find a distinctly German influence remains to this day.

Hotel: Swakopmund Luxury Suites
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Skeleton Coast & Damaraland (400 kms)

Travel northwards along the Skeleton Coast, so named because of all of the ships that foundered in the treacherous waters. Enjoy the wonderful scenery along the way before heading inland past the Brandberg Mountain and onwards to Damaraland. Tonight stay in unique accommodation nestled within the boulder-strewn landscape. If you have time in the afternoon you can book a nature drive to go out in search of the desert adapted elephants that roam the region.

Hotel: Camp Kipwe
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 & 5 - Etosha National Park (420 kms)

This morning you may like to visit the famous ancient rock art site at Twyfeltontein, before continuing your drive to Etosha National Park for a two night stay.

Etosha is Namibia’s finest wildlife haven and surrounds a large salt pan lined with waterholes which support a wide variety of wildlife. Four of the ‘big 5’ are here, namely elephant, lion, leopard and rhino as well as cheetah, dik dik and numerous bird species.

The next day you can use your rental vehicle to go out on game drives using the park’s well maintained gravel roads, or you may like to book a guided open vehicle game drive through your lodge.

Hotel: Etosha Gateway Toshari
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Okonjima (250 kms)

Drive via the garden town of Otijiwarongo to Okonjima which is part of the Africat Foundation. Tonight you will stay on the reserve, famous for rescuing Namibia’s endangered cats. You can book a game drive to see cheetahs, lion and leopards close up.

Hotel: Okonjima Plains Camp
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7 - Windhoek (320 kms)

You may like to discover the town of Okonjima with its wartime military history, before completing your tour with the drive back to Windhoek. If you wish to take time to explore the capital ask your consultant to extend your stay here.

Meals: Breakfast

7 day Self Drive - from £889


  • Add extra nights in Windhoek, Etosha National Park, Swakopmund or any location en route
  • Upgrade to a larger utility vehicle from £165
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability. Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar standard. Car delivery charge payable locally.

Self Drive Holidays

Relaxed and enjoyable self drive touring. You can book this itinerary as it is or ask your Travel Consultant to add extra days in the places you choose.

Your self drive tour includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Meals as stated
  • Well planned route
  • Modern air-conditioned car (Group C)
  • Maps and information
  • Prebooked hotels
  • Flexible itinerary

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