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9 Days Budget Self-Drive Safari in Namibia

  • Windhoek - Namib Naukluft National Park - Swakopmund - Etosha National Park - Tsumeb

Breathtaking Safari Namibia

Karibu Africa Safaris offer you a 9-day self-drive safari in Namibia where you can visit some of Namibia's most amazing tourist destinations, especially Etosha National Park. Experience the thrilling game drives to see 114 animal species, several of which are rare and endangered, and some of the 340 bird species that call the park home. Let Karibu Africa Safaris organize your journey and make every moment becomes more valuable than your money worth!


  • Game drives
  • Namib Desert visit
  • Tsumeb Museum visit
  • 9 days' car rental with GPS
  • 8 breakfasts & 5 dinners
  • 8 nights' lodging
  • 1 travel pack
  • 8 activity days
  • English
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Your safari package includes 8 nights’ accommodations. These are your accommodations:

  • 1 night at Villa Verdi Guest House or similar on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Sossus Dune Lodge or similar on a double room bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre or similar on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night at Etosha Village or similar on a double room bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night at Mokuti Etosha Lodge on a double room bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night on the way to the Hosea Kutako Airport at Midgard Country Estate or similar on a double room bed and breakfast basis

Day 1: Windhoek

Upon your arrival at Hosea Kutako Airport (WDH), you will collect your rental car from the kiosk and head to Windhoek. Depending on your arrival time, you can spend the rest of your time for a sightseeing in Windhoek, and exchange your money if you need. Today, you will stay overnight at Villa Verdi Guest House or similar on a bed and breakfast basis. The time you check in to your accommodation, you will receive your travel documents with maps, vouchers, etc.

Day 2 and 3: Namib Naukluft National Park

From Windhoek, you will proceed to the red dunes of the Namib Desert. The driving will include some unpaved gravel road as well as mountain passes, so cautious driving is recommended. You can head towards Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei early to experience the magical sunrise over some of the highest sand dunes in the world. (The park gates only open at sunrise for people staying outside of the park). If you have enough time, visit Sesriem Canyon, which was carved through sedimentary rock over two million years ago by the Tsauchab River.

Day 4 and 5: Swakopmund

Start your journey north to Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia. You will pass the world-renowned settlement of solitaire, where Karibu Africa Safaris strongly recommend that you try the famous apple pie at Moose MacGregor’s Bakery. Once again, you will encounter some gravel roads and mountain passes on your journey north. You will spend 2 nights in Swakopmund, where you will have the opportunity to book a variety of optional activities, ranging from quad-biking in the dunes to dolphin and seal cruises.

Day 6: Etosha National Park

This morning, you will head to Etosha National Park, which remains one of the greatest wilderness areas on the African continent. Your travels today will mostly be on tarmac roads. Proclaimed in 1907, Etosha National Park gets its name from the large Etosha Pan, a vast shallow depression also referred to as 'the great white place of dry water'.

Day 7: Etosha National Park

Spend the day game driving inside the park as you head towards the park's eastern gate. As you drive through the park, you will be able to view some of the 114 animal species, several of which are rare and endangered, and some of the 340 bird species.

Day 8: Tsumeb

Leaving Etosha in the morning, your journey south takes you through the mining town of Tsumeb. The Tsumeb Museum, with its excellent display of the area’s minerals as well as Bushman and Himba artefacts, is well worth a visit. And if you are still looking for that special souvenir or gift for someone at home, a stop at the woodcarvers' craft market in Okahandja is recommended.

Day 9: Departure

Head to Hosea Kutako Airport (WDH), leaving plenty of time to return your rental vehicle before your connecting flight.

Your safari will take place in Namibia. You will visit some amazing places in Namibia and drive along Windhoek, Namib Naukluft National Park, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, and Tsumeb.

  • Dolphin and seal cruises in Swakopmund
  • Quad-biking in Swakopmund
  • 1 travel pack including maps, directions, vouchers, etc.
  • 5 dinners
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • 9 days' car rental (group K - Hyundai ix35 or similar including GPS)
  • Game drives
  • Namib Desert and Tsumeb Museum visits
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 40 days before arrival.


  • Review by A traveler from The Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "We were a Little sceptic as we booked a group travel through KRAS in Holland and we have done several safaries in South Africa. Our fantastic guide Godson Mwangame knew all the right places at the right time and gave us the National Geographic feeling for 10 days in a row. Absolutely fabulous."

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  • Review by a traveler from Conwy, United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "We had a fantastic time on our safari, it was just what we needed after climbing Kilimanjaro. We can't fault the service we received. Our guide, Kasimba, was a complete star, with a brilliant sense of humor and very knowledgeable, which is just what we needed. The accommodation was superb, and we were very happy. We would definitely recommend this company to anyone thinking of doing a safari."

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  • Review by a traveler from Copenhagen, Denmark
    9 out of 10

    "Karibu Africa Safari is highly recommended. All our questions were answered very fast. The prices are very fair and everything is taken care of for you! The three nights we spent in and around Arusha was at fantastic little hotels with magnificent service. Our tour guide, Christmas, was amazing both personally and professionally. I would highly recommend this tour operator to anyone who asks for a safari."

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  • Review by a traveler from Hong Kong
    9 out of 10

    "My husband, I and my two grown up children traveled to Tanzania for a 9-day trip. We traveled from Hong Kong to Addis Ababa to Dar Es Salaam. It was my first trip with my children to an East African country. I heard a lot about the safaris, but had never experienced it before. It was our 25th wedding anniversary, so we wanted to celebrate it during the safari. We had a perfect holiday as Karibu Africa Safaris made everything so easy for us. In the initial planning stage, the communication was very good. Everything was well planned. We stayed at Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti Park. All the accommodations were fantastic. We had a glitch free holiday. Our tour guide was Ridwan, who was extremely courteous and polite. He did not rush us into anything. He was extremely patient and very knowledgeable. He took us to all the right spots to see the animal and explained a lot about them. He took care of us. The holiday became more memorable because of him too. A person like him is an asset to the company. I will definitely recommend Karibu Africa Safaris to our friends in Hong Kong, as they gave us a very good value for money and we did not feel that we were paying extra anywhere."

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