The below is planned to guide you along one of the the more popular tour routes
allowing you access to the main attractions of the country. We have
arranged the tour giving a choice of time-frames, as this often is a
limiting factor as to how long and how far you can go, and how much you want to
can study the various routes and options and with this information you
will be able to plan a schedule that will allow you to get the best
value for your tour. You are welcome to email us with questions,
requests, comments and suggestions for improvement. It is only by
understanding your needs that we will be able to improve our service.
Windhoek to Etosha to Twyfelfontein to Uis to Swakopmund
14 to 16 Day Self-Drive Tour:
Should you want to visit all of the
attraction points on this route we consider a 14 day tour to be the minimum
practical time frame, but extra days can be added to suite your personal
schedule. The route makes use of tarred and gravel roads in a ratio of about 50
/ 50. There is a
lot to do and see and you should estimate about 2000 km driving. The distances
indicated in the side table do not include around town and detour driving.
Day 01 is counted as the day you arrive Windhoek Airport and...
Day 14 is counted as the day you depart Windhoek Airport.
If adding extra days:
1 day we recommend you extend your stay at the Etosha
2 day we recommend you extend your stay at Twyfelfontein
Day 1: Arrive Windhoek Airport. Collect vehicle, drive to
accommodation and book in. You have the options of self guiding in
Windhoek or taking a half-day guided tour. Some tourists prefer to leave their
Windhoek site-seeing until the end of their tour when they return to Windhoek.
Day 2: Drive to (+- 92km / 1,5hr) Okahandja with a relaxing
stay-over and overnight Gross Barmen Resort
Day 3: Drive to (+- 210km / 2,5hr) Waterberg Plateau Resort,
Day 4: Visit Otjiwarongo Crocodile Ranch. Drive to Otavi - Grootfontein and visit the Hoba Meteorite
(optional - Gaub Cave). Driving distances (+-380km 8hr including site-seeing time) overnight Tsumeb
Day 5: Visit Tsumeb Museum, Lake Otjikoto arriving in Etosha,
Driving distances (+- 140km 4hr including site-seeing time) overnight Namutoni.
Day 6: In Etosha overnight Okaukuejo for night time game
viewing at waterhole.
Day 7: Depart Etosha mid-morning. Drive to (+-220km 3hr) and
Day 8: Drive to Petrified Forest, Twyfelfontein area, (+- 180km /
6hr including site-seeing) organ pipes, burnt mountain. overnight
Day 9: Visit Twyfelfontein area. Depart mid-day, Drive to Uis (+-180km
/ 8hr including site-seeing) visit White Lady of Brandberg overnight Uis
Day 10: Drive to Cape Cross, Henties Bay, (285km / 5hr including
site-seeing) arrive afternoon and overnight
Day 11: Dolphin Cruise morning tour, Walvis Bay Wetlands , overnight Swakopmund
Day 12: Living Desert morning tour, afternoon Museum, Aquarium,
and town, overnight Swakopmund
Day 13: Morning, Moon Landscape/Welwitschia,
afternoon Crystal Gallery, Snake Park overnight Swakopmund
Day 14: Morning drive to Windhoek and airport (+- 403km / 5hr).
Tour Routes Intro
Gravel Road Driving: Some tourists prefer to rent sedan cars, but for long distance driving on gravel roads you should
consider the usability of the more robust 2x4 pick-up trucks and 4x4 pick-up
trucks having their load boxes fitted with canopies. For added security of your
luggage etc. it is preferable that the canopy be of the enclosed steel or
aluminium type with no windows. We recommend you carry emergency supplies of:
extra fuel. in Jerry-Cans, a minimum of 15lt of drinking water, food supplies,
an emergency medical kit.