Namibia´s Desert Breeze

Journey to Namibia´s Natural Wonders: vast desert landscapes, canyons & mountain outcrops - a paradise for nature lovers, adventurers and photographers!

Your African Journey starts here

15 Days Self drive Itinerary:
Desert Breeze

Our Namibia two-week itinerary takes you to the country’s south, where highlights like the Fish River Canyon, the ghost town of Kolmanskop, and the dunes of Sossusvlei are waiting to be explored.

Your African adventure begins in the vibrant city of Windhoek, a blend of modernity and African charm. As you venture south, the vastness of the Kalahari Desert will captivate you, offering soul-stirring sunsets and intimate encounters with desert wildlife during your 2-night stay.

Then you head further south and immerse yourself in the surreal beauty of Keetmanshoop’s Quiver Tree Forest and the enigmatic Giant’s Playground. A true playground for every nature lover and photographer. Prepare to be awe-struck as you gaze into the abyss of the Fish River Canyon, the world’s second largest canyon after the Grand Canyon, and spend 2 nights captivated by its sheer magnificence. You can honor hiking trails at the canyon rim and explore the special flora and fauna with knowledgeable guides. If you want to go for a full canyon hike, please let us know!

Your journey follows in the northern direction to Aus, your gateway to the historic Kolmanskop Ghost Town and the picturesque coastal town of Lüderitz, where time seems to stand still. It is also worth stopping at Garub to look out for the wild horses of Namibia.

Find serenity in the Tiras Mountains for a one-night stop-over, where stargazing becomes a mesmerizing experience, then venture into the spellbinding dunes of Sossusvlei, where towering dunes create an otherworldly landscape. Climb Dune 45 and explore the Dead Vlei and then head out for a horseback ride into the Naukluft Park or a relaxing Balloon ride over the Namib – it won´t get boring here.

A contrast to the rugged Namib desert is the coastal charm of Swakopmund, with its German architecture and adrenaline-pumping desert adventures, where you will spend two nights. Afterward, the  Erongo Mountains await, inviting you to unravel ancient secrets amidst the rocky terrain. Explore Spitzkoppe’s soaring granite peaks and experience the magic of the Erongo’s unique flora and fauna during your 2-night stay close to Omaruru.

As you journey full circle, return to Windhoek, with cherished memories of an adventurous expedition through Namibia’s diverse and awe-inspiring wonders. 

Overview of route

There's something for everyone

Browse through our compilations of hand-picked accommodations that we regularly visit to ensure we provide you with the best accommodation options for your holidays in Namibia


This accommodation package consists of an exquisite mix between luxurious safari tents, warm & friendly guest farms and 3-star lodges often including delicious dinner & breakfast options. We choose a Toyota Hilux or similar for your trip, which is an excellent choice, offering robust off-road capabilities and a bit more comfort than the Adventure Option.


A perfect blend of rustic but comfortable safari tents, typically family-owned guest farms, and friendly lodges. You will have self-catering options available for some nights and breakfast is included at most accommodations.
We choose a small 4x4 Suzuki Jimny, which is a compact and rugged vehicle that's well-suited for 2 people and normal amount of luggage.

Detailed Itinerary

This trip can be booked directly as described or can be adapted to individual wishes

Day 1 & 2

Windhoek & Kalahari

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Namibia! Upon landing in Windhoek, the shuttle will pick you up to collect your rental car. Before hitting the road south from Windhoek, you can treat yourself to one of the fantastic restaurants and prepare some snacks for the road. On your way south you will realize thee changing landscape. Embrace the captivating beauty of the Kalahari during your two-night stay, where tranquil sunsets, stargazing, and encounters with desert wildlife await you. Let the magic begin!

Adventure Accommodation

Kalahari Anib Camping2Go

The permanent tents are equipped with en-suite bathrooms and a fully kitted kitchen where you can enjoy a self-made dinner on the outside terrace. The perfect way of being immersed in nature. You can use the facilities at the nearby Lodge and take a dip in one of the pools or partake in one of the adventurous activities to explore the Kalahari desert.


Kalahari Anib Lodge

An oasis in the Kalahari desert, Kalahari Anib Lodge offers a down-to-earth stopover with rooms overlooking the open Kalahari savannah or a courtyard overlooking the pool area. Take a guided walk into the dunes and look out for Oryx, Giraffe and pause for Kalahari magic.

Day 3


Your road trip leads further south on a scenic road from the Kalahari to Keetmanshoop, where breathtaking landscapes and quiver trees dominate the surrounding area. Witness the transition from desert vistas to rugged terrains, making for an awe-inspiring drive. After a day of exploration, unwind in comfort with a stay close to Keetmanshoop. Experience the surreal Quiver Tree Forest and Giant’s Playground, making this destination a photographer’s paradise. 

Adventure Accommodation

Quiver Inn Guesthouse

The Quiver Inn Guesthouse is located in Keetmanshoop and therefore provides the perfect location to explore the Quiver-tree forest and Giants Playground nearby. The large and comfortable rooms also offer a kitchenette to prepare your own delicious meals.


Alte Kalkoefen Lodge

The Alte Kalköfen Lodge is situated between Lüderitz and Keetmanshoop and is a real hidden gem in Namibias South. On the way here you can visit the attractions of Keetmanshoop and enjoy a delicious meal with view of the desert river beds. 

Day 4 & 5

Fish River Canyon

Enjoy a scenic road journey from Keetmanshoop to the majestic Fish River Canyon, Africa’s largest canyon. Indulge in two unforgettable days at Gondwana lodges, savoring the canyon’s grandeur. Experience thrilling hikes along the rim, offering breathtaking panoramas, especially for sunrise & sunset. Head out for nature drives or hikes in this natural wonder. If you would like to hike within the Canyon, please contact us for further information.

adventure accommodation

Canyon Village

Around the central area, stone and thatch chalets are located next to quiver trees. With colourful details, the walls in the comfortable rooms as well as the lodge area tell stories of former times. Explore Fish River Canyon on a drive or hike and enjoy the most stunning sunset views.

Safari accommodation

Fish River Lodge

Fish River Lodge is the only accommodation situated directly on the western slope of the Fish River Canyon with wonderful views over the deep gorges. The private chalets blend perfectly into the surrounding landscape and are comfortably furnished in a modern style with natural materials. Here you can enjoy the sunrise over the canyon from the private terrace or watch millions of stars during the night.

Day 6 & 7

Lüderitz & Kolmanskop

Welcome to Klein-Aus Vista in Namibia! Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the desert landscape. Explore the enchanting town of Lüderitz, known for its charming German architecture and the intriguing ghost town of Kolmanskop. Witness the iconic wild horses galloping through the dunes, creating a mesmerizing sight. Prepare for an extraordinary adventure and unforgettable experiences in this unique corner of the world.

adventure accommodation

Desert Horse Inn

Located in Klein-Aus Vista, the Desert Horse Inn provides you with tranquility and warm, farm-style rooms and is still close to attractions like the costal town Lüderitz and the famous ghost town of Kolmanskop. The Desert Horses of Garub are just a stone’s throw away and after exploring the area you can enjoy the evenings at a cozy fireplace or veranda. 

safari accommodation

Eagles Nest

Privacy and reconnection with the beauty of nature is the main theme of these wonderful chalets. The rustic-appearing chalets offer private self-catering retreats and still have all the luxury needed to make your stay unforgettable. You also have the option to dine in the close by Desert Inn restaurant. Relax and watch eagles circling above the magnificent landscape surrounding you.

Day 8

Tiras Mountains

An exhilarating road trip from Klein Aus to the Tiras Mountains is waiting for you. Marvel at the ever-changing landscapes as you traverse through rugged terrains and vast wilderness. In the Tiras Mountains, discover a hidden gem for stargazers, boasting some of the clearest night skies in the world. Experience tranquility amidst this breathtaking mountain range, offering an unparalleled escape from the world’s hustle and bustle. It is the perfect overnight stay on your way further north to the Namib. 


At Kronenhof Self-Catering

The Kronenhof Lodge is located in a private reserve dominated by red sand and ancient volcanic soil close to Namib Naukluft Park. The self-catering chalets offer everything you need so you can have a typical Namibian braai with a view of the astonishing landscape where wildlife like giraffes and zebras roam freely.

Safari accommodation

At Kronenhof Lodge

The cozy double rooms are located close to the main area of the Kronenhof Lodge and each has its own patio welcoming you to enjoy stunning African sunsets. Wildlife like antelopes, giraffes and ostriches roam the reserve and you can also go for scenic e-bike drives or hikes.

Day 9 & 10

Namib & Sossusvlei

Get ready for an exhilarating journey from the Tiras Mountains to lodges near Sesriem Gate, on the doorstep of Namib-Naukluft National Park. Brace yourself for the ethereal landscapes of the Namib Desert with Dune 45, the most photographed scenery in Namibia. At Sossusvlei, hike deep into the desert to Deadvlei, a surreal salt pan surrounded by ancient dead trees. Prepare for sunrise hikes, exhilarating dune climbs, and unforgettable desert adventures. Oryx grazing nearby your lodge and special activities like horseback rides or hot air balloon rides can be organized.

Things to do in Sossusvlei


The Elegant Desert Lodge

The Elegant Desert Lodge is located just 40km from the entrance gate at Sesriem to visit the wonders of Sossusvlei. The comfortable rooms and the friendly Lodge area invite you to relax after an adventurous day at the dunes. Have a dip in the swimming pool to cool down or head out for the walking trails.

safari accommodation

Desert Homestead Lodge

Desert Homestead Lodge is waiting for you with a stylish and laid-back atmosphere and beautiful views from the chalets’ private decks. With a high standard of ecological sustainability, the lodge offers the perfect location for conscious reconnection to the natural wonders. of the Namib desert. Besides Sossusvlei, activities like horseback rides and hiking trails are waiting for you.

Day 11 & 12


Swakopmund is a charming, small coastal town at the wild Atlantic ocean. It is the perfect place to take a breath after all your adventures. Whether you want to relax at the promenade and try all the amazing cafes and restaurants or you aim to explore more of the desert and go for adrenalin-filled activities like quad biking or stand-up-paddleboarding in the rough ocean – Swakopmund has so much to offer.

On your way to the Erongo Mountains, we recommend to take thee route towards Hentiesbai, so that you can explore a small part of the Skeleton-Coast with abundant shipwrecks and a Seal-colony. 


Desert Sands B&B

These self-catering or B&B apartments are nestled in a central location within Swakopmund. All rooms are decorated in a coastal theme and have everything you might need. From Netflix, PlayStation to Alexa and a delicious breakfast opportunity, they offer everything you need to enjoy Swakopmund.

safari accommodation

Driftwood Guesthouse

Just 200m from the beach, this Guesthouse offers the perfect coastal gateway. It is also located within walking distance to the city center of Swakopmund, or you just rent one of the bikes to go on a city tour. The lovely decorated rooms have either sea- or garden views.

Day 13 & 14

Erongo Mountains

A geological wonderland is waiting for your last nights in Namibia – Erongo Mountains. Formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, giant granite boulders and interestingly formed outcrops have been formed. In this interesting area, antelopes, giraffes, and zebras but also leopards roam freely. Go hiking the famous Spitzkoppe, Namibia Matterhorn, take pictures of the otherworldly landscapes or visit the engravings of the San-Bushmen and learn in traditional villages more about the tribal culture of Namibia.


Omandumba Guestfarm

A typical Namibian farm within the Erongo Mountains – This is Omandumba Guestfarm. It is all about fascinating landscapes, nature experiences and exciting activities. You can choose between a familiar atmosphere in rustic bungalows or a down-to-nature accommodation in one of the cozy safari tents.

safari accommodation

Ai Aiba Rock Painting Lodge

Ai-Aiba Rock Painting Lodge is dramatically set against imposing granite boulders in the foothills of the Erongo Mountain range. Admire the magic of the breathtaking landscape through the large window fronts of the comfortable rooms. Enjoy the mystic colors of the setting sun with a choice of walking trails, sundowner tours and mountain bike trails.

Day 15

Windhoek & Flight Home

Celebrate your incredible journey on your last day as you drive back from the mesmerizing Erongo Mountains to Windhoek. Relish the freedom of the open road one last time before dropping off your rental car. Treat yourself to a delightful culinary experience at one of Windhoek’s top restaurants or explore the vibrant arts center before dropping off the rental car. The shuttle service will drive you to the airport so that you have a seamless journey back home. See you next time in Namibia!

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Optional activities

Nature Drive in the Kalahari Desert

@ Kalahari Anib Lodge

Wild Horses of Garub

Visit from Klein Aus Vista Horse Inn & Eagles Nest

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Namib-Naukluft Nationalpark

Learn about Tribal Cultures

@ AI Aiba Rock Painting Lodge, Omandumba Guetsfarm

Horseback Ride in the Namib Desert

@ Desert Homestead Lodge

Namibian Sundowner

Every Lodge located in a Nature Reserve

Canyon Rim Drive & Hikes

@ Canyon Village & Lodge

Little-5 Desert Tour


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Price packages

Adventure Package

High Season 2024
1600 per person
  • Accommodation like stated or similar
  • 4x4 Rental Car
    (e.g. Suzuki Jimny)

Safari Package

High Season 2024
2775 per person
  • Accommodation like stated or similar
  • 4x4 Rental Car
    (e.g. Toyota Hilux)

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