Self-Drive Namibia Holidays
Self-drive holidays to Namibia are a very popular, easy and affordable way to discover the natural beauty of Namibia.
Booking your self-drive Namibia holiday with us allows you the freedom to enjoy the open road and immerse yourself in this vast and remarkable country.
Depart at your leisure, stop when photo opportunities arise and meet the local people on a one to one basis.
Booking your Namibia self-dirve holiday with us means that you have the back-up and support of the most innovative and attentive 24/7 fly-drive & self-drive operator in the country.
With safety and comfort a priority on a self-drive in Namibia, we will always recommend a 4x4 vehicle. This gives you more ground clearance and is a tougher build of vehicle more suitable and practical for the terrain in Namibia.
The lodges you will stay in and the route you take will all be part of a carefully prepared and planned itinerary.
Drawing on our expertise, combined with your personal interests, preferences and budget, we can together plan the perfect Namibia self-drive itinerary to suit your interests and budget.
Namibia, more than any other African nation, lends itself to self-drive holidays.
Namibia's roads, even the gravel ones, are well maintained and easy to navigate.
Our expert ground operator’s staff, based in Windhoek spend quality time with each of our guests, talking over the route, providing marked road maps, further information, advice and necessary vouchers.
We insist that clients take delivery of the hire vehicle in the presence of their staff, to double check everything and ensure the vehicles' perfect condition.
Also included are two spare tyres as standard and rentals incorporate the most inclusive insurance cover available.
To ensure peace of mind, our partner in Namibia will advise all lodges of our client's routing and estimated arrival time.
Should you be running late, the lodges immediately inform us.
Our specialist ground handler are also the only company to supply all our clients with a mobile phone pre-programmed with the direct number of each lodge plus our 24-emergency contact details.
Safety is at the fore of all our planning, but should something untowards happen, you'll find that your inclusive, first call EVAC medical evacuation and treatment policy will be there to help you.
Child Seats and Baby booster seat regulations do not meet the same strict criteria as they do here in the UK.
Sizes vary enormously according to demand and it may be that you are given a child seat that may be too small or too big for your child. If in doubt and you plan a lot of travelling, it may be worth considering bringing your own seats where you know your children may feel most comfortable and secure.
Top Tips for Self-Driving:
On any road surface other than tar, never exceed 80km/hour. Normal range is 60km – 80km/h
BREAKING ON DIRT ROADS:
Never break hard, especially going into a corner
North of Swakop tend to dissolve in mist and get slippery
It is advisable to always drive with your headlights on
Never drive on unlit gravel roads after dark
Stop the car, engage 4x4, drive. Disengage after crossing.
Observe road trafﬁc signs, particularly those that indicate gentle or sharp curve ahead.
Always look out for animals, especially warthog on the side of the road
Always drive with your lights on.
Pull well off the road, keep lights on and wait.
Ephemeral rivers spring up quickly, wait until the ﬂow subsides.
Toyota 4x4 hi-lux double cab: Tar roads 2.2 bar, gravel roads 1.8 bar.
Always use the safety triangle provided and ﬁnd a ﬂat place to change a tyre.
LEFT HAND SIDE:
We drive on the left hand side of the road.
The driver, as well as all passengers in the vehicle need to wear their seat belts.
Ensure that daily average drive time don't exceed 5 hours.
Please carry enough cash to pay for your fuel as credit card payments are not accepted.
POLICE ROAD BLOCK:
Always stop. If ﬁned for any offence, insist on a receipt.
Extra drivers, Tom-Toms/Sat Navs, Child Seats / Baby booster seats are not included in the car rental agreement and will need to be paid for.