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Self Drives - Namibia

Self drives are an increasingly popular means of travelling around Southern Africa. Many people prefer the self drive option since it allows you more freedom and independence on your travels. Explore the country or countries at hand at your own whim and pace, like a true traveller, behind the wheel of your own or rental vehicle. The self drive touring option is also one of the most cost-effective ways to tour. At Jambo Safari we understand that coach tours work for some people, but that others prefer the freedom to drive themselves and to have a specially tailored tour that fits their requirements. That is why Jambo Safaris are experts in self drives. Our self drives in Africa have been created with one eye on experience and the other on practicalities; we've included as many highlights as possible on the itineraries without making you drive for days on end to see them - there's plenty of time to relax and explore. Jambo Safaris’ services and expertise incorporate the diversity that Southern Africa has to offer, while ensuring that you will get to experience your dream trip. Our experienced tour designers will firstly listen to what you have in mind for your trip and then, taking factors such as available travel time, budget and the type of experience you would like to have into consideration, we will make up a self drive practical itinerary to suit you. Jambo Safaris self drives are designed with you in mind, meaning days will commence at you desired pace, with entertainment and activities of your choice and accustomed to your specific needs. At Jambo Safari we are passionate about our service and offer our clients something a little more personal, by personally selecting the locations and properties that we utilize and visit them regularly. From the comfort of your own vehicle, let us guide you on a journey to discover the vibrant lands that lies just beyond your door step.
Featured Tours
Any of the below mentioned tours can be customized to fit your specific needs or preferences.

Treasures of Namibia

Duration: 12 Days
Highlights include:
  • Swakopmund: Palm-lined streets, seaside promenades, fine accommodation, a pleasant summer climate and decent beaches. This seaside town showcases its German origins in its European-style colonial architecture, the complete opposite of the landscape of the Namib Desert.
  • Brandberg Mountain: A notable landmark for early Namibian explorers was a soaring mass of granite, known as The Brandberg. The 'fire mountain', is so called because of the effect created by the setting sun on its western face, which causes the granite massif to resemble a burning slag-heap glowing red.
  • Skeleton Coast: Few attractions are as evocative and atmospheric as the haunting the Skeleton Coast. Situated on Namibia’s remote western coastline, it is named after the many ships that sank here over the past few centuries. Stretching from the south of Namibia up into Angola, the Skeleton Coast and its hinterland is a landscape of haunting beauty, a vast area of rolling sand dunes, expanses of uninhabited desert plains, fossil beds, unique geological formations, desert-adapted animals and strange vegetation.
  • Damaraland: Enjoy this untamed beautiful region where prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite hills and deep gorges
  • Etosha National Park: Etosha National Park is unique in Africa. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings. At the same time Etosha National Park is one of the most accessible game reserves in Namibia and Southern Africa. ​   

Namib Desert Safari

Duration: 12 Days
Highlights include:
  • Damaraland: Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region that offers the more traveller a more adventurous challenge. Here there are prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite koppies and deep gorges. Towards the west, the geography changes dramatically with endless sandy wastes, that incredibly are able to sustain small, but wide-ranging, populations of desert-adapted elephant, black rhino, giraffe, ostrich and springbok.
  • Kaokoland: One of the last remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa. It is a world of incredible mountain scenery, a refuge for the rare desert dwelling elephant, black rhino and giraffe and the home of the Himba people. It is one of the wildest and least populated areas in Namibia, with a population density of one person every 2 km².
  • Grootfontein: Grootfontein is located in the north-east of Namibia in a lush green environment. The town is situated 1,430m above sea level in a good tropical climate, and is blessed with an annual rainfall of 500mm and higher. In summer Grootfontein is turned into a lush paradise of purple, blue, red and green hues as Jacaranda and Flamboyant trees bloom.
  • Epupa Falls: Situated on the Kunene River on the border of Angola and Namibia in an area commonly known as Kaokoland. They are created by a series of cascades that drop a total of 60m over a distance of about 1.5km. At one point it reaches a total width of about 500m. This feature is also known as Monte Negro Falls in Angola. The name Epupa is a Herero word for the plumes of spray created by falling water.

Southern Namibia

Duration: 12 Days
Highlights include:
  • Port Nolloth:  A beautiful little town and small domestic seaport in the Namaqualand region on the northwestern coast of South Africa.
  • Richtersveld Transfrontier ParkThe Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape, which encompasses the /Ai /Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, is an area of extraordinary biodiversity, ranging from small succulents to giant aloes, from African wild cats to antelope and many rare bird species endemic to the region. It is also one of the areas in southern Africa that is still home to a group of nomadic herders.
  • Kolmanskop: Kolmanskop is Namibia's most famous ghost town, and is situated in the Sperrgebiet, (forbidden territory) a few kilometers inland from the port of Luderitz.
  • Fish River Canyon: Located in the south of Namibia. It is the largest canyon in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia. The Fish River is the longest interior river in Namibia. It cuts deep into the plateau which is dry, stony and sparsely covered with hardy drought-resistant plants. The river flows intermittently, usually flooding in late summer; the rest of the year it becomes a chain of long narrow pools. At the lower end of the Fish River Canyon, the hot springs resort of Ai-Ais is situated.




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