Kalahari, South Africa

Self-Drive Namibia & South Africa: Desert, Dunes & Canyons - 18 Days


Be enchanted and mesmerised by desert landscapes, Indigenous peoples and outstanding wildlife on this Namibia and South Africa camping self-drive. This is a trip for those looking to get ‘off the beaten track’ and to really immerse yourself in your surroundings. Start with the stunning red sand dunes of Sossusvlei before heading south to the mountains and plains of Klein Aus, and the world’s second largest canyon - the Fish River Canyon. Cross into South Africa to experience the power of the Orange River as it plunges 70 metres over the Augrabies Falls before being hosted by the #Khomani San, the original custodians of the Kalahari Desert, to learn of their culture and tradition. Your final stop is the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with its incredible endemic wildlife, fascinating raptors and, of course, stunning black-maned lion.

A word of advice - travel distances in Namibia, whilst not being huge, take longer than Google Maps suggest, as the majority of roads you travel on are gravel.   

Namib-Naukluft National Park – Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Dead Vlei & Dune 45 – Fish River Canyon – Orange River & Augrabies Falls - #Khomani San & Kalahari Experiences - Kgalagadi  wildlife and birdlife
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