Namibia Honeymoon Road Trip: City, Dunes, Coast & Wildlife

An African-style honeymoon adventure with the most unique breathtaking scenes on earth from desert landscapes to wonderful cultural and historical treasures. This trip takes in Namibia's highlights and offers up the perfect romantic road trip.


📍 Windhoek > Sossusvlei > Swakopmund > Damaraland > Etosha > Central Highlands

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An African-style honeymoon adventure with the most unique breathtaking scenes on earth from desert landscapes to wonderful cultural and historical treasures. This trip takes in Namibia's highlights and offers up the perfect romantic road trip.


Why we love it

“Take the wheel and get ready to honeymoon, African style! You’ll experience the freedom of a self-drive adventure in the desert landscape of Namibia. Road trips aren’t always possible in Africa but Namibia is a different beast, it has an incredible road system making it easy to load up the 4x4 and go exploring on your own. This country offers the ultimate combination of beautiful landscape, fascinating history and adrenaline-packed adventures, expect epic sand dunes, miles of pristine coastline, unique wildlife sightings and romantic hot air balloon rides - this trip has it all! Not only do you get to choose your pace, but we also offer a range of accommodation options for your honeymoon escape, from simple campsites to luxurious hotels. This trip is also available with a driver and guide. Just ask!”

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TRIP INCLUDES

🎁 A nemo treat on arrival
🎗1% donation to Hello World
🎪 All accommodation
🐘 Top guides for your chosen activities
📲 Access to nemo app
🚗 All local transfers, ferries, flights
🦸‍♂️ Our post-booking concierge

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The rains begin to recede and parts of the country will be lovely and lush and green. Should season rates still apply and it's a beautiful time to visit

Apr-May

Temperatures are mild and the country is dry, an excellent time for game viewing

Jun-Aug

Temperatures rise and it can be very hot and dusty, but the end of a long dry season signals an excellent time for game viewing

Sept-Oct

The first thunderstorms and rains often arrive later this month, making for dramatic skies and good shoulder season savings can be made

Nov

The rainy season in Namibia, though with so much desert certain areas are often still very dry. The country will be less busy and low season rates can be benefitted from

Dec-Mar

Design your trip

Pick and choose from our curated portfolio of hotels and experiences, designing your perfect itinerary.

Your trip includes all local transfers. If you’d like to hire a car, let us know on the next page.

We connect you to a personal Travel Expert who is on hand to make your trip truly perfect. They will be in touch within 24 hrs.

International flights are not included in the total cost, our Travel Experts can advise on the best routes and places to book.

📍 Windhoek > Sossusvlei > Swakopmund > Damaraland > Etosha > Central Highlands

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We recommend flying with BA or Lufthansa from the UK, overnight via Johannesburg or Frankfurt. On landing in Windhoek International Airport around midday, you'll be met by our amazing local team and transferred to their office for a quick welcome, orientation and to give you everything you need for your adventure! They'll also be there when your hire car arrives, to make sure you're familiarised with your car, kit and route - then settle into Windhoek for your first night.

Destination

01 Jun - 02 Jun

Windhoek

The Namibian capital is the starting and ending point of all Namibia trips but more than just an overnight spot with some great hotels, bars and restaurants. The airport connects very well internationally.

Accommodation


Olive Grove

Sat, 1st Jun - Sun, 2nd Jun

Standard Room

£112 per night

Sat, 1st Jun 15:00
Sun, 2nd Jun 11:00

Standard Room

£112 per night


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Elegant Guesthouse

from £106 per night

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GocheGanas Lodge

from £482 per night

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Habitas Namibia

from £994 per night

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Heinitzburg

from £228 per night

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Olive Exclusive

from £442 per night

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Olive Grove

from £112 per night

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Omaanda Lodge

from £1,262 per night

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The Weinberg

from £182 per night

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Villa Violet

from £114 per night

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Experiences in Windhoek

Experiences

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Walking Tour

£64 p/p

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Museum Tour

£64 p/p

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Tennis

£16 p/p

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Township Tour

£64 p/p

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Massage

£64 p/p

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Game Drive

£24 p/p

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Day at leisure in Windhoek

£0 p/p

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Wildlife Reserve Lodge Activities (Not Included)

£0 p/p

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This morning, head on your first Namibian self-drive to Sossusvlei, a journey of around 4 to 5 hours, depending on your chosen lodge.

Destination

02 Jun - 05 Jun

Sossusvlei

Almost certain to be the first stop on your self-drive trip of Namibia, you will not be left disappointed. The famous 'deadvlei' and Dune 45 are the big highlights and hot air balloon safaris are possible in season.

Accommodation


Desert Homestead Lodge

Sun, 2nd Jun - Wed, 5th Jun

Standard Room

£458 per night

Sun, 2nd Jun 14:00:00
Wed, 5th Jun 10:00:00

Standard Room

£458 per night


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Camp Sossus

from £612 per night

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Desert Homestead Lodge

from £458 per night

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Desert Quiver Camp

from £180 per night

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Kualala Desert Lodge

from £600 per night

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Kwessi Dunes

from £694 per night

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Little Kulala

from £1,680 per night

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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

from £1,576 per night

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Sossusvlei Lodge

from £238 per night

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Experiences in Sossusvlei

Experiences

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House Activities (Not Included)

£0 p/p

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Sundowner on the Dunes

£32 p/p

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Elim Dune Nature Walk

£48 p/p

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Sossusvlei & Deadvlei

£95 p/p

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Sesriem Canyon

£48 p/p

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Off-Road Buggy

£71 p/p

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Hot Air Balloon

£276 p/p

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Continue on from the dunes towards the coast today, a drive of around 5 hours to Namibia's adventure capital, Swakopmund.

Destination

05 Jun - 07 Jun

Swakopmund

Nestled between the harsh Atlantic Coast and a vast dune system, this is the activity hub for the country. Hotels vary from small guesthouses to the quirky Pelican House and the region can be accessed by road from Sossusvlei or air from Windhoeck.

Accommodation


Cornerstone Guesthouse

Wed, 5th Jun - Fri, 7th Jun

Luxury Room

£146 per night

Wed, 5th Jun 15:00
Fri, 7th Jun 11:00

Luxury Room

£146 per night


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Cornerstone Guesthouse

from £130 per night

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Namib Guesthouse

from £104 per night

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Pelican Point

from £632 per night

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Strand Hotel

from £254 per night

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Swakopmund Guest House

from £120 per night

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The Delight

from £160 per night

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Villa Margherita

from £142 per night

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Experiences in Swakopmund

Experiences

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Marine Cruise

£59 p/p

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Kayaking & Sandwich Harbour

£157 p/p

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Full Day Sandwich Harbour Tour

£119 p/p

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Topnaar Cultural Visit

£103 p/p

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Helicopter Tour of Dune 7

£183 p/p

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Qaud Bike Tour

£95 p/p

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Full Day Desert Tour

£94 p/p

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Sundowner Tour

£48 p/p

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Night Walk

£34 p/p

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Fat Bike Tour

£48 p/p

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House Activities (Not Included)

£0 p/p

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Head on to the amazing and unique scenery of Damaraland today, a beautiful drive of around 4 hours.

Destination

07 Jun - 10 Jun

Damaraland

A jaw-dropping region in the heart of Namibia. The landscapes have inspired stories from the tales of San Bushmen to the first diamond mines that scattered the region. Certain properties offering a chance to see desert-adapted wildlife whilst all give you access to some incredible hiking and camping experiences. The best way to get here is by road but you can also fly in.

Accommodation


Camp Kipwe

Fri, 7th Jun - Mon, 10th Jun

Bungalow

£476 per night

Fri, 7th Jun 15:00
Mon, 10th Jun 11:00

Bungalow

£476 per night


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Camp Kipwe

from £476 per night

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Damaraland Camp

from £1,120 per night

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Doro Nawas

from £1,892 per night

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Grootberg Lodge

from £358 per night

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Malansrus Tented Camp

from £368 per night

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Mowani Mountain Camp

from £572 per night

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Sorris Sorris Lodge

from £1,898 per night

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Experiences in Damaraland

Experiences

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House Activities (Not Included)

£0 p/p

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Nature Drive

£79 p/p

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Nature Walk

£32 p/p

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Twyfelfontein Excursion

£48 p/p

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On to Etosha and depending on whether you're staying on the west or eastern side of the park, your journey time will vary considerably. It's around a 4 hour drive to the west or 6 hours to the east. We'd recommend a night or two in both areas, spending a full day self-driving through the national park in the middle, stopping off at the various waterholes to spot wildlife en route.

Destination

10 Jun - 13 Jun

Etosha

Namibia's top game viewing destination and a true 'big 5' experience. Aim for the dry season June-September if you want to see the iconic waterhole gatherings, wildlife can be seen all year round, it is just a bit harder to spot. Two nights should be a minimum here and the best access is by road, with light aircraft flights also available.

Accommodation


Safarihoek Lodge

Mon, 10th Jun - Thu, 13th Jun

Luxury Room

£590 per night

Mon, 10th Jun 15:00
Thu, 13th Jun 11:00

Luxury Room

£590 per night


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Other selections in Etosha

Anderssons at Ongava

from £1,354 per night

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Etosha Oberland Lodge

from £690 per night

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Little Ongava

from £1,620 per night

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Mushara Outpost

from £506 per night

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Ongava Lodge

from £514 per night

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Ongava Tented Camp

from £910 per night

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Onguma Tented Camp

from £930 per night

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Safarihoek Lodge

from £590 per night

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Taleni Etosha Village

from £166 per night

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Experiences in Etosha

Experiences

Book things to see and do

House Activities (Not Included)

£0 p/p

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Guided Game Drives in the Private Conservancy and Etosha National Park

£71 p/p

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Self-Drive in Etosha National Park

£0 p/p

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Guided Sundowner Drive

£38 p/p

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Guided Walking Safari

£32 p/p

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Viewing Hide

£32 p/p

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Drive south today and arrive at Okonjima, a fascinating conservation success story in the Central Highlands - the journey should take around 3.5 hours.

Destination

13 Jun - 15 Jun

Central Highlands

Located between Windhoek and Etosha, this stunning region offers endless rolling hills and great valleys that are home to Namibia's family-owned farms, ranches and the AfriCat Foundation. The area has a wonderful array of luxury lodges and guesthouses and is hallmarked by genuine Namibian hospitality (guests often share home-cooked meals with their hosts, or visit traditional Herero villages) making it the perfect base or stopover amidst your safari adventures.

Accommodation


Okonjima Plains Camp

Thu, 13th Jun - Sat, 15th Jun

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£528 per night

Thu, 13th Jun 12:00:00
Sat, 15th Jun 10:00:00

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£528 per night


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Other selections in Central Highlands

Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp

from £950 per night

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Okonjima Plains Camp

from £374 per night

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Experiences in Central Highlands

Experiences

Book things to see and do

Okonjima House Activities (Not Included)

£0 p/p

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Leopard Tracking

£52 p/p

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Game Drives

£52 p/p

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Rhino tracking on foot

£67 p/p

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Pangolin tracking on foot

£91 p/p

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Visit the AfriCat Carnivore Care & Information Centre

£36 p/p

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Nature Trails

£0 p/p

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Waterberg House Activities (Not Included)

£0 p/p

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Set off on your final drive today, about 3 hours back to Windhoek International Airport, where you'll meet our local partners for a final farewell, then drop off your hire car and begin your journey home. If international flight times mean you'd prefer a final night in Windhoek, we can arrange one of our favourite hotels and have your hire car collected, then you'll be transferred back to the airport in time for your flight the following morning. We hope you've had the most incredible nemo adventure!

📍 Windhoek > Sossusvlei > Swakopmund > Damaraland > Etosha > Central Highlands

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14 NIGHT TRIP

Total price of trip

£6,742

START DATE

Total from

£6,742

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TRIP INCLUDES

🎁 A nemo treat on arrival
🎗1% donation to Hello World
🎪 All accommodation
🐘 Top guides for your chosen activities
📲 Access to nemo app
🚗 All local transfers, ferries, flights
🦸‍♂️ Our post-booking concierge

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