Namibia and Botswana

The best of both during a 24-day self drive adventure




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Welcome to Namibia & Botswana!

Yes! You are planning to combine Namibia and Botswana for your upcoming holiday. Every travel guide will tell you that the Sossusvlei offers the highest dunes in the world and that Etosha National Park is one of world's greatest conservation area, but if you want to know which routes are the best, or which accommodation will offer you an easy acces to the park, you will need to turn to Africa experts who know the country like the back of their hands – experts like us. Welcome to Namibia & Botswana!
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Enjoy your holiday without a worry

If you have the good fortune of being able to go on a trip to Namibia and Botswana, you will want to spend as much time as possible taking in the marvels of this amazing country. If you select Makasa to organize your trip, you can rely on us to facilitate just that. We will help you plan the entire tour package of your choice, from A to Z, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that your every wish is met. Subsequently, we will organize everything to perfection. Your Africa trip is special to us, as special as it is to you.

Download this free sample itinerary 'Namibia & Botswana'

The tour package 'Namibia & Botswana' will be tailored to your personal needs and interests. This example itinerary is to inspire you and to give you an idea of the possibilities. This example itinerary contains:

  •  A full description of the program from day to day
  • Information about the accommodations during this trip
  • The price per person and per season
  • Information about your vehicle
  • Additional information about Namibia & Botswana
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Review the best of Namibia

"I’ve tried to rack my brain for any cons in this trip and by no fault of Makasa, the only one I can come up with is that we couldn’t stay longer. I without a doubt recommend Makasa and would book again with them in a heartbeat. Thank you for such an amazing Tanzania adventure!"

Jessie Rian

A distant travel into the Great Unknown

If you are planning to travel to Namibia and Botswana, you know that it is nothing like a weekend in the country. It requires a lot more preparation and there are a few matters that require your attention. If you are not familiar with the country, you may have some questions or concerns. To the most frequently asked questions on this topic, we have a simple and reassuring answer.
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Will I be at risk of malaria infection?

Malaria occurs in northern Namibia & in Botswana. Preventative medication is available to help keep you safe.
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Are Namibia and Botswana safe?

Yes, Namibia and Botswana have been one of the most stable countries on the African continent for decades.
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Spoilt for choice

With a myriad of options and operators, you may soon be spoilt for choice. We will advise you and help you make the choices that are right for you.
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Is it dangerous to go on a self drive safari?

No. As long as you play by the rules, there are hardly any risks.
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How will I communicate?

Our office team are proficient in English and Dutch.
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What to do if my car breaks down?

We offer 24-hours emergency service in case of a breakdown.

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Cabin crew, take your seats

Several airlines have scheduled flights to Windhoek and Swakopmund. This itinerary starts and ends in Windhoek. Welcome to Namibia & Botswana!
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We will organize the entire tour package of your choice for a trip to Namibia & Botswana.

Makasa is there for you whenever you need us for advice, organization and anything you need during the trip

Once you have arrived at your destination, chances are that you will have little eye for anything but the marvels around you. Nevertheless, it is always good to know that Makasa is always nearby and ready to help you with anything you may need. We will be there in the background, so that you do not have to worry about a thing. We will arrange everything for you, even in unexpected events. And the list of benefits does not end there! View the full list below. 

Trustworthy vehicles

Fully equipped 4×4’s which are perfectly fitted for a self-drive adventure in Namibia. Explanation and test drive + unlimited mileage included.

Relax and enjoy

Our goal is to make your life easier on your trip. We will take care of every detail, from collecting you from the airport to returning you after an amazing holiday.

International team

Selma is Dutch, while Ngomi is half German, half Tanzanian – a valuable combination if you want to plan a marvellous journey.

Africa top experts

We live in Tanzania and have local experts in Namibia, so we can show you the best spots and give you the best advice.
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Award-winning operator

We have won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row – and we are very proud of this honour.

Safety first! 

24-hours emergency service in case of a breakdown. Insurance with standard excess and third party insurance.

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Self-drive vehicles and equipment

4×4’s for your self-drive holiday

Namibia’s road network is mostly made up of gravel roads. We offer you a selection of the best 4×4’s perfectly designed for Namibia’s gravel and tar roads. They are convenient for driving in the rainy season too. There are different 4x4 vehicles to choose from, depending how you want to travel. What all vehicles have in common is that they are not older than 2,5 years. You want to rest assured that you have the best possible car, being able to comfortably carry you over the long stretches of the Namibian roads. We are happy to advice you on which vehicle will suit you best. 

Sossusvlei desert and Dune 45

Sossusvlei is a must visit. This is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer's heaven. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles. One of the best ways to experience the stunning views of the Namib Desert is to climb one of the dunes. The most popular is the 170m-high Dune 45, which lies halfway between Sesriem and Sossusvlei.


Set along Namibia's spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and its surrounding otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laid-back atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it a very popular Namibian destination. You can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.


Set in the Kunene Region of northwestern Namibia, Twyfelfontein is a spectacularly scenic area, featuring one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa. The name ‘Twyfelfontein’ translates to ‘Fountain of Doubt’, which refers to the perennial spring situated in the impressive Huab Valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone table mountain. It was this spring that attracted Stone Age hunters over six thousand years ago, and it was during this time that the extensive group of rock engravings and paintings were produced. Visitors can look forward to basing themselves at some wonderfully shady campsites along the Aba-Huab riverbed, while exploring over thirty different sacred ritual sites of the traditional hunter-gatherer communities.
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Time for safari in Etosha

The journey continues further north and it is time for a safari! Etosha National Park offers a premier game viewing experience. The park’s diverse vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a variety of wildlife. Located in the heart of the park is the Etosha Pan - a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000 square kilometres. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after seasonal rains, making it the perfect habitat for wildlife. You can look forward to world-class game viewing including a variety of large mammals such as lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, zebra, giraffe, a diversity of birdlife such as flamingoes and pelicans.
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Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park is situated in the far northeast of Botswana, bordered to the north by the mighty Chobe River. It is the second-largest national park in Botswana and features four distinct ecosystems: the Savuti Channel in the west; the Linyanti Swamps in the northwest; the arid hinterland in between and Serondela in the extreme northeast with fertile plains and thick forests. This diversity of habitats provides a sanctuary to an astonishing array of African wildlife, most notably the impressive, shifting migratory population of more than 50 000 elephants. Visitors are also likely to spot lions, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, impala, waterbuck, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, giraffes, and warthog. The park is also famous for its wonderful riverboat safaris, making Chobe an essential destination for any avid safari enthusiast.
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Okavango Delta

Situated in the northwestern corner of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site as it is the largest inland delta in the world. The magnificent Okavango River sprawls out over the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert forming this flourishing waterlogged oasis featuring countless meandering waterways and crystal clear lagoons studded with water lilies, as well as fertile floodplains and reeded islands inhabited with abundant wildlife. The Okavango Delta stretches over an impressive15000 square kilometres. Visitors can enjoy a number of wonderful activities such as game viewing, fishing, bird watching or taking an authentic guided Mokoro excursion through this wetland paradise in a traditional dugout canoe. Commonly spotted animals include: lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippos, elephants, crocodiles and countless species of bird.
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Kalahari desert

Spreading across Botswana, South Africa and Namibia, the Kalahari meaning 'the great thirst' is an exceptionally beautiful living desert. The landscape is characterised by a large semi-arid sandy savannah draped over a gently rolling inland sea of sand covering most of Botswana and large parts of Namibia and South Africa. It is also the last bastion of the indigenous San people with the modern world having enveloped all the other areas they once roamed. The Namibian portion is made up of red sands covered in thin, wispy, mostly golden grass and dotted with acacia trees and wide-ranging wildlife including gemsbok, impala, jackals and cheetah.

Have a look at this example itinerary 'Namibia & Botswana'

The tour package 'Namibia & Botswana' will be tailored to your personal needs and interests. This example itinerary is to inspire you and to give you an idea of the possibilities.

Download this free example itinerary Namibia and Botswana
and go on a self drive adventure!
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"This company takes care of everything that you need. They places that we stayed on our six day safari were amazing, perfect. I would highly recommend this company; we were happy with all of the places we stayed. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!"

Linda Smith

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"We know that we had the best possible safari. This was truly the trip of a lifetime and due in large part to the professionalism of Makasa Safaris. Thank you guys for the unforgettable experience and the care and attention provided!"

Cara Simons

This is just an example

The 'Namibia & Botswana' holiday package described above is just an example; a marvellous example, indeed, but there are many more options. You can choose to have more safari and less sun, or vice versa. Whether you want a longer or a shorter stay, simpler accommodations or more luxury, everything is possible. Please let us know what you want and we will be glad to arrange an itinerary that suits your every desire. Welcome to Makasa!