About Self-drive Tours

Easier than you think; more fun than you could possibly imagine, a self-drive holiday is the best way to explore, experience and enjoy Africa.

A self-drive holiday, where you collect your hired car on arrival and travel at your own pace, is the cheapest and most popular option for visiting and touring southern, central and east Africa. We offer self-drives tours in the following countries and destinations:

  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)
  • Zambia
  • South Africa

A self-drive holiday is a lot easier than you think. Driving on the "wrong" side of the road will probably be your only real challenge and that, by all accounts from our previous clients, presents little difficulty. The roads are all in good condition, the countryside is beautiful and there are countless attractions to break up the journey and give you an authentic experience.

Worried about losing out without a guide? Most lodges and safari destinations have in-house guides who take you in their custom-fitted safari vehicles and safari boats for game drives, night drives, water safaris, nature walks and they offer the full range of safari activities. What's more the guided activities are usually included in your lodge rate so you get the best of both worlds.

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Self-drive holidays allow you soak up the landscape and give you a sense of place when you arrive at your next destination: watch the land change from rolling savannah highland plains to mountain forest to Mediterranean seaside; cross the world's oldest desert, skim the Skeleton Coast and go on your private safari. The options become limitless with a self-drive safari be it a self-drive tour of Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe or Zambia.

Namibia Tours & Safaris offers a full range of car hire services for care-free self-drive holidays. From comfortable sedans to fully equipped off-road 4x4 vehicles complete with camping equipment and GPS navigation systems for the ultimate African self-drive adventure we've got you covered.

Read more about driving distances and times with our handy self-drive maps; view some of our most popular self-drive routes in southern Africa; have a look a the vehicles on offer. Our standard terms and conditions are commercially competitive and we have negotiated excellent rates with reputable car hire companies in each country.

Cross-border self-drives may require additional paperwork for the option to enjoy the ultimate road trip adventure up the continent through Malawi as far as Kenya via Tanzania.

Talk to your Travel Expert about the best options for combining a self-drive tour with a fly-in or guided safari.

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“I highly recommend you use Namibia Tours & Safaris if you're planning a visit to this country. Great logistics, great value, really personal service. Very fun to work with!”

“I feel that Edward is honest, extremely helpful, and a true professional. I will recommend this company and Edward's expertise to anyone heading to Africa. A perfect trip!!”

“We had an 18-day private guided tour (Namibia, Botswana and Vic Falls) organised by the NTS team. Our consultant Wilmari was amazing both in preparation to and during our travel. Responsive, personable and diligent she put together an excellent itinerary.”

“Our fly-in safari was a life experience we treasure. The scenery, people and arrangements were all outstanding. Bianca of Namibia Tours & Safaris put together the trip of our dreams. We highly recommend her!”

“Namibia Tours and Safaris and their consultants are the best. Ulrike, our consultant, helped us over a 2 year period to plan our 4x4 Safari details. She had the patience of a saint and the insight and knowledge of a true local.”

“Chantelle did a fantastic job in organizing our self-drive trip through Namibia. Nothing was too much hassle and Chantelle was so helpful and responsive throughout the whole process.”

“Having tried to organise this trip myself I was very appreciative of the knowledge and support given by Ashlee who could not have been more supportive.”

“The organisation and response from the initial contact was fast and flawless thanks to Bonique our tour consultant. Her recommendations were perfectly tailored to our needs with a lot of foresight and local knowledge.”

“The service and help we got from Tessa was fantastic, as a result we had a tremendous trip and loved everything in Namibia.”

“Janine from NTS proposed us a great trip that suited our needs and wishes finding the right accommodation and great places. We had a wonderful stay and it was nice to meet with her in Swakop. Definitely recommend!”

“I have no words to express my gratitude to Carmen Scott and all the NTS team for their excellent work. Keep it up and all the best!”

“I cannot find any hassle or negative point for the organisation of this trip. Outstanding material, good accommodation, simply perfect. What a great company!”