Car hire in Namibia – exploring endless untrammelled nature
Namibia, the African state on the south west Atlantic coast, exudes those elements of Africa that make this continent so fascinating: nature, natural landscapes and wildlife. Unique desert landscapes and extensive national parks characterise the region and are waiting to be discovered in a hire car.
Pick up your hire car directly at the airport and start your adventure right away. Due to the nature of many roads, we recommend hiring a SUV.
The first destination in your off-road vehicle could be The Namib Desert. It is the oldest desert in the world and famous for its endless expanses and the imposing sand dunes that reach several hundred metres in height. The Waterberg Plateau, a high table mountain, commands breath-taking views over vast savanna landscapes.
The Etosha National Park, the largest wildlife reserve in Namibia, is home to many protected animal species such as elephants, rhinos and lions. The colonial architecture and African markets draw travellers to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. The harbour town of Swakopmund, a popular seaside resort, is ideal for cruising in a hire car along the Atlantic coast.
Namibia - holiday between Big Five, colonial buildings, desert sand and diamonds
The international airport, 45 kilometres from Windhoek, offers numerous flight connection with Europe. The capital of Namibia is also a great starting point for car tours. A stroll through the lively city centre of Windhoek reveals an interesting mixture of German colonial style with South African influences.
Buildings from the Kaiser Wilhelm period, modern high-rise buildings and traditional African markets mark the cityscape. Swakopmund, a picturesque town on the Atlantic coast, was a major port city when Namibia was under German colonial rule and is today a modern seaside resort with palm-fringed beach promenades and beautiful beaches. The famous Namib Desert and the Namib-Naukluft National Park with its unique landscapes is easily reached by car from Swakopmund. It is also worthwhile visiting the ghost towns in the diamond no-go area, for example Kolmanskop.
On a car exploration tour
Namibia with its vast deserts and large national parks is the perfect place for individual exploration in a hire car. Namibia is also the home of the Etosha National Park, the largest wildlife reserve in the country. The reserve covers more than 20,000 square kilometres and is home to numerous native animal species such as lions, zebras and springboks. The national park can be explored by individual travellers or as part of a safari.
The Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia's most extensive nature reserve and part of the Namib Desert, boasts the world's largest sand dunes. In a hire car in Namibia you can customise your tour and day trips to your preferences and schedule. You can pick up a hire car from partner car rental firms at the international airport and in the centre of Windhoek. With TUI Cars you can book a hire car for discovering Namibia conveniently in advance from the conve nience of your home PC. In addition, included in the price TUI Cars offers a care-free travel package with fully-comprehensive insurance and excess waiver insurance in the event of any damage.