HOME Self-drive excursions
Due to its central location Rooisand can serve as the starting point for a number of self-drive excursions:

  • Windhoek
  • Sossusvlei
  • Walvis Bay + Swakopmund
  • Etosha Pan
On this page we portray several excursions - some with an overnight stay - for which Rooisand is a suitable "base camp".
destination Etosha pan destination Walvisbay+Swakopmund destination Sossusvlei destination Windhoek These excursions have been tried and tested by the Rooisand team and were rated "highly commendable".

We make some suggestions for each excursion and we also provide web addresses where you find more details. In some cases you can book online.

Since the descriptions of the excursions are a little extensive they open through a separate browser window. To return to this page, simply close that window.

©: The illustration on the left shows a section from a dissertation submitted by Kati Goldmann for her engineering diploma (Dipl.-Ing.), supervised by Prof. Uwe U. Jäschke, at HTW Dresden, Germany.

There is a beautiful interactive map of Namibia, developed by Prof. Jäschke, at http://www.namibia-cd.com/geo/tourist/index.htm
There is no danger in renting a car for self-drive in Namibia, as long as you keep on the left-hand side of the road and bear the following rules in mind:
  • plan your excursions in such a way that you do not have to drive at dusk and never after dark, otherwise you are in acute danger of colliding with large animals;
  • drive at moderate speeds on Namibia's gravel roads; if you do more than 80km/h, braking sharply or swerving becomes very dangerous because the car will probably start skidding.

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If you would like to have your bookings - excursions/accommodation or car rental - arranged for you, you can ask tour operator Carsten Möhle of Bwana Tours in Windhoek for a quote. Contact him through the Bwana webpage at www.bwana.de.