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Old December 10th, 2017, 06:16 PM
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4x4 Rental in Namibia?

Hi Guys,

My wife and I are planning our next trip to sub-Saharan Africa. This time I think we will be flying into the Windhoek airport in Namibia and leaving 20 some days later from O.R. Tambo airport in Johannesburg South Africa. Planning to travel the Skeleton Coast, more of the Kalahari (especially in Botswana) and a few parks in South Africa to name a few. Lots or 2 track time and every night in a tent.

I know of Britz and Bushlore and have used them before. I've found Namibia 4x4 Rental.

Does anyone have any connections that could provide an outfitted 4x4 over there? Please share your recommendation for any of the companies renting 4x4s or if you have any friends or your own that you'd like to rent? As well as any must sees/dos in Namibia. It's a new country to us!

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Old December 10th, 2017, 06:50 PM
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Get in touch with Chris Murphy-Helobubba that posted on your SA badge thread, His brother and sister in law live in Windhoek and he had me ship/import two well kitted 110's for him from there. They should know what's avialable to you in the Windhoek area.
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We have used a company called safari drive
Safaridrive.com. They rent defenders and land cruisers all over southern Africa including Namibia and South Africa. They also handle logistics for lodge and campsite reservations. Kind of spendy but when we went to Tanzania we ran across a couple of groups who were trying to do everything on their own and were so frustrated that they were giving up.
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Ya can't get to Tanzania from Namibia! Everyone knows that!
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We wild-camped for a month in Namibia. You can read about it here:

Sir, you can’t tent here | Broke With Hats

Highly recommend the Skeleton Coast and Damaraland.

Personally, If I didn't have my own truck, I'd shell out the dough for a proper-well insured company like Bushlore. Only downside is you get that silly sticker on the door of your truck.
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we are going back over in March, picking up a safari drive rig in Zambia at livingstone, driving across nothern botswana and then spending time in namibia before we end up in windhoek. i'll post a trip report next spring
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we are going back over in March, picking up a safari drive rig in Zambia at livingstone, driving across nothern botswana and then spending time in namibia before we end up in windhoek. i'll post a trip report next spring
That's great Robert! I think we are going to stick to Central and southern Botswana. We couldn't get into CKGR this past March due to the heavy rains, but we did manage to make it through Kgalagadi and it was incredible! We still want to cross the CKGR. Then we'll be spending a lot of time in Namibia too, but we're starting there and ending in SA. Safe travels!

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Thanks! I sent an enquiry. They look to be as reasonable as Safari Car hire.

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We wild-camped for a month in Namibia. You can read about it here:

Sir, you canít tent here | Broke With Hats

Highly recommend the Skeleton Coast and Damaraland.

Personally, If I didn't have my own truck, I'd shell out the dough for a proper-well insured company like Bushlore. Only downside is you get that silly sticker on the door of your truck.
Thanks Z! Bushlore is pretty good, but some of their rigs and equipment are fairly used which I don't mind, but looking for something better and cheaper if possible. Safari Car Hire seems to be the ticket but of course they're booked. I know enough about the coast to check it out but I'll have to look into Damaraland. Thanks!
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Get in touch with Chris Murphy-Helobubba that posted on your SA badge thread, His brother and sister in law live in Windhoek and he had me ship/import two well kitted 110's for him from there. They should know what's avialable to you in the Windhoek area.
Hey Doug! That's great that you were able to get them imported from Africa! I've thought about doing the same thing so I'll have to contact you if I find one and want to bring it over. I wouldn't mind spending a day or two sourcing a Rover or Toyota troopie while I'm over there.
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That's great Robert! I think we are going to stick to Central and southern Botswana. We couldn't get into CKGR this past March due to the heavy rains, but we did manage to make it through Kgalagadi and it was incredible! We still want to cross the CKGR. Then we'll be spending a lot of time in Namibia too, but we're starting there and ending in SA. Safe travels!

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Thanks! I sent an enquiry. They look to be as reasonable as Safari Car hire.

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Thanks Z! Bushlore is pretty good, but some of their rigs and equipment are fairly used which I don't mind, but looking for something better and cheaper if possible. Safari Car Hire seems to be the ticket but of course they're booked. I know enough about the coast to check it out but I'll have to look into Damaraland. Thanks!
The main challenge with truck rentals in Nam is insurance is so expensive (for the rental companies). There's an absurd amount of road accidents in Namibia. Mainly from international tourists who underestimate desert roads.
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Ya can't get to Tanzania from Namibia! Everyone knows that!
Unless you go through Uganda! LMAO
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