Offroad desert driving in Africa on the Porsche Travel Experience Namibia
Driving across the unique landscape that inspired the Porsche colour African Queen Metallic
Namibian desert scene with sand dunes in background
A land of spectacular wildlife and unforgettable desert scenery, lit by a desert sun that inspired the Porsche colour African Queen Metallic. The Colourful Experience heads to the vast sands of Namibia
Namibia’s emptiness and unrelenting vastness isn’t easy to describe in words. To really explain it, you have to feel it. The wind blowing through your hair. The warmth of the desert sun dancing on your face.

The Porsche Travel Experience Namibia sees you leave civilisation behind and invites you to rediscover yourself on a drive through the spectacular scenery of south-west Africa. The sun in the Namib Desert turns everything gold – us, the vehicles, the dunes, even the graceful gazelles that wander here. An untouched land that’s sacred to the people who live here. A place that’s home to some of the largest sand dunes in the world. It’s an unforgettable road trip to nowhere.
Porsche Cayenne in Paint To Sample African Queen Metallic
Gold standard: Porsche Paint To Sample African Queen Metallic Photo: Porsche
A Porsche road trip adventure in Africa Even in winter, the temperature in the Namib Desert hovers around 25 degrees Celsius – perfect driving weather, in other words. Adventure weather. We are guests in a world where the sand stretches to the horizon, shimmering in the heat. Of course, this also means that we’re driving on sand. It’s a surface that tests you, one where it pays to keep moving – luckily our Porsche Cayenne is perfectly at home.

The desert is a constant source of delight. The Namib home to some of the largest sand dunes on the planet, forming crater landscapes that look, quite literally, out of this world. It’s hard to believe we are still on planet Earth.
Porsche Cayenne drives through desert, kicking up sand
Space to explore: with an average of just three people per square kilometre, Namibia is one of the least densely populated nations on earth Photo: Porsche
Colourful experiences that inspire special Porsche coloursThe golden times never stop in Namibia. The sunlight has a very special intensity – one that inspired its very own Porsche Paint to Sample special colour, African Queen Metallic. Due to the wide-open space that abounds here, the sun lights up everything. After Greenland, Mongolia and Western Sahara, Namibia is the most sparsely populated country on earth.Here, on the Porsche Travel Experience Namibia, that means plenty of freedom and room to breathe. Each day we test our driving capabilities at the wheel of a Cayenne, traversing across this unique landscape. And every evening is spent in luxurious lodges deep in the desert. Elephants, giraffes, antelopes, rhinos and zebras are our neighbours.
Table and chairs in desert clearing, rhinoceroses in background
Winding down for the evening, Porsche Travel Experience Namibia style Photo: Porsche
With our Cayenne still warm from the day’s exertions, we gather around an open fire, surrounded by our fellow intrepid adventurers. Here, a different side to Namibia comes out as the nightly ballet in the sky takes centre stage.

There are few places in the world where there’s as little light pollution as in this oasis of solitude. As thousands of stars twinkle above, we treat ourselves to a glass of wine. Our thoughts and discussions have already turned to tomorrow’s road trip on the Porsche Travel Experience Namibia.
Starry sky over a desert landscape, barren tree in foreground
There’s getting away from it all – and there’s an offroad trip to the south-west corner of Africa with the Porsche Travel Experience Namibia Photo: Porsche
Colourful Experience: a world of iconic Porsche coloursWhat does the special Porsche colour, African Queen Metallic, symbolise? A road trip. Freedom. Adventure. With the Porsche Paint to Sample and Paint to Sample Plus options, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur offers an enormous selection of legendary special paint finishes – many inspired by the world around us. Whether the golden glint of African Queen Metallic, vibrant Malaga Red or verdant Irish Green, there’s a Porsche colour for everyone – and an invitation to explore.
Consumption and emission information 911 Dakar (WLTP): Fuel consumption combined: 11,3 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 256 g/km; CO₂ class: G.
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