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Namibia is full of opportunities for unique experiences that set it apart from the rest of Africa.
Deciding on how to travel around Namibia is primarily down to time and cost. Those short on time should opt for scheduled light aircraft flights. Most remote accommodation has its own airstrip or one very close by – and one real positive is that the views on these flights are spectacular. The most popular way to travel around Namibia though is a self-drive holiday; a more adventurous and more affordable option than flying - it is a hugely rewarding way to travel. Also worth considering is a combination of internal flights and driving.
The range of activities on offer in Namibia matches the diversity of its landscapes with something to suit everyone whether you’re a wildlife fanatic, adrenaline junkie, stargazer or culture vulture. So many of the experiences are unique to Namibia and an essential aspect of any trip there – here are our top 10...
Experience hidden Namibia; the off-the-beaten-track, wilderness landscapes that few others head to. Track desert-adapted animals in Damaraland, explore the remote and rugged Skeleton Coast, connect with the Himba in Kaokoland and go on safari in Etosha.
Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Grootberg, Etosha, Okonjima
Best for: Highlights, Imagine Favourites, Self Drive
Discover Namibia's diverse beauty with this excellent value self-drive trip taking in the dunes at Sossusvlei, activities galore in Swakopmund, desert-adapted wildlife and tribes in Damaraland, exceptional game viewing in Etosha and big cats at Okonjima.
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This self-drive adventure will allow you to explore and discover Namibia at your own pace all the while marvelling at the ever-changing scenery, breath-taking beauty and unique wildlife found in this vibrant country. Following a well-trodden circular route you will take in the true highlights of Namibia, whilst still having the feeling of the open road and being able to get off the beaten track. Keen photographers will have plenty to fill their portfolio with, whilst wildlife enthusiasts can observe rare desert-adapted species including the last free-roaming black rhino in the world and adrenaline junkies will have their fill of activities in Swakopmund. Namibia has something truly for everyone, whether a first time visitor to Africa or consider yourself an old hand, looking for a new experience.
Day 1 - 2 : Windhoek, Namibia
Stay at Olive Grove for 1 night
On arrival into Windhoek you will collect your rental car along with a Namibia road map, driving directions, a detailed itinerary with contact numbers and 24 hour assistance in Namibia and the UK. You will spend your first night in Windhoek at The Olive Grove on a bed and breakfast basis. Windhoek isn't the most exciting city but is the perfect spot to recover from your flight and acclimatise. We recommend paying a visit to Joe's Beer Garden for an authentic Namibian atmosphere in Windhoek.
Days 2 - 4 : Sossusvlei, Namibia
Stay at Desert Homestead for 2 nights
Today you drive towards the dunes at Sossusvlei, to stay at Desert Homestead for two nights on a half board basis. You are within easy reach of the famous sand dunes at Sossusvlei here and there is also the chance to go horse riding in the Namib Desert. Other popular activities include quad biking, hot air balloon flights and guided desert walks.
Days 4 - 6 : Swakopmund, Namibia
Stay at Villa Margherita for 2 nights
Drive north to the adventure capital of Namibia, Swakopmund. Make sure you stop en route at Solitaire Bakery to sample the delicious apple pie! You will stay at Villa Margherita two nights on a bed and breakfast basis. Your time in Swakopmund can be spent how you wish; popular activities include: sky diving, desert tours, quad biking, sandboarding, kayaking, fishing, 4x4 dune drives or just taking in the unique scenery.
Days 6 - 8 : Grootberg, Damaraland, Namibia
Stay at Etendeka Mountain Camp for 2 nights
Today you will drive into the beautiful region of Damaraland with its impressive landscape of rugged valleys and unique desert-adapted wildlife. You shall stay at Etendeka Mountain Camp overlooking the amazing rock formations. Spend two nights here on a fully inclusive basis. Whilst staying here you have the chance to track elephants and black rhino on a mixture of 4x4 game drives and guided walks.
Days 8 - 10 : Ongava Game Reserve, Etosha, Namibia
Stay at Ongava Lodge for 2 nights
Today you will continue your Namibian adventure driving to Etosha National Park where you will stay for two nights at Ongava Lodge on the private Ongava reserve on a half board basis. ed and breakfast basis. During your time in Etosha you will be able to go on guided game drives with plenty to see, particularly around the waterholes which the animals gravitate to in this otherwise dry and inhospitable environment. There is a wide range of wildlife to spot including lion, elephant, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and rhino amongst many others.
Day 10 - 11 : Etosha, Namibia
Stay at Mushara Bush Camp for 1 night
Today you will drive across Etosha National Park to the Von Lindequist Gate in the far east of the park. You will spend tonight just outside the park at Mushara Lodge on a half board basis.
Day 11 - 12 : Central Highlands, Namibia
Stay at Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp for 1 night
Today you will drive to Okonjima Bush Camp, home of the AfriCat Foundation, to stay for one night including dinner and breakfast. A stay at Okonjima offers the unique opportunity to track leopards, cheetah, wild dogs and spotted hyena in a natural environment which is focused on their conservation.
Day 12 : Okonjima - Windhoek
Today you will make your way back to Windhoek in time to return your hire car and onward flight arrangements.
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To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
From $3820 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All accommodation as specified
Car hire - Group W Ford Ranger Double Cab - on a super cover basis