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We've put together a guidebook with everything you need to know about Namibia. Written by our specialists, it details destination information, a wildlife guide, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send you a link by email which will allow you to download your own copy.
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.
Family Self-Drive Adventure
Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha, Okonjima
An exciting family self-drive adventure taking in the highlights of Namibia including Sossusvlei's dunes, activity-filled Swakopmund, desert-adapted wildlife in Damaraland, a safari in Etosha and the big cats of Okonjima - this is a road trip to remember!
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A family road trip around Namibia filled with spectacular scenery, activities galore and wonderful wildlife - get behind the wheel and discover Namibia's highlights. Summit Big Daddy and Dune 45 at Sossusvlei, learn to sandboard in Swakopmund and kayak to a seal colony at Walvis Bay, track desert-adapted wildlife in Damaraland and visit ancient rock art. On safari in Etosha you can expect fantastic rhino sightings and exciting animal viewing at Etosha's famous waterholes, before learning more about big cat conservation at Okonjima - home to the AfriCat Foundation. There's so much to do in Namibia, with no two days being the same, we're in no doubt you'll get the bug and be quickly planning your next visit!
Day 1 - 2 : Windhoek, Namibia
Stay at Galton House 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 drive into Windhoek where you will stay at Galton House for one night in a family room on a bed and breakfast basis. Spend this afternoon recovering from your flight lounging by the swimming pool or alternatively head off and explore Windhoek.
Days 2 - 4 : Sossusvlei, Namibia
Stay at Desert Camp for 2 nights
Today you will hit the road and drive to the iconic dunes of the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei, with plenty to see along the way. You will stay at Desert Camp in a family tent for two night with dinner and breakfast included. Whilst here you can explore the wondrous dunes (we recommend early in the morning or just before sunset to escape the heat of the day), enjoy a quadbiking adventure or take to the skies on a hot air balloon flight.
Days 4 - 6 : Swakopmund, Namibia
Stay at Villa Margherita for 2 nights
Drive to the coast at Swakopmund, stopping en route at Solitaire Bakery for sweet treats, freshly baked. Swakopmund is a quaint seaside town, which is known as the adventure capital of Namibia with lots of activities to keep you busy - highlights include sandboarding, quadbiking, kayaking and 4x4 desert adventures.
Days 6 - 8 : Twyfelfontein, Damaraland, Namibia
Stay at Camp Kipwe for 2 nights
Continuing north today you will venture into Damaraland, home to rare desert-adapted wildlife and sites of geological interest. You will stay at Camp Kipwe in a family room for two nights with all meals and activities included. Here you will have the chance to go on nature drives in search of desert-adapted elephants and visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein as well as Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes. In between activities there is a plunge pool where you can relax and cool off.
Days 8 - 10 : Ongava Reserve, Etosha, Namibia
Stay at Andersson's Camp for 2 nights
Your safari experience begins properly today as you make your way to the Ongava Reserve, a 30,000 hectare privately owned game reserve on the border with Etosha National Park which is renowned for its rhino sightings. You will stay here at Andersson's Camp for two nights in a family unit with all meals, house drinks and game viewing activities included. Whilst here you will be taken on game drives both within the Ongave Reserve or alternatively in the main Etosha National Park, with a huge range of wildlife to be seen. It also possible to go on night game drives within the Ongava Reserve and walks (age restrictions apply).
Days 10 - 12 : Etosha, Namibia
Stay at Mushara Bush Camp for 2 nights
Today you will drive through Etosha National Park before exiting on the eastern side to stay in the private Mushara Reserve at Mushara Bush Camp in a family tent with breakfast and dinner included. Whilst here you can go on game drives either self-guided or with a guide in Etosha.
Days 12 - 14 : Central Highlands, Namibia
Stay at Okonjima Plains Camp for 2 nights
Your wildlife viewing continues today as you make your way to Okonjima, home to the AfriCat Foundation which is concerned with conserving threatened cheetah, leopard, hyena and wild dog. You will stay here for two nights at Okonjima Plains Camp in a family room with dinner and breakfast included. Whilst here you have the opportunity to track the big cats and learn more about the efforts to conserve and rehabilitate them.
Day 14 : Okonjima - Windhoek Airport
This morning you will need to drive south to Windhoek Airport in time to return your hire car before your onward flight. This marks the end of your family adventure around Namibia.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
From $1959 per person
All accommodation based on a family of four travelling together
Car hire - Hyundai IX35 or similar - on a super cover basis
Activities as per the itinerary