21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari

21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari

NAD 269,400 pps *
21 Days

Overview

Combine a safari tour of spectacular Namibia with a visit to the incredible archipelago of Zanzibar on this magical 21-day adventure.

Timeless vistas, jaw-dropping canyons and sprawling plains await ready to be explored in Namibia before you fly to the idyllic ‘Spice Island’ for water sports and unimaginable marine life encounters.

Your remarkable luxury safari trip begins in the Namibian Kalahari where gently undulating, sand-covered plains will greet your arrival. From there you will visit the famous Sossusvlei, home to some of the planet’s most spectacular sand dunes.

In-between visiting the breathtaking mountainous region of desolate Damaraland you’ll stop at coastal Swakopmund: Namibia’s largest coastal town and an area home to the enchanting Sandwich Harbour.

This trip also encompasses a visit to the world-famous Etosha. Stop and marvel at the abundant wildlife as they congregate around the fast-draining waterholes. Once your time in Namibia is complete, you’ll venture onwards to dreamy Zanzibar for five amazing nights.

In Zanzibar you’ll enjoy a memorable catamaran Hobie Cat excursion and adrenaline-inducing water sports before enjoying yoga and rejuvenating spa treatments as you drink in majestic beach views.

This unrivalled self-drive safari is complemented by stays in some of Namibia and Zanzibar’s most luxurious lodges. Indulge the 5-star treatment you deserve!

Destinations:

Kalahari, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha South, Etosha East, Central Namibia, Windhoek, Zanzibar

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Highlights

  • Kalahari - One of the most desolate and strikingly-beautiful places on earth. Enjoy cheetah feeding, horse rides, mesmerising sunset drives and desert at night stargazing
  • Sossusvlei- Admire the breathtaking sight of some of the world's largest sand dunes in stunning Sossusvlei. Head out on a memorable hike and visit the spectral Deadvlei
  • Damaraland- Track desert-adapted wildlife and learn how they survive in harsh, arid conditions. Take a trip to historic Twyfelfontein and discover ancient rock engravings and surreal mountains
  • Etosha- Roam the plains of Etosha National Park, encountering abundant wildlife on a thrilling game drive and immersive nature work. Witness a magical African sunset on a sundowner drive
  • Zanzibar- Explore idyllic Zanzibar and take part in a plethora of thrilling water activities and kitesurfing. Discover this stunning archipelago's many gems on a fascinating town
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What's Included?

  • Meet & Greet On Arrival
  • Car Hire
  • Accommodation As Indicated
  • 24 Hour Personal Support
  • Meals As Indicated
  • Activities As Indicated
  • Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)
  • Tour File with a detailed itinerary, map with route descriptions vouchers, etc.

What's NOT included?

  • Optional Extra Activities
  • International Flights
  • Holiday & Personal Travel Insurance
  • Visas & Visa Applications
  • Gratuities
  • Any Items Of Personal Nature
  • Park Entry Fees (Self-Drive)
  • Fuel (Self-Drive)

Itinerary

DAY 1 & 2: Kalahari

A warm welcome to the Soul of Africa. After arriving at Hosea Kutako Airport in the Namibian capital Windhoek you’ll be greeted by one of our dedicated safari reps.

Once we’ve organised all of your paperwork and led you to your vehicle it’s time to embark on a scenic 2-3 hour drive to the world-famous Kalahari, the first stop on this incredible adventure!

For the next two days and nights you’ll get to experience excitement and relaxation in equal measure. You’ll be given the chance to explore the Kalahari’s captivating landscapes on a sunrise safari or thrilling horse ride; you can even choose to become acquainted with the world’s fastest land animal during a thrilling cheetah feeding encounter.

Slowing down the pace and giving you some much-needed rest and relaxation time, you’ll have the option to spend hours at the stunning Bagatelle Spa and you may choose to spend your evenings on a majestic sundowner drive.

Once the sun has vanished over the horizon, your stunning dune chalet awaits. Kick back at Bagatelle Game Lodge and let the lodge staff cater to your every desire.

Accommodation
Bagatelle Game Lodge
DBB
Bagatelle Game Lodge Website
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 1 & 2: Kalahari
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 1 & 2: Kalahari
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 1 & 2: Kalahari
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 1 & 2: Kalahari
Optional Activities
Sunset Safari
Sunrise Safari
Cheetah Feeding
Horse Rides
The Desert at Night- Stagazing
Bagatelle Spa

DAY 2, 3 & 4: Sossusvlei

Located within the largest conservation area in Africa, next on your magical trip you’ll arrive at striking Sossusvlei, arguably Namibia’s most stunning and best-known attraction.

For three nights you’ll stay at the glorious Hoodia Lodge, a desert paradise surrounded by dreamy mountains on the banks of the Tsauchab River.

Owing to the convenient location of Hoodia, you’ll only be a short drive away from the Sesriem gate, the access point to the world-famous scorched sand dunes of the Sossusvlei.

During your stay you’ll set off an an immersive hike, exploring the mystic earth and stopping to admire fascinating wildlife. You’ll also take a trip to Deadvlei, also known as a haven for photographers. Here you can capture some incredible shots of Camel Thorn Trees, with their shadows adorning the arid landscapes.

No trip to Sossusvlei would be complete without enjoy a stargazing experience; after all this region is home to some of the most unspoilt and unpolluted skies in all of Africa.

Accommodation
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Fully Inclusive
Hoodia Desert Lodge Website
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 2, 3 & 4: Sossusvlei
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 2, 3 & 4: Sossusvlei
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 2, 3 & 4: Sossusvlei
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 2, 3 & 4: Sossusvlei
Included Activities
Stargazing
Hiking
Deadvlei Excursion
Sundowner Drive
Nature/Game Drives
Optional Activities
NA

DAY 5, 6 & 7: Swakopmund

Known as the activity centre of Namibia, next you’ll arrive at charming Swakopmund, a popular holiday spot for Namibians and the country’s largest coastal town.

During your three night stay you’ll take part in a tour of Sandwich Harbour, a place renowned for its contrasting sea/dune landscapes and abundant birdlife. You’ll also get to enjoy a ‘Living Desert’ experience; track chameleons, snakes, skinks, scorpions, lizards, geckos and other small creatures, whilst learning more about the region’s desert ecology.

Aside from these two activities you’ll have plenty of time to relax in the luxury Strand Hotel. Spend your evening enjoying incredible food at one of the hotel’s three restaurants or head down to the beach bar for a refreshing cocktail before you retire to your grand sea-facing room

Accommodation
Strand Hotel
Bed & Breakfast
Strand Hotel Website
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 5, 6 & 7: Swakopmund
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 5, 6 & 7: Swakopmund
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 5, 6 & 7: Swakopmund
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 5, 6 & 7: Swakopmund
Included Activities
Sandwich Harbour Tour
Living Desert Experience
Optional Activities
NA

DAY 8 & 9: Damaraland

After resting up and taking in the best of what Swakopmund has to offer you’ll journey on to rugged, rocky and desolate Damaraland; a place that both dazzles and inspires.

Throughout your two-night stay here you’ll enjoy plenty of thrilling activities. Head out on a desert-adapted elephant tracking excursion and learn how these huge mammals survive the harsh and arid environment. Visit Twyfelfontein and marvel at the sight of thousands of ancient rock engravings.

Owing to the devastating beauty of this mountainous region, it would be remiss of us not to include a trip to the majestic Burn Mountain. Visit this geological wonder, as well as the iconic Organ Pipes, and an exciting excursion.

Finally, whilst in Damaraland you’ll also get to enjoy scenic drives and an immersive self-guided nature walk. The spectacular Mowani Mountain Camp will serve as your home for the duration of your stay. Dwarfed by massive ochre boulders, Mowani is a sanctuary that emerges from the dusty landscapes.

Accommodation
Mowani Mountain Camp
Fully Board
Mowani Mountain Camp Website
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 8 & 9: Damaraland
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 8 & 9: Damaraland
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 8 & 9: Damaraland
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 8 & 9: Damaraland
Included Activities
Stargazing
Hiking
Sundowner Drive
Nature/Game Drives
Quad Biking
Optional Activities
NA

DAY 10: Etosha South

By now you’re well in truly in the middle of your luxury safari adventure but we promise you that the excitement and surprises don’t end in Damaraland!

Next you’ll make your first stop at the phenomenal Etosha Region, spending one night in the exclusive Ongava Lodge, which is situated in the privately-owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park.

On day 10 the choice of what to do is absolutely yours. You could head out on a fascinating game drive or why not embrace Mother Nature in its purest form on a nature walk? You can even approach Rhinos, or how about a spot of bird watching? You’ll have to be quick to keep up with the number of incredible avian species that roam these parts though!

Cap off a special day with a romantic sunset drive through Onguma and rest up in your luxury, ensuite chalet at Ongava Lodge.

Accommodation
Ongava Lodge
DBB
Ongava Lodge Website
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 10: Etosha South
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 10: Etosha South
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 10: Etosha South
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 10: Etosha South
Optional Activities
Etosha Game Drives
Onguma Sunset Drives
Nature Walks
Rhino Approaching
Birding
Photographic Hide

DAY 11, 12 & 13: Etosha East

From the splendid Ongava Reserve you’ll drive onwards to Etosha East, the most well-known region of the stunning Etosha National Park.

Here in one of the largest savannah conservation areas in Africa you are invited to enjoy a memorable game drive, getting up close and personal with a myriad of wildlife species, including many of Africa’s Big 5.

You can also opt to head out on another magical sunset drive and fascinating bush walk but the real highlight of your visit here is where you’ll be staying: the ultra-luxurious Onguma The Fort.

?The Fort is unlike any other, the only one of its kind in Namibia.

It is built in exactly the right place to give guests arguably one of the best sunset views in the whole of Namibia overlooking the serene scarceness of the Etosha Pans, adorned only with its wild animals and hundreds of Camel Thorn trees.

Upon arriving at The Fort, you will be received by not only the extremely friendly staff, but also massive raw walls, stunning stone cladded features and a huge tower with views toward Etosha and Fisher s Pan.

Accommodation
Onguma The Fort
DBB
Onguma The Fort Website
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 11, 12 & 13: Etosha East
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 11, 12 & 13: Etosha East
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 11, 12 & 13: Etosha East
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 11, 12 & 13: Etosha East
Optional Activities
Etosha Game Drives
Onguma Sunset Drives
Interpretative Bush Walks
Onkolo Hide
Massage Therapy

DAY 14: Central Namibia

Two weeks into your luxury self-drive safari and you could be forgiven for thinking that you’ve seen it all. Far from it! Next up you’ll spend an action-packed day in Central Namibia.

You’ll stay at the wonderful Otjiwa Safari Lodge, one of the oldest private game farms in Namibia, which offers about 25 different game species, such as giraffes, zebra, springbuck and mainly the white Rhino.

With so much surrounding wildlife to meet it’s little wonder you can choose to head on a game drive or nature walk here. You’ll even get the chance to experience a nocturnal drive, hoping to spot some of the elusive creatures that may not conduct their business by daylight.

Complement your stay here with a visit to the fascinating AfriCat Foundation where you can learn more about Namibia’s conservation and sustainable tourism efforts.

Accommodation
Otjiwa Game Lodge
DBB
Otjiwa Game Lodge Website
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 14: Central Namibia
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 14: Central Namibia
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 14: Central Namibia
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 14: Central Namibia
Optional Activities
Game Drives
Nocturnal Game Drives
AfriCat Foundation
Sundowner Drives
Nature Walks
Rhino Tracking

DAY 15: Windhoek

After spending one final magical night in Otjiwa, your time in Namibia has come to an end. You’ll drive back to the capital Windhoek in time to catch a flight and start your journey to incredible Zanzibar!

DAY 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20: Zanzibar

You’ve finally arrived at Zanzibar and we’ve got some good news for you: paradise and tropical serenity awaits!

For the next five nights you’ll get to explore the very best that ‘Spice Island’ has to offer as you drink in breathtaking white beach views, relax and enjoy unparalleled tranquillity.

For water sports lovers, Zanzibar is a dream. During your visit you can take to the sparkling seas to enjoy a variety of activities including kitesurfing, kayaking, or how does a catamaran hobie cat adventure sound?

If those activities don’t satisfy your thirst for adventure, then an electric fat bike tour may peak your interest; you can even meet the friendly locals on a fun-filled town tour.

Whilst you’re visiting this paradise group of islands, resting and relaxing should be high on your agenda. Unwind, let go and enjoy yoga or spend an afternoon pampering yourself in an amazing spa.

During your 5-night stay you’ll reside at the 5 Star Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa, a family-owned, boutique luxury hotel. A visit here is an experience in itself and White Sand ranks amongst the top hotels in Zanzibar.

Dine at the restaurant and take advantage of your all-inclusive stay by helping yourself to plenty of refreshing drinks. Spend your evenings taking a glorious stroll along the pristine beach and before this safari of a lifetime concludes make sure you try stargazing; drift off under the canvass of thousands of shimmering stars and take it all in…

Accommodation
White Sands Luxury Villa
All Inclusive
White Sands Luxury Villa Website
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20: Zanzibar
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20: Zanzibar
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20: Zanzibar
21 Day Namibia & Zanzibar Self-Drive Luxury Safari - DAY 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20: Zanzibar
Optional Activities
Catamaran Hobie Cat
Electric Fatbike Tours
Stargazing
Water sports
Kitesurfing
Town Tours
Kayaking
Yoga
Spa

DAY 21: END OF TOUR

Your luxury self-drive safari has come to an end. It’s now time to head to the airport in plenty of time for your flight home.

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