28 Day Best Of Namibia Luxury Self-Drive Safari
Welcome to an extraordinary 28-day adventure of a lifetime - the Best of Namibia Luxury Self-Drive Safari. This meticulously crafted itinerary will take you through some of the most breathtaking regions of this captivating country, offering you an unparalleled opportunity to explore its natural wonders at your own pace.
Your adventure begins in Windhoek, the vibrant capital of Namibia, where you will kick off your self-drive expedition. From there, you will venture into the expansive Kalahari Desert, immersing yourself in its vastness and encountering its unique flora and fauna. Next, you’ll make your way to the awe-inspiring Fish River Canyon, the second-largest canyon in the world, where you’ll witness its dramatic landscapes and marvel at unbelievable views.
As you continue your journey, you’ll delve into the mesmerising Namib-Rand Nature Reserve, exploring its towering red dunes and experiencing the surreal beauty of the world’s oldest desert. The coastal town of Swakopmund awaits you next, offering thrilling activities such as quad biking, sandboarding, and marine wildlife encounters.
You’ll then head to Damaraland, a rugged and remote region, where ancient rock art, fascinating geological formations, and desert-adapted wildlife await your discovery. The journey continues to Etosha South, a wildlife haven teeming with lions, elephants, giraffes, and countless other species. You’ll spend your days on exhilarating game drives and immerse yourself in the incredible diversity of this iconic national park.
Moving eastward, you’ll explore Etosha East, where vast salt pans and open plains create a striking contrast against the backdrop of the African sky. Finally, your adventure concludes in Central Namibia, where you’ll marvel at the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei and gain a fascinating insight into big cats at the Africat Foundation.
Throughout this extraordinary journey, you will be staying in some of Namibia’s most luxurious lodges, hotels, and camps, ensuring utmost comfort and relaxation after each day’s exploration. Get ready to be captivated by Namibia’s natural wonders, enchanted by its wildlife, and immersed in a world of luxury and adventure. Let the Best of Namibia Luxury Self-Drive Safari begin!
Windhoek, Kalahari, Fish River Canyon, Namibrand, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha South, Etosha East, Central Namibia
- Windhoek- Explore the vibrant capital city of Namibia. Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting markets, museums and historical landmarks
- Kalahari- Nanigate the vast expanse of the Kalahari Desert. Embark on a guided bushmen walk and experince an unforgettable cheetah encounter
- Fish River Canyon- Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Fish River Canyon. Hike along the rim of the canyon, capturing magical views and experiencing its grandeur up close
- Namib-Rand- Explore the mesmerising Namib-Rand Nature Reserve, enjoy exhilarating activities such as quad biking and get set for an unforgettable stargazing experience
- Swakopmund- Experience the coastal charm of Swakopmund-Enjoy thrilling adventures like a dolphin cruise and kayaking with seals
- Damaraland- Uncover the rugged beauty of Damaraland, characterised by ancient rock formations and unique desert-adapted wildlife
- Etosha South- Embark on an extraordinary adventure in Etosha South, renowned for its abundant wildlife.Participate in captivating rhino tracking excursions, getting up close to these majestic creatures in their natural habitat
- Etosha East- Explore the majestic landscapes of Etosha National Park's eastern region. Embark on a romantic Onguma Sunset Drive and engage in interpretative bush walks
- Central Namibia- Visit the Africat Foundation, dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of Africa's big cats, and gain insights into their vital work. Embark on thrilling nature/game drives, exploring the stunning wilderness
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Our team of expert safari architects specializes in creating personalized, high-end safaris in Namibia that exceed your expectations. From luxury accommodations to unforgettable wildlife encounters, every detail of your safari is tailored to your desires. Whether you're a seasoned safari-goer or it's your first time, our commitment to exceptional service ensures an unforgettable adventure.
- Meet & Greet On Arrival
- Car Hire
- Private Guide And Vehicle As Indicated
- Accommodation As Indicated
- 24 Hour Personal Support
- Meals As Indicated
- Activities As Indicated
- Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)
- Flights As Indicated
- Luxury Safari Care Package
- 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
- Any Items Of Personal Nature
- Park Entry Fees (Self-Drive)
- Fuel (Self-Drive)
DAY 1 Windhoek
As your Namibian safari adventure begins, touch down in Windhoek where a warm welcome awaits. Upon arrival, a friendly SecretNamibia representative will greet you, ensuring a seamless transition to your awaiting rental vehicle. To complement your safari experience, a luxury safari care package will be handed to you.
Afterwards, delve into the vibrant capital city of Windhoek, a blend of modernity and rich cultural heritage. Roam through bustling markets, visit fascinating museums, and immerse yourself in the captivating history and architecture of this cosmopolitan gem.
In the evening, retire to the luxurious comfort of Windhoek Luxury Suites, where indulgent amenities and impeccable service await. Rest, rejuvenate, and prepare for the remarkable adventure that lies ahead.
Bed & Breakfast
Windhoek Luxury Suites Website
DAY 2 & 3: Kalahari
Leaving Windhoek behind, venture into the vast embrace of the Kalahari Desert. Awe-inspiring landscapes and unique wildlife experiences await. Engage in exhilarating activities like hiking, immersing yourself in the serenity of this remarkable desert realm. Uncover the ancient wisdom of the San Bushmen on insightful Bushmen Walks, as they share their deep connection with the land.
Throughout your Kalahari exploration, experience the epitome of luxury at Bagatelle Game Lodge, your haven amidst the desert. Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment and savour exquisite cuisine, while the untamed beauty of the Kalahari stretches beyond your doorstep. Let the wonders of the Kalahari captivate your senses, leaving an indelible mark on your Namibian safari journey.
Bagatelle Game Lodge Website
Sundowner Game Drives
DAY 4, 5, 6 & 7: Fish River Canyon
Leaving the Kalahari’s enchantment behind, your journey continues to the awe-inspiring Fish River Canyon, where nature’s grandeur takes center stage. As you arrive at Fish River Lodge, perched on the canyon’s edge, be prepared to have your breath taken away by the panoramic vistas that stretch endlessly before you.
For the next few days, immerse yourself in the splendor of this geological masterpiece. Embark on exhilarating mountain biking adventures, conquering challenging trails that wind through rugged landscapes and reveal hidden gems along the way. Lace up your hiking boots for a canyon rim walk, tracing the edge of the immense chasm and relishing in the sheer magnitude of the canyon’s depths.
As the sun begins its descent, indulge in unforgettable sundowner drives, watching as the sky is transformed into a canvas of warm hues, while the canyon below is bathed in golden light. Sip on a refreshing drink, savouring this magical moment in nature’s embrace.
In the evenings, find solace and relaxation at Fish River Lodge, where luxury and tranquility intertwine. Allow yourself to indulge on exquisite cuisine and reflect on the wonders witnessed throughout the day!
Fish River Lodge Website
Canyon Rim Walk
DAY 8, 9, 10 & 11: Namib-Rand
Leaving the captivating Fish River Canyon behind, next stop on this luxury safari adventure is the remarkable NamibRand Nature Reserve, a pristine wilderness of ever-changing landscapes and extraordinary beauty. As you arrive at Wolwedans Dune Camp, nestled harmoniously amidst the rolling dunes, a sense of tranquility envelops you.
Immerse yourself in the celestial wonders of the night sky during unforgettable stargazing experiences. Marvel at the brilliance of the stars above, unobstructed by city lights, as you delve into the mysteries of the universe.
Embark on exhilarating hikes, venturing into the heart of this desert paradise. Feel the warm sand beneath your feet and witness the diverse flora and fauna that have adapted to this arid environment. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, quad biking adventures provide an exhilarating way to explore the vast dunes and open landscapes.
No visit to NamibRand would be complete without a thrilling excursion to Deadvlei. Traverse the ancient clay pan, surrounded by towering red dunes and the skeletal remains of camel thorn trees, frozen in time.
Throughout your stay at Wolwedans Dune Camp, indulge in the epitome of luxury, where understated elegance meets eco-friendly design. Reconnect with nature and find serenity in this pristine corner of NamibRand, where every moment is infused with the magic of the desert.
Wolwedans Dune Camp Website
DAY 12, 13 & 14: Swakopmund
Continuing onwards, your safari luxury safari adventure now takes a thrilling turn as you venture towards the bustling coastal town of Swakopmund.
Leaving the mesmerising landscapes of NamibRand behind, the allure of the Atlantic Ocean awaits. Arriving at the elegant Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel, nestled near the shores, you are greeted by a sense of excitement and anticipation. Get ready to immerse yourself in a plethora of exhilarating activities as well as the coastal charms that Swakopmund has to offer.
From skydiving over majestic landscapes to embarking on desert explorations and encountering playful dolphins on a cruise, every moment in Swakopmund promises unforgettable experiences. Settle into your luxurious abode, indulge in delectable cuisine, and let the coastal ambiance weave its magic around you. Your journey has now reached a new chapter, where adventure and relaxation blend seamlessly in the enchanting realm of Swakopmund.
Bed & Breakfast
Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel Website
Living Desert Tour
Kayacking with Seals
DAY 15, 16 & 17: Damaraland
Next your journey leads you to the rugged beauty of Damaraland, a captivating region steeped in ancient wonders. Arriving at the remarkable Camp Kipwe, nestled amidst the striking rock formations, a sense of awe and tranquility washes over you.
Embark on an extraordinary elephant tracking experience, as you venture into the untamed wilderness in search of these majestic giants. Witness their gentle presence and learn about their remarkable behaviour in their natural habitat.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein, where ancient rock engravings depict the stories of early civilizations. Marvel at the rich cultural heritage and archaeological significance of this sacred place.
Discover the otherworldly landscapes of Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes, geological wonders that showcase the raw power of nature’s forces. Let the intricate formations and vibrant hues leave you spellbound.
At Camp Kipwe, find solace in this stunning resting place harmoniously integrated with the surrounding environment. Kick back in the open lounge and relish in the serene ambiance of this magical corner of Namibia.
Camp Kipwe Website
Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes Excursion
Guided Nature Drive
Self-Guided Nature Walks
DAY 18, 19 & 20: Etosha South
Continuing your extraordinary odyssey, the next chapter of your luxury safari expedition unveils the untamed wilderness of Etosha National Park’s southern region.
As you bid farewell to the surreal landscapes of Damaraland, a newfound sense of anticipation propels you forward, like a river flowing seamlessly into the next adventure.
Arriving at the magnificent Ongava Lodge, perched atop an ancient hill, a harmonious transition occurs. The whispers of the wild grow louder, drawing you deeper into the immersive realm of nature’s wonders. Here, at the nexus of luxury and untamed beauty, you will witness the grand spectacle of African wildlife. From graceful herds of elephants to the stealthy movements of elusive predators, every encounter in Etosha South will leave an indelible imprint on your soul.
Ongava Lodge, a sanctuary of opulence seamlessly integrated into the natural landscape, welcomes you. Relax and unwind amidst the lodge’s awe-inspiring facilities, which include a sparkling pool.
Get ready to embark on exhilarating game drives, be captivated by breathtaking sunsets on Onguma drives, and immerse yourself in the captivating world of birding. Your Etosha adventure awaits, where the wild reveals its most intimate secrets.
Ongava Lodge Website
Onguma Sunset Drives
DAY 21, 22, 23 & 24: Etosha East
After experiencing epic wildlife encounters in Etosha South, your journey continues to the tranquil oasis of Etosha East. As you transition from the wild to serenity, a new chapter unfolds, inviting you to immerse yourself in the pristine landscapes of this captivating region.
Arriving at the remarkable Onguma The Fort, a sanctuary nestled within the wilderness, a sense of tranquility envelops you.
During this leg of the tour embark on interpretative bush walks, guided by experienced trackers who share their vast knowledge of the flora and fauna that thrive in this untouched realm. Let the whispers of the wilderness guide your steps as you connect with nature on a profound level.
Discover the hidden wonders of Onkolo Hide, a haven of stillness and observation. Witness the enchanting wildlife as they quench their thirst at the nearby watering hole, offering you a front-row seat to their natural behaviours.
At Onguma The Fort, surrender to the lap of luxury, where every detail is meticulously crafted to create an extraordinary experience. Enjoy a rejuvenating massage and make the most of the lodge’s magnificent facilities, which include a refreshing swimming pool and incredible private viewing deck.
Onguma The Fort Website
Onguma Sunset Drives
Interpretative Bush Walks
DAY 25 & 26: Central Namibia
As your luxuy self-drive adventure through Namibia nears its conclusion, you venture into the heart of Central Namibia, a region teeming with cultural and conservation wonders.
Arriving at the renowned Okonjima Bush Camp, nestled amidst the vast landscapes, prepare to be enthralled by the rich diversity that awaits.
Embark on a transformative visit to the Africat Foundation, where you’ll witness their remarkable efforts in conserving Namibia’s big cats. Gain insights into their rehabilitation programs and the vital role they play in protecting these magnificent creatures.
As twilight descends, head into the enchanting wilderness on a thrilling night drive. Witness the nocturnal world come alive, as your expert guide unveils the secrets of the bush under the moonlit sky.
At Okonjima Bush Camp, immerse yourself in comfort and rustic charm. Relish in your plush bed, gorge on delicious cuisine, and unwind amidst the natural beauty that surrounds you.
Okonjima Bush Camp Website
Sundowner Game Drive
DAY 27: Windhoek
On the final day of your remarkable Namibian self-drive safari, you return to the vibrant city of Windhoek. As you bid farewell to the enchanting wilderness, your journey comes full circle.
Reunited with the sophisticated comforts of Windhoek Luxury Suites, you reflect upon the unforgettable memories woven into the fabric of your adventure. Relax and relish in the last evening, savouring the city’s charm, and reminiscing about the incredible landscapes, wildlife encounters, and cultural encounters that have shaped your journey. Tomorrow, with a heart full of cherished moments, you depart, forever carrying the spirit of Namibia within you.
Bed & Breakfast
Windhoek Luxury Suites Website
DAY 28: END OF TOUR
After your final night at Windhoek Luxury Suites, enjoy a delicious breakfast before driving back to the airport, in time for your departing flight home.
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