The Namib Desert stretches from the south all the way along the Namibian coastline for over 1,500km and heads 200km inland. It’s spectacular. The world’s only coastal desert and the world’s oldest. From the giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei, also some of the world’s highest, to the cold Atlantic Ocean and the resort town of Swakopmund. Damaraland is easily one of the most scenic regions in Namibia, home to the desert-adapted elephants and of course no Namibian holiday is complete without a big game safari in Etosha National Park set against the backdrop of the stark white pan so large you can see it from space.
Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha, Windhoek
- Discover the giant sand dunes and endless desert landscapes of the Namibia Desert in Sossusvlei
- Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast. Explore the world's only coastal desert
- Rock engravings, giant granite boulders and desert-adapted wildlife in Damaraland
- Go on safari in Etosha National Park, one of Africa's great game parks
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- Meals (details on request)
- Vehicle hire
- Meet and Greet
- Airport transfers
- 24/7 in-country support
- Comprehensive travel diary with detailed itinerary
What's NOT included?
- International flights
- Personal travel insurance
- Visas and visa applications
- Optional extra activities
- Park entry fees
- Staff gratuities
DAY 1: WINDHOEK (1 NIGHT)
Welcome to the enchanting world of Namibia! Today marks the beginning of your extraordinary self-drive safari. As you arrive in Windhoek, the capital city, prepare to be whisked away on an immersive adventure.
Awaiting your arrival is a knowledgeable representative, who will not only assist you with the vehicle rental formalities but also share fascinating insights about the wonders that lie ahead. Feel the excitement building as you step into your vehicle, ready to conquer the vast Namibian landscapes.
Before settling into your exquisite accommodation for the night, take the opportunity to discover the vibrant spirit of Windhoek. Immerse yourself in the colourful blend of cultures, exploring local markets brimming with unique crafts and tasting the flavours of traditional Namibian cuisine.
As the day draws to a close, surrender to the charm of the Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel, your sanctuary nestled amidst the captivating beauty of Klein Windhoek. Unwind in luxurious surroundings, relishing a delectable dinner while contemplating the adventures that await you on this remarkable safari.
With dreams of Namibia’s majestic landscapes dancing in your mind, rest well tonight, for tomorrow begins a journey beyond imagination.
Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel Website
DAY 2 & 3: SOSSUSVLEI (2 NIGHTS)
Leaving the vibrant capital city behind, your self-drive safari ventures deep into the captivating region of Sossusvlei. Here, amid the majestic landscapes of towering sand dunes and endless horizons, you will discover the true essence of Namibia’s natural wonders.
Awe-inspiring moments await as you arrive at the prestigious Desert Homestead Lodge, an oasis of luxury nestled in the heart of the desert. Indulge in the lodge’s incredible amenities, where a refreshing swimming pool invites you to cool off under the scorching sun. Unwind on your private veranda, embracing the peaceful ambiance and allowing the desert breeze to caress your skin.
Set out on an enchanting exploration of the iconic Sossusvlei on a 4x4 adventure. As the sun rises, witness the dunes transform with ever-changing hues of gold and crimson. Ascend the towering Big Daddy or conquer the famous Dune 45, capturing breath-taking vistas from their summits. Delve into the surreal beauty of Deadvlei, where ancient camel thorn trees stand as silent witnesses to the passage of time.
For a unique perspective, embark on a horseback ride across the vast desert plains. Traverse ancient paths, encountering graceful wildlife and immersing yourself in the untouched wilderness that surrounds you. Feel the rhythmic beats of hooves in harmony with the serene surroundings, creating a truly unforgettable experience.
Each evening, relish the lodge’s exceptional dining, savouring a fusion of flavours crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Gather around the evening campfire, sharing tales of your desert exploits and marveling at the star-studded skies that adorn the vast Namibian horizon.
Desert Homestead Lodge Website
DAY 4 & 5: SWAKOPMUND (2 NIGHTS)
Next your magical self-drive adventure continues along the Namibian coast to the charming town of Swakopmund: days 4 & 5 of your “Namibia Highlights” safari will be filled with coastal delights and a fusion of cultural and outdoor experiences.
Settle into the exquisite Swakopmund Luxury Suites, where coastal elegance meets modern comfort. Each spacious and tastefully decorated bedroom offers a serene retreat, adorned with plush furnishings and sprinkled with contemporary coastal touches. Drift into dreams of the ocean as you rest upon luxurious bedding, ready to embark on new adventures.
Swakopmund, with its unique blend of German colonial architecture and seaside allure, offers an array of activities to suit every taste. Dive into exhilarating ocean adventures such as dolphin and seal cruises, kayaking, or even deep-sea fishing. For the thrill-seekers, sandboarding down the towering dunes of the nearby Namib Desert is an absolute must.
Immerse yourself in the town’s rich cultural heritage by exploring local markets, art galleries, and indulging in delectable cuisine influenced by both German and African flavours. Unwind with leisurely strolls along the charming promenade, soaking up the refreshing sea breeze and admiring the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
As the sun sets, delight in Swakopmund’s renowned seafood culinary delights at local restaurants, accompanied by the finest Namibian wines. Reflect on the memories created during the day, mingling with fellow travelers or simply relishing the tranquil ambiance of your luxurious accommodation
Swakopmund Luxury Suites Website
DAY 6 & 7: DAMARALAND (2 NIGHTS)
As your self-drive safari winds its way deeper into the enigmatic wonders of Damaraland, get ready to surrender to the mesmerising secrets that await you over the next two days. Step into a realm of untamed beauty and captivating experiences, where nature’s mystique unfolds at every turn.
Camp Kipwe becomes your luxury basecamp amidst this untamed landscape, offering a sanctuary nestled within the wilderness. Here, you’ll find respite as you take advantage of the camp’s opulent ammenities, but the true allure lies beyond the camp, where Damaraland reveals its breath-taking highlights and thrilling activities.
Embark on awe-inspiring game drives, venturing into the heart of the wilderness guided by expert trackers. Encounter the legendary desert-adapted elephants, witnessing their majestic presence in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for other elusive wildlife, such as giraffes, zebras, and lions, as they navigate this rugged terrain.
Explore the ancient wonders of Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage site adorned with ancient rock engravings. Trace your fingers over the stories etched into time, a glimpse into the lives of those who once roamed these lands. Marvel at the geological formations that have stood the test of time, their grandeur a testament to the forces of nature.
Venture on guided nature walks, immersing yourself in the raw beauty of Damaraland. Traverse hidden valleys, where remarkable flora and fauna have adapted to survive in this harsh environment. Listen to the whispers of the wind as you discover secret caves, their depths harbouring the secrets of this ancient land.
As the sun sets, bask in the tranquility of the wilderness, savouring the quietude of this untamed sanctuary. Allow the stories of the day’s adventures to linger in your thoughts, as you reflect on the untamed beauty and the mystical charm that permeates every corner of this region.
Camp Kipwe Website
DAY 8: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - SOUTH (1 NIGHT)
After an unforgettable time in Damaraland your self-drive adventure leads you to the wildlife wonderland of Etosha National Park South. Prepare for a thrilling night immersed in the heart of the African savannah, where enchanting encounters with majestic wildlife await.
Arriving at Etosha Village, your basecamp for the night, you’ll find yourself surrounded by natural beauty and comfortable amenities. Settle into your accommodation, designed to blend harmoniously with the environment, ensuring a peaceful retreat after a day of safari exploration.
Venture into the expansive wilderness of Etosha National Park South, known for its abundant wildlife. Embark on exhilarating game drives, guided by experienced rangers, as you search for elephants, lions, rhinos, and an array of plains game that roam freely through the park. Witness the remarkable interplay between predator and prey, capturing unforgettable moments of the circle of life.
At Etosha Village, immerse yourself in the seductive ambiance of the African night. Indulge in delectable cuisine, savouring the flavors of Namibia under the stars. Reflect on the day’s wildlife encounters, sharing stories and photographs that capture the essence of this extraordinary safari experience.
Etosha Village Website
DAY 9 & 10: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - EAST (2 NIGHTS)
For the final two days of this epic safari adventure you will travel to the untamed wilderness of Etosha National Park East. Settle into the exquisite Mushara Bush Camp, where luxury and nature seamlessly merge, offering an unforgettable safari experience.
Awake to the calls of the wild as you step into the heart of Etosha’s iconic landscapes. Join thrilling game drives led by knowledgeable guides, venturing into the park’s diverse habitats in search of Africa’s iconic wildlife. From herds of elephants and giraffes gracefully roaming the plains to elusive predators such as lions and cheetahs stealthily prowling their territories, every moment in Etosha East is filled with anticipation.
Indulge in the unique experience of guided nature walks, allowing you to connect intimately with the park’s smaller wonders. Learn about the intricate ecosystems and observe the smaller inhabitants, from colourful birdlife to fascinating insects, as they go about their daily routines.
Back at Mushara Bush Camp, retreat to your elegant and comfortable accommodation, adorned with traditional touches and modern amenities. Unwind on the veranda, taking in the panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness, or cool off in the inviting swimming pool, providing a refreshing oasis amidst the African savannah.
Mushara Bush Camp Website
DAY 11: WINDHOEK (DEPARTURE / END OF TOUR)
As your exhilarating safari adventure comes to an end, it’s time to bid farewell to the captivating wonders of Namibia.
Journey back to Windhoek, reflecting on the extraordinary memories and unforgettable moments you’ve experienced throughout your self-drive safari. Cherish the wild landscapes and the rich wildlife encounters as you return to the vibrant city, knowing that your departing flight home awaits, carrying you back to your own corner of the world.
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