We Love —
- Experience the wonders of this beautiful country on this spectacular 9 night self-drive tour
- Explore the iconic dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei all at your own pace
- Stay in unique and comfortable lodges, camps and guest farms throughout your trip
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Your Destination —
As all of Africa, Namibia has abundant wildlife. The Etosha National park has over 114 mammal species, several of which are rare and endangered whilst others are endemic to northwestern Namibia and southwestern Angola only. About 340 bird species occur in the Park of which a third are migratory. Namibia also has large tracts of land declared as parks, or made available to the local communities, which lay unfenced and unfettered for wildlife to traverse.
It is its landscapes that Namibia is best known for, compared against its African sister countries. Image huge canvasses, uninhibited by man’s limitations, splashing swathes of colour of the vegetated undulating dunes of the Kalahari desert contrasted against the awe-inspiring star shaped dunes of the Namib Desert. The surreal Salvador Dali’esque Deadvlei, with its white clay pans, the red dunes and blue skies. The monumental mountain ranges in Damaraland, formed by the forces deep within the earth, similar to the Alps in Europe.
Your Itinerary —
Arriving at your lodge, situated near the entrance to Sesriem, the remainder of the day can be spent at leisure. Enjoy a late afternoon walk or take part in optional activities offered by your lodge. Overnight at The Desert Homestead.
Alternatively explore the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour, or view this awesome environment from the air on a scenic flight. Find your inner child and push adrenaline to its limits with extreme adventures such as skydiving over the desert or quad biking and sand boarding on the dunes. Take time to get the feel of this quaint town with its historic buildings, museums, shopping arcades and beach bar that has transformed into its own personality by the vibrant use of colour and the bohemian lifestyle. Overnight at Swakopmund Guesthouse with breakfast.
Day 10. Self drive from Ghaub Lodge to Hosea Kutako International Airport. After Breakfast, depart your lodge and travel south towards Windhoek. After strolling through one of the large craft markets in Okahandja, your route takes you between high mountain ranges back to the capital city, Windhoek, where your tour ends.
Your Accommodation —
The wide grassy valley in which the lodge is situated is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft Mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib Desert in the west. In this exquisite position, the lodge offers simple but stylish accommodation in thatched chalets which were designed with the fragile beauty of this remarkable environment in mind. Tranquil surroundings, Alfresco dining, delectably fresh farm cuisine, refreshing dips in the pool, stunning sunsets and sunrises are the basic pleasures at the lodge.
Situated in Swakopmund town centre and only a 5 minute walk from the beach and main shopping area, is the Swakopmund Guesthouse, owned and run by the Borg family. Previously used as a holiday home it has been completely revamped, in a very elegant and modern style. This particular bed and breakfast establishment caters for the more upmarket traveller. Most of their guests stay here because of high comfort levels, personalized service and the short distance to the beach!
The Lodge is situated in the heart of the Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy and boast 56 en-suite twin rooms, reception, lounge, curio shop, open dining room, bar and swimming pool. In construction utmost care was taken to reduce the visual impact on the environment and to blend into the mountainside with the use of thatch roofs, natural stone and paint colors toning in with the surrounding rock formations.
Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, and famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting. Accommodation is provided to suit every need, in premier bush chalets overlooking the waterhole; bush chalets and double rooms; or family chalets. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities.
Welcome to the Namibian Wilderness - Welcome to Etosha Aoba Lodge - situated on a 36.000 ha private game reserve adjacent to the Etosha National Park. - Nature and leisure at it's best - where you can participate in memorable activities or relax in a pleasant bush atmosphere.
Onguma Etosha Aoba is located along the dry “Omuramba Owambo” riverbed close to the Lapa. All bungalows have a private terrace with seating, shower / toilet, mini safe, "bush-minibar”, ceiling fan and tea / coffee facilities. For the winter season there are heating fans available. There is a swimming pool and a thatched bar, lounge and dining area that overlooks a small waterhole and free Wi-Fi.
Guestfarm Ghaub is located in the agricultural heartland of Namibia's fertile northern region. Sprawling lawns dotted with palm trees and original old-style mission buildings roll into wild bush and a view of Otavi Mountains in the distance. The major attraction at Guestfarm Ghaub is caving – a thrilling experience! The Ghaub cave is Namibia’s third largest cave and is about 38m deep and about 2,5km long. Book a two hour tour exploring the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites and revel in this wonder of nature.
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: are not included.
Car Hire: is included. For route details and distances, please see this map.