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  • 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

In south western Africa lies a land of compelling fascination, a land for those who worship at the shrine of Africa at its most resplendent, but also at its most unconventional. This is Namibia. Described by the bushman as the “Soul of the World”, Namibia is rugged, natural, soulful and liberating. Whilst nature has been fierce and unforgiving, it has also been bountiful.

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

Day 1. Self drive from Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH] to The Desert Homestead. Your journey starts by traveling south into the heart of the Namib Desert, an area with awe-inspiring landscapes and majestic dunes.

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.
Day 2. This day calls for an early rise, as you will forever remember the picture of a sunrise over the mighty dunes of the Namib Desert. Gaze at the bright splash of sun-baked sand combined with the mighty play of shadows cast onto the layside of the dunes. From Sossusvlei visit Dead Vlei, a surreal white clay pan surrounded by monumental dunes and dotted with age-old camelthorn trees. Traveling back, visit the Sesriem Canyon, an 18 million year old gorge eroded into the conglomerate floor. Overnight at The Desert Homestead with breakfast.
Day 3. Self drive from The Desert Homestead to Swakopmund Guesthouse. Today you travel via the Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund, a tranquil coastal town situated between the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the Welwitschia plains and the aptly named Moonlandscape, two of the attractions during this scenic drive. In Swakopmund, you will have the option of participating in some of the adventurous activities on offer. These could include scenic flights, dolphin cruises, quad biking, parasailing, dune boarding. Overnight at Swakopmund Guesthouse with breakfast.
Day 4. Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities ranging from adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here. Embrace the relaxed pace of this idyllic coastal town whilst enjoying coffee and freshly baked pastries in one of the many café’s.

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 5. Self drive from Swakopmund Guesthouse to Twyfelfontein Country Lodge. On your way to Damaraland visit the largest fur seal colony in southern Africa at Cape Cross. Your lodge for the evening is situated in the heart of the Damaraland, where game such as rhino, desert elephant and kudu roam freely. A visit to the Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes is particularly rewarding in the later afternoon. En route to your lodge you can stop at various local street stands to purchase handcrafted artifacts and a wide variety of minerals and gemstones. Overnight at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge with breakfast.
Day 6. Self drive from Twyfelfontein Country Lodge to Okaukuejo Resort. After breakfast, visit Twyfelfontein, a National Heritage Site and an “open air art gallery” that boasts over 2500 different Bushman rock engravings and rock paintings. En route to your lodge you can also visit a traditional Himba village and meet these proud and statuesque people. The Himba still adhere to their traditional values and cultures and are one of the last truly nomadic tribes on Earth. Travel further north to the Etosha National Park, where you will overnight this evening. Overnight at Okaukuejo Resort with breakfast.
Day 7. Self drive from Okaukuejo Resort to Onguma Etosha Aoba Lodge. Entering the Etosha National Park in the early morning, your time will be devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found here. The park surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan, and is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The park’s waterholes support a diversity of mammals and birds, including species such as black-faced impala, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik. Overnight Etosha Aoba Lodge with breakfast.
Day 8. You have the entire day available for extensive game viewing experiences. No game drive is the same; all waterholes hold new surprises and attract different animal species that you may not have seen on previous game drives. Overnight Etosha Aoba Lodge with breakfast.
Day 9. Self drive from Onguma Etosha Aoba Lodge to Ghaub Lodge. Departing the Etosha National Park, you travel south through Namibia’s maize triangle with its majestic Otavi Mountain range. This is one of the most scenic locations in Namibia - perfect for undertaking scenic walks or guided nature safaris on the private nature reserves. Overnight Ghaub Lodge with breakfast and dinner.

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

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Spend 2 nights at The Desert Homestead on a bed & breakfast basis.
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.
Spend 2 nights at Swakopmund Guesthouse on a bed & breakfast basis.
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!
Spend 1 night at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge on a bed & breakfast basis.
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.
Spend 1 night at Okaukuejo Resort on a bed & breakfast basis.
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.
Spend 2 nights at Etosha Aoba Lodge on a bed & breakfast basis.
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.
Spend 1 night at Ghaub Lodge on a half board basis.
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.

Weather

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Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Africa is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

What's Included?

2 Nights Accommodation Desert Homestead - Breakfast & Dinner (See itinerary)
2 Nights Swakopmund Guesthouse - Breakfast
1 Night Twyfelfontein Lodge - Breakfast
1 Night Okaukuejo Camp - Breakfast
2 Night Etosha Aoba Lodge - Breakfast
1 Night Ghaub Guest Farm - Breakfast & Dinner (see Itinerary)
10 Days Car hire - SUV
Deluxe Travel Planner
Taxes and Tourism Levy

Not Included

All International / Domestic Flights & taxes
Visas
Travel & Personal accident insurance
Personal Expenses
Excursions / Activities not specified
Gratuities

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You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

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We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

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You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

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The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

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You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

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