Namibia self-drive

Namibia self-drive

 

13 days|12 nights

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Includes -all accommodation and meals on a full board basis unless otherwise specified; vehicle hire; activities and game drives as specified; meet and greet services; park fees and government taxes. 

Excludes – international flights; visas, airport taxes, insurance, telephone, drinks, items of a personal nature, gratuities; fuel.

Departures -flexible

Operates – all year

Olive Grove Hotel, Windhoek

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Arrive at the International Airport in Windhoek, where you will be met by Wilderness representatives who you will find incredibly helpful. Drive to Windhoek in your hire vehicle and check into Olive Grove Guesthouse. This is a very slick boutique establishment with very comfortable rooms and exceptional food. Cool down in the small pool before going out for dinner, or arranging dinner at the next door property, the extremely up-market, “Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel.”

Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei

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After an incredible breakfast, drive from Windhoek to Kulala Desert Lodge (approximately 6 hours) where you will spend two nights. Kulala Desert Lodge is situated within the arid Namib Desert on a private 37 000 Wilderness reserve and is closest to the red dunes of Sossusvlei, the highest sand dunes in the world. The landscape is spectacular, empty and vast, but as you get into the reserve you will see the most beautiful antelope in Africa, the gemsbok. The lodge consists of canvas “kulalas” with en-suite bathrooms and verandahs. Each unit has a deck on the flat rooftop where bedrolls are placed for guests to sleep out in the open. On the following day you will leave the lodge early for a day at the dunes. After climbing the dunes, you will have a picnic lunch. Nature drives and walks are offered on the reserve. At extra cost, enjoy a balloon safari or hire a quad bike (following tracks to minimise damage to the environment).

Swakopmund

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After breakfast drive from the lodge to Swakopmund, where you will spend two nights at the Hansa Hotel (approximately 6 hours drive). Swakopmund is predominantly a German town and the architecture along with palms trees and wild ocean is rather quirky. The Hansa hotel dates back to 1905 and is one of the oldest building in town. It’s comfortable and has good food. Swakopmund offers a wide range of activities including quad-biking in the desert. It has an incredible variety of curio shops with wonderful local craft. There’s a great choice of restaurants especially at the pier.

Mowani Mountain Camp, Damaraland

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After breakfast, drive along the Skeleton Coast to Henties Bay, before turning into the interior of Damaraland. Drive for approximately six hours to Mowani Mountain Camp. This is a very pretty camp nestled amongst the boulders with wonderful views. Have sundowners on the rocks and enjoy cooling down in the small rock pool. Mowani is ideally situated for guests to visit Twyfeltontein with its ancient San rock engravings and paintings.

Ongava Tented Camp

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Drive from Mowani to Ongava Tented Camp (approximately 5 hours) situated in the 30 000 hectare privately owned Ongava Game Reserve on the border of Etosha National Park. Accommodation consists of 8 large comfortable walk-in tents with ensuites. There is a wonderful communal area with a swimming pool that looks onto a much-frequented waterhole. It is amazing to be able to sit on the deck and have a conversation with a male kudu! This is such a wonderful little camp, that we suggest three nights. Enjoy game drives where you will see white and black rhino on the reserve. Spend a day in Etosha National Park, where lion, elephant, cheetah, gemsbok, springbok and hartebeest can be seen.

Okaukuejo Rest Camp

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Drive for approximately 6 hours south to Okonjima, where you will spend two nights. Okonjima is the home of the AfriCat Foundation which is committed to researching and rehabilitating Namibia’s threatened wild cat population. Activities include radio-tracking leopard and cheetah, game drives and nature walks. Experience the bushman trail, where guides demonstrate and explain the traditional lifestyle and philosophy of the unique and ancient people. The camp has a lovely atmosphere with a swimming pool for cooling down in the day.

Departure

After breakfast, drive south for approximately 4 hours to the Windhoek International Airport for your onward arrangements.