This popular self-drive itinerary is a flexible, cost-effective way to discover Namibia. Namibian’s drive on the left-hand side and, although 80% of the country’s roads are gravel, regular grading generally keeps them in good condition. Visit the giant red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the old German town of Swakopmund and impressive granite landscapes in Damaraland, where excursions include a wildlife drive in search of the elusive desert-dwelling elephants. Drive east to Etosha National Park which lends itself to self-drive safaris. The last night at Elegant Farmstead is a relaxed ending to the trip. This 2,800-hectare ranch has pretty gardens, good food and some interesting plains wildlife.
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Arrive in Windhoek. You will be met and assisted
with car hire delivery. Overnight at Villa Violet. (N)
Travel south to Sossusvlei and stay 2 nights at
Desert Homestead Outpost. (B)
Optional excursions. (B)
Drive to Swakopmund for 2 nights at the Villa
Optional excursions all day. (B, D)
Drive to Damaraland. Stay 2 nights at Camp
Kipwe. (B, D)
Optional excursions. (B, D)
Drive to Etosha National Park and stay 2 nights at
Okaukuejo Camp. Afternoon safari drive (in your
own vehicle) in the park. (B)
Self-drive inside Etosha National Park. (B)
Drive to Okahandja. Overnight at Elegant
Farmstead. (B, D)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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Kipwe, meaning blessed in Swahili, is nestled among boulders, facing out to superb scenery. Its eight rooms are round in shape, with large outside decks to admire the view. The outside, partially open bathrooms adjoining the bedrooms, have boulder, cement and rock walls, and roofs of rough mopane branches. The central area of the camp is raised and comprises four thatched domes. An outside boma area is an additional venue for fine-cooked meals. Activities at the camp include nature drives with the possibility of seeing the desert-adapted elephants in the dry season, Twyfelfontein excursions to the rock engravings and guided walks with Kipwe's experienced guides in front of the...
Desert Homestead Outpost is located in the same 7,000-hectare reserve as Desert Homestead Lodge at the base of a mountain looking out over the Naukluft mountains. Accommodation is in hut style cottages with thatched roofs, all individual from each other and each with a private viewing deck offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The main lodge itself is perfect for unwinding and offers an outdoor swimming pool and a viewing deck from where it is often possible to sight cheetahs, which roam the surrounding grasslands. Activities include visits to Sossusvlei, wildlife drives, hikes and horse-riding safaris.
Features: 12 rooms, lounge, outdoor swimming pool, sun deck, restaurant, bar, viewing deck, safety box at reception and viewing deck.
Room facilities: Mosquito nets, ceiling fan, writing desk, private deck and en suite...
The Elegant Farmstead is situated near Okahandja, approximately 60 km north of Windhoek in beautiful natural surroundings. The property combines the features of the old farmstead with modern elegant interiors and 11 stylish ensuite rooms. Relax in the tranquil gardens, pool or lounge area or take a scenic drive or walk through dry river beds or various nature trails. Enjoy a sundowner at nearby Signal Hill or a cultural visit to the Herero village Ovitoto and...
Okaukuejo is located 17km from the southern entrance of Etosha National Park and famous for its floodlit waterhole, where you can observe a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting at close quarters. Accommodation comprises premier bush chalets overlooking the waterhole, bush chalets and double rooms. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities. The camp is operated by the park authorities and facilities are generally of a lower standard than those of a privately run...
Villa Margherita is located 5 minutes from the main street of Swakopmund. A recently renovated colonial house, it is a historical building having been commonly known as Dr. Schwietering Haus (1908-1913). Most of the original structure has been preserved and consequently the old charm of this house remains. There are 7 double rooms, all of which have a private lounge area, flat screen television, safe, hairdryer and wireless Internet connection. Dinner and laundry are also available on request. Guests are welcomed either with a fruit basket or biscuits or Amarula glasses in their room and each day of their...
Situated in the leafy suburb of Klein Windhoek, Villa Violet offers five contemporary en suite rooms. The rooms open on to a patio with tables and chairs. There is a small pool in the garden area. This bed and breakfast is in close proximity to restaurants and shops, and a short drive away from the city centre, making it a convenient stop when entering or leaving the...
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