Namibia is a wild country unspoilt by tourism yet offering a wide variety of activities and plenty of small guesthouses and lodges that cater for families. This self-drive tour visits the spectacular landscapes of the Namib desert and Damaraland as well as the remarkable wildlife of Etosha and Okonjima including rare black rhinos, Africa's largest elephants and rescued animals at the AfriCat Foundation.
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Arrive and transfer to Olive Grove Guesthouse.
Your hire car will be delivered this afternoon. The
remainder of the day is at leisure. (N)
Drive to the Namib desert. Overnight at Desert
Homestead Outpost (two Luxury rooms) in an
incredible desert location. (B, D)
Drive through the Sesriem Gate to the giant sand
dunes of Sossusvlei, with a stop at the 30-metredeep
Sesriem canyon. This afternoon, meet your
horse riding guide and ride out across the wide
open plains to a desert camp for a sunset drink and
dinner prepared on a crackling bushfire. (B, D)
After a delicious campfire breakfast, ride back to the
lodge. Drive to Swakopmund and stay 2 nights at
An der Mole, a luxury, self-catering, three-bedroom
apartment owned by Cornerstone Guest House.
Afternoon at leisure to explore the German town of
Morning guided kayaking tour to the remote
Pelican Point peninsula. En route, pass the Walvis
Bay wetlands with plenty of flamingoes and
pelicans, as well as one of the largest salt mines in
the world. While kayaking, look out for Cape Fur
seals, bottlenose dolphins, black-backed jackals and
even brown hyenas. Afternoon at leisure. (N)
Travel inland to the heart of Damaraland with
its rugged landscape. En route, perhaps take the
hour-long scenic walk up to the White Lady rock
painting tucked under a small overhang deep
within Brandberg mountain, the highest mountain
in Namibia. Continue to Camp Kipwe for a 2-night
stay (two separate bungalows) set among red,
granite boulders. (B, D)
Day 8: Damaraland
Day at leisure. We recommend exploring some of
Damaraland’s ancient geographical features such
as the Twyfelfontein rock art, the Petrified Forest,
Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. (B)
Drive north to Etosha National Park and stay 2
nights just at Etosha Village (two separate chalets).
In the afternoon, we recommend a drive into
Etosha National Park for some wildlife viewing. (B)
Full-day wildlife drive in Etosha National Park, home
to elephants, which are reputed to be the largest in
Africa, as well as rare black rhinos. (B, D)
Drive South to Okonjima, home to a variety of
animals rescued by the AfriCat Foundation. Stay 1
night at The Plains Camp (two Standard rooms) and
choose from a wide range of activities. (B, D)
Morning wildlife activity. Drive to Windhoek to drop
off your car hire and fly home via Johannesburg.
Arrive the next day. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch,
D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on
alternative accommodation standards, to discuss
flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call
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Separated from the sea by the promenade and a well-tended public garden, An der Mole is a comfortable, self-catering apartment in a prime location on the edge of Swakopmund's main swimming beach. An Der Mole has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a main en suite. It has a large, private, sheltered balcony with tables, chairs and loungers, overlooking the seafront.
Features: One double bedroom, two twin bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite), lounge with satellite TV, fully equipped kitchen, barbecue, open-plan dining area, laundry, dishwasher, double garage, free Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: 1 en suite room; the main double bedroom and one twin room have sea views with French windows that open up onto the...
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...
Etosha Village is surrounded by spectacular green and gold Mopani forests, just a few minutes' drive from the Okaukuejo Gate, which accesses Etosha National Park. Both breakfast and dinner are served as delicious buffets while lunches are a la carte. Many self-drive guests order a lunch or breakfast pack the night before to take on self-drive or guided excursions in the park. Activities that can be booked at the lodge include wildlife drives, sunset drives, stargazing and bush dinners.
Features: 45 accommodation units, restaurant, bar with a big screen television, curio shop, large swimming pool and 2 children's pools.
Room amenities: Twin beds, air conditioning, en suite bathroom with shower, sleeper couch (two small children under 12), electronic safe, private patio, tea & coffee facilities, outside seating...
Okonjima Lodge (Main Camp) has 16 en-suite double rooms and a secluded swimming pool surrounded by beautiful gardens where a variety of birds and animals may be encountered. This is the best place in Namibia (and probably the world) to view and learn about the conservation of cheetah and leopard. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, outside fire-place and a restaurant and bar.
Okonjima activities include visiting the AfriCat Welfare Project and tracking leopard in the 4,500 ha private nature park. There is also a guided Bushman Trail. Birding and game drives are offered on request if you are staying longer than 2 days. For those staying 2 nights or more it may also be possible to track hyena on foot. At the present time the cheetah tracking is suspended until the enclosure can be enlarged as the predators are becoming too dominant, however, it may be possible to search...
The Olive Grove Guest House is situated close to the city centre in a quiet area. There are nine en suite rooms featuring direct dial telephone, private safe, satellite television and air conditioning. The open air lounge, spa bath, plunge pool and tranquil garden are all wonderful settings in which to...
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