This diverse self-drive adventure travels through some of the most dramatic scenery in northern Namibia. Wildlife viewing is central to this itinerary, finishing up with an opportunity to see Okonjima's big cats at close quarters.
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Fly to Windhoek via Johannesburg. Arrive the next
day and pick up your hire car. Overnight at Olive
Grove Guest House. (N)
Drive to Spitzkoppen in Damaraland and stay
2 nights at Spitzkoppen Lodge. Activities include
hiking, birding, visiting Bushman rock art sites
and horse riding. Brandberg Mountain, with the
White Lady rock painting is also within striking
distance. (B, D)
Drive to Etendeka Concession Area. En route visit
the Twyfelfontein rock art site set in an impressive
granite boulder landscape. Stay 2 nights at Etendeka
Mountain Camp. Activities include nature walks and
drives, and the popular ‘crystal walk’. (B, L, D)
Drive south to the #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy and
stay 2 nights at Hobatere Lodge. Activities include
wildlife drives (day and night) and bush walks.
The 8,808 hectare concession area is home to a
wide variety of wildlife including elephants, lions,
leopards, cheetahs and nocturnal animals such as
aardvarks. (B, L, D)
Drive through the less explored western sector of
Etosha National Park, stopping en route at the
prolific waterholes. Enter the adjoining Ongava
Private Game Reserve and stay 2 nights at Ongava
Tented Camp. Activities include tracking rhinos on
foot and wildlife drives. (B, L, D)
Drive south to Okonjima, home to a variety of
animals rescued by the AfriCat Foundation.
Activities include radio-tracking of leopards and
cheetahs, walking Bushman trails and a chance to
learn more about the AfriCat Foundation’s crucial
work. (B, L, D)
Drive south to Windhoek. Fly to London, via
Johannesburg. (B) Arrive the next day. (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 020 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Etendeka (meaning 'layered mountain') is one of Namibia's communal conservancies. The landscape and wildlife here is protected but the local people use it also. Etendeka Mountain Camp is set amid the dramatic scenery created by ancient lava flows. Simple, wholesome meals are prepared and enjoyed under the African skies. Days here are spent exploring the stunning scenery and wildlife on foot and in open vehicles with extremely knowledgeable guides, Bonnie and Dennis, who can be quizzed on anything from rhino poaching, animal spoor and 'pronking', to the incredible flat-topped, basalt mountains, covered in colourful quartz crystals. Wildlife includes desert-adapted elephants and rhinos, Hartmann's mountain zebras, oryx and kudus.
Features: Lounge, dining room, bar, small plunge pool, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: 11 tents with lavatory and open-air bucket...
Located on the western side of Etosha National Park, Hobatere lodge is set in a concession of 8,000 hectares and has its own private airstrip. Comfortable thatched style chalets and bungalows make up the lodge which also has a veranda overlooking a nearby waterhole. One of the primary objectives of the lodge is to increase benefits for the local community and the conservation of the environment and its wildlife, adding a real eco-friendly feel to the lodge. Activities include wildlife drives (early morning and night), nature walks with experienced and knowledgeable rangers in the area and drives into Etosha National Park.
Features: 14 rooms, outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar, lounge, curio shop, veranda.
Room amenities: Writing desk, bedside lamp, tea & coffee making facilities, en suite...
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...
Ongava Tented Camp is a small classic traditional tented camp. Guests sleep in "Meru" tents which are the classic East African style of tent. Each have double doors to allow for uninterrupted views of the bush and waterhole in front of camp and every tent has its own covered veranda. The tents have been tastefully furnished each with its own ensuite thatched bathroom with flush toilet and unique open air private shower. The bar and dining area is built out of rock and thatch and has an intimate feel. Drinks and dinner can be enjoyed around the open air fire place and swimming pool, both of which overlook a productive floodlit waterhole situated at eye level in front of the...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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NNE2018: 11 Nights
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Okonjima lies in the Omboroko Mountains in the Waterberg Plateau of...
Ongava is one of the largest private game reserves in Namibia, covering over...
Windhoek is a small but bustling city with a continental atmosphere. It is...