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Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Windhoek with Virgin Atlantic. (N)Day 2: Windhoek
Arrive and transfer to Olive Grove Guesthouse. Your hire car will be delivered this afternoon. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (N)Day 3: Namib desert
Drive to the Namib desert. Overnight at Desert Homestead Outpost (two Luxury rooms) in an incredible desert location. (B, D)Day 4: Namib desert
Drive through the Sesriem Gate to the giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei, with a stop at the 30-metre-deep 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)Day 5: Swakopmund
After a delicious campfire breakfast, ride back to the lodge. Drive to Swakopmund and stay 2 nights at Cornerstone Guesthouse, a luxury, self-catering, three-bedroom apartment. Afternoon at leisure to explore the German town of Swakopmund. (B)Day 6: Swakopmund
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)Day 7: Damaraland
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)Day 9: Etosha National Park
Drive north towards Etosha National Park and stay 2 nights just outside the park at Etosha Village (two separate chalets). In the afternoon, we recommend a drive into Etosha National Park for some wildlife viewing. (B)Day 10: Etosha National Park
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)Day 11: Okonjima
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)Days 12-13: Fly home via Johannesburg
Morning wildlife activity. Drive to Windhoek to drop off your car hire and fly home via Johannesburg. Arrive the next day. (B) (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Standard tour:
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.National parks:
Please note that park entry fees are payable locally.Tailor-made travel:
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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 relax.
Okonjima Plains Camp (formerly Okonjima Main Camp) has 24 very comfortable and spacious rooms and two secluded swimming pools 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 cheetahs and leopards. Additional facilities include an outside fireplace, a restaurant and bar. Okonjima activities include visiting the AfriCat Information and Carnivore Care Centre, which offers an insight into the work of the AfriCat Foundation and the opportunity to radio-track leopards from the safety of a 4x4 vehicle. The leopards roam freely and catch their own prey within the 20,000-hectare Okonjima Nature Reserve. If you are staying for 2 nights or longer there is also a guided Bushman Trail. It is an easy walking trail, and the guide focuses on the art of making traditional artefacts and how the San ...
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 area.
Desert Homestead Outposts Fly Camp is a temporary camp that is set up for between two and eight guests. The tents are canvas dome tents with netted windows and comfortable camp beds raised from the ground. This mobile camp is semi-permanent and is erected for horse riding groups only. Guests usually arrive at the camp at sunset and enjoy a hot bucket shower, situated slightly away from camp. Dinner is served next to a crackling fire . Sleep inside the dome tent on a comfortable camp bed or, if you prefer, on a stretcher outside, underneath the stars. Features: Between 1-4 tents, campfire, open-air dining. Tent amenities: Camp beds, thick mattresses, white linen.
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. <br>Room facilities: Mosquito nets, ceiling fan, writing desk, private deck and en suite bathroom.
Cornerstone Guesthouse is a small, peaceful bed and breakfast, located in Swakopmund's old town near the marine museum and the old brewery, and within easy walking distance of the sea and the town centre. It offers the charm and intimacy of a family-run B&B combined with the modern amenities of a luxury hotel. Whilst the property only offers breakfast, a number of cafés, restaurants and pubs are within a few minutes of the guesthouse. There are 5 rooms, which can be configured as a double or twin, each with its own private entrance and patio with table and chairs. Inside, the rooms are light and spacious and all have an en suite bathroom with shower. Two of the rooms can be connected, creating a family room if necessary. Room facilities include an LCD flat-screen satellite television, mini fridge, complimentary tea & coffee facilities, a safe and wireless internet access.
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 camp.
Low season from £3295 per person
High season from £3775 per person
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