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This popular self-drive itinerary is a
flexible, cost-effective way to discover
the best that Namibia has to offer. Visit
the giant red sand dunes of Sossusvlei,
the adventure town of Swakopmund
and impressive granite landscapes in
Damaraland, where excursions include
a wildlife drive in search of elusive
desert-dwelling elephants. Drive east to
Etosha National Park which lends itself
to extraordinary self-drive safaris in
search of some of the many big cats that
roam the region. Namibian's drive on the
left and, although most of the country's
roads are gravel, regular grading
generally keeps them in good condition.
Overnight flight from London to Windhoek, via Johannesburg. On arrival you will be met and assisted with your car hire collection. Overnight at Villa Violet. (N)Day 3: Sossusvlei
Travel south to Sossusvlei, home to some of the world’s largest sand dunes. Stay 2 nights at Desert Homestead Outpost. (B, D)Day 4: Sossusvlei
Spend the day exploring. Sites of interest include: the eerily beautiful scorched trees of Deadvlei; the scalable Dune 45 and Big Daddy; and the stunning Sesriem Canyon. (B, D)Day 5: Swakopmund
Drive to Swakopmund for 2 nights at the Villa Margherita. (B)Day 6: Swakopmund
The distinctly German town of Swakopmund is famed for its excursion opportunities and offers some world-class wildlife encounters. Join catamaran cruises to see seals, whales, dolphins, penguins and a host of other bird and marine life, or enjoy a living desert experience which brings you face to face with the strange creatures that make the dunes their home. (B)Day 7: Damaraland
Drive to Damaraland. Stay 2 nights at Camp Kipwe. (B, D)Day 8: Damaraland
One of the most scenic and untamed regions of Namibia, Damaraland is unlike anywhere else on Earth. Hidden among the wild landscapes, and well worth a visit, are the fascinating ancient rock paintings and engravings of Twyfelfontein. (B, D)Day 9: Etosha
Drive to Etosha National Park and stay 2 nights at Okaukuejo Camp. Afternoon safari drive (in your own vehicle) in the park. (B)Day 10: Etosha
Self-drive inside Etosha National Park, where common animal sightings include: elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, jackals, hyenas, meerkats, mongooses, honey badgers, zebras and wildebeest. Cheetahs, rhinos and many other species can also be found here. (B)Day 11: Okahandja
Drive to Okahandja, just north of Windhoek, for a leisurely last overnight stay at The Elegant Farmstead. (B, D)Days 12-13: Fly to London
Drive back to Windhoek and fly to London, via Johannesburg. (B) (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Superior tour
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
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Okaukuejo is located 17km from the southern entrance of Etosha National Park and is famous for its floodlit waterhole, where you can observe a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting at close quarters. Accommodation is comprised of 102 chalets of five varieties that differ in location, size and facilities. The camp is operated by the park authorities and facilities are therefore generally of a lower standard than those of a privately run lodge. However, the extraordinary wildlife encounters on offer here more than make up for any lack of luxury. Features: 102 rooms, 3 swimming pools, restaurant, bar, lounge, curio shop, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Vary with room category but all have: private bathroom, air conditioning, kettle and fridge.
The Elegant Farmstead, located near Okahandja, approximately 60km north of Windhoek in beautiful natural surroundings, is a property which combines the external features of an old farmstead with modern elegant interiors. The 11 stylish and tastefully furnished rooms are spacious and modern, while the tranquil gardens, large outdoor pool and cosy lounge area create a relaxed environment for unwinding before or after a long day of travel. The 2,500-hectare farm is home to a large variety of wildlife, including springboks, elands, waterbucks, giraffes, kudus, warthogs, jackals and ostriches, along with plenty of visiting birdlife.
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.
Nestled seamlessly amongst the rocks of the Aba Huab valley, north-west Namibia, Camp Kipwe is the very definition of a hidden gem. Instead of displacing the huge boulders that dot the region, the camp incorporates them into the design and uses the nooks and crannies created to form pockets of peace and privacy for the guests in each of the 10 rooms. The eco-friendly property also has a number of quiet communal areas where guests can relax and mingle, including a large lounge area and outdoor pool.
Low season from £3235 per person
High season from £3495 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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