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Highlights of Namibia

Private Travel | Self-drive | Wildlife 13 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £3235 Current prices from: £3235
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Classic self-drive itinerary, combining the best of Namibia’s north & south
  • Diverse landscapes, from red dunes to the shimmering white Etosha salt pan
  • A wide variety of wildlife, from Damaraland’s desert elephants to Etosha’s black & white rhinos
  • Visit the ancient rock art site of Twyfelfontein
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation

Caprivi Strip

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3493 3493 3391 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1559 1050 643 541 846 1355 1864 1966 1966
Sunshine hours 6 8 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1626 1526 883 201 20 10 0 0 20 231 713 1456
Rainy Days 15 13 9 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 13
Humidity E E E E VH H VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Damaraland

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2679 2679 2679 2475 2272 2170 2475 2679 2882 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1559 1457 1050 745 745 846 1152 1355 1457 1457
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 542 643 813 251 30 0 0 0 20 100 201 171
Rainy Days 8 8 7 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 5
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Etosha National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3391 3188 3086 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3391 3595 3493 3595
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1559 1050 745 643 948 1355 1763 1864 1864
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 10 10 9 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 954 1134 793 261 30 10 0 0 20 80 432 562
Rainy Days 14 13 9 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 7 8
Humidity H H H M L N N L H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kalahari Desert (Namibia)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3595 3391 3290 2984 2679 2272 2373 2577 2984 3290 3493 3595
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 1763 1254 643 236 134 337 846 1355 1661 1864
Sunshine hours 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 12
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 472 502 241 70 30 0 10 30 110 191 191
Rainy Days 8 8 7 5 2 1 1 1 1 3 4 6
Humidity E E E VH H M H H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1763

Luderitz

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2272 2272 2170 2068 1966 1966 1864 1864 1966 2068 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1457 1355 1152 1152 1050 1050 1050 1152 1254 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 10 9 9 8 9 9 9 10 11 12
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 20 40 30 20 30 20 20 10 10 0 10
Rainy Days 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 4/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1661 1559 1457 1355 1355 1254 1355 1355 1457 1661

Okahandja

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3086 2882 2577 2373 2373 2679 3086 3188 3290 331628
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1763 1457 1050 745 745 948 1254 1559 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 10 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 11 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 783 1004 873 301 40 10 0 10 30 120 301 331
Rainy Days 12 11 10 5 2 1 1 1 2 4 6 7
Humidity E E E VH H H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Okonjima

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 2984 2882 2679 2373 2475 2679 3086 3290 3290 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1559 1355 948 643 643 745 1152 1355 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 10 10 11 11 11 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 964 1185 873 381 50 10 0 20 30 110 351 452
Rainy Days 14 13 10 5 2 3 0 1 2 4 7 9
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Omaruru

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3086 2984 2679 2475 2475 2679 3086 3188 3290 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1559 1152 948 846 948 1254 1457 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 703 823 723 271 30 20 0 10 10 40 201 201
Rainy Days 11 10 8 4 2 2 0 1 1 3 6 6
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Ongava Private Game Reserve

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3086 3086 2781 2577 2577 2882 3290 3391 3391 3493
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1763 1457 1050 745 643 948 1355 1661 1763 1763
Sunshine hours 8 7 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 803 1004 773 241 20 0 0 0 20 50 321 462
Rainy Days 12 12 9 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 6 7
Humidity E E E E VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1966 1864 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1559 1661 1864

Sossusvlei

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 2984 2984 2781 2577 2373 2373 2373 2577 2679 2882 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1355 1050 846 745 846 948 1152 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 10 10 10 11 11
Daylight hours 13 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 110 151 40 10 10 0 10 10 0 10 0
Rainy Days 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Humidity L L L N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Swakopmund

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2272 2170 2170 2068 2068 1864 1864 1966 2068 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1661 1457 1254 1152 1050 1050 1152 1254 1457 1559
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 30 60 20 10 10 0 0 10 0 10 10
Rainy Days 2 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 7/H 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Windhoek

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 2984 2781 2679 2373 2068 2170 2373 2781 2984 3086 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1661 1355 948 745 643 846 1254 1457 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 10 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 853 853 331 60 10 10 10 30 120 251 341
Rainy Days 13 12 11 6 3 1 1 1 2 3 6 7
Humidity M M L L N N N N L M M M
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Days 1-2: Fly to Windhoek

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

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Villa Violet
    Villa Violet

    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 country.

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  • Okaukuejo Rest Camp
    Okaukuejo Rest Camp

    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 lodge.

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  • Elegant Farmstead
    Elegant Farmstead

    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 Okahandja.

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  • Desert Homestead Outpost
    Desert Homestead Outpost

    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.

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  • Camp Kipwe
    Camp Kipwe

    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.

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Dates & prices

HOB2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3235 per person

High season from £3495 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 4-star accommodation
    • Meet & greet service on arrival
    • Category W 4x4 car hire (Ford Ranger or similar)
    •10 breakfasts, 5 dinners

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