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Namibia is a wild country untouched by mass 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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Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Windhoek with Virgin Atlantic. (N)
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-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)
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)
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 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.
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)
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-star accommodation.
Please note that park entry
fees are payable locally.
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.
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