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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Windhoek

Windhoek

Touchdown at Windhoek airport, where you will be met and taken to the rental car depot to collect your rental car. Make your way to Olive Grove Guesthouse, where you can settle in and unwind for the night. We recommend Joe's Beerhouse for dinner - booking is essential and can be done online.

Main Destination:
Windhoek (City)
Accommodation:
Olive Grove Guesthouse
  • Mid-range guest house located in Windhoek (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Windhoek to Sossusvlei

Windhoek to Sossusvlei

Head down south to Sesriem, the entrance to the Namib Naukluft National Park. As you drive, you will notice a colour change in the surrounding landscape and pass through some beautiful areas. Arrive at Desert Camp, which is situated right at the entrance gate, just in time for dinner. For dinner, you can choose between eating at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge or receiving a barbecue pack from the Lodge (not included). You are welcome to pre-book this dinner with us for an additional fee.

Driving time: ~4.5 hours.

Main Destination:
Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes)
Best Time To Visit May to September (Less hot)
High Season July to November (Busy and high rates apply)
Best Weather May to September (Cooler during the day)

Wildlife in Namib-Naukluft NP

Accommodation:
Desert Camp
  • Mid-range self catering accommodation located less than 1hr drive from Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

Rise early and enter the park at 6 AM in order to spend the cooler hours of the day in Sossusvlei, watching the spectacular colour shift of the dunes as the sun climbs higher in the sky. Once the sun rises, climb up Dune 45 and Big Mama and pay a visit to Deadvlei. On the way back, you can also visit Sesriem Canyon. For the afternoon, relax on your terrace, or book an activity with the adventure centre at Sossusvlei Lodge.

Main Destination:
Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes)
Accommodation:
Desert Camp
  • Mid-range self catering accommodation located less than 1hr drive from Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Sossusvlei to Swakopmund

Sossusvlei to Swakopmund

Drive north to your next stop of the trip, the historically German coastal town of Swakopmund. On your way, stop off at Solitaire, which has a fabulous bakery. Drive through ever-changing landscapes - parts of this stretch may look as if someone had rolled out a velvety green carpet on top of the orange sand. You can stop along the way to see some of the up to 1,500-year-old welwitschia plants and the moon-like landscape close to Swakopmund. Take a stroll through town and maybe along the beach, looking out onto the rough and cold Atlantic Ocean. In the evening, go out for a traditional German dinner in town (not included).

Driving time: ~5 hours.

Main Destination:
Swakopmund (City)
Accommodation:
Driftwood Guesthouse
  • Mid-range guest house located in Swakopmund (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Swakopmund

Swakopmund

Explore Swakopmund, a breath of fresh sea air in the desert. There are many optional activities to keep you busy, from a leisurely catamaran cruise to view seals and dolphins, or a living desert tour to get a closer look at all the small desert-adapted creatures, to the many adventure activities offered here, such as quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving, etc. (activities not included).

Main Destination:
Swakopmund (City)
Accommodation:
Driftwood Guesthouse
  • Mid-range guest house located in Swakopmund (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Swakopmund to Twyfelfontein

Swakopmund to Twyfelfontein

Depart Swakopmund around 8 AM to drive up the Skeleton coast to Cape Cross, where you can have a quick look at the world's largest seal colony, before turning around to drive inland to the Twyfelfontein area. The name "Twyfelfontein" translates to "Doubtful Spring" in Afrikaans, referencing the unreliable nature of the water source in this captivating and historically significant area.

Driving time: ~5.5 hours.

Main Destination:
Twyfelfontein (Rock Art)
Best Time To Visit May to September (Animals are easier to see)
High Season July to November (Some places can get quite busy)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)

Wildlife in Damaraland

ElephantOccasional
LionVery Rare
LeopardVery Rare
ZebraRare
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CheetahVery Rare
HyenaVery Rare
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Damaraland
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Twyfelfontein to Etosha South

Twyfelfontein to Etosha South

Today, you will enter Etosha National Park through the western Galton Gate and go on your first self-guided game drive all the way to Okaukuejo Camp, where you will spend 2 nights. Spend the afternoons and evenings watching the best waterhole in the country, which is lit up at night.

Driving time: ~4 hours.

Main Destination:
Etosha National Park
Best Time To Visit July to September (Animals come to water)
High Season July to November (The park gets crowded)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)

Wildlife in Etosha NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
LionOccasional
HyenaOccasional
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White RhinoVery Rare
LeopardVery Rare
CheetahVery Rare
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Okaukuejo Resort
  • Mid-range chalet located inside Etosha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Etosha South

Etosha South

Etosha National Park is a mesmerising wildlife haven renowned for its expansive salt pan that dominates the landscape. Home to a diverse array of fauna, including elephants, lions, and rhinos, the park offers unparalleled opportunities for safari enthusiasts to witness the beauty of African wildlife in their natural habitat.

You can spend as much time as you'd like game driving through Etosha National Park. You can stop off at other camps and picnic spots for meals and breaks. Grab a map and plan your journey.

Main Destination:
Etosha National Park
Accommodation:
Okaukuejo Resort
  • Mid-range chalet located inside Etosha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Etosha South to Etosha East

Etosha South to Etosha East

After breakfast, check out and drive towards the East of the park, along the vast salt pans, an excellent area to find lions. Stretching over 4,800 square kilometers, this colossal salt flat transforms into a surreal, reflective surface during the rainy season, attracting myriad bird species and becoming a temporary home for flamingos. Overnight at Mushara Bush Camp.

Driving time: ~3-4 hours.

Main Destination:
Etosha National Park
Accommodation:
Mushara Bush Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Etosha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Etosha East to Okonjima Nature Reserve

Etosha East to Okonjima Nature Reserve

Head out on a final early morning game drive in the park before you make your way back down south to Okonjima Plains Camp. You will stay here for 1 night and enjoy a leopard-tracking drive in the afternoon, included in your stay.

Driving time: ~4 hours.

Main Destination:
Okonjima Private Nature Reserve
Accommodation:
Okonjima Plains Camp
  • Luxury lodge located inside Okonjima NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

Onkonjima Nature Reserve to Windhoek

Onkonjima Nature Reserve to Windhoek

Enjoy the very last breakfast of your Namibian adventure before driving back to Windhoek. Return your car to the depot and head to the airport by road transfer, where your journey draws to an end.

Driving time: ~3.5 hours.

Main Destination:
Windhoek Airport (Windhoek)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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