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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • Clients collect their self-drive vehicle at the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival in Etosha National Park

Arrival in Etosha National Park

Welcome to Namibia! After a hopefully relaxed flight, you'll have arrived in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. After that, you will be transferred to the car rental company, where you will receive your rental car. After a detailed briefing, it's finally time to get started. Today you will drive to the north and start your trip off with a drive towards Etosha National Park. On the almost 4-hour drive, you can stop in Otjiwarongo for a coffee and some snacks. The Bohemia Book Shop Café is recommended, they offer sandwiches and cake in a cosy atmosphere.

If you arrive early enough, you could even spend this afternoon in Etosha National Park. Etosha National Park sets the scene for Namibia’s foremost wildlife showcase. Here, a series of waterholes guarantee spectacular game viewing, flanked by mystical, open grasslands along the edges of the inhospitable Etosha Pan. Your day will end with a delicious meal in the relaxing atmosphere of the lodge.

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:
Etosha Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located just outside Etosha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Explore Etosha National Park

Explore Etosha National Park

Today is spent on a safari! It is recommended to start early in the morning to have the best chance to spot animals just after sunrise. With a bit of luck, you might be able to see lions, hyenas, elephants, rhinos, and more today! But the other animals of Etosha Park should not be underestimated either. Huge herds of zebras, wildebeests, and springboks roam the area, coming surprisingly close to the safari cars. After an interesting and exhausting day in the bush, you will go back to the lodge to rewind with a G&T on the sundowner deck.

Main Destination:
Etosha National Park
Accommodation:
Etosha Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located just outside Etosha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Drive to Eastern Etosha National Park

Drive to Eastern Etosha National Park

Today you will drive to the Eastern part of Etosha. Eastern Etosha National Park is one of the quieter areas of the park, where visitors are few and game viewing is excellent! Expect typical Etosha landscapes of stark, white pans interspersed with patches of grassland. The scenery is breathtaking as herds of elephants frolic by the water, predators lurk in the distance and herds of antelope roam majestically through the landscape. For photographers, the park offers countless opportunities to take impressive pictures of the wildlife and the landscape. The evening is spent at the lodge, going through the best pictures of the days in Etosha.

Main Destination:
Eastern Etosha National Park
Accommodation:
Onguma The Fort
  • Luxury lodge located inside Onguma GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Explore Onguma Private Game Reserve

Explore Onguma Private Game Reserve

Today is spent in the eastern part of Etosha. You will explore Fisher's Pan on the lookout for the lion pride and try your luck with the elephants at the Dik Dik drive. This specific area of the park promises a high density of leopards, but their natural skill of hiding in perfection makes a sighting always difficult. After a full day of safari, you will head back to the lodge to relax.

Main Destination:
Onguma Private Game Reserve
Accommodation:
Onguma The Fort
  • Luxury lodge located inside Onguma GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Drive to the Kavango Region

Drive to the Kavango Region

The next leg of this trip takes you to the far north, to Rundu. Home of the famous Kavango woodcarvers, Rundu sits on the banks of the Okavango River in the north of Namibia. It is the most northerly town on the B8, which then goes on to head east into the Zambezi. Rundu is a good stopover spot on the way to embark further into the Zambezi region. You can enjoy the amenities at the lodge and look forward to a great dinner, served with a view of the Okavango River.

Main Destination:
Kavango Region
Accommodation:
Hakusembe River Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located outside Zambezi Region
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Drive to the Zambezi Region

Drive to the Zambezi Region

Today you drive via Divundu towards the Kwando River, which you will explore by boat. Several animal species, such as hippos and crocodiles can be observed in the riverbed. You will enjoy the sunset along with bird calls and hippo grunts with a G&T in your hand—life could be worse! The evening is spent at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Zambezi Region
Best Time To Visit June to September (Animals easier to spot)
High Season July to November (The area never gets crowded)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)

Wildlife in Zambezi Region

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoAbundant
LionOccasional
WildebeestOccasional
Show more
BuffaloOccasional
LeopardVery Rare
HyenaRare
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Namushasha River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwabwata NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Enjoy the Lush Zambezi Region

Enjoy the Lush Zambezi Region

Today you can explore the Mudumu National Park, a 737sq km park bordered on its western side by the Kwando River. Its Mopane woodlands and dense savannahs are a haven for various animal species and a few exceptional bird species. The African bush never disappoints with its diverse flora and fauna. After an exciting day, you will go back to the lodge to relax.

Main Destination:
Zambezi Region
Accommodation:
Namushasha River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwabwata NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Enjoy the Lush Zambezi Region

Enjoy the Lush Zambezi Region

Another day is spent in the lush green region of the Zambezi. You can go on a river cruise and later transfer to a game vehicle, for an excursion in the national park, looking out for African elephants. Alternatively, the setting of the lodge invites you to relax and fully take in the special atmosphere of this place. The day will end with a Zambezi sunset and a delicious dinner.

Main Destination:
Zambezi Region
Accommodation:
Namushasha River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwabwata NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Kavango Region

Kavango Region

On this day you will drive back towards Divundu, a tiny settlement at the base of the Kavango-Zambezi. The town is perched on the B8 road, with the bridge that crosses the Chobe at its side and is a short distance from Bwabwata National Park and Popa Falls. You should pay a visit to the stunning Popa Falls, a series of rapids rather than a typical waterfall, but they still provide a beautiful natural spectacle. You can walk along the riverbanks, take photos, and enjoy the surrounding scenery.
Alternatively, you can explore the Mahango Game Reserve. This nearby game reserve is a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts. It's home to a diverse range of animals, including elephants, buffalos, giraffes, antelopes, and more. After an exciting day, the lodge offers the ideal atmosphere to end the day.

Main Destination:
Kavango Region
Accommodation:
Shametu River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Zambezi Region
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Arrive at Grootfontein

Arrive at Grootfontein

Today you will head south again, reaching Grootfontein as the next stopover. As Namibian self-drive tours can be quite driving-intense, this stop invites you to relax and recharge, as it is an ideal area for hikes and walks. After that, the swimming pool is the perfect place to relax and unwind on a hot Namibian day.

Main Destination:
Grootfontein (Town)
Accommodation:
Fiume Lodge & Game Farm
  • Mid-range chalet located in or near Grootfontein
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

Explore Grootfontein

Explore Grootfontein

Another day in Grootfontein, where you can visit the Hoba Meteorite, the largest known meteorite on Earth. It's just a short drive outside of Grootfontein. The meteorite is estimated to be over 80,000 years old and provides fascinating geological and historical insight. After exploring the meteorite, you will head back to Grootfontein and visit the Grootfontein Museum. This museum showcases the cultural and historical heritage of the region, with exhibits on local tribes, early settlers, and the area's mining history. It's a great place to learn about Namibia's past. The evening can be spent in one of Grootfontein's many restaurants, exploring the local cuisine.

Main Destination:
Grootfontein (Town)
Accommodation:
Fiume Lodge & Game Farm
  • Mid-range chalet located in or near Grootfontein
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 12

Drive to Windhoek

Drive to Windhoek

Today you will make your way back to Windhoek. Balancing tradition and modernity, Windhoek is a great stop for travellers visiting Namibia. Maintaining its German colonial character, this neat capital treats you with vibrant architecture, varied cuisine and delicious Namibian beer. You can use the last day in Namibia to buy souvenirs, for example on the way to Okahandja at the Craft Market. Don't be fooled by the many dealers, you have to negotiate to get the best prices. Alternatively, the Craft Market in Windhoek offers a more relaxed atmosphere and a beautiful terrace with delicious cakes and other culinary delights. The last night can be spent at Joe's Beerhouse, an iconic restaurant/bar in the heart of Windhoek.

Main Destination:
Windhoek (City)
Accommodation:
The Elegant Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Windhoek
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 13

Departure

Departure

After one last night in Namibia, you will drop your car at the rental company and be transferred to the airport.

Main Destination:
Windhoek (City)
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.
  • Clients return their self-drive vehicle at the airport.

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