Day 1 : Windhoek
You will be met by the car rental company representative on arrival and transferred to their offices in Windhoek to complete all rental procedures. You will then meet with our representative to hand over your travel documents.
The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing at your own leisure. If you would like to do a guided city tour (3 hours) then we can make these arrangements for you.
For dinner tonight, you can head into town for a bite to eat at one of Windhoek's well known restaurants. We recommend Joe's Beerhouse as it is popular with locals and tourists alike.
Days 2 - 3 : Sossusvlei
After breakfast, you can still pop into town for anything you might need and then it's time to depart, heading south from Windhoek to your lodge for the next 2 nights. The route will take you either via the beautiful Spreetshoogte or Remhoogte Pass, both showcasing the natural beauty of Namibia
Wake up early for breakfast (Day 3) and then head to the entrance to Sossusvlei, the Sesriem Gate. You get to spend the whole day in the beautiful Sossusvlei area, exploring the highlights: Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Dune 45, Big Daddy, Elim Dune and the Sesriem Canyon.
You can return to the lodge for lunch or arrange a lunch pack to enjoy in the dunes and return late afternoon for a well-earned rest!
Optional extra activities: Hot air balloon safari, Nature drives
Days 4 - 5 : Swakopmund
Depart after breakfast and head north to Solitaire, then west crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, through the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons via the Namib Gravel Plains to the coast. We suggest that you either travel via Walvis Bay to Swakopmund, or (recommended) detour via Ganab to the Welwitschia Plains and Moon Landscape.
The Namibian coastline is generally known as The Skeleton Coast due to the barren areas, ship wrecks and, in days gone by, whale skeletons left on the beach.
1 full day is set aside for this lovely area where Swakopmund and Walvis Bay offer a wide range of activities such as: Dolphin cruise, Sandwich Harbour excursion (a real Skeleton Coastexperience), Dune quad biking, Sand boarding, Sea kayaking, Lots more...
Lunches and dinners can be enjoyed at a cafe or restaurant overlooking the sea. We recommend Jetty 1905 and the Tug Restaurant, but there are plenty of options to choose from.
Days 6 - 7 : Twyfelfontein
Today head north along the Skeleton Coast, via Henties Bay to visit the Cape Cross seal colony. Along the way, stop at the Lichen Fields as well as the ship wreck between the colourful small town of Wlotskasbaken and Henties Bay. You will then backtrack to Henties Bay and head inland through wide open plains to Uis, then north to the Twyfelfontein area.
Why not visit Namibia’s Open Air Museum, the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings as well as the interesting Organ Pipes rock formations and Burnt Mountain. You can also visit the Damara Living Museum for a hint of culture.
You can also take a drive with your guide, west (4x4 needed) to the Huab River to look for the desert adapted elephants as well as other game such as oryx, springbok, ostrich and lots more.
Day 8 : Etosha South
After breakfast it is time to drive east towards Khorixas stopping at the Petrified Forest en-route. From Khorixas head further east along the tar road to Outjo and then north to your lodge which is situated very close to the southern entrance of Etosha, the Anderson Gate.
If time permits, enter Etosha for an afternoon game drive. Depending on how often you stop today, you should arrive at your lodge in time for lunch (optional extra). On entering the park, the first stop would be Okaukuejo where you pay your entry fee (included) and we suggest you pop in at the local shop to purchase some drinks and snacks and most importantly, a map of Etosha which will show you all the waterholes along the way
Etosha is one of Africa's great game parks. With 114 species of mammal and 340 species of birds you are sure to see a great variety of wildlife on your safari.
Days 9 - 10 : Etosha East
From one side to the other side of the park is a full day game drive as you head slowly east stopping at numerous waterholes along the way. Take a slow drive in the morning and then enjoy a snack or lunch overlooking one of the waterholes before continuing on through the park to the eastern side.
One full day is set aside for game viewing, either all day or alternate with morning and afternoon drives. These are self-drive game drives but you can arrange at the lodge to go with their open safari vehicle and guide (optional extra).
Day 11 : End of Itinerary
Head back to Windhoek today, where the vehicle is dropped off and your holiday comes to an end. The journey back to Windhoek takes approximately 6 hours so ensure you leave plenty of time to catch your flight. If you would prefer to book an extra night in Windhoek this can be easily arranged.