16-DAY CLASSIC NAMIBIA SAFARI SELF-DRIVE *

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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
  • For dinner tonight, you can head into town for a bite to eat at one of Windhoek's well-known restaurants

      

Day 2: Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve

  • After breakfast, you can still pop into town for anything you might need and then depart heading south from Windhoek to the red sand dunes of the Kalahari
  • Spend the remainder of the day at leisure in this beautiful setting
  • Optional activities here include game and nature drives as well as a Cheetah and Bushman experience.

Day 3: Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve

Walk with the San

  • One of the most interesting and exciting activities on Intu Afrika is an hour long ‘Bushman Walk’ in the Kalahari landscape . The term ‘Bushman’ now referred to as the San people, refers to the nomadic hunter-gatherers indigenous to this area. The San People know the Kalahari Desert better than any other human beings and have survived the dry conditions for generations. They have studied nature and know where to find food and water in the harsh conditions of the unrelenting and unforgiving desert landscapes. They are hunter-gatherers, hunting with bows and arrows, trapping small animals and eating edible roots and berries and they eagerly demonstrate this to guests.
  • What makes this phenomenal experience is the click language that the San use to express themselves and with dramatic illustrations, guests are able to communicate with and understand the interesting information the San people share.
     

Included

1 x Activity (Walk with the San)

Day 4: Sossusvlei

  • After breakfast, you can still enjoy a early morning activity before heading west.
  • Arrive at the vast and beautiful Sand Sea of Sossusvlei Area and enjoy the afternoon relaxing or partake in one of the lodge afternoon activities (optionl)

Day 5: Sossusvlei

  • Wake up early for breakfast (Day 5) and then head to the entrance to Sossusvlei, the Sesriem Gate
  • 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
  • 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: Guided Sossusvlei excursion, Hot air balloon safari, Nature drives

 

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Day 6: 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
  • Either via Walvis Bay to Swakopmund, or detour via Ganab to the Welwitschia Plains and Moon Landscape

   

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Day 7: Swakopmund

  • The Namibian coastline is generally known as The Skeleton Coast due to the barren areas, shipwrecks 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 Coast experience), Dune quad biking, Sand boarding, Sea kayaking, Lots more…
  • Lunches and dinners can be enjoyed at a cafe or restaurant overlooking the sea

     

Day 8: Damaraland

  • 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
  • Backtrack to Henties Bay and head inland through wide open plains to Uis, then north to the Twyfelfontein area
  • Visit to Namibia's Open Air Museum, the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings as well as the interesting Organ Pipes rock formations and Burnt Mountain
  • Visit the Damara Living Museum for a hint of culture

   

Optional

Day 9: Damaraland

  • Today you can explore the many beautiful sights around Twyfelfontein, experience the Damara Living Museum, have a look at the Organ Pipes  and Petrified Forest on own account

Day 10: Etosha South

  • After breakfast, drive east towards Outjo
  • Head 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 and I 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

 

Day 11: 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 packed lunch (optional extra) overlooking one of the waterholes before continuing on through the park to the eastern side

  

Day 12: Etosha East

  • 1 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 13: Erindi Game Reserve

  • After breakfast you drive south to Erindi Private Game Reserve. 
  • On arrival you can enjoy the fantastic view over the Waterhole from the restaurant or cool off in the pool 
  • Enjoy a wholesome Buffet Dinner while watching Elephant, Rhino, Hippo's & Crocodiles at the lit waterhole 

 

Day 14: Erindi Game Reserve

  • Today you have the choice of many extra activities offered by the lodge (Optional). Some fun interaction with Bushmen will be fantastic for the kids. 

  

Expert tips

(KINDLY NOTE GAME DRIVES ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE OF 6)

Optional

Erindi

Day 15: Windhoek

  • Head back to Windhoek and do some last minute souvenir shopping at the Okahandja Wood 
  • Carvers Market or in Windhoek.
  • Your vehicle is dropped off 
  • The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing at your own leisure
  • For dinner tonight, you can head into town for a bite to eat at one of Windhoek's well-known restaurants

  

Day 16: End of Itinerary

  • Transfer to the airport to catch your departure flight. (Keep in mind that you need to be at the airport 2 hours prior and the airport is still a 45 minute to 1 hour drive from town)
  • End of Services
  • Depending on flight arrival or departure time, we can skip Windhoek and stat with your tour and add value by spending more time at one of the highlights you prefer

   

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