This 14-days self-drive tour allows you to experience 'Classic Namibia' in all its beauty.
Flight Europe – Namibia
Night flight to Windhoek Namibia
Arrival in Windhoek
Arrival and transfer to the lodge. In the middle of the African bush we
can relax in the garden and by the pool, from where we have a beautiful view of
the farmland. In the afternoon we take a farm tour.
Guesthouse Voigtland near the airport (DBB)
Journey to the edge of the Kalahari
In the morning we pick up our rental car and drive via Rehoboth and
Kalkrand into the Kalahari. At sunset we take a nature tour in an open jeep in
the up to 30 m high red longitudinal dunes with typical flora and fauna of the
Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge in the Kalahari (FB)
Drive to Sesriem/Sossusvlei
Over the scenically spectacular Tsarisbergpass we drive today to
Sesriem. On the way, the fantastic landscapes at the edge of the Namib give us
an idea of what to expect in the next few days: the unbelievable expanses of
the Namib Desert with scattered island mountains and dune landscapes. You can visit
the Sesriem Canyon on your own in the afternoon.
Sossusvlei Lodge near the park entrance (DBB)
Own drive to Sossusvlei, the highest dunes in the world. As the sun is
still quite low in the morning, the high dunes shimmer golden, yellow, and
reddish on one side, but are dark and shady on the other side. Thus, the dune
ridge stands out razor sharp. Short hike and visit of the photogenic Dead Vlei
with its dead tree trunks. Afterwards the journey continues north via Solitaire
to the interesting lodge.
Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge in the Namib Desert (BB)
Over the Gaub- & Kuiseb-Pass to Swakopmund
We pass the Gaub- and Kuiseb and cross the central Namib Desert. On the way we will certainly see ostriches, but maybe also springboks, zebras and oryx antelopes. Via Walvis Bay we reach the coastal town of Swakopmund, where we spend the night directly by the sea. Strand Hotel Swakopmund by the sea, Luxury Room (BB)
Today we take a remarkably interesting boat trip in the lagoon of Walvis Bay. We see seals, dolphins, flamingos, and pelicans.
In the afternoon, many activities are possible (optional). Shop, enjoy the beach, visit the museum, the aquarium, or the crystal gallery. Quad biking in the dunes is also possible.
Strand Hotel Swakopmund by the sea, Luxury Room (BB)Day 8
Drive to the Erongo-Mountains
We say goodbye to the ocean and drive to the Erongo mountains. In the north we see the majestic Spitzkoppe, also called the Matterhorn of Namibia, which rises 600 metres out of the plain. Our lodge is embedded between bizarre rock formations of granite. Guided hikes in this wildly beautiful landscape are offered.
The Erongo Wild (DBB)Day 9
Journey to Etosha National Park
Today we want to go as fast as possible to the
realm of the animal kingdom, to the Etosha National Park. The park is one of
the largest game reserves in the world and is considered one of the most
outstanding game parks in Africa. The animals are attracted by the Etosha Pan,
a huge depression, which is rarely filled with rainwater. At the edge of the
pan there are waterholes where flocks of land animals and birds can be found
whole year round. The mineral-rich water allows grasses, bushes, and trees to
thrive, in which the game likes to hide. Own game drives in the park. In the
evening we can watch the coming and going at the illuminated waterhole.
Camp Okaukuejo in the Park,
Waterhole Chalet (BB)
Etosha National Park
Exciting animal observations await us today in the Etosha National Park. We have the whole day to visit the different waterholes and to oberve animals like giraffer, kudus, zebra, oryx antelope, black-faced impala, blue wildebeest, springbok, ostrich and with some luck lions and other big cats.Camp Halali in the Park (BB)
Journey through the eastern Etosha
we enjoy the abundance of wildlife in the park and watch many wild animals at
the waterholes quenching their thirst. In the evening we leave the park in
eastern direction. For dinner we enjoy a delicious glass of wine at the lodge.
Mushara Bush Camp at the eastern
park entrance (DBB)
We leave the wildlife of the Etosha National
Park and drive via Tsumeb and Otjiwarongo to the legendary Waterberg. Just
before Tsumeb we can visit Lake Otjikoto, where the Germans sank their cannons
in 1915. The Waterberg is a natural paradise with unique vegetation. It is
known for its rare animal species, a colourful bird life and its magnificent
landscape. Waterberg Wilderness Lodge at the Waterberg (DBB)
In the morning, we do a guided hike to the Waterberg Plateau, where we
see almost all the trees and bushes that can be found in Namibia. The
magnificent view of the vast savannah is our reward for the ascent. In the
afternoon we can relax by the pool or book a round trip on site (optional).
Waterberg Wilderness Lodge at Waterberg (FB)
Today we drive to Okahandja, where we can visit
the big woodcarving market. We continue to Okapuka, just outside Windhoek. The
farm is 120 square kilometres large with many game species like rhinos, sable
antelopes, eland antelopes, giraffes, wildebeests, kudus and springboks. We can
relax at the pool, review the past days and rest before the long flight
tomorrow. In the late afternoon we go on a last game drive.
Okapuka Lodge close to Windhoek (DBB)
Windhoek – Europe
We arrive early in the morning with many beautiful memories of our dream safari
You are welcome to make changes to the above program to create your very own unique tour.
Detailed itinerary available as PDF