Namibia individual travel

CLASSIC NAMIBIA - 16 DAYS Welcome

Classic Namibia - 16 days


This 16-days self-drive tour allows you to experience 'Classic Namibia' in all its beauty.


Day 1: International flight
Flight to Windhoek

Day 2: Arrive in Windhoek

After our arrival we are transferred to our nearby Guestfarm in the Auas Mountains. In the afternoon we are taken on a farm drive on this special farm ending with a sundowner experience.

imagetitleDay 3: Journey to the edge of the Kalahari Desert
We travel south to a lodge on the edge of the Kalahari. Red sand dunes and the endemic Camelthorn tree form the landscape, we are taken on a game drive to view the many desert adapted antelope and birds including the giant sociable weaver nests.

Day 4: Depart to Sesriem/Sossusvlei
We travel down the escarpment to the edge of the great sand sea. We continue along the Naukluft Mountains to our lodge at Sesriem, the gateway to Sossusvlei. After walking the geologically interesting Sesriem canyon we can continue to the Elim Dune for a walk up to the summit, to enjoy a 360-degree view of the surrounding desert landscape.

Day 5: Sossusvlei
We depart at sunrise along the Tsauchab River deep into the dune sea, all the way to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. After walking this wonderful area for a few hours, we can enjoy a well-deserved picnic under the huge Camelthorn trees found here. Thereafter we travel via Solitaire to our lodge overlooking the desert plains.

Day 6: Via the Gaub- and Kuiseb-pass to Swakopmund
We continue northwards on our own scenic drive between the escarpment and the red sand dunes, over the desolate gravel plains, to Swakopmund. Apart from the huge landscapes, there are a variety of animals to be seen along the way as well as unique and interesting trees and desert plants.

Day 7: Swakopmund
We are taken on an interesting Marine Cruise to view seals, dolphins, pelicans and other sea birds and sea life. Other activities we could consider are quad biking in the dunes or a Living Desert Tour. An interesting and historical town, we can visit the aquarium, the museum and the crystal gallery. There are a variety of interesting shops and coffee shops that we can enjoy.

Day 8: Journey to the Erongo mountains
The drive takes us back into the desert past the Spitzkoppe granite inselberg, the Ā«MatterhornĀ» of Namibia. The area is famous for a large variety of semi-precious stones that are mined from the ancient granite rocks. We can go on walks in this flora rich area which is home to a variety of endemic birds and other interesting animals.

Zebra at Etosha WaterholeDay 9: Drive to the Etosha National Park
Etosha, The Great White Place, is a park over 24000 sq km in size. Apart from the wide-open plains, there are a number of interesting waterholes to visit. We can do our own game drives to view the many animals and birds in this special and scenic park, including elephant, lion and rhinoceros.

Day 10: Etosha National Park
We continue on our own game drive all the way to Halali, visiting the many waterholes where the animals congregate, along the way. Halali is well known as a birding hotspot and the interesting Moringa waterhole set amongst the dolomite rocks.

Day 11: Game drive through the park
Another day of game viewing in this animal kingdom. The old fort at Namutoni is worth a visit before we leave the park to reach our unique lodge nestled amongst the Terminalia and Combretum trees.

Day 12: Journey via Tsumeb to the Waterberg Plateau
On the way to the Waterberg we can visit the bottomless lake Otjikoto and the very interesting museum at Tsumeb. We continue via Grootfontein or Otavi to the sandstone cliffs of the Waterberg.
Namibian Landscape
Day 13: At the Waterberg Plateau
There are several interesting walking trails that we can follow to explore this scenic nature environment. We may also choose to take a game drive along the Waterberg plateau, home to a variety of big mammals including rhino, buffalo and giraffe.

Day 14: Drive to Windhoek
We travel via Okahandja to reach our lodge at the foot of the Otjihavera mountains. We can relax in the lovely gardens and take a plunge in the crystal-clear pool. In the late afternoon we are taken on a game drive to enjoy this special private nature reserve and view the many animals.

Day 15: International flight
After returning our rental car, we are transferred to the airport for our flight home.

Day 16: Arrival at home
We are back home with lots of beautiful memories of our exiting safari.


Please note:
You are welcome to make changes to the above program to create your very own unique tour.

Detailed itinerary available as PDF (rates on request)