This 19-day self-drive
safari is the perfect option for the traveller who has a little more time to
explore beautiful Namibia.
Day 1: Arrive in Windhoek
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.
Day 2: Journey to the Kalahari semi desert
We travel south to a lodge on the edge of the
Kalahari, Full board. Typical red sand dunes and camelthorn tree savannah, we
are taken on a game drive to view the many desert adapted antelope and birds
including the giant sociable weaver nests.
Day 3: Drive via Keetmanshoop to the Fish River Canyon
To the second biggest canyon in the world, after
the Grand Canyon. Geologically
interesting Karoo landscape with interesting desert flora including the
majestic tree aloe, the Quiver Tree.
Day 4: Sightseeing at the Fish River Canyon
We enjoy a scenic drive to the Canyon. There are also opportunities to hike or take interesting walks in the area. Lodge at Fish River Canyon.
Day 5: Journey along the Orange River
The Orange River forms the border to South Africa
and flows within a beautiful desert landscape. At Aus you may visit the famous
wild horses of the Namib.
Day 6: Drive to Sesriem/Sossusvlei
You drive in a northerly direction along the
Namibrand, one of Namibia’s most scenic routes. Sweeping views over the huge
sand dunes in an immense sand sea. We have time to walk the Elim Dune or visit
the conglomerates of the Sesriem Canyon.
Day 7: Sossusvlei
In the morning self-drive to the dunes at
Sossusvlei. Short hike to the photogenic Deadvlei. Here you have the
opportunity to climb one of the highest dunes in the world.
Day 8: Via the Gaub- and Kuiseb-pass to Swakopmund
Drive via Walvis Bay to Swakopmund, where you
will overnight directly at the beach. The journey takes us out of the dune sea
along vast gravel plains to the Atlantic Coastline and the friendly town of
Day 9: Swakopmund
Today you take part in an interesting Marine
Cruise to view seals, dolphins, pelicans and other sea birds and marine life.
Other activities of interest: Quadbiking in the dunes, a Living Desert Tour and
many interesting shops in this charming old colonial town.
Day 10: Drive to the Erongo mountains
A beautiful granite boulder strewn environment.
You can enjoy an interesting walk to the bushman paintings or you may decide to
visit the bushman “Living Museum “.
Day 11: Journey via Uis to Twyfelfontein
Sightseeing of the famous bushmen engravings, a
World Heritage Site and visit to Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes.
Day 12: Twyfelfontein
In the dry riverbed of the Aba-Huab and Huab we
experience a very special tour. Between high Camelthorn- and Ana-trees we drive
in deep river sand and are hoping to spot some of the rare desert elephants.
Day 13: Drive through Damaraland to the Ugab Terraces
We head to the "Petrified Forest" and
on to Vingerklip Lodge. From the high Table Mountain right next to the lodge we
enjoy a magnificent view of the wide Mopane plains and Ugab River. Geologically
interesting rock formations remind one of “Marlboro Country “.
Day 14: Depart to Etosha National Park
Today we want to head into the realm of wildlife
of Etosha National Park soonest. The Etosha National Park is one of the biggest
game reserves in the world and is considered one of the finest game parks in
Africa. Game viewing on our own in the park. A huge variety of wildlife in a
pristine nature area. After sunset, relax and enjoy sightings of wild animals
at the camps’ waterhole.
Day 15: Etosha National Park
Exciting wildlife viewing awaits us in the
Etosha National Park. Game viewing on your own in the park. We have the whole
day to visit the various water holes and to see wildlife such as giraffes,
kudu, zebra, oryx antelope, black-faced impala, wildebeest, springbok,
elephants and with some luck even lions or rhinos.
Day 16: Drive to eastern Etosha
Another day in this animal kingdom spent game
viewing. Before sunset you leave the park and proceed to a unique bush camp,
your next overnight destination.
Day 17: Journey via Tsumeb/Otavi to Otjiwarongo
Close to Tsumeb and time for a visit to the
historic Lake Otjikoto. Accommodated on a lodge in the typical African style.
Day 18: Drive to a lodge near Windhoek
Our journey is slowly coming to an end. We
travel via Okahandja to reach our lodge between the mountains. We can relax in
the lovely gardens and at the pool. In the late afternoon we may decide to take
a final game drive.
Day 19: Drive to Windhoek and International flight home
to Windhoek and returning of the car. Transfer to the airport, departure flight
You are welcome to make changes to the above program to create your very own unique tour.
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