Complete Namibia - Self Drive

Embark on a journey of a lifetime as you self-drive through Namibia, visiting almost every attraction it's famed for.

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Animals in Etosha
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Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVELING

Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your South African Airways flight to South Africa.

 

DAY 2: WINDHOEK

On arrival in Johannesburg board your connecting flight to Windhoek, Namibia.

On arrival at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International airport you will be met and assisted to the car rental desk. Collect rental vehicle and drive to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel

 
 

DAYS 3 - 4: SOSSUSVLEI

Depart Windhoek and head towards Sossusvlei.

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert. Deadvlei is a clay pan characterized by dark, dead camel thorn trees contrasted against the white pan floor.

Overnight for 2 nights on a full board basis at Hoodia Desert Lodge

 
 

DAY 5: SWAKOPMUND

After breakfast depart and head towards Swakopmund, a coastal city in Namibia.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Strand Hotel Swakopmund

 
 

DAY 6: SWAKOPMUND

A full day to explore Swakopmund and the surrounding areas. The town offers good opportunities for shopping and we suggest a stroll around the town, a visit to the semi-precious stone shops, the art galleries, bookshops and the tannery. The two coastal towns are also the adrenaline centers of Namibia with a variety of activities on offer. Join a marine cruise on the quiet waters of Walvis Bay where you will encounter our marine life, including curios seals, endemic dolphins, pelicans and flamingos. For the lucky few sightings of the strange Mola Mola (Sun Fish) basking in the bay is a highlight and whales (after which the bay is named) are slowly returning to these protected waters. Scenic flights along the coast offer a birds eye view of the desert and are the only way to view the shipwrecks in this area. Other activities include available include quad biking, dune boarding, dune ski-ing, sky-diving, para-gliding, horse & camel riding.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Strand Hotel Swakopmund

 
 

DAYS 7 - 8: DAMARALAND

This morning travel towards the breath-taking mountainous region of Damaraland which is home to an assortment of desert-adapted wildlife such as elephant, rhino, zebra and lion, which eke out an existence in this near-barren landscape. A not-to-be-missed attraction is the picturesque Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, which is home to thousands of ancient rock paintings – most notably the White Lady.

Overnight for 2 nights on a full board basis at Camp Kipwe

Twyfelfontein Damaraland Damaraland
 
 

DAY 9: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

This morning travel towards Etosha National Park. Etosha, or “the great white place” owes its unique landscape to the Etosha pan, a vast shallow depression of approximately 5000 square kilometres. A series of waterholes along the southern edge of the pan attract game into the area. The dry season (May – December) is particularly rewarding for game viewing as the rain water has dried up and the game is forced to rely on the life supporting waterholes. Long lines of zebra, wildebeest, kudu, oryx and springbok plod along ancient paths from distant grazing areas to the waterholes. Herds of elephant drinking huge amounts of water and then wallow in the water so that all the other the thirsty animals have to wait patiently till they have finished. Predators such as lion and leopard wait at the waterholes knowing the antelope have to drink.

Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Okutala Etosha Lodge

 
 

DAY 10: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

A full day for game viewing in Etosha National Park. This great park is home to 114 species of mammals including the rare and endangered black rhino and black-faced Impala. Predators include lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. The antelope species vary from the giant eland to the tiny Damara Dik Dik, while herds of dainty springbok, comical wildebeest and stately kudu are found throughout the park. A great variety of birds, insects and reptiles are also to be found.

Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Etosha - Sprokieswoud
 
 

DAY 11: WATERBERG PLATEAU NATIONAL PARK

Bidding farewell to Etosha you head south via Otjiwarongo to reach Waterberg Plateau Park. The Waterberg plateau rises about 200 meters above the surrounding plains. The steep red cliffs of the plateau are particularly beautiful at sunrise and sunset when they glow a deep red. There are several walking trails laid out around the camp and this is the best way to explore the area. The higher rainfall and the small springs around the mountain result in large trees and an abundance of birds. There are no dangerous animals in the areas where the walking trails are laid out. The park offers guided 4x4 game drives to the top of the plateau. These game drives depart early morning and late afternoon. During the Herero Uprising of 1904 the deciding battle between the German colonial forces and the Herero took place at the Waterberg. Reminders of the conflict can be seen in the graveyard near the resort office.

Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

 
 

DAY 12: DEPARTURE

Bid farewell to Waterberg and head towards Windhoek and on to Hosea Kutako International Airport to connect with your flight to Johannesburg and onward to the U.S

 
 

DAY 13: TRAVELING

Arrival in the United States at New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) airports

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport; Regional coach air (Johannesburg - Windhoek - Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Meals as per the itinerary (10 x breakfast, 4 x lunches, 7 x dinners); Car Hire of a Toyota Fortuner with GPS or similar

 

EXCLUDES

Add on air from other US cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Any items of personal expense - i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers; Fuel and Car Hire contract fee

 

Your accommodation is as outlined in the itinerary above. All our programs are full customizable to your needs. Should you wish to substitute your accommodation to any of our preferred Partner hotels, please feel free to speak to our Africa Experts.

Call us on 1-855-359-7228

Air-Inclusive from
$5,999
pp
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid between May 09 - 31, 2018 and August 11 - October 31, 2018

Departs Daily!

Price is per person based on double occupancy and economy class flightsValid as of May 09, 2018 for departures from New York (JFK) between May 09 - 31, 2018 and August 11 - October 31, 2018 with the same itinerary available at higher prices during other travel periods. Other departure points and domestic flights within the U.S. can be booked. Price for other departure cities and/or travel dates may vary. Subject to availability and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are valid for new bookings only, are not retroactive and may change without notice. Package includes all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Baggage and optional service fees, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply.