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Classic Namibia

Tailor Made Itinerary

14 Days From £3,395

Overview

A self-drive adventure through the vast landscapes of Namibia provides a chance to take in some of the most diverse and dramatic settings anywhere on the African continent. From dramatic sand dunes to coastal cities and vast salt pans, you are your own safari guide as you journey through Namibia sighting superb wildlife along the way.

After a night spent in the country’s engaging capital, you’ll journey through the haunting landscapes of the Namib ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the Bavarian charms of Windhoek and Swakopmund
  • Climb to the top of the imposing red dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Cruise through the breathtaking Sandwich Harbour on a catamaran
  • Visit the spectacular UNESCO rock art around Twyfelfontein
  • Travel in search of rhino and other wildlife in Damaraland
  • Enjoy a sundowner in Namibia’s breathtaking Central Highlands

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE WINDHOEK

DAY 1: ARRIVE WINDHOEK

Arriving in Windhoek today you will be met at the airport and transferred on to your overnight guesthouse for a chance to relax from the overnight flight and prepare yourself for the adventure ahead.

Olive Grove Guesthouse
Breakfast

DAY 2: WINDHOEK - SOSSUSVLEI

DAY 2: WINDHOEK - SOSSUSVLEI

After taking delivery of your rental car at the hotel this morning, you will then set off heading west towards the surreal landscapes of Sossusvlei. Travelling through the scenic Khomashochland Hills and over the Spreetshoogte Pass, the landscape changes dramatically as you leave the rolling farmland behind and enter the arid red sands of the Namib Desert. Arriving this afternoon affords plenty of opportunity to freshen up and relax before an al fresco dinner beneath the stars.

Sossusvlei Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: EXPLORE SOSSUSVLEI

DAY 3: EXPLORE SOSSUSVLEI

An early start and a quick bite this morning provides the chance to reach Sossusvlei in time to enjoy a breathtaking sunrise across the towering dunes. Though strenuous, the walk to the top of the dunes provides some stunning views out to the surrounding desert. And after getting those postcard pictures, you will return to the lodge to enjoy a hearty breakfast a bit of rest after your early morning.

Sossusvlei Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: SOSSUSVLEI - SWAKOPMUND

DAY 4: SOSSUSVLEI - SWAKOPMUND

Another early start sees you setting off along the Namibian coast this morning towards the delightful town of Swakopmund and the waters of Walvis Bay. Arriving in time for lunch, you should have ample time this afternoon to explore a little of this quaint German town with its unique mix of Bavarian charm and African colour.

Cornerstone Guesthouse
Breakfast

DAY 5: EXPLORE SWAKOPMUND

DAY 5: EXPLORE SWAKOPMUND

Swakopmund provides a choice of exciting activities today including a chance to join a full day catamaran cruise through the waters of Sandwich Harbour. Here, against the stunning backdrop of the dunes of the Namib Naukluft National Park which stretch right down to the shores of the bay, you can look out for seals, flamingos and dolphins. Later you will be able to make the most of Swakopmund's rich culinary heritage with dinner at one of the town's excellent restaurants.

Cornerstone Guesthouse
Breakfast

DAY 6: SWAKOPMUND - TWYFELFONTEIN

DAY 6: SWAKOPMUND - TWYFELFONTEIN

Departing early from Swakopmund you'll journey through the Brandberg Mountains and along the dramatic Atlantic Coast this morning towards the startling landscapes of Twyfelfontein. The drive should get you to the lodge in time for a late lunch and a chance to spend the afternoon enjoying the delights of the camp and the stark panoramas for which this region is famed.

Camp Kipwe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: EXPLORE TWYFELFONTEIN

DAY 7: EXPLORE TWYFELFONTEIN

Dating back over 2,000 years, Twyfelfontein (Doubtful Fountain), is home to one of the richest collections of rock art in Africa. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this remarkable region contains a treasure trove of stone-age engravings and ancient bushman artwork. Set amongst towering geological formations and depicting a fascinating assortment of elephants, giraffe, rhino, hunters and bizarrely, seals and penguins, it provides incredible insight into the lives of the ancient San bushmen who once lived here.

Camp Kipwe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: TWYFELFONTEIN - DAMARALAND

DAY 8: TWYFELFONTEIN - DAMARALAND

Continuing on towards the edge of Damaraland's Palmwag Concession this morning, the next leg of the journey takes you into some of the most pristine wilderness in Namibia. The perfect base from which to explore this beautiful setting, the short drive means that you will have plenty of time to enjoy an early lunch before heading out to explore the reserve. Options include a chance to visit one of the local villages or perhaps enjoy an afternoon nature drive and sundowners overlooking the park.

Grootberg Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: EXPLORE DAMARALAND

DAY 9: EXPLORE DAMARALAND

You have another full day here to make the most of this incredible setting. In spite of its apparently barren appearance, this region is rich in animal and plant life and one of the highlights of any visit is a chance to track rhino on foot. In the company of a highly experienced guide, you will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with these rare and majestic creatures, learning more about their lives and the work being done to protect them.

Grootberg Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: DAMARALAND - ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 10: DAMARALAND - ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

A long drive today will bring to you one of the highlights of your journey, the vast game-lands of Etosha National Park. One of southern Africa's most expansive game reserves, Etosha can boast an incredible diversity of wildlife that includes some 340 species of birds and over 100 species of animals. There will be plenty of opportunities en route for spotting game and enjoying a picnic lunch, before arriving at your lodge in the southern part of the park later this afternoon.

Mushara Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: EXPLORE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 11: EXPLORE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Etosha is home to large herds of elephants, as well as black rhino and healthy numbers of lions and black-backed jackals. Spend the day driving across Etosha National Park from the southern boundary of the park to the eastern Von Lindquist gate. You have plenty of time to explore the network of waterholes and looped drives along the main park road. Settle into your lodge for a free afternoon and evening.

Mushara Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: EXPLORE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 12: EXPLORE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Your time here is free to enjoy as you please, with an excellent network of roads linking up the best game viewing areas. Driving yourself through Etosha today affords the ideal opportunity to take in the park's incredible diversity at your own pace. Alternatively, you may prefer to spend your last day here on a guided game drive. Either way, you can be assured of a magical game viewing experience in the endless salt pans that characterise this extraordinary setting. Returning to the lodge later, you will enjoy a farewell dinner beneath the stars.

Mushara Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - OKONJIMA

DAY 13: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - OKONJIMA

A final morning affords an opportunity to enjoy the sunrise and a last game drive in Etosha before beginning the journey back south towards the Central Highlands. You will have free time before enjoying a sundowner whilst reflecting over your self-drive adventure in Namibia coming to an end.

Okonjima Plains Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14: OKONJIMA RESERVE - WINDHOEK

DAY 14: OKONJIMA RESERVE - WINDHOEK

Drive back to Windhoek today, which takes approximately an hour, to drop off your hire car at the airport before catching your onward flight where your tour ends.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Superior

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Superior

Superior

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Superior

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

CLASSIC NAMIBIA (14 DAYS) £3,395

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Our team of experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you plan your adventure of a lifetime.

WHEN TO GO

WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Sub Saharan expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Jamie by calling
+44 (0)20 3944 6258

Safari in Damaraland – where the desert adapted wildlife meet the skeleton coast. Then fly to the border with Angola to experience a safari like no other.

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