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Complete Namibia - Self Drive

Complete Namibia - Self Drive

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 21 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): Namibia  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 35585 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 38681 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Windhoek

Arrival at Windhoek International Airport. Meet and greet by us. We drive via mountainous terrain towards the capital where you will check into your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon township tour. From iron shacks to up-market houses, it is diverse, lively and historical place to visit. The night will be completed with dinner with a local family. Includes: (B&B).

Day 2: Kalahari Desert

Proceed via mountain terrain to Kalahari Desert. The uniquely styled clay buildings blend perfectly with the russet-coloured Kalahari sands of their surroundings. The Lodge is synonymous with Namibia´s tranquil and intimate style, combining high levels of comfort, hospitality and serenity. Includes: (B&B).

Day 3: Maltahohe

Continue your journey towards Maltahohe where; the lodge offers space with no limit as it is situated on an elevated patch of ground is everywhere surrounded by calm, serenity and peace. An afternoon drive into the Maltahohe town where you will be entertained by the Daureb cultural group. A show full of dancing, singing, customs and make up by very enthusiastic children. Includes: (B&B).

Day 4: Gondwana Sperrgebiet

You proceed further south to Aus region situated where the succulent Karoo and Namib Desert meets with exceptional views over the endless desert plains of the 510 sq km Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park. An intriguing feature of the Sperrgebiet is the legendary desert horses seen from the road. After lunch, a drive is scheduled to Garub, a maintained water point where the legendary wild desert horses of the Sperrgebiet can be observed and photographed as they come to drink. Includes: (B&B).

Day 5: Gondwana Sperrgebiet

This morning depart to the coastal town of Luderitz. It is renowned for its old world charm and distinctly German colonial architecture and offers a variety of excellent restaurants. The magnificent coastline is decorated with beautiful un-crowded beaches and secluded bays to explorer. En-route stopover at Namibia’s most famous ghost town of Kolmanskop. Diamonds were discovered in the early 1900’s and due to the great diamond boom, the luxurious town of Kolmanskop was built, today a ghost town. After lunch and time for shopping and exploring the coastal town return to the lodge to have the late afternoon on leisure. Includes: (B&B).

Day 6: Sossusvlei

Continue towards one of the top destinations in the Southern region, Sossusvlei with its monumental dunes up to 325m when measured from the base. These star-shaped dunes are a sought after topic for artists and photographers. Includes: (B&B).

Day 7: Sossusvlei

Enjoy an early morning drive into the Sossusvlei area where you
will have picnic breakfast before exploring the dunes and its surroundings. On way back to the lodge stop at the Sesriem Canyon where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length. At the foot of the gorge which plunges down 30-40 meters, are pools that become replenished after good rains. Includes: (B&B).

Day 8: Swakopmund

Continue through the Kuiseb Canyon and across the Namib Desert to Atlantic Coast. Arrive in Swakopmund much loved by Namibians as a welcome respite from the heat of interior. After lunch have time at leisure or explore the coastal town on foot. Includes: (B&B).

Day 9: Swakopmund

After an early breakfast, take pleasure in a dolphin boat cruise where you will experience friendly seals being fed on boat while dolphins swim around enjoying the fun. A large variety of sea birds such as pelicans, flamingos and cormorants can be seen during the cruise. After lunch enjoy an afternoon quad bike experience in the desert and conclude the night with dinner at the Burning Shore, recently made famous by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who stayed there while visiting Namibia. Includes: (B&B).

Day 10: This morning proceed to Damaraland with its rugged landscapes, spares population and great mountains. Includes: (B&B).

Day 11: Today, after breakfast explore the Twyfelfontein rock paintings and engravings and the Petrified Forest with about 300 million year-old tree trunks. Includes: (B&B).

Day 12: After breakfast, continue to the famous Kaokoland, home to the desert adapted elephant and the himba tribe. Explore the town of Opuwo by foot before returning to the lodge for dinner. Includes: (B&B).

Day 13: Kaokoland

The day can be spend exploring the Epupa Falls with its scenically beautiful surroundings; Epupa is one of Namibia’s prime destinations. The falls are a series of cascades where the Kunene River drops a total of 60 m over a distance of about 1,5, dividing into a multitude of channels and forming a myriad of rock pools. A visit to the Himba village can be arranged; the extraordinary resilient and physically beautiful people are one of the few Namibian tribes who have retained so much their traditional culture. Includes: (B&B).

Day 14: Etosha National Park

Depart for Etosha National Park, “Etosha” – “Place of the great white spaces” was once a vast shallow lake created, Heigum Bushmen legend tells us, by the tears of a grieving mother. Namutoni Resort is situated on the eastern side of the park and centres around an old German fort built before the turn of the19th century and converted into tourist accommodation in the fifties. At sunrise and sunset bugle calls company the hoisting and lowering of the Namibian Flag. A floodlit waterhole next to the fort allows for comfortable game viewing at night. Includes: (B&B).

Day 15: Today explore the variety of game in the Etosha National Park. Lunch can be enjoyed at Halali Resort before you return in the late afternoon to Namutoni Resort. Includes: (B&B).

Day 16: Etosha National Park

Your journey continues through the Etosha National Park to Okaukuejo Resort. The resort is situated at the southern entrance to the park and is the oldest establishment in Etosha. The unique attraction of this resort is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole that is floodlit at night, giving you the opportunity to see some of the shy, nocturnal wildlife. Includes: (B&B).

Day 17: Today continue towards Roy’s camp – live the African dream, where you can settle down in one of the rustic bungalows and spoil yourself with some excellent farm style cooking and Namibian hospitality. Includes: (B&B).

Day 18: The morning is set aside for a visit to the San Historical Living Museum in Grasshoek. You will be entertained with singing, dancing, traditional games, learn a few words (“click” language), shoot a bow & arrow, throw a spear and watch a traditional doctor heal a patient. Includes: (B&B).

Day 19: Waterberg Plateau Park

Travel towards Waterberg Plateau Park Resort situated in one of the most spectacular features of the northern region. Towering some 200m above the surrounding landscape, the plateau with its sheer cliffs and fascinating rock formations is the habitat and breeding ground of several game species, including rhino, buffalo, sable and roan antelope. Have a brief stopover at the cheetah conservation fund where we will learn more about the project and have the opportunity to get up close to the world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, is a unique and the most specialized member of the cat family and can reach speeds of 70 mph. Includes: (B&B).

Day 20: Head back to Windhoek were you will have time for last minute shopping and have the afternoon at leisure before dinner at the famous Joe’s beerhouse or any other restaurant of your choice. Includes: (B&B).

Day 21: After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport; where your explorer ends.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation as stated (3-4*)
- Transportation in a luxury air conditioned vehicle
- Meals stipulated as per program
- Activities stipulated as per program
- Welcome Pack
- Airport transfers
- SOS rescue Insurance
- VAT
- Park Entrance Fees.

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