If you have free time from the end of March until the end of June, why not sneak away for a few weeks & head down to Southern Africa for an exhilarating exploration through Namibia’s pristine wilderness in one of our beautifully turned out Land Rovers? Space, sunshine and spectacular scenery; the perfect way to escape while our weather sorts itself out. Namibia has been voted as No. 6 in the New York Times' list of 'must visit' destinations in 2014!
Explore Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Damaraland, Etosha and Naukluft on this 2 week self drive.
For a remarkable £1,876 per person based on two people sharing your holiday includes six nights in lodges and seven nights camping and a fully equipped Safari Drive Land Rover for the duration of your trip. International flights are not included, but call us for great deals with Air Namibia and South African Airways. Return flights start from c. £800 per person (ex London Heathrow).
Valid for travel from the end of March until the end of June 2014.
Call 01488 71140 for more information from our Namibia specialists and to book.
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Day 1 - Guesthouse, Windhoek
Upon arrival in Namibia you will be transferred to a lovely guesthouse for the night. After freshening up you will be briefed on your vehicle and your route.
Day 2: Camping, Okonjima
Drive north from Windhoek for a couple of hours to just south of Otjiwarongo. Camp in a wonderful private reserve, a perfect drive to allow you to get used to your vehicle and familiarise yourself with all the camping equipment.
Day 3: Camping, just outside Etosha National Park
Today you will continue north to just outside the Etosha National Park on Onguma Reserve, just 10 minutes from Etosha National Park Gate. Here you will camp in one of 6 private sites. This is a lovely small campsite, where you can either cook for yourselves or use the nearby lodge's restaurant.
Day 4: Lodge in Etosha National Park This morning you continue game-driving through Etosha to one of the rest camps in the National Park. The floodlit waterhole here is regularly visited by a large variety of game including black rhino. The camp is shaded by mopane trees and offers excellent facilities including a shop, swimming pool and restaurant.
Day 5: Lodge in Etosha National Park Today you will drive to Western Etosha to stay in a super lodge built on a rocky outcrop overlooking some beautiful plains on the western edge of the park. Your chalet has a private viewing deck and guided game drives are available giving exclusive access to game in this part of the park.
Days 6 & 7 - Damaraland Today you will head out of Etosha south to one of our favourite campsites. Two nights here to fully explore the area and perhaps discover some Bushman paintings.
Day 8: Camping, Spitzkoppe Drive to a stunning area of imposing granite rock formations set in vast plains called Spitzkoppe. Here you can walk and climb amongst the boulders looking out for impressively old bushmen rock paintings. A fantastic place to watch the sunset.
Days 9 & 10: Lodge, Swakopmund
Arrive at a great lodge near the beach in Swakopmund. Here you stay for two nights, giving you a full day to do some of the many activities on offer. Boat out into the bay to see penguins, dolphins and seals or go quad biking in the dunes or deep sea fishing.
Day 11: Camping at Sesriem
Today you will drive down to the Namib Naukluft park and on to one of the highlights of Namibia, Sossusvlei near to Sesriem. The dunes here are staggeringly beautiful and a photographer's dream.
Day 12: Camping at a Guest Farm
After a morning spent perhaps watching the sunrise at Sossusvlei you will make your way to Buellsport Guest Farmhouse. A great stop on the way back to Windhoek.
Day 13: Guesthouse, nr Windhoek Today you will drive back to south east of Windhoek for the last night of your holiday. Tonight you will stay in one of the most tranquil lodges we know. The perfect way to end a great journey.
Day 14: Depart Windhoek
Drive to the airport where you will drop off your vehicle, have a vehicle debrief before checking in for your flight home. Maybe the weather will be better there than when you left?