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14 DAYS SELF DRIVE ULTIMATE NAMIBIA SAFARI

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14 DAYS SELF DRIVE ULTIMATE NAMIBIA SAFARI
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Introduction

This 14 day and 13 night self-drive Ultimate Namibia Safari is a great unforgettable experience with the safari that will start right in the heart of Namibia, the capital City of Namibia and end in the wildlife of Etosha national park. In this self-drive combo you will have massive experience of Africa’s wildlife, oldest desert of the world, the cold Atlantic Ocean whereby you will see what you would love to see, with seld drives this is an ideal country.

All Vehicles is equipped with camping equipment including tents,Fridge, pillows, sleeping bags and all utensils. So all you need is your luggage and we good to go!!

Overview

  • DEPARTURE : This tour departs from Windhoek
  • COUNTRY(‘S) : Namibia
  • DESTINATIONS :Sossusvlei and Etosha
  • RETURN : Back to Windhoek in the Afternoon
  • PASSENGERS : Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 14 Travelers per group
  • STYLE : Camping Safari with all Equipment
  • MEALS : BB: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
  • VEHICLE : 2-3: Double Cab 4x4/ SUV
  • 4 - 7 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser with a purpose built trailer
  • 8-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle) / Iveco Daily 24 Seater

Day 1
DAY 1: KLEIN WINDHOEK GUESTHOUSE, WINDHOEK OR SIMILAR

Windhoek

Situated in Central Namibia, the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek serves as the capital of the country. It is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste an old fort, the 1896 Christuskirche Christ Church, and the more contemporary Supreme Court.

Overnight: Klein Windhoek Guesthouse

Klein Windhoek Guesthouse is situated in one of Windhoek’s best suburbs in a quiet area next to the Klein Windhoek Riverbed – an ideal location for business people and tourists. From here it is a short 5 minute drive to City Centre; shops and popular restaurants are in close proximity. We offer a variety of rooms and self catering units. Transfers from and to the airport as well as to the city center will be arranged on request. If you are interested in a city tour or would like to visit a game ranch outside Windhoek, we can get you in touch with the organisers.

Optional

  • Joe's Beerhouse

Joe's Beerhouse

Joe’s Beerhouse opened its doors to the public in October 1991. Joe’s Beerhouse is divided into various areas: the inside bar and extension (68 + 50 pax), the extension Bismarck (56 pax), the lapa (169 pax), the boma (112 pax); the garden and main bar (60 pax) and the function room – for conferences, special or private events, with tables also accommodating couples (35 pax). This restaurant offers buffet and carvery, set menus or a varied selection from an a la carte menu.

Day 2
DAY 2: HARNAS WILDLIFE FOUNDATION, KALAHARI NORTH OR SIMILAR

Kalahari North

Situated east of the capital city of Windhoek, the area of the Kalahari North can be found in the northeastern reaches of Namibia. The expansive Kalahari Desert spans over seven countries, some of which include: South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. The Okavango River Delta forms part of the northern region of the desert creating an array of waterways and wetlands which support an abundant variety of wildlife. The northern central region is home to ancient dry riverbeds called 'omuramba'. Kalahari North is blanketed in endemic acacia- camelthorn trees, ephemeral rivers, a fossil watercourse and boasts a reasonably regular rainfall, making it the ideal habitat to support fauna and flora. Visitors can enjoy a comfortable stay at one of many lodges and guest farms dotting the area and explore the pristine landscape.

Overnight: Harnas Wildlife Foundation

Harnas Wildlife Foundation was originally established for the protection of animals, and has since grown to include welfare projects and nature conservation projects. Visitors to Harnas can enjoy comfortable accommodation with a range of hospitality, while a range of programs attracts volunteers from across the globe. Harnas Wildlife Foundation is an experienced and active player in the conservation of Namibian wildlife, the protection of natural resources and provides social, relational and physical education to those who seek the benefit thereof.

Optional

  • Cheetah Feeding AM

  • Walking trail

Day 3
DAY 3-4: KALAHARI ANIB CAMPSITE GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, MARIENTAL OR SIMILAR

Mariental

Situated in south central Namibia, fringing the Kalahari Desert, the city of Mariental lies along the TransNamib railway and serves as the Hardap Region’s commercial and administrative capital. It provides an important petrol stop before heading west to Sesriem to view the red-orange dunes of Sossusvlei. Mariental is located close to magnificent the Hardap Dam, which is the largest reservoir in Namibia. The Hardap Irrigation Scheme has breathed life into this arid terrain, which is now fertile with farmlands covered in citrus, melons, lucerne, wine and maize, and dotted with ostrich farms. The dam is a popular holiday resort which draws city slickers from Windhoek and offers an array of watersports, scenic walks, and abundant wildlife in a 20000-hectare nature reserve set on its western bank; where visitors can spot rhino, ostrich, antelope, springbok and a variety of bird species.

Overnight: Kalahari Anib Campsite Gondwana Collection Namibia

Spending the night under the southern night sky, out at the back of beyond in the African tree and shrub savannah of the Kalahari – this experience is offered by the Kalahari Anib Campsite. There are several dozen metres between the three sites, and each of them will be allocated to only one party (max. 4 persons) at a time. Each of the sites are equipped with a toilet, shower, basin and barbecue area as well as a shade roof and power point. Camping guests are welcome to use the swimming pool at Kalahari Anib Lodge (a 5 minutes' walk) and to visit the restaurant and bar.

Optional

  • Hiking trail
  • Morning /Sunset Game drive

Day 4
DAY 5-6: CANYON ROADHOUSE GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, FISH RIVER CANYON OR SIMILAR

Fish River Canyon

Carving out an epic rocky wonderland in the south of Namibia, the Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony, the Fish River Canyon measures a whopping 160 kilometres in length, at times 27 kilometres in width and 550 metres in depth. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of this ancient geological marvel draws visitors from around the globe. For those looking for adventure, the intense 85 kilometre Fish River Hiking Trail through1.5 billion years of geological history will definitely thrill avid adventure enthusiasts, and for visitors looking to relax, head over to the canyon's southern end to enjoy a soak in the mineral waters of the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais, or take in the spectacularly scenic views from HobasRestcamp as well as numerous other viewpoints along its rim. Other popular activities include: scenic chartered flights, horse riding, nature drives and seasonal kayaking.

Overnight: Canyon Roadhouse Gondwana Collection Namibia

Canyon Roadhouse is located 20 km east of the Fish River Canyon on the C 37. Fill up with smiles at this innovative lodge that celebrates the good old days of the automobile. It offers peaceful slumber in 24 spacious rooms and boasts a pool, a campsite, a fuel station, an inviting terrace and the most extraordinary restaurant in southern Namibia.

Optional

  • Hiking trail
  • Fish River Canyon

  • Gondwana Canyon Lodge Canyon Drive
  • Sundowner drive

Fish River Canyon

Carving out an epic rocky wonderland in the south of Namibia, the Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony, the Fish River Canyon measures a whopping 160 kilometres in length, at times 27 kilometres in width and 550 metres in depth. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of this ancient geological marvel draws visitors from around the globe. For those looking for adventure, the intense 85 kilometre Fish River Hiking Trail through1.5 billion years of geological history will definitely thrill avid adventure enthusiasts, and for visitors looking to relax, head over to the canyon's southern end to enjoy a soak in the mineral waters of the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais, or take in the spectacularly scenic views from HobasRestcamp as well as numerous other viewpoints along its rim. Other popular activities include: scenic chartered flights, horse riding, nature drives and seasonal kayaking.

Gondwana Canyon Lodge Canyon Drive

The Gondwana Canyon Lodge Canyon Drive is an activity offered by the Gondwana Canyon Park which is located approximately 20 km from the Famous Fish River Canyon in Namibia. A knowledgeable guide takes guests in a 4x4 vehicle to the two major lookout points along the Fish River Canyon on an informative exploration of the fascinating geology of the area. The drive takes around three hours.

Sundowner Drive Gondwana Canyon Park

The Sundowner Drive Gondwana Canyon Park is an activity offered by the Gondwana Canyon Park which is located approximately 20 km from the Famous Fish River Canyon in Namibia. The drive starts in the late afternoon before sundown at Canyon Lodge or Canyon village and lasts around 3 hours. Guests are accompanied by knowledgeable guides who will introduce them to the geology and flora and fauna of the area.

Day 5
DAY 7: KLEIN-AUS VISTA DESERT HORSE CAMPSITE GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, AUS OR SIMILAR

Aus

Perched above the plains of the Namib Desert and tucked away in the rocky Aus Mountains, the small village of Aus is located in the ǁKaras Region in southern Namibia. The arid surrounding landscape is known for its unique botanical diversity. Aus serves as an excellent base from which to explore the area and to view the main attraction: the feral horses of the Namib Desert, which run wild and free in the sparsely vegetated plains. Catch a glimpse of these wild desert-adapted creatures at the water trough at Garub just twenty kilometres away from the village. Visitors can explore the Succulent Karoo with a visit to the beautiful Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park, home to the most biodiverse desert in the world, and take a scenic hike to discover fascinating indigenous fauna and flora. Don't miss the opportunity to camp under the clear Namibian night sky and view the vast desert landscape on horseback.

Overnight: Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite Gondwana Collection Namibia

Large old camel thorn trees greet camping guests at the Desert Horse Campsite in a small valley of the Aus Mountains. Each of the ten sites is equipped with a tap, table, grill and windbreak. Neat shower and toilet facilities are within easy reach of each site. Barbecue packs are available at the reception of Desert Horse Inn (1.5 km); those who like to skip cooking for a change are more than welcome at the Inn's restaurant (subject to space available, please enquire upon arrival). Note there are no power point outlets at the Desert Horse camp. If you have equipment that need to be charged it can be done at reception of Desert Horse Inn.

Optional

  • Mountain bikes
  • Game Drives
  • Horse Riding

Day 6
DAY 8: SESRIEM CAMPSITE, SOSSUSVLEI OR SIMILAR

Sossusvlei

Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer's heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia's premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres-some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb 'Big Daddy', one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more extravagant, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast amidst these majestic dunes.

Overnight: Sesriem Campsite

At the entry to Sossusvlei is Sesriem Canyon, At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down to 30 to 40 m, are pools that become replenished after good rains. Located perfectly at the entry to Sossusvlei inside the park gate is Sesriem Camping, right beside the gate into the desert and just a short drive from Sesriem Canyon where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length. It is perfect for campers who want to experience the beauty of the Namib Desert with the sun setting over the Elim dune then the stars emerging until they fill the sky above you and the clicking of the desert barking Geckos and distant howl of the Jackal. Sit by the fire and imagine what you will. After a good nights rest its up early (one hour before sunrise) for a drive to the sossusvleiwherer you can climb a sand dune and watch the colours change as the sun rises over the horizon slipping its morning warmth over the Namib desert dunes. Sesriem derives its name from the time when earlier pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs (riem) together to draw water from the pools. Accommodation at Sesriem is provided in 24 campsites. Facilities found there include a gas station, convenience store and a secure parking area.

Optional

  • Sossusvlei - The Red Dunes

Sossusvlei - The Red Dunes

This magnificent desert wilderness of vast, rust-coloured sand dunes, clay pans and petrified forests lies in the Namib-Naukluft Park. Formed over countless centuries, some of the dunes measure up to 300 metres in height and are among the highest in the world. In the rare event of an especially wet rainy season, the ‘vlei’ – meaning marsh or wetland – of Sossusvlei fills up with water, and its glistening surface forms a strikingly beautiful contrast with the reddish dunes.

Day 7
DAY 9: NAMIB DESERT CAMPSITE, GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA, SOSSUSVLEI OR SIMILAR

Sossusvlei

See Above

Overnight: Namib Desert Campsite, Gondwana Collection Namibia

These campsites are located under acacia trees on the bank of a dry riverbed and offer beautiful views of the 'fossilized' dunes of the primeval Namib. They are equipped with electricity, water, grill area and windbreak and share several communal bathroom facilities. Just a few minutes' drive from the road to Sesriem, this camping site is ideally suited for nature lovers who want to experience Sossusvlei and at the same time love the silent starlit nights of the Namib Desert.

Optional

  • Sesriem canyon excursion
  • Deadvle
  • Elim Dune Drive

Day 8
DAY 10: MILE-4 CARAVAN PARK, SWAKOPMUND OR SIMILAR

Swakopmund

Set along Namibia's spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and is surrounded by otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laidback atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it very popular Namibian destination. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.

Overnight: Mile-4 Caravan Park

Mile 4 Caravan Park is situated in the northern outskirts of the popular holiday town of Swakopmund. For the dedicated campers, the park offers a choice between a spacious campsite with neat ablution blocks or a more comfortable cluster campsite. For more of a luxury stay, there are a variety of self catering accommodations offered. For large groups such as sport teams, school groups, church groups or company team building groups, there are backpacker rooms in the dorms. Close by is an obstacle course to challenge the physical abilities of the groups. The park’s spacious bar with a built-in braai offers the ideal venue for private functions such as office parties, year end functions and birthday parties. The bar deck also has a built-in braai and offers a breathtaking sunset view. The conference hall with a fully equipped kitchen offers a solution for larger events such as wedding receptions, large birthday parties or conferences.

Optional

  • Quad Biking
  • Camel Riding
  • Sandwich Harbour
  • Desert Explorers Quad Biking

Sandwich Harbour

Located roughly 50 kilometres from Walvis Bay, Sandwich Harbour is a natural lagoon framed by sand dunes on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. It is a prime angling and bird-watching site, with countless sea birds coming to feed on the rich fish population, including rare white pelican and vivid flocks of pink flamingos.

Desert Explorers Quad Biking

Desert Explorers Quad Biking tours are available to guests in a variety of durations including 45 minutes, 90 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hour, 3 hour, as well as overnight. Quad biking tours range from adrenaline junky options which include wild dunes and spirals of the Namib desert, to much slower tours where guests can explore and discover the land's plant and animal life.

Day 9
DAY 11: BRANDBERG WHITE LADY LODGE, BRANDBERG OR SIMILAR

Brandberg

Situated in northwestern Namibia, the Brandberg (Fire Mountain) Massif is Namibia’s highest peak, at its zenith, the Königstein (King’s Stone), standing at a whopping 2573 metres above sea level. Named for the vivid shade of orange it sometimes turns at sunset, this is undoubtedly the main highlight of the region. The Brandberg has been sacred to the San people for centuries. The Tsisab Ravine at its base is permeated with over 45 000 ancient San rock paintings, including the famous ‘White Lady’. Visitors flock here to view this unique bushman painting, said to be over 2000 years old. Other popular drawcards include its untouched natural beauty and its free roaming wildlife such as mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, and desert elephant.

Overnight: Brandberg White Lady Lodge

Brandberg White Lady Lodge is named after the San paintings for which the Brandberg became famous. It is a place where you will feel at home and enjoy a true warm-hearted hospitality, "tranquility" is name of the game. At the Lodge you find a fully licensed restaurant, a well stocked bar, comfortable lounge and a large pool area. And if you are lucky you might bump into a dessert adapted elephant.

Optional

  • Hiking trail
  • Scendic drive
  • Desert Elephant Drive
  • Brandberg White Lady Painting

Day 10
DAY 12-13: OKAUKUEJO CAMPSITE, ETOSHA SOUTH

Etosha South

Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise.Ogava Private Game Reserve shares the southern boundary with Etosha National Park and offers an array of luxury lodges overlooking picturesque landscapes dotted with abundant wildlife. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including: lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game. Popular activities include: game drives, tracking rhinos on foot, guided nature walks, or watch the sunset over this magnificent landscape.

Overnight: Okaukuejo Campsite

Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, Anderson Gate. Okaukuejo is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha and it also functions as the administrative centre of the park. Okaukuejo is also home to the Etosha Ecological Institute. It is situated at the western end of the Etosha Pan. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camp sites. The main attraction of this camp is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole which is floodlit at night. Here a wide diversity of wildlife congregate and interact from lion to rhino to elephant and antelope. The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The activity continues throughout the day until late at night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhino, elephant and lion all drinking at the same time.

Optional

  • Etosha Game Drive

Etosha Game Drive

Game drive through Etosha National Park searching for predators, plains game, reptiles & birds. Game drives are conducted in custom built safari vehicles with a pop-up roof and large opening windows to maximize photographic opportunities. Depending on the time of year, these game drives take many different routes, but most often focus around the waterholes where you are most likely to see a variety of wildlife taking the chance to get a drink and swim.

Day 11
DAY 14: DEPARTURE

Departure

Sesriem Campsite

SESRIEM CAMPSITE

    

At the entry to Sossusvlei is Sesriem Canyon, At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down to 30 to 40 m, are pools that become replenished after good rains.

INCLUDE

  •  Toyota Hilux 4x4/Nissan NP300 4x4 Double Cab with complete camping & safari equipment
  •  1 driver (Optional)
  •  All accommodation during the journey
  •  GPS & latest Track4Africa software
  •  12-220v inverter with USB
  •  24 Hour Support
  • Passenger Liability
  • Vat Tourism Board 2%

EXCLUDE

  •  International Flights
  •  Entry Fees
  •  Fuel
  •  Food & Drinks
  •  Upgrades to fixed (luxury) accommodations
  •  Upgrade Toyota Landcruiser or Hilux 3.0 (automatic) or Toyota Fortuner (automatic)
  •  Zero Excess insurance
  • All optional excursions and activities
  • All expenses of personal nature Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Accommodation:
    1. Klein Windhoek Guesthouse
    2. Harnas Wildlife Foundation
    3. Kalahari Anib Campsite Gondwana Collection Namibia
    4. Canyon Roadhouse Gondwana Collection Namibia
    5. Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite Gondwana Collection Namibia
    6. Sesriem Campsite
    7. Namib Desert Campsite, Gondwana Collection Namibia
    8. Mile-4 Caravan Park
    9. Brandberg White Lady Lodge
    10. Okaukuejo Campsite
  • Destination:
    1. Windhoek
    2. Kalahari North
    3. Mariental
    4. Fish River Canyon
    5. Aus
    6. Sossusvlei
    7. Sossusvlei
    8. Swakopmund
    9. Brandberg
    10. Etosha South
  • Basis:
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    10. 2 Nights

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