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Highlights

  • The sights of Sossusvlei
  • Flight up Skeleton Coast
  • Desert Elephant tracking
  • Glorious Etosha
  • Cheetah at AfriCat

Price is from £8,450 pp

Fly over Namibia, truly memorable.  See this vast country from the air as well as from your own vehicle. Explore Namibia at your own pace and have an unforgettable experience. The oldest desert in the world, the highest dunes in the world, one of the world’s ancient plants, one of the world’s largest game reserves, Etosha National park. Etosha is the gem of Namibia so take your time driving through this stunning reserve, you never know what you will see. All these and much more make up Namibia, the last true wilderness of Africa.

There are some sights and sounds that others would not even dream to experience, but you can with a luxury self drive. Have the holiday of a life time, treat yourself to the cream of Namibia and for memories of a life time.

Make sure you take lots of photos to make your friends envious!

At a Glance

  • Price is from £8,450 pp based on twin share
  • Group size is 2 people on a fly-drive
  • Duration is 15 nights in country and 2 nights of air travel
  • Accommodation is luxury and exclusive and out of this world
  • Weather has a temperature range of 12 – 26 C, depending on the time of year
  • Price includes all flights and transfers, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, car hire and back up.

Itinerary

Day 1: Villa Vista – tranquillity in Windhoek
view_of_the_rooms_fsVilla Vista is a bed-and-breakfast establishment situated in a quiet neighbourhood of Windhoek.  The close proximity to a wide range of amenities enhances its appeal, not to mention efficient service in a relaxing environment, carefully managed by the family owners. The location and the premises are aimed for up-market guests.

Accommodation: all rooms are tastefully and individually designed and decorated. Most rooms have baths and a private balcony or patio. The ideal start to your holiday in Namibia.

Days 2 – 3: Kulala Lodge – sunrise over the dunes
IMG_0258Flight on Day 2 to Sossusvlei. Kulala Desert Lodge is located within the arid Namib Desert on the 37 000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Originally opened in 1996, the entire lodge was built to make the most of the vista. In addition to the dunes on its doorstep, its defining attraction remains a private entrance from the reserve into the Namib-Naukluft National Park.  Explore the spectacular scenery of world famous Sossusvlei. Flight on day 4 to Swakopmund over sand dunes and along the Skeleton  Coast.

Accommodation: thatched and canvas “kulalas” with en-suite bathrooms and verandas, each unit is built on a wooden platform to catch the cooling breezes and has a deck on the flat rooftop for sleep-outs under the stars. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Days: 4 – 5: Villa Margherita – explore Swakopmund
IMG_0508Flight to Swakopmund over sand dunes and along the Skeleton  Coast. Villa Margherita, The Charming House, is a fabulous retreat in the heart of Swakopmund. It has easy access to the town and its restaurants and is a great place to explore the coastline and desert by plane, 4×4 or even by catamaran. The coast is spectacular any way that you decide to see it.

Accommodation: delightful en-suites with incredible attention to detail and with a fusion of contemporary charm and historic colonial building, this is the ideal palce to stay in Swakopmund.

Days 6 – 7: Damaraland Camp – track desert elephant
IMG_0677Pick up car. Damaraland Camp it is one of the best places to spot the rare Desert Elephant and is also home to the occasional lion and cheetah and a multitude of antelope and rare birds. The Camp is set in its own 80,000 hectare reserve, often regarded as one of the most successful eco-tourism project in Namibia. The highlights of this beautiful area include the rock art site of Twyfelfontein, the Burnt Mountain and the Petrified Forest collection of ancient, fossilised gymnosperm trees.

Accommodation: the spacious chalets are light, airy and well designed. Constructed of wood, adobe and canvas, they are raised up on a low decking, ensuring minimum impact on the natural vegetation and giving great views along the valley from private patios.

Days 8 – 9: Hobatere Lodge – walking safaris
IMG_1024Between Damaraland and Etosha, Hobatere has comfortable cottages, plenty of space and a pool to relax by. Its environment and game densities are similar to Etosha, and here professional guides lead walking safaris and drives (day and night).

Hobatere is slightly off the obvious route, but is worth the effort to reach it. A real treat.

Accommodation: cottages set in idyllic locations around the camp.

Days 10 -11: Ongava Lodge – luxury at Etosha
OL Rhino & VehiclePerched on the top of a small kopje (rocky outcrop), overlooking the plains below, Ongava Lodge was the original ‘luxury game lodge’ near Etosha. It stands on the private Ongava Game Reserve which borders the southern side of Etosha National Park. Ongava has resident white and black rhino, giving you the unique opportunity to see both of these charismatic species as well expert tours into Etosha.

Accommodation: attractively built brick, rock and thatch chalets which overlook the African bush. Each air-conditioned room has glass-fronted doors leading out to a private, covered veranda overlooking the plains.  Pure luxury.

Days 12 -13: Mushara Lodge – drive across Etosha
15 Mushara LodgeThe drive across Etosha is something else.  Take it at your own pace and explore the vastness of Etosha. The name Mushara is derived from the Purple Pod Terminalia tree which grows abundantly on the lodge grounds and in the surroundings. Explore Etosha on your own terms.

Accommodation: well-spaced thatched chalets which are arranged in a horseshoe shape around the swimming pool. The rooms are extremely spacious and equipped with air-conditioning, mosquito net, mini-bar, safe, tea and coffee station, sockets for charging storage batteries and direct telephone connection.

Day 14 – 15: Okonjima Plains Camp – walk with cheetah
IMG_1363Nestled among the Omboroko Mountains lies Okonjima – a Herero name meaning Place of the Baboons. This is much more than just a lodge. Okonjima is also home to The Africat Foundation. Activities include trip to track leopard, cheetah and also wild dog, a unique experience and wonderful memories.

Accommodation: luxurious rooms that look over the spectacular, natural veldt. The rooms are quirkily modern with lots of unusual features yet weirdly blend into the environment.  A wonderful two nights in the bush.

 

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