Wildlife and Wilderness

Suggested Holiday Itinerary

Wildlife and Wilderness

Summary Of The Route and Costs

A classic Namibia self-drive circuit, taking in all the holiday highlights you would expect from this diverse and beautiful country.

Your first night is spent in the capital city of Windhoek, allowing you to rest and recover from your international flight.  Then its a bright and early the next morning for the 5 hour drive to Sossusvlei, home to towering red sand dunes which move with the wind.

You then head to Swakopmund, Namibia's coastal play town, where you can go quad biking, sand boarding, take scenic flights - or just relax and enjoy the quaint German architecture.

Mowani Mountain Camp is your next destination. Go in search of the desert elephants who have made their home here, or just lounge by the pool with a good book and the stunning views.

Etosha National Park is your next stop for 3 nights, where the landscape is varied and jam-packed with wildlife. For 2 nights you stay in the Park itself, and your last night is in a luxurious lodge famous for its breathtaking sunsets over the Etosha Pan itself.

Finally, you end your trip at Okonjima. Situated halfway between Windhoek and the Etosha National Park, the 55,000 acre Okonjima Game Reserve has some of the best accommodation in Namibia, but the highlight is definately the cheetah and leopard safaris. The AfriCat Foundation, which is based here, rehabilitates cheetahs, wild dogs hyenas and leopards and there are opportunities to see these beautiful carnivores in their natural environment.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: Wildlife and Wilderness

Countries Visited: Namibia

Day 1
Once you have cleared Customs & Immigration at Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport and collected your luggage, you need to make your way to the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met by your driver who will be holding a sign board with your name on it.

You will then be transferred to Olive Exclusive, the perfect luxury base from which to explore Windhoek and its surrounds before heading off on your Namibian trip.

You will be met at the guest house by our representative, who will take you through your itinerary in detail and answer any questions that you may have. During this time, your hire car will also be delivered to you.

12 Day Car Rental: Group W (4X4 Toyota Hilux Double Cab or similar) - SUPER COVER

Day 2

Drive to Sossusvlei (approx 345 km / 5 h 30 mins). Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia's ancient Namib Desert in Southern Africa, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a secluded and serene oasis that overlooks awe-inspiring dunes and stony outcrops. Guided drives to the dunes, quad biking adventures, hikes and walks will let you explore the surrounding scenery and satisfy your sense of adventure.

Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert

2 nights at AndBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Day 4

Drive to Swakopmund (approx 390 km / 5 h 30 mins), Namibia's busiest resort town which offers a huge array of activities, an interesting German heritage, and is also home to some of the friendliest people in Southern Africa.

Day 6

Drive to Mowani Mountain Camp (approx 325 km / 5 h 0 mins). Go on game drives along ancient dry riverbeds in search of the desert dwelling elephants, or enjoy a nature walks in the areas surrounding the camp to explore the smaller details of the bush up close and personal.

Day 8

Allow about 5 hours to drive to the Anderson Gate of the Etosha National Park. Okaukuejo Camp is then just a short distance into the Park. The main attraction of this camp is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole which is floodlit at night. Explore the area around the camp in your own vehicle, in search of the wildlife that inhabit the Etosha National Park. Etosha is home to 114 different species of mammal, including 4 of the famous Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant and rhino (both black and white). It also boasts over 400 species of bird and 110 species of reptile. You'll also find 3 rare antelope species amongst its hills and valleys - the lovely black-faced impala, the graceful roan antelope and the Damara dik-dik, Southern Africa's tiniest antelope, which stands only 40cm tall to the shoulder as a fully grown adult.

Day 10

Take the entire day to drive across the Park to the eastern side. Etosha National Park offers truly amazing game viewing. Zebra and springbok are scattered across the endless horizon, while the many waterholes attract endangered black rhinos, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope. Exit the Park via the Von Lindequist Gate and drive the short distance to Onguma The Fort, situated on the eastern boundary of the Park.

Etosha National Park

1 night at Onguma The Fort

Day 11

Drive to Okonjima Bush Camp (approx 250 km / 4 h 0 mins). Situated halfway between Windhoek and the Etosha National Park, a highlight of staying at the 55,000 acre Okonjima Nature Reserve are the cheetah and leopard safaris.

Day 13
Allow about 3 hours to drive back to Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport, return your hire car at the Car Rental Returns, and check in for your flight home (check in for international flights is 2-3 hours prior to the flight departure).
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Example Cost

Holiday Title: Wildlife and Wilderness

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Namibia for 12 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

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