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A Self-Drive Adventure

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A Self-Drive Adventure

We hope that this example holiday will give you give some inspiration to help you begin to plan your own dream holiday to Africa.

The next couple of pages show a summary of the itinerary, and then there is a page on each place that is included.

Important travel information for visitors to Namibia is included at the back of this document.

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A Self-Drive Adventure

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Holiday Title: A Self-Drive Adventure

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Namibia for 7 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

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Holiday Title: A Self-Drive Adventure

Passengers: 2 Adults

Day 1

Make your way into the Arrivals Hall and find the Bidvest Car Rental office. Complete the necessary paperwork - you will need to present your driving licence, passport and credit card. The keys to your hire car will then be handed over to you.

8 Day Car Rental: Car Hire Group C - Toyoto Corolla or Similar (Super Cover)

Drive to Okonjima Nature Reserve (approx 220 km / 3 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.

Okonjima Nature Reserve

2 nights at Okonjima Plains Camp


Day 3

Allow about 4 hours to drive to the Von Lindequist Entrance Gate of the Etosha National Park. Enter the Park and drive to your first rest camp. The Etosha National Park rings the huge white Etosha Salt Pan that covers 20% of the entire Park. This Pan is the stomping ground to a breathtaking amount of animal life, with vast herds of zebra, giraffe and elephant roaming across its cracked white surface and surrounding savannah.

Etosha National Park

2 nights at Namutoni Rest Camp


Day 5

Take the entire day to drive through the Park to your next rest camp. 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 dinky Damara dik-dik, Southern Africa's tiniest antelope, which stands only 40cm tall to the shoulder as a fully grown adult.


Day 8
Allow about 5 hours to drive back to Windhoek Airport, where you will return your hire car and check in for your flight home. Passengers are requested to check in 2.5 hours prior to the international flight departure.
 
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Okonjima Plains Camp

Okonjima Nature Reserve: 2 Nights

Situated halfway between Windhoek and the Etosha National Park, Okonjima is the home of the AfriCat Foundation.

Since being founded in 1991, AfriCat’s mission has been to make significant contributions to conservation, while trying to ensure the survival of Namibia’s predators in their natural habitat. It undertakes research, community support and environmental education projects, as well as conservation work to rehabilitate carnivores such as cheetah and hyena.

A highlight for anyone visiting Okonjima is to learn about their big-cat passion. Leopards roam freely and hunt within the 20,00 hectare reserve, and an opportunity to see them on game drives led by experienced guides is why guests travel continents to stay here. You may also spot other rare and endangered species such as rhino and pangolin. Guests can also get involved in collecting and collating data, and assisting with actual research being conducted by AfriCat.

Some of AfriCat’s captive carnivores are too old or too habituated to be reintroduced to the wild, so another activity is to embark on an informative afternoon walking trail, and ending the day with a sundowner in an area which has a high density of rarely-seen brown hyena.

Okonjima Plains Camp offers a choice of en-suite accommodation depending on your budget - choose from Garden Rooms, Standard Rooms or the spacious View Rooms.  The Standard and View Rooms also offer views across the Okonjima grassy plains, and also each have a verandah.

Guests can enjoy relaxing around the swimming pool, or sitting around the open fire in the evening before dinner is served in the pleasant dining area.  At the nocturnal hide, guests can view after-dinner nightlife, such as porcupine, honey badgers and caracal, amongst others.

Example Details For Okonjima Plains Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Garden Room
Includes: Breakfast and dinner are included. All shared activities are additional.

Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to participate in any tracking on foot activities.

Location

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Namutoni Rest Camp

Etosha National Park: 2 Nights

Namutoni is situated on the eastern side of the Etosha National Park, and derives its name and character from the old German fort around which it is built. The camp is close to Fishers Pan - a wonderland of water birds in the wet season including breeding flamingos.

The Fort, which overlooks the King Nehale floodlit waterhole, is the hub of activity with 2 restaurants, a relaxation lounge, a bar, crafts boutique, curio shop, jewellers and bookstore.

An elevated decked walkway along the waterhole provides views of the surrounding scenery, wildlife and spectacular sunsets.

There is also a swimming pool.

Morning and afternoon guided game drives, as well as night drives, can be arranged with the camp for those not wanting to drive themselves around the Park all the time.

There is a choice of accommodation at Namutoni.

Visitors can choose from en-suite double rooms which offer comfort and privacy, or the more spacious bush chalets, which are also en-suite. Sliding doors give access to a relaxation area in the front of the chalet while an outside shower is reachable via the bathroom.

Example Details For Namutoni Rest Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Bush Chalet
Includes: Breakfast is included. PLEASE NOTE: Park fees are NOT included. IN ADDITION: You will be required to pay a room deposit amount of N$500 (subject to change) on arrival, which is refundable on condition that the room is left in the same condition it was in when you arrived.

Location

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Okaukuejo Rest Camp

Etosha National Park: 3 Nights

Etosha National Park offers some of the world’s finest wildlife viewing. Tucked away in the north of Namibia and stretching across 22,000 square kilometres of unrivalled remote landscape, Etosha is home to 114 different species of mammal, including 4 of the famous Big 5 - 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 dinky Damara dik-dik, Southern Africa’s tiniest antelope, which stands only 40cm tall to the shoulder as a fully grown adult.

Okaukuejo Camp is situated within the Park, approximately 17 km from the southern Andersson Gate entrance.

The main attraction of the 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.

Accommodation is provided to suit every need - double storey 2 bedroom premier waterhole chalets with balconies overlooking the waterhole, standard waterhole chalets (situated close to the waterhole), bush chalets, double rooms and family chalets.

Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camp sites.

Example Details For Okaukuejo Rest Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Bush Chalet
Includes: Breakfast is included. PLEASE NOTE: Park fees are NOT included. IN ADDITION: You will be required to pay a room deposit amount of N$500 (subject to change) on arrival, which is refundable on condition that the room is left in the same condition it was in when you arrived.

Location

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Important Travel Information For Namibia

Passport, Visa, and Medical Information

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

Holders of the following passports do not require a visa to enter Namibia when travelling as a tourist for stays up to 3 months:

United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Ireland; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain; South Africa.

If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local Namibia High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements, as citizens of certain countries are required to obtain visas before travelling. You can also check on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Namibia

Please note that if you are applying to the Embassy for your visa, some visas can take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel.

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Namibia and have sufficient blank pages for entry/exit stamps - at least 3.

TRAVELLING TO/FROM NAMIBIA WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AT DATE OF TRAVEL: The following requirements apply regardless of nationality. Parents travelling with children must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child, showing full details of the child's parents. If the birth certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned. If the child is adopted, the adoption certificate must be produced. If only one parent is travelling, said parent must also show consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent named on the birth certificate authorising the child to travel (the affidavit must be no more than 6 months old from the date of travel), or a court order granting full parental responsibilities to the travelling parent, or (where applicable) a death certificate for the deceased parent. Legally separated parents should also provide a court order when the other parent does not give consent. Where a person is travelling with a child who is not their biological child, he/she must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child supplemented by affidavits from the child's parents/legal guardian giving consent for the child to travel and copies of the identity documents or passport of the parents/legal guardian PLUS their contact details. There are also additional rules for unaccompanied minors - available on request. PLEASE NOTE: All documents must be original - PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. In the case of foreign countries that do not issue unabridged birth certificates, a letter to this effect issued by the competent authority of the foreign country should be produced. For more information, please contact your Namibia High Commission.

Please note that plastic bags are banned in all Namibian National Parks. Arriving visitors are requested to avoid bring plastic bags into the Parks and any plastic bags in your possession will be removed by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism personnel when you enter any of the National Parks.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.

 

Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Namibia.

To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

There is a risk of malaria in the Caprivi Strip. During the summer/wetter months (November-June), it is also advisable to take malaria precautions if you are visiting the Etosha National Park although the risk of malaria during this time is still deemed to be low. Check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Dengue fever can also be transmitted via mosquito bites. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Namibia, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is Namibia. However, in accordance with International Health Regulations, Nambia requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.