Evening flight from Heathrow
Arrive Johannesburg in the morning and connect with the flight to Windhoek, arriving late morning. Collect your hire car and travel into the suburbs of Windhoek (c. 45 minutes). Overnight at the Olive Grove Guest House (breakfast)
Head southwest towards the edge of the Namib Naukluft Park (c.4½ hours) where 2 nights are spent at the Desert Homestead (half board).
Full day set aside for touring the area – the sand dunes of Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon and Dead Pan (half board)
Travel northwest through desert gravel plains, via the stunning Kuiseb Canyon to Swakopmund (c.4½ hours) where 2 nights are spent at the Europa Hof Hotel (breakfast).
Time is available for a morning visit to Walvis Bay (c. 30 minutes), home to a wide variety of bird species. Optional activities include a scenic flight over the dunes, quad biking and a dolphin cruise (breakfast)
Drive north towards the Skeleton Coast and Cape Cross to view the large colony of Cape Fur seals (between 80,000 and 100,000). From here drive inland to Uis in the heart of Damaraland (c.4½ hours). Then through an area of eroded granite hills and dolerite dykes to Twyfelfontein Lodge for overnight (half board)
Morning visit to the rock engravings and bushman paintings before heading north-west to Grootberg Lodge in the remote Palmwag area (c.2 hours) for 2 nights (half board)
Day at leisure. A wide choice of optional activities are available locally including elephant & rhino tracking, guided walks and horse riding (half board)
Continue north to the frontier town of Opuwo and marvel at the striking scenery (c. 3½ hours). Overnight at Opuwo Country Hotel (half board).
Head back south through Kaokoland towards Etosha National Park (c.3½ hours ) and your stay for 2 nights at Etosha Restcamp (half board)
Enter the Etosha National Park and spend the day exploring this massive wilderness reserve. The roads are good and you will see a wide range of wildlife and birdlife, especially around the waterholes, such as elephant, lion, cheetah, zebra, giraffe and a wide variety of antelope (half board)
Day 13 - 14
Spend two more days in the park, staying now at Mushara Bushcamp (half board)
Drive to Hobatere (c. 4 hours) and, after checking-in at the Waterberg Guest Farm (half board); enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive (half board)
South to Windhoek Airport (c. 4½ hours) and return your car. Depart on the afternoon flight to Johannesburg and connect with the evening flight to London (breakfast)
Arrive Heathrow early morning.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.