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Your Safari - 2020 - Self Drive Adventure - 14 Night Namibian Highlights - A fabulous insight to Namibia, its wonderful scenery and its animals.

What makes our Self Drive Adventures Unique? We are called "Your Safari" for a reason - we will make Your Safari Adventure exactly that - "Yours!" by building a holiday for you based on your requirements and your interests and not to a set itinerary. Without obligation we offer each guest a consultation with a member of the Your Safari Team so we can better understand where you want to go, how long you would like to spend there and what level of accommodation suits you best. Your bespoke itinerary is then created by our Founder and Chief Guide; Kathryn Haylett. Kathryn has over 17 years of guiding experience in Namibia so when she suggests a tour for you, you will be safe in the knowledge she has personally driven the roads and visited all the recommended camps so you can book your adventure with confidence. In our experience, it takes at least two itineraries to get Your Safari just right for you and we provide proactive advice and guidance during the process to ensure Your Self Drive Adventure is a memorable one.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $3673
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 15 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Namibia Namibia
Parks visited: Etosha, Namib-Naukluft
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Birding
  • Self-drive
Before Your Adventure begins You will receive a Your Safari Self Drive Leather Wallet containing the following items: Your full, detailed, day by day itinerary Rip and water proof map with handmade notations of Your Route Realistic travelling times between accommodation that factor in tar and gravel driving times Emergency Contact Telephone Numbers Sunrise and Sunset Times Hints and Tips about Namibia Self Drive Do's and Don’ts Namibian Immigration Arrival / Departure Forms Accommodation, Vehicle and Activity Vouchers Accommodation Contact Lists Your Safari is ATOL protected and we are happy to help you with your flight arrangements for your trip Our Self Drive Adventures cost no more than if you were to book the trip yourself - we just make it a whole lot easier! So, why not use our years of experience and expertise to help you organise your ultimate independent adventure. You will receive a complimentary copy of Kathryn's book "The Photographer's Guide to Etosha National Park" to help you get the most out of your trip.

Day One – Arrive Windhoek.

Pick up - Toyota Hilux 4x4 double cab with lockable rear canopy, You will be covered automatically for standard insurance, further insurance options to cover your excess are available upon request

You arrive at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako Airport where will be met by your vehicle hire representative and  driven the short distance to the depot where you will be given a comprehensive introduction to your vehicle.  From here you drive the short distance to your overnight accommodation the Trans Kalahari Inn where you can relax on your first night. The Inn has lovely thatched rooms, friendly staff, a swimming pool and bar and one of the best restaurants in Windhoek a perfect first night stop over before your adventure begins the following day

Trans Kalahari Inn - Luxury Thatched Room - Bed and Breakfast (1 night)

 

Day Two - Namib Naukluft.         

An early start for you this morning heading south on the main tar road before turning off onto the gravel and over the mountain passes towards the Namib Desert.

The Elegant Desert Eco Lodge is situated less than an hour from the entrance to Sossusvlei and nestles into the Namib Naukluft Mountains amidst stunning scenery.  Here you will spend two nights enjoying the wide vistas from your lodge as well as a day trip into the park to visit the world's highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei.

The ever-changing features of this unique desert landscape captivate people and throughout the day the shifting sands change colour under the Namibian sun.

The Elegant Desert Eco Lodge Tented Desert Eco Chalet - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (2 nights)

 

Day Four – Swakopmund.

A long drive today but an interesting one, over the Tropic of Capricorn and on through the Kuiseb Canyon until we eventually reach the coast at Walvis Bay. From here it is just a 40km drive up the coast to Swakopmund. This quirky seaside town is Namibia’s adventure capital and over the next two days your choices of activities range from sky diving or sandboarding to quad biking. Our personal favourites are spending time on the ocean on a seal and dolphin tour where the cape fur seals often join you on the boat for a close up and personal encounter, and an adventure down to Sandwich Harbour 50km south through the Namib where the mighty Atlantic crashes directly onto the dunes.

Cornerstone Guesthouse             Double Garden Room - Bed and Breakfast (3 nights)

 

Day Seven – Uis.

After a hearty breakfast take the salt road north before turning inland at Henties Bay on the gravel road east past Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg. Here you will head for the White Lady Lodge, a rustic but simple place to stay right at the foot of the mountain and famed for occasional visits by Namibia’s desert elephants

Brandberg White Lady Lodge - Stone Double Cottage - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (1 night)

 

Day Eight - Damaraland.

The drive from Brandberg to Etendeka is arguably one of the most stunning in Namibia. If time permits you can stop at the Twyfelfontein Rock engravings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site before continuing your journey which takes you over mountain passes and through sandy riverbeds before you reach the Palmwag Concession, a vast, unfenced area designated to wildlife. Here you will enjoy being in the middle of one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Namibia. Etendeka is a legendary camp, here you can enjoy the total solitude, the magnificent scenery and with luck Damaraland’s famous desert lions, elephants and black rhinos along with giraffes, oryx, springbok, zebras and other resident herbivores. Your days will be spent in search of wildlife and your evenings will be spent around the campfire back at the lodge discussing the highlights of the day before a million stars come out.

Etendeka Mountain Camp - Eco-friendly Tented Bungalow - All Inclusive (2 nights)

 

Day Ten - Etosha National Park.

A long drive today, but an interesting one, try and leave the lodge as early as possible and drive over the Grootberg Pass to the one horse town of Kamajab where you can refuel and have a spot of lunch before heading back onto the tar road to the Andersson Gate in Central Etosha to begin your safari in this world famous wildlife sanctuary. This huge park is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife and the area around Okaukuejo is known for its open plains and wide vistas where vast herds of herbivores trek endlessly to the camp’s floodlit waterhole followed by the ever-present carnivores looking for their next meal.

After dark Okaukuejo's own waterhole puts on a spectacular show with amazing sunsets and nocturnal visits from the park's wildlife - all a few paces from your bungalow!

Okaukuejo Resort            Waterhole Chalet - Bed and Breakfast (2 nights)

 

Day Twelve - Etosha National Park.

You leave the open plains surrounding Okaukuejo this morning and head east towards Namutoni Camp and the wildlife rich acacia woodland around Fischer’s Pan. Not only is this area home to some of Etosha’s largest lion prides, leopard sightings here are frequent, this area is home to the majority of the park’s giraffe, and it is one of the best places in Africa to see the world’s smallest antelope, the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik. 

Namutoni Resort - Bush chalet (2 beds) - Bed and Breakfast (2 nights)

 

Day Fourteen - Otjiwarongo

After a final game drive, you leave the peace and quiet of Etosha and head south on the tar road until you reach the gates to Okonjima. The lodge lies a further 24km into the middle of the mountains and it is here you will spend your last night searching for some of the Africa’s biggest carnivores. Activities in the game reserve include walking with wild cheetah, tracking leopard and hyena from an open vehicle with the aid of a telemetry and visiting the Africat Foundation. With its magnificent rooms, excellent cuisine and genuine conservation story, Okonjima is always a highlight of any trip to Namibia. 

Okonjima Plains Camp - Plains Camp Double Room - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, and 2 activities per person (1 night)

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Trans Kalahari Inn
  • Cornerstone Guesthouse
  • The Elegant Desert Eco Lodge Tented Desert Eco Chalet
  • Brandberg White Lady Lodge
  • Etendeka Mountain Camp
  • Okaukuejo Resort
  • Namutoni Resort
  • Okonjima Plains Camp
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