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07 Day Classic Namibia Self–Drive

A short self–drive to see the two iconic destinations of Namibia – the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Namib Naukluft Sand Sea with its spectacular apricot sand landscape, and Etosha National Park one of the greatest wildlife havens with a saline pan so large it can be seen from space. With accommodated options, a final night is spent at Okonjima Private Reserve and the chance to see big cats. Sandwiched between the sites is the charming coastal town of Swakopmund. Camping, mid–range and luxury accommodated options available and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Safari Highlights

Namib Naukluft National Park for Sossusvlei dunes and surrounds, Swakopmund coastal town and Skeleton Coast, Etosha National Park for superb game viewing opportunities and for those on the accommodated options – a night at Okonjima for AfriCat Foundation

Safari Accommodation Options

Type Self Drive Safari;
Length 07 days
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Camping, Accommodated or Luxury Accommodation Options
Departures On Request Departures
Group size No min or maximum group size. Itinerary priced on 2 or 4 people.
Single Supplement Yes
Minimum Age No age restrictions
Please Note Subject to availability of vehicle and accommodation
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Camping Option
Day 1&2 Sesriem /Sesriem Oshana Campsite 2 nights
Day 3 A La Mer Hotel Swakopmund 1 night
Day 4&5 Okaukuejo/Halali Campsite 2 nights
Day 6 Namutoni Campsite 1 night
Day 7 Return to Windhoek/end of services
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Accommodated Option
Day 1&2 Desert Hills Lodge 2 nights
Day 3 Cornerstone Guesthouse Swakopmund 1 night
Day 4&5 Okaukuejo Resort 2 nights
Day 6 Okonjima Plains Camp 1 night
Day 7 Return to Windhoek/end of services
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Luxury Option
Day 1&2 Kulala Desert Lodge or Little Kulala 2 nights
Day 3 Strand Hotel Swakopmund 1 night
Day 4&5 Ongava Lodge 2 nights
Day 6 Okonjima Bush Camp 1 night
Day 7 Return to Windhoek/end of services
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Price Per Person (based on twin share)
Low season
High season
Camping N$10,705 N$12,370
Please Note: Based on 2 people sharing with a 4x4 Double Cab with camping equipment & 1 roof tent
Accommodated N$20,125 N$22,340
Please Note: Based on 2 people sharing with All-wheel drive Renault Duster or similar
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Based on 2 people/sharing with all wheel drive or double cab or similar 
Guideline rates: Low Season Nov–May; High Season: June to October – please give us dates so we can quote accurately to travel dates as some lodges have a range of prices/dates 
Single Supplement Yes
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Day 1–2 Sossusvlei area

From the capital city, drive down to the desert crossing dramatic landscapes to the Namib Naukluft area. Explore the orange dunes of Sossusvlei in this recently declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit Dead Vlei, where ancient skeletons of long dead camel thorn trees rest on the shimmering pan set against the backdrop of apricot dunes and blue sky – it’s a photographer’s delight and one of the most evocative desert sceneries in the world.

Day 3 Swakopmund

Drive over gravel plains and contrasting desert landscapes to the coast and port town of Walvis Bay where you can visit the lagoon with flamingos, pelicans and other water birds. Onward to the coastal town of Swakopmund, the rest of day is free to wander around the town with its colonial era buildings, and perhaps take advantage of one of the optional activities such as quad biking, scenic flight or sky dive!

Day 4–5 Etosha National Park or Ongava Private Game Reserve (for luxury option)

Your destination today is the remarkable Etosha National Park where you’ll spend 2 nights in/around this premier park, one of the largest and best game reserves in Southern Africa. Game drive to your hearts content watching out for huge herds of antelope and plains game including springbok, wildebeest, zebra and giraffe, as well as elephant, rhino, hyena not forgetting of course, your search for big cats including lion, leopard and cheetah. The park itself is over 24,000sq km and at the heart of it lies Etosha Pan, a vast and ancient lake that dried leaving behind a salt depression where mirages now shimmer and spiralling dust devils rise.

Day 6 Etosha National Park (camping tour) or Okonjima Reserve (accommodated tours)

Camping clients: a further night is spent on the east aspect of Etosha, giving you a chance to fully appreciate this remarkable park and enjoy further sightings

For accommodated clients: Leave Etosha behind and make your way south to Okonjima Reserve, home of the AfriCat Foundation. Take part in an afternoon activity to search for big cats at close quarters such as leopard, or find out about the conservation programme and learn about human–predator conflict and solutions, as well as seeing rehabilitated cheetah

Day 7 Departure

Today your Namibian self drive safari comes to an end as you return to Windhoek where you drop off vehicle and take onward connection.

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