Your tailor-made safari holiday to Namibia

Rhino Visiting the Twyfelfontein petroglyphs by Dana Allen Landscape of Etosha by Mike Myers

This self-drive is a 'northern circuit' itinerary with a particular focus on Namibia's wildlife.

Following a restful night in Windhoek you will take the approximately 3.5 hour drive to Swakopmund, a coastal holiday town in the Namib desert. With the feel of a small German village (once a German colony) Swakopmund offers gorgeous beaches, palm-lined streets, cafes, museums, and seaside promenades. The area is famous for its adrenalin-fuelled activities such as sandboarding, hot air ballooning, quad biking, parachuting, deep sea fishing and many more.

You will now head into one of Namibia's most scenic areas, Damaraland. This rugged untamed area offers contrasting landscapes of prehistoric watercourses, wide open plains, deep gorges and distant mountain ranges. It is here that you can get your first taste of the wildlife to come, with desert adapted elephant, giraffe, ostrich and critically endangered black rhino all present. Damaraland is a region steeped in history from the Petrified Forest which is millions of years old to the UNESO world heritage centre of Twyfeltontein, a rocky outcrop of thousands of Bushmen paintings.

Now for arguably the highlight of the trip, 4 days in Etosha National Park. The main characteristic of Etosha is a salt pan, so large it can be seen from space. The park's large waterholes attract abundant wildlife giving you almost guaranteed game sightings of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe, white rhino, black rhino, lion and many antelope species. Your days will be spent on morning and afternoon game drives with the rest of the day to relax by the pool or enjoy a delicious lunch under a shady tree. This itinerary splits your time in Etosha between the south and east of the park, both quite contrasting areas in terms of landscape, allowing you to maximise your experience of this incredible park.

Enroute back to Windhoek, end your trip with a night's stay in the central highlands region. This area runs down the spine of the country separating the Kalahari from the dunes of the Namib. The wide valleys and rolling hills are filled with cattle and game farms. The night will be a relaxing one before your journey home.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Windhoek International

Day 2

1 night at Galton House | Windhoek & Surrounds

Upon arrival at Windhoek International Airport you will make your way to the car hire desk to collect your hire car. From here you will drive yourself to Windhoek.

Room Type: Luxury Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 3 - 4

2 nights at Hansa Hotel | Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Today you will take the drive to the Swakopmund.

Room Type: Standard Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 5 - 6

2 nights at Doro Nawas Camp | Damaraland

Today you will take the drive to the Damaraland.

Room Type: Stone & canvas Unit Meal Basis: AIA All Inclusive and Scheduled Activities

Day 7 - 8

2 nights at Etosha Safari Lodge | Etosha & Surrounds

Today you will take the drive to the Etosha area.

Room Type: Standard chalet Meal Basis: FBS Full Board and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 9 - 10

2 nights at Onguma Tented Camp | Etosha & Surrounds

Today you will take the drive to another area of Etosha.

Room Type: Tent Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 11

1 night at Waterberg Plateau Lodge | Central Highlands

Today you will take the drive to the Central Highlands.

Room Type: Chalet Meal Basis: HB Half Board

Day 12

Today you will take the drive to Windhoek International Airport where you will drop off your hire car and connect with your onward flight home.

Tailor-made itinerary from $4,170 pp

Includes

  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Car hire, Group K car (Nissan Qashqai or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges

Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels

Flights

  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Windhoek International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Windhoek International to Philadelphia International Airport

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