Namibian Desert Landscapes
(8 days / 7 nights)
Namibia is a vast country, known for its contrasting landscapes. This 8-day circular self drive tour explores just a few! Travel through the desolately awe-inspiring Namib Desert to the magnificent dunes of Sossusvlei; Climb spectacular and bizarre rock formations to see ancient bushman paintings; and game drive through the massive mineral pans of Etosha National Park, one of the largest and most unique game reserves on the African continent.
Your overnight stops:
- Namib Naukluft Park (x2)
- Swakopmund (x1)
- Damaraland Mountain Lodge (x2)
- Etosha National Park (guesthouse)(x2)
- Hire car with unlimited kilometers and maximum cover insurance.
- Hand-picked accommodation reserved each evening in charming guest lodges and hospitable guesthouses.
- Your comprehensive self-drive information pack will be couriered to you before you leave home. This includes all accommodation and car hire vouchers, a detailed daily itinerary and corresponding map with route marked, accommodation brochures, brochures and suggestions of places to visit along your route, general health and safety information.
- Our help line facility is open 24 hours/day, every day, ensuring any help or additional information you may want is just a phone call away.
- Rates and conditions subject to change without notice.
Meals included each day are indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
Day 1 Arrive Windhoek. Drive to Sossusvlei (D)
Upon arrival at Windhoek International Airport, you collect your hire car and drive west towards the magnificent Namib Naukluft Park in the Namib Desert close to the entrance to Sossusvlei. Overnight in a private lodge within this park, magnificent views of the desert around you.
Day 2 Namib Desert - Sossusvlei (B,D)
All day to explore this magnificent area - visit the famous dunes of Sossusvlei, explore the desert region or game drive in a 4x4 vehicle to discover the wonders of this area. Overnight as before.
Day 3 Namib Desert - Swakopmund (B)
Today you drive through the desert to the coastal town of Swakopmund. With a Germanic influence and a holiday feel, this is a refreshing stop after your time in the desert. Overnight in a hotel on the beachfront in Swakopmund.
Day 4 Swakopmund - Damaraland (B)
Today you continue to the vast and untouched region of Damaraland with its fascinating geological formations and a unique variety of desert fauna and flora. Visit Twyfelfontein, with its magnificent rock paintings and etchings, visit the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain and the Petrified Forest. Overnight in a luxurious safari tent with magnificent views.
Day 5 Damaraland (B)
Spend the day exploring Damaraland with its fascinating geological formations and a unique variety of desert fauna and flora. Visit Twyfelfontein, with its magnificent rock paintings and etchings, visit the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain and the Petrified Forest.
Day 6 Damaraland - Etosha National Park (B)
You continue to the world famous Etosha National Park, with its magnificent flora and fauna and the spectacular Etosha Salt Pan. Etosha National Park is one of Southern Africa's finest and most important Game Reserves. The game viewing in Etosha National Park is excellent, the best time being from May to September - the cooler months in Namibia. Visitors to Etosha Game Reserve can expect to see many buck species, elephant, giraffe, rhino and lions. More fortunate visitors will see leopard and cheetah. You overnight in a lodge just outside or inside the park.
Day 7 Etosha National Park (B)
Spend the whole day driving slowly and patiently through the park in search of the many animals and birds which make this their home or enjoy the facilities available at the lodge.
Day 8 Etosha National Park - Windhoek (B)
Driving south from Etosha, you drive through central Namibia to the capital, Windhoek, from where you catch your onward flight.
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