15 Day Best of Namibia and Okavango self-drive safari



15 Day Best of Namibia and Okavango self-drive safari

Itinerary


Tour departs from: Windhoek

Tour ends in: Windhoek

Day 1: Windhoek – Namibgrens Guest Farm
Depart Windhoek for the Naukluft Mountains area and the Namibgrens Guest Farm. An ideal stop over before getting to the dunes of Sossusvlei. Namibgrens offers beautiful scenery, hiking trails and magnificent sunsets.
Drive time: 2 hours

Day 2: Sesriem area
Depart Namibgrens for the dune belt of the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei. Visit the Sesriem Canyon and the dunes this afternoon or in the morning of day three for the sunrise.
Drive time: 2 hours

Day 3 & 4: Swakopmund
Visit the dunes for sunrise this morning before heading to Swakopmund. Beautiful desert landscapes await like Kuiseb Canyon, Gaob Pass and pass the Tropic of Capricorn. Stop off at the Walvis Bay Lagoon where large numbers of flamingos and pelicans feed. Your final destination today is Swakopmund. Enjoy a meal at one of the many excellent restaurants who specialize in sea food or game meat.
Drive time: 5 hours

Day 5 & 6: Damaraland
You can head up toward the Skeleton Coast today with an optional visit to Cape Cross Seal Colony before heading east to the Damaraland area. Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings is well worth a visit this afternoon or the next morning. The Save the Rhino Trust is also a site you could visit while in the area.
Drive time: 5 hours depending if you head to Cape Cross.

Day 7, 8, 9: Etosha National Park
Departing Swakopmund you head for the premier game park of Namibia – The Etosha National Park where you spend 3 nights. Spend time on game drives in your own vehicle or join a guided game drive at the rest camps at an additional charge.
Drive time: Damaraland – Etosha`s Anderson Gate: 3.5 hours

Day 10, 11: Caprivi
The Caprivi strip, renamed to the Zambezi Region is home to numerous game parks and an abundance of game. Spend two nights overlooking the Okavango River exploring Mahango Game Reserve and Buffalo concession area.
Drive time: Von Lindequist gate – Divundu: 8 hours

 Day 12, 13: Okavango Delta Pan Handle
Cross the border into Botswana, spend another two nights along the Okavango, this time where the river starts to split into the fingers that form the Okavango Delta. If culture is your thing visit Tsodilo Hills, a Bushmen heritage area where there are more than 5000 rock art paintings on the three hills.

Fishing and boat trips are available at the lodge on the Okavango, birding is also excellent from the lodge and boat.
Drive time: about 2 hours

Day 14: Ghanzi
Ghanzi is home to a few Bushmen communities. Overnight at one of the community sights where you can visit the Bushmen, joining a guided walk or watching a traditional dance.
Duration: 4 hours

Day 15: Windhoek
Arriving back in Namibia the trip ends on arrival in Windhoek.
Drive time: Ghanzi – Windhoek: 7 hours

Rates

Rates: Prices are subject to change due to availability and unforeseen changes.

  July – October 2015 November & December 2015 January – June 2016 July – October 2016
Camping pp (based on 2 ppl)

 

N$ 3 102 N$ 3 173 N$ 3 363 N$ 3 363
3* accommodation pp sharing N$ 16 761 N$ 15 702 N$ 16 411 N$ 18 082

Included & Excluded

Quotes include:

  • Camping: Only camping fees – no meals and no entrance fees
  • Accommodation 3 *: twin en-suite rooms on dinner bed and breakfast rates except Swakopmund which is B&B. no entrance fees.

Quotes exclude:

  • Vehicle rental fees
  • Park fees
  • Fuel

 

*Note that we can quote vehicle rental separately if so required.

Camping is quoted on the following camping sites:

Day 1: Namibgrens campsite
Day 2: Sesriem campsite
Day 3 & 4: Swakopmund – Secret Garden Guest House
Day 5 & 6: Mowani Campsite – Damaraland
Day 7-9: Etosha National Park – Okaukuejo / Halali / Namutoni campsites
Day 10 & 11: Ngepi / Nunda Campsite
Day 12 & 13: Drotsky`s Cabins campsite
Day 14: Ghanzi – Dqae Qare Game Reserve
Day 14: no accommodation included

3* accommodation is quoted on the following lodges:

Day 1: Namibgrens: Guest Farm twin room
Day 2: Sesriem: Desert Camp
Day 3 & 4: Swakopmund – Secret Garden Guest House
Day 5 & 6: Twyfelfontein Country lodge
Day 7-9: Etosha National Park – Okaukuejo / Halali / Namutoni double rooms
Day 10 & 11: Ngepi tree houses
Day 12 & 13: Drotsky`s Cabins
Day 14: Ghanzi – Dqae Qare Game Reserve en-suite rooms
Day 14: no accommodation included

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