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Whole of Namibia in One!

With this self-drive tour you can explore the intense beauty Namibia offers, from the Kokerboom Forests to the Fish River Canyon, from Lüderitz to Sossusvlei, from Swakopmund to the Etosha National Park, Namibia offers an unforgettable trip.

Itinerary for the self-drive Tour of Namibia

Day 1

Drive from Windhoek via Dordabis, Uhlenhorst and Stampriet to Gochas.

In the afternoon nature drive.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at Auob Lodge

Day 2

Drive to the Kokerboom Forest (Quiver Tree Forest), explore the area, continue to Keetmanshoop and proceed past the Naute Dam to the Cañon Lodge.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at Cañon Lodge

Day 3

Visit the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. This gigantic ravine, in places almost 500 metres deep, has been gorged out of vast undulating plain in the course of thousands of years.

Proceed to Klein Aus Vista via Seeheim and Aus.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at the Desert Horse Inn

Day 4

Day visit to Lüderitz, the first German settlement in Namibia, named after the merchant Adolf Lüderitz from Bremen, who bought this area in 1883. This drive takes you through intriguing “moon” landscape of endless desert vistas and bizarre rock formations. The small harbour town is perched on rugged black rock, offset by the deep blue waters of the bay, and is surrounded by bays, coves and fjords.

During the morning visit to the “ghost town” of Kolmanskop where diamonds were first discovered in Namibia. Afterwards sightseeing in and around Lüderitz and return to Klein Aus Vista.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at  the Desert Horse Inn

Day 5

Continue through the scenic Neisip Plain and drive along the edge of the Namib Desert, the Tiras Mountains and the Nubib Mountains to Namib Desert, arrival in the late  afternoon.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at Namib Desert Lodge 

Day 6

In the early morning depart on an excursion to the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, a large clay pan in the centre to the Namib Desert, surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world.

Arrive back around lunch time at the Namib Desert Lodge. In the afternoon take part in a dune drive.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at Namib Desert Lodge

Day 7

Drive via Remhoogte Pass and Rehoboth and visit  the Oanob Dam.

Return to Windhoek in the late afternoon.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at the Safari Court

Day 8

Travel from Windhoek across the rolling hills of the Khomashochland at an altitude of more than 2000 metres above sea level, down the Gamsberg Pass into the Namib, which is the oldest desert in the world. The landscape varies from rugged mountains and rocky outcrops to sand-filled valleys and endless vistas of plains.

After a short rest with lunch packs proceed through the Namib-Naukluft Park, where, with a bit of luck, one can see ostriches, springbok, oryx and mountain zebras.

Then on to the Welwitschia Plain, where the Welwitschia plant, a living fossil, that is only found in the Namib and southern Angola, occurs in large numbers.

Drive to the so called “moon valley” – a fascinating rock formation which is millions of years old.

Arrival in Swakopmund at about sunset. Lunch packs en route.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at the Beach Hotel or similar*

Day  9

After breakfast, depart to Walvis Bay for a boat/Katamaran cruise with champagne, fresh oysters and snacks on board.

Return to Swakopmund. In the afternoon city tour through Swakopmund and rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at the Beach Hotel or similar*

Day 10

Drive via the tarred road into the interior, pass the Spitzkoppe and proceed to the beautiful Erongo mountain area. In the late afternoon enjoy a sundowner drive.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at Ai Aiba Lodge

Day 11

Early morning start for a three hour drive in open vehicles on the premises of the lodge. Numerous pre-historic rock-paintings will draw you into the spell of mystical Africa.

Afterwards proceed to the Ugab terraces.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at Ugab Terrace Lodge

Day 12

Trip proceeds to the famous Etosha National Park.

First game-viewing drive after arrival.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at Toshari Lodge

Day 13

A full day of game-viewing in the Etosha National Park. This national park is one of the major sanctuaries for wildlife in Africa. The area was proclaimed a game reserve as far back as 1907.

The size is 22270km² and it consists mainly of bush and grass savanna. This type of landscape provides excellent opportunities for game-viewing at the numerous waterholes or in the open countryside.

The Etosha Pan, which the park is named after, is approximately 6000km² in size. In the language of the Ovambo people, Etosha means “place of dry water”, or “large white place”.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at Camp Halali

Day 14

Enjoy another day in the Park.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at Camp Halali

Day 15

We leave Etosha today and proceed in the direction of Otjiwarongo visiting Lake Otjikoto and the Mine Museum en-route.

Dinner, bed and breakfast at Frans Indongo Lodge

Day 16

Early morning game-viewing drive on the premises of the Lodge. 

Afterwards return to Windhoek.

 

End of a wonderful tour!

 

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* Please note:  We do our best to offer you the accommodation mentioned, but the venue is subject to change depending on availability.