Namibia Highlights (self-drive)
Central Namibia, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha West, Etosha South, Okonjima Nature Reserve and Windhoek – 13 nights
Encompassing the bustling capital city of Windhoek, and the laidback seaside towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, Central Namibia features an array of towns, deserts and wildlife reserves. The landscape of this region is characterised by a plateau scattered with clusters of acacia and grasslands sandwiched between the arid Namib Desert to the west and the lush Kalahari to the east. Visitors can soak in the steaming waters of the Cross Barmen Hot Springs, viewing a wide variety of wildlife at the spectacularly scenic reserves and explore the discover the untouched beauty of the beautiful Erongo Mountains with the breathtakingly beautiful Spitzkoppe, which offers some of the best stargazing opportunities in Namibia.
- Auas Safari Lodge (1 night)
- Desert Homestead Lodge (2 night)
- Swakopmund Guesthouse (2 night)
- Grootberg Lodge (2 night)
- Hobatere Lodge (2 night)
- Taleni Etosha Village (2 night)
- Okonjima Plains Camp (1 night)
- Olive Grove Guesthouse (1 night)
Today you arrive at the International Airport in Windhoek. Here you will be picked up and taken to the car rental place. Journeys Namibia will also meet you here and do the Meet & Greet with you.
Your first night you will spend at Auas Safari Lodge. Take in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy the peaceful tranquility.
Travel time: approx. 1 hour / 48km
After check-out you will be heading south, spending two nights in the Namib Desert, with connections to Sossusvlei and Sesriem. Take a bird’s-eye view of the dune-ocean, while the wind gently carries your hot air balloon through the air.
Travel time: approx. 4.5 hours / 350km
Your travels take you to the coast today, over Solitaire, where you will be able to fill-up the car and enjoy the famous ‘Apfelstrudel’.
Enjoy the varied offers of the coast, during your stay in Swakopmund. Here you can expect good food, adventure and cool seafood.
Travel time: approx. 5 hours / 395km
With an early start you are heading over dry terrain to your next destination, the Grootberg Lodge.
An unforgettable adventure: our experienced trackers guide you on the journey of the elephants. With the local community running Grootberg Lodge, guests are part of the family, and it will be difficult for you to leave.
Travel time: approx. 6.5 hours / 460km
After your check-out you will be driving to Hobatere Lodge, another tranquil and exciting location.
Nowhere else can you experience the wilderness as close to the landscape and impressive as at the Hobatere Lodge. Lions and other wild animals frolic here in the wild. Enjoy a cold beer in the dusk, meeting the animals face-to-face right below the docks at the waterhole.
Travel time: approx. 3 hours / 185km
Today you will be heading to the Taleni Etosha Village. A camp just outside the National Park.
The Etosha National Park is still one of the most visited places in Namibia and hardly needs any introduction. The salt pans are home to a huge variety of wild and bird species. Make sure there is enough space on the memory card of your camera!
Travel time: approx. 4 hours / 305km
Your travels take you south today, heading closer to the capital. Your next night will be spent on Okonjima Lodge.
Convince yourself of the success of the AfriCat Foundation cheetah project during your stay at Okonjima Lodge.
Travel time: approx. 3 hours / 300km
Today you travel back to Windhoek.
Do some last minute shopping or just enjoy the day by the pool. Your last night will be spent at a guesthouse in Windhoek.
Travel time: approx. 3 hours / 240km
You’ll be transferred to the airport today and head back home.
- Accommodation & Meals as indicated
- Car Rental – Toyota Hilux 4×4 (or similar)
- International Flights
- Fuel: Petrol/Diesel
- Personal Insurance