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9-day Namibia Wildlife Safari (Self-drive)

Know your dik-diks from your dikkops. This short wildlife safari gets to the heart of the matter quickly. An overnight stop en route provides an interesting curtain-raiser for the main event at Etosha National Park.

Price from USD 1,708 pps
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Self-drive
Highlights Etosha National Park, Waterberg
Includes

Accommodation; Meals (SQ); Vehicle hire; Meet and Greet; Airport Transfers; 24-hour support; Comprehensive tour file with detailed itinerary, map, route descriptions, booking vouchers, contact numbers and useful information

Excludes

International flights; Personal travel insurance; Entry visas; Fuel; Park entry fees; Staff gratuities

Etosha National Park is unique. Its waterhole culture forces the plains game to drink during the middle of the day when predators are most lethargic; thus it's not uncommon to have a collage of several different species in the same frame. Lions, elephants and several endemic species of antelope and birds - including 46 raptors - add to the exhilarating game viewing.

This nine-day wildlife safari also visits the Waterberg Plateau Park, a haven for many diverse and rare species of animal and bird, and the rest of your time is spent in pole game-viewing position at Etosha.

Itinerary Summary

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Windhoek ( 1 night )

You will be met by the car rental company representative on arrival and transferred to their offices in Windhoek to complete all rental procedures. You will then meet with our representative to hand over your travel documents. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing at your own leisure. For dinner tonight, you can head into town for a bite to eat at one of Windhoek’s well known restaurants.

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Day 2: Waterberg ( 1 night )

The Waterberg is about 340km north of Windhoek, the last 80km is a good gravel road. The drive is about three hours.

On the way: Okahandja wood carvers' market - reserve anything you like and collect it on your return; fossilised dinosaur footprints are off a scenic ring road.

When you're there: The Waterberg Plateau Park has several excellent hiking trails, the wildlife and birdlife and scenery make for a good hike; private game farms in the area offer game viewing and some have active conservation programmes like AfriCat and the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

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Day 3, 4 & 5: Etosha National Park - East ( 3 nights )

You can do the gentle drive to Etosha National Park after a morning game viewing outing and a leisurely breakfast. The eastern entrance to Etosha, the Von Lindequist Gate, is about 375km from the Waterberg area; most of the road is paved and the short gravel sections are well maintained.

On the way: The world's largest meteorite, Hoba, is on a long ring road via Grootfontein.

When you're there: Etosha has an estimated 250 lions, 300 rhinos, 2,500 giraffes, 6,000 zebras, 20,000 springbok and 2,000 elephants. This on top of a large number of lesser and common plains herds, and abundant birds makes game viewing in Etosha something special. The surrounding lodges all have private reserves with equally impressive wildlife numbers and they offer private game viewing activities into the park.

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Day 6, 7 & 8: Etosha National Park - South ( 3 nights )

Make your way slowly towards your next lodge near the southern gate of Etosha (Andersson Gate).

On the way: Take the opportunity to explore some more waterholes en route to your next lodge, this can take anything from 2 hours depending on how many stops you make and how long you spend at each waterhole.

When you're there: Your lodge offers guided game drives into Etosha, guided walks and rhino tracking. Or you can simply relax at your lodge and let the wildlife come to you.

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Day 9: Windhoek ( Departure / End of Tour )

After breakfast its time to head back to Windhoek where your safari will end. The roads are paved and the driving time is about five and a half hours. Ask us for lunch-time stopover ideas. Allow an extra 45 minumtes from Windhoek to the Windhoek International Airport which is located 45km east of the city.

Windhoek cityscape

Prices

Guests Accommodation Season Amount
2 Standard Low Season USD 1,708 pps
2 Standard High Season USD 1,791 pps
2 Luxury Low Season USD 2,785 pps
2 Luxury High Season USD 3,153 pps
  • Low Season is from 1 January to 30 June and High Season is from 1 July to 31 December.
  • Our prices are based on two adults sharing accommodation unless otherwise stated.
  • Please treat all pricing as a guide only. Read more about our pricing.
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