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11-day Namibia Highlights 7-17 July, 2019 (Scheduled)

See the world's highest dunes in the world's oldest desert in one of the world's biggest nature reserves at Sossusvlei. Spend a night under the stars in the Kalahari; marvel at the desert scenery and wildlife of Damaraland and finish off with a classic big game safari in Etosha. This pre-booked scheduled self-drive tour is ready to go.

Price from USD 1,731 pps
Duration 11 days
Tour Type Scheduled
Highlights Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Kalahari, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund
Includes
  • Accommodation
  • Meals: breakfast only in Windhoek and Swakopmund, all meals at other destinations
  • Car hire
  • Welcome service
  • 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

This 11-day self-drive tour of Namibia's major highlights is one of our most popular itineraries.

And for good reason: the road is long and empty, the sights and experiences are unique and all-in-all it's a rather efficient whiz around one of the most interesting places on Earth (well, we think so anyway).

This pre-booked 11-day highlights safari is a last-minute cancellation by our client in which we kept all the provisional bookings for you. All you need to do is cough up the dough and you're good to go. This time next week (or near enough) you'll be eyeballing elephants, scrambling up mammoth dunes and cavorting with seals (or near enough).

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
Luxury Accommodation
Windhoek cityscape

Day 2: Kalahari ( 1 night )
  • After breakfast, you can still pop into town for anything you might need and then depart heading south from Windhoek to the red sand dunes of the Kalahari
  • Spend the remainder of the day at leisure in this beautiful setting
Standard Accommodation
Kalahari slideshow image 5bc981f1d1157

Day 3 & 4: Sossusvlei ( 2 nights )
  • Today you will make your way from the Kalahari to Sossusvlei. The route will take you via Maltahöhe and the Tsaris Pass, showcasing the natural beauty of Namibia
  • Wake up early for breakfast (Day 4) and then head to the entrance to Sossusvlei, the Sesriem Gate
  • Spend the whole day in the beautiful Sossusvlei area, exploring the highlights: Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Dune 45, Big Daddy, Elim Dune and the Sesriem Canyon
  • Return to the lodge for lunch or arrange a lunch pack to enjoy in the dunes and return late afternoon for a well-earned rest
  • Optional extra activities: Guided Sossusvlei excursion, Hot air balloon safari, Nature drives
Standard Accommodation
Sossusvlei slideshow image 5bc984360ec95

Day 5 & 6: Swakopmund ( 2 nights )
  • Depart after breakfast and head north to Solitaire, then west crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, through the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons via the Namib Gravel Plains to the coast
  • Either via Walvis Bay to Swakopmund, or (recommended) detour via Ganab to the Welwitschia Plains and Moon Landscape
  • The Namibian coastline is generally known as The Skeleton Coast due to the barren areas, ship wrecks and, in days gone by, whale skeletons left on the beach
  • Lunches and dinners can be enjoyed at any of the many great cafés or restaurants overlooking the sea
Standard Accommodation

Day 7 & 8: Damaraland ( 2 nights )
  • Head north along the Skeleton Coast, via Henties Bay to visit the Cape Cross seal colony. Along the way, stop at the Lichen Fields as well as the ship wreck between the colourful small town of Wlotskasbaken and Henties Bay
  • Backtrack to Henties Bay and head inland through wide open plains to Uis, then north to the Twyfelfontein area
  • Visit to Namibia’s Open Air Museum, the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings as well as the interesting Organ Pipes rock formations and Burnt Mountain
  • Take a drive west (4x4 needed) to the Huab River to look for the desert adapted elephants as well as other game such as oryx, springbok, ostrich and lots more
  • Visit the Damara Living Museum for a hint of culture
Standard Accommodation
Damaraland slideshow image 5bc981baa40f1

Day 9 & 10: Etosha National Park ( 2 nights )
  • After breakfast, drive east towards Khorixas stopping at the Petrified Forest en-route
  • From Khorixas head further east along the tar road to Outjo and then north to your lodge which is situated very close to the southern entrance of Etosha, the Anderson Gate
  • If time permits, enter Etosha for an afternoon game drive. Depending on how often you stop today, you should arrive at your lodge in time for lunch (optional extra)
  • On entering the park, the first stop would be Okaukuejo where you pay your entry fee and I suggest you pop in at the local shop to purchase some drinks and snacks and most importantly, a map of Etosha which will show you all the waterholes along the way - Etosha is one of Africa's great game parks. With 114 species of mammal and 340 species of birds you are sure to see a great variety of wildlife on your safari
Standard Accommodation
Etosha National Park slideshow image 5bc981c83e150

Day 11: Windhoek ( Departure / End of Tour )
  • Head back to Windhoek this morning where you will drop off your rental vehicle and then transfer to the airport in time for your onward travel arrangements
Windhoek cityscape

Prices

Guests Accommodation Season Amount
4 Standard High Season USD 1,731 pps
2 Standard High Season USD 2,262 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.
  • Contact us for a personalised obligation-free quote.

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