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Namibia Panorama Self Drive Safari
Namibia Panorama Self Drive Safari
11 Days, Rates on Request, budget dependant

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Namibia Panorama Self Drive Safari

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • - Lodging; Accommodated
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Windhoek
- Arrival at Hosea Kutako (Windhoek International) airport, where you will receive your rental vehicle.
- Once you have sorted out all the formalities for your vehicle, drive to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia.
- After check-in at the accommodation establishment, you will be taken on a city tour.
- Windhoek is a city of many contrasts. Modern skyscrapers blend with historic buildings dating from the turn of the century.
- Several buildings from the German colonial era have been preserved and restored to fulfill useful functions in the community today.
- Some of the sights you will see on your tour are the Ride Memorial, the Old Fort, the Parliament Building (also known as the "Ink Place"), the Lutheran Church, the Railway Station and many more.
- Overnight stay at Olive Grove Guesthouse - bed & breakfast.

Day 2: Kulala Wilderness Reserve (Namib Desert)
- Leaving Windhoek after breakfast in a southerly direction through the mountains of the Khomas Hochland, via the "Spreetshoogte Pass" into the low plains of the Namib Desert to Kulala Desert Lodge.
- Kulala Desert Lodge is situated south of the Sesriem gate to Sossusvlei on the 21 000 hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve, the closest reserve to Sossusvlei itself.
- It offers magnificent dune scenery to the west and rugged Namib mountainous escarpment to the north and east with grassy plains and "fairy circles" filling the spaces between.
- The Lodge offers excellent opportunities to explore the oldest desert in the world, the Namib Desert.
- Overnight stay at Kulala Desert Lodge on full board plus activities basis.

Day 3: Kulala Wilderness Reserve (Namib Desert)
- Activities are varied and numerous and include early morning guided game drives to the dunes (the journey takes you to the famous Sossusvlei, a clay pan surrounded by some of the highest sand dunes in the world), nature drives and walks on the private reserve.
- Day trips into the Namib Naukluft Mountains and early morning ballooning can be booked as an optional activity at extra cost.
- Overnight stay at Kulala Desert Lodge on full board plus activities basis.

Day 4: Swakopmund
- The route takes you north via the Kuiseb Canyon to Swakopmund.
- Highlights en route include a drive to the "Moon Landscape"and the ancient desert plant, "Welwitschia mirabilis".
- This quaint desert town, Swakopmund with its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere hedged by desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns and palm trees.
- Overnight at the Hansa Hotel on bed & breakfast basis.

Days 5-6: Swakopmund
- Two days are spent in Swakopmund. The sweep of the coastline and desert hinterland offers many options for adventure and relaxation.
- Contact our office in Swakopmund for possible information of things to do or transport.
- Two overnight stays at the Hansa Hotel - bed & breakfast.

Day 7: Damaraland
- Departure from Swakopmund along the Atlantic Coast towards the North.
- Visit the lichen fields near Wlotzka's Baken before continuing to Henties Bay, a small holiday resort.
- Onwards to the seal colony at Cape Cross.
- After visiting the seals, the journey continues via Ugabmund to the southern Skeleton Coast Park to inspect a shipwreck.
- You leave the Skeleton Coast Park in the early afternoon via Springbokwasser and experience the harsh transition from the Namib Desert to the Damaraland highlands with its impressive landscape and ragged valleys.
- Overnight stay at Doro Nawas Camp - dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 8: Etosha National Park region
- Visit to Twyfelfontein! Twyfelfontein, which means "doubtful fountain" resembles a large, open-air art gallery.
- This treasure house of rock engravings left by stone-age artists is regarded as one of the richest collections of rock engravings in Africa.
- South of Twyfelfontein is the Burnt Mountain, a panorama of desolation with colored rocks contrasting vividly against the grey-black surroundings.
- The Organ Pipes, a mass of basalt slabs in a ravine gouged out by a river, is another geological curiosity in the area.
- Your destination for today is Ongava Lodge.
- Ongava Game Lodge is situated along the southern border of the Etosha National Park in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve.
- Overnight at Ongava Lodge - full board plus activities.

Day 9: Etosha National Park region
- Discover the mysteries of the African bush in Etosha National Park and in the private reserve of the Lodge.
- Your game ranger takes pleasure in trying to show you the diversity of Namibia's fauna.
- Relax on the veranda of your room and delight in the comings and goings of a variety of game at the floodlit waterhole.
- Overnight at Ongava Lodge, inclusive of full board and activities.

Day 10: Windhoek
- Return journey via Outjo, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja to Windhoek. Okahandja is an important centre for woodcarvers from the north.
- They practice their ancient skills at the Woodcarvers Market next to the main road.
- This is a good place to pick a last souvenir.
- Overnight at Olive Grove Guesthouse on a bed & breakfast basis.

Day 11: Windhoek, safari ends
- Depending on the departure time of your flight, you will have time for some last minute shopping before driving to the Windhoek International airport in time to drop off the rental keys, take care of all the formalities before check-in on your outbound flight.
- Bid farewell to Namibia!

  • Rates on Request, budget dependant
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in Namibian Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - NAM; from £ 800
  • USA - NAM; from $ 1700
  • EUR - NAM; from € 1100
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

  • Safari Includes
  • - All services as mentioned above
  • Safari Excludes
  • - All scheduled flights and reservations thereof
  • - Additional meals and activities
  • - Vehicle rental and petrol
  • - All entry- and permit fees
  • - Expenses of a personal nature

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  • Namib Desert Lodges

  • Namib Desert Lodges
  • Together with its huge open areas, imposing sand dunes and salt pans, the Namib Naukluft Park is actually ranked the fourth most significant conservation region on earth. The renowned Sossusvlei sand dunes at over three hundred metres are the highest on earth. You will find three primary sightseeing attractions in the area: Sossusvlei, Sesriem and Naukluft.
  • Etosha Park Lodges

  • Etosha Park Lodges
  • Etosha which means 'great white place' is dominated by an enormous, glistening white salt pan surrounded by grasslands and bushveld. Etosha is Namibia's key wildlife sanctuary as well as one of southern Africa's very best and most environmentally valuable game reserves.
  • Damaraland Lodges

  • Damaraland Lodges
  • Damaraland is recognized as being one of Africa's last true remaining wildernesses as well as being one of the most picturesque safari destinations. The main attractions are the Spitzkoppe and Brandberg, the rock art, and the fascinating organ pipes and petrified forest at Twyfelfontein.
  • Fish River Lodges

  • Fish River Lodges
  • The Fish River Canyon is spectacular and awe-inspiring in its size. The second biggest canyon in the world created by the eponymous river coursing through a desert ecosystem over millions of years; the scenery is desolate, dusty and rocky with deep chasms.
  • Swakopmund Hotels

  • Swakopmund Hotels
  • After the culture shock of being in a German town transplanted 8000 kilometres to African coastal sunshine, you will actually find yourself in Namibia’s second largest town and it’s leading holiday destination. The attractive heritage buildings add character and incorporate many restaurants, pubs and clubs which enable you to escape the desert heat.