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Culture & Conservation


from £3,600 pp

(ex international flights)


16 days

This self drive itinerary shows you the highlights of Namibia! Immerse yourself in Namibia's culture and get involved with local conservation efforts. From spending time with bushman tribes to volunteering at a big cat rehabilitation centre, there are plenty of exciting opportunities on offer. Enjoy stunning landscapes, share your evenings with local people and get up close and personal to wildlife at Okonjima National Park.

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Day 1 - Gobabis

  • Transfer from Windhoek Airport to Gobabis
  • At leisure in Gobabis
Kalahari Bushman Village

Day 2 - Kalahari Bushman Village

  • Transfer from Gobabis to Kalahari Bushman Village
  • Kalahari Bushman Experience
Kalahari Bushman Village, Windhoek

Day 3 - Kalahari Bushman Village, Windhoek

  • Transfer from the Kalahari Bushman Village to Windhoek
  • Explore Epukiro villages

Day 4 - Windhoek

  • At leisure in Windhoek

Day 5 - Sossusvlei

  • Transfer from Windhoek to the Sossusvlei area
  • Guided Dune Drive in Sossusvlei
  • Quad Biking and Stargazing in Sossusvlei (Optional)

Day 6 - Sossusvlei

  • Visit to Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon.
The NamibRand Nature Reserve

Day 7 - The NamibRand Nature Reserve

  • Nature Drive in the NamibRand Reserve
  • Visit the NaDEET Centre

Day 8 - Swakopmund

  • Transfer from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund via Walvis Bay
  • Explore Swakopmund
Swakopmund, Erongo Mountains

Day 9 - Swakopmund, Erongo Mountains

  • At leisure in Swakopmund
  • Transfer from Swakopmund to the Erongo Mountains
  • Nature Drive at Erongo Wilderness Lodge
Erongo Mountains

Day 10 - Erongo Mountains

  • Guided Walk at Erongo Wilderness Lodge
  • Explore the Erongo Mountains
Kamanjab, Damaraland

Day 11 - Kamanjab, Damaraland

  • Self drive from Erongo Mountains to Damaraland
  • Scenic drives on the Etendeka Plateau - Grootberg Lodge (Optional)
Desert elephants
Although it is not a separate species from the standard African bush elephant, the desert dwelling elephant has several adaptations which make it more suited to desert habitats. Firstly their feet tend to be wider, their legs a little longer and their bodies relatively small, all of which must have some advantage for desert life. These elephants can only be found in the deserts of Namibia and Mali, usually in the vicinity of seasonal rivers, where food tends to be more plentiful. Some families stay near the Hoarusib River valley at all times, some groups remain permanently near the Hoanib river, while other families travel between the two. In Namibia the main area populated with elephants is in the northwestern Kunene region. In the rainy season the desert elephants eat buds and fresh shoots, in the dry season they have to make do with drought resistant plants and trees. They seem to enjoy myrrh plants as they will travel out of their way to reach them when fresh shoots are not available.

Day 12 - Damaraland

  • Desert Elephant Drive

Day 13 - Kamanjab

  • Transfer from Damaraland to Kamanjab
  • Game Drive at Hobatere Lodge
Okonjima Nature Reserve

Day 14 - Okonjima Nature Reserve

  • Transfer from Kamanjab to Okonjima
  • Visit the Africat Foundation (optional)
Okonjima Nature Reserve

Day 15 - Okonjima Nature Reserve

  • Tracking large carnivores on foot at Okonjima
  • View leopards at Okonjima

Day 16

  • Transfer from Okonjima to Windhoek
  • Transfer from Windhoek to the airport