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Self-Drive Namibian Explorer

Cost

from £2,630 pp

(ex international flights)

Duration

11 days

Visit some of the major highlights Namibia has to offer. Spend time amongst the ancient sand dunes in Sossusvlei and go back in time with the colonial landmarks of Swakopmund. Experience the vast landscapes of Damaraland and exceptional game viewing at the world famous Etosha National Park.

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Windhoek

Day 1 - Windhoek

  • Transfer from Windhoek Airport to your hotel
Sossusvlei

Day 2 - Sossusvlei

  • Self-drive from Windhoek to Sossusvlei area
Sossusvlei

Day 3 - Sossusvlei

  • Self-drive from hotel to 'Sea of Sands', Sossusvlei.
  • Visit Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon
Walvis Bay, Swakopmund

Day 4 - Walvis Bay, Swakopmund

  • Self-drive from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund, via Walvis Bay
  • Visit Walvis Bay Lagoon
  • Explore Swakopmund
Swakopmund

Day 5 - Swakopmund

  • At leisure in Swakopmund
Henties Bay, Damaraland

Day 6 - Henties Bay, Damaraland

  • Cape Cross seal colony
  • Self-drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland
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 7 - Damaraland

  • Self-drive around Damaraland to Grootberg.
Etosha National Park

Day 8 - Etosha National Park

  • Self-drive from Grootberg to Etosha National Park (Okaukuejo)
  • Self-drive entry to Etosha National Park (Okaukuejo).
Etosha National Park

Day 9 - Etosha National Park

  • Self-drive from Okaukuejo to Namutoni, via Halali.
  • Game drive at Etosha National Park
Okonjima Nature Reserve

Day 10 - Okonjima Nature Reserve

  • Self-drive from Etosha National Park to Okonjima Reserve
  • Explore the 'maize triangle' by car
Okahandja

Day 11 - Okahandja

  • Self-drive from Okonjima to Windhoek, via Okahandja
  • Okahandja wood carvings and Herero graves
  • Transfer from Windhoek to the airport