Secrets of Namibia

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Secrets of Namibia

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Discover the highlights of the country during this 14-days safari for self-drivers. Have fun during your personal adventure!nRoute: Windhoek – Kalahari Desert – Namib Desert – Swakopmund – Damaraland – Etosha National Park – Otjihavera Mountains – Windhoekn

Day Route km Transfer Accommodation National Park / Region Food
1 Airport – Windhoek 50 km Rental car Elegant Guesthouse Windhoek
2 Windhoek – Kalahari Desert 250 km Rental car Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge Kalahari Desert Breakfast, Dinner
3 Kalahari Desert Rental car Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge Kalahari Desert Breakfast, Dinner
4 Kalahari Desert – Namib Desert 360 km Rental car The Elegant Desert Lodge Namib Desert Breakfast, Dinner
5 Namib Desert – Sossusvlei 300 km Rental car The Elegant Desert Lodge Namib Desert Breakfast, Dinner
6 Sossusvlei – Swakopmund 370 km Rental car Hotel zum Kaiser Swakopmund Breakfast
7 Swakopmund Rental car Hotel zum Kaiser Swakopmund Breakfast
8 Swakopmund – Damaraland 340 km Rental car Vingerklip Lodge Damaraland Breakfast, Dinner
9 Damaraland – Etosha National Park 350 km Rental car Etosha Village Etosha National Park Breakfast, Dinner
10 & 11 Etosha National Park Rental car Etosha Village Namib Desert Breakfast, Dinner
12 Etosha National Park – Otjihavera Mountains 390 km Rental car The Elegant Farmstead Otjihavera Mountains Breakfast
13 Otjihavera Mountains Rental car The Elegant Farmstead Otjihavera Mountains Breakfast
14 Otjihavera Mountains – Windhoek 100 km Rental car Windhoek Breakfast

Day 1: Windhoek

Having arrived at the international airport, you collect your vehicle at the relevant car rental company kiosk and travel a short distance to Windhoek. Having checked into your guest house, enjoy the day at leisure or explore the city centre with its colonial-style buildings, street cafes and craft markets.

Day 2 & 3: Kalahari Wüste

In the morning you travel into the largest sand mass on earth, the Kalahari Desert. The bushman refer to it as the "Soul of the World", an emotive description for this area! With its deep red sand dunes and endless grass plains interspersed with acacia's and shrubs, it is the only form of survival for a vast amount of specially adapted wildlife such as oryx, springbok and ostrich. Enjoy the opportunity to experience the fauna and flora that has survived this desert environment for thousands of years on a optional guided nature drive in the late afternoon, ending the day with a sun downer drink on one of the dunes. On the following day you will take part in a walk guide by a bushman, taking you over the dunes of the Kalahari.

Day 4: Namib Desert

This morning you travel via endless plains and along striking mountain ranges into the Namib Desert. Your lodge is situated near the gate to two of Namibia's most celebrated attractions: Sossusvlei, with some of the highest dunes on Earth, and Sesriem Canyon. Both are visited the next day.

Day 5: Sossusvlei

Before sunrise you travel to the gate of the Namib Naukluft Park. The best time to experience the Sossusvlei area is at sunrise when the light paints the dunes and desert palette into deep red, apricot and purple - this part of the day is also the most forgiving, as you are not exposed to the hot afternoon sun when clambering one of the mighty dunes. From Sossusvlei visit Dead Vlei, a surreal white clay pan surrounded by monumental dunes and dotted with age-old Camelthorn trees. Travelling back, visit the Sesriem Canyon, an 18 million year old gorge eroded into the conglomerate floor. Having returned to your lodge, cool off in the sparkling pool or take a refreshing drink while overlooking the desert plains.

Day 6 & 7: Swakopmund:

Today you travel via the Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund, a tranquil coastal town situated between the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the Welwitschia plains and the aptly named Moonlandscape (permit required), two of the attractions during this scenic drive. In Swakopmund, you will have the option of participating in some of the adventurous activities on offer. These could include scenic flights, dolphin cruises, quad biking, parasailing, dune boarding and parachuting.

Day 8: Damaraland

On your way to the Damaraland you can visit large lichen fields. You travel into Damaraland past Namibia's highest mountain, the majestic Brandberg Mountain, which reminds of the volcanic era millions of years ago. Your lodge for the following night is situated near the Vingerklip, and you can enjoy the cooler part of the afternoon at a sun downer spot that overlooks the surrounding plains.

Day 9: Etosha National Park

After a relaxed breakfast, travel north to one of the most famed National Parks in Africa, where you will spend the next three nights. Your lodge is situated on a hill with a magnificent view over the Mopane landscape.

Day 10 & 11: Etosha National Park

You have the entire two days available for extensive game viewing experiences. The Etosha National Park surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan, and is home to 4 of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The park's waterholes support a diversity of mammals and birds, including species such as black-faced impala, cheetah, and Namibia's smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik. Shortly before sunset you travel back to your lodge.

Day 12 & 13: Otjihavera Mountains

In the morning you travel back south into the vicinity of Windhoek, where your guest farm is situated next to a dry riverbed and within the majestic Otjihavera Mountain range. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure along the sparkling pool or the viewing deck. The following day you have the option of exploring the rich diversity of game species on an open-vehicle drive or a scenic walk. In the afternoon enjoy a sundowner drive on the lodge property.

Day 14: Departure

After a hearty breakfast you travel back to Windhoek or the international airport, where your tour ends.


Services Included

  • Rental car (Unlimited mileage, airport fees, 100% accident damage coverage (CDW), 100% theft insurance (TLW), 2nd driver)
  • Accommodation in double room according to itinerary
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Tourism levy
  • VAT
  • 24-hour emergency telephone back-up system

Services Not Included

  • Fuel for rental car
  • Personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tip, souvenirs and others
  • All international and national flights
  • Additional meals and all beverages
  • Additional activities
  • Visa fees
  • Personal-, health- and travel insurances

Dates of departure: daily Minimum number of persons: 2 Handicapped accessible: This journey can be carried out handicapped accessible on request. Type of travel: Self-driving tour, individual tour Further remarks: All drivers must have a valid unendorsed driver's licence, no minimum age applicable. We require copies of all valid driver's licences, passports and one credit card. Prices vary according to travel season and room type. We will be pleased to present you with an individual offer for your desired date. This exemplary itinerary can individually be amended to your wishes. Of course, also other accommodations are possible. The exemplary route can be individually changed. We can for example shorten or lengthen the route, include additional stops, mix lodges etc. All changes in the itinerary as well as changes of departure days etc. are reserved to the travel agents on-site. All prices are per person, subject to rate changes, currency fluctuations and availability as well as confirmation of Severin Travel. Legally binding principle for reservation are our current Terms & Conditions. (Download Terms & Conditions)