BMW Multiday Tour - Namibia

8 days (7 overnight stays)
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Price per person:
NAD 85.000,-- 
Available Date:

13.11.-20.11.2022

8-12 participants

8
DAYS
Forget about the daily grind and enjoy a week of exiting off-road driving. You will be exploring Namibia’s vast and challenging landscapes in a BMW X3. Thanks to GPS navigation, cross-country tours are no problem at all. You will experience a completely novel style of driving as you negotiate dirt and gravel tracks, sand dunes and dry river beds. With each kilometre covered your confidence and enthusiasm will grow.
No previous experience is required for this adventure trip!

 

Day 1 - Welcome to Namibia

On the day of your arrival we will welcome you at the International Airport Hosea Kutako, near Windhoek and take you to Midgard Country Estate. Travel back in time, as we offer you a welcome drink and snacks in the unique Old-timer museum on the farm. After lunch, under the beautiful old trees on the estate, your instructor will give you a briefing on off-road techniques and the automotive engineering of the BMW X3. Your first driving experience will be gained on a gentle drive through the game camp while observing wildlife. Up the “Hilltop mountain” you will be rewarded not only with a sundowner, but with a spectacular view over the estate. The dinner will be served in the cozy “Kegelbahn” (skittle alley). In a relaxed atmosphere you will get to know your group members and enjoy a fun evening with bowling.
 
Guests arriving one day earlier can relax at the spa, play a bit of tennis or enjoy some exercise in the gym, to stretch the muscles after a long flight.

 

Accommodation: Midgard Country Lodge

Day 2 - Fascinating vistas

 

After a hearty breakfast, you will challenge the mountains while discovering the technical features of the BMW X3. Driving through savanna and bushveld up to the top of the mountain, you will be enchanted by the view from the plateau, which for good reasons is called “God’s Window”.  Sit down and enjoy lunch with a stunning 360° panoramic view of the Otjihavera Mountains. Afterwards you continue your off-road experience though the mountains. In the evening a delicious meal is served at the Midgard restaurant.
Accommodation: Midgard Country Lodge
Day 3 - Cross country
A hearty breakfast strengthens you for the drive to the Erindi Private Game Reserve. After a visit to the famous woodcutters’ market at Okahandja, you travel on gravel roads to the private game reserve of Erindi and enjoy lunch on arrival. During a game drive in open safari vehicles you will experience the pristine wildness of the nature reserve and its amazing variety of animals including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, wild dogs and antelopes such as waterbuck, oryx, kudu, impala, red hartebeest and many more. Spoiled with an excellent dinner, you can relax on the viewing deck outside of the restaurant and have an evening drink in full view of the waterhole where elephants come to drink.
Accommodation: Erinidi Private Game Reserve
Day 4 - Mountains and plateaux
Enjoy another game drive in the morning at Erindi, before taking the road leading through dry riverbeds to Ai-Aiba - The Rock Painting Lodge. On your way, observe the beauty of the Erongo Mountains - a volcanic massif. Marvel at the giant rocks scattered throughout this impressive mountain range. These ancient rock formations are the eroded remains of a volcanic complex about 130 million years old and famous for its countless rock paintings. After lunch at Ai-Aiba you will explore the area by 4x4 and see the fascinating bushman paintings. To finish off another full and fascinating day your will enjoy a relaxing dinner “under the stars” amongst the rocks.
Accommodation: Ai-Aiba - The Rock Painting Lodge
Day 5 - En route to the coast
Today you will be challenged again by Namibia’s dry riverbeds and gravel plains. You cross the desert off-road along the Khan River until you reach Swakopmund on the west coast. The next two nights will be spent in Swakopmund at the Strand Hotel. The influence of German colonial times is still very obvious in the picturesque coastal town. Enjoy lunch en route to the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening a dinner in the desert is awaiting you – a remarkable experience.
 
Accommodation: Strand Hotel Swakopmund
 
Day 6 - Dunes and Waves
Many highlights are in store for you today. You board a boat – chartered exclusively for BMW – to experience a cruise full of surprises. After a lavish lunch with champagne and Namibian oysters served on the beach, you will take a drive along the narrow strip of the coast from Sandwich Harbour (a nature reserve) over high dunes until you reach the lagoon of Walvis Bay. The ultimate off-road experience! The lagoon of Walvis Bay is a birds’ paradise, where you can spot amongst others birds, big flocks of flamingos. This exciting day is crowned by an excellent dinner in one of the popular restaurants in Swakopmund; the perfect location to eat fresh fish and the world famous Namibian oysters.
Accommodation: Strand Hotel Swakopmund
Day 7 - Return Journey
Today you return from the coast to your point of departure, Windhoek. You drive via the beautiful Bosua Pass and have lunch en route served with delicious homemade bread. To top off your day you will have dinner in the famous Hotel Heinitzburg, which overlooks Namibia's capital city Windhoek. A varied cuisine is served, ranging from local to international dishes, A  true celebration of the senses.
Day 8 - "Auf Wiedersehen" (Good bye)
Today it is “auf Wiedersehen/Ciao/good bye/au revoir/adios” from your BMW team and you will be transferred to Hosea Kutako International Airport to embark upon your homeward journey taking with you many exciting memories of remarkable experiences.