The ultimate guided self-drive adventure - Namibia

9 days (8 overnight stays)
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Price person sharing: 
NAD 63.800,--
Available Dates:
09.07.-17.07.2022
8-10 participants
9
DAYS
Perfect for all off-road lovers with limited time, looking for a great off-road adventure! Accompanied by an experienced and professional guide, learn how to conquer dry river beds and off-road sections in one of the most beautiful countries in Africa - Namibia
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 Hosea Kutako International Airport near Windhoek, where you will receive your rental car. From here you will drive yourself to Midgard Nature Estate, your first accommodation stop. Within minutes of your drive you will leave the tarred road to follow the gravel road through the mountains to your destination. In the afternoon you will go on your first 4x4 trail on the beautiful estate.

 

Accommodation: Midgard Country Lodge

Day 2 -Wildlife

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: Erindi Private Game Reserve

Day 3 - Cross country

 

Today’s journey takes you via off-road and gravel roads to the famous Damaraland and Twyfelfontein. After your arrival you can relax at the tented camp and experience the beauty of the breathtaking vistas of Namibia’s nature.
Accommodation: Malansrus Tented Camp
Day 4 - River bed drive and desert elephants
You drive though dry-river beds in the truly untouched wilderness of Damaraland. It is famous for its fascinating rock formations and the archeological sight of Twyfelfontein. With some luck you might spot the beautiful desert elephants, which are well adapted to the arid and barren landscape.
Accommodation: Malansrus Tented Camp
Day 5 - Off-road to the coast of Namibia
Your journey takes you via off-road sections to your next accommodation, which is situated in easy reach of the seal colony at Cape Cross.
 
Accommodation: Cape Cross Lodge
 
Day 6 - Swakopmund - a picturesque town
Today you head directly to the small coastal town of Swakopmund. The influence of German colonial times is still very obvious in the picturesque town.  In addition to excellent restaurants and shopping it offers adventure activities such as boat trips, kayaking in Walvis Bay, quadbike tours, scenic flights, skydiving and much more.
Accommodation: Strand Hotel Swakopmund
Day 7 - Dunes and Waves
Your day begins with a boat cruise in Walvis Bay. On this exciting trip - with some luck - you may watch dolphins frolicking alongside your boat, as well as other surprises that are in store for you! Lunch on the boat  features delicious Namibian oysters and champagne! In the afternoon you drive along the narrow strip of the coast over high dunes. The ultimate off-road experience!
Accommodation: Strand Hotel Swakopmund
Day 8 - Return Journey
In the morning you will be greeted by another delicious breakfast while taking in the view over the Atlantic. Then you start your journey back to Windhoek through the Namib desert. Once in Windhoek you will  be charmed by the ambience of Hotel Heinitzburg and  it’s stunning views over the capital city.
 
Accommodation: Hotel Heinitzburg
Day 9 - Depature Day
You drive to the Hosea Kutako International Airport for your return flight. We trust you had a wonderful and unforgettable stay in Namibia and hope to see you  again soon.