A luxury, 12 day self-drive vacation absorbing highlights from this land of contrasts. Pick up car hire in Windhoek and drive to Etosha. Spend 2 nights in Eastern Etosha at Onguma Tree Top Camp. Drive to western Etosha and enjoy 2 nights at Ongava Lodge. Venture into the remote wilderness of Damaraland for 2 nights at Mowani Mountain Camp. Enjoy the many activities in Swakopmund and spend 2 nights at Swakopmund Guesthouse. Absorb the solitude and tranquility of Sossusvlei Lodge for 3 nights.
- Explore Namibia’s premier wildlife destination from East to West in search of Big Game
- Lose yourself in the beautiful, unspoilt wilderness of Damaraland
- Feel that cool Atlantic breeze while exploring the Ocean and Desert in Swakopmund
- A luxury secluded getaway in the ever-changing Namib Desert
- Sunrise over Sossusvlei’s red dunes and amazing photographs at Dead Vlei
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Day 1 : Onguma Tree Top Camp
Arrive in Windhoek and collect your 4 x 4 vehicle. Today you have between 4 and 5 hours of driving. The Onguma Private Reserve is a 36,000 hectare private concession and boasts more than 30 animal species and well over 300 species of birds. Check in to Onguma Tree Tops Lodge
Day 2 : Onguma Tree Top Camp
Onguma Tree Tops Lodge, a small intimate lodge giving you a real taste of the bush in all its raw splendor. The camp has only 4 thatched rooms with canvas walls and is built on wooden stilts amongst the tree tops. The views over the waterhole are beautiful. Self drive into Etosha National Park or join one of the guides from Onguma for a day trip.
Day 3 : Ongava Lodge
Today you can take a day trip to Etosha and explore some of the waterholes on your way through. Take a picnic lunch and find yourself a shady tree and watch nature run its course in front of you. Make your way to Ongava Private Reserve, only 4.5km from the main Etosha Gates. The lodge is situated on a hill overlooking a well frequented water hole and the plains beyond.
Day 4 : Ongava Lodge
Activities at the lodge can either be organized through the lodge or you are welcome to take yourself into Etosha for some more game viewing. An exclusive activity to Ongava Lodge is tracking the resident white and black rhino, which if you are feeling brave enough, can be done on foot!
Day 5 : Mowani Mountain Camp
Make your way south west to the Damaraland Region of Namibia. Another day of scenic driving and plenty of photo opportunities. Mowani Mountain Camp is set in the middle of giant boulders. A beautiful unspoilt wilderness area of desert scenery, unusual geological formations, interesting archeological sites and desert adapted flora and fauna.
Day 6 : Mowani Mountain Camp
Mowani makes full use of its surroundings including the boulders in the design of the main lodge area and also as a unique sundowner spot, offering spectacular views over the Aba-Huab Valley. Enjoy activities at your leisure or you can join one of the many expertly guided tours that leave from the camp.
Day 7 : Swakopmund Guesthouse
Enjoy a drive down the Atlantic Coastline to the German inspired town of Swakopmund. This is a great spot to break your journey South, and the cool Atlantic breeze is a welcome relief from the desert heat. Spend 2 nights in the centre of town at the contemporary Swakopmund Guesthouse.
Day 8 : Swakopmund Guesthouse
You can enjoy desert activities or water activities from this coastal town. If you are not feeling too active you can take a gentle stroll through the streets and alleyways exploring the local architecture, craft shops and cuisine.
Day 9 : Sossusvlei Lodge
Today leave the cool waters of the Atlantic behind and make your way South to the 50,000 square kilometers of protected desert wilderness known as the Namib-Nauklaft Park or more commonly referred to as Sossusvlei. You will be staying in a private concession, in the heart of the Namib Desert, at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.
Day 10 : Sossusvlei Lodge
This is a luxurious, secluded and serene retreat overlooking awe-inspiring dunes and stony outcrops. This magical place is one of the most unforgettable African experiences! The villas, are constructed of stone and glass, and take full advantage of the solitary splendor this remote landscape offers.
Day 11 : Sossusvlei Lodge
From the lodge you can enjoy sunrise trips into Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, quad biking adventures, walking or hiking, balloon safaris over the desert (extra cost), picnic excursions or star gazing with the resident astronomer.
Day 12 : Sossusvlei Lodge
DEPARTURE DAY - Feeling completely revived and rejuvenated, today you make your way back to Windhoek and hand in your vehicle. Connect to your international flight out of Windhoek.