Depart London Heathrow on a scheduled South African Airways
flight to Windhoek, via Johannesburg, arriving the following day.
1 night at Galton House (bed & breakfast) | Windhoek, Namibia
Pick up your hire car on arrival at Windhoek Airport and drive into Windhoek
city, a 45 minute journey through the rolling hills that lie east of the capital. The rest of the day is free to spend as you like – explore the city centre, try out some local cuisine, unwind at your charming guest house in a quiet suburb of Windhoek, the Galton House.
2 nights at Hoodia Desert Lodge (half board) | Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
Begin your self-drive adventure by heading south-west across the Khomas Hochland Highlands and descend the great escarpment to the Namib Desert
below. For two nights you'll be based just inside the Namib-Naukluft Park
boundary, giving you early and late access into the spectacular apricot coloured dunes at Sossusvlei
and Dead Vlei
. Explore in your hire car or make use of the optional guided activities organised through the lodge. You can also venture into Sesriem Canyon
, located nearby your desert hideaway at Hoodia Desert Lodge.
3 nights at Sam's Giardino (bed & breakfast) | Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia
Another scenic drive takes you through expansive desert landscapes, canyons and gravel plains to reach the quaint town of Swakopmund
on the Atlantic Coast. Whilst here you can choose from a wide variety of optional activities in and around Swakopmund such as kayaking, boat cruises, 4WD excursions, sky-diving and sand boarding. Venture out into the surrounding coastal desert in your hire car and wander on foot around the town's shops, craft market, galleries, museum, waterfront and eateries. You're located close to the centre of town at the welcoming Sam's Giardino.
2 nights at Desert Rhino Camp (full board & activities) | Damaraland, Namibia
Leave your hire car at Swakopmund Airport and experience Namibia's vast landscapes from the air on a light aircraft flight to northern Damaraland
. Set in the remote wilderness of the Palmwag Reserve
, you'll be guided on 4WD excursions and walks that reveal the unique flora and fauna found here. Tracking black rhino is one of the highlights of your memorable stay at the secluded Desert Rhino Camp.
2 nights at Ongava Tented Camp (full board & activities) | Etosha National Park, Namibia
Roughly an hour's flight takes you to the private Ongava Game Reserve
on the southern edge of Etosha National Park
. There's much to see whilst on game drives within the private reserve and into Etosha Park. Your local guide will search out creatures big and small, from elephant, lion, giraffe and zebra to jackal, steenbok, mongoose and ground squirrel. In the evenings there's a good chance of seeing more wildlife action at the floodlit waterhole beside your inviting tented accommodation at Ongava Tented Camp.
Fly back to Windhoek Airport by light aircraft, arriving in time to check-in for your scheduled overnight flight back to the UK with South African Airways
Return to London Heathrow this morning with many wonderful experiences of your Namibia drive and fly safari to look back on.