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- 15-Day Namibia Fly/Drive Safari
Highlights of this Safari
- Namibia’s Top Wildlife & Scenic Destinations
- Game Drives, Guided Walks & Night Drives
- Boutique BB & Safari Lodge Accommodation
- Excellent Photographic Opportunities
Day 1: A Windhoek Hideaway
Set in a quiet corner of Windhoek, the relaxed and friendly Olive Grove Guest House makes the ideal start to your safari. There is secure parking for your car plus a pool, free Wi-Fi and even a small spa if you feel like unwinding with a massage. All rooms at Olive Grove are air-conditioned and have a tea and coffee station and mini bar as well as an en suite bathroom with shower and bath. Lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at Olive Grove (own account) or at a nearby restaurant.
Days 2 – 3: The Giants of Sossusvlei
Leaving Windhoek behind, you notice the red sand of the Namib Desert beginning to dominate the landscape. Your destination is Hoodia Desert Lodge, well-located for easy access to the giant dunes of Sossusvlei. It is a pre-dawn start but the lodge’s guided excursion to the dunes is highly recommended and it includes lunch on the dunes as well as a visit to nearby Sesriem Canyon. Hoodia Desert Lodge can also arrange other activities for you: a hot-air balloon or helicopter safari over Sossusvlei as well as horse trails and quad bike adventures in the desert.
Days 4 – 5: To the Atlantic Coast
Following the Namib Desert to the ocean, you arrive at the popular seaside town of Swakopmund. A fascinating blend of African and European cultures, laid-back Swakopmund is the perfect place to relax for a couple of days. Your accommodation is the centrally-located Namib Guesthouse, a 10-minute stroll from restaurants and shopping malls and complete with free Wi-Fi, secure parking, laundry service and plenty of in-room comforts. Swakopmund is Namibia’s adventure capital with activities ranging from camel-back safaris and sand boarding to marine tours and sky diving. Staff at the guesthouse will be happy to make bookings for you.
Days 6 – 7: Magical Damaraland
A land dramatically carved by the elements, Damaraland is a beautiful destination. Home to rugged mountain ranges, echoing empty plains and astonishing night skies, it is also a place to search for Namibia’s unique desert elephant and mountain zebras, and while on a night drive, maybe some of Africa’s rare nocturnal creatures such as aardwolf, porcupine and honey badger. Expert guides from Camp Kipwe take you on drives and walks to experience it all, including an excursion to nearby Twyfelfontein – one of Africa’s most important rock art sites. Back at camp your suite blends artfully into the boulder-strewn landscape.
Days 8 – 10: The Haunted Skeleton Coast
Time to let someone else do the driving today: a scheduled charter flight takes you to Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, so named for the rusting shipwrecks that litter the wave-pounded coastline. Lying on the ephemeral Hoanib River, the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp offers modern stylish luxury in a fascinating environment that is home to more wildlife than you might think at first glance. Morning and afternoon game drives take you in search of elephants, lions and brown hyenas, and included in your stay is a full-day safari to the wild coastline itself, complete with shipwrecks, teeming seal colonies and ‘roaring dunes’.
Days 11 – 13: A Private Etosha Safari
Etosha National Park is home to some of Africa’s most important populations of black rhino and cheetah. There are large numbers of elephant, lion, leopard and familiar savannah animals such as giraffe and zebra as well as desert specialists like gemsbok and springbok. Your destination is Ongava Tented Camp, set in a private reserve adjoining Etosha giving you easy access to a game-rich area of Etosha plus exclusive wildlife sightings in the reserve. You also enjoy guided walks and spot-lit night drives – activities not permitted in Etosha. Accommodation is in the form of walk-in tented suites with verandas that overlook the sunset and flood-lit waterhole.
Day 14: Big Cats of the Waterberg
Finish with a flourish at Okonjima Bush Camp: this small and intimate camp lies in the Waterberg region and has eight lovely suites on offer. But the camp is also a wildlife rehabilitation and research centre, dedicated especially to the preservation of Namibia’s big cats – lion, leopard and cheetah. You may have time to see the results of their research and maybe explore the area with a guide. Close-up encounters with big cats at the research centre means excellent photographic opportunities here and there are also two birding hides set over water as well as a night-time hide for a chance to see nocturnal creatures.
Day 15: The Journey Ends
After breakfast at Okonjima Bush Camp you have a 2.5-hour journey to Windhoek where you make your way to Hosea Kutako International Airport. Here the safari comes to an end as you return the car and connect with your onward flight or accommodation arrangements.