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Family Fun

16 Days

Windhoek to Windhoek

SELF-DRIVE TOUR
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Experience Namibia’s entirety from the world’s largest sand mass in the Kalahari Desert to the second largest canyon in the world. Let yourself be captivated by the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. Discover UNESCO and RAMSAR World Heritage Sites and interaction with San and Damara cultures. Encounter the rich and diverse wildlife of the Etosha National Park.

Family Fun
Classification Comfort
Vehicle recommendation SUV or 4×4 Double Cab
Accommodation As specified
Meals 15 breakfasts and 10 dinners
Activities
As specified
Optional extras
Additional excursions / activities on request
General
Deluxe travel planner
Excluded: all international / domestic flights and taxes • visas • travel and personal accident insurance • personal expenses • excursions / activities not specified • gratuities
  • Bushman guided walk in the Kalahari Desert
  • Best apple pie in Africa in Solitaire
  • Children can bake cookies in Etosha National Park
  • Nature walks and game drives in Otjiwarongo
  • Cheetah Conservation Fund

Day 1 | 50km

WINDHOEK

After your arrival at the international airport, travel to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Your guest house is situated in a quiet suburb and close to the city center with its afro-European flair and peaceful atmosphere. In the evening enjoy typical Namibian cuisine in one of the numerous restaurants.

Overnight at Capbon Guesthouse.

Day 2-3 | 270km

KALAHARI DESERT

Today you travel south into the Kalahari Desert, marked by endless red vegetated sand dunes inhabited by animal species such as oryx, zebra, springbok, ostrich, and bat-eared foxes. Your lodge lies in the midst of this sandy expanse. Besides tame oryx and springbok, you will be able to join the legendary Bushmen on a guided desert walk or simply enjoy the days at leisure and relax at the swimming pool.

Overnight at Bagatelle Kalahari Game Lodge – Savannah Chalets – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 4 | 350km

SOLITAIRE

Travelling along the scenic rouote through the Naukluft Mountains and the town of Maltahöhe you reach your next highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert. It offers you walking trails, relaxation and afternoon nature drives.

Overnight at Ababis Guestfarm – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 5 | 320km

SOSSUSVLEI

Before sunrise visit the awe-inspiring section of the Namib at Sossusvlei, where majestic apricot-coloured dunes soar into the cloudless blue skies. This is the largest sand box in the world, and will undoubtedly have the kids screaming with delight when clambering up and down the many dunes! At Solitaire, enjoy a cup of coffee and taste the famous apple pie, reputedly the best in Africa!

Overnight at Ababis Guestfarm – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 6-8 | 280km

SWAKOPMUND

After another spectacular sunrise, travel along rugged yet liberating scenery to Swakopmund. Your hotel is situated close to the beach and the town center. Having arrived in Swakopmund, the rest of the day is spent at leisure. With palm-lined streets and seaside promenades, Swakopmund is a very popular holiday destination in Namibia.

For the international guest, Swakopmund is a bohemian mix of German correctness and African time, laid back attitude with adrenaline activities, misty mornings and desert heat. It is colourful, it is vibrant, but most of all, it is fun. Swakopmund is thus fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities ranging from adventure to exploring the fascinating features of the Namib Desert and the animals and plants that occur and survive here. Take time to get the feel of this quaint town with its historic buildings, museums, shopping arcades, and beach bar that has transformed into its own personality by the vibrant use of color and the bohemian lifestyle.

Overnight at The Delight Swakopmund – Breakfast.

Day 9-10 | 240km

ERONGO

Your journey continues into the Erongo Region. En route you have the possibility to visit the quaint town of Omaruru with its well-known chocolate factory, street cafes, souvenirs, and natural scenery and Kristall Kellerei. Your lodge, amidst bush landscape, offers a personal insight into the typical lifestyle of a Namibian farmer.

You have the days at leisure to spend exploring the farmland or you can visit the many attractions.

Overnight at Etendero Guestfarm – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 11 | 300km

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, travel north to the Etosha National Park. This park is one of Namibia’s most prized possessions and a real jewel when it comes to game viewing. Already in the afternoon you can explore the park and its different areas, while in the evening you have the chance to view the wildlife at a flood-lit watering hole.

Overnight at NWR Camp – Breakfast.

Day 12 | 200km

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

The Etosha Park is one of Africa’s largest and most diverse wilderness areas. During your adventure, you have the possibility to spot 114 different animal species that live here. During the hottest part of the day, you can stop over at one of the three resorts in order to enjoy lunch, and before sunset you travel to your lodge, situated at the eastern border of the gate. This lodge is specially adapted for children and will promise your family two unforgettable and fun filled days.

Overnight at Mushara Bush Camp – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 13 | 200km

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

At breakfast the children can mold and bake their own cookies in the form of different animals. After breakfast, the children’s faces, and yours if you wish, get painted to resemble different animals found in the Etosha National Park. Entering the park, the group is enlightened by the guide on the variety of game seen and heard; promising a fun-filled yet educational game drive in this amazing wildlife reserve. Upon return to your lodge, relax along the pool while the children are entertained by the child minders with different games and activities.

Overnight at Mushara Bush Camp – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 14 | 320km

OTJIWARONGO

After breakfast, travel south to your lodge, situated in one of Namibia’s best farming areas but also in a private nature reserve that is the home of a huge variety of animal species. Here you and your family can participate in nature drives and scenic walking trails, while the huge lawn and sparkling pool serve as an excellent hang out during the heat of the day.

Overnight at Otjiwa Lodge – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 15

OTJIWARONGO

Enjoy the day at leisure. Attractions that are found close to your lodge consist of a crocodile farm in Otjiwarongo or the Cheetah Conservation Fund, which tirelessly promotes the survival of this endangered cat and also offers special educational programmes for children. The Waterberg Plateau offers wonderful walking trails as well as a restaurant where lunch can be enjoyed.

Overnight at Otjiwa Lodge – Breakfast and dinner.

Day 16 | 340km

DEPARTURE

After a relaxed breakfast, you travel south to Windhoek via Okahandja, where you can visit the large craft markets that line the streets. Your journey ends in Windhoek.

Breakfast.

Day 4-5 | 480km

FISH RIVER CANYON

After the Kalahari Desert you travel further south into an area dominated by age-old quiver trees as well as a primordial landscape of gigantic dolerite formations that serve as the perfect location for a session of hide and seek! Your accommodation for the evening, situated further south close to the Fish River Canyon, offers a hot spring and wonderful walking trails. The following morning, you can visit the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world.

Canyon Village – Breakfast.

Day 6 | 310km

HELMERINGHAUSEN

After breakfast, travel to the area of Helmeringhausen where you will spend the night on a typical guest farm that still operates in farming with sheep amidst this unforgiving harsh desert environment. In Helmeringhausen you can visit the open-air agricultural museum. The next day, travel onwards to Ababis Guestfarm to embark on the rest of the tour.

Dabis Guestfarm – Breakfast and dinner.

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