Namibia Highlights Guided Drive (11n) – Value

Namibia Highlights Guided Drive (11n) – Value

  • Day 1 : Windhoek
  • Days 2–3 : Sossusvlei
  • Days 4–5 : Swakopmund
  • Days 6–7 : Damaraland
  • Day 8 : Etosha National Park
  • Days 9–10 : Etosha National Park
  • Day 11 : Okonjima Nature Reserve
  • Price From : $4,560 per person
  • Duration : 11 nights
  • Best Months : Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • Countries : Namibia

Our Namibia Highlights Guided Drive trip focuses mainly on the country’s three most iconic regions – Sossusvlei, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park.

This itinerary is designed for those who wish to explore by road, but would prefer someone else to be at the wheel. Our privately escorted trips allow you to experience the beauty of Namibia while being chauffeured by a fully qualified naturalist guide. Each region in this itinerary is uniquely beautiful and each drive will take you through some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes on the continent. The majority of your activities and excursions are conducted by your private guide, and all of the lodges visited are comfortable and well located with excellent service. 

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The price below is based on two adults travelling together and please note that the prices are approximates. Please contact us for accurate costings for the time of year you are looking at travelling. There are multiple season changes across the year and numerous rooms categories that can change the price of these safaris.

From approx $4,560 per person in low season

To approx $4,788 per person in high season

Prices include all internal flights, transfers, reserve fees, accommodation and meals as specified in the day to day itinerary. Price excludes international flights, tipping, visa and any meals not included.

Our Namibia Highlights Guided Drive trip focuses mainly on the country’s three most iconic regions – Sossusvlei, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park.

This itinerary is designed for those who wish to explore by road, but would prefer someone else to be at the wheel. Our privately escorted trips allow you to experience the beauty of Namibia while being chauffeured by a fully qualified naturalist guide. Each region in this itinerary is uniquely beautiful and each drive will take you through some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes on the continent. The majority of your activities and excursions are conducted by your private guide, and all of the lodges visited are comfortable and well located with excellent service. 

Day 1 Windhoek

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Your trip starts with an overnight stay in the Namibian capital of Windhoek, situated in the scenic Central Highlands region.

Villa Violet is located in the leafy suburb of Klein Windhoek. A pretty owner-run guesthouse with a well-deserved reputation for its warm and welcoming hospitality, Villa Violet has only five comfortable en-suite double rooms, arranged around a tranquil garden and sparkling swimming pool. In close proximity to local amenities and a good selection of restaurants, Villa Violet makes a great and affordable choice for your first night in Namibia. Windhoek is an attractive city, surrounded by rolling hills and with a relaxed and cosmopolitan feel.

Board basis and activities:
Villa Violet is booked on a bed-and-breakfast basis, with your evening meal being covered by your guide. We can advise you on the best activities, excursions, and restaurants in the area, and we suggest asking one of our consultants for their recommendations.

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Days 2–3 Sossusvlei

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Travelling south-west out of Windhoek, you will pass through the spectacular Naukluft Mountains and into the iconic Sossusvlei area, located in the Namib Naukluft National Park.

Renovated in 2014, Desert Homestead Lodge has 21 individual guest houses, all with en-suite bathrooms and private shaded sun decks. Each is set apart from the other to ensure privacy and linked to the main lodge by a well-lit sandy path. Desert Homestead occupies a superb location, with panoramic views over the Namib Desert and the Naukluft Mountains. This region is truly breathtaking, with towering orange sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see, all set under a cloudless blue sky.

Board basis and activities:
The Lodge is booked on a full-board basis and we can advise you on the best activities and excursions in the area. Just contact one of our consultants for their recommendations!

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Days 4–5 Swakopmund

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The next stop on your Namibian adventure is the quaint seaside town of Swakopmund.

The Namib Guesthouse is located in a quiet suburb just a short walk from the centre of Swakopmund. With only eight stylishly decorated rooms and a relaxed elegant feel, it makes the perfect base from which to explore the town and its surrounds. Sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert, Swakop (as it is known locally) is a vibrant little town with a lot to offer.

Board basis and activities:
The Guesthouse is booked on a bed-and-breakfast basis, with your guide taking care of lunch and dinner. We can advise you on the best activities, excursions, and restaurants in the area, and we suggest asking one of our consultants for their recommendations.

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Days 6–7 Damaraland

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After a few days on the coast, it is time to head back into Namibia’s vast interior, this time driving north along the coastline, before cutting eastward into the semi-desert wilderness of Damaraland.

Situated in the dry Aba-Huab River Valley, within the Doro Nawas Conservancy, this beautiful community-inspired conservation lodge commands stunning views of the Etendeka Mountains to the north and Twyfelfontein to the south. It has 16 stone-and-canvas chalets, each shaded by a thatch roof and complete with a veranda that doubles as a sleep-out deck for those who wish to do a spot of stargazing.

The property is within easy reach of the UNESCO World Heritage site at Twyfelfontein. This area is famed for its ancient rock art and is also the ideal base from which to track the permanent herds of desert-adapted elephant.

Board basis and activities:
The Camp is booked on a full-board basis and we can advise you on the best activities and excursions in the area. We suggest asking one of our consultants for their recommendations.

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Day 8 Etosha National Park

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Leaving Damaraland behind, we continue our journey up to the Ongava Game Reserve, which lies along the southern border of Etosha National Park.

The reserve was a collection of unproductive cattle ranches until 1991, when several families invested in the future by working to turn the area into a private reserve. With 30,000 hectares of land, Ongava is now a haven for large concentrations of wildlife and offers visitors a truly memorable safari experience.

Andersson's Camp is the Ongava Collection's entry-level property, and is housed in a traditional farmstead building flanked on either side by 20 comfortable guest units. The main building is a little imposing and the camp is on the larger side, but the service and location are exceptional. What really sets Andersson’s apart is the camp's flood-lit waterhole and underground hide. Linked to the main area by a short tunnel, the hide allows guests to get at eye level with large amounts of wildlife coming there to drink, affording a truly phenomenal wildlife experience.

Board basis and activities:
The Camp is booked on a full-board basis and we can advise you on the best activities and excursions in the area. We suggest asking one of our consultants for their recommendations.

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Days 9–10 Etosha National Park

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Continuing your safari, you will leave Ongava and enter Etosha through the Andersson gate in the south. Travelling through the heart of the park, you and your guide will set the pace of your game drive, stopping for as long or as often as you would like at the many waterholes that act as a mecca for numerous species of animals and birds who live in the national park.

Mushara Bush Camp is the latest addition to the Mushara Collection and has been elegantly crafted in the style of a traditional African bush camp. Situated just 10 kilometres from the eastern gate of Etosha National Park, it is the ideal base from which to explore the park with your guide. The 16 custom-made tents have an authentic and airy feel, and benefit from a large private veranda and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Board basis and activities:
The Camp is booked on a full-board basis and we can advise you on the best activities and excursions in the area. We suggest asking one of our consultants for their recommendations.

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Day 11 Okonjima Nature Reserve

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The last stop of your Namibian road trip takes you to the Okonjima Nature Reserve, which is home to the AfriCat Foundation. The reserve is located among the Omboroko Mountains, halfway between Etosha and Windhoek.

Set in 220 square kilometres of pristine bushland, this family-run non-for-profit organisation is dedicated to the protection and long-term conservation of all large carnivores in Namibia, and offers guests a unique insight into the lives of these animals. With five different camps and lodges on the reserve, there is something to suit all budgets and preferences.

Okonjima Plains Camp has 24 spacious rooms, all with en-suite bathroom and a private veranda. Each individual room has been furnished with African artwork and photographs showcasing the reserve's wildlife. While staying at Plains Camp, guests have the opportunity to take guided excursions across the reserve to track both cheetah and leopard.

Board basis and activities:
The Camp is booked on a full-board basis and we can advise you on the best activities and excursions in the area. We suggest asking one of our consultants for their recommendations.

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