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Namibian Highlights

12 day Self Drive Holiday - from £2150

With flights from £3145

An unforgettable 12 day adventure through Namibia’s dramatic landscapes and game rich nature reserves, staying at pre-arranged safari lodges and welcoming hotels.


  • Spend three nights in the wildlife laden Etosha National Park
  • See the ancient rock engravings of Twyfelfontein
  • Visit the famous AfriCat Foundation in Okonjima
  • Marvel at the towering sands dunes of Sossusvlei
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Windhoek

Arrive into Windhoek airport and transfer to your hotel to relax ahead of your journey tomorrow. Alternatively head into the city centre to explore Namibia’s capital city with its blend of European and African influences.

Standard: Elegant Guesthouse
Superior: Olive Exclusive

Day 2 - Okonjima (220kms)

Your car will be delivered to your hotel and you will be visited by our representative who will hand over your documentation and answer any questions you have. Then it is time to set off for Okonjima, home of the famous AfriCat Foundation. The foundation conserves and protects Namibia’s large carnivores, such as cheetah and leopards and visitors can go out on a guided 4WD game drive to observe these amazing creatures and others.

Standard: Okojima Plains Camp
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Superior: Okonjima Bush Camp
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3-5 - Etosha National Park (250kms)

Travel northwards towards Etosha National Park, noted for its vast salt pan where permanent waterholes attract a large variety of wildlife including the rare black rhino and large elephants. Spend the next three nights at two different camps, driving yourself through the park in the comfort of your own vehicle, watching out for game as you go.

Standard: Onguma Forest Camp (2 nights) and Etosha Taleni Village (1 night)
Meals: 3 Breakfasts and 1 dinner

Superior: Onguma Tented Camp (2 nights) and Etosha Oberland Lodge (1 night)
Meals: 3 Breakfasts and 3 dinners

Day 6 & 7 - Twyfelfontein area (360kms)

Today exit the southern gate of the park for the journey through Damaraland to Twyfelfontein which is reputed to have the richest collection of stone age rock engravings in Africa. The area is also known for its desert adapted species of elephant and it is possible to take a guided 4WD excursion to look for these and other desert animals.

Standard: Twyfelfontein Lodge
Meals: 2 Breakfasts and 2 dinners

Superior: Mowani Mountain Camp
Meals: 2 Breakfasts and 2 dinners

Day 8 & 9 - Swakopmund (330kms)

Head south, past the Brandberg Mountain towards the Skeleton Coast, so named because of the numerous skeletal remains of ships that foundered on the rocks along this treacherous stretch of ocean. Arrive into the resort town of Swakopmund with its distinct German flavour, where you will spend the next two nights, giving ample time to explore the area.

Standard: Swakopmund Guesthouse
Meals: 2 Breakfasts

Superior: The Strand
Meals: 2 Breakfasts

Day 10 & 11 - Sossusvlei area (350kms)

After breakfast the journey continues south towards spectacular Sossusvlei, located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. The sand dunes here can reach heights of 300m making them the highest in the world. Don’t miss Deadvlei, a ghostly sheet of white clay punctuated by skeletons of ancient trees.

Standard: Sossusvlei Lodge
Meals: 2 Breakfasts and 2 dinners

Superior: Desert Hills
Meals: 2 Breakfasts and 2 dinners

Day 12 - Windhoek (370kms)

Enjoy a final view of Namibia as you journey back to Windhoek for your flight home. Or ask your consultant for an extra night in Windhoek or any of the other places on your drive.

Meals: Breakfast

12 day Self Drive Holiday - from £2150

With flights from £3145


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All prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability. Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar standard. Car delivery charge payable locally.

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Relaxed and enjoyable self drive touring. Book them as they are or ask your consultant to add extra days in the places you choose.

Your self drive tour includes:

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and 6 dinners
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Modern air-conditioned SUV (Group K)
  • Maps and driving information
  • Flexible itinerary

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