Independently-minded couples will love this classic self-drive honeymoon. Namibia is a truly stunning country and is the ideal destination for self-drivers, as the roads are almost empty but well-maintained. We help plan your trip down to the last detail and there is always 24/7 help on hand. Experience Namibia’s breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, as well as the inspiring Africat Project, a safari in the world-famous Etosha National Park and the ancient red sand dunes of Sossusvlei.
Depart from London Heathrow on overnight flight to Johannesburg
Okonjima - Africat project
On arrival early morning, check in for onward flight to Windhoek. You will be met and given a self drive briefing, assisted to collect your hire car.
Travel north for a 1 night stay at Okonjima Lodge which is the home of the Africat project with breakfast and dinner included.
This afternoon take some time to hear about the remarkable work this project is doing in the rehabilitation of African cats.
Accommodation: Okonjima Collection
Etosha National Park
Depart for the eastern side of the Etosha National Park for a 2 night stay at Namatoni rest camp or similar with breakfast included.
This is an excellent base for exploring the park, we suggest you spend the full day out, taking a packed lunch with you to enjoy en-route.
Accommodation: Namutoni Rest Camp
Etosha National Park
Travel to the western side of the Etosha National Park for a 2 night stay at Okaukuejo rest camp which is at the southern entrance to the park, breakfast included.
Accommodation: Okaukuejo Rest Camp
Travel southwest into the stark desert beauty of Damaraland in the hunt for the elusive desert-adapted elephant, for a 2 night stay at Doro Nawas Camp with breakfast, dinner and one afternoon game drive included.
The Petrified Forest, the rock formation of the Organ Pipes and the famous Twyfelfontein rock engravings including the white lady, are definitely worth a visit whilst in this area.
Accommodation: Doro Nawas
Continue to South to the coast line for a 2 night stay at the charming Villa Margherita, which is centrally located in the town of Swakopmund, with breakfast included.
Explore the Germanic coastal town of Swakopmund with many restaurants within walking distance. Local activities include seeing the ancient Welwitschia plants, kayaking from Pelican Point and boat trip to see the seal colony and dolphins. And for the more adventurous there is quad biking and sand boarding!
Accommodation: Villa Margherita
Drive inland, heading south to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei to spend 2 nights at Kulala Desert Lodge, in one of only fourteen kulalas, made from thatch, clay and canvas, and built on wooden platforms, breakfast and dinner included.
From here you can explore the towering bright orange dunes at Sossusvlei, walk across the quiet and ghostly Dead Vlei, or even try your hand at ascending one of the dunes – the views are stunning! Alternatively treat yourself and go on a balloon ride over the dunes, finishing with a champagne breakfast.
Accommodation: Kulala Desert Lodge
Long drive takes you back to Windhoek, treat your self to a final night at the grand Heinitzburg Hotel a castle on the hill overlooking the city, breakfast included.
Elegant dining is available at the hotel or head into town to Joe’s Beerhouse for a local favour.
Accommodation: Heinitzburg Hotel
Windhoek - London
Drive to Windhoek Airport, return hire car and check in for your return flight to Johannesburg which will connect with the return overnight flight to London.
Pricing Information & Dates
14 day tour, from £2980 per person
Inclusive of international flights from London Heathrow via Johannesburg to Windhoek, pre-paid air taxes, car hire (unlimited mileage and comprehensive insurance), accommodation based on two people sharing and breakfast throughout and 1 afternoon game drive at Doro Nawas.Excludes: items of a personal nature, national park entrance fees, car hire extras, additional meals, drinks, visa fees, additional activities and gratuities.Rates are subject to availability and seasonal variation, particularly in July and August.
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