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Epic 18 day Namibia self drive safari

18 days from £3990*

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We have been itching to visit Namibia on safaris for years and since this is many peoples favourite for their first experience of self-driving ( I have had a go in Uganda - pretty wild!), we have decided that is the way to go for our first visit to the country. Not only will we be visiting the most famous national parks in the country; but more importantly, we will be taking our time over this 18 day epic safari to really explore in detail the resident wildlife and enjoy some stunning locations for our sundowners and early morning drives. We will be visiting Walvis Bay (fur seals and whales), Skeleton Coast, Palmwah Concession (Rhino and Desert Elephant), Etosha (lion, cheetah and leopard), Caprivi Strip (rare wildlife such as Roan and Sable Antelope) and Waterburg Plateau (stunning scenery). Allan will be driving an adapted 4X4 Landcruiser, with a window seat for each of the 5 clients travelling with him.


This is a Small Group Tour

  1. Day 1

    Arrive in Windhoek and drive to Walvis Bay. Overnight at Oyster Box Guesthouse

  2. Day 2

    Morning boat safari for Fur Seals. Afternoon visit to the Welwitschia plain and the Moon Landscape along the Swakop river

  3. Day 3

    Drive north to Cape Cross to see the seal colony. Then drive via the Skeleton Coast to Palmwag Lodge where you will overnight.

  4. Day 4

    Explore southern Daramaland. Game drive looking for desert elephants and hook-lipped rhinoceroses.

  5. Day 5

    Drive to the western side of Etosha National park via the picturesque Grootberg pass. Overnight at Dolomite Camp

  6. Day 6

    Game drives in western Etosha and the northern Kalahari.

  7. Day 7

    Enjoy a game drive while driving east to central/western Etosha and overnighting at Okaukuejo Resort.

  8. Day 8

    Morning game drive in central Etosha before driving further east to Halali Rest Camp.

  9. Day 9

    Enjoy superb game viewing along the eastern edge of the huge Etosha Pan; which attracts large numbers of prey and opportunistic predators.

  10. Day 10

    Drive up the northern Kalahari to Rundu, where you will overnight at Tambuti Lodge.

  11. Day 11

    Drive east into the Caprivi Strip towards Bwabwata national park. Overnight at Namushasha River Lodge near Mudumu national park. Afternoon boat cruise on the famous Kwando River.

  12. Day 12

    Morning self-drive inside Mudumu. We will then take an organised safari into Bwabwata national park.

  13. Day 13

    Drive south through the Mudumu National Park towards Nkasa Rupara national park (formerly Mamili) and overnight at Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

  14. Day 14

    Morning and afternoon game drives in Nkasa Rupara national park

  15. Day 15

    Drive back via Kongola and through the Bwabwata National Park - via Divundu - to beautiful Nunda River Lodge; where you will overnight

  16. Day 16

    We will self-drive the two different areas of Bwabwata National Park, looking for rare species such as Buffalo, Sable and Roan

  17. Day 17

    Drive south to Waterberg Plateau National and overnight at Waterberg rest camp. Time for an afternoon walk

  18. Day 18

    Drive back to Windhoek, drop off the hire car and take a taxi to the international airport to connect with our flight home


Cost £3990 per person based on two people sharing a double/twin room and not including international flights.

Bed and Breakfast included in Walvis and Etosha. At the private wildlife lodges, breakfast and dinner is included.

Single room supplement is £400 per person (just 10% of total cost). ONLY 1 SPACE REMAINING!

Maximum of 5 clients in the group.

For a full description email Wildlife Trails

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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