Etosha Extravaganza Self–Drive

9 Day Self Drive Safari

Safari Description:

This is a perfect self–drive for wildlife enthusiasts concentrating on Namibia’s premier game reserve – Etosha National Park. With 6nights in the park you will have endless opportunities for game viewing and the park is considered as one of the best game reserves in Southern Africa! You’ll also stay at Erindi Private Game Reserve, one of the largest private reserves in a pristine wilderness with a final night at Okonjima for the AfriCat Foundation conservation programme. Camping and accommodation options and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Safari Highlights:

Erindi Private Game Reserve; Etosha National Park for game viewing; Okonjima for AfriCat Foundation and conservation programme

Main Attractions:

Namibia: Etosha Park, Erindi, Africat

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 Erindi Private Game Reserve
Day 2&3 Okaukuejo Etosha National Park
Day 4&5 Halali Campsite Etosha National Park
Day 6&7 Onguma or Namutoni Campsite Etosha National Park
Day 8 Okonjima Campsite for AfriCat
Day 9 Return to Windhoek

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Old Traders Lodge Erindi Private Game Reserve
Day 2&3 Hobatere Lodge & private reserve Etosha National Park
Day 4&5 Okaukuejo Rest Camp Etosha National Park
Day 6&7 Halali Rest Camp Etosha National Park
Day 8 Okonjima for AfriCat Foundation
Day 9 Return to Windhoek

Map & Itinerary
Length 9 days
Safari Type Self Drive Safari
Price From NAD 16814
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Accommodation, Camping
Group Size Minimum 1 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort2 Star3 Star
Camping Comfort1 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Erindi Private Game Reserve, Central Namibia

This morning, collect your rental vehicle and drive north to Erindi, a private reserve full of enticing game such as elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and even endangered wild dog. Erindi, meaning ’Place of Water’ is a sustainable and pristine wonderland with multiple conservation projects. This afternoon you can enjoy an optional game drive, heading off into the veldt in search of some of the species of game and birds before returning to the lodge around sunset. Alternatively, sit by the swimming pool or your room overlooking a floodlit waterhole and watch the game come to quench their thirst.

Day 2–3 Etosha National Park

Drive north to the west aspect of Etosha National Park, sit and relax at the waterhole, in the hide or head out on optional game drives in open vehicles. Exciting night drives also available offering the chance to see species not spotted during the day. A popular destination where you’ll spend 2 nights

Day 4–5 Central Etosha National Park

Game drive to the centre of the park and Okaukuejo – the main rest camp of Etosha where this amazing floodlit waterhole attracts game such as herds of elephants, prides of lion, black rhino, and plenty of plains game.  During the dry, winter months the waterhole at Okaukuejo provides rewarding sightings during the evening and as such is highly recommended

Day 6–7  Etosha National Park

Game to the east of the park – it’s worth visiting Etosha Pan known as the ’Great White Place’, where during dry season you can stand on the pan and enjoy the endless vistas and spiralling dust devils. Flamingos flock here in their hundreds of thousands during the rainy season to breed, along with pelicans and plovers and is recognised under the RAMSAR convention as an ephemeral wetland of international importance making it a great birding spot for avid birders

Day 8 Okonjima Nature Reserve

A final night is spent at Okonjima, home of the AfriCat Foundation and a chance to see big cats in close proximity as well as a chance to find out about conservation and environmental education of large predators in Namibia. The country is home to over 20% of the world’s population of cheetah – that’s more than anywhere else. Generally regarded as one of the top destinations in the country

Day 9 Departure

Return to Windhoek to drop off your vehicle and take your onward connection. Note that itineraries and routes vary a little according to level of comfort but all offer 6 nights in/around Etosha – please check the itinerary for details as can be reverse.

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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