Namibia for Honeymooners Self–Drive

12 Day Self Drive Safari

Safari Description:

With wide–open spaces, incredible night skies, fantastic game viewing and stunning landscapes Namibia is a great honeymoon destination. This self–drive trip is geared to those wanting to discover the magic of Namibia and enjoy together time whilst exploring the country.

This safari is offered as camping as well as mid–range and luxury accommodated versions.

Safari Highlights:

Namib–Naukluft park for Sesriem, Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei & Dune 45; Swakopmund for activities; Twyfelfontein for UNESCO World Heritage Site and rock etchings; Damaraland for rhino tracking – winner of a sustainable tourism award; Etosha National Park for superb game viewing; Okonjima for AfriCat Foundation – premier conservation programme.

Main Attractions:

Namibia: Etosha Park, Sossusvlei, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Namib Desert, Africat

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 Chameleon Guesthouse  Windhoek
Day 2&3 Sesriem /Sesriem Oshana Campsite for Sossusvlei
Day 4&5 The Stiltz Swakopmund
Day 6 Madisa Campsite  Damaraland
Day 7&8 Grootberg Lodge  Northern Damaraland
Day 9&10  Okaukuejo/Halali Campsite Etosha National Park
Day 11 Okonjima Plains Camp for AfriCat Foundation
Day 12 Return to Windhoek

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Olive Grove Guesthouse  Windhoek
Day 2&3 Hoodia Desert Lodge for Sossusvlei
Day 4&5 The Stiltz Swakopmund
Day 6 Camp Kipwe  Damaraland
Day 7&8 Grootberg Lodge  Northern Damaraland
Day 9&10  Okaukuejo/Halali Etosha National Park
Day 11 Okonjima Plains Camp for AfriCat Foundation
Day 12 Return to Windhoek

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Olive Exclusive All–Suite Windhoek
Day 2&3 Kulala Desert Lodge for Sossusvlei
Day 4&5 Strand Hotel Swakopmund
Day 6 Mowani Mountain Camp Damaraland
Day 7&8 Desert Rhino Camp  Northern Damaraland
Day 9&10 Ongava Lodge Etosha National Park
Day 11 Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp for AfriCat Foundation
Day 12 Return to Windhoek

Map & Itinerary
Length 12 days
Safari Type Self Drive Safari
Price From NAD 27080
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Accommodation, Camping, Luxury
Group Size Minimum 1 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort3 Star4 Star
Camping Comfort1 Star
Luxury Comfort4 Star5 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Windhoek

Upon arrival in Windhoek collect your vehicle and drive to your guesthouse nearby. You’ll meet one of our tour consultants’ who will go through your travel plans and answer any last–minute questions you may have. Depending on your arrival time you may choose to wander into the city centre, or relax by the pool, alternatively join an optional township tour, horse ride, or even head out for a birding trip.

Day 2&3 Namib Naukluft Park area.

The next days are spent exploring this ancient landscape of stark beauty, where you can climb to the top of a dune and gaze in awe as they stretch as far as you can see. Early morning is best when first light trickles over bright red dunes and casts stunning shadows. Wander through Dead Vlei with its ancient and skeletal trees and relax under the shade of a camel thorn tree close to Sossusvlei taking in the magnificent desert vista before returning to your camp/lodge for a refreshing plunge in the pool. Perhaps also stop at Dune 45 or Sesriem Canyon during your stay

Day 4&5 Swakopmund

Drive through the desert plains to Swakopmund today, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, en–route you may choose to stop at Walvis Bay to visit the lagoon, a protected RAMSAR wetland site, to see the many species of birds including greater and lesser flamingos, pelicans, avocets, plovers and the endemic Damara tern. From here, it is a short coastal drive to the historic and adventure seaside town of Swakopmund, where you can join optional activities on offer, such as a marine cruise or a highly recommended trip along the coastal dunes to Sandwich Harbour. Scenic flights take you over the Sossusvlei dunes and coastline to see dunes falling into the ocean, a shipwreck 200m inland and old diamond mines. For the more adventurous, kayak, tandem skydive, sand board, quad bike tours and more are available.

Day 6 Twyfelfontein, Damaraland

Drive north along the Skeleton Coast, stopping at a shipwreck south of Henties Bay and onward to Cape Cross seal colony – a huge colony where over 100,000 congregate on the beach and rocks during breeding season. Continuing, your destination today is the Twyfelfontein area, a very vulnerable and delicate ecosystem renowned for some of the best rock engravings in Southern Africa and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Desert–adapted elephants wander through dry riverbeds whilst granite kopjies rise above the gravel plains

Day 7&8 Northern Damaraland

This incredible area of ancient lava and rock–strewn terrain with strange plant and tree life is home the last place on earth where black rhino freely roam among the dramatic plateaus and valleys. Activities focus around game drives, tracking elephants or rhinos and engaging with local communities and winner of sustainable tourism award at Grootberg (Camping & Accommodated sections), for the luxury option, Damaraland Camp has won several awards for sustainability and community support

Day 9&10 Etosha National Park

Etosha is Namibia’s prime game reserve and spend the next nights enjoying game drives and exploring this fantastic park. There is great diversity of wildlife and during dry winter months animals jostle for position around waterholes. Watch out for herds of elephant, hundreds of plains game such as zebra, springbok, wildebeest, and giraffe, along with predators from prowling lion, and the secretive leopard, to cheetah and spotted hyena. Spend nights either inside the park or on adjacent private game reserves where game viewing is second–to–none

Day 11 Okonjima for AfriCat Foundation

After a leisurely breakfast and a final game drive out of the park, head south to Okonjima, home of the AfriCat Foundation. A beautiful lodge set among 15,000ha of land where guided game drives are offered. You can track leopard from the vehicle, perhaps track radio–collared rehabilitated cheetah or hyena and find out the challenges of predator survival and human conflict. Namibia has a high concentration of cheetah and the AfriCat Foundation gives an insight into research work as well as the chance to see these magnificent cats at close quarters. A favourite destination for staff and visitors alike

Day 12 Windhoek/Departure

If time permits, you may wish to enjoy an optional activity at Okonjima this morning, then drive south perhaps stopping at Okahandja for some last–minute souvenir shopping at the craft markets where you can barter some gifts. Your self drive safari in Namibia ends as you drop your vehicle and take onward connection – no flights prior to mid–afternoon.

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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