This is a comprehensive self-drive trip around Namibia's main highlights but tailored specifically to families with children. The trip begins at a family friendly guesthouse in Windhoek with a good sized pool and relaxed atmosphere. Extra beds, cots, toys and children's books are provided by the owners who have young children themselves. From here you drive via the Naukluft Mountains to Sossusvlei. Here you can all climb dunes, play in the sand and then cool off in the lodge swimming pool. From Sossusvlei you head to the coast to Swakopmund. A very family friendly town, you'll stay in a small guesthouse with good sized garden and climbing frame. You can choose from a number of family friendly activities such as kayaking with seals, boat trips to view seals, dolphins and flamingos and trips into the sand dunes to catch lizards and geckos. Older children might enjoy dune boarding or quad-biking and younger ones going to the aquarium or playing on the beach. The final stop is Etosha where you'll stay in a fenced rest camp in the heart of the park. There is a large swimming pool, variety of eating options from catered buffet to barbeques and a floodlit waterhole where you can sit and watch game to your heart's content. The entire trip can be tailored further to cater for very young or older children - just ask the Audley team, many of whom have children themselves and can help you tailor the perfect trip.
Climb up the famous sand dunes of Sossusvlei
Kayak amongst the hundred-strong seal colony at Pelican Point.
Sit up late into the night around the floodlit waterhole in Etosha and watch the animals come to drink.
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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Namibia. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.
- Your trip will be unique
- We work to your interests and budget
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- The Naukluft Mountains
- Sossusvlei and Sesriem
- Swakopmund and Pelican Point
- Etosha National Park
- The Central Highlands
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Includes international flights from Ireland.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Windhoek.
Day 2 Windhoek
Day 3 The Naukluft Mountains
Day 4 Sossusvlei and Sesriem
Day 5 Sossusvlei and Sesriem
Day 6 Swakopmund and Pelican Point
Day 7 Swakopmund and Pelican Point
Day 8 Damaraland
Day 9 Damaraland
Day 10 Etosha National Park
This morning you will head out for Etosha and Okaukuejo Rest Camp. The rondavels here are close to the waterhole and are great for families. There is a good sized pool and the camp is fenced so well suited to children. In the centre of camp is a floodlit waterhole, surrounded by benches where you can sit and spot game throughout the day and into the night.
Day 11 Etosha National Park
A full day to explore Etosha in your own car. We provide you with a map of the park and you can choose which waterholes to head for and how long you'd like to go game viewing for. Returning to camp in the middle of the day you can enjoy a buffet lunch, picnic or BBQ and spend some time in the pool before setting out for another game drive.
Day 12 Etosha National Park
Another day of game viewing. It is possible to book a guided safari if you want to learn more but we enjoy self-driving through Etosha and spending time at a waterhole of your choice. If you like you can set off for Halali and stop there to stretch your legs, have lunch and use their pool before heading back to Okaukuejo.
Day 13 The Central Highlands
Today you will be heading south to Okonjima, nestled in the beautiful Omboroko Mountains within the Central Highlands. As today's drive is relatively short you will have time for a final self-driven safari in Etosha this morning before hitting the road. Okonjima offer an incredible range of activities, for those interested in spotting the big cats we suggest opting to join one of their expert guides and trackers in search for cheetah and leopard.
Day 14 International return flight
The Central Highlands , International return flight
Day 15 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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|Swakopmund and Pelican Point||
|Etosha National Park||
|The Central Highlands||