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    Places visited:

  • Windhoek
  • The Naukluft Mountains
  • Sossusvlei & Sesriem
  • Swakopmund and Pelican Point
  • Damaraland
  • Etosha National Park
  • Slide down large or small sand dunes at 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.

Harriet, an Audley Travel Specialist
Audley Travel specialist Iain
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Audley Travel specialist Alex
Steve, an Audley Travel specialist
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What our specialists say...

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.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Windhoek
  • Naukluft Mountains
  • Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Damaraland
  • Etosha National Park
  • Windhoek

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Windhoek.

Day 2 Windhoek


On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met and driven to your hotel. Here our ground agent will meet with you, run through your trip, hand over your mobile phone, cool box and driving directions. They will also be present whilst your hire car is delivered to answer any questions you may have.

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Day 3 Naukluft Mountains

Windhoek , Naukluft Mountains

You will drive into the Naukluft Mountains this morning to the Corona Guest Farm. Corona has lots of space for children to play and you can enjoy a short nature walk if you choose.

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Day 4 Sossusvlei

Naukluft Mountains , Sossusvlei

You will continue your journey on to Sossusvlei today. Here you'll stay in the relaxed and family friendly Desert Camp. You can explore under your own steam this afternoon or take a guided nature drive before relaxing with a swim back at the camp and a BBQ on your patio under the stars.

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Day 5 Sossusvlei


Spend today climbing the sand dunes at Sossusvlei - you can slide down them and enjoy just playing in the sand!

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Day 6 Swakopmund

Sossusvlei , Swakopmund

Today you'll set off for Swakopmund. Walvis Bay is a good place to stop and stretch your legs and there are flamingos and often pelicans to see in the lagoon. Depending on what time you arrive into Swakopmund you might want to spend the afternoon on the beach, at the aquarium or exploring the town.

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Day 7 Swakopmund


Today you could do a kayak trip to Pelican Point where there are hundreds of seals that play around your kayaks. If your children are too young for kayaking there are some excellent boat trips to view the seals as well as other wildlife such as pelicans, flamingos and dolphins. Another alternative is the Living Desert Tour which shows children lizards, geckos and more in the desert.

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Day 8 Damaraland

Swakopmund , Damaraland

Drive north into Damaraland today keeping your eyes out for wildlife along the road. Spend the afternoon relaxing at Twfelfontein which has a large pool to enjoy or you could explore and see some of the nearby rock engravings on the short walking trail nearby.

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Day 9 Damaraland


This morning you could visit the rock carvings if you didn't manage to get there yesterday or spend time exploring more of the area, visiting the burnt mountain and organ pipes, or taking a day trip from the lodge in search of desert adapted elephant.

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Day 10 Etosha National Park

Damaraland , 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.

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Day 11 Etosha National Park

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.

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Day 12 Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Another day of game viewing. 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.

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Day 13 Windhoek

Etosha National Park , Windhoek

You will drive south to Windhoek today, perhaps stopping at the Okahanja Craft Market where there is a huge variety of wood carving and other curio on offer! Your car will be collected this evening from your accommodation.

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Day 14 International return flight

Windhoek , International return flight

This morning a driver will take you to Windhoek International Airport for your onward flights.

Day 15 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Iain
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The Naukluft Mountains
Sossusvlei & Sesriem
Swakopmund and Pelican Point
Etosha National Park

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