- The Naukluft Mountains
- Sossusvlei & Sesriem
- Swakopmund and Pelican Point
- 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.
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:
- Naukluft Mountains
- Etosha National Park
Itinerary idea in detail
With international flights from a choice of 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.
Day 3 Naukluft Mountains
Day 4 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.
Day 5 Sossusvlei
Day 6 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.
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.
Day 8 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.
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.
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
Day 13 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.
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.
Contact a specialist
The specialist who designs your trip to Namibia will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.Watch our tailor-made process ›
When to go
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