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Desert & delta: Namibia self-drive & Botswana safari

14 days from £6,995pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Climb the gigantic sand dunes at Sossusvlei.

  • Kayak with seals off Pelican Point.

  • Float through the Okavango Delta on a mokoro.

  • Enjoy guided bush walks in the Kwara Concession.

  • Experience the excitement of both day time and night time game drives.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
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  • Windhoek
  • The NamibRand Nature Reserve
  • Sossusvlei & Sesriem
  • Swakopmund and Pelican Point
  • Windhoek
  • Johannesburg
  • Maun
  • Kwara Concession

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 and hand over your mobile phone, cool box and driving directions. They will also be present whilst your car is delivered to ensure that any questions you have are answered.

Day 3 The NamibRand Nature Reserve

Windhoek , The NamibRand Nature Reserve

Leaving Windhoek you will head south to the NamibRand Nature Reserve - a drive of about six hours. We recommend you aim to get here around 3pm in time for an afternoon nature drive or scenic walk.

Day 4 The NamibRand Nature Reserve

The NamibRand Nature Reserve

Enjoy the activities on offer with your guide today. Activities from Wolwedans Reserve are well guided by knowledgeable guides. You can enjoy morning and evening game drives and walks as well as full days out on the reserve with picnic lunch.

Day 5 Sossusvlei & Sesriem

The NamibRand Nature Reserve , Sossusvlei & Sesriem

Leaving the NamibRand Nature Reserve, you will head north to the Sesriem area. The drive will take around two hours.

Day 6 Sossusvlei & Sesriem

Sossusvlei & Sesriem

Spend the day enjoying the wonders of the Namib Desert and its massive sand dunes. You can leisurely stroll through the shifting shapes or tackle one of the bigger dunes and try to climb it. Lunch under a shady tree will be the reward for whatever you decide to do in the Vlei.

Day 7 Swakopmund and Pelican Point

Sossusvlei & Sesriem , Swakopmund and Pelican Point

After breakfast you will drive north to Swakopmund, situated on the Atlantic Coast. In the afternoon you can explore the town or enjoy an activity - perhaps some quad biking through the dunes.

Day 8 Swakopmund and Pelican Point

Swakopmund and Pelican Point

Take a boat cruise today in search of the seals and dolphins off Pelican Point. This is a great excursion and will offer you the chance to get up close to these mischievous creatures. There are plenty of other excursions to enjoy here as well such as a guided trip to Sandwich Harbour, kayaking, birding tours, or a living desert tour.

Day 9 Windhoek

Swakopmund and Pelican Point , Windhoek

After a leisurely morning you will drive back to Windhoek today for your overnight stop. Your car will be collected in the morning from your guesthouse.

Day 10 Kwara Concession

Windhoek , Johannesburg , Maun , Kwara Concession

Early this morning you will be collected and driven to Windhoek Airport in time for your flight to Johannesburg where you will connect onto another flight to Botswana. Arriving in the early afternoon you will be met by your light aircraft pilot and shown to your plane which will take you across the Delta to the Private Kwara Concession - this is an outstanding game area on the edge of the Okavango.


Day 11 Kwara Concession

Kwara Concession

Today you will have the option of enjoying morning and afternoon safari activities. Normally the activities will start at around 6am - you will then return mid-morning for lunch and siesta before going out again in the afternoon. Guided day and night game drives, guided walks and mokoro rides are on offer.


Day 12 Kwara Concession

Kwara Concession

Enjoy another day of safari in the private Kwara Concession.


Day 13 International return flight

Kwara Concession , International return flight

Today you will fly back to Maun Airport by light aircraft to meet your onward flights.

Day 14 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Anthony, an Audley Travel specialist
Harriet, an Audley Travel Specialist

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The NamibRand Nature Reserve
Sossusvlei & Sesriem
Swakopmund and Pelican Point
Kwara Concession

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