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Namibia self-drive family safari

13 days from $2,130pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • 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.

Price includes

Fully insured vehicle rental
All accommodations
  • Windhoek
  • Naukluft Mountains
  • Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Damaraland
  • Etosha National Park
  • Windhoek

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Windhoek

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 2 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.

Day 3 Sossusvlei

Naukluft Mountains , Sossusvlei

You will continue your journey on to Sossusvlei today. Here you'll stay in the relaxed and family friendly Desert Quiver 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 4 Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

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

Day 5 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.

Day 6 Swakopmund

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 7 Damaraland

Swakopmund , Damaraland

Drive north into Damaraland today keeping your eyes out for wildlife along the road. Spend the afternoon relaxing at Twyfelfontein 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 8 Damaraland

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 9 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.

Day 10 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.

Day 11 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.

Day 12 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.

Day 13 Return home

Windhoek

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

Victoria Falls helicopter ride
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Windhoek
 
 
 
The Naukluft Mountains
 
 
 
Sossusvlei & Sesriem
 
 
 
Swakopmund and Pelican Point
 
 
 
Damaraland
 
 
 
Etosha National Park
 
 
 

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