12 DAYS SELF DRIVE NAMIBIAN FAMILY SAFARI – 12 Days
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12 Days Self Drive Namibian Family Safari is to visit around the main highlights that Namibia has to offer in Africa. In just 12 days and 11 nights. You will Spend time amongst the ancient sand dunes in Sossusvlei, go back in time with the coastal time of Swakopmund. Experience the vast landscapes of Otjiwarongo and exceptional game viewing at the world-famous Etosha National Park.
12 Days Self Drive Namibian Family Safari Overview
- DEPARTURE: This tour departs from Windhoek
- COUNTRY(‘S): Namibia
- DESTINATIONS: Etosha Safari Namibia
- TOUR CODE: 12AS-NAM-HGH-1
- RETURN: Back to Windhoek in the Afternoon
- PASSENGERS: Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 14 Travelers per group
- STYLE: Lodging
- MEALS: B: Breakfast
- VEHICLE: 2-3: Double Cab 4×4/ SUV
Emergency Services: Emergency evacuation services are included.
Drivers: A valid and unendorsed license must be produced by all drivers. The minimum age for authorised drivers is 23 years.
Fuel: The renter will receive the vehicle with a full tank of fuel. Upon the return of the vehicle/termination of the hire, the vehicle will be refilled at the renter’s expense.
Insurances: The rental vehicle includes Zero Excess.
Rental Agreement: Upon renting the vehicle the renter and additional drivers will be required to complete a standard rental agreement with the car rental company. A valid credit card is required for the rental deposit.
Health: It is the client’s own responsibility to ensure that he/she is medically fit and able to embark on the tour.
Force Majeure: It goes without saying that we do our utmost to conduct the tour as described in the programme; however, we cannot guarantee it. Unfavourable weather conditions, rivers in flood, organisational problems, unforeseen events or other factors may force us to change the course of the tour. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Goba Lodge & Rest Camp Gobabis B&B 2 Nights Kalahari Anib Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia Mariental B&B 1 Night Ai Ais Hotsprings Resort Fish River Canyon B&B 2 Nights Namib Desert Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia Sossusvlei B&B 2 Nights Pebble Stone House Swakopmund B&B 2 Nights Etosha Safari Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia Etosha South B&B 2 Nights
Windhoek to Gobabis 212km
Accommodation:Goba Lodge & Rest Camp, Gobabis or similar
Guest will be met and hand over the Vehicle. The guest will drive to the eastern Namibia (Gobabis). Like most towns in Namibia, Gobabis has an interesting history, which is documented in the local Gobabis Museum. Opened on request, visitors will find a collection of historic artifacts inside, while old agricultural implements are displayed on the grounds.
Meals included: Breakfast
Recommended Activities:Game Drive
Accommodation: Goba Lodge & Rest Camp, Gobabis or similar
Guest will have breakfast and have tine to explore the cattle country. Visitors can also view the beautiful traditional dress of the local Herero and Damara women while strolling through town, enjoy excellent bird watching in the surrounding areas and jump on the back of a traditional Damara-nama donkey cart for a ride. Don’t miss a visit to the Harnas Wildlife Foundation, a sanctuary for big cats and a variety of endangered wildlife.
Recommended Activities: City tour
Overnight: Goba Lodge & Rest Camp
Goba Lodge & Rest Camp provided guests with a wonderful lodge experience with its beautiful gardens and wide open spaces. With friendly service, nature and a renowned restaurant, guests can enjoy a perfect care-free stay.
Accommodation at Goba Lodge comprises of 4 twin bed luxury rooms, a twin bed standard room, 2 double bed luxury rooms, 2 family chalets with one spacious room, 3 family units with a separate parent room. Goba Rest Camp offers 3 double bed rooms, 7 twin bed rooms, 4 campsites and has a view of the game camp. The rooms shares 4 separate ablution units with the campsite. Each camp site is on a lawn and is provided with a light, power outlet and stand alone BBQ grid. There is clean, drinkable water on tap. Other communal facilities include a dining room with channel TV, kitchen and BBQ area.
Gobabis To Mariendal 327km
Accommodation: Kalahari Anib Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia, Mariental / Similar
Clients will get morning Breakfast and depart to south side of Namibia. Mariental is located close to magnificent the Hardap Dam, which is the largest reservoir in Namibia. The Hardap Irrigation Scheme has breathed life into this arid terrain, which is now fertile with farmlands covered in citrus, melons, lucerne, wine and maize, and dotted with ostrich farms.
Recommended Activity:Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch Star Viewing
Overnight: Kalahari Anib Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia
Kalahari Anib Lodge is located 30 km northeast of Mariental on the C 20 (Kalahari).
Savour the Kalahari Desert at this easily accessible lodge. 30 standard rooms flank a shady courtyard, with another 21 comfort overlooking Kalahari savannah. Stretch legs on the walks and join the afternoon drive to experience the red Kalahari sands aglow with an inner fire.
Mariental To Fish river Canyon 354km
Accommodation:Ai Ais Hotsprings Resort, Fish River Canyon/ Similar
Clients will get morning Breakfast and depart to Fish River Canyon which is Carving out an epic rocky wonderland in the south of Namibia, the Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony, the Fish River Canyon measures a whopping 160 kilometres in length, at times 27 kilometres in width and 550 metres in depth.
Recommended Activity: Sun Downer drive
Fish River Canyon area
Accommodation: Ai Ais Hotsprings Resort, Fish River Canyon / Similar
Clients will grab breakfast and go on the excursion into fish river canyon area and will be back around lunch.
Recommended Activity: excursion into fish river canyon area
Overnight: Ai Ais Hotsprings Resort
Welcome to Ai Ais Resort in Fish River Canyon Namibia for all your accommodation needs. Ai Ais Resort in Fish River Canyon offers quality accommodation for holiday or business travel. Offering an excellent place to relax around the thermal baths & heated swimming pool, especially after a hot, dusty drive or when completing the Fish River hiking trail. It is the ideal destination when heading towards South Africa, or north to Sossusvlei and Windhoek, for individual travellers and families alike.
Ai-Ais, which means “burning water” in one of the local languages, refers to the sulphurous hot springs which are found in this area. The resort lies at the southern end of the Fish River conservation area and offers a welcome respite to visitors, especially hikers at the end of their walk through the Fish River Canyon. The main attraction at the resort is the spa complex. The extreme heat of the springs date back to 1850 when they were discovered by a Nama herder searching for his lost sheep. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, serving buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seating up to 100 visitors. Other facilities include a laundry and room service, secure parking and up-to-date disabled ramps into all buildings, including the rooms.
Windhoek to Sossusvlei (392.7.km)
Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge or Similar
Guest will depart in the morning from Windhoek and depart to Sossusvlei area.The drive reveals the transition from Kalahari thornveld to the true desert of the Namib; Lilyveld, a valley 30km north of Maltahöhe, springs into bloom for about a week after good rains; Duiwiseb Castle is an interesting diversion 70km south-west of Maltahöhe. Along the way clients will get Lunch that will be served along the way where the guide will pullover by a big tree and serve lunch at 12h00-13h00. After arrival guest will have leisure time before going on a Sundowner drive to Elim dune around 17h30 or 18h00.
Recommended Activity: Sundowner at Elim Dune
Sossuvlei / Sesriem Area
Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge or Similar
Guest will grab breakfast and drive into the park for the Sossuvlei Excursion which includes Dune 45, Deadvlei, Hiddenvlei, and Big Daddy. The guest will have regular stops to let clients take pictures and have some exposure of the Dunes. Guest will be back around lunch time and will have some leisure time for themselves at the pool while.
Recommended Activity: Sossuvlei Excursion ( Deadvlei,Dune 45,Big Daddy,Sesriem Canyon, Hiddenvlei, )
Overnight: Namib Desert Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia
Namib Desert Lodge is located 60 km north of Sesriem on the C 19 (Sossusvlei Area).
Set below striking fossilised dunes, the comfortable lodge provides a spectacular experience of ancient desert. 65 rooms, two swimming pools and a waterhole are surrounded by sandy splendour. Breathe in the grandeur on a sunset drive and feel the earth underfoot. Relax in the arms of the Namib.
Sossusvlei to Swakopmund (402.6km)
Accommodation: Pebble Stone House, Swakopmund / Similar
Guest depart to Swakopmund early morning at around 09:00 am. Once guest have arrived, they will get lunch in Swakopmund after quad biking and Sandboard activity which is about a 2-hour drive. After the activities, other optional activities can be Skydiving, Sandwich habour, kayaking, and desert tour. There are a lot of activities that clients can do in Swakopmund.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Activities: Sandboarding and Quad Biking
Accommodation:Pebble Stone House, Swakopmund / Similar
Guest will get early Breakfast and then visit to the Museum and from there onwards do a City Tour.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Recommended Activity: Museum and City Tour
Overnight: Pebble Stone House
Bellied in the town centre of Namibia’s premier coastal holiday town of Swakopmund, is PebbleStoneHouse Bed & Breakfast. Situated in the charming Kramersdorf neighbourhood, this property celebrates new world décor housed in old world charm. The property has been gracefully restored into a lovely guest house – 10 minutes walk from the beach, popular Swakopmund restaurants, shopping areas and Swakop River and Namib Dunes.
Lovingly restored to modern home splendor, this guest house has en-suite guest rooms: twin bed or double bed. All rooms celebrate light, modern and airy living spaces. White washed walls blend with soft beach wood floors and hints of shaded olive to create “beach home” splendor, but emphasis remaining on “African charm”. Rooms have private terraces that lead to the garden walk-ways.
Swakopmund to Etosha National Park (491.6km)
Accommodation:Etosha Safari Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia or similar
Clients will have breakfast and depart to the northern part of Namibia. their journey and the second stop will be in Otjiwarongo, where guest can grab lunch at the shopping centre before proceeding to Etosha National Park.The route is almost too short to stop, barring a comfort stop at Outjo and a picture of the Ugab Terrace. If time permits, enter Etosha for an afternoon game drive. Depending on how often you stop today, On entering the park, the first stop would be Okaukuejo where you pay your entry fee and I suggest you pop in at the local shop to purchase some drinks and snacks and most importantly, a map of Etosha which will show you all the waterholes along the way. Etosha has lions, giraffes, rhinos, zebras, springbok and elephants. This on top of many lesser and common plains herds, and abundant birds makes game viewing in Etosha.
Meals included: Dinner
Recommended Activities: Afternoon Game Drive
Etosha National Park
Accommodation:Etosha Safari Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia or similar
Clients will take early breakfast and then go on the Full day game drive and around 12h00 -13h00 clients will have lunch inside the park and continue with the game drive up till the afternoon and after the game drive guest will have leisure time to enjoy the atmosphere before dinner.
Recommended Activity: Full day Game Drive
Overnight: Etosha Safari Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia
Etosha Safari Lodge is located 10 km south of Andersson Gate on the C 38 (Etosha National Park).
Sip on a drink while watching the ruby sun dip into the mopane woodland. Perched on a hill with expansive views, this stylish lodge offers 65 chalets that provide a peaceful base from which to explore the animal bounty of Etosha National Park.
A shuttle service operates between Windhoek and Etosha Safari Lodge and Camp (on request).
Etosha to Windhoek 414km
Guest will get up at 08h00 and have breakfast they will depart to Windhoek and on arrival hand over the Vehicle and the keys to the Representative of the Company.
END of Itinerary
- Vehicle 4x4 Renault Duster (2-4 Pax)
- Vehicle Toyota Quantum Mini Bus (5-10 Pax)
- 1 Extra Spare Tyre
- On Road Assistance
- Passenger liability 15%
- VAT 2% tourism levy
- Airport transfers
- Breakfast for the Client
- Upgrade to 4x4 Pick-Up Toyata Hilux
- Expenses of personal nature
- Fuel Cost for Duration of Tour
- Vehicle Rental Deposit
- Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals not mentioned
- Drinks at lodges and on road
- Optional excursions and activities
- Tips for tour guides
- International flights and airport taxes
- Items not mentioned in the itinerary
- Lunch and Dinner will be on clients cost. All accommodations serve dinner and lunch. but Client will have the right to choose where to have lunch and dinner.
- Porterage and Gratitudes
- International/National Flights and Airport Taxes
- Travel/Medical Insurance