Safari on a Shoestring
Tour group: 2 people
Accommodation: B&B in Windhoek / Camping Etosha
Vehicle: 4×4 Toyota Hilux or similar, fully equipped with roof top tents, sleeping bags and cooking equipment
Cost: £poa. per person, excluding flights
Tour in brief: self drive, 2 nights Windhoek, 9 nights Etosha
You arrive in Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako Airport where you will be met by your vehicle hire representative who will familiarise you with your 4×4. This afternoon you can relax by the pool at your downtown lodge or shop for your forthcoming trip before getting an early night ready for the start of your Namibian adventure.
o/n Chameleon Backpackers’ Lodge, Double en suite Room, Bed & Breakfast
Days 2, 3 and 4
You shake off the fatigue of your flight this morning and head back onto the main tar road north tothe Andersson Gate in Central Etosha to begin your safari in this world famous wildlife sanctuary. This huge park is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife and the area around Okaukuejo is known for its open plains and wide vistas where vast herds of herbivores trek endlessly to the camp’s floodlit waterhole followed by the ever present carnivores looking for their next meal.
o/n Okaukuejo Camp, Waterhole Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
Days 5, 6 and 7
This morning you travel into the wooded area surrounding Halali Camp. This diverse sector has both Mopani woodland and dry savannah that rolls down to the very edge of the giant salt pan. The floodlit waterhole is a real highlight of this camp with black rhino and huge herds of elephants often seen along with porcupines, honey badgers and even the ever elusive leopard.
o/n Halali Camp, Bush Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
Days 8, 9 and 10
You head east once more today towards Namutoni Camp and the wildlife rich acacia woodland around Fischer’s Pan. Not only is this area home to some of Etosha’s largest lion prides, leopard sightings here are frequent, this area is home to the majority of the park’s giraffe and it is one of the best places in Africa to see the world’s smallest antelope, the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik.
o/n Namutoni Camp, Bush Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
After a final morning game drive you leave the peace and quiet of Etosha and retrace your steps back down to the city for your last night in Namibia.
o/n Chameleon Backpackers Lodge, Double en suite room, Bed and Breakfast
After a well deserved lie in you have a mere 45 minutes drive back to Windhoek where you’ll drop off your 4×4 at the airport in time for your flight back to the UK
o/n 36,000 feet
Excluded: fuel / National park fees of circa £10 per person per day / meals unless itemised / items of a personal nature