Namibia Self Drive Christmas Family Safari from £1560 per person - 11 Days

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Tour Overview

Enjoy Christmas Day with the elephants, zebras, giraffes and lions in Etosha National Park, enjoy the adventure activities around Swakopmund and, marvel at the big cats at Okonjima, with our Namibia Self Drive Christmas Family Safari 2019.

Tour Highlights

1 night near Windhoek – Namibia’s Charming Capital City
3 nights in Swakopmund – the Adventure Capital of Namibia
Namib Desert Tour in search of Desert Dwelling Wildlife
Quad Biking along the Skeleton Coast
Seal and Dolphin Tour from Walvis Bay Harbour
4 nights in Etosha National Park the jewel of Namibia’s wildlife parks and home to lions, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, leopards, zebras and many other species
2 nights at Okonjima Nature Reserve,home of the Africat Foundation
Leopard and hyena tracking at Okonjima
Visit to the Carnivore Care Centre at Africat
4×4 Double Cab Vehicle included

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Day 1
Day One - Windhoek Airport - Trans Kalahari Inn - 1 Night

Overnight: Trans Kalahari Inn, near Windhoek

Accommodation Type: 2 x Luxury Thatched Room

Meal Basis: Bed and Breakfast ( A La Carte Restaurant on site )

You arrive at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako Airport where will be met by your car hire representative and driven the short distance to the depot where you will be given a comprehensive introduction to your vehicle. A Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab with lockable rear canopy. You will be covered automatically for standard insurance, further insurance options to cover your excess are available upon request.

From here you drive the short distance to your overnight accommodation the Trans Kalahari Inn where you can relax on your first night. The Inn has lovely thatched rooms, friendly staff, a swimming pool and bar and one of the best restaurants in Windhoek a perfect first night stop over before your adventure begins the following day.

Day 2
Day Two - Cornerstone Guesthouse - Swakopmund - 3 Nights

Overnight: The Atlantic Sicht Luxury Apartment

Accommodation Type: Luxury 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sea facing apartment with full kitchen

Meal Basis: Self Catering ( a wide variety of shops and restaurants are available in Swakopmund )

You leave the Inn this morning for your journey over to the coast.

The road is tar all the way and the Namibia heartland soon gives way to the desert and finally the coastal dunescape appears before you glimpse the ocean. Here you will find this quirky coastal town which is considered the adventure capital of the country. There is so much to do in Swakopmund but our personal favourites include a day out in the dunes with legendary desert expert Tommy Collard and a marine tour in nearby Walvis Bay where you have the chance to see dolphins, whales and with luck the pelicans and cape fur seals often join you on the boat for a close up and personal encounter. An afternoon out in the Namib on quad bikes is always fun and Swakopmund has restaurants to suit all tastes and your luxury apartment opposite the beach makes for a relaxed time at the coast.

Highlights: pretty coastal town with a good selection of shops and a wide variety of cafes and restaurants. Great choice of activities on offer from skydiving to horse riding.

Day 3
Day Three - Cornerstone Guesthouse – Swakopmund

Overnight: The Atlantic Sicht Luxury Apartment

Accommodation Type: Luxury 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sea facing apartment with full kitchen

Meal Basis: Self Catering ( a wide variety of shops and restaurants are available in Swakopmund )

Living Desert Tour – Half Day

The Living Desert Tour is a unique 4×4 adventure drive through the dunes outside Swakopmund, Namibia. Just the drive in the dunes is an amazing experience, but your guide will show you a lot more than sand! The tour takes you from the vegetated, life-rich eastern side of the desert, right through the dunes to the Atlantic Ocean.

You will be searching for many of the Namib’s desert dwellers including Sidewinder Adders, Namaqua Chameleons, Palmato Geckos, Sand Diving Lizards and Scorpions.

Pick up and drop off at your accommodation and drinks and nibbles are available throughout the tour

Quad Bike Tour through the Namib Dunes – 1 hour

A sunset quad bike tour out into the coast dunes is a perfect way to round off your day. Full instruction is given and all safety equipment is provided along with an expert guide to ensure you have a thrilling and safe journey into the desert

Day 4
Day Four - Cornerstone Guesthouse – Swakopmund

Overnight: The Atlantic Sicht Luxury Apartment

Accommodation Type: Luxury 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sea facing apartment with full kitchen

Meal Basis: Self Catering ( a wide variety of shops and restaurants are available in Swakopmund )

Seal and Dolphin Tour – Half Day with buffet lunch and fresh oysters

This morning finds you out on the water on a seal and dolphin tour around Walvis Bay Harbour. Highlights include 2 species of dolphins, Pelicans, Flamingos, and Cape Fur Seals, who sometimes join you on the boat for a close up experience. A light lunch is served on board along with fresh oysters and fizz.

Upon your return to Walvis Bay Harbour you can enjoy the myriad of waterbirds on the lagoon or drive out to the salt flats and look for black-backed jackals and springbok

Day 5
Day Five - Etosha Village – Central Etosha National Park - 2 Nights

Overnight: Etosha Village, 2kms from Andersson Gate, Etosha NP

Accommodation Type: 2 x Luxury Tented Chalet

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Positioned just outside the gates to the National Park, Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort and delivers the perfect safari style experience in a private and protected reserve.

The individual luxurious units offer a spacious air-conditioned bedroom and a modern en-suite bathroom with shower. They each have a patio and outside seating area which creates an ideal space to sit back and relax and the lodge has a swimming pool, a bar and restaurant.

With its close proximity to the entrance gate Etosha is right on your doorstep and you can spend as much time as you want exploring the park’s central region with its vast open plains, huge herds of herbivores that are tracked by the ever present lion prides looking for their next meal

Etosha Highlights: floodlit waterholes, Etosha Pan, elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, oryx, giraffe, black-faced impala, wildebeest, springbok, eland, kudu, jackals, honey badgers, mongooses, raptors, vultures and many more species.

Day 6
Day Six - Etosha Village - Etosha National Park

Overnight: Etosha Village, 2kms from Andersson Gate, Etosha NP

Accommodation Type: 2 x Luxury Tented Chalet

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

You have another full day to enjoy the central area of Etosha today. Check the sightings book in Okaukuejo’s reception to see which area to visit and enjoy your day investigating the waterholes in this highly productive sector of the park.

Day 7
Day Seven - Namutoni Resort - Etosha National Park - 2 Nights

Overnight: Namutoni Camp, Eastern Etosha National Park

Accommodation Type: 2 x Bush Chalet

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (additional meals can be taken in the onsite restaurant

You head east once more today through Etosha 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.

Etosha Highlights: floodlit waterholes, Etosha Pan, elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, oryx, giraffe, black-faced impala, wildebeest, springbok, eland, kudu, jackals, honey badgers, mongooses, raptors, vultures and many more species.

Please note: Whilst the Camps within Etosha National Park give additional opportunities for wildlife viewing with early morning access to the reserve and floodlit waterholes by night the service at the lodges outside the park is generally of a higher standard. Please ask for alternative accommodation options if smaller, more personal lodges are an important part of your holiday experience.

Day 8
Day Eight - Namutoni Resort - Etosha National Park

Overnight: Namutoni Camp, Eastern Etosha National Park

Accommodation Type: 2 x Bush Chalet

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (additional meals can be taken in the onsite restaurant )

Your last day in Etosha can be spent searching the nearby waterholes for wildlife. This area is dominated by acacia woodlands and most of the waterholes are within a few kilometres of each other so if you have no luck at one – then try the next one.

Day 9
Day 9 - Okonjima / Africat Foundation - 2 Nights

Overnight: Plains Camp

Accommodation Type: 2 x Standard Room (anything but! )

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast and 1 afternoon activity per person

After a final game drive, you leave the peace and quiet of Etosha and head onto the tar road and south once more until you reach the gates to Okonjima. The lodge lies a further 24 km into the middle of the mountains and it is here you will spend your last 2 nights searching for some of the Africa’s biggest carnivores. Options include tracking leopard and both spotted and brown hyena from an open vehicle with the aid of a telemetry and visiting the Carnivore Care Centre, headquarters of the Africat Foundation. With its magnificent rooms, excellent cuisine and genuine conservation story, Okonjima is always a highlight of any trip to Namibia.

This afternoon you have the opportunity to spend time out with your specialist guide in 54,000 acres of pristine bush tracking the resident carnivores who live wild and free, hunting for themselves.

Highlights: Leopard, Brown and Spotted Hyena tracking in 54,000-acre reserve. Visits to the Africat Foundation’s famous cheetah, night hides and hiking.

Day 10
Day 10 - Okonjima / Africat Foundation

Overnight: Plains Camp

Accommodation Type: 2 x Standard Room ( anything but! )

Meal Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast and 2 activities per person

Today you continue your search for Africat’s predators with both a morning and afternoon activity. Mornings are sometimes best for leopard tracking as the cats have often hunted overnight or are in search of prey in the early hours. However, your guides are the experts and will make the decision on the day to maximise your sightings.

A visit to Africat’s Carnivore Care Centre is also a must where you can learn about Africat’s amazing conservation work to save Namibia’s carnivores.

Day 11
Day 11 – Return to Windhoek Airport

After a hearty breakfast you return to Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport for your onward journey or your return flight home.

Price Includes.

  • Your Safari Self Drive Pack delivered to your home prior to departure
  • Meet and greet at Windhoek Airport
  • 4x4 Double Cab vehicle
  • Standard vehicle insurance
  • 24/7 Breakdown and Assistance
  • En-suite accommodation as described in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Complimentary copy of Kathryn Haylett's book "The Photographer's Guide to Etosha National Park" to help you get the most out of your trip
  • Activities as described in the itinerary
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance within Namibia
  • Transfer to Windhoek airport on your final day

Price doesn't include

  • International or local flights
  • All park entrance fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Fees for passports, immunisation, visas and insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks unless itemised in the itinerary

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We do the work for you:
• Consultation with a member of the Your Safari Team – no obligation
• Your bespoke itinerary is then created by our Founder and Chief Guide; Kathryn Haylett
• We provide proactive advice and guidance during the process
• We work with you to create the individual experience you are looking for
• We book the vehicle and all the accommodation for you
• Remember – this costs no more than if you were to book it all yourself – we just make it a whole lot easier for you. So why not use our 20 years of expertise to help you plan your perfect self drive safari

Before you depart, we send you your Self Drive Pack which contains:

• Your full, detailed, day by day itinerary
• Rip and water proof map with handmade notations of Your Route
• Realistic travelling times between accommodation that factor in tar and gravel driving times
• Emergency Contact Telephone Numbers
• Sunrise and Sunset Times
• Hints and Tips about Namibia
• Self Drive Do’s and Dont’s
• Namibian Immigration Arrival / Departure Forms
• Accommodation, Vehicle and Activity Vouchers
• Accommodation Contact Lists
• Medical Evacuation Insurance

Our clients say:

“The trip was completely tailored to meet our needs as a group of 4 keen amateur wildlife photographers. The brief was – a camping trip to Etosha and Damaraland with a few nights of lodges along the way. The camp sites and lodges that Your Safari arranged were perfect for us. The car was well equipped with all the camping gear we needed and the roof tents were really comfortable. The lodges of course were great too and added a welcome touch of luxury now and again! Self driving in Namibia is very easy as long as you take care on the gravel roads. The pack Your Safari provided us with ahead of the trip including a road map was a really nice touch. We had some lovely wildlife sightings and came home with all our memory cards and hard drives full of pictures! We loved it so much that within a week of being home we had already contacted Your Safari to book another Namibia self drive safari for next year! I would not hesitate in recommending Your Safari – the personal attention and care they give to making sure your trip is perfect for you is second to none!”

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