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Sossusvlei, Damaraland & Ongava Game Reserve / Explore Namibia

Explore quintessential Namibia at your own pace on this adventurous self drive itinerary. The journey will encompass vast desert spaces, breathtakingly tall dunes, endless skies, dramatic mountains, stunning landscapes and incredible wildlife. Begin in the orange-red dunes of Sossusvlei and the open spaces of the Namib Desert. Track the black rhino and desert-adapted elephant that inhabit Damaraland’s rugged, rocky terrain and experience exhilarating safaris through the game-filled savannahs of Ongava Game Reserve.

Nights 10

from £4090 pp

Price includes all economy international and internal flights, accommodation, 4 x 4 car hire, meals as specified and transfers.

Meal basis: BB Bed & Breakfast, FI Fully Inclusive

This itinerary is only a suggestion - our experienced sales consultants will be happy to put together alternative, tailor-made itineraries.

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Sossusvlei, Damaraland & Ongava Game Reserve /Itinerary

Explore Namibia


Day /1

Fly to Johannesburg

Depart London Heathrow on an overnight flight to Johannesburg.

Day /2

Relax at the Olive Grove

Relax at the Olive Grove

Connect with your onward flight to Windhoek and on arrival transfer to the Olive Grove Guesthouse for an overnight stay (BB)

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Day /3-4

Drive into the Namib Desert

Drive into the Namib Desert

Collect your 4 x 4 vehicle and drive to Sossusvlei, for your two night stay at Little Kulala. Take time to climb one of Namibia’s famous dunes – Big Daddy or Dune 45 are both accessible and the views extremely rewarding. The black skeletons of the camel thorn trees set against the white valley floor and red dunes of Deadvlei present photographic opportunities. Approximate driving time 5 hours. (FI)

Little Kulala

Day /5-6

Enjoy Swakopmund on the Namibian coast

Enjoy Swakopmund on the Namibian coast

Drive to Swakopmund, for your two night stay at Villa Margherita. Visit the seal colony at Cape Cross, or journey south and admire the beautiful lagoon with innumerable sea birds, pelicans and flamingos at Walvis Bay. Simply enjoy the city or head to the beach and try the numerous watersports available. Approximate driving time 5 hours (FI)

Day /7-8

Drive inland to Damaraland

Drive inland to Damaraland

Journey to Damaraland, for your two night stay at Desert Rhino Camp. Search for the elusive desert adapted lion and elephants amongst the escarpments, dry river valleys and ancient volcanic peaks. This area is rich in rock engravings and artwork from the indigenous San people. Approximate driving time 5 hours 30 minutes. (FI)

Desert Rhino Camp

Day /9-10

Search for the black rhino at Etosha National Park

Search for the black rhino at Etosha National Park

Drive to Etosha National Park for your two night stay at Ongava Tented Camp. Home to the largest population of black rhino, the parks dense vegetation hosts incredible concentrations of wildlife and birdlife including the European bee eater and ostrich. Approximate driving time 6 hours. (FI)

Ongava Tented Camp

Day /11

Return to Windhoek

Return to Windhoek

Fly to Windhoek and transfer to The Olive Grove Guesthouse for your overnight stay. Approximate driving time 5 hours. (B)

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Day /12

Fly back to London

Fly to Johannesburg for the overnight flight to the UK.

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