This 14 day self-drive tour of Namibia starts in Windhoek and heads north and east to end in Kasane, Botswana. The journey takes you on an exciting adventure of desert landscapes and wildlife, rivers and trees. The accommodation throughout is a cross section of tented camps, safari lodges, hotels and guest houses, but always clean, comfortable and with en-suite facilities. Most of the route is on tar road, but a significant section is on well prepared gravel roads so easily accessed by the 2 x 4 vehicle we supply. The itinerary and be done in reverse, and we can also provide a fully guided option.

Map Overview of the Itinerary

Day 1 - Windhoek to Central Namibia, Okonjima Plains Camp   (DBB – STD room)

Travel Time: Windhoek – Okonjima 225km - approximately 3 hours

Okinjima Plains Camp, Namibia

• You will be met by the car rental company representative on arrival and transferred to their offices in Windhoek to complete all rental procedures
• You will then meet with our representative to hand over your travel documents
• Head north via Otjiwarongo to Okonjima, which is home to the AfriCat Foundation. Aim to arrive here by 14h00 latest in order to enjoy the afternoon tea/coffee and cakes before heading off on your afternoon excursion (optional extra)

Room Interior, Okinjima Plains Camp
Okinjima Plains Camp

Day 2 & 3 - Damaraland, Camp Kipwe (DBB)

Travel Time: Okonjima – Damaraland 445km - approximately 7 to 8 hours

View of Camp Kipwe

• This morning you make your way to Damaraland
• Visit to Namibia’s Open Air Museum, the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings as well as the interesting Organ Pipes rock formations and Burnt Mountain
• Visit the Damara Living Museum for a hint of culture

Camp Kipwe in the evening, Namibia
Camp Kipwe, Namibia

Day 4 - Etosha National Park, Hobatere Lodge (DBB)

Travel Time: Damaraland - Etosha (west) 300km - approximately 4 to 5 hours

Hobatere Lodge, Namibia

• A morning visit to the Twyfelfontein sights if you have not already done so the day before and then you make your way to the western side of the Etosha National Park
• Arrival here will be in the early afternoon and if you wish, join an afternoon or evening game drive (optional extra)

Room Interior, Hobatere Lodge
Hobatere Lodge

Day 5 - Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo Resort (DBB)

Travel Time: Etosha (west) - Etosha (south) a full days game drive through the park

Okaukueju, water hole

• After breakfast, enter the park for a full morning game drive to Okaukuejo
• On entry, pay your entrance 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
• Return into Etosha for an afternoon drive or arrange with the lodge for a guided game drive (optional extra)
• Etosha is one of Africa’s great game parks. With 114 species of mammal and 340 species of birds you are sure to see a great variety of wildlife on your safari

Camp Okaukuejo, Etosha, Namibia
Camp Okaukuejo, Room Interior

Day 6 & 7 - Etosha National Park, Onguma Bush Camp (DBB)

Travel Time: Etosha (south) – Etosha (east) a full days game drive through the park
• From one side to the other side of the park is a full day game drive as you drive slowly east stopping at numerous waterholes along the way
• Take a slow drive in the morning and ending for lunch at the Halali Resort which is half way between Okaukuejo and the eastern exit gate or take a picnic lunch along and stop off at a waterhole
• 1 full day is set aside for game viewing, either all day or alternate with morning and afternoon drives in the area. These are self-drive game drives but you can arrange at the lodge to go with their open safari vehicle and guide (optional extra)

Day 8 & 9 - West Caprivi, Shametu River Lodge (DBB)

Travel Time: Etosha (east) – West Caprivi 600km - approximately 7 to 8 hours

Shametu River Lodge

• Depart Etosha and drive east to Grootfontein, then north to Rundu before making your way east to Bagani, close to the Popa Falls
• A full day is set aside for a drive to the beautiful Mahango and Buffalo Game Parks, not very big but beautiful as you drive along the Okavango River
• Visit to Popa Falls
• Optional extra would be a sunset boat cruise or a Kavango Village visit in the area

Kavango River, Shametu River Lodge
Room Interior, Shametu River Lodge

Day 10 & 11 - East Caprivi, Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge (DBB)

Travel Time: Caprivi – East Caprivi   240km - approximately 3 to 4 hours

Elephants seen from Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

• Depart after breakfast and head east along the Caprivi strip, entering East Caprivi at the Kwando River Bridge
• Your drive today takes you through the Bwabwata National Park
Guided game viewing activities in Nkasa Lupala National Park cover all modes: day and night game drives, guided walking safaris, guided river cruises and mokoro boat rides (seasonal). The local village offers unscripted tours of the school, a meeting with the chief and a look into a traditional homestead.

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge, Caprivi, Namibia
View of tents at Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

Day 12 & 13 - Chobe National Park, Botswana, Chobe Safari Lodge (DBB + 2 activities - Luxury Room)

Travel Time: East Caprivi – Katima Mulilo 140km - approximately 2 to 3 hours

Boating, Chobe River, Chobe Safari Lodge

• Head to Kasane where you will spend the last few nights at Chobe Safari Lodge
• A driver from the rental company will collect the rental vehicle at the lodge later this afteroon
• A full day is set aside to enjoy next to the Chobe River
• Activities included:
- 1 guided game drive into the Chobe National Park
- 1 game viewing boat ride on the Chobe River … an amazing experience

Game Drive, Chobe Safari Lodge, Botswana
Room Interior, Chobe Safari Lodge

(Please note that Chobe National Park entry fees are not included and payable direct as this can change any time and cannot be arranged in advance)

Day 14 - End Tour at Kasane Airport, Botswana

• Squeeze in a morning activity if time allows. Choose from the many on offer.(optional extra)
• Road transfer from the lodge to the airport in time for your departure flight
• End of services

Tour Price

* Pease note this tour has both a ZAR & USD price component

Jan - Jun 2021
ZAR 56 658 per person sharing
USD 714 per person sharing

Jul - Dec 2021
ZAR 60 895 per person sharing
USD 714 per person sharing

Price Includes
• Accommodation as indicated - can change depending on availability and request at time of booking
• Meals as indicated
• Meet and greet upon arrival
• Car hire as below including drop off in Kasane
• Airport transfers on arrival and for departure
• Shared road transfers as necessary
• Activities as indicated
• Tour file with detailed itinerary, map with route descriptions, vouchers etc.
• 24 hour personal and friendly support
• Fast and efficient response to service providers

Vehicle Hire 4X4 Toyota Fortuner – Manual Transmission, which includes GPS, ZERO excess - maximum insurance, tyre & windscreen cover, unlimited mileage, 2nd spare tyre, additional driver, cell phone with local sim cross border letter & drop off fee

Price Excludes
Additional meals
Additional Excursions / Activities
All Park Entrance & Admission Fees
Any items of a personal nature i.e. telephone, laundry, curios, gratuities / tips / porterage, etc
Personal and Baggage Travel Insurance
All Flights
Visa applications
Change of Itinerary anytime after confirmation
Anything else not specified as included