Namibia Luxury Self Drive Safari

Discover the wildlife and landscapes of Namibia on this short self-drive safari taking in the highlights of this stunning destination, staying in luxurious accommodation along the way. Visit the AfriCat Foundation, Ongava Private Game Reserve and the famed Etosha National Park for unforgettable wildlife encounters.

Duration 7 days
Price From $3,752
When Year Round
Destination Namibia

Safari Overview

Journey through the breath-taking landscapes of Namibia from Windhoek to the Erongo Mountains exploring wildlife hotspots along the way. From cheetah tracking to spotting the magnificent elephants of Etosha National park you will have the chance to encounter and photograph some incredible wildlife, with expert guides imparting their local knowledge to enhance your experience. 

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Visiting the AfriCat Foundation.
  • Track cheetahs on foot using radio tracking devices.
  • Stay at luxurious accommodation throughout.
  • Enjoy guided walks from the stunning Erongo Wilderness Lodge.

Explore vast Namibia on your own terms, whilst staying in some luxurious and exclusive lodges.

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Windhoek

You'll be welcomed into Windhoek by our representative on the ground who will transfer you to your boutique city accommodation, The Olive Exclusive. Enjoy the sights of Namibia from the luxury of your air-conditioned vehicle as you head into Windhoek and relax at the hotel when you arrive before your real adventure begins tomorrow. Our representative will offer you information and guidance for your self-drive trip so this is the best time to ask any last minute questions you may have.

Day 2

Windhoek - Okonjima

Today you begin your journey through Namibia as you travel the three hours to Okonjima. This is an enjoyable drive and will give you a real idea of the stunning landscapes of this beautiful country. Depending on what time you arrive you may have chance to head straight out to encounter some of the carnivores at the AfriCat Foundation. The foundation works to rehabilitate big cats and educate local communities on the importance of conserving these species.

Overnight: Okonjima Plains Camp B, D

Day 3

Cheetah Tracking

While staying at Okonjima Plains Camp you have the opportunity to track cheetahs on foot with the help of radio tracking devices and your experienced guides. This unique experience allows intimate encounters with these graceful big cats and fantastic opportunities for photography. You can also enjoy game drives within the 20,000ha reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for leopards and hyenas. After your day of wildlife encounters, relax back at the camp with a cocktail in hand by the swimming pool or sitting round the campfire.

Overnight: Okonjima Plains Camp B, D

Day 4

Okonjima - Ongava Concession

This morning you’re back on the road to take the leisurely drive from Okonjima to the Ongava Concession and your luxurious lodge, Little Ongava. The journey will take around 4 hours and you will enter from the Andersson entrance of Etosha. With its own watering hole, Little Ongava is often frequented by wildlife so you will have opportunity for sightings without even leaving the camp. You can opt for game drives within the 35,000 hectare Ongava Private Game Reserve or venture into the wildlife hub that is Etosha National Park for even more sightings. Back at the lodge enjoy sumptuous cuisine and relax in your own private plunge pool overlooking the stunning scenery.

Overnight: Little Ongava B, L, D

Day 5

Ongava and Etosha

Today is at your leisure so you have the chance to make the most of your luxurious accommodation and the unique environment that surrounds it. Visit the impressive landscape of the Etosha Pan that takes up around 25% of the park, look out for wildlife and birdlife throughout the reserve of simply relax at camp.

Overnight: Little Ongava B, L, D

Day 6

Ongava - Omaruru

Say goodbye to Etosha and travel towards Erongo Wilderness Lodge at Omaruru. The lodge is set in the breath-taking boulder-strewn landscape of the Erongo Mountains and the Erongo Crater. Guided walks are available every day in the morning and afternoon or you can opt to walk the self-guided trails to take in the epic scenery and look out for some of the unique birds that call this area home. Back at the lodge, enjoy dinner under the stars then retire to the outside deck which looks over the floodlit waterhole for late night wildlife encounters.

Overnight: Erongo Wilderness Lodge B, D

Day 7

Erongo - Windhoek

It will be hard to leave this wonderful region but it is now time to head back to Windhoek and travel home. Take in the last of the Namibian scenery and collect any last minute souvenirs from the city before travelling back to the airport.

Trip Details

Dates and Prices

This safari is tailor-made to meet your specific requirements including your preferred number of days, dates of travel, standard of lodges and budget.

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