Trip reference number: 7067

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Land Of Contrasts Self-Drive

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This is an itinerary designed to introduce you to some of the most beautiful and extreme environments that Namibia has to offer. The trip can be arranged as a self drive or fully guided itinerary.

Visiting some of the country's most notable locations, the route will take you far north to the arid salt pans of Etosha National Park, deep into the remote and rugged Kunene where desert elephant battle against the harsh conditions and sustain a remarkable existence along ephemeral rivers, then along the Skeleton Coast whose shores bare witness to the unforgiving ferocity of the South Atlantic ocean, before finally arriving deep in the Namib – one of the most ancient and hauntingly beautiful desert landscapes in the world.

The itinerary is best experienced as a self drive, allowing you the freedom to manage your own routine and drive from area to area (full detailed directions will be provided), whilst making use of the expertise of local guides for in-depth guided excursions in each location. A fully guided option is also possible, as are alterations to reduce or extend the duration of the itinerary.

Suggested itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK
  2. Days 2-3: Arrive Windhoek, transfer to Okonjima
  3. Days 4-5: Ongava Private Reserve & Etosha National Park
  4. Day 6: Western Pan, Etosha National Park or Northern Damaraland
  5. Day 7: Into the Kunene & its Ephemeral Rivers
  6. Day 8: Ephemeral Rivers of Kaokoland
  7. Day 9: Ephemeral Rivers of Kaokoland
  8. Day 10: Ephemeral Rivers of Kaokoland
  9. Day 11: Swakopmund via Skeleton Coast National Park
  10. Day 13: Edge of the Namib
  11. Day 14: Heart of the Namib
  12. Day 16: Windhoek
  13. Day 17: Depart Windhoek
  14. Day 18: Arrive UK

Please note: The following additional options can easily be incorporated into the itinerary: Waterberg Plateau, Spitzkoppe, Kolmanskopp & Luderitz, trekking in the Naukluft Mountains or Fish River Canyon, 3 nights fly-in safari (Skeleton Coast private Concession),

  • Available*: Apr to Jan
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £4,745 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £3,745 pp
  • Activities available:
    • Camping
    • Culture
    • Nature drive

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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