This self-drive guided adventure takes you through 3 specific regions giving 3 unique experiences in three different countries. You’ll stay in the finest camps and lodges traveling in your very own individual and private luxury safari vehicle. The journey takes you to the Kalahari Experience, the world renowned Kglagadi Transfrontier Park home of the magnificent black-maned Kalahari lions and elegant Gemsbok with rapier horns. On to the Canyon Experience, the 500 million year old Fish River Canyon emerged as the second largest in the world. From there the Namib Experience in the World’s oldest desert in the Namib – Naukluft Park with extraordinary landscapes of spiritual proportions.

Highlights

  • Self drive in well equipped 4×4 vehicles through the Kalahari desert.
  • Search for the black-maned Kalahari desert lion.
  • Seek out desert-adapted wildlife on guided game drives
  • Experience the second largest canyon in the world. (Fish river canyon.)
  • This trip culminates with flight over the same route that you have just traveled giving a really unique dimension to your adventure.

Full Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1

Namibia’s adventure gateway…

Arrive at Windhoek International Airport where you will be met by your guide team and transferred to your hotel resort to freshen up and stretch your legs. Your luxury safari vehicles will be presented and handed over for a short shopping experience for personal provisions. An early evening welcome dinner and restful sleep set the tone for wonderful experiences and camaraderie.

Destination: Namibia, Windhoek

Day 2

Kalahari dreaming…

A full breakfast will energise you for a leisurely drive into the earthly and colourful Kalahari making friends with your new trusty steed, the Safari Vehicle. Rendezvous with nature and picnic, taking in the atmosphere and liberating effect of Namibia. Overnight at a Kalahari farmhouse with its lush secret garden.

Day 3

One of Southern Africa’s gems…

You head out to the Namibia/South Africa border and cross into the Kgalagardi Transfrontier Park a vast wildlife preserve in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana and South Africa, bordering Namibia to the west. It’s characterized by red dunes and dry rivers. Wildlife includes migrating herds of wildebeest and springbok, plus predators like raptors and black-maned Kalahari lions. Overnight under the stars in your Safari vehicle listening to the night sounds of Africa.

Day 4

Get in touch…

An early morning walk will connect you with the Kalahari, they say, once Kalahari sand gets into your shoes, you’ll be drawn back again and again. After a hearty breakfast spend a few hours discovering the surrounding area returning to spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight under the stars.

Day 5

A big game drive…

The day is spent exploring the Kgalagardi as we head North East towards Botswana and the next overnight safari camp. On the way we’ll have a picnic on the great Nossob River (dry mostly) that forms the unfenced border between South Africa and Botswana It’s always different, unpredictable, and extraordinary. Overnight under the stars.

Day 6

The Gemsbok swagger…

The Nossob region is renowned for the regal Gemsbok and herds of Springbok which are often shadowed by Cheetah the fastest animal on earth. Spend the day mingling with the inhabitants of the Nossob being introduced to wild life that is so unique and fascinating. Overnight in a lodge for some well-earned rejuvenation.

Day 7

Tranquil nothingness…

An early start as we head southwards along the meandering Nossob, discovering evidence of nocturnal wild life activity. Say a fond farewell to the Kalahari and have a travel day of personal solitude and reflection. Overnight on an enormous pan seeing the curvature of the earth and hearing only your heartbeat!

Day 8

Quirky destination…

We surreptitiously drift back into Namibia due west ahead the sun, looking for a different energy and adventure… what do we find? It’s from the other day and yet only 100 years old, a playful collection of motoring memorabilia that you’ll ever see, never mind in your dining room. Overnight in a comfortable lodge after a fun dinner.

Day 9

Back in time… 500 million years!

The Fish River Canyon is considered to be the second-largest canyon in the world, At 161 kilometres, 27 kilometres wide and 550 metres (1700 feet) deep, its second in size to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. Overnight under the stars in a God made horse-shoe canyon from the twilight zone – brings credence to the extraordinary land that is Namibia.

Day 10

Man’s ingenuity & greed versus Mother Nature…

The “Twilight Canyon” is our base as we explore Luderitz, to find the iconic ghost diamond mining town of Kolmanskop, where houses abandoned in 1920 are still fighting the desert onslaught 100 years later. Marvel at the ingenuity of the time as Mother Nature humbles… a photographers rewarding stage prop. Overnight “Twilight Canyon”

Day 11

Spiritual vistas…

We sadly depart exploration home base in the “Twilight Canyon” and head out North on “Route Vista Central” – arguably one of the most scenic drives in the world. Our destination the Sesriem area, to be introduced to special gems like Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon. Overnight Sesriem in private mobile safari camp.

Day 12

Big Daddy and 900 year old trees…

Leave camp before sunrise and head out to capture a surreal sunrise in Deadvlei located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei. It’s such a foreign-looking place that it’s difficult to describe the enormity and beauty of it, surrounded by some of the largest sand dunes in the world. After a picnic brunch we travel to nearby lodge spending the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 13

Visiting Swakopmund

We take a leisurely drive towards the Atlantic Ocean and the quaint town of Swakopmund established when the fledgling German protectorate was looking for a harbour. The strong German influence can still be seen in the centre of town with its old German architecture and a small part of its population is still German-speaking today. Overnight in a lodge

Day 14

A bird’s eye view…

An early start as we meet at Swakopmund airport from where we take a scenic flight which will cover most of your two week journey, giving you a completely different perspective and understanding of your great adventure. Overnight in a lodge

Day 15

To the moon…

Just when one can’t imagine another fascinating landscape Namibia just keeps delivering as we travel through a moonscape en-route to our final destination Windhoek, where you will have ample time to prepare for departure the following day. Overnight in a hotel resort with farewell dinner and prize giving.

Day 16

You may leave Namibia but Namibia will not leave you…

After one last breakfast and an opportunity to say fond farewell you will be transferred to Windhoek International and wish you a safe journey.

Included

  • All accommodation
  • A personal and private fully equipped self-drive luxury Safari Vehicle – Avis Safari Rental is the preferred partner which includes;
    • Full bedding
    • Crockery and cutlery
    • Fridge and freezer
    • Showers with hot and cold water
    • Table and chairs
    • Solar Power
  • All breakfast and dinners (dinners at most lodges include local beverages, beers and wines)
  • All activities including scenic flights, tours, walks, game drives etc. as per the final itinerary
  • Airport transfers – Cape Town, Windhoek and Maun
  • Two member guide team in a support vehicle
    • Providing breakfast and dinners at non lodge and accommodation
  • All Namibian and Botswana park fees

Excluded

  • Lunches and beverages between breakfast and dinner – Safari Vehicles can carry picnic provisions and beverages
  • Beverages unless provided by a lodge
  • Fuel, oil and road tolls
  • International flights and visas
  • Border fees and taxes
  • Personal insurance including medical and evacuation, personal belongings, baggage, cancellation and curtailment
  • Tips, curios, optional (non-scheduled) excursions and activities
  • Increases in Park Fees and Taxes