After a night in the capital city, start your adventure by driving north to the Waterberg Plateau. Take a dip in a natural spring swimming pool in the spectacular high-lying valley or join a tour onto the plateau itself. Continue your journey north to Etosha National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. In the dry season, the many waterholes act as magnets to huge congregations of game animals– and of course the predators that follow them! Head south-west into the rugged mountainous landscape of Damaraland, watching out for mountain zebra and elusive black rhino along the way.

Observe the rare families of desert-adapted elephant and visit the Petrified Forest before heading west to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Get the whole family’s adrenaline pumping on the dunes with a sand-board or quad-bike, or take a relaxing kayak or boat cruise to explore the diverse coastal wildlife. Continue your journey east into the red dunes of the Namib Desert and pay a visit to the iconic Sossusvlei and Deadvlei pans. Pause for a final evening surrounded by the majestic scenery of the Gamsberg Pass before heading back to Windhoek and your onward flight home.


  • Waterberg
  • Etosha National Park
  • Twyfelfontein
  • Damaraland
  • Swakopmund
  • Sesriem
  • Sossusvlei

Full Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1: Sunset over the city


Located in a quiet suburb of Namibia’s capital city Windhoek, Rivendell caters for guests who enjoy homely, comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price. Rivendell is for many, “the last homely house before the wilds”!

Relax around the swimming pool or lounge area, and maybe take some time to explore the shops and restaurants of the city.  Accommodation consists of five en-suite rooms, five rooms with shared bathroom facilities, and two self-catering flats.

Your hire vehicle will be delivered this afternoon. Breakfast Included

Destination: Windhoek
Accommodation: Rivendell Guest House

Day 2: Explore the Plateau

Waterberg Plateau

Waterberg Wilderness Lodge is situated in a valley at the foot of the magnificent Waterberg Plateau.  The lodge is surrounded by the national nature conservancy of Waterberg National Park which is home to a number of threatened species such as buffalo, rhino, leopard, vulture and other antelope.  It is also a haven for over 200 species of birds.

The lodge is situated on the farm Otjosongombe which extends from the foot of the Waterberg up to the plateau, therefore the lodge is the only private establishment in the Waterberg region, and can offer its guests guided hiking tours up the Waterberg Plateau. Dinner and Breakfast included.

Destination: Namibia

Day 3: High-lying valleys

Etosha National Park

This quiet and well positioned lodge offers nineteen air-conditioned thatched bungalows, one family room, a campsite, swimming pool and open restaurant. The bird life in this area is outstanding with over 300 species having been recorded.

The farm is also home to the largest breeding colony of white-backed vulture in Namibia.

Etosha in general offers excellent game viewing opportunities while simply driving.

The Park is dominated by the vast Etosha salt pan, and many water holes exist, joined by a network of well maintained gravel roads to enable visitors the best chances of seeing the many inhabitants of Namibia’s premier wildlife reserve.

Species present in the Park include lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, rhino, giraffe & zebra in addition to many antelope and bird species. Dinner & breakfast included.

Accommodation: Onguma Bush Camp

Day 4-5: Enjoy the Waterhole

Etosha National Park

Spend today making your way to Okaukuejo and the evening relaxing with a drink at one of the seats overlooking the floodlit waterhole. Watch the theatre unfold as predators and prey alike take their place in the shadows for the chance to get a refreshing drink.

Namibia Wildlife Resorts is now offering, for the first time in the 100 year history of the park, guided day & night drives from the three rest camps.

These drives, and especially the night excursions, provide visitors with an opportunity to experience an entirely different side of Etosha’s wildlife treasures. All guided drives are conducted in specially modified land-rovers and the experienced guides will help you discover the wonders of nature, both large & small. Breakfast included.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo Resort

Day 6-7: Iconic landscapes


Continue your journey this morning, driving towards Damaraland via Outjo & Khorixas.

You may like to take a look at the Petrified Forest on your way, a bizarre collection of largely intact gymnosperm trees that have been preserved and transformed into stone by ongoing anaerobic conditions.
Relax and unwind at Camp Kipwe – the mountain views from here are breathtaking as are the stunning sunsets. There is also a swimming pool and a laundry service.

Accommodation is in 8 igloo-shaped double bungalows, allowing a maximum of 16 guests at a time, emphasizing the peace and quiet of the camp. Outside each bungalow is an en-suite bathroom with a shower, as well as a private veranda, overlooking the surrounding plains. They all have an in-room safe.

Optional activities include elephant nature drives lasting 3-6 hours, starting in the morning. These guided trips include exploring the surrounding area in a 4×4 vehicle, in search of Namibia’s remaining 600 desert dwelling elephant. Dinner & breakfast included.

Destination: Damaraland, Namibia
Accommodation: Camp Kipwe

Day 8-10: Coastal scenery and dunes


Drive onwards to the coast this morning. If time allows, you may like to make a detour to Cape Cross fur seal colony where as many as 100,000 individuals may be seen during breeding season.

Swakopmund itself is a fascinating and intriguing resort town, complete with German half wooden architecture, monuments, historic buildings, well maintained gardens and palm lined avenues, coffee bars and great seafood restaurants.

Sandfields Guesthouse is a small, up market establishment with 5 double/twin rooms, all with en suite bathrooms. Two of the rooms can also accommodate 3 adults in triple rooms and are ideal for families. Children of all ages are welcome. Sandfields is only 2 blocks from the sea and a 5 minute drive from town centre.

On day 9 you will enjoy a morning boat cruise from Walvis Bay. This trip takes around 4 hours and will introduce you to the fauna of Namibia’s coast, including many water bids (flamingos, pelican & cormorants included), playful Cape fur seals & hopefully dolphins.

Before heading back to the jetty you will enjoy fresh oysters, snacks and sparkling wine.

On day 10 you will enjoy an inclusive half day Living Desert tour to explore the dunes just outside Swakopmund in search of the many tiny creatures that make this area their home. Here you may find fascinating chameleons, skinks, snakes, lizards, beetles and spiders! Breakfast included.

Destination: Swakopmund
Accommodation: Sandfields Guesthouse

Day 11-12: Sandy Desert


Set off this morning for the dunes of the Namib Desert, near to Sesriem and Sossusvlei. The lodge is surrounded by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with views of the distant dunes in the west.

On the morning of day 12 you can wake early and drive into the National Park area of Sesriem and onwards towards Sossusvlei, around 70km from the Park entrance. The entrance opens at sunrise and this is the best time of day to see the dunes.

The desert can be extremely hot in the middle of the day, so please remember plenty of water, a hat and good walking shoes! Enjoy the amazing scenery of the desert, and maybe take a short walk to Deadvlei, a bizarre collection of ancient camelthorn trees, or climb the nearby dunes. Return to Sesriem and perhaps take a look at Sesriem Canyon before returning to the lodge. Dinner and Breakfast Included.


Day 13: Desert vistas

Gamsberg Pass

Corona is situated just off the C26, on the D1438 halfway between Windhoek and Walvis Bay. Surrounded by a mountain range, Corona is positioned right in the centre of a plateau at the foot of the imposing “Gamsberg”, at 2347 metres being one of the highest mountains in Namibia.

Corona offers its guests pleasant accommodation in 4 deluxe family-sized suites as well as 6 well-appointed double rooms and 4 luxury safari tents, each having a private and individually decorated bathroom.

The lodge offers verandas, cool lounges, a small bar plus separate television lounge, reading corner, and the refreshing pool where visitors can devote themselves to sunbathing or lounging in the shade beneath ancient jacaranda trees. Activities include an optional sundowner nature drive.

Destination: Namibia
Accommodation: Corona Guest Farm

Day 14: Flying on!

Fly out of Windhoek

Return to Windhoek today, a drive of approximately 3.5 hours, in time to connect with your onward flight

Destination: Namibia, Windhoek


  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • Self-drive family friendly accommodated safari inclusive of zero excess 4×4 air-conditioned Hilux, accommodation in 3 star lodges, chalets or guest houses on the meal basis stated, route map & 24 hour support.
  • The price is per ADULT sharing, and the itinerary is based on a family of four, with two children under 12 years travelling together.