Northern Explorer

14 days

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Day 1
Fly overnight to Johannesburg.
Day 2
Connect with a short onward flight to Windhoek, where you'll be greeted and driven to your hotel in the suburbs. Your 4WD hire car will be delivered this afternoon and you will be briefed on the routes and driving in Namibia. This evening you might want to sample Joe's Beerhouse or The Olive Restaurant, two very different Windhoek eateries!
Day 3
After breakfast you'll drive north to the Central Highlands for a two night stay at Okonjima.
Day 4
As the home of the Africat Foundation, there will be plenty of chance for you to get close to big cats at Okonjima and learn about conservation programmes. An after dinner visit to the night hide to watch porcupines come and feed is also a unique pleasure.
Day 5
With one memorable wildlife destination under your belt, it's time for another with the drive to eastern Etosha. Here you will stay for two nights just outside the park gate, with ample time to explore and view wildlife under your own steam.
Day 6
A full day to explore eastern Etosha – look out for lion, elephant, giraffe, cheetah and antelope, as well as some diverse birdlife and the spectacular Etosha Pan.
Day 7
Today you will drive across the southern sector of Etosha for a one night stay at a restcamp near the south gate. Just sitting by the waterhole here with a relaxing drink in hand is a fantastic game viewing experience, especially in the dry season when masses of animals come to drink.
Day 8
This morning's drive takes you south west into Damaraland to the magnificent scenery of the Grootberg area. You will stay for one night here and may want to book an excursion tracking rhino or a visit to meet the nomadic Himba people.
Day 9
The drive south through Damaraland is incredibly scenic, ending in the Twyfelfontein area where you'll stay for two nights.
Day 10
Attractions in this area include the ancient Twyfelfontein rock paintings and the chance to book a guided excursion to look for desert adapted elephant.
Day 11
Travel east today to the strewn kopjes and expansive plains of the Erongo Mountains. This is prime walking territory, and your two night stay includes guided hikes.
Day 12
Your final full day in Namibia. There is another rock art site nearby, and you may also want to book a nature drive to look for wildlife within the conservancy.
Day 13
Today's drive ends at Windhoek airport. After handing in your keys it's time for the overnight journey home, via Johannesburg.
Day 14
Arrive in the UK.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Namibia north of Windhoek contains very different landscapes and wildlife phenomena to the south. While the Namib Desert traverses the length of the country, and vast tracts of remote wilderness are a feature throughout, the towering, soft dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namibrand are nowhere to be seen. Rather this is the place to come for rugged mountains, worthy conservation projects, shimmering salt pans and Namibia’s most abundant volumes of vintage African animals.

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