SELF DRIVE TOUR

Duration: 5 days  
Min. nr. of persons: 2
Price: 800 EUR per person

Day 1

You will receive your rented  4x4 at the hotel. 
Self drive to Onguma Game Bush Camp – approx. 520km
Lunch Enroute – own account
Arrival & Check in at Onguma Bush Camp

Onguma Bush Camp is ideal for those who would like to have a base from which they can explore Etosha National Park. The Onguma reserve covers an area of 20 000ha and incorporates ecological substrata such as savannah, bushveld, omuramba and dry pan. Onguma Reserve boasts over thirty different animal species. Plains game roam freely, and predators, although not easy to spot, are nevertheless common residents of the area.
 
Afternoon at leisure
Take part in one of the lodge activities – own account
Dinner will be served at the lodge
Overnight at Onguma Bush Camp - DBB
 

Day 2

Leisurely breakfast at the camp
Depart on a self drive excursion through the Etosha National park to the Okaukeujo Camp – approx. 150km

Namibia's Etosha National Park is a huge saltpan surrounded by flat bushland. The water holes, scattered throughout this area, are the basis of life for countless game. Be it lion, elephant, giraffe or zebra, almost all African animal species are represented in the huge nature reserve, approx. 22,000 square kilometers in size. There are an estimated number of 300 lions, 300 rhinos, 2000 giraffes and 1500 elephants in the park. Particularly numerous are the dainty springbok, of which at least 30,000 specimen can be found here. Often, they can be observed in enormous herds of several hundred animals. The Etosha National Park has a good infrastructure - well-maintained gravel roads lead to the waterholes, where game viewing is at its best. In the three rest camps Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni, hotels, chalets and camping sites are available as well as restaurants, stores and swimming pools.  The main entrance to the park is called the "Andersson Gate" at Okaukuejo in the south, where the park administration is also situated. The "Von Lindequist Gate" lies in the east near Namutoni. A new gate, the "Nehale lya Mpingana Gate" (King Nehale Gate) was opened at the beginning of 2003 in the north-east.
Lunch Enroute – own account
Arrival & Check in at Okaukeujo Camp

Okaukuejo is famous for its flood-lit waterhole where visitors can observe the spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting.   Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities.
Dinner at the camp – own account
Overnight at Okaukuejo Camp - BB
 

Day 3

Leisurely breakfast at the camp
Depart on a self drive excursion to the Opuwo Country Lodge – approx 450km
Lunch Enroute – own account
Arrival & Check in at the Opuwo Country Lodge

Opuwo Country Lodge is situated on a hilltop northwest of Opuwo overlooking valleys and mountains with magnificent sunsets and
360 views. This is the ideal base from which to explore the culture, tradition and rich lifestyle of the Ovahimba people.  It is also within easy reach of Kaoko Otavi, Epupa Falls and Kunene.  Excursions can be arranged as an optional extra for the expense of the participants.
Rest of the afternoon at leisure
Take part in one of the lodge activities – own account
Dinner at the lodge – own account
Overnight at the Opuwo Country Lodge - BB
 

Day 4

Breakfast at the lodge
Depart on a guided Himba Excursion – approx 3 hours

Kaokoland is home to some 6000 Himba. These friendly people are closely related to the Herero and speak the same language. The Himba are herdsmen, breeding mainly cattle and goats while leading a semi-nomadic life. They migrate with their herds to the different waterholes from season to season.  For the Himba, clothes, hair and jewellery hold a special meaning and form an important part of their tradition and culture. The proud Himba women spend many hours on beauty care and grooming every day. They cream their whole body with a mixture of rancid butterfat and ochre, scented with the aromatic resin of the Omuzumba shrub. The cream lends the body an intense reddish glow, which reflects the Himba ideal of beauty. 
After the excursion, self drive to the Ombinda Country Lodge – approx. 400km
Lunch Enroute – own account
Arrival at the Ombinda Country Lodge

Ombinda Country Lodge is an ideal stopover before heading towards the famous Etosha National Park, Vingerklip, the Petrified Forest and Twyfelfontein.  After relaxing around the pool bar with a Sundowner, guests can enjoy dinner served in the thatched lapa.  Camping facilities on grass, equipped with electrical power points are available. 
Dinner at the lodge – own account
Overnight at the Ombinda Country Lodge - BB
 

Day 5

Leisurely breakfast at the lodge
Self drive back to Windhoek – 320km
Arrival in Windhoek
Lunch – own account
Self drive to the Windhoek international Airport – approx 40km
Arrival & check in for your international flight
Fly out


Package price
5 days, 800 EUR per person