Self Drive Safaris - 9 days Namibian South

Are you an adventure lover and keen of exploring Namibia with your own self-drive vehicle? 9 days Namibian South is designed by African Extravaganza for you to start your adventure by covering South of Namibia, starting from Windhoek to Kalahari, following an unforgettable destination, the world owned heritage "Fish River Canyon". Your next destination will be Luderitz an old town where you will have an opportunity to get to know german heritage of Namibia. Your journey will end in Namib Desert at Namib Naukluft Lodge where you will be stunned by beautiful landscapes and vibrant wildlife.


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Self - drive – Itinerary for 9 days Namibian South

Namibia’s South: 9 days / 8 nights

Self - drive – Itinerary
Namibia’s South: 9 days / 8 nights
Starting Point: Windhoek
Ending Point: Windhoek or Swakopmund

Day 1: Windhoek. Depart from Windhoek in southern direction to Mariental. The Intu
Africa Zebra Lodge is located at the border of the Kalahari Desert. Dinner, bed and breakfast
at the Intu Africa Zebra Lodge.

Day 2: Kalahari. After breakfast your journey continues southwards. Visit the Quivertree
forest just before you reach Keetmanshoop and drive on to the Fish River Canyon. Enjoy the
sightseeing points along the canyon, which is the third largest in the world. Overnight on a
dinner, bed and breakfast basis at the Canon Lodge.

Day 3: Fish River Canyon. The whole day is at leisure to enjoy the scenery, go for walks
or join a nature drive (optional – at extra cost). Learn about the vegetation in this arid area
and overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at the Canon Lodge.

Day 4: Fish River Canyon. Carry on to the West and stop en-route in the Namib Desert to
see the Namib Feral Horses at one of their waterholes. These are reputedly the wild horses of
the Namib. When you arrive at Lüderitz, you might still feel the nostalgic atmosphere.
However, tourism is giving this former bustling town a new rise. Overnight on a bed and
breakfast basis at the Nest Hotel.

Day 5: Lüderitz. You have the whole day to explore the various bays around Lüderitz. A
visit to the Felsenkirche, which is standing on top the hill above the city is also
recommended. If you wish to do an excursion to Bogenfels, please note, that this excursion
leads into the diamond area and needs a permit (min 6 weeks). Lüderitz is also well known
for its lobster – enjoy your dinner (optional – at extra cost)! Overnight on a bed and
breakfast basis at the Nest Hotel.

Day 6: Lüderitz. Depart inland. Just after Lüderitz you will find the ‘Ghosttown’
Kolmanskop. Participate in a tour, which will transfer you into gone-bye times. Drive through
the Namib Desert to Helmeringhausen and stay tonight at a typical Namibian sheep farm.
Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Dabis Guest Farm.

Day 7: Helmeringhausen. Continue along the NamibRand Park to the beautifully set Namib
Naukluft Lodge. Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Namib Naukluft Lodge.

Day 8: Namib Naukluft Lodge. An early morning rise will be rewarded by the sight of the
spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei on your excursion. Make the effort and climb one of the
dunes and you may be overwhelmed by the sight of the dynamic and living desert. A full
breakfast will be served at Sossusvlei. Visit the Sesriem Canyon before returning to the Lodge
for your lunch. (You may do this excursion on your own or as a guided tour in a 4x4 vehicle –
not included in price). During the late afternoon a sundowner-drive to the natural marble
mountains on the 25,000 ha private nature reserve is offered (optional – not included).
Overnight with dinner, bed and breakfast at Namib Naukluft Lodge.

Day 9: Namib Naukluft Lodge. Return to Windhoek via the steep Spreetshoogte Pass or
the Remhoogte Pass. Driving time to Windhoek is approximately 3 hours.

End of Safari


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