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Explore Etosha National Park & Beyond

Itinerary Overview

Namibia is a great country for self-drive holidays and Etosha National Park can easily be explored in your own vehicle and at your own pace.  Beyond that this itinerary takes you to Okonjima to learn about their carnivore conservation and rehabilitation programme, a private reserve on the edge of Etosha and rugged Damaraland where you may be able to spot desert elephants.  

Itinerary

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Day 1UK Departure

UK Departure

Overnight flight from Heathrow to Johannesburg on British Airways.

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Day 2Olive Grove Guesthouse

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Morning arrival and connecting flight to Windhoek.  Collect a hire car at the airport to begin your self-drive holiday. Stay tonight at Olive Grove Guesthouse in Windhoek.

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Days 3-4Okonjima Plains Camp

Okonjima Plains Camp

This morning drive north to Okonjima Plains Camp, home of the Africat Foundation which is committed to the rehabilitation of big cats and where you can gain an insight into their conservation efforts at their information and care centre and on game drives to track radio collared leopards.  You can track collared cheetahs and wild dogs on foot.  You will stay for two nights at Okonjima Plains Camp with morning and afternoon activities included.  

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Days 5-6Onguma Tree Top Camp

Onguma Tree Top Camp

Continue north to Onguma Tree Top Camp, a private reserve on the eastern boundary of Etosha National Park for a two night stay at Onguma Tree Top Camp.  Here you have the option to explore the national park in your own vehicle or take an optional game drive either in the park itself or on Onguma’s private land.  

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Day 7Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp

This morning, enter the national park and enjoy a self-drive safari through Etosha, travelling at your own pace and stopping at the various waterholes to view game such as elephant, giraffe, zebra, springbok and with luck, lion and cheetah.  Spend the night at Okaukuejo Camp, famous for its active waterhole which is floodlit at night so your game viewing can continue after dark.  Black rhino are regular visitors to the waterhole here.

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Day 8Dolomite Camp

Dolomite Camp

Today, drive through the western part of the park, which until relatively recently was off limits to self-drive tourists, stopping enroute to spot animals on your way to Dolomite Camp which has a dramatic ridge-side setting and wonderful views.  

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Days 9-10Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp

Leaving Etosha you enter the stark and stunning scenery of Damaraland staying for two nights at the spectacularly located Damaraland Camp.  Here you will join game drives with the camp’s expert guides in search of the animals that survive in this harsh environment including desert elephants.  

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Days 11-12Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Today, stop to view the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein before continuing south towards the Erongo mountains and a two night stay at Erongo Wilderness Lodge.  Here you can stretch your legs on guided and self-guided walks and enjoy bushman rock art, birdwatching and stunning views in this tranquil location, perfect for winding down after your safari.  

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Day 13Departure

Departure

Drive to Windhoek international airport and return the hire car prior to your afternoon flight to Johannesburg and overnight flight to Heathrow on British Airways.

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Day 14UK Arrival

UK Arrival

Early morning arrival into London Heathrow

  • UK Departure
  • Olive Grove Guesthouse
  • Okonjima Plains Camp
  • Onguma Tree Top Camp
  • Okaukuejo Camp
  • Dolomite Camp
  • Damaraland Camp
  • Erongo Wilderness Lodge
  • Departure
  • UK Arrival

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