Swakopmund Self-Drive Coastal Adrenaline Tour – 10 Days
Get ready for an action-packed self-drive adventure!
Soar above the beautiful landscapes of Sossusvlei in a hot air balloon, taking in the breathtaking views from high above. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you embark on a tandem skydiving experience in Swakopmund, defying gravity and experiencing the thrill of a lifetime. Dive into the heart of the desert with a Living Desert Tour, where you’ll uncover the hidden wonders of the sand dunes and encounter fascinating desert wildlife. And that’s not all!
Brace yourself for a trek with the magnificent Desert Elephants in Damaraland, forging a deep connection with these gentle giants. Adventure awaits at every turn, and this self-drive experience is your ticket to a journey filled with excitement and camaraderie.
You have arrived at Hosea Kutako International Airport for your Namibian Self-Drive Adventure. Your transfer shuttle will be waiting for you. Should time permit we can arrange for a Windhoek City and Township Tour. Alternatively you can spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing by the hotel pool and recovering from your flight.
DAY 2 - Sesriem, Sossusvlei
Today you will head into the Namib Desert. Sometimes written Sossus Vlei, it is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert and in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. The name “Sossusvlei” is often used in an extended meaning to refer to the surrounding area (including other neighbouring vleis such as Deadvlei and other high dunes. This is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia. You will be staying inside the park, making it very convenient to visit the Vlei at sunrise or sunset.
DAY 3 - Sesriem, Sossusvlei
Today you will rise early to meet the ground crew at the gates. Enjoy a birds-eye view from a Hot Air Balloon, out over the majestic Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world.
DAY 4 - Swakopmund
Today you are heading to the quaint and small coastal town of Swakopmund. (German for “Mouth of the Swakop”) Stopover at Solitaire, a small settlement in the Khomas Region of central Namibia near the Namib-Naukluft National Park. It currently features the only gasoline station, post office, bakery, and the only general dealer between the dunes at Sossusvlei and the coast at Walvis Bay, as well as to the capital Windhoek.
DAY 5 - Swakopmund
Make sure you fuel up before leaving, as the next fuelling station will only be in Walvis Bay. For the adrenaline junkie seeking tourist, experience a Tandem Sky Dive in Swakopmund. As a less frightening alternative we can offer seal kayaking excursions, a living desert tour, or a quad bike session outside the dune belt of Swakopmund.
DAY 6 - Twyfelfontein
Twyfelfontein, a very popular route. The camp is hidden between amazing rock formations which are scattered with Bushman Paintings and has privy to an ancient Desert Elephant route that often gets visited by these beautiful giants. Each spacious campsite has an exquisite view of the Gauntegab River bed and rock formations. The campsites have individual ablution facilities situated on stilts hidden in the treetops. The braai facilities also double up as a heater (donkey system) for hot running water at each open-air shower.
DAY 7 - Twyfelfontein
On day 2 you head out with a qualified guide in search of the elusive desert-adapted Damaraland elephants. From here you can also visit Brandberg, Situated in north-western Namibia. The Brandberg (Fire Mountain) Massif is Namibia’s highest peak, at its zenith, the Königstein (King’s Stone), standing at a whopping 2573 metres above sea level. Named for the vivid shade of orange it sometimes turns at sunset, this is undoubtedly the main highlight of the region. The Brandberg has been sacred to the San people for centuries. The Tsisab Ravine at its base is permeated with over 45 000 ancient San rock paintings, including the famous ‘White Lady’. Visitors flock here to view this unique bushman painting, said to be over 2000 years old. Other popular drawcards include its untouched natural beauty and its free-roaming wildlife such as mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, and desert elephant.
DAY 8 - Erindi Central Namibia
Camp Elephant has been exclusively designed to offer superb views of a productive waterhole from the comfort of your accommodation. Nearby viewpoints offer other superb photographic opportunities which enhance your wildlife experience.
DAY 9 - Erindi Central Namibia
On Day 9 you join a game drive with a difference. Follow a telemetry qualified guide who tracks tagged animals. The emphasis is on looking around the higher ground for the larger species. Sightings are then passed on for other game drives.
DAY 10 - Return to Windhoek
Today you will drive back to Windhoek and return the rental vehicle, to the car hire depot, about three (3) hours prior to departure flight, unless the flight leaves after 18H00, then the vehicle has to be returned at the latest, at 16H00.