DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN WINDHOEK – FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The Land Rover team and a local guide will meet you at the airport on your arrival into Windhoek early afternoon. You’ll be transferred by shuttle bus to where you’ll have your first briefing and can familiarise yourselves with the vehicles. Everyone will have the opportunity to get acquainted with their Land Rover and get used to driving on the left hand side of the road.
We’ll then drive north to our first lodge in the direction of Etosha.
DAY 2 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
We leave the lodge to explore Namibia’s animal wildlife, our destination is Etosha National Park one of the greatest game reserves in the world. Dense bush land and wide open plains with large zebra and antelope herds await us on the journey. After lunch, we have our first safari drive in Etosha National Park. In the evening, we sit very close to one of the few waterholes and watch numerous wild game emerging from the darkness.
DAY 3 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
We continue our journey through Etosha National Park. In the western part of the park, several rare species have established a nursery to raise their young. The wildlife has developed without human interference and endangered species such as the black rhino and black-faced impala have established themselves in the area. We spend the night in a resort in the western part.
DAY 4 KAMDESHA ROUTE AND DESERT DUST
This day we leave the park. After passing the Galton Gate we follow the Kamdesha route, which is renowned for its extremely dusty roads. Passing the Kamdesha Veterinary control point we’ll be heading through the plains of the Mopane savannah. In the afternoon, we reach our accommodation for the night and a relaxing dinner is served on the banks of the Hoanib River in the unique Khowarib Canyon.
DAY 5 PALMWAG NATURE RESERVE
We continue our journey through the Palmwag concession area. Here we’ll get another convincing demonstration of the unparalleled off-road mobility of our Land Rovers. The route leads us through Namibia’s open spectacular plains. We’ll spend the night in a traditional lodge with its fabulous sunsets over the Etendeka Mountains and the red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein.
DAY 6 SWAKOPMUND
We head to Swakopmund. We will drive through the beautiful and bizarre mountain landscape with a good chance of spotting mountain zebras and other wild animals. Afterwards the landscape changes. The rough coast welcomes us with long beaches. The town of Swakopmund is located between gigantic dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. Its typical buildings from the German Colonial Era shape the cityscape.
DAY 7 BACK TO CIVILIZATION
Your last day behind the wheel and time for some exhilarating dune driving in the Namib-Naukluft Park desert. In the evening, at our hotel in Windhoek, we come together for a farewell party and to share stories and highlights of our time spent in Namibia
DAY 8 WINDHOEK Experience the thriving capital, Windhoek, on the final day of the trip. While strolling through the capital of Namibia you can experience the flair of the colonial era “German Southwest”. Depending on your flight time, you’ll have the morning to relax and enjoy the nature around this wonderful place. And possibly get a little shopping done too. The Land Rover team will transfer you to the airport.
Optional extra: One additional night in Windhoek (depending on flight times)