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    30 Day Two Country Self Drive Family Venture

    Namibia - Botswana
    30 Day Self Drive Family Venture

    Self Drive Family Venture Itinerary

    Day 1

    URBAN CAMP | WINDHOEK

    Urban Camp is a centrally located comfortable camping ground situated in the heart of Windhoek. It is the perfect get away with all the convenience of being in town. Big shady trees, Wi-Fi internet, nice bathrooms and a sparkling pool – will get you WINDHOOKED. It is a mere 5 min walk to the legendary Joe’s Beerhouse or a good Portuguese restaurant. For added convenience, you will find a small shopping centre with a bank, ATM, post office, supermarket, pharmacy, 24 hr fuel station, car wash, butchery, café etc. – all just around the corner. And if you really are in a sightseeing mood – its easy from our grounds, as it is just a stone-throw away from the city centre and most attractions.

    Board: Self-Catering

    Day 2

    BAGATELLE KALAHARI GAME RANCH | MARIENTAL

    The lodge lies on the edge of the Southern Kalahari in the mixed tree and shrub Savannah. The ranch is characterized by huge red sands dunes running parallel, and in a northern-westerly to south-easterly direction. This ‘Spirit of Africa’ atmosphere, coupled with service, delivered with graciousness and charm, in an unashamedly luxurious setting, will be the hallmarks of this establishment, providing excellent value and unforgettable memories for the discerning traveller.

    Basis: Self  Catering

    Day 3 – 5

    SESRIEM CAMPSITE | SESRIEM

    At the entry to Sossusvlei is Sesriem Canyon, At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down to 30 to 40 m, are pools that become replenished after good rains. Located perfectly at the entry to Sossusvlei inside the park gate is Sesriem Camping, right beside the gate into the desert and just a short drive from Sesriem Canyon where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length. It is perfect for campers who want to experience the beauty of the Namib Desert with the sun setting over the Elim dune then the stars emerging until they fill the sky above you and the clicking of the desert barking Geckos and distant howl of the Jackal. Sit by the fire and imagine what you will.

    Basis: Self Catering

    Day 5 – 7

    HOTEL PENSION A LA MER | SWAKOPMUND

    Ideally situated in the heart of the old town in Swakopmund, Hotel Pension A La Mer is a short walk away from the sandy shores of the beach and the historic jetty. The hotel boasts 46 en-suite bdrooms, all of which are charming in design and range from a standard room to an executive luxury room. All rooms feature breathtaking views and are equipt with Wi-Fi, cable TV, an electric kettle. Guests can look forward to starting their day with a scrumptious breakfast. Activities surrounding the hotel include boat and harbour tours, scenic flights, township tours, fishing and hot hair balloon rides.

    Basis: Self Catering

    Day 7

    BRANDBERG WHITE LADY CAMPING | BRANDBERG

    Located amidst tranquil surroundings, Brandberg White Lady Camping offers guests a lovely camping experience in Brandberg, Namibia. The establishment features campsites which come equipped with barbeque facilities and water taps. Shared bathrooms with hot and cold water are available. Guests can either cook meals using the barbeque facilities or dine at the nearby lodge restaurant. Other lodge facilities available to campers include a bar and a swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy a variety of guided drives and hiking trails.

    Basis: Self Catering

    Day 8

    MADISA CAMPSITE | TWYFELFONTEIN

    Madisa offers 9 private camp sites all with their own ablution facilities. These sites are spacious and are situated on the river bed with a low stone wall around . Each site has a braai area which doubles up as a donkey geyser for hot water. It’s a lovely atmosphere to kick back relax around a fire and listen to the nocturnal sounds of the bush. Madisa is also a fantastic place for star gazing, the nights are brilliantly clear. Each site has lights which are powered by generator (hopefully soon by Solar Power).

    Basis: Self Catering

    Day 9

    OKAUKUEJO CAMPSITE | ETOSHA SOUTH

    Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, Anderson Gate. Okaukuejo is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha and it also functions as the administrative centre of the park. Okaukuejo is also home to the Etosha Ecological Institute. It is situated at the western end of the Etosha Pan. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camp sites. The main attraction of this camp is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole which is floodlit at night. Here a wide diversity of wildlife congregate and interact from lion to rhino to elephant and antelope. The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The activity continues throughout the day until late at night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhino, elephant and lion all drinking at the same time.

    Basis: Self Catering

    Day 10

    NAMUTONI CAMP | ETOSHA EAST

    Located in the eastern part of Etosha National Park, Namutoni Camp is built into an old German fort and features an elevated view of the King Nehale Waterhole. The camp is in close proximity to Fisher’s Pan, making it a hotspot for birders. Fort Namutoni was declared a national monument in 1950 and was opened to tourism in 1957. The camp features spacious and comfortable chalets with en-suite bathrooms. There are 2 restaurants at the camp, African Fusion and The Steakhouse. Other camp facilities include a bar, a shop, a petrol station, and a swimming pool.

    Basis: Self Catering

    Day 11 – 13

    MOUNT ETJO SAFARI CAMPSITES | OTJIWARONGO

    Located in the Waterberg Region in Namibia, Mount Etjo Safari Campsites offers guests a camping experience in tranquil surroundings. The establishment features lovely secluded campsites overlooking a waterhole. Each site comes equipped with a fireplace, electricity, dish-washing basin, a camping table, complimentary firewood, and a private toilet and shower. Guests can dine at the nearby lodge restaurant or cook meals using the barbecue facilities. Other facilities include a swimming pool and a bar. Activities include lion and cheetah feeding, game drives, rhino tracking, birdwatching, and more.

    Basis: Self Catering

    30 Day Self Drive Family Venture
    Day 13

    URBAN CAMP | WINDHOEK

    For added convenience, you will find a small shopping centre with a bank, ATM, post office, supermarket, pharmacy, 24 hr fuel station, car wash, butchery, café etc. – all just around the corner. And if you really are in a sightseeing mood – its easy from our grounds, as it is just a stone-throw away from the city centre and most attractions.

    Basis: Self Catering

    30 Day Self Drive Family Venture
    Day 14

    UAKII ECO GUESTHOUSE | GOBABIS

    Uakii Eco-Guesthouse an intimate 5 bedroom guesthouse situated in one of Gobabis’ best outskirts in a quiet area next to the Gobabis Golf Grounds. Uakii Eco-Guesthouse is only a 5-10 minute walk to the town centre of Gobabis. Here you will find all the amenities such as shops, restaurants, garages, fuel stations, ATM’s, banking facilities, hospitals, private doctors and laundry services. Indulge in the contemporary flair and stylish surroundings around Gobabis. We are the best stop over accommodation for travellers from/to Windhoek, Swakopmund, Botswana, Victoria Falls and South Africa.

    Basis: Self Catering

    Day 15

    THAKADU BUSH CAMP | GHANZI

    Thakadu Camp is a safari lodge situated just South of Ghanzi, overlooking a calcrete pan and floodlit waterhole of extraordinary beauty, surrounded by ancient leadwood trees and frequented by large numbers of indigenous wildlife, including a wonderful variety of both resident and migrant birds. Thakadu (which means ‘Aardvark’or ‘Anteater’ in the local language of Botswana) offers accommodation, activities, and a well stocked bar and restaurant. The on-site curio shop stocks a range of crafts. The camp’s facilities include wireless internet available 24 hours, as well as credit card facilities.

    Basis: Self Catering

    Day 16

    ISLAND SAFARI CAMPING | MAUN

    Set in tranquil surroundings and overlooking the Thamalakane River, Island Safari Camping offers guests a lovely camping experience located in Maun, Botswana. The establishment features ten shady, spacious campsites equipped with barbecue facilities, power points and lights. Shared ablution facilities are available. Guests can dine at the nearby lodge restaurant or cook meals using the barbecue facilities. Other amenities include a bar and a swimming pool. Activities guests can enjoy include game viewing safaris, bush walks, birdwatching, boat cruises and canoeing.

    Basis: Self Catering

    30 Day Self Drive Family Venture
    Day 17 – 20

    ISLAND SAFARI LODGE | MAUN

    Island Safari Lodge is set on a 300 acre private island reserve, and is just 10 km away from Maun Airport. It is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River under a canopy of beautifully lush and green Okavango trees. The lodge overlooks a floodplain of fields and water that are frequented by an abundance of birdlife and the occasional Hippo. The lodge offers a tranquil bush setting that is complimented by the river view, a pool and the iconic tranquil call of the African Fish Eagle. The accommodation is comfortable and set in the lodge gardens. The lodge comprises of 12 Chalets, 6 Heritage Rooms and 6 Heritage Family Rooms all with en suite showers, DSTV and air conditioning.The lodge has a main bar and restaurant area with seating indoors or out in the gardens. You are able to choose from a la carte menu for lunches and dinners accompanied by our wine list. It is an ideal place to relax alongside flowing waters, or beside one of the swimming pools, using the free WI-FI services and ordering refreshments from the restaurant. For those active bush loving visitors who are interested in adventure, there are many recreational excursions and opportunities available.

    Basis: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

    Last Day B&B

    Day 20

    PLANET BAOBAB | GWETA

    Situated close to the village of Gweta, 290 km from Francistown and 200 km from Maun, this family friendly camp accepts children of all ages. Planet Baobab combines style with comfort while remaining true to its African inspiration. Accommodation provides different options at all price levels. Traditionally styled, beautifully painted Kalanga Huts with en-suite bathrooms or the shady campsite are a couple of accommodation options available. The Africantastic ‘shebeen’ style central mess features a tasty bar menu, and when it heats up, cool off in the biggest coolest pool in the Kalahari. Activities on offer all year round include: guided bush walks; traditional cattle post and village visits; incredibly friendly habituated meerkats; expeditions to Nxai Pan.

    Basis: Self Catering

    30 Day Self Drive Family Venture
    Day 21

    NATA LODGE CAMPSITE | NATA

    The campsite surroundings offer peace and tranquillity with the backdrop being that of the Botswana night sky. The lodge’s campsite can accommodate 150 pax, and the ablution areas are stylish with semi-open showers offering hot and cold water for that true African feeling. The campsite has central electrical power banks for those requiring electricity. The power socket is standard RSA 3 pin round plug 240v.

    Basis: Self Catering

    Day 22

    ELEPHANT SANDS LODGE | NATA

    Elephant Sands is a bush lodge & campsite in the north-eastern part of Botswana. Come and enjoy viewing the elephants at our natural waterhole right in front of the lodge. Watch these impressive creatures whilst they drink at only a couple of meters away from you, a unique experience! There is plenty of other wildlife around as well on our unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy. The lack of fences allows all animals to roam freely. We are ideally located in the centre of Botswana’s highlights, such as: the Makgadikgadi pans, the Okavango delta and Chobe National Park. Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park are on our doorstep so to speak.

    Basis: Dinner, B&B

    Day 23 – 25

    WILDTRACK SAFARIS ECO LODGE | CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

    Wildtrack Safaris Eco Lodge borders the Hwange National Park and is situated near the village of Pandamatenga and the Kazuma National Park. Botswana’s beautiful Chobe region is only an hour from the lodge, making it possible to explore the Chobe National Park and River. The lodge lives up to its name; it is our aim to minimise our impact on the environment. The entire lodge is solar-powered; all hot water is supplied by solar geysers, waste is recycled and effluent treated and returned to the environment safe and clean. Wildtrack Safaris Eco Lodge is a private and exclusive lodge comprising of eleven thatched luxury suites – one of which is both wheelchair friendly and family oriented. Each suite is uniquely styled and themed to reflect Africa’s rich and diverse cultures, with extra-length King size beds appointed in crisp, white linen. The en-suite bathrooms with natural stone baths open out to private outdoor rain showers with panoramic views, allowing guests to experience the true spirit of Africa. Take time to relax on the lush tree-filled lawns, or cool off in our sparkling swimming pool – while sipping on a sundowner as the sun sets ablaze with colours. After a sumptuous, gourmet dinner, unwind at the boma overlooking a lit waterhole – or simply lie back whilst taking in the splendour of the Milky Way’s stars, as the exhilarating sounds of the African bush comes alive.

    Basis: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

    30 Day Self Drive Family Venture
    Day 25- 28

    CHOBE FOREST CAMP | CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

    Nestled in the heart of the Kalahari – Kavango Trandsoventier Conservations Area, Chobe Forest Camp provides an exclusive wilderness bush camp experience. While staying at the camp, guests can partake in game drives or reside in the hide and admire the wildlife. The camp consists of nine private campsotes and three luxury tents, surrounded by raw nature. The three luxury tents are situated on raised wooden decks overlooking a pan and permanent water source and house a private bathroom and lounge area. The camp boasts a communal swimming pool, solar power and a shared ablution block.

    Basis: Self Catering

    30 Day Self Drive Family Venture
    Day 28- 30

    CHOBE SAFARI LODGE | KASANE

    Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on the doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi. The close proximity to Victoria Falls International Airport, Livingstone International Airport and Kasane International Airport makes it easily accessible, with daily road transfers or charter flights connecting all these airports with Chobe Safari Lodge. The lodge has been recently renovated; matching a magical lodge experience to the spectacular game viewing.

    Basis: Half Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Activities

    Included:

    Total Package Price for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years:

    Starting from GBP 11, 900.00

    Includes:

    Road Transfers:

    • Windhoek Airport to Urban Camp 

    Vehicle Rental:

    • Toyota Double Cab Fully Equipped Camping 2x Rooftop Tents (D2 Fully Equipped Camping 4 persons)
    • Pick up in Nambia
    • Drop off in Botswana 
    • Tyre & Windscreen Insurance Included
    • Super Cover Zero Excess Insurance Included
    • Free Windhoek Delivery
    • Unlimited mileage
    • Double fuel tanks
    • Duel battery system to support the fridge
    • Tyre Gauge
    • 2 x Spare tyres
    • Satellite Tracking
    • All have lockable canopies (Some fibre Glass & Some Aluminium)
    • All have recovery kits
    • All have maps about Namibia
    • All have “how to change a tyre instructions and also how to open and close the rooftop tents” pamphlets
    • All have USB/Bluetooth radio/CD
    • All have VERY good tyres
    • No cross border fees
    • One way fee included 

    Accommodation:

    1 night at Urban Camp

    • Accommodation only in 1 x Tented Chalet​​​​​​

    1 night at Bagatelle Khalari Game Ranch Campsite 

    • Accommodation only in 1 x Campsite

    2 nights at Sesriem Campsite 

    • Accommodation only in 1 x Campsite

    2 nights at Hotel Pension A La Mer 

    • Accommodation in 1 x Standard Family Room
    • Daily breakfast

    1 night at Brandberg White Lady Camping 

    • Accommodation only in 1 x Campsite

    1 night at Madisa Campsite

    • Accommodation only 1 x Campsite

    1 night at Okaukuejo Campsite 

    • Accommodation only 1 x Campsite

    1 night at Namutoni Campsite 

    • Accommodation only 1 x Campsite

    2 nights at Mount Etjo Safari Campsites 

    • Accommodation only 1 x Campsite

    1 night at Urban Camp

    •  Accommodation only 1 x Tented Chalet

    1 night at Uakii Wilderness Camp

    • Accommodation only 1 x Campsite

    1 night at Thakadu Bush Camp

    • Accommodation only 1 x Campsite

    1 night at Island Safari Camping 

    • Accommodation only 1 x Campsite

    2 nights at Island Safari Lodge 

    • Accommodation in 1 x Camping/Tented Site

    • All Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    • Activity such as the scheduled: Mokoro Heritage Trip

    • Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks Included for the duration of your stay 

    1 night at Island Safari Lodge 

    • Accommodation in 1 x Family Chalet
    • Daily Breakfast

    1 night at Planet Baobob 

    • Accommodation only 1 x Campsite

    1 night at Nata Lodge Campsite 

    • Accommodation only 1 x Campsite

    1 night at Elephant Sands Lodge 

    • Accommodation in 1 x Family Chalet
    • Daily Breakfast and Dinner

    2 nights at Wildtrack Safaris Eco Lodge 

    • Accommodation in 1 x Thatched Luxury Suite
    • All Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
    • Activities such as  scheduled: Pandamatenga Village Tour & Game Drives 

    3 nights at Chobe Forest Camp

    • Accommodation only 1 x Campsite

    2 nights at Chobe Safari Lodge 

    • Accommodation in 1 x Family Lodge Room
    • Daily breakfast & dinner 
    • Scheduled Activities such as Chobe Safari Lodge Game Drive & Chobe Safari Lodge Boat Cruises

    Excluded:

    • Any flights not mentioned 
    • Any transfers not mentioned
    • All meals & drinks not specified
    • Passports & Visa’s 
    • Professional  and Inclusive Travel Insurance
    • Medical requirements
    • Any additional meals, beverages or activities not included in itinerary
    • Any item of a personal nature
    • Gratuities
    • Entry fees as applicable to activities (unless stipulated on includes list)
    • Spa treatments
    • Laundry as applicable (unless stipulated on includes list)
    • Additional Vehicle Equipment for hire (if needed and available on Request)
    • Fuel
    • Fuel and Camping Equipment Deposit (partly refundable and to be blocked of on Visa/Master only) NO DINERS OR AMEX accepted
    • Anything else not mentioned