"Drive Yourself Wild!" with Barefoot Namibia Self Drive Holidays. Namibia holidays and tours with that personal touch. NTB Reg. TFA00168

Romantic Outdoors

Duration: 16 days

This tour takes in some of Namibia's most romantic spots; ideal for honeymooners.

Day 1: Swakopmund – Arrive at Walvis Bay Airport where we will meet you with your hire car and transfered to Swakopmund for your full tour briefing.

Days 2 & 3: Sossusvlei – Set off this morning for the world’s highest dunes. The drive should take approximately 5 hours and you will arrive in the afternoon. The beautiful sunsets, combined with the indigenous fauna and flora will leave an unforgettable impression on you. Wake early the next morning for the drive to Sossusvlei. Explore the dunes around the salt pan of Sossusvlei, and maybe walk across the sand to Deadvlei, a bizarre collection of ancient camelthorn trees and a photographers dream.

Day 4: Gamsberg – The Khomas Region offers spectacular scenery with it's many gorges and mountain passes.

Day 5: Windhoek – The next day is a short drive to our capital city. Take in a township tour and enjoy shopping for curios. In the evening be sure to experience the famous Joe's Beerhouse for a truly unique dining experience!

Days 6 & 7: Okonjima – Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation which is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and protection of Namibia’s large cats. Guests will be able to see this programme at work and learn more about these beautiful creatures, in addition to having some excellent photographic opportunities.

Days 8 ,9 & 10: Etosha – You will spend 3 nights at Etosha allowing for amazing game viewing. It is worthwhile to rise early and head out on your game drive as soon as the gates open at sunrise. Animals are most active in the cool of the day (early morning & late afternoon) and in order to maximise your chances of good viewings it is worth imitating their behaviour. The roads in Etosha are unsealed gravel roads but are in good condition, and the general tourist behaviour is to drive between various waterholes searching for animals.

Days 11 & 12: Damaraland – You will drive south today, out of the Park and towards Damaraland. You may like to take a look at the Petrified Forest on your way, a bizarre collection of largely intact gymnosperm trees that were preserved and transformed into stone by anaerobic conditions. Enjoy the vast open spaces of this landscape which is characterised by ochre coloured boulders and wide gravel plains.

Day 13: Erindi Game Reserve – One of the most amazing conservation areas on earth. Erindi, translated as "The Place of Water" in local Herero, with more than 12 000 head of game teeming over a 71 000 hectare game reserve, where even rare and endangered species are being conserved and managed in a manner that allows man to experience what it was once like to live in undisturbed Africa.

Days 14 & 15: Swakopmund – A historical coastal town, complete with German architecture, monuments, historic buildings and palm trees. In addition there are many adventure activities such as sand boarding, sky-diving, fishing & quad biking which can be arranged prior to arrival. We can also recommend some excellent day trips such as desert tours and boat cruises where you could see hump-back whales, sun fish, dolphins, fur seals and many species of marine birds. Please ask us for advice on restaurants; the more popular ones should be booked in advance.

Day 16: Departure – Return to the airport and hand in your hired car.

PLEASE NOTE: Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours!