Wheelchair accessible Namibia self drive holiday
Description of Wheelchair accessible Namibia self drive holiday
Discover the spectacular natural beauty of Namibia with a two-week self drive holiday from Windhoek, on a wheelchair accessible itinerary. All transport, accommodation and activities can be adapted to take into account travellers with limited mobility, and advice provided on suitable restaurants at each stop. The abilities of all participants are assessed before departure to ensure your needs are met.
On taking delivery of your hire vehicle in Windhoek, drive into the Namib Desert, to admire the Sesreim Canyon, its rock walls only two metres wide at points. Nearby, the famous red sand dunes of Sossusvlei can reach the height of a 70-storey skyscraper. Constantly shifting shape in the wind, they are an awe-inspiring sight whether you walk on them or just view them from a distance.
Heading on to Swakopmund on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, a wide range of optional activities are open to you, from scenic flights to golf, dolphin-watching cruises and a visit to a nearby Himba village.
You’ll continue through Damaraland, perhaps stopping to see the prehistoric rock engravings here, and to learn the amazing adaptive skills of desert elephants, before reaching the crowning glory of this trip: Etosha National Park. Three days of game viewing await you here, during which you might encounter lions, rhinos, elephants, cheetahs and giraffes.
Before returning to Windhoek, spend a couple of nights at a big cat reserve, dedicated to the rescue and conservation of leopards and cheetahs, with many more opportunities for unforgettable sightings.
PlanetThe Africat Foundation is dedicated to the conservation, management and rehabilitation of leopard and cheetah. Over 13 and a half years, the foundation has rescued more than 870 cats, of which 87% have been released back into the wild. Admission fees, which form part of your stay, ensure that the valuable work undertaken by the charitable foundation is supported. We are a wholly online company and do not produce paper brochures.
PeopleAll visits to the rock art sites in Damaraland are lead by local guides and fees paid for these tours are reinvested directly back into the local community. There is little employment in this area and tourism brings in much needed revenue.
We use accommodation that is small and locally owned, ensuring that the costs are retained in the local economy. Our local ground handler is particularly supportive of local community projects and the company has formed a partnership with the Windhoek SOS Children’s Village which offers a home to around 118 orphaned children aged between 3 & 18. We encourage our clients to bring a few gifts such as clothes, shoes, toys, English books, crayons and colouring books. In addition, SOS supports the local community to help children who have lost one or both parents to be cared for in their own extended families wherever possible. The aim of the trust is to give tangible assistance to African people and their environment in their efforts to achieve economic viability without doing harm to natural habitats and wildlife, thus utilizing both on a sustainable basis for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations.