Self drive Namibia family holiday
Description of Self drive Namibia family holiday
This wonderful self drive family holiday in Namibia is all about the freedom of the open road and where it can lead you, in some of Africa’s most awe-inspiring landscapes.
Beginning and ending in the capital, Windhoek, you’ll have a high-quality rental car at your disposal throughout this tailor made trip (you can shorten or lengthen the number of days, and adjust the route, as you please). And to make it as easy as possible, a representative of our partner will meet you on arrival to ensure collecting the vehicle runs smoothly. You’ll also receive detailed route notes, driving directions, and a handy cooler for snacks and drinks.
With a thrilling and easily achievable itinerary designed for families travelling at a relaxed pace, this trip takes you to Namibia’s must-see, must-experience destinations:
• Stay at a desert lodge close to the spectacular Sossusvlei Dunes, with the option to use electric ‘fat bikes’ to explore the open plains
• Kayak around a birdlife-rich lagoon in Swakopmund, where crowds of curious seals playfully approach you
• Discover San rock art, petroglyphs and amazing geological rock formations in Damaraland
• Breathtaking wildlife-watching, at a floodlit waterhole in the Ongava Game Reserve, driving around the famed Etosha National Park, and while staying at a charming guest farm in the Naukluft Mountains in an area of unrivalled biodiversity
• Visit a bustling craft market, an opportunity to purchase wood carvings and other souvenirs, handmade by local people
Because this self drive Namibia family holiday is tailor made, you have the freedom to set the agenda according to your family’s interests and needs. Stay an extra night or two whenever you feel, or add in activities, or some free time to relax.
Accommodations on this trip have been selected by our partners because they take steps to be as eco-sensitive as possible, such as by helping their guests to reduce energy or water usage. They are actively involved in a range of wildlife conservation projects. At Andersson’s at Ongava, for instance, you’ll be rubbing shoulders with resident scientists, and security personnel protecting rhinos among others. You may even have the opportunity to assist with field research yourselves. As this is a tailor made holiday though, accommodation can also be changed, if required.
If you want a family holiday in Africa that’s not only full of mind-blowing wildlife and cultural experiences, but also helps you make a positive difference to animal conservation – you’ve found your perfect trip.
PlanetWe have crafted a set of pioneering sustainable African safaris that evolve with our traveler and earth’s best interests at heart.
We have crafted a set of pioneering sustainable African safaris that evolve with our traveler and earth’s best interests at heart.
We choose eco-sensitive properties that have a limited impact on their direct environment and encourage guests to be aware of their consumption of natural resources during your trip.
It’s one thing to visit a country, it’s another to take part in the mission to rehabilitate and rebuild its wildlife. We believe that preserving the continent’s delicate ecosystems and wildlife is a joint effort which should be practised by both locals and international travelers. Our conservation safaris promote lodges who actively partake in wildlife conservation and offer guests the unique opportunity to participate in projects alongside industry experts.
Andersson's at Ongava was founded with land reclamation and rehabilitation in mind. They created the Ongava Research Centre for the next generation in eco-tourism. Provides guests the opportunity to be a part of conservation with field-based research. They have resident scientists, visiting researchers, conservationists and rhino security personnel.
African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. African Parks currently manages 15 national parks and protected areas in nine countries covering 10.5 million hectares in Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Zambia. We are an official Conservation Travel Partner to African Parks.
PeopleOur carefully selected suppliers in Africa support responsible travel and actively work to empower the local communities in the area that they operate in. Our team can recommend a number of vetted initiatives and organizations to add to your itinerary that will allow you to connect with the people and culture of the destination that you visit.
In support of women empowerment in Africa through the means of travel, we have partnered with Project Brave Foundation, a non-profit organization focussed on uplifting marginalized women and children in South Africa. Our purpose is to connect our clients with Project Brave during their safari in South Africa – whether this means that they actively partake in a volunteering program or provide financial support, the choice is up to the individual.
We believe that making a difference starts within our company culture and that it is our responsibility to extend this mantra to our clients as well as everyone we associate ourselves within the industry.