8-Day Wildlife Standard Safari Self-Drive

This 8-Day Wildlife Self-Drive Safari is designed specifically as a wildlife, game viewing safari featuring the very best Namibia has to offer ... The AfriCat Foundation based at Okonjima lodge, then the amazing Etosha Game Reserve. Perfect to add on to the 3-Day Namib Desert or from South Africa or Botswana.


Day 1 - AfriCat Foundation

  • You will be met by the car rental company representative and transferred to their offices in Windhoek to complete all rental procedures
  • From here head north via Okahandja to your lodge for the evening. It is important to arrive here by 14h30 in order to enjoy the afternoon tea/coffee and cakes before the PM excursions which will probably be to the animal enclosure, a small reserve really, to view some animals especially the collared leopards
  • Back to the lodge for dinner with an optional night excursion to the hide (animal viewing area)

Day 2, 3 and 4 - Etosha National Park

  • Early morning rise for some snacks before heading to the AM excursion which will most likely be a visit to the AfriCat Foundationto see and experience the rehabilitation, tending to and release of wildlife,concentrating on cheetah and other carnivores
  • After a hearty breakfast, head north via Otjiwarongo and Tsumeb to the eastern side of the Etosha National Park
  • Days3& 4is set aside for self-drive game drives in the Etosha National Park waterholes such as Tsumcor, Klein Okevi, Chuddop and Klein Namutoni are great. You can arrange at the lodge to be guided into Etosha with their vehicle and guide but at an extra cost

Day 5, 6 and 7 - Etosha National Park

  • Day 4 is a slow game drive through Etosha, stopping at numerous waterholes along the way. A good suggestion is to stop at the Halali resort for a lunch break (either use the local restaurant or arrange lunch packs from your lodge).
  • Great game viewing waterholes on the way to Halali would be Kalkheuvel, Okerfontien and then the very best, Goas which is a double waterhole. After lunch, head west to Okaukuejo stopping at waterholes such as Rietfontein, Salvadora, Homob and Nebrownii along the way.
  • Your lodge is situated outside Etosha, very close to the southern Anderson Gate on a private game reserve.
  • Days 5 & 6 is set aside for self-drive game drives into Etosha.

Day 8 - Windhoek

  • Head back to Windhoek today (about 4 hours) where the vehicle is dropped off and this 8-Day excursion ends