The Jungle Book - Self Drive

Introduction

A perfect tour for those with limited time to see Namibia, in addition, this program is excellent for children as packed
full of game viewing activities!

Departure dates

  • Please Note:

    This self drive can depart on any day of the week.

Price

Tour Summary

  • Duration:

    7 Days / 6 Nights

  • Destinations:

    Windhoek - Waterberg Plateau National Park - Etosha East - Etosha South - Otjiwarongo

  • Vehicle Used:

    2 guests double cabin 4x4
    4 guests double cabin 4x4
    Please contact us for pricing on alternative vehicle such as Land Cruiser

Map

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Overview

Accommodation
Destination
Basis
Room Type
The Utopia Boutique Hotel
Windhoek
Bed and Breakfast
1x Luxury Suites
Waterberg Camp NWR
Waterberg Plateau National Park
Bed and Breakfast
1x Waterberg Double Room
Mokuti Etosha Lodge
Etosha East
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
1x Luxury Room
Okaukuejo Resort
Etosha South
Bed and Breakfast
1x Double
Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Otjiwarongo
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
1x Family Rooms
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary. 
  • Vehicle – double cabin 4×4 
  • Transfers from/to airport 
  • VAT + Tourism Levy 
  • Activities as specified in program 
  • Fuel 
  • Meals other than specified 
  • Additional activities not specified in program  
  • Park /Entrance Fees (NAD80.00 per person & NAD10.00 per vehicle per day) & sightseeing fees (average NAD100.00 per person per day) – prices subject to change. 
  • All beverages (bottled water, juices, soft drinks & alcoholic drinks, snacks etc) 
  • International & regional flights and Airport Taxes (if applicable) 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • All expenses of a personal nature 

Itinerary

Day 1: The Utopia Boutique Hotel, Windhoek

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Situated in Central Namibia, the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek serves as the capital of the country. It is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste an old fort, the 1896 Christuskirche Christ Church, and the more contemporary Supreme Court.

Overnight: The Utopia Boutique Hotel  

The modern N/a’ankusê@Utopia establishment has allied with the neighboring Pension Bougainvilla and offers serene rooms and luxurious suites situated amid beautiful, green lush gardens. The hotel is conveniently located in the tranquil suburb of Klein Windhoek. 

Utopia combines business and leisure in a modest manner, simultaneously welcoming modern travelers and tourists in need of relaxation. Boasting 14 standard rooms, 7 luxurious suites and 1 executive suite, N/a’ankusê@Utopia creates an ideal hideaway. 

 

Day Itinerary

  • Route:

    Windhoek Hosea Kutako International airport - City

  • Distance:

    48 km

  • Journey:

    on arrival at Windhoek International airport you will be met and transferred to your overnight accommodation in the City.

Day 2: Waterberg Camp NWR, Waterberg Plateau National Park

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Situated in north central Namibia and named for the springs that emanate from its foothills, the Waterberg Plateau National Park is a fascinating geological site featuring compressed sandstone crags, 200 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, and petrified sand dunes. The area’s natural water sources make it far more fertile than its environs, and the park is blessed with a plethora of plant and animal species, including leopards, rhinoceros, vultures, cheetahs, bush babies, ferns and fig trees. Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of activities including: learning about the local Herero culture on an informative village tour, tracking rhino on a guided safari, exploring the Waterberg’s 50-kilometre-long and 16-kilometre-wide sandstone plateau, dubbed ‘table mountain’, and catching a glimpse of the rare and endangered sable and roan antelope. 

Overnight: Waterberg Camp NWR   

Waterberg Resort is the gateway to the Waterberg Plateau Park, one of the most spectacular features of the northern region, towering some 200 meters above the surrounding landscape, with sheer cliffs and fascinating rock formations. The Waterberg Resort has recently been re-developed. Accommodation is provided in comfortable premier bush chalets, two and four bed bush chalets and double rooms, all nestled along the base of the Waterberg Plateau cliffs, among towering trees.  

The restaurant, bar and kiosk are housed in the historic Rasthaus, originally built in 1908 and used as a police post for several years. The open air swimming pool with a view of the Plateau above is the perfect remedy for the weary guest. The Camp also has a shop and a camping site available. 

Day Itinerary

  • Route:

    Windhoek to Waterberg Resort

  • Distance:

    310 km

  • Journey:

    Leaving Windhoek  travel via the town of Okahandja, founded around 1800 by two local groups, the Herero and the Nama it is known as the Garden town of Namibia.  Waterberg National Park lies south east of Otjiwarongo town.  Some great walks in the area, or take part in a guided nature drive to the top of the plateau.

Activities 

Optional 

Afternoon 

Waterberg Game Drive 

Okahandja 

Located just north of Windhoek, in the central Namibian Otjozondjupa region, the bustling city of Okahandja serves as the main commercial centre of the area, as well as a prominent cultural centre for the local Herero people. The name ‘Okahandja’, means ‘The place where two rivers flow into each other to form one wide one.’ These two seasonal rivers are the Okamita and the Okakango. Known as the ‘Garden Town of Namibia’, Okahandja boasts a rich cultural heritage, numerous historical sites and excellent bird watching in the surrounding areas. Visitors can look forward to a variety of interesting activities including: browsing the colourful arts and crafts market, visiting the nearby Gross Barmen Hot springs for a soak in the rejuvenating thermal waters and enjoying an array of watersports at the nearby Von Bach Dam. 

Waterberg Game Drive 

Waterberg Game Drive is an activity, offering visitors open-air drives within the Waterberg Plateau Park. The park is ecologically diverse, and visitors will have the opportunity to see over 200 different species of bird and some rare species of small antelope on the lower hills of the mountain. 

Basis 

Bed and Breakfast 

Day 3: Mokuti Etosha Lodge, Etosha East

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Mokuti Etosha Lodge Giraffes in Etosha

Located in Northwestern Namibia, Etosha East is a protected sanctuary in the eastern part of the world-renowned Etosha National Park, known as one of the most accessible game reserves in Southern Africa. Etosha East boasts vast open plains scattered with semi-arid savannah grasslands dotted with watering holes and secluded bush camps. An impressive 5000-square-kilometre Etosha salt pan makes up a large area of the eastern side of the park and can even be seen from space. This remote area teems with abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants, black rhinos and giraffes, as well as a variety of birdlife featuring flamingos, ostriches, eagles, hornbills, and owls. 

Overnight: Mokuti Etosha Lodge 

Mokuti Etosha Lodge is the perfect venue for travellers wanting to explore the famous eastern side of Etosha National Park and is located on its own private 4 000 hectare nature reserve, which shares a common border with this impressive wildlife reserve. Known for its excellent and diverse wildlife encounters, it has become a popular venue for meetings, incentives, weddings and honeymoons. This intimate lodge has 90 rooms and 16 luxury rooms. Recently refurbished, they are all air conditioned and come equipped with satellite TV, a mini-fridge, safes, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms. The lodge also offers the Tambuti Dining Room and Marula Bar, the Pool Bar and Terrace, two tennis courts, a spa, a gym and the only open air African Boma in the area. 

Day Itinerary

  • Route:

    Waterberg Resort to Mokuti Etosha Lodge

  • Distance:

    315 km

  • Journey:

    Continue northwards via the town of Otjiwarongo, the next stop being the mining town of Tsumeb. Aim to arrive early afternoon so that you have time to check in and do a late afternoon game drive into Etosha National Park (on own or optional guided with the lodge).

Activities 

Optional 

Morning 

Cheetah Conservation Fund 

 

Cheetah Conservation Fund 

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) was founded in 1990 by Dr. Laurie Marker. CCF’s mission is to be an internationally recognized center of excellence in research and education on cheetahs and their eco-systems, working with all stakeholders to achieve best practice in the conservation and management of the world’s cheetahs. As Namibia has the largest and healthiest population of cheetahs left in the world, CCF’s International Research and Education Center is based in Namibia, near Otjiwarongo. The large modern Education Center houses a museum that provides visitors and students the opportunity to learn more about the behavior and biology of the cheetah, and the Namibian ecosystem that supports Africa’s most endangered cat species. The excellent graphics and interactive displays in the center bring the visitor through the history of the cheetah from pre-history to modern times, and explain how their range and numbers have diminished. A small fee for visiting the center is required, the funds go back into the conservation efforts of the CCF. Monday through Sunday from 9.00am to 5.00pm. 

Basis 

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast 

Included 

Meals:  Breakfast & dinner 

Day 4: Mokuti Etosha Lodge, Etosha East

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Mokuti Etosha Lodge Etosha Game Drive

Recommended 

Etosha East 

Located in Northwestern Namibia, Etosha East is a protected sanctuary in the eastern part of the world-renowned Etosha National Park, known as one of the most accessible game reserves in Southern Africa. Etosha East boasts vast open plains scattered with semi-arid savannah grasslands dotted with watering holes and secluded bush camps. An impressive 5000-square-kilometre Etosha salt pan makes up a large area of the eastern side of the park and can even be seen from space. This remote area teems with abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants, black rhinos and giraffes, as well as a variety of birdlife featuring flamingos, ostriches, eagles, hornbills, and owls. 

 

Day Itinerary

  • Route:

    Mokuti Etosha Lodge

  • Etosha National Park game drives can be done:

    _As a self-drive in own vehicle
    - The Lodge offers morning and afternoon guided game drives

Etosha Pan 

Aeons ago, Etosha Pan was the bed of a vast lake; today what remains is a glittering, silvery-green salt pan that stretches across roughly 5000 square kilometres. Etosha is protected by the Etosha Pan National Park surrounded by savannah plains and woodlands supporting large herds of elephants. When dry, the pan sustains little life except for the algae that gives it its distinctive colour, and migratory birds that use it as a pit stop, but with heavy rain it becomes a shallow lake where flamingos breed, pelicans wade and feed, and a variety of mammal species come to quench their thirst, including leopards, lions, white rhinos, hunting dogs and antelopes. 

Etosha National Park 

Situated in northwestern Namibia, the Etosha National Park offers a premier game viewing experience. The park’s diverse vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a variety of wildlife. Located in the heart of the park is the Etosha Pan – a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000 square kilometres. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after seasonal rains, making it the perfect habitat for wildlife. In the dry season, the wildlife is attracted to the perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing. Visitors can look forward to world-class game viewing including a variety of large mammals such as lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, zebra, giraffe, a diversity of birdlife such as flamingoes and pelicans. 

Basis 

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast 

Day 5: Okaukuejo Resort, Etosha South

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Mokuti Etosha Lodge Lions on Road

Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise. Ongava Private Game Reserve shares the southern boundary with Etosha National Park and offers an array of luxury lodges overlooking picturesque landscapes dotted with abundant wildlife. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including: lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game. Popular activities include: game drives, tracking rhinos on foot, guided nature walks, or watch the sunset over this magnificent landscape. 

Overnight: Okaukuejo Resort   

Okaukuejo Resort is ideally located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park. Famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting. The comfortable guest chalets have views overlooking the waterhole. The bush chalets feature double rooms or family chalets. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities. 

Basis 

Bed and Breakfast 

Day Itinerary

  • Route:

    Mokuti Etosha Lodge - Okaukuejo Resort

  • Distance:

    game drive in own vehicle

  • Journey:

    Up at dawn,  be at the Von Lindequist Gate for sunrise which is when the entrance gates open, one of the best times for game viewing is the cooler morning hours and late afternoon.  Make use of today on an extensive game drive in search of black and white rhino, elephants, lion, cheetah and the numerous species of plains game.  The drive will give you an overview of the National Park including its birdlife, flora and geology.  Stop at Halali, the most central of the resorts to stretch legs and have lunch before carrying on to Okaukuejo Resort.

Day 6: Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, Otjiwarongo

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Mount Etjo Safari Lodge pool

Otjiwarongo – meaning ‘the place of fat cattle’ – is a tranquil, German-influenced town with numerous lodging options, shops and other amenities, making it ideal for a stopover en route to Windhoek, Etosha National Park and the Waterberg Plateau. Points of interest include a good craft market, the Cheetah Conservation Fund and the Crocodile Ranch, where visitors can view these fascinating reptiles and, if they fancy, sample a selection of crocodile meat dishes at the ranch restaurant. 

Overnight: Mount Etjo Safari Lodge   

Etjo‘ means a place of refuge. Since 1975 Mount Etjo Safari Lodge has been the heart of the Okonjati wildlife sanctuary, offering African wildlife and guests from around the world more than just a place to stay, but a safe haven, tranquil surroundings and the opportunity to engage in the pristine beauty of African wilderness. At Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, the African traveller will leave with his heart and mind enriched and his soul set at ease by having found peace and harmony in the African natural world. 

The vibrant bird life at the Lodge is testimony to the beautiful gardens at the Lodge. Enormous palm trees, endless grass fields and a flamingo pond invite you to take a walk and a look around. The Lodge is built to face a large lake where animals regularly quench their thirst and hippos come to visit. Further in the distance lingers the magnificent Mount Etjo mountain, completing the picturesque scenery. 

Day Itinerary

  • Route:

    Okaukuejo Resort - Mount Etjo Safari Lodge

  • Distance:

    245 km

  • Journey:

    Short game drive as you exit the National Park, travel to Outjo where a stop should be made at the bakery!  Your destination today is located in the heart of the Okonjati Game Reserve and one of the first private Game Reserves established in Namibia.  

The unique architecture of our rooms, furnished and beautifully decorated in a splendid combination of luxury and African style will contribute to the exceptional experience of staying at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. The Lodge is furnished with 22 luxury rooms, each with en-suite bathroom. Most of the rooms are situated next to the swimming pool which overlooks the watering hole where numerous animals come to drink during the day and night, while others overlook the spacious garden where the flamingos frolic. Various types of accommodation is available to suit the personal needs of young and old. The Lodge is fully wheelchair-friendly. 

Optional 

Game drive 

Basis 

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast 

Included 

Meals:   Breakfast and dinner. 

Day 7: End of Itinerary

Mokuti Etosha Lodge Giraffes in Etosha
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Basis 

Bed and Breakfast 

Included 

Meals:  Breakfast 

Day Itinerary

  • Route:

    Mount Etjo Safari Lodge - Windhoek

  • Distance:

    225 km

  • Journey:

    Your morning activities are dependent on your outbound flight details.