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Diamond Self Drive

The Perfect Namibian Honeymoon

This 14 day self-drive tour encompasses the highlights of Namibia with accommodation in some of the most luxurious establishments that the country has to offer. Starting in Windhoek, the capital city and home to the country's international airport, the trip heads north. The first stop is at Africat, a well respected research and rehabilitation centre for Namibia's big cats (particularly leopard & cheetah). Here you spend two nights at the private Bush Suite (with your own personal chef & guide).


Next up is the world renown Etosha National Park. This part of the honeymoon is about Namibian wildlife and you will be treated to a host of animals. The more fortunate will encounter elephant, rhino, giraffe, lion, leopard & cheetah, but along with these traditional 'big' species you will see many other smaller animals each with its own fascinating habits. Whatever you see while visiting Etosha one thing is sure -  it will not be boring!

From Etosha you drive into the semi-desert area of Namibia called Damaraland. Here you spend two nights at the spectacular Mowani Mountain Camp. Activities include visits to San rock art, game drives and tracking the desert elephant. After the rugged and arid splendour of Damaraland you are treated to a few nights back in 'civilization' in the coastal town of Swakopmund before you begin your journey deep into the Namib Desert.

The last part of your honeymoon is spent exploring the Namib Desert, not only is this the world's oldest desert but it must surely be the most spectacular. Your time here is split between two areas, initially you will stay near the famous red dunes at Sossusvlei before heading slightly further south onto the magnificent NamibRand private game reserve.

The Diamond Self Drive is sure to leave you with memories of your honeymoon & Namibia that will last forever.

As with all our self drive itineraries this is just a suggestion of what we can offer. We can customise any itinerary so feel free to email with your individual requirements and one of our consultants will happily work out suitable alternatives for you.

Honeymoon in Namibia

  • Honeymoon Self Drive: Suite at Olive Exclusive
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: Leopard Tracking
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: Bedroom at Okonjima
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: Yawn
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: Okonjima Bush Suite
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: Pool-View at Onguma Plains
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: Waterhole
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: Bedroom at Little Ongava
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: Baby Elephant
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: The Main Building At Mowani
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: Namib Desert
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: NamibRand Reserve
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: View from bedroom at Wolwedans Private Camp
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: NamibRand Landscape
  • Honeymoon Self Drive: Living space at Wolwedans Private Camp
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Day 1: Windhoek
Your first night on honeymoon in Namibia is spent at the ultra-luxurious Olive Exclusive boutique hotel in Windhoek. The premier suites have their own lounge, deck and plunge pool making them the perfect place to kick back and get into the rhythm of Africa. The Olive also hosts a wellness centre, so you can book a relaxing massage to recover from your flight. Dinner tonight is in the Olive Exclusive restaurant.
Meals: Dinner
Overnight: Olive Exclusive
Day 2 & 3: Okonjima & Africat Foundation
From Windhoek there is a leisurely drive north to Okonjima Bush Suite, an exclusive lodge set in the Omboroko Mountains west of Waterberg Plateau. It is the home of AfriCat, a foundation dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating large carnivores such as cheetah and leopard. Although the main emphasis of the project is to release as many animals as possible back into the wild, here you have a chance to see some of these elusive animals in a natural but protected habitat. The Bush Suite is a secluded haven with large bedroom overlooking a waterhole and pristine bush, sunken lounge, a fireplace for chilly Namibian winter nights, private pool and your own kitchenette and chef. You have two nights here so there is plenty of time to include some activities as well as relaxing by the pool or lounging on your own private deck.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Okonjima Bush Suite
Day 4 & 5: Onguma Plains Camp | Etosha Park
The fourth day of your Namibian Honeymoon self drive trip sees you travelling further north to Etosha National Park, where you will have the chance to do some serious game viewing. The first two nights are spent at Onguma Plains which borders the park and Fischer's Pan. The lodge is set on a 20 000 hectare nature reserve and boasts over thirty different animal species including rhino, lion, numerous antelope, zebra and giraffe. Your time will be divided between game drives inside the park and on the private reserve.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Onguma Plains Camp
Day 6: Little Ongava | etosha park
Today is spent traversing Etosha park from east to west. The vegetation changes as you travel and you can make frequent stops at the waterholes along the way in search of the parks plentiful wildlife. This evenings accommodation is on the western side of Etosha at Little Ongava, the most exclusive of the 3 properties that are set in this 30 000 hectare private game reserve bordering the park. The spacious suites have all the comforts you would expect as well as an outside plunge pool, outdoor shower and sala where you can unwind after the various activities on offer such as game drives and guided walks.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Little Ongava
Day 7 & 8: Mowani Mountain Camp | Damaraland
Your next destination is set in the dramatically beautiful scenery of Damaraland, with its rugged granite koppies and massive open plains. Mowani is the perfect spot to appreciate this region, set amongst sculptured boulders, the suite perches on a rocky outcrop and provides spectacular views over the plains below. Within close proximity to Twyfelfontein you have the chance to visit this World Heritage site that is renowned for its Bushman rock engravings. Game drives are also available giving you the chance of seeing the elusive desert adapted elephant that roam in this area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Mowani Mountain Camp
Day 9 &10: Swakopmund
After two nights in Damaraland, you head to the coast and the town of Swakopmund, which has a distinctly German feel to it. In summer the cooler climate is a relief from the scorching temperatures of the interior and it also offers a variety of fun activities such as sand boarding, desert tours, quad biking, boat cruises (where you are likely to see dolphins, seals and pelicans) and sea kayaking. Your accommodation is set in the heart of the town and within close walking distance of both the beach and a selection of restaurants, cafes and shops.
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Villa Margherita
Day 11: Little Kulala | Sossusvlei Area
The final section of your trip takes you further south to the magnificent Namib Desert with its towering dunes. Your first night in this area is spent close to the most well known attraction of this region - Sossusvlei. Little Kulala is situated on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve which borders the national park and provides easy access to the famous red dunes. The rooms are beautifully furnished and each have their own deck and plunge pool, an essential during summer months. The afternoon can be spent exploring the reserve and the fascinating desert-adapted creatures and plants that have managed to survive in this harsh environment. The next morning is an early start to appreciate the changing colours of the dunes, culminating in a scrumptious breakfast set under the camelthorns close to Sossusvlei.
While in the Sosusvlei / NamibRand area you may want to join a balloon flight over the Namib Desert, the flight departs at sunrise and is one of the more spectacular activities on offer in Namibia (ballooning is not included in the advertised price of this self drive - but the itinerary can be easily adjusted to include it)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Little Kulala
Day 12 & 13: Wolwedans Private Camp | NamibRand Private Reserve
Your final two nights are spent in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas of Namibia, namely the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Once again the level of service and comfort is some of the best Namibia has to offer but with a backdrop of unrivalled splendour - vast plains, richly hued dunes and craggy granite koppies. And all this can be appreciated from your own private camp with its spacious en-suite bedrooms, various decks and open plan living area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Wolwedans Private Camp
Day 14: Windhoek
Today you are heading back to Windhoek, with some remarkable Namibian honeymoon memories that will stay with you for ever.
We can arrange accommodation in Windhoek for tonight, or you can travel straight to the airport and your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast
All your meals and activities as specified.
A welcome pack including maps and vouchers for the places that you'll be visiting.
See the individual lodges for precise inclusions & exclusions
A 24 hour emergency assistance phone number
Vehicle & Fuel
Park entrance fees (these need to be paid on arrival).
Tips and gratuities (which are optional).
Any meals or activities not specified.
See the individual lodges for detailed inclusions & exclusions.
Although we have excluded the cost of renting a vehicle from the quoted rate we are happy to advise you on the best possible vehicle and arrange a rental for you. For an idea of what is available have a look at our car hire in Namibia section
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