Guinea Fowl Self Drive
Up-market Self Drive to Etosha - Namibia
For the ultimate in luxury in the Etosha area, this 4 day self drive safari stays on the privately owned Ongava Reserve, which shares a border with Etosha National Park. Whilst staying here guided game drives both inside the park and the private reserve are included in the package. You will also have the opportunity to participate on guided game walks with a professional tracker, as well as experiencing night drives on the Ongava Reserve. Guinea fowl are rather noisy birds, cackling away to their heart's content. They tend to walk flat-footed giving off a slouched appearance.
Although Etosha National Park and Ongava Reserve are situated virtually side by side, this doubles the opportunity to enhance your wildlife viewing. With Okaukuejo Restcamp only a short drive away, public and private game viewing enables you to experience the best wildlife environments and action possible.
Although it is possible to book this self drive 'as is', as with all our self drive trips this is entirely customisable. We can add or delete days, change the accommodation used and generally design the tour to suit your individual requirements. Visitors who might prefer a break from driving themselves can arrange a guided safari.
- Day 1: Windhoek - Etosha Park
Your route takes you due north of Windhoek via the towns of Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and finally Outjo. The Ongava Reserve lies on the southern border of Etosha near the Andersson Gate, and it is here you will spend the next three nights in a suite at Little Ongava (complete with it's own plunge pool). This afternoon you can join a guided game drive or just relax and enjoy your surroundings
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Little Ongava
- Day 2 & 3: Etosha Park
- Days can be spent on guided game drives and walks around Etosha & the Ongava Reserve. Having an experienced guide really enhances game viewing and with any luck you should really rack up the sightings.
Etosha is Namibia's premier game viewing destination. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season which makes for exciting game viewing. Namibian mammals that can be seen year round include elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, springbok, oryx, kudu and the diminutive Damara dik-dik. Birdlife is also good with ostrich and raptors in abundance. Local specials include the short-toed rock thrush, Hautlaubs francolin, rockrunner, Rüppells parrot, white-tailed Shrike and chestnut weaver.
Ongava Game reserve is one of the few private game reserves in Southern Africa where you have a chance of seeing both black and white rhino. The reserve also has a healthy population of lion, eland, mountain zebra, black faced impala and a number of other antelope species.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Little Ongava
- Day 4: Etosha Park - Windhoek
- There is time for a last game drive this morning before you need to head back towards Windhoek. Stop at the wood carving markets in Okahandja on your way back, easily the best place to purchase Namibian wood carvings and souvenirs
- 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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