WONDERS WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED
8 day tour visiting geological marvels, including Africa’s tallest sand dune, the world’s oldest desert and bizarre rock formations.
DUNES AND VISTAS
The Kalahari Desert. Dune 45. The Hardap Dam, teeming with birdlife. The Southern Tour takes in all these mysterious and magical sights, as well as giving you the chance to drive through some of the planet’s most challenging terrain.
NAMIBIA SOUTHERN TOUR 8 DAY ITINERARY
Fly into Windhoek where you’ll be met by the Land Rover team. After picking up your vehicle and a safety briefing from our experts, you set off into the vast openness of the Namibian deserts and spend your first night in a traditional African lodge.
A short but spectacular drive through dramatic landscapes takes you up to the Erongo Mountains. The rugged terrain gives you a taste of what’s to come, while the startling, gravity-defying rock formations will have you reaching for your camera.
Your destination today is Swakopmund a fascinating old German colonial town, about 100km away on the coast. But first you have to tackle giant sand dunes and a once-in-a-lifetime coastal drive. The reward is a charming hotel in the centre of town.
The Southern Tour is all about desert and dunes. Today’s trip takes you through savannah and into the Kalahari where you’ll enjoy some of the most exhilarating dune driving on the planet. Hold your nerve as you power over the peaks.
An early start for a trip to Sossusvlei, an eerily surreal landscape dotted with skeletal camel thorn trees and home to Dune 45, one of the largest, most challenging sand dunes in the world. It’ll take all your driving prowess and more to scale it.
If yesterday was about sand dunes, today is all about birdlife. Hardap Dam, near Mariental is the largest reservoir in Namibia and attracts thousands of birds including great white pelicans, fish eagles, flamingos, Goliath herons and ospreys.
It’s time to leave the majesty of the Kalahari and take the dusty road back to Windhoek for dinner and a farewell party where you can share stories with your fellow drivers and reflect on why Namibia really is like no other place on Earth.
This is a day for exploring the incredible city of Windhoek, one of the world’s highest capitals. Enjoy a little shopping, or perhaps relax with a cold beer in a café and start planning your next Land Rover adventure.
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This programme is delivered in English. Our offices are open from 9am until 5pm CET Monday to Friday.
(Local charges may apply)
Telephone: +49 2058 77 809 94
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FAQ - GENERAL
Who operates the trips?The Land Rover Experience Adventure Travel Namibia programme is operated by Agentur für Promotion und Service GmbH (APS) / Land Rover Experience Germany, who are licensed and authorised by Jaguar Land Rover. When you make a booking you will enter into a contract with APS GmbH.
Who does the driving?You do! There will be a Land Rover Experience instructor on hand to provide guidance and support, but these are self-drive itineraries, so you’re behind the wheel in the latest Land Rover vehicles.
What language will the trips be delivered in?The instructors/hosts will communicate with the guests in English.
Do I need to purchase insurance to be able to participate?We recommend a comprehensive travel insurance.
What is included in the price of the trip?General inclusions are as follows: driving activities, accommodation, breakfast, lunch & dinner, drinks with meals and airport transfers to/from Windhoek Airport (one fixed transfer arrangement for the whole group). Please refer to your individual tour itinerary for the exact inclusions. Please note that due to the level of driving involved, alcohol is only included with your dinner and will be limited. Soft drinks are included with all meals.
What isn’t included in the price of the trip?Flights, visa fees (if required), vaccinations, travel insurance, tips, all personal expenses (e.g. minibar in the hotel, spa treatments etc.) and any pre or post-trip arrangements that deviate from the tour itinerary.
I’ve never driven a 4x4 vehicle before or driven off-road, can I still go on the trip?Absolutely. There will be a qualified Land Rover Experience instructor accompanying each trip who will provide expert guidance and reassurance, but each trip is designed for drivers of all abilities.
What vehicle will I be driving?Guests will drive the Land Rover Discovery.
Are the vehicles manual or automatic?All vehicles are equipped with automatic transmission.
What are the driving licence and minimum age requirements?All driving guests must be at least 19 years old and have held a full valid driving licence for at least one year. An International Driving Permit is required.
Do I need to have a certain level of physical fitness to take part?To participate in the Driving Experience you should ensure that you do not know of any circumstances which would disqualify you from driving such as chronic back problems (or similar conditions), mental conditions which might impair your ability to drive, eyesight which doesn’t meet the standards for driving, pregnancy or heart problems.
How many guests are in each vehicle?Prices are based on two people sharing a vehicle. On request, a 3rd and 4th person can be booked into the vehicle.
Can I bring my own Land Rover on the Adventure?It is not possible to participate with your own vehicle due to insurance reasons.
If I am travelling by myself will I have my own vehicle?No - for safety reasons we do not allow anyone to travel alone in a vehicle. Solo travellers will be paired in the vehicle with another guest or if there is an odd number of guests, one of our instructors will accompany you in the vehicle. You will have your own room throughout the trip.
Are children allowed on the trips?In general the trips are suitable for children over 14 years, but please contact APS for further details and to discuss your individual requirements.
Can I book a whole trip for a private group?Yes, we will gladly facilitate a private tour for group bookings of 10 guests or more. The programme can be tailored and adapted to meet the needs of the group.
Do we travel in a convoy?Yes, we will generally travel in convoy using radio communication between vehicles.
What is the maximum group size on each trip?To maintain a more intimate and exclusive experience, the maximum (& minimum) group size on each adventure will be 10 guests (two per vehicle).
Do I require a visa?APS GmbH is responsible for informing you about provisions of passport, visa and health regulations in advance. If you need an invitation to get your visa, please inform APS GmbH, who’ll provide this to you. For more information, please visit: www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/africa/namibia/passport-visa/
Which currency is used in Namibia?The local currency is Namibian Dollar (NAD).
We would like to extend our trip by a few days, can we do this?Absolutely. APS GmbH will be more than happy to help you plan and book extended arrangements before or after your trip. Please email them at email@example.com or call +49 (2058) 77 80 994 (09h00 - 17h00 (CET), Monday to Friday. Local operator charges may apply.
Do I require vaccinations?Information on recommended or prescribed vaccinations for the respective target areas can be found here: www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/africa/namibia/health/
Whom can I contact if I require assistance with flight bookings or travel insurance?APS GmbH will gladly assist you with booking your flights and travel insurance. They will also inform you about any possible changes prior to departure.
They can be contacted as follows:
Land Rover Experience Germany
c/o APS - Agentur für Promotion
und Service GmbH,
Am Sportplatz 26A, 42489, Wülfrath.
Telephone: +49 (2058) 77 80 994
(09h00 - 17h00 (CET), Monday to Friday.
Local operator charges may apply.
Fax: +49 (2058) 77 80 990
Is there a specific type of luggage I should bring?We do not make any specific recommendations with regards to the type of luggage - the vehicles can accommodate suitcases as well as travel bags.
What is the dress code for evenings?Evening dress code is casual.
What happens if a trip does not reach its minimum numbers? Will it be cancelled?The minimum group size is 10 persons on all Namibia trips. We endeavour not to cancel any of our departures, but in some cases, this may be inevitable. APS can withdraw from the package travel contract if the number of participants is not reached by 31 days prior to departure, if a minimum number of participants is indicated in the APS travel description for the corresponding trip. The declaration of withdrawal will be forwarded to you immediately, the deposit will be refunded immediately. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.
Are the itineraries and accommodation confirmed?Your itinerary and accommodation are subject to change based on availability. We reserve the right to replace the itinerary and accommodation with similar alternatives.
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The images shown here are for illustration purposes only and should there be any ambiguity regarding the programme, the written itinerary will be taken as the more accurate interpretation of the trip. We reserve the right to alter the travel route and/or replace the tour operator with similar alternatives.