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Guided Self Drives - Angola

As pioneers of these unique routes through Southern Africa, Jambo Safaris incorporate the diversity that these countries have to offer in our tours. Jambo Safaris guided self drives are all designed with you in mind, meaning days will commence at your desired pace, with entertainment and activities of your choice, our guided self drives strike a balance between well-planned itineraries which include key highlights and spare time to do your own thing as well. With scheduled and tailor made fully guided self drives, having your own vehicle allows independence, adds to the experience and allows you more privacy. Your guided self drives will be lead by Jambo Safaris expert, passionate, professional bilingual tour leaders to ensure that each traveller enjoys the most comfortable and enriching experience. Captivating, informative and caring, they will ensure your holiday is fun and hassle-free. Travelling with Jambo Safari, you'll broaden your horizons in more ways than one! Whether it's sampling the local cuisine, socializing with the locals at a home-stay or getting around on novel modes of transport, Jambo Safaris guided self drives offer plenty of authentic experiences. We believe that age is no barrier to travel and our guided self drives suit travellers of varying ages. At Jambo Safari we are passionate about our service and offer our clients something a little more personal, by personally selecting the locations and properties that we utilize and visit them regularly. From the comfort of your own vehicle, let us guide you on a journey to discover the vibrant lands that lies just beyond your door step.
Featured Tours
Any of the below mentioned tours can be customized to fit your specific needs or preferences.

Southern Angola Adventure

11 Days
Highlights Include:
  • Flamingo Lodge: Escape to this wonderful getaway, situated in a scenic setting against low cliffs on the beach near the mouth of the dry Rio dos Flamingos. This area of coast is at the northern extent of the Namib Desert. Flamingo Lodge is located in the middle of 70 km of uninhabited coast which supports virtually untouched fish populations by highly diverse desert landscapes containing some areas of special beauty.
  • Foz de Cunene: Witness this delightful contrast with the expansive desert, the lush vegetation that surrounds Foz do Cunene, where the river bisects the desert before entering the sea. You will sand dunes, rocky plains, thick riverine vegetation, salt marshes and the ocean. Witness the huge sand dunes, which fall precipitously into the sea. Fishing at Foz do Cunene is very popular, and worth the long drive through the Namib Desert and Iona National Park. See the plains littered with Welwitchias, and fascinating rock formations on the banks of a freshwater oasis.
  • Himba settlements: A highly skilled tribe of herders who anthropologists say are the most culturally intact on the African continent. They live in one of the world’s harshest environments. Distinctive for the ochre they put on their skin and traditional leather clothing.
  • Iona National Park: The largest national park in Angola. Experience the variety of desert and semi-desert ecosystems in Iona National Park, including mobile dunes along the coast, calcrete plains, desert grasslands, open woodland, arid shrub land and savannah. Iona Witness the parks unique flora, including the stunning Welwitschia Mirabilis (one of the world’s oldest living plants) and incredible rock formations.
  • Death Acre: The Death Acre (Doodsakker) is on the coast of Angola between Foz do Cunene and Tombua along the coast. Get you dose of adrenaline driving through this incredibly dangerous route. This route is extremely dangerous because the wave's crash against the dune face, and the only way through is low tide.
  • Baia dos Tigres: The largest island of Angola. It once had a small but well established fishing village named Tigres. Aided by rising sea levels, the ocean broke through and the water line was severed. Tigres became an Island overnight with no water supply. Tigres and the pump station at the Cunene river mouth were abandoned, and have become ghost towns slowly being reclaimed by the desert.
  • Leba Mountain Pass: Witness the numerous waterfalls that can be seen lining the most famous hairpin turns mountain pass. The view of the lush, semi-tropical greenery on the other side, complete with colourful mango trees, is stunning, particularly in comparison to the bushveld and grey, stony desert below. This breathtaking mountain road built in the 1970s and is asphalted and pretty steep.
  • Fendas da Tundavala: Also known as the Tundavala Gap is basically a viewpoint, located on the rim of Serra da Leba, a great escarpment and mountain range within the Huíla Province.Witness this spectacular view.
  • Lubango: Tucked away in a tropical valley, Lubango is traditional in its surroundings and customs, while modern developments have added to the appeal of the city in recent years. See the beautiful mountains surrounding Lubango and visit the many sites in and around the area.
  • Namibe: The third most important harbour in Angola, and it is one of the best areas to go shore fishing. Relax and enjoy the excellent beaches in Namibe. Known as one of the cleanest and the best kept towns in the country, Namibe has asphalt roads that link the capital to Tombwa, Lucira and Lubango.

     

 

Location

Unit B
4 Lourensford Road

Somerset West
Stellenbosch

South Africa
7130

 

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