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Self Drive Itinerary

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We are in the early stages of planning a trip to Namibia and Mozambique in the fall of 2009. I am having trouble getting my head around some of the distances involved in Namibia and although my husband and I are happy to drive we don't want to kill ourselves doing so. The purpose of our Namibia trip is to see the geography. In Mozambique its all about the diving!!

Here is what I'm thinking for our itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive in Windhoek, not sure what time of day so spend the night there. If we arrived early enough, get the car and stop enroute to Etosha.

Day 2-5 ( 3 nights) - Etosha - not sure where but hopefully one of the camps inside the park. Any reccomendations appreciated. We have been to Botswana a couple of times so spending a lot of time here is not crucial.

Day 6-8 (2 nights) - Damaraland area - I am considering Vingerclip, which is probably not exactly Damaraland but the landscape looks awesome and we could hike a bit. Open to suggestions.

Day 9-11 (2 nights) - Swakopmund - considering Beach Lodge and we would do a desert trip probably or something on a boat, totally weather dependant.

Day 12-15 (3 nights) - Sossusvlei area - we want to stay at Kuangukuango which I know is isolated but it appeals to us. Would it be feasible to stay here and still go to see the dunes one morning? Same for a ballon ride or would it be too far away?

Day 16 - Windhoek and fly back to SA to go on to Mozambique the following day, flights dependant.

Does this seem overly ambitious for slightly over two weeks? We wouldn't want to race between places and would take more scenic routes. We like the idea of some self catering and don't want to spend a fortune on accomodations.

Any help is appreciated and if anyone can advise where I can get a decent road map that would be helpful. Thanks. I'll be posting on Tripadvisor and Frommers as well for all you fellow travel forum addicts.

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