Travel challenge A self-drive safari in Namibia

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a seven-night self-drive holiday in Namibia in early September. Prices are for two travelling together.

Safari Drive

£1,780: Namibia self-drive

Includes a week's hire of a fully equipped Land Rover, one night's lodge accommodation, six nights camping in a roof-top tent with fridge, camping equipment, satellite phone, GPS, food kit, vehicle insurance and a long range tank of fuel. Valid for daily departures in September; international flights not included. "Our company has 17 years' experience arranging itineraries in Africa and Oman," says Charles Norwood at Safari Drive (01488 71140; safaridrive.com).

Expert Africa

£3,548: Namib & Kalahari fly-drive

Includes flights departing Heathrow on 3 September, car hire, guidebook and mixed-board lodge and hotel accommodation.

"This itinerary offers the best of Namibia's stunning wilderness areas – and utilises attractive, affordable and very well-staffed lodges," says Chris McIntyre of Expert Africa (020 8232 9777; expertafrica.com).

Africa Sky

£3,950: self-drive tour taking in Windhoek, Okonjima, Damaraland and Swakopmund

Includes flights from Heathrow with daily departures in early September, car hire with premium insurance and mixed-board accommodation. "Two activities are included at Okonjima, home to the Africat Foundation, so guests can track cheetahs or leopards and enjoy a guided bushman walk," says Grant Anderson-Saville at Africa Sky (0870 904 0925; africasky.co.uk).

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