7 Days from$1056 p/p in USD
Guided, Small Group
This camping safari is designed to offer a quick ‘snapshot’ of Namibia; its renowned Etosha National Park, coastal area of Swakopmund and Namib Naukluft Park. You’ll visit the world’s highest sand dunes and step foot in the oldest desert at Sesriem and Sossusvlei. There is no single supplement charge and the price is virtually fully inclusive of everything you will need whilst travelling for three days. The style is assisted camping with limited participation.
Safari types:Camping Safari, Desert Safari, Family Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon
Wildlife:Birds, Antelope, Zebra, Hippo, Crocodile, Hyena, Cheetah, Leopard, Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Jackal, Warthog
Activities:Game Drive, Nature Walk, Optional Activities
Getting around:4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Windhoek
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,056 per person
- Camping accommodation
- Meals as per itinerary
- Transfers in 4×4 vehicle
- Game drives and activities as per itinerary
- Services of driver/guide and camp staff
- International fights
- Visas and travel insurance
- Optional activities
- Tips and personal expenses
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Day by Day Overview
You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 and 08:30. Travelling north, you pass through some of the country’s best established commercial farmland and stop at quaint towns along the way, arriving at Anderson Gate by mid-afternoon. After entering Etosha National Park we game drive our way through to Okaukuejo, Etosha’s main rest camp and resort where we will check in and set up camp. After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha’s big game at a floodlit waterhole, situated on the boundary of our camp and easily reachable within a minute or two on foot. The waterhole has been described as one of the “best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa” and the ideal venue to witness peculiar animal politics. Black rhino, Africa’s tallest elephants, lion and numerous species of antelope are regular visitors during the cool, dry season.
Accommodation: Okaukuejo Camp (camping, lunch, dinner)
Travel distance: 450 km
Enjoy a full day’s game driving in Etosha. We leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park. Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is usually excellent and we have the chance to tick off a few new species that are not normally seen on the Okaukeujo side of the park. Return to Okaukeujo Campsite for the evening. After your evening meal head to the floodlit waterhole to spot wildlife coming down to drink.
Accommodation: Okaukuejo Camp (camping, breakfast, lunch, dinner)
A relatively long drive today will take you via the towns of Outjo, Otjiwarongo on to Omaruru and via the sun-baked town of Usakos to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Set along Namibia’s spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues and colonial architecture, surrounded by otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 during German colonial rule, it served as the territory’s main harbour for many years.
Today this desert town, hedged by desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns, palm trees and carefully tended public gardens. Quaint architecture from a bygone era adds to the time-out-of-place atmosphere of Swakopmund. The capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area, Swakopmund has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laid back atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it very popular Namibian destination. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.
Dinner today is not included in the price of the safari and will be for your own account.
Accommodation: Prost Hotel Swakopmund (breakfast, lunch)
Today is a free day with the aim to allow time for everybody to do their own thing. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located in the town.
Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. These include aeroplane and microlight flights over the desert, scenic drives, fishing trips (both from the beach or in a boat), four-wheel motorcycle (quad bike) trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sand boarding trips (also in the dunes), sky diving, surfing, bird-watching and many other activities are available.Your tour guide will discuss all the possible options with you before you reach Swakopmund and will offer to make bookings in advance of your arrival. (NB all extra activities and excursions in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the clients’ own risk and expense).
Lunch and dinner today is not included in the price of the safari and will be for your own account.
Accommodation: Prost Hotel Swakopmund (breakfast)
Our first stop is at Walvis Bay, situated about 40 km south of Swakopmund. South of the town there is a large marine lagoon which is home to a vast array of marine bird life in particular flamingos. We will make a short visit to the lagoon to see the birds and to Walvis Bay to collect any last minute supplies before once again heading out into the desert. The second part of our journey today takes us across more of the seemingly endless Namib gravel plains before the landscape suddenly changes and we are into the mountain desert.
The tour continue as we traverse both the Kuiseb and Gaub passes, driving both times to the river beds at the bottom of the canyons and then climbing the long steep road to the top and the spectacular panoramas the mountains give us. Again the scenery changes as we make our way down to the dune fields. We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib Desert and from here it is only a short distance to our next stop, the tiny town of Solitaire. Our aim is to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.
Accommodation: Sesriem Campsite (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Travel distance: 350 km
A pre-dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes, and driving into the heart of the dune field, we reach Sossusvlei itself by walking the last 5 km through the dunes. In the cool of the morning, with soft sunlight just beginning to play over the dunes creating a sharp light and shadow contrast across the whole desert, the walk is like nothing else. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or maybe an ostrich make the photo opportunities perfect. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting Dune 45, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch to escape the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.
Accommodation: Sesriem Campsite (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
After breakfast we begin our journey over the mountains and along scenic roads back to Windhoek. We stop at Solitaire to stretch our legs then proceed back to Windhoek via the Khomas Hochland Mountain range and back to civilization. We are due back into the city late afternoon / early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.
Accommodation: Client accommodation