12 day Namibian Camping Safari. Windhoek to Etosha Park

conduct extensive guided walks and game drives

Explore the stunning landscape of Namibia on this 12 day Namibian Camping Safari.

Summary of this Namibian Camping Safari:

  • Accommodation: Camping, inn 
  • Activities: Walks, game drives, climbing
  • Destinations: Windhoek, Namib desert, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast, Spitskop, Epupa Falls

What you can expect from this 12 day Namibian Camping Safari:

The land of unrelenting sun, where the ground seems to beg the heavens for rain, and the landscapes stretch uninterrupted for hundreds of kilometers on end. Deserts where one gazes in wonder and amazement at the animals and plants that survives in this harsh environment.

This tour covers all of the highlights of central and northern Namibia, but also concentrates on 'off the beaten track' routes and attractions. Flexibility, a willingness to participate and an awareness of the elements are essential in order to get the most out of this tour.

This tour involves a certain amount of walking, so a small daypack is advisable. Seasonable malaria precautions are advisable and are locally obtainable. During winter the nighttime temperatures can fall below zero and during summer the daytime temperatures can reach the 40s, so be prepared for this.

Most major currencies can be exchanged on arrival in Windhoek and other centers, but banking hours do apply. Credit cards are generally accepted.


Day 1: Windhoek - Namib, Namibia

Setting off from the capital, Windhoek at 09:00am, you will travel south to Rehoboth, and then into the true Namib to the Drifters Desert Camp adjoining the Namibrand Nature Reserve.

Here you will camp alone in the wilderness with only the desert landscapes, rocky mountains and towering dunes to keep you company. The sunset over the desert is a sight to behold. You will enjoy a traditional meal under the clear night skies before falling asleep to the sounds of the wild. Dinner.

Day 2: Namib Desert, Namibia

Awake to desert vistas that extend further than the eye can see. The Drifters Desert Camp is nestled against a towering rock outcrop within a protected wilderness that has conserved, and restored. Game has been re-introduced with the proceeds of tourism.

During your stay here, you will conduct extensive guided walks and game drives both during the day and at night in order to better understand the desert fauna and flora. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Day 3: Sossusvlei, Namibia

After a short morning walk you will pack up and continue through the desert to the Sesriem Canyon and the awesome Soussusvlei dunes. You will transfer into the dunes by 4x4 and will spend time climbing these spectacular dunes before moving on to camp wild in the desert. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Day 4 & 5: Swakopmund, Namibia

Crossing through the Namib Naukluft Park, you will visit the dramatic Lunar Landscape, and the ancient Welwitschia plants, before making for the coastal town of Swakopmund where you will spend 2 nights in the centrally located, comfortable Drifters Swakopmund Inn.

You will explore this holiday town and its surrounds thoroughly, and enjoy one evening meal at a local nightspot (own expense). Clients will have the opportunity to partake in quad biking, sand boarding and sky diving whilst here (own expense). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: Skeleton Coast - Spitskop, Namibia

Today you will head up the barren Skeleton Coast, scene of many a shipwreck, to the Cape Cross-Seal Colony where thousands of Cape Fur Seals can be seen ashore. Venturing inland, your next stop is at the impressive Spitskop where you will camp wild amongst the boulders at the base of this unusual granitic outcrop. You might see the endemic colourful Lovebirds during your stay here. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Day 7: Twyfelfontein - Palmwag, Namibia

A long day, you will move on to visit the Organ Pipes and the bushman Rock Engravings at Twyfelfontein before entering Damaraland and crossing the Grootberg to camp the night at the oasis of Palmwag. Palmwag is one of a few waterholes used by the rare Desert Elephants, and it is hoped that you will see these magnificent animals up close today. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Day 8 & 9: Epupa Falls, Namibia

Travelling through the heart of the Kaokovelt today, you will make your way north to the Angolan border where you will camp for 2 nights at a community project on the banks of the Cunene river at the awesome Epupa Falls.

During your time here it is hoped you will interact with the nomadic Himba people, a tribe that live in this inhospitable region and wander with their livestock in search of grazing. You will also explore the area surrounding the Falls. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Day 10 & 11: Etosha National Park, Namibia

Entering Etosha National Park today, you will spend 2 nights here in search of the big game that this park is so well known for. One evening will be spent at a floodlit waterhole, watching the many animals that come down to drink. During these days extensive game drives within the park will be conducted. One night you will dine at a camp restaurant (own expense). Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Day 12: Etosha - Windhoek, Namibia

This morning you will leave the Park to make the journey back to Windhoek. Expect to arrive back in the capital in the late afternoon. Breakfast. Lunch.

Included:

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Group equipment
  • A professional guide
  • Permits and park entry fees
  • Food: coffee, teas and fruit juice at breakfast

Not Included:

  • Tips
  • Curios
  • Optional extras
  • Alcohol and soft drinks

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