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14 Day Around Namibia Camping

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14 Day Around Namibia offers an extremely comprehensive safari tour of Namibia. You will visit all the highlights of Namibia, including the Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Sossusvlei, the Africat Foundation, Etosha National Park, Twyfelfontein Rock Engraving site and the coastal town of Swakopmund.
This safari can be divided into 2 trips, first Windhoek to via sesriem back to Windhoek or Windhoek via Okonjima, etoha, Damaraland and Swakop.

 

Important to Know
Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
Single travelers can join this group tour, but it requires a minimum of 2 people to run.
This tour accepts children who are 12 years and older.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Guided Tours, Safari Wildlife
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    2/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    20
All about the 14 Day Around Namibia Camping.

This tour starts and ends in Windhoek

This operator can help select your international flights, but you’ll have to book them yourself help

Fly to/from Hosea Kutako Airport (WDH – Check price) near Windhoek

A transfer from and back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Included
Park fees
(For non-residents)
All activities
(Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation
(Unless listed as upgrade)
Camping equipment
A professional driver/guide
All transportation
(Unless labeled as optional)
All Taxes/VAT
Meals
(As specified in the day-by-day section)

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

International flights
(From/to home)
Roundtrip airport transfer
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Sleeping bag
Bath towels
Tips
(Tipping guideline US$5.00 pp per day)
Personal items
(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Some meals
(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinks

  1. Itinerary Description

    Day 1
    Windhoek to Kalahari Desert
    Windhoek – Kalahari (270 km) (LD) (camping)

    You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 07:30 & 08:00

    We start our journey south on the main highway, travelling through the thin strip of Kalahari Desert that protrudes onto the eastern side of Namibia.

    The Kalahari Desert often surprises people when they first see it. It is very different from the Namib. First, remember that the Kalahari is not a desert. It receives more rain than a true desert should. The Kalahari is a fossil desert. Don’t expect to find tall Sossusvlei-style dunes devoid of greenery here. The Kalahari’s dunes are very different. They are often equally beautiful, but usually greener and less stark – and with this vegetation comes its ability to support more flora and fauna than a true desert.

    Late this afternoon we hop onto an open vehicle for a late afternoon sunset drive. The style is limited participation, assisted camping with the participation limited to only helping with the tent.
    Main Destination:
    Kalahari Desert (Other)
    Accommodation:
    Budget camping
    • In or near Kalahari Desert
    Meals & Drinks:
    • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
    • Drinks not included

    Day 2
    Kalahari Desert to Fish River Canyon
    Kalahari – Fish River Canyon area (400 km) (BLD) (camping)

    An early morning departure to the town of Mariental and south to Keetmanshoop. Just outside the town you have the opportunity of visiting the Mesosaurus Fossil Site.

    We travel via the town of Keetmanshoop for overnight camping on the Fish River area. Here you have the opportunity of seeing the Quivertree. Quiver trees are not in fact trees, they are a type of aloe, (Aloe Dichotoma), so called because the branches fork “dictomously”. These weird looking plants dot the landscape in this part of the world and are locally common, however they are one of the world’s rarest flora species.

    Main Destination:
    Fish River Canyon (|Ai-|Ais Richtersveld TP)
    Accommodation:
    Budget camping
    In or near Fish River Canyon
    Meals & Drinks:
    All meals included
    Drinks not included

    Day 3
    Fish River Canyon to Aus
    Fish River area – Aus (350km) (BLD) (Camping)

    The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is (allegedly) the 2nd largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. The immensity of this magnificent landscape is truly breath taking. The towering rock faces and deep ravines were formed by water erosion and the collapse of the valley due to movements in the earth’s crust over 500 million years ago. Today the canyon measures 160km long up to 27km wide and almost 550m at its deepest. It is fair to say that when you arrive at the canyon though, its exact location is a bit of a mystery as the 500m vertical drop from the flat dry plateau is completely out of view.

    Time to pack up camp and move on to our next destination, the tiny town of Aus. We sleep tonight at Klein Aus Vista, a private reserve, beautifully located in the Aus Mountain Range, (Huib-Hoch-Plateau region.

    Main Destination:
    Aus (Town)
    Accommodation:
    Budget camping
    In or near Aus
    Meals & Drinks:
    All meals included
    Drinks not included

    Day 4
    Aus to Luderitz
    Aus – Luderitz – Aus (250 km) (BD) (camping)
    Early morning departure for the short drive to Luderitz. We travel on the main road and keep a sharp look out for the unique Namib wild horses. We arrive in Luderitz in time to join an optional excursion, a trip on a catamaran. We take a cruise around Luderitz bay and, weather permitting, to Halifax Island to see the Jackass Penguins. Straight after the optional boat trip we drive out to Kolmanskop, a desert ghost town about 20 km out of Luderitz. It was built in the 1920’s during the diamond rush and was abandoned when bigger and better diamonds were found further along the coast. Lunch today is not included; this is to allow everybody as much flexibility with their time as possible and to give us the opportunity to sample some of the excellent local cafes. Returning to Klein Aus Vista in the late afternoon.

    The “Catamaran Cruise” excursion is subject to availability and, if undertaken, will be for the client’s own risk and expense.

    Main Destination:
    Lüderitz (Town)
    Accommodation:
    Budget camping
    In or near Lüderitz
    Meals & Drinks:
    Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
    Drinks not included

    Day 5
    Aus to Sesriem, Namib Desert
    Aus – Sesriem (350 km) (BLD) (camping)

    Turning north, we once again head deep into the ancient southern Namib, travelling on small gravel roads and passing some tiny rural communities along the way. The scenery is harsh, and sometimes forbidding. The process of erosion in these areas is well advanced and we pass time rounded “koppies” arid terrain and outcrops of tortured roc

    Traversing this bleak yet beautiful landscape, the terrain begins to change, and 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. We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colors glow and change on distant mountains to the east.

    Main Destination:
    Sesriem
    Accommodation:
    Budget camping
    In or near Sesriem
    Meals & Drinks:
    All meals included
    Drinks not included

    Day 6
    Sossusvlei, Namib Desert
    Sesriem – Sossusvlei – Sesriem (120 km) (BLD) (camping)

    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. The walk is like nothing else, 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.

    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.

    Main Destination:
    Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes)
    Accommodation:
    Budget camping
    In or near Sossusvlei
    Meals & Drinks:
    All meals included
    Drinks not included

    Day 7
    Sesriem to Windhoek
    Sesriem – Windhoek (350 km) (BL) (accommodated)

    After breakfast we begin our journey, over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek. We will travel over the Naukluft Mountains and also the Khomas Hochland Range, through beautiful mountain passes on our way back to civilization.

    We are due back into the city in the late afternoon / early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.

    Main Destination:
    Windhoek (City)
    Accommodation:
    Guesthouse Tamboti
    Mid-range guest house located in or near Windhoek
    Meals & Drinks:
    Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
    Drinks not included

    Day 8
    Windhoek to Okonjima
    Windhoek – Okonjima/Africat (300 km) (LD) (camping)

    You will be collected between 08:30 & 09:00.

    We will travel north, stopping at small towns along the way including Okahandja, where we have time to visit Namibia’s largest wood carving market. Continuing north, passing through farmland, we aim to arrive at Okonjima during the middle afternoon, giving us time to set up our camp and to relax in the shade for a while before heading out on to the property to take part in the afternoon’s activity.

    Okonjima is the home of the Africat Foundation, a specialist conservation concern that centers its operations on the African Big Cats, particularly cheetah. This afternoon you will be taken on a tour during which you will be able to meet, close-up-and-personal, some of the cheetah that are going through the Africat rehabilitation program.

    After our educational tour we will return to our camp and prepare for dinner under the African stars.

    Main Destination:
    Okonjima Nature Reserve
    Accommodation:
    Budget camping
    Inside Okonjima NR
    Meals & Drinks:
    Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
    Drinks not included

    Day 9
    Okonjima to Namutoni, Etosha National Park
    Okonjima/Africat – Namutoni / East Etosha region (300 km) (BLD) (camping)

    An early start and continuing north we pass through some small towns, making short stops for fresh supplies and fuel. Continuing on to our East Etosha, Namutoni region camp we again aim to arrive in time for lunch, giving us time to relax before heading into the park during the cool of the late afternoon for our first game drive.

    Budget camping
    Inside Etosha NP
    Meals & Drinks:
    All meals included
    Drinks not included

    Day 10
    Namutoni to Okaukeujo, Etosha National Park
    East Etosha region – Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park (BLD) (camping)

    A full day’s game driving. 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 Namutoni side of the park. We stop at Halali for a rest and a leisurely lunch, before continuing on our way and game driving down 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. 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.

    Main Destination:
    Etosha National Park
    Accommodation:
    Budget camping
    Inside Etosha NP
    Meals & Drinks:
    All meals included
    Drinks not included

    Day 11
    Okaukeujo to Grootberg Area
    Okaukuejo – Grootberg area (310km) (BLD) (camping)

    Leaving Etosha we begin our journey south with a relatively short drive to the small town of Kamanjab.

    Within this area you have the opportunity of visiting a Himba Village – the only traditionally functioning Himba community outside the far north Kaokoland region of Namibia These tribes-people have migrated here, lifestyle and customs intact, and are following their traditional way-of-life in their village on a farm, the exact location of the site varies as the Himba occasionally roam to a new location.

    From here it is a short drive on to The Hoada Community Campsite which is located among beautiful granite hills and mopane trees. To add an eco-friendly touch, the hot water system works in combination with the barbecue area, therefore whilst your meal is being prepared, your water will be warmed up for your shower!

    We overnight – camping under the stars.

    Main Destination:
    Himba Village (Cultural Village)
    Accommodation:
    Budget camping
    In or near Himba Village
    Meals & Drinks:
    All meals included
    Drinks not included

    Day 12
    Grootberg Area to Twyfelfontein
    Grootberg area – Twyfelfontein (190 km) (BLD) (camping)

    Today we head into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia, Damaraland. We drive west via the Grootberg Pass and then take a detour to visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. At this location we will have a local guide to conduct us on a short-guided tour before we set up camp for the night.

    Main Destination:
    Twyfelfontein (Rock Art)
    Accommodation:
    Budget camping
    In or near Twyfelfontein
    Meals & Drinks:
    All meals included
    Drinks not included

    Day 13
    Twyfelfontein to Swakopmund
    Twyfelfontein – Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast (420 km) (BL) (accommodation)

    From here we head deeper into the desert and pass Namibia’s highest mountain, The Brandberg, (2573 m) and more beautiful Damaraland scenery. We make a stop in the small town of Uis, an old mining town.

    From here we turn directly west and cross the gravel plains on our way to the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast. Meeting the ocean at Henties Bay, we first head north along the coast to visit the seal colony at Cape Cross. At certain times of the year as many as 100,000 Cape Fur seals congregate.

    The next destination is Swakopmund. We aim to arrive in the late afternoon giving us time to explore the town on foot before sunset.

    Tonight, we take the chance to sample one of the excellent restaurants. Your guide will offer to organize a group meal in a local restaurant for this evening. Participation is recommended but by no means required.

    Dinner is for the client’s own account.

    Swakopmund (City)
    Accommodation:
    Amanpuri Travelers Lodge
    Mid-range guest house located in or near Swakopmund
    Meals & Drinks:
    Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
    Drinks not included

    Day 14
    Swakopmund to Windhoek
    Swakopmund – Windhoek (BL) (350 km)

    The drive back to Windhoek today will take about 4 and a half hours. We will depart around lunchtime, giving us time to spend the morning relaxing in Swakopmund.

    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), skydiving, surfing, bird-watching and many other activities are available.

    All extra activities and excursions in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the client’s own risk and expense).

    This is the last day of our trip and after lunch we will transfer you back to the capital city where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the late afternoon / early evening.

    Main Destination:
    Windhoek (City)
    Accommodation:
    No accommodation (End of tour)
    Meals & Drinks:
    Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
    Drinks not included

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