Namib Naukluft National Park for Sesriem Canyon, Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Dune 45; Luderitz for Kolmanskop Ghost Town; Fish River Canyon; Quiver Tree Forest: Kalahari Basin, AfriCat Foundation; Etosha National Park & Game Drives; Himba tribe; Twyfelfontein rock etchings; Swakopmund for adventure activities
A 14 day camping safari encompassing all the major sites of Namibia - from the pans and plains of Etosha for game viewing, to the delightful and dramatic landscapes and tribes in Damaraland, the outlandish coastline and the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei. Continue to ghost towns, the second largest canyon in the world and conservation programmes - this 14 day round trip has it all.
2017-18 Rate (valid from 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018)
Camping price per person: N$29,690
Departs: Every Friday
(Also available in accommodation)
This safari can also be combined with two of the world's natural wonders, the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls can also be included by combining this trip with our 10 day Delta and Falls Safari.
Day 1 Kalahari Bagatelle Reserve
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. stopping at small towns along the way including Rehoboth, traditional home of the Baster people and on to Kalkrand where we bid main road farewell and head off into the Kalahari. Approx 270km (LD)
Day 2 Fish River Canyon
An early morning departure to the 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. Approx 500 (BLD) (Camping)
Day 3 Luderitz Nest Hotel, Luderitz
Early morning we head to the main poiny where we can see how impressive this canyon actually is. This is an ideal opportunity for photos and to spend some time experiencing this amazing sight. Viewing from the top we can see the river sparkling in the sunlight far below us, and can barely imagine how many millennia it took for the forces of erosion to carve such a magnificent vista.
Day 4 Klein Aus Vista, Aus Area
There is time to join an optional extra excursion, a marine trip. take a cruise around Luderitz bay and, weather premmitting, to Halifax island to see the Jackass Penguins. NB: The boat cruise is subject to availability and, if undertaken, will be for the clients own risk and expense. Approx 125km (BLD) (Camping)
Day 5 Sesriem Area, Namib Nauklift National Park
Turning north we head deep into the ancient southern Namib, travelling on small gravel roads and passing some small rural communities along the way, the scenery is harsh, and sometimes forbidding. The process of erosion in these areas is wel advanced and we pass rounded ''koppies'' arid terrain and outcrops of tortured rock.
Day 6 Sesriem Area, Namib Nauklift National Park
The morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting Dune 45. As the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch escaping the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.
Day 7 Windhoek City, Windhoek
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. Approx 350km (BL).
Day 8 Okonjima/AfriCat Foundation
You will be collected between 08:00 & 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. The market is operated on a local co-operative basis and is one of the bset places to shop for truly Namibian Souvenirs. Approx 300km (LD)
Day 9 Namutoni Camp, Etosha National Park
An early start and continuing north we pass through some small towns, making short stops for fresh supplies and fuel. Continuing on to Namutoni, situated in East Etosha, we aim to arrive in time for lunch, giving us time to relax before heading into the park during the cool of the late afeternoon for our first game drive.
Approx 300km (BLD)
Day 10 Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha National Park
Today is a full day's game drive, again we leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali. We stop at Halali for a rest and a leisuely lunch, there is also time to visit the waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing on your way and game driving down to Okaukuejo, Etosha's main rest camp and resort where we will check in and set up camp.
Day 11 Hoada Community Camp, Grootberg Pass
Leaving Etosha we begin our journey south with a relatively short drive to the small town of Kamanjab, the Hoada Community Campsite 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. Approx 310km (BLD)
Day 12 Twyfelfontein, Damaraland
Today we head into one of the most beauiful desert regions in Namibia, Damaraland, we drive south to the capital of this region, the small town of Khorixas and then take a detour to the west to visit the ancient Bushman engravings at Twyfelfontein. At this location we will a local guide to conduct us on a short tour before we set up camp forthe night. Approx. 190km. (BLD)
Day 13 Swakopmund via Skeleton Coast Road
From here we head deeper into the desert and pass Namibia's highest mountain; The brandberg (2573 m) and more of Damaraland's beautiful scenery. We make a stop at the small town of Uis, an old mining town, and one of best places to buy semi-precious stones, for which Namibia is famous, here, rough Amethyst, Tourmaline etc. Approx 420km (BL)
Day 14 Departure
The drive back to Windhoek today will take about 4 and half hours, we will only depart around lunch time, giving us time to spend the morning relaxing in Swakopmund. it has many superb shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Antlantic here is quite cold) and open- air curio market, thre is also very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located here. Approx 350km (BL)
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Chameleon Holidays