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10 Day Namibian Safari Adventure

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The 10 Day Namibian Adventurer covers the highlights of the country in a small group camping tour around Southern Namibia. Safaris through Etosha National Park will give you plenty of opportunities to explore the regions fauna and flora. The tour ends in Windhoek where you can climb up or sand board down the world’s tallest sand dunes.

This tour can be upgraded to an accommodated tour.

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Tour Style Camping Small Group
Countries Visited Namibia
Starts Windhoek
Ends Windhoek
Group Size Min 2 Max 14
Age Range All Ages
 

 

10 Day Namibian Safari Adventure Tour Overview

Departing from Windhoek
Ends in
Windhoek

This Namibian overland trip is very popular, it combines Etosha and Sossusvlei in a single itinerary and also visits Okonjima, the Himba, Damaraland, and Swakopmund.  It is a camping safari, except for two nights accommodation in Swakopmund.

Highlights

Included

  • Limited participation, assisted camping with the participation limited to only helping with the tents.
  • The price is virtually fully inclusive of everything you will need whilst travelling with us.

Excluded

  • Sleeping bag (can be hired)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Soft drinks

SKU: CAS1401
 

10 Day Namibian Safari Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek – Okonjima/Africat

At around 08:00 & 08:30 this morning, you will be collected from your accommodation. Hereafter we will  journey north, making short stops in small towns along the way, including Okahandja, where we will be given time to pay a visit to the largest wood-carving market in Namibia. This market functions on a local cooperative basis and is one of the finest places to purchase authentic Namibian souvenirs.

As we carry on north, we pass through lush farmlands and eventually arrive at Okonjima in the mid-afternoon, which allows us time to set up camp and unwind in the cool shade for a bit before participating in the activities offered this afternoon. Okonjima is home to the Africat Foundation – a specialist conservations concern that revolves its operations around the African Big Cats (in particular, the cheetah). In the afternoon, you will be led on a guided tour that will allow you the chance to experience some incredible close-up encounters with some of the majestic cheetah that are part of the Africat rehabilitation programme.

Majority of the animals residing in Okonjima have been rescued from countless awful situations that have left them orphaned or injured by traps. The goal of the rehabilitation process is to try to return these harmed animals safely back into the wild.
Following our informative outing, we head back to our campsite for the night in order to prepare for a delectable supper consumed beneath the twinkling of the star-speckled African sky.

Distance: 300 kilometres
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Okonjima – Namutoni/ East Etosha region

We have an early start to our day today. We carry on northward, passing through several small towns on the way and making brief stops for fresh supplies and fuel. We continue to East Etosha’s Namutoni camp where we hope to arrive before lunch. Here we are given some free time before making our way into the Park in the early evening for our very first game drive.

Distance: 300 kilometres
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: East Etosha region – Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park

Today we embark on an entire day of game driving. We leave early in the morning in order to enjoy the crisp morning air as we make our way through Etosha to Halali camp, located in the centre of the Park. En route, we pay a visit to a couple of waterholes and are offered incredible views of the impressive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is typically superb, giving us an opportunity to check off a few new species that are not usually spotted on the Namutoni park side.

Stopping at Halali in the afternoon, we are given time to unwind and to enjoy a lovely lunch. We will also have time to pay a visit to the Halali waterhole as well as to make use of the camp’s swimming pool and bar facilities prior to continuing our game drive down to Okaukuejo.

Okaukuejo is well-known for its waterhole that has been described as one of the “best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa. Located right on the doorstep of our accommodation for tonight, we will most likely see black rhino, elephant, lion and several species of antelope.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Camping

Day 4: Okaukuejo – Grootberg area

Departing from Etosha, we start our travels southward with a reasonably brief drive to the small town of Kamanjab. In this area, we pay a visit to the Himba Village – the only traditionally operating Himba community outside of the far north Kaokoland area of Namibia. The tribes-people who have migrated here have managed to keep their lifestyles and customs intact and continue to follow their traditional way of life in their farm villages. The precise location of these sites differs due to the Himba relocating to new areas every once in a while. It is here that we will be educated about traditional marriage customs, traditional food and, of course, the mysteries of the ‘Holy Fire’ area. This trip is highly informative and insightful.

From here, it is a brief journey to the Hoada Community Campsite, situated amongst gorgeous rocky hills and mopane trees. Adding to the eco-friendly environment, the hot water system operates in combination with the barbeque area, therefore, whilst your meal is being prepared, the water for your shower will be heated up. Tonight we camp beneath the gorgeous African sky, sprinkled with glimmering stars.

Distance: 310 kilometres
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Grootberg area – Twyfelfontein

We make our way into one of the most stunning desert areas of Namibia today – Damaraland. Travelling west via the Grootberg Pass, we detour in order to pay a visit to the famous ancient Bushmen rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. In this area, we will be led on a short tour by a local guide before setting up camp for the evening.

Distance: 190 kilometres
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Twyfelfontein – Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast

Today we make our way deeper into the desert, passing The Brandberg (Namibia’s tallest mountain at 2,573 metres) as well as the gorgeous scenery of Damaraland, Making a small stop in the old mining town of Uis, we are introduced to the best places to purchase semi-precious stones, for which Namibia is famous. It is here that you can find rough Amethhyst, Tourmaline and others at bargain prices!

We turn directly west from here and cross gritty plains whilst making our way to the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast. We meet up with the ocean at Henties Bay, but first travel north along the coast in order to visit the seal colony at Cape Cross. At specific times of the year, over 100,000 Cape Fur seals gather here.

Our next destination is Swakopmund, travelling along the Skeleton Coast into the premier seaside town of Namibia. Our goal is to arrive in the early evening, giving us some time to explore a bit of the town on foot before the sun sets. Tonight we have the opportunity to try out one of the fantastic local restaurants (at own expense). The Swakopmund seafood is definitely a must-have! Your guide will offer to put together a group meal for tonight where participation is encouraged, but is by no means mandatory.

Distance: 420 kilometres
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Chalet

Day 7: Swakopmund

We have today free in order to allow the group to spend the day at their leisure. Swakopmund is a charming coastal town with plenty of stores, a long stretch of beach and an open-air curio market. There is also the Namibian National Marine Aquarium as well as an excellent museum situated in Swakopmund. Otherwise, feel free to partake in the myriad of optional activities available here, including airplane and micro light 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 much more. Your tour guide will inform you of all optional activites before you arrive in Swakopmund and can arrange these for you.

(N.B.  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 the client’s own account)

Day 8: Swakopmund –  Sesriem area

Our first stopover today is made in Walvis Bay, located approximately 40 kilometres south of Swakopmund. South of the town is a massive marine lagoon which hosts a wide variety of marine birdlife, flamingos in particular. We pay a brief visit to the lagoon to observe the birds and travel a short distance to Walvis Bay to gather last minute provisions before again making our way into the desert. The second portion of our travels today carries us over more of the never-ending Namib gravel terrain. Then without much warning, the landscape transforms into mountain desert.

We journey through both the Kuiseb and Gaub passes, travelling both times to the river beds at the canyons’ base and then ascending the escarpment to the summit where we are treated to incredible mountainous views. The landscape then changes once more as we head down into the dune fields. We head across a few open grass savannah and farmlands before the landscape begins to transform into the vibrant red sand dune desert of the Namib. From here it is a brief distance to our following stopover in the small town of Solitaire. We attempt to reach our camp in the early evening to observe the glowing colours transform on faraway mountains in the east.

Distance: 300 kilometres
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Sossusvlei – Sesriem

Today we embark on an early morning drive in order to catch a glimpse of the exceptional desert sunrise. Once we’ve passed through the Sesriem (the gateway to the dunes), we make our way into the centre of the dune fields, finally arriving at Sossusvlei on foot, walking the final 5 kilometres through the dunes themselves.

Beautiful photographic opportunities are abundant in the cool morning, with the gentle light of dawn lighting up the dunes from their summits to their bases. During these sunrises, orange blazes all around the desert and creates a contrasting landscape across the entire area. Old mineral pans, undersized camel thorn trees and the possibility of spotting a gemsbok or ostrich make taking your camera along an essential part of this trip.

Our morning is spent in the surrounds of Sossusvlei, paying a visit to the world famous Dune 45. As the day winds down to a finish, we make our way back to Sesriem for a tasty lunch and to reach some shade during the hot hours of the afternoon. As the temperature drops in the early evening, we embark on a short trip to the Sesriem Canyon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Sesriem – Windhoek

Following a tasty breakfast, we head off over the mountains and travel picturesque roads, making a stopover for some rest in Solitaire. We then continue to make our way back to Windhoek through the Khomas Hochland Mountain range, back to civilization. We reach the city at about 16h00 and you will be dropped off at your lodging upon our arrival.

Distance: 450 kilometres
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

 

10 Day Namibian Safari Adventure Activities


Other Activities

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.

 

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