6 Day Namibian Adventure : Etosha, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei

Tour Details

Tour Style Camping
Length 6 days
Countries Visited Namibia
Starts Windhoek
Ends Windhoek
Group Size Max 10
Age Range Min 5 years and older
Tour SKU CAS0206
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What You'll Experience

Why You'll Love this Tour

Crammed with Namibia's must-sees, this whirlwind budget camping safari packs adventure into a short trip. Challenge yourself to climb the world's highest sand dunes in the ancient Namib Desert. Explore the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, indulging in delicious food and thrilling activities. Top it all off with an unforgettable game drive through Etosha National Park before returning to Windhoek. This is one of our most popular safaris, so don't miss out!

Tour Price

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Dates Tour Length: 6 days


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Included

  • Transport : 1-4 guests: Toyota Quantum with a purpose built trailer. 10 guests: Toyota Hino truck (a modified safari vehicle)
  • 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 at 45 ZAR / NAD / 4 USD per day)
  • Pillow
  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Soft drinks and bottled water
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Spending money
  • Gratuities

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in the Tour Price:

  • Professional guide (English)
  • Camp assistant
  • All transport whilst on tour
  • Meals as specified
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 4 nights camping
  • 1 night's accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • Camping equipment (does not include sleeping bag / pillow / stretcher)
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Guided excursion to Sossusvlei including 4×4 shuttle
  • Game drives in Etosha National Park
  • Pick up and Drop off within Windhoek city limits
  • Tapwater


Other Activities

Optional activities available on this tour at your own expense:

  • Sunset adventure to Elim Dune
  • Scenic flight over the desert
  • Skydiving
  • Quad biking in the Namibian dunes

Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek, Namibia

Embark on an epic Namibian adventure that traverses ancient deserts, conquers towering red dunes, and explores teeming wildlife in Etosha National Park! Witness breathtaking mountain scenery on your scenic drive to Sesriem, Namibia’s central plateau. Stop at the charming town of Rehoboth for supplies and explore the unique community of BűellsPort. Set up camp under a giant camelthorn tree with a glimpse of the world’s oldest desert’s iconic red dunes. Savor a delicious picnic lunch before enjoying an afternoon of relaxation or embarking on an optional sunset adventure to Elim Dune for magical golden light and a scenic walk back to camp.

Accommodation: Sesriem Campsite
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Optional activities: Sunset adventure to Elim Dune
Distance: ± 320km

Day 2: Sesriem – Sossusvlei, Namibia

Gear up for an unforgettable sunrise experience! An early start is essential to reach Dune 45 (named for its distance from Sesriem) before dawn paints the majestic red dunes in a fiery glow. Witness the mesmerizing play of light and shadow as the sun awakens the desert.After soaking in the breathtaking vista, descend the dune and enjoy a quick breakfast . We then continue the journey to Sossusvlei, entering the ancient Tsauchab Riverbed on a 4×4 shuttle. Sossusvlei, once a watering hole, is now a dramatic landscape dominated by towering dunes and the haunting beauty of Dead Vlei. Explore this otherworldly scene, a stark contrast of towering red dunes and a stark white pan dotted with skeletal camelthorn trees, standing testament to the harsh desert environment. Feel the thrill of climbing one of the world’s highest dunes, with breathtaking panoramic views as your reward. After an eventful morning, return to Sesriem for a refreshing dip in the pool and a delicious lunch. The afternoon offers a chance to explore Sesriem Canyon, carved by the Tsauchab River millions of years ago. Take a walk along the cooler riverbed and delve deeper into the fascinating geological history of this region.

Accommodation: Sesriem Campsite
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Dune 45 sunrise hike, Sesriem, Deadvlei Visit – Explore the area of foot, Climb on of the highest sand dunes in the world
Distance: ± 120 km

Day 3: Sesriem – Swakopmund, Namibia

After an early breakfast, we depart for Swakopmund, a vibrant coastal town nestled between the Namibian Desert and the Atlantic Ocean. Our scenic journey takes us across vast Namibian gravel plains, stopping at the quirky Solitaire for a taste of their legendary apple pie and a chance to capture quirky photos with old farm vehicles. Next, we’ll cross the Tropic of Capricorn, a geographical milestone marked by a photo-worthy signpost. Our route winds through mountain passes, offering breathtaking views of the Gaub and Kuiseb River canyons. Enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking the Walvis Bay lagoon before arriving at our comfortable accommodation, Amanpuri Travellers Lodge, in Swakopmund. Founded in 1892, Swakopmund boasts a unique blend of German colonial architecture and coastal charm. Explore the compact town center on foot, marveling at its German heritage. In the afternoon, your guide will present a variety of optional activities to suit your interests. Consider a thrilling scenic flight over the desert or an adrenaline-pumping adventure like skydiving or quad biking in the Namibian dunes. Tonight, enjoy the freedom to explore Swakopmund’s culinary scene. Your guide can recommend excellent restaurants to suit your taste, ensuring a memorable dining experience.

Accommodation: Amanpuri Travellers Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, (Dinner will be for your own account)
Included Highlights: Tropic of Capricorn, Walvis Bay, Swakpomund
Optional activities: Scenic flight over the desert, skydiving or quad biking in the Namibian dunes
Distance: ± 120 km

Day 4: Swakopmund, Namibia

After breakfast, we hit the road by 9:00 AM, journeying towards the magnificent Etosha National Park. Brace yourself for an exciting introduction to the park – a short game drive from the entrance to Okaukuejo Camp, where spotting big game is a real possibility! Etosha National Park is a sprawling sanctuary, encompassing over 22,000 square kilometers. It’s a haven for an incredible diversity of wildlife – 114 mammal species, 350 bird species, 110 reptile species, and countless insects. Interestingly, even a single fish species calls this park home! Upon setting up camp, we embark on a thrilling late-afternoon game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, rhinos, giraffes, and even big cats! We’ll also be on the lookout for a variety of antelopes, gazelles, zebras, and the park’s spectacular birdlife. As the sun dips below the horizon, the park comes alive in a different way. A short walk from our campsite lies the flood-lit waterhole at Okaukuejo, a legendary spot for wildlife viewing. Here, we have an exceptional chance to witness Etosha’s treasures up close, including big cats, elephants, and a variety of smaller animals. Notably, this waterhole offers an excellent opportunity to see the critically endangered black rhinoceros, Namibia’s last stronghold for these magnificent creatures.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo Campsite
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Etosha National Park Game drives, short walk to the Okaukuejo watering hole
Distance: ± 510 km

Day 5: Okaukuejo – Halali, Namibia

Get ready for an unforgettable day dedicated to exploring the wonders of Etosha National Park! As the first rays of dawn paint the sky, we’ll be among the first ones to enter the park gates, taking advantage of the prime game viewing time. Early mornings are when predators often return from their hunts, so keep your cameras ready! Etosha’s arid landscape makes water a precious resource. Strategically positioned waterholes, both natural and man-made, serve as magnets for wildlife. Our expert guide will navigate us to these hotspots, allowing you to witness a breathtaking spectacle – diverse animals gathering for their morning drink. A designated picnic area will be our pitstop for a quick breakfast, fueling us for further exploration. Our journey continues towards Halali Camp, named after the bugle call signifying the end of a European hunt. Here, within the park’s safe haven, the hunt is truly over for these magnificent creatures. Enjoy a relaxing lunch break at Halali Camp. Take a refreshing dip in the pool, browse the souvenir shop, or simply soak in the atmosphere. Before venturing out for our afternoon game drive, don’t miss the chance to observe the wildlife congregating at the Halali waterhole. As we make our way back to Okaukuejo, we’ll stop to marvel at the Etosha Pan. This colossal expanse of white mineralized earth, aptly named “great white space,” stretches over 4,700 square kilometers – so vast it’s visible from space! With watchful eyes scanning the terrain for wildlife, we’ll arrive back at Okaukuejo just before sunset. Time your return perfectly to witness the most captivating hour at the flood-lit waterhole. Here, under the cloak of night, witness the park come alive as various animals gather for a drink, offering a remarkable opportunity to see them up close.

Accommodation: Halali Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Breakfast picnic, Etosha Morning and Afternoon game drive, Etosha Pan

Day 6: Etosha National Park – Windhoek, Namibia

Bid farewell to Etosha as we embark on a game drive towards the park exit. Keep your eyes peeled for one last glimpse of the park’s majestic predators and plains game. Our journey south takes us to the charming town of Okahandja. Here, we’ll refuel our vehicle and delve into Namibia’s vibrant artistic heritage at the country’s largest wood carving market. Browse through a captivating array of handcrafted items, large and small, created by skilled artisans from all corners of Namibia. This is your chance to take home a unique Namibian souvenir while supporting local artists and communities. Continuing our journey, we aim to arrive back in Windhoek by late afternoon. A convenient shuttle service will whisk you to your comfortable accommodation within Windhoek’s city limits.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included Highlights: Morning game drive, Namibian heritage market
Distance: ± 500 km
Important Note: Remember to schedule your departure flights for a day after this trip to ensure ample time for relaxation and avoiding any last-minute stress.

 

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

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Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced ZAR 18600. Currency fluctuations may occur

Includes Free Airport pick-ups and drop-off

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