Best of Namibia Budget Safari Tour (Inclusive)

Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

DAYS

16

Camping Small Group Top Pick

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R38,030

+ Single Supplement EUR 225 (Optional)

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced EUR 1895. Currency fluctuations may occur

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Highlights

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  • Starts: Windhoek
  • Ends: Windhoek

Countries Visited

Namibia, South Africa

Why You'll Love this Tour

If Namibia is ‘Africa for beginners’ then this safari tour is the best way to start. Revel in the stark beauty of the world’s oldest desert while quad biking across lunar landscapes, plunging down gigantic sand dunes, and camping out under a sea of stars. And when you start to wonder if you've fallen off the end of the earth, Etosha National Park surprises with big cats, bigger elephants, black rhinos and plains game in abundance.

  • Your tour requires participation from all group members. This entails assisting with the food preparation, washing of dishes, keeping the truck clean and the setting up the camp. Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind is needed on the trip. Your guide is registered with the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) and the tour has been designed to include all highlights in the price and thus avoid any hidden surprises. The camping tour provides all equipment, including camp stretcher beds, tents, camp chairs. Travellers can bring supplementary mattress if desired. Travellers are required to bring sleeping bags, towels and travel pillows.


Tour Style Camping Small Group Top Pick
Countries Visited Namibia, South Africa
Starts Windhoek
Ends Windhoek
Group Size Max 17
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
Length 16 days
Tour SKU CAS0311

Tour Price

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FROM

R38,030

+ Single Supplement EUR 225 (Optional)

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at EUR 1895. Currency fluctuations may occur

Dates Tour Length: 16 days


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12 Jul 2020 → 27 Jul 2020

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23 Aug 2020 → 07 Sep 2020

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13 Sep 2020 → 28 Sep 2020

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25 Oct 2020 → 09 Nov 2020

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06 Dec 2020 → 21 Dec 2020

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27 Dec 2020 → 11 Jan 2021

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Included

  • Meals - 15 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 12 Dinner
  • Accommodation - Two person dome tents (12 nights), Hotel/Lodge (3 nights)
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary
  • Permits
  • Park Entry Fees
  • Windhoek City Tour
  • Scenic drive through the Kalahari Desert
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park Game Drive
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Ai-Ais Hot Springs
  • Orange River
  • Kolmanskop Ghost Town
  • Luderitz
  • Desert Horses
  • Private Namib Desert Reserve
  • Open Vehicle Desert Drive
  • Desert Walk
  • 4x4 transfer to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei dunes
  • Dune Climbing
  • Scenic Drive through Namib Naukluft National Park
  • Welwitschia desert plants
  • Swakopmund
  • Cape Cross seal colony
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Etosha National Park Game Drives
  • Waterberg National Park Hike

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance) and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag and pillow if camping
  • Towel
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

Activities

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

Included in the Tour Price

  • Scenic drive through the Kalahari Desert
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park Game Drive
  • Windhoek City Tour
  • Fish River Canyon and Orange River
  • Ai-Ais Hot Springs, Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Luderitz, Desert Horses
  • Private Namib Desert Reserve, Open Vehicle Desert Drive
  • Desert Walk, 4x4 transfer to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei dunes, Dune Climbing
  • Scenic Drive through Namib Naukluft National Park, Welwitschia desert plants, Swakopmund
  • Cape Cross seal colony, Spitzkoppe, Waterberg National Park Hike
  • Etosha National Park Game Drives


Other Activities

Swakopmund

  • Skydiving (Ground Rush Adventures) - N$ 2100.00 per person (Pick–up and drop-off at Lodge)
  • Quadbiking (Desert Explorers) - 1hr – N$ 400.00 per person/90min – N$ 500.00 per person/ 2hrs – N$ 600.00 per person
  • Sandboarding (Alter Action) - Includes: Transfers, light lunch & safety gears - Lie Down: N$400pp, Stand Up : N$500pp (Mornings only. Duration approx. 3 – 3.5 hrs, Pick-up and drop-off at Lodge. Light lunch and drinks included.)
  • Living Desert Tours - N$ 600.00 per person (This tour is a half day tour. Mornings only. Duration: approx. 5hrs. Pick-up and drop-off at Lodge)
  • Dolphin Tour(Ocean Adventures) Includes: Transfers, Light lunch & cold beverages - N$ 600.00pp
  • Kayaking - Includes Scenic Ride from Swakopmund down to Walvis Bay, Lunch, safety gear, transfers - N$ 800.00pp Adults (Minimum of 2pax)
  • Fishing (Includes: transfers, lunch, drinks & Equipment) - N$ 1350.00pp (Boat) /N$ 1500.00pp (Shore)
  • Township Tours - Hafeni Tours and Travel http://hafeni-culturaltours.weebly.com/ (Includes: transfers, traditional meal & drinks) - N$ 450.00 pp
  Optional Activities available on this tour at your own expense 

Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek, Namibia

A short tour briefing will be conducted at 14h00 at the hotel before we head for Windhoek to see the sights and enjoy a drink or two at Joe’s Beerhouse or a similar restaurant where we will continue our tour briefing and enjoy warm hospitality and an own expense dinner.

Meals: No meals included on this day
Accommodation: Safari Court Hotel
Included Highlights: Windhoek city tour
Distance: +/- 30 km

Day 2: Windhoek – Kgalagadi, Namibia

We leave the city life behind us and head for the wide open plains of the vast Kalahari Desert. We journey through remote farming towns where we will have time to mingle with the locals. We will arrive at our overnight camp in the Kgalagadi in the late afternoon and after familiarizing ourselves with the camp procedures we enjoy a meal under the stars.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Park Rest Camp – Two man dome tents
Included Highlights: Scenic drive through the Kalahari Desert
Distance: 560 km

Day 3: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana/South Africa

After a hearty breakfast, we head off on our game drive through the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. This Park spans both South Africa and Botswana. There is a large population of predators here and perhaps you will have the chance to see some of these animals in action. The animals you will see include cheetah and the massive Black Maned Lion. Most of our day will be spent exploring this region with the guide’s assistance together with their knowledge of the animals. After a long day of driving you can rest your weary heads at a camp that is situated amongst the Camel Thorn trees.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Park Rest Camp – Two man dome tents
Included Highlights: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Extensive game viewing experience
Distance: +/- 100 km on game drive

Day 4: Kgalagadi – Fish River Canyon, Namibia

An early morning rise will allow us to see the sun bring the dunes to life with a red hue. We clean and pack up the camp site and then travel on one of the most scenic Kalahari roads, riding over sky high dunes which offer spectacular vantage points. We are heading to Keetmanshoop, then Fish River Canyon – the second largest canyon in the world. We will spend some time here before another highlight of the day – the hot springs in Ais-Ais located in the depths of the canyon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Ais-Ais Camp – Two man dome tent
Included Highlight: Fish River Canyon, Ais Ais Hotsprings
Distance: 470 km

Day 5: Fish River Canyon – Aus, Namibia

In the morning we will take a quick walk around the canyon before taking a trip on the remote roads to the southernmost point of our journey – the gushing Orange River. This area forms the border with South Africa. We stop here for lunch and possibly a refreshing dip in the river. Then it is off to the Namib Desert to the quaint town of Aus where we will rest for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Desert Horse Inn Campsite – Two man dome tents
Included Highlights: Scenic drive along the orange river
Distance: 335 km

Day 6: Aus – Luderitz – Kolmaskop – Aus, Namibia

We arise early to cross the open desert plains that will lead us to the Atlantic Ocean and our first stop of the day at the Ghost Town of Kolmanskop. This area used to be a working Diamond mine, but now the town is slowly being reclaimed by the ever-shifting desert sands. We enjoy an entertaining tour that leads us through the historical sites of the town. Next on the agenda is the small harbour town of Luderitz, a very inhospitable coast. We take a trip to the cross planted by Dias in 1487 and learn more about this town. In the afternoon we head back to the desert with a stop-over where we spend time with a colony of wild desert horses. We enjoy a lunch which will be at your own expense.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Desert Horse Inn Campsite – Two man dome tent
Included Highlight: Ghost Town of Kolmanskop, Wild desert horses
Distance: 250 km

Day 7: Namib Nature Reserve, Namibia

An exciting day awaits us after a leisurely morning walk into the town and visiting a local hotel. We travel into the heart of the Namib with its wide open plains, red dunes and huge mountains of stone. Over the following two nights we lodge at the Greenfire Desert Camp, a remote camp nestled against a rock outcrop. This is a conservancy that is part of the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. We will have plenty of time to see the variety of desert-adapted ecology and wildlife as we go on various walks and day and night game drives.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Greenfire Desert Camp
Included Highlights: Private Desert Camp
Distance: 230 km

Day 8: Desert Reserve, Namibia

Waking up to the stillness of the desert that surrounds us is a wonderful way to begin the day. This is a protected wilderness that is subsidised by the tourism industry. Today our qualified guide will teach you more about the animals that survive here in these natural surroundings on a desert walk. You will be able to relax during the heat of the day before we go on a desert drive in an open safari vehicle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Greenfire Desert Camp
Included Highlight: Open vehicle desert drive, Desert walk, Private desert reserve
Distance: Desert drive

Day 9: Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia

Another early start as we head off across the endless desert plains on to Sesriem Canyon and the Fish River Canyon– the highest in the world. We will explore the canyon on foot for most of our journey, but will then use a 4×4 to cover the remaining area. We will climb awe-inspiring dunes before we end the day off at a wild desert camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Sossus on Foot – Two man dome tents
Included Highlights: Sesriem Canyon, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, 4×4 transfer, Dune climbing
Distance: 200 km

Day 10 – 11: Swakopmund, Namibia

After crossing the Namib Naukluft Park we reach the coastal town of Walvis Bay. Our journey continues as we head to Swakopmund where we will spend the following two nights in a comfortable Lodge. There is plenty of time to explore this holiday town before sitting together and enjoying an evening meal at your own expense. There are optional activities here such as quad biking, sand boarding and sky diving or you can stroll around the town and visit the restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast x2, Lunch
Accommodation: Amanpuri Lodge
Included Highlights: Scenic Drive through Namib Naukluft National Park, Welwitschia desert plants
Optional Activities: Skydiving, Quad biking, Dune boarding, Desert tours, Boat cruises
Distance: 290 km on Day 10

Day 12: Skeleton Coast – Spitzkoppe, Namibia

On the cards today is a trip to the barren Skeleton Coast – a scene of shipwrecks that washed up here years ago. Then we enjoy some time with a large Fur Seal Colony at Cape Cross. Crossing the desert we will reach the towering granite peaks of the Spitzkoppe. We have the afternoon to explore this area. Our camp tonight will be nestled at the foot of the mountain.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Spitzkoppe Camp – Two man dome tent
Included Highlight: Cape Cross Seal Colony, Spitzkoppe
Distance: 280 km

Days 13 – 14: Etosha National Park, Namibia

One of the highlights of our trip – Etosha National Park awaits us. Known for its big game we will spend two evenings here where you will spot diverse wildlife. One night will be spent at the waterhole in search of animals that come to down to drink. There will be plenty of game drives for us to explore the area with. Camp for the following evening will be at one of the rest camps of the park.

Meals: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2
Accommodation: Etosha rest camp – Two man dome tent
Included Highlights: Extensive game viewing
Optional Activities: Night drive within the park
Distance: 330 km on Day 13, & +/- 120 km Game Drive on Day 14

Day 15: Etosha – Waterberg, Namibia

Another early morning game drive where new wildlife encounters await us. We will then exit the park and travel down to the Waterberg Plateau National Park with its ecologically diverse ecosystem with over 200 bird species and perhaps a sighting of the rare small antelope. An afternoon hike will allow us to enjoy the views of the Kalahari from the summit. We camp at the base tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Waterberg camping – Two man dome tent
Included Highlights: Short morning game drive, Hike in Waterbg
Distance: 350 km

Day 16: Windhoek, Namibia

We pack up this morning and head back to civilization in Windhoek. The drive will take us approximately 5 hours and we should arrive by 13h00. You are welcome to book a post tour through us. If you are leaving in the afternoon, please allow for a check in time and an hour for the airport transfer.

Meals: Breakfast
Included Highlight: Scenic drive to Windhoek
Distance: 290 km

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I enjoy this Best of Namibia Tour? This tour involves a fair amount of walking, so a small daypack is advisable. During winter the nightime temperatures can fall below zero and during summer the daytime temperatures can reach the forties, so be prepared for this. What are the facilities available at the camps? A sleeping bag, towel and pillow are required for this tour. Bathroom facilities on the trip can be basic. Consult the itinerary for further details or ask your consultant. What else should I be aware of before going on this Namibia Tour? Seasonal Malaria precautions are advisable and are locally obtainable. Most major currencies can be exchanged on arrival in Windhoek and other centres, but banking hours do apply. Credit cards are generally accepted. Our price includes transport, food, coffee, tea, and fruit juice at breakfast, as well as a professional guide, group equipment, accommodation, permits and park entry fees. The price does not include alcohol and soft drinks, tips, curios and optional extras. Before departure clients will be required to enter into an agreement regarding our booking conditions and general information. Clients are required to have their own comprehensive personal travel insurance.  

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