This new, excellent value 13-day, privately guided camping tour brings together the breathtaking beauty of the Namib Desert and Sossusvlei, excellent game-viewing in the renowned Etosha National Park and the opportunity to understand the country's history, including the colonial German influenced architecture and the ancient San rock engravings. Other highlights include crossing the Tropic of Capricorn and a visit the Africat Foundation at Okonjima.
This semi-participatory camping trip is ideally suited to families or groups of friends who are looking for the privacy of their own tour - suits four to five people. April to September, the Namibian winter , is the best time to travel making this an ideal summer holiday destination.
Depart form London on overnight flight via Johannesburg to Windhoek.
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Windhoek where you have the rest of the day to explore Namibia's capital city. Stay at Tamboti Guesthouse, breakfast included.
Namib Naukluft Park
You will be met by your guide and depart on your journey south through the Khomas Hochland range of mountains continuing towards the Naukluft Mountains. Stop in the small town of Solitaire for refreshments before reaching our camp outside the Namib Naukluft Park. Enjoy a dip in the pool and a guided walk. Camp under the stars.
Sesriem and Sossusvlei
Early start to travel through Sesriem at sunrise. Travel through the dunes to famous Sossusvlei
and see the iconic Dune 45. See Sesriem Canyon in the afternoon before returning to camp for sundowners.
Continue north-west to the , trough Walvis Bay, w Dinner at a local seafood restaurant is included.
Continue north-west to the seaside town of Swakopmund located on the Skeleton Coast
. Visit the ‘N/a’an ku se Namib Conservation Centre to learn more about the carnivore surveillance in the greater Namib area.
The route then crosses the Tropic of Capricorn and traverses both the Gaub and the Kuiseb pass. Watch the spectacular desert landscape unfold as we drive down to the dry river bed at the bottom of the canyon. We cross the desolate “Namib gravel plains” before reaching the coastal sand dunes at the port town of Walvis Bay. Picnic lunch and opportunity to see the flamingos and other bird life in the Walvis Bay lagoon.
Continue to Swakopmund where you stay at Amanpuri Travellers Lodge in Swakopmund.
. Dinner at a local seafood restaurant is a must (at own expense).
Today you will embark on a catamaran cruise to see the marine life off the coast of Walvis Bay. You may be lucky to see the dolphins, the seals and a variety of birdlife – all whilst enjoying some snacks and sparkling wine.
In Swakopmund you will have free time to explore the town or book some of the extra activities on offer, such as microlight and plane flights over the desert, fishing trips, desert quad bike trips or sand boarding. Alternatively, travel with your guide into the Swakopmund Valley to see the ancient Welwitschia Mirabilis plants. Lunch and dinner today are for your own expense.
Cape Cross and Damaraland
Travel north along the coast and stop to see the Cape Cross seal colony before returning to the desert. Shop for semi-precious stones at Uis, the old mining town. Camp at Aba Huab in Twyfelfontein.
Visit the rock engravings in the area before heading to the campsite at Kavita Lion Lodge, ending the day with a nature drive.
Etosha National Park
Morning visit to the Communal Carnivore Conservation Project before departing for the Etosha National Park.
Camp at Okaukuejo.
Etosha National Park
Spend the day in search of game in Etosha before heading to the campsite at Namutoni for a night drive.
After the morning game drive, depart for the Africat Foundation at Okonjima for a close encounter with the rescues cheetahs.
Accommodation: Namutoni Rest Camp
Okonjima & Windhoek
After an educational tour at Africat, start your journey to Windhoek. Stay at Tamboti Guesthouse, dinner is for your own account.
Transfer to airport for your flight back to the UK via Johannesburg.
Arrive at London Heathrow early morning.
Pricing Information & Dates
14 day tour, from £3435 per person
Inclusive of all accommodation and camping equipment (tent and mattress), private guide, airport transfers, all meals, except in Windhoek and Swakopmund (breakfast only), national park entrance fees and most activities.Excludes: visa fees, drinks, meals and activities not mentioned, items of a personal nature and gratuties.Supplements apply during peak season and school holidays.
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