This good-value eight-night, semi-participatory camping safari takes in the scenic highlights of the southern Namibia including Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon, the remote Orange River and Luderitz. Your first night in Namibia is in a guesthouse in Windhoek. Two further nights are spent in flight.
There is a camp assistant who does chores like cooking and washing-up, you are expected to erect and dismantle your own tent. Most of the time you'll stay at campsites with proper showers and toilets. You sleep in 1.6 metre high dome tents with comfortable 5cm thick mattresses. This type of trip suits those who want to see as much as possible during their holidays and are flexible and sociable.
You travel in a minibus, unless there are more than eight, in which case it is a Toyota Hino pop- top. Group size is limited to 16. Minimum age is 12. These tours work well for couples, families and solo travellers alike.
On this trip you will visit:
- Deep South
- Windhoek & Central Namibia
Depart from London on overnight flight to Johannesburg.
On arrival, check in for onward flight to Windhoek.
Transfer to guest house for overnight stay, breakfast included.
Early departure south-west to the desert across the Eros Mountains, the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib. We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.
A pre-dawn start to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert, heading into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei
on foot, trekking the last 5 km through the dunes. Morning tour in and around Sossusvlei, visiting dune 45. Return to Sesriem for lunch and late afternoon short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.
Travelling south through the Namib Rand Nature Reserve down to Betta and on to the village of Helmeringhausen. From Aus we continue on to the coastal town of Lüderitz for a night stay in a guest house, dinner for own account.
Morning tour of Kolmanskop, a desert diamond rush ghost town about 20 km out of Luderitz. Travelling south to the Fish River Canyon keeping a look out for the unique Namib wild horses. Day ends at the main view point where we can see how impressive this canyon actually is.
Depart for Keetmanshoop to visit Mesosaurus Fossil Site and Quiver tree Dolerite Park situated a short distance out of town.
Travel in a north-east direction through the thin strip of Kalahari Desert that protrudes onto the eastern side of Namibia. Tonight we will camp at Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch which is associated with the Cheetah Conservation Fund
Early morning ‘Nature drive’ before returning to Windhoek via Rehoboth, traditional home of the Baster people. Check in for return flight to Johannesburg, to connect for return overnight flight to London.
Arrive London early morning
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