Accommodation: As specified
Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary
14 breakfasts, 12 picnic lunches and 12 camping dinners
Entrance Fees: Etosha National Park, Himba Village, Twyfelfontein, Namib Naukluft National Park, Spitzkoppe Community
General: Still mineral water on bus, tourism levy and government taxes where applicable, 24hrs medical evacuation insurance
All International / Domestic Flights and taxes, Visas, Travel and Personal accident insurance, Personal Expenses, Excursions / Activities not specified, Gratuities
Day 1 | Friday
Today we are met by our guide and head into town to stock up on necessary fresh groceries and equipment we might need. we travel north, through Okahandja, to visit Namibia’s largest wood carving market. Driving along endless stretches of farmland you reach your campsite for our first night under the African sky. We have enough time to set up our camp and take part in extended nature walks.
Overnight at campsite near Otjiwarongo – Picnic lunch and dinner.
Day 2 | Saturday
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
An early start takes us further north passing through some smaller towns, offering stops for fresh supplies. We arrive at Etosha National Park. After setting up our camp, the remaining day is devoted to the exploration of wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. Returning to camp we relax at the floodlit waterhole.
Overnight at campsite in or at Etosha National Park – Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.
Day 3 | Sunday
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast we head out to explore the various waterholes drawing all kinds of wildlife. Game viewing in the park is primarily focused around the waterholes, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species. In the evening our guide will prepare dinner at the campground allows us time to sit at the waterhole.
Overnight at campsite on or at Etosha National Park – Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.
Day 4 | Monday
After breakfast we leave and exit via the Galton gate to head further north to the Ovambo Village of Oshifo. The Ovamboland is Namibia’s most dense populated region, home to eight Oshiwambo groups that constitute the largest tribe found in Namibia. We visit a local homestead where highlights include a traditional “Kraal” inhabited by residents and learn about the Oshiwambo’s local life, culture and customs. Your guide will prepare dinner at your campsite.
Overnight at Okapika Oshifo Camp – Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.
Day 5 – 6 | Tuesday – Wednesday
We departure early to visit a Himba village. During the visit of a local Himba tribe we encounter one of the last true nomadic tribes as authentic as still possible. The Himba still live as they have for centuries. During our visit we experience essential parts of their traditions including daily life, food production, craftsmanship, singing and dancing. We will see their homestead, the holy fire, their religious beliefs and hear of the importance of livestock.
Later we reach our destination – Ongongo Waterfall Campsite. The next day, we explore the surrounding area in its natural beauty on foot or relax and swim in the natural pool with its water supplied by the Ongongo fountain.
Overnight at Ongongo Campsite – Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.
Day 7 – 8 | Thursday – Friday
We depart the Kaokoland heading south to Damaraland. Accompanied by a local Damara guide, we visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO heritage site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2.500 pictures some 6000 years ago! After a visit to the nearby Living Museum of the Damara a short journey takes us to the banks of the Ugab River, where our camp is located for the next two nights. The sunset offers breathtaking views onto the distant Brandberg.
After breakfast we depart on a guided walking trail to the well-known Rock painting “White Lady” which is located in a gorge of the Brandberg Mountain. This excursion is followed by an optional scenic nature drive in the Ugab river bed in search of the desert elephants that reside in this fragile eco-system. On return we relax around the campfire.
Overnight at Brandberg White Lady Campsite – Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.
Day 9 | Saturday
Today our journey take to the famous “Spitzkoppe” which in German means “pointed dome” commonly also referred to as the “Matterhorn of Namibia”. The area houses a great selection of Bushman paintings that can be seen at “Bushman Paradise”. After camp is set up your guide will take you on a short walk to the “rock-arch”. On return to the camp, your guide will prepare dinner.
Overnight at Spitzkoppe Mountain Tented Camp – Campsite – Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.
Day 10 – 11 | Sunday – Monday
After breakfast we can explore Bushman’s paradise on a walking trail taking you into the Spitzkoppe mountains or depart early to the coastal town of Swakopmund to enjoy brunch before checking into our hotel. On arrival in Swakopmund, the rest of the day is spent at leisure. Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, as it has numerous activities.
Overnight at Orange House – Breakfast.
Day 12 – 13 | Tuesday – Wednesday
SESRIEM / SOSSUSVLEI
Today we head further south into the heart of the Namib Desert. Our campsite is situated inside the Namib Naukluft National Park. Dinner is prepared by your guide.
The next day calls for an early start as we travel to Sossusvlei where we visit Dead Vlei, a surreal white clay pan surrounded by monumental dunes and dotted with age-old Camelthorn tree skeletons followed by a visit to Sesriem Canyon. After a sundowner at Elim dune we return to our camp where dinner is prepared by our guide.
Overnight at Sesriem Campsite – Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.
Day 14 | Thursday
Today we travel to the Kalahari Desert. The Bushmen refer to it as the “Soul of the World”. With its deep red dunes and endless grass plains interspersed with acacia’s and shrubs, it is still home to a surprisingly large amount of specially adapted wildlife. Experience the red dunes, wildlife and plants, on an optional nature drive.
Overnight at Kalahari Anib Campsite – Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.
Day 15 | Friday
Today it’s time to bid farewell to Namibia with its many fascinating highlights. Our guide takes us back via Windhoek. Depending on your outbound flight, we might have time for a city tour. After buying some last souvenirs we head off to the international airport, where our guide bids us farewell.