NAMIBIA - Scheduled Guided
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Guided Camping Tours Overview
7 Day - Northern Adventure Safari
Scheduled Guided Tour
participation, assisted camping)
7 Days / 6 Nights
Windhoek - Namibia
Windhoek - Namibia
Windhoek – Okonjima - Etosha
National Park - Oase Himba Village, Kamanjab - Brandberg Mountain - Skeleton
Coast – Swakopmund - Windhoek
A great trip that will journey north to Etosha, one of Africa's premier
Parks, north west to Kaokoland to visit the Ovahimba people, on to
Damaraland to view rock paintings and engravings, and then over to the
Skeleton Coast and Swakopmund. Highlights include Etosha National Park,
Kaokoland and Himba, Twyfelfontein rock art, Skeleton Coast, Cape Cross seal
This safari has a guaranteed departure every Friday of the year, with a
minimum of 2 people. There is no single supplement, and the price is
virtually fully inclusive of everything you will need whilst travelling with
us. The style is limited participation, assisted camping and there is one
accommodated night included in the itinerary, (day 6)Collection time is
between 08:30 & 09:00 from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits.
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This Group Safari itinerary can easily be converted
into a Private Safari
or a Self Drive Tour
Airport transfers and pre & post safari accommodation is not included but can be arranged on
We also offer regional flights and coach
Please contact us for advice & information on how to reach the departure point
this safari and how to continue afterwards…
Suggested Safari Combination Options:
This safari can also be combined with our 7 day Southern Swing itinerary to
make an unforgettable 14 Day Namibian Experience. To make a comprehensive 10
day itinerary, combine this with our 3 day Sossusvlei trip. Two of the
world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls
can also be included by combining this trip with our 8 day Delta and Falls
Windhoek – Okonjima (300 km) (LD) (camping)
You will be collected between 08:30 & 09:00.
We will travel north, stopping at small towns along the way including
Okahandja, where we have time to visit Namibia’s largest wood carving
market. The market is operated on a local co-operative basis and is one of
the best places to shop for truly Namibian souvenirs.
Continuing north, passing through farmland, we aim to arrive at Okonjima
during the middle afternoon, giving us time to set up our camp and to relax
in the shade for a while before heading out on to the property to take part
in the afternoon’s activities.
Okonjima is the home of the AfriCat Foundation, a specialist conservation
concern that centres its operations around the African Big Cats,
This afternoon you will be taken on a tour during which you will be able to
meet, close-up-and-personal, some of the cheetah that are going through the
AfriCat rehabilitation programme.
Most of the animals currently living at Okonjima have been rescued from
various desperate situations, being orphaned or caught in a trap, and the
aim of rehabilitation process is to attempt to re-introduce them into the
After our educational tour we will return our camp and prepare for dinner
under the African stars.
Okonjima - Namutoni / East Etosha region (300 km) (BLD) (camping)
An early start and continuing north we pass through some small towns,
making short stops for fresh supplies and fuel.
Continuing on to our East Etosha, Namutoni region camp we again aim to
arrive in time for lunch, giving us time to relax before heading into the
park during the cool of the late afternoon for our first game drive.
East Etosha region – Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park (BLD) (camping)
A full day's game driving. We again leave early to enjoy the cool
morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated
in the middle of the park. Along the way we visit several waterholes and are
afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is
usually excellent and we have the chance to tick off a few new species that
are not normally seen on the Namutoni side of the park.
We stop at Halali for a rest and a leisurely lunch. There is time to visit
the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities
before continuing on our way and game driving down to Okaukuejo.
Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, which has been described as one of
the "best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa". Situated on the
doorstep of our camp, black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of
antelope are usually seen.
Okaukuejo – Oase Himba Village, Kamanjab (300 km) (BLD) (camping)
Leaving Etosha we begin our journey south with a relatively short drive
to the small town of Kamanjab where we will make a short stop here before
continuing on to find the Himba Tribesmen.
This is the only traditionally functioning Himba community outside the far
north Kaokoland region of Namibia These tribes-people have migrated here,
lifestyle and customs intact, and are following their traditional
way-of-life in their village on a farm. Oase Village is located about 15 to
20 km outside Kamanjab; the exact location of the site varies as the Himba
occasionally roam to a new location.
During the afternoon we will be invited into Oase Village and will meet with
the locals. We will have a specialist guide for the time we are there, who
will be able to translate for us and will introduce us to this “alternative
lifestyle”. We will learn about marriage customs, traditional food and the
mysteries of the local religion, “Holy Fire”.
Oase Village – Brandberg Mountain (400 km) (BLD) (camping)
Today we head into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia,
Damaraland. We drive south to the capital of this region, the small town of
Khorixas, and then take a detour to the west to visit the ancient Bushman
rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. At this location we will have a local
guide to conduct us on a short guided tour.
From here we head deeper into the desert to Namibia’s highest mountain, The
Brandberg, (2573 m). Brandberg Mountain is an ancient Bushman spiritual site
and tonight we will sleep under the shadow of this giant granite monolith.
Brandberg Mountain – Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast (250 km) (BL) (chalet)
Starting early to enjoy the cool of the morning we will hike, “into” the
mountain with our guide to see the world famous “White Lady” rock painting.
Attributed to the Bushman artists, the white lady panel is believed by some
to be in excess of 20 000 years old.
Back on the road for more beautiful Damaraland scenery. We make our first
stop in the small town of Uis, an old mining town, and one of the best
places to buy semi-precious stones, for which Namibia is famous. Here, rough
Amethyst, Tourmaline etc can be found at bargain prices.
From here we turn directly west and cross the “gravel plains” on our way to
the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast. Meeting the ocean at Henties Bay,
we first head north along the coast to visit the seal colony at Cape Cross.
Here at certain times of the year there can be as many as 100,000 Cape Fur
seals in attendance.
The next destination is Swakopmund, following the Skeleton Coast into
Namibia's premier seaside town. We aim to arrive in the late afternoon
giving us time to explore the town on foot before sunset.
Tonight we take the chance to sample one of the excellent restaurants. The
seafood in Swakopmund is superb. Your guide will offer to organise a group
meal in a local restaurant for this evening. Participation is recommended
but by no means required.
Dinner this evening in not included in the price of the safari and will be
for the client’s own account
Swakopmund - Windhoek (BL) (350 km)
The drive back to Windhoek today will take about 4 and a half hours. We
will only depart after lunch,
giving us time to spend the morning relaxing in Swakopmund. Swakopmund is a
very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach
(although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market.
There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium
is located in Swakopmund.
Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged.
These include aeroplane and microlight flights over the desert, scenic
drives, fishing trips (both from the beach or in a boat), four-wheel
motorcycle (quad bike) trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around
Swakopmund, sand boarding trips (also in the dunes), skydiving, surfing,
bird-watching and many other activities are available.
Your tour guide will discuss all the possible options with you before you
reach Swakopmund and will offer to make bookings in advance of your arrival.
(N.B. All extra activities and excursions in Swakopmund are subject to
availability and are made at the clients’ own risk and expense).
This is the last day of our trip and after lunch we will transfer back to
the capital city where you will be dropped off at your accommodation.
Maximum group size is 14 people, with a minimum of 2 participants. Transport
for up to 8 people will be in a minibus and for 9 people and more in a
Toyota bus / truck.
The style of safari is limited participation, you will be asked to assist put
up and take down your own tent, and however there will be a camp assistant to
complete all the other campsite chores. Your tour guide will do all the
shopping, cooking and day-to-day organization of the safari. Unless otherwise
specified, all safaris will be conducted in English.
1. All transport
2. Three meals a day (unless differently specified)
3. Tap drinking water
4. Tea & coffee in camp
5. All camping equipment
6. Park entrance fees
7. Camping fees
8. Professional guide
9. Camp Assistant
10. Pick up & drop off from accommodation in Windhoek
1. Sleeping bag (can be hired)
2. Alcoholic beverages
3. Soft drinks
4. Personal travel insurance
Useful items to bring with you:
1. Two litre water bottle
4. Sun hat
The tents are dome type, which are easy to assemble and your mattresses are
approximately 5 cm thick with your own mattress cover, and everyone has a camp
chair with a backrest.
Clients are limited to one soft, barrel type bag per person with maximum
weight of 15kg, one medium sized hand luggage bag, one medium sized camera bag
and a sleeping bag.
We suggest a sleeping bag range of “3 – 4 season”. Sleeping bags can be hired
by prior arrangement for the trip. When packing your clothing please be aware
that Namibian summer temperatures (December - March) can reach 45*C, and
winter temperatures (June - September) can be as low as -5*C. The rainy season
is between December and April.
All evening meals on camping safaris, (unless stipulated), are cooked on an
open fire by your guide. Salads and fresh vegetables will be served where
possible, but please note in some areas this is not necessarily every day.
Fresh fruit will also be supplied when possible. Vegetarians can be catered
for but please notify us prior to safari departure.
Namibia is a low risk malarial destination but we recommend that seek
professional medical advice to enable you to make decisions on personal
All tap water in Namibia has been purified or comes directly from boreholes
and is safe to drink. We supply tap drinking water but bottled mineral water
is easily available at shops and rest camps should you prefer to drink this.
Electrical plugs are 220 V and are 3 pin (round pin as opposed to square pin).
Adaptors can be purchased in Windhoek. It is possible to re-charge batteries
at some campsites.
It is customary to tip in Namibia, usually, around 10% at restaurants. Your
guide and assistant can be tipped at your own discretion but we ask that the
guide be tipped separately from your assistant.
must be carried with you at all times whilst on safari and in the vehicle.
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your safari
finishes/you leaving the country. You may not be allowed into Namibia if your
passport does not have the required 6 months; we cannot accept any
responsibility or refund on a safari in this scenario.
The Namibian Dollar (N$) is tied permanently 1-1 to the South African Rand
(SAR). SAR, notes and coins are legal tender in Namibia. Credit cards are
widely accepted at ATM’s. Traveller’s cheques can be changed only in major
towns but it is advisable to carry a limited amount of cash with you.
PERSONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE
is not included but is compulsory when travelling on any safari. Travel insurance is for your own
protection and we consider it to be an essential part of modern international
travel. Please consult your travel agent prior to leaving home or contact us.
VISA REQUIREMENTS –
Visas are your own responsibility; persons arriving without the relevant
visa for their safari will not be refunded in this scenario.
safaris are merely suggested itineraries and therefore can be
to suit your specific needs:
- Routes can be amended
according to your preference
- Accommodation can be
changed to suit your style and budget
- Accommodation meal
basis can be booked according
to your requirements
- Extra nights can be added
depending on your arrival and departure flight times and the
pace that you want to travel