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Small Group Camping Tour

Namibia’s Wild Side

10 Days from NAD 35,500 per person

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Namibia's Wild Side – 10 Day Small Group Camping Tour

On this 10-day Namibia camping safari, you will travel in a small group, visiting some of the most beautiful natural highlights of Namibia: Gamsberg, Namib Desert, Brandberg Mountain, Damaraland and of course Etosha National Park.

Adventure camping

Adventure Camping

Accommodation style

Tour price

From 35,500 NAD

Starting price per person

Travellers

2-8

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

Departure date

once a month on Sunday

Departure dates

Highlights

Day 1-10 Namibia

Tour through the wild mountain ranges

Gamsberg

Tour through the wild mountain ranges

Sesriem Canyon, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei

Namib Desert
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Sesriem Canyon, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei

City tour

Swakopmund
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City tour

Petrified Forest, Organ Pipes

Damaraland
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Petrified Forest, Organ Pipes

Panoramic views across Klip River Valley

Grootberg

Panoramic views across Klip River Valley

Game drive, night game drive (optional)

Etosha National Park
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Game drive, night game drive (optional)

Who Should Go

If you have a great love for the outdoors and are looking for an adventure, we are sure you will love this 10-day Namibia camping safari. You should be a team player, be flexible and have a positive attitude – camping is an adventure more than it is a holiday. You should be open to going back-to-basics on authentic campsites and basic, but clean, ablution facilities. If you are willing to do without some of the comforts of home, you will in return be able to leave the rest of the world behind and experience a truly unforgettable trip.

Outdoor lovers

Outdoor Lovers

Adventurers

Adventurers

Sunrise

Early Birds

Active travellers

Active Travellers

„When visiting Sossusvlei, you will stay at Sesriem Campsite which gives you a head start to other travellers. The park gate opens at sunrise, but those staying at the campsite can enter an hour early. When the sun begins to rise you can enjoy the stunning sunrise across the sea of sand dunes in the Namib. If there was ever a day you would get up early during your holiday, this should be it.”
Mia | Namibia Travel Expert

Accommodation

6 campsites and 1 guest house over 10 days/9 nights
Two person dome tent on 10 day Namibia camping safari
Camp setup
Two-person dome tents
Night sky campsite on 10 day Namibia camping safari
Authentic experience
A million-star experience
Two people setting up camp
Participation safari
Guests assist guide in setting up and taking down the camp
Safari vehicle and camping trailer
Safari vehicle and supply trailer
Durable and made for Namibian roads

Tour Itinerary

Small group adventure camping safari | minimum 2, maximum 8 travellers | guaranteed window-seat

Namibia truly is every camper’s paradise. On this camping safari, you will travel in a small group, visiting some of the most beautiful natural highlights Namibia has to offer. Experience the wild mountains of Gamsberg, beautiful mountain passes and spectacular panoramic views, the untouched Namib Desert and the harsh and impressive landscapes of Damaraland. Be amazed by the rock art of the San, the astonishing wonders formed over the centuries by natural erosion and the diverse wildlife of Etosha National Park. At night, you will camp on picturesque campsites, equipped with all necessary amenities, dreaming under the starry Namibian night sky and being enchanted by the seemingly endless vastness and solitude.

Please note that we ask our guests to assist their guide in setting up and taking down the camp as well as assisting in the camp kitchen.

Namibia's Wild Side tour map

Start Windhoek

Ends Windhoek

Gamsberg mountain ranges Namibia

Day 1 | Windhoek – Gamsberg

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Windhoek – Gamsberg

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Your adventurous 10-day Namibia camping safari starts in Windhoek where you will meet your guide in the morning. On the first leg of the journey, you will travel to Gamsberg. Gamsberg is a prominent table mountain in the Hakos mountains, south-west of Windhoek. High up on the Gamsberg Pass you will find your campsite for the night. After setting up camp, take a moment to relax and take in the moment. In the afternoon, you can explore the surrounding area on a tour together with your guide. Look out for mountain zebras, Oryx antelopes and kudus and enjoy the fantastic views of the wild mountains. In the evening, you can look forward to a delicious campsite dinner and the starry night sky. You spend the night in your tent.

Lunch Dinner
Oryx running near Sesriem

Day 2 | Gamsberg – Sesriem

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

Gamsberg – Sesriem

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

After a delicious breakfast and the breaking down of your camp, you start today’s journey which takes you into the Savuti Region. Along the way you will pass through the small town of Kachikau and the Chobe Forest Reserve before once again entering the Chobe National Park, this time through the Gcoha Gate. The Savuti Region is named after the Savuti Channel, which intermittently supplies the region with water. Currently, and for the first time in thirty years, the channel is flowing into the Savuti Marsh again. Before you head out on another game drive, you help in setting up your camp and enjoy a wonderful lunch in the bush. In the afternoon, you go out and discover your surroundings on a fantastic game drive. The Savuti presents you with a great opportunity to witness a diversity of wildlife. Be sure to keep an eye out for the lions of the region. During longer dry spells, they adopted the uncommon behaviour of hunting juvenile and sometimes even fully grown elephants. Although this has not reoccurred in quite some time, you could still be fortunate enough to encounter these famous lions on today’s game drive. Time permitting, you can also view some of the ancient rock paintings made by the San Bushmen, who originally inhabited these lands. In the evening, you return to your camp for a delightful dinner and ending an eventful day by sitting around the campfire under a starlit sky, all while listening to the sounds of the animal kingdom around you.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Sossusvlei dune at sunrise on 10-day Namibia camping safari

Day 3 | Sesriem – Sossusvlei – Rostock Ritz

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

Sesriem – Sossusvlei – Rostock Ritz

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

Today, you rise earlier than the sun. While it’s still dark outside, you make your way towards Sossusvlei so by the time the sun rises, you find yourself surrounded by the dunes of the Namib Desert. Sip your tea or coffee with some rusks and watch the sun grow bigger behind the dunes, colouring them in a fascinating chase of light and shadow. Afterwards, you visit the famous Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. The contrast between the white Vleis, the rust-red dunes and the dark blue sky makes for impressive memories and photographs. Back at camp, you rejuvenate with an extensive brunch. Once camp is packed up, you continue to Rostock Ritz at the edge of the Namib Desert. You can spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Enjoy the beautiful views across this untouched landscape and the solitude of this secluded place. You will spend the night in your tent.

Brunch Dinner
Mountain range at Rostock Ritz

Day 4 | Rostock Ritz – Swakopmund

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

Rostock Ritz – Swakopmund

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3 hours

At sunrise, you should definitely go for a walk. There is nothing more enchanting than to let your gaze wander across the seemingly endless and solitary landscape in the light of the early morning hours, feeling absolute freedom. On your return, your guide welcomes you back with breakfast. You continue to the coastal town of Swakopmund at the Atlantic Ocean and swap nature for civilisation – just for a short while. In the afternoon, you explore Swakopmund on a city tour. Swakopmund is known as the German city of Namibia; you are reminded of the German colonial time on many corners – you will recognise the German language, cuisine and architecture, including the train station and court house. Have dinner in one of the many restaurants (at your own cost). You spend the night in the cosy Brigadoon Guesthouse.

Breakfast
Hike to the White Lady at Brandberg

Day 5 | Swakopmund – Brandberg

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Swakopmund – Brandberg

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

After breakfast, you leave Swakopmund, heading towards Cape Cross and its seal colony, one of the largest in the world. Seal next to seal as far as the eye can see – a true spectacle on land and sea. Along a beautiful route, you continue inland to Brandberg mountain. You set up camp under shade-giving trees in the dry river bed of Ugab River. In the afternoon, a local guide takes you on a casual hike to the well-known rock painting of the “White Lady”. Back at camp, relax and take a nap. Keep a look out for visitors – now and then desert elephants cross the area. Another eventful day comes to a close at the campfire. You spend the night in your tent.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hornbill sitting in a tree at Palmwag

Day 6 | Brandberg – Palmwag

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

Brandberg – Palmwag

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

You reach the Petrified Forest before lunch time. Be prepared to be amazed by the petrified trunks which are more than 200 million years old. Take a closer look at the Welwitschia plant and the Organ Pipes, ancient pillars of basalt, you find here. Your destination for today is Palmwag, an oasis of palm trees at Uniab River in north-west Damaraland. Take a quick dip in the pool before you go on a game drive around the 5,000 square kilometre large private concession area. The flat hills and rare plants look magnificent in the afternoon light. Plenty of wildlife is at home here, among them Oryx antelopes, kudus, ostriches, jackals and hyenas. With a little bit of luck, you might even spot a lion, the rare black rhino or desert elephants. Enjoy a sundowner drink and watch the sunset before heading back to camp. For a change, you have dinner at a restaurant – you can look forward to a delicious menu. You spend the night in your tent.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Oryx with long horns in Etosha National Park

Day 7 | Palmwag – Etosha National Park

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Palmwag – Etosha National Park

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Along the picturesque Grootberg Pass you reach Grootberg Plateau. You stop at the viewpoint to enjoy the spectacular views across the Klip River Valley. Continue to the world-renowned Etosha National Park, one of the most popular national parks in Southern Africa and the safari highlight of your 10-day Namibia camping safari. The park is home to hundreds of mammals, birds and reptiles. Entering through the Galton Gate the search for the wild animals begins. You set up camp at Olifantsrus Camp. From a raised platform, you can watch animals at the watering hole below which is very popular with elephants. You spend the night in your tent.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Zebra herd at waterhole in Etosha National Park

Day 8 | Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

The day starts early with a cup of coffee or tea and rusks. The cool early morning hours are the best time to go on game drives and you are out and about at sunrise, scouting the west of the park for elephants, rhinos, giraffes, the rare black-faced impala, lions and cheetahs. You stop at watering holes and with a bit of luck you can spot elephants drinking and taking a bath. You return to camp for a hearty breakfast. You continue to Okaukuejo where you spend the next two nights. While on the road, you have plenty of opportunities to stop for wildlife sightings. In the evening, you can spot wildlife at the illuminated watering hole which is a popular hangout for many of the park’s animals, making it a great spot for observing and taking photos. You spend the night in your tent.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Male lion drinking at waterhole in Etosha

Day 9 | Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Another day of exciting game drives and wildlife sightings in Etosha National Park begins. Together with your guide you go on extensive game drives in the morning and afternoon. Most of the time is spent scouting for elephants, rhinos and giraffes, different kinds of antelopes and other wildlife near the water holes. With a bit of luck, you can even see lions and leopards. You have the option to join a night game drive with a park ranger, spotting nocturnal animals. You spend the night in your tent.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Road from Etosha to Windhoek

Day 10 | Etosha National Park – Windhoek

Distance approx. 450 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hours

Etosha National Park – Windhoek

Distance approx. 450 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hours

After a tasty breakfast, your last leg of the journey begins. On your way to Windhoek you have time to stop at a souvenir market in Okahandja. You can find handmade souvenirs, wood carvings, baskets and jewellery. During the course of the afternoon, you arrive in Windhoek where your 10-day Namibia camping safari will come to an end. Your guide takes you to your hotel in the city or the airport where you say your goodbyes.

Included

  • transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • 9 nights’ stay in safari tents and in a guesthouse
  • camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc)
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • activities as per itinerary
  • all national park fees

Excluded

  • flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • sleeping bag
  • optional activities
  • tips, personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

Upcoming Departures

Start Finish Price per person sharing Single supplement Language
27.11.2022 06.12.2022 35,500 NAD 3,000 NAD English

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