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Camping adventure Kaokoveld tour
Private Camping Tour

Camping Adventure Kaokoveld

14 Days from NAD 44,000 per person

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Camping Adventure Kaokoveld – 14 Day Private Camping Tour

Discover the remote Northwest of Namibia on this private camping tour. Reconnect with nature and experience Namibia’s stunning outdoors, the vast open spaces and perhaps the biggest skies you will ever see.

Adventure camping

Adventure Camping

Accommodation style

Tour price

From 44,000 NAD

Starting price per person

Travellers

Private tour

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

Departure date

Any day of your choice

Departure dates

Highlights

Day 1-14 Namibia

Game drives, game viewing at the floodlit waterholes

Etosha National Park
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Game drives, game viewing at the floodlit waterholes

Visit to the Ruacana Falls, scenic drive along the river

Kunene River
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Visit to the Ruacana Falls, scenic drive along the river

Epupa Falls, visit to a Himba village, walking tour along the Kunene River

Epupa
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Epupa Falls, visit to a Himba village, walking tour along the Kunene River

Game drives in search for desert elephants

Hoanib River Valley

Game drives in search for desert elephants

Game viewing and scenic drives, camping in the wild

Palmwag Concession

Game viewing and scenic drives, camping in the wild

Walk to the ‘bridge’, fantastic views

Spitzkoppe
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Walk to the ‘bridge’, fantastic views

Who Should Go

This trip is the ultimate adventure for those who choose a night sky full of a million stars over a five-star experience. It not only takes you to some of the most remote regions in one of the most sparsely populated countries in Africa; you will also stay at back-to-basic campsites overnighting in the middle of nature. If you love spending time outdoors, enjoying the sounds and smells and colours, you will have a great time on this trip. This tour is mostly booked by Namibia returnees who have seen the popular highlights such as Sossusvlei and Swakopmund and now want to explore the areas off the beaten track. You should be open-minded and flexible and have a team player attitude.

Adventurers

Adventurers

Open-minded travellers

Open-minded Travellers

Sunrise

Early Birds

Nature lovers

Nature Lovers

“The campsites we stayed at, were some of the most beautiful campsites I have ever seen anywhere in the world!”
Sara Rothweiler

Accommodation

8 campsites and 2 guest house over 14 days/13 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

Private adventure camping safari

This guided camping tour is for the nature-lovers, the adventurers, the young-at-heart. We take you to the remote corners of Northern Namibia. Explore the unique Etosha National Park renowned for its abundant wildlife. Head further north to the mighty Kunene River and to the magical Epupa Falls. Enjoy cultural encounters with the proud Himba people. Be amazed by the natural beauty of the Kaokoveld, its stunning scenery and idyllic places. Search for the rare desert-adapted elephants roaming the beautiful Hoanib River valley. Discover the pure wilderness of the Palmwag Concession. Get a glimpse of the San culture while travelling through the Erongo Mountains. After an adventure-filled day, sit around to the crackling campfire and come to rest. Listen to the nightly bush concert while you curl up in your tent under the vast Namibian sky.

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.

Camping Adventure Kaokoveld tour map

Start Windhoek

Ends Windhoek

Rolling hills at Dusternbrook Farm

Day 1 | Windhoek – Khomas Highland

Distance approx. 90 km; driving time approx. approx. 1-2 hours

Windhoek – Khomas Highland

Distance approx. 90 km; driving time approx. approx. 1-2 hours

Upon arrival in Windhoek (before 12pm noon), your guide will meet you at the airport – welcome to Namibia! Together, you embark on your journey of discovery in your safari vehicle and will soon reach your first destination: the Düsternbrook Farm in the Khomas Highland. Make yourself at home in your room, relax a little and enjoy the peaceful nature around you. The old farmhouse offers great views across the savannah and a riverbed frequented by animals. In the late afternoon, you can join a scenic drive across the farm and the 14,000-hectare big private game reserve (optional). With a little luck you will see giraffes, oryx, wildebeest, impalas, waterbuck and more. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner family style. You overnight at Safari Guestfarm Düsternbrook.

Dinner
Oryx at waterhole in Etosha National Park

Day 2 | Khomas Highland – Etosha National Park

Distance approx. 420 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Khomas Highland – Etosha National Park

Distance approx. 420 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

After a tasty and generous breakfast, you drive north through wide farmland. Today’s destination is the famous Etosha National Park, home to abundant wildlife and place of unique natural beauty. Once you enter through the Anderson Gate, your game drive begins. You not only look for and observe the wildlife; your guide will also share many interesting details about their behaviour and social structures. When the shadows grow longer, you arrive at Okaukuejo Camp and set up camp for the night on its campsite. After dinner, you should definitely visit the floodlight waterhole. You can spend the rest of the evening watching the comings and goings of wildlife wanting to quench their thirst.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Zebras in Etosha National Park Namibia

Day 3 | Etosha National Park

Distance approx. 130 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Etosha National Park

Distance approx. 130 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

As the sun rises, so do the animals. A day of exciting wildlife sightings awaits you. You embark on an extensive game drive and explore the remote western corner of the park. You are sure to see zebras, oryx, wildebeest, ostriches and many springboks along the way. You will stop at different waterholes and with a little luck see elephants taking a bath and watch other animals drink. Look out for the rare black-faced impala as well as giraffes, rhinos, lions, leopards, and cheetahs. You will stop for a picnic lunch along the way. In the course of the afternoon, you reach Olifantsrus Campsite. Once you have set up camp, you have some time to yourself. Visit the waterhole, a popular spot amongst elephants. At night, assist your guide making dinner. You will be amazed by the fantastic dishes easily prepared in the bush kitchen. At the end of the day, get comfortable in your tent and listen to the nightly bush concert as you fall asleep.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Ruacana Falls seen on adventure camping safari in Kaokoveld

Day 4 | Etosha National Park – Kunene River

Distance approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

Etosha National Park – Kunene River

Distance approx. 360 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

Go on a last game drive this morning. You never know what may be waiting behind the next bend and with a little luck, you might spot animals which you haven’t seen yet. You will then leave Etosha National Park. Your journey takes your further and further north to the border with Angola. Once you have stocked up on provisions at Ruacana, you make a short stop at the Ruacana Falls and finally drive along the Kunene River to your next destination. The river and its green banks seem like an oasis in this dry and arid region. Right at the riverbanks in the shade of tall and old leadwood and jackalberry trees, you set up camp. Relax and enjoy the rest of the afternoon. You spend another night in your tent.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Epupa region in Kaokoland Namibia

Day 5 | Kunene River – Epupa Falls

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Kunene River – Epupa Falls

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Wake up in the middle of nature! After breakfast with a view of the river, you continue your journey. Driving through spectacular scenery and almost unpopulated landscapes, you drive downstream to Epupa. The contrast between the green riverbanks and the dry mountains seems almost unreal. In the early afternoon, you will reach your home for the next two nights. Just a short walk from the Epupa Falls is your campsite, right at the riverbanks. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Relax underneath the shade-giving makalani palms and enjoy this idyllic and untouched area. You won’t be able to swim as the water is alive with crocodiles. However, depending on the water levels, you can cool down in nearby rock pools. At night, fall asleep to the soft gurgle of the river.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Himba Village in northern Namibia

Day 6 | Epupa Falls

Epupa Falls

This morning, you will experience cultural encounters with the proud Himba people. In the remote Kaokoveld, the Himba have managed to maintain their ethnic identity and culture until today. Together with a local guide, you visit a village and get an insight into their traditions and daily life. Back at camp, you have time to yourself. You can also join your guide on a walk to the Epupa Falls. The unique beauty of nature will enchant you. In the late afternoon, you drive to a viewpoint. From up here, you have a breathtaking view across the picturesque valley, dotted with makalani palm trees and baobabs. A cold drink in your hand, watch the beautiful sunset – a very special experience.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Kaokoland scenery in northern Namibia

Day 7 | Epupa Falls – Camp Aussicht

Distance approx. 260 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

Epupa Falls – Camp Aussicht

Distance approx. 260 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

Start your day with a cup of coffee or tea at the riverbanks and enjoy the peaceful morning. After breakfast, it is time to continue your journey. You drive south via Opuwo through dry and sandy terrain. Halfway between Opuwo and Sesfontein, a rough and bumpy road leads you to a mountain saddle. Up here, secluded, remote and amidst stunning scenery, you will find the unique Camp Aussicht. On the campsite with spectacular 360-degree views, you set up camp for the night. In the afternoon, you can accompany the camp owner, Marius Steiner, on a tour to his mine where he has been digging for gemstones for many years (optional). You will learn many interesting facts about the blue and green mineral dioptase. Slowly, another exciting day in Namibia comes to an end.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Sunset seen on Namibia adventure camping tour

Day 8 | Camp Aussicht – Warmquelle

Distance approx. 80 km; driving time approx. 2 hours

Camp Aussicht – Warmquelle

Distance approx. 80 km; driving time approx. 2 hours

You’re not in a hurry this morning as today’s driving distance is short. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and the stunning views at camp. Once you’re packed, you make your way south via the steep Joubert Pass. Around lunch time, you will reach your campsite at the Ongongo Waterfall. Enjoy the afternoon relaxing at this beautiful place. Take a dip in the crystal-clear water of the natural pool below the waterfall. End the day with another dinner under the Namibian sky and look forward to your night in the tent.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Desert elephant in the Hoanib Valley

Day 9 | Warmquelle – Hoanib – Palmwag

Distance approx. 130 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

Warmquelle – Hoanib – Palmwag

Distance approx. 130 km; driving time approx. 5 hours

Your morning starts early as you head to Sesfontein and continue west. Just a few kilometres from Sesfontein, you drive to the remote Hoanib River valey. The underground water levels of the Hoanib are just enough to keep the surrounding nature alive. Green bushes and large trees cross the sandy river valley, home to springboks, oryx, giraffes, and desert elephants. While you slowly drive through the riverbed, look out for wildlife and enjoy the impressive scenery. With a little luck, you can see desert elephants – an experience you will surely never forget. Finally, you enter the 5,000 km² Palmwag Concession via the northern gate. You will arrive at your campsite, in the middle of nature and complete solitude – what an amazing spot for spending a night in a tent! Chat about the day’s events around the crackling campfire and listen to the sounds of the nights, while the stars twinkle high in the sky.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Black rhino seen on Namibia adventure camping tour

Day 10 | Palmwag

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Palmwag

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

After an exciting night in Namibia’s wilderness, wake up to the first rays of sunshine in the morning. Look forward to a day in untouched nature. You can expect stunning scenery stretching towards the horizon. Seemingly endless, solitary, and unique. Wide plains and red hills alternate with dry river valleys, rocky ravines and life bringing springs. Here, you can see rare plants like the Welwitschia Mirabilis as well as springboks, oryx, kudus, giraffes, ostriches, jackals, and hyenas. If you’re really lucky, you may see lions, desert elephants and even the rare black rhino. Enjoy stunning panoramic views from different viewpoints. In the course of the afternoon, you reach Palmwag Campsite. Dust off from the day’s adventures, enjoy a nice shower or jump into the swimming pool at the close-by lodge. You spend another night in your tent.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Brandberg region Namibia

Palmwag – Brandberg

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

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

Continue your journey across the diverse Damaraland. You visit the Petrified Forest close to Khorixas. You will see petrified trees, more than 200 million years old. You can make out the annual rings almost as clear as on living trees. Take a closer look at the many Welwitschia plants as well. You then continue further to the Brandberg, protruding from the ground like a giant island, glowing in a vibrant red. You set up camp in the dry riverbed of the Ugab at the slopes of the Brandberg and under shade-giving trees.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Man starting a fire seen on Namibia adventure camping tour

Day 12 | Brandberg – Erongo Mountains

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Brandberg – Erongo Mountains

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 4 hours

Provided the hiking trail is open, you embark on an easy hike to the ‘White Lady’ this morning. Head out early while the temperatures are still cool. Over rough and smooth you make your way deep into the gorge until you reach the famous rock painting. You will be accompanied by a local guide sharing interesting facts about the San people and their rock paintings as well as the local fauna and flora of the Brandberg. Afterwards, you continue your journey to the Erongo Mountains and Omandumba Farm. In-between massive granite rocks find a nice spot for your tents. After a short mid-day break you visit the Living Museum of the San in the afternoon. You will get an insight into the everyday life and traditions of the local families and can deepen your knowledge about their way of life and culture. Back at camp, you make dinner under the open sky one last time. Your last night of camping begins.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bridge at Spitzkoppe at sunset

Day 13 | Erongo Mountains – Spitzkoppe – Greater Windhoek

Distance approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hours

Erongo Mountains – Spitzkoppe – Greater Windhoek

Distance approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 5-6 hours

After breakfast, you pack up camp and head on. You pass by the impressive Erongo Mountains, remnants of an ancient volcano, and finally reach Spitzkoppe. Get out of the car and explore the area on foot. Climb up large granite rocks until you reach the ‘Bridge’, a natural rock arch very popular for taking photos. You will have fantastic views of Spitzkoppe, its distinctive form resembling Matterhorn in the Alps. After a relaxed picnic in dramatic scenery, you continue to the Immanuel Wilderness Lodge. At the end of your exciting trip, you will be spoilt with typical Namibian farmers cuisine and a night in a comfortable guestroom.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Okahandja Craft Market on last day of Namibia adventure camping tour

Day 14 | Greater Windhoek – Windhoek

Distance approx. 70 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Greater Windhoek – Windhoek

Distance approx. 70 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Your adventure trip comes to an end. After a hearty breakfast, you embark on your last leg of the journey. On your way to Windhoek, make a short stop at the souvenir market in Okahandja. Here, you can find handmade souvenirs, wood carvings as well as baskets and jewellery. Upon arrival in Windhoek, we take you to the airport or your city hotel, where you say your goodbyes to your guide.

Breakfast

Included

  • transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • 13 nights’ stay in safari tents and accommodations
  • 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

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01.01.2022-
31.12.2022
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