Chameleon Safaris Namibia 7 Day Namibian Circuit

For those ‘happy campers’ with limited time this 7 day circuit is the perfect introduction to Namibia. Spend 2 nights camping in Etosha National Park and 2 nights in the Namib Naukluft National Park, with 2 nights in Swakopmund for a full day of adrenaline activities. Etosha National Park is one of Africa's premier game reserves, and the Namib Naukluft National Park is Africa's largest national reserves, so this 7 day option ticks a lot of boxes. Combine that with 2 nights in Namibia's adventure capital and stops with the Himba, Herero and Damara people and this 7 day safari has something for everyone.

Safari Type: Camping

Departs: Thursday

Max: 12
Starting From:

$14,750.00 per person sharing

$1,000.00 single supplement




  • Transport in a custom built safari vehicle with pop up roof (no air-conditioning)
  • Services of a professional English speaking guide & camp assistant
  • 4 nights camping
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Camping equipment (excluding sleeping bag)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • National park entry fees
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Pick up in Windhoek
  • Drop off in Windhoek
  • Snacks & drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips/gratuities


Day1: Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park

We will be collected from our guesthouse/hotels as 7.15am and brought to Chameleon Backpackers Lodge for the pre-departure talk and to meet the rest of the group. After the departure from Windhoek, we stop briefly at Otjiwarongo to gather some last minute supplies before continuing on to Etosha with a light lunch pack whilst “on the move”. We enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant, rhino and many different species of antelope arriving at our camp just before sunset. We set up our tents and whilst dinner is cooking, we have the chance to visit the floodlit waterhole. Dinner is prepared by our guide over an open fire and an early night is recommended. 

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Okaukuejo

Day2: Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park

We start our first game drive at sunrise to catch the predators while they are still active, visiting many waterholes, making our way across the park where we enjoy breakfast at one of the (fenced) picnic spots within the park. We then continue our journey arriving at the Etosha Pan, a chance to get out of the vehicle, stretch legs and enjoy the vast expanse of the pan and take some awesome photos. After our visit to the pan, we head through to Halali, the central camp where we can take a dip in the pool, visit the Moringa waterhole and enjoy some lunch. After lunch we begin our final game drive across the park, back to Okaukuejo calling into some well-known waterholes and returning to camp by sunset. Our last night camping in Etosha, and our last chance to enjoy the waterhole so a post dinner visit is highlight recommended. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Okaukuejo

Day3: Amanpuri Travellers Lodge, Swakopmund

We enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from Etosha is no later than 7am. The route today takes us into the dramatic and beautiful scenery of Damaraland. We have the chance to meet the wonderful Herero, Himba & Damara ladies who sell their handmade arts and crafts to support their rural families. A light roadside lunch is served en-route in the shadow of Namibia’s tallest mountain, the Brandberg, and we can interact with some of the colourful local characters who live in this harsh environment. On the drive down the Skeleton Coast we explore the remains of a small shipwreck. We arrive in Swakopmund late-afternoon which gives you time to explore this quaint seaside town on foot (depending on the season). After our day of meeting the Himba, Herero & Damara people, dinner tonight is a chance to get to know more about Namibia’s biggest tribe, the Owambo’s, and try some local Namibian delicacies in the township at Hafeni’s Traditional Restaurant. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Amanpuri Travellers Lodge

Day4: Amanpuri Travellers Lodge, Swakopmund

A full day today to enjoy all the optional activities that the Skeleton Coast has to offer. For the adrenaline junkies, this could be flying down a sand dune head first at 60km/hr, or sky diving over the desert, or for those that prefer something a bit calmer, it could be a living desert tour, kayaking with the seals, a dolphin cruise in Walvis Bay, or a stroll around the town enjoying the curio shops and café that Swakop is renowned for. Either way, enjoy the weekend at the coast and the chance to sleep in a real bed. Overnight in twin share rooms with en-suite bathroom with lunch and dinner at our own expense today.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Amanpuri Travellers Lodge

Day5: Sesriem, Namib Desert

Departure from Swakopmund is around 8am today and we make our way south to the port town of Walvis Bay where we stop in at the lagoon, a great chance to meet the flamingos, and learn more about this important wetland site. We then drive through the Namib Desert via the Kuiseb Pass and Solitaire, arriving at our camp late afternoon and we can set up our tents and enjoy the sunset. Pool and bar available. Dinner prepared by our guide and an early night is recommended. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Sesriem

Day6: Sesriem, Namib Desert

A pre-dawn departure from camp this morning means that we can enjoy the dunes at first light whilst the temperatures are still cool. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes, making our first stop at the famous Dune 45, where we can climb to the top and enjoy the sunrise. On descent, enjoy some breakfast, before continuing on to the Sossusvlei area to appreciate the beauty of this place in early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region. We explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever-changing colours before taking the 4x4 shuttle back to our vehicle. We return to Sesriem for lunch and a swim and late afternoon we visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Sesriem

Day7: Windhoek

A leisurely start this morning allows us to have a cooked breakfast and hit the road no later than 9am. From Sesriem, we head back to Windhoek, travelling around the Naukluft Mountains. We aim to arrive back in Windhoek no later than 2pm, ensuring sufficient time for those wishing to travel onwards. No flights recommended before 15pm. 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch