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7 Day Northern Adventure

Explore the north of Namibia, and get to know more about Namibia's diverse wildlife and cultures. Including stops at Etosha National Park, Southern Africa's premier national parks where you can enjoy game viewing day and night, meeting the local Himba people, visiting the AfriCat Foundation and learning about the conservation work being done for Africa's big cats, exploring the stark beauty of Damaraland all before arriving onto the Skeleton Coast, spending 1 night in Swakopmund. This camping tour offers an excellent variety of wildlife, people and some of Namibia's most stunning landscapes.

Safari Type: Camping

Departs: Friday

Max: 14
 
Starting From:

$13,945.00/person sharing


From Jul 1st, 2020
$16,645/person sharing

Departs:

Friday


  • Bushman Rock Art
  • Cultural Experience
  • Etosha National Park
  • Swakopmund
  • Windhoek

  • Transport in a custom built safari vehicle (no air-conditioning)
  • Services of a English speaking guide & camp assistant
  • 5 nights camping
  • 1 nights accommodation
  • National park & site entry fees
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Pick up/drop off within Windhoek city limits
  • Snacks & drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips/gratuities

Itinerary

Day1: Okonjima Campsite

You will be collected between 8.30am & 9am. 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. Continuing north, we arrive at Okonjima mid afternoon, giving us time to set up our camp and to relax for a while before heading out on an afternoon activity. Okonjima is the home of the Africat Foundation, a specialist conservation concern that centres its operations around the African Big Cats, particularly cheetah. This afternoon we 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 wild. 
 

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Okonjima

Day2: Namutoni, Etosha National Park

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. 
 

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

Day3: Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park

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. 
 

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

Day4: Hoada Campsite, Damaraland

Leaving Etosha we head south with a relatively short drive to the small town of Kamanjab. Within this area we visit a Himba Village - 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, the exact location of the site varies as the Himba occasionally roam to a new location. We will learn about marriage customs, traditional food and the mysteries of the ’Holy Fire’ religion. From here it is a short drive on to Hoada Community Campsite which is located among beautiful granite hills and Mopane trees. To add an eco-friendly touch, the hot water system works in combination with the barbeque area, therefore whilst your meal is being prepared, your water will be warmed for your shower! 
 

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

Day5: Twyfelfontein, Damaraland

Today we head into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia, Damaraland. We drive west via the Grootberg Pass and then take a detour to visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. At this location we will have a local guide to conduct us on a short tour before we set up camp for the night. 
 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Madisa Camp

Day6: Prost Hotel, Swakopmund

From here we head deeper into the desert and pass Namibia’s highest mountain, The Brandberg, (2573 m) and more beautiful Damaraland scenery. We make a 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. At certain times of the year as many as 100,000 Cape Fur seals congregate. 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 is for the client’s own account.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Prost Hotel

Day7: Windhoek

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. 
 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
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