Chameleon Safaris Namibia 5 Day Etosha & Skeleton Coast Adventure

This 5 day camping safari is a great combination of wildlife and adventure for those travelling on a budget. Enjoy 2 days of game driving in Southern Africa’s premier game park, camping inside the park and searching for predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena as well as megafauna such as elephant and rhino, before heading south west through Damaraland, meeting the people of Namibia before arriving on to the famous Skeleton Coast. 2 nights in Swakopmund give you plenty of time to explore the coast and enjoy optional activities such as sky diving, adventures to Sandwich Harbour, sandboarding, quadbiking and more. Alternatively, take the chance to relax and unwind before returning to Windhoek.

Safari Type: Camping

Departs: Thursday

Max: 12
Starting From:

$7,595.00 per person sharing

$1,000.00 single supplement

From Apr 1st, 2020
$8,000 per person sharing (includes/safari-overview.php (2))




  • Transport in a custom built safari vehicle (no air-conditioning)
  • Services of an English speaking guide & camp assistant - 4 days
  • 2 nights camping
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • National park entry fees
  • Activities as indicated
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Camping equipment
  • Transfer from Swakopmund to Windhoek
  • Pick up in Windhoek
  • Drop off in Windhoek
  • Drinks & snacks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities


Day 1: 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 camp 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 

Day 2: 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

Day 3: Amanpuri Travellers Lodge, Swakopmund

We enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from Etosha is no later than 07h00. 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 where we check into our accommodation before heading out for dinner at Hafeni’s Cultural Restaurant, a great chance to taste some local delicacies. 

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

Day 4: 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

Day 5: Windhoek

A leisurely morning to enjoy the coast, with time for one more optional activity, before collection this afternoon at 2pm for your afternoon shuttle back to Windhoek, arriving around 7pm. On arrival you will be dropped at your accommodation. 

Meals: Breakfast
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