Chameleon Safaris Namibia 14 Day N/a’an ku sê, Dunes & Wildlife

For the enthusiastic volunteer, this 14 day package is the perfect combination of volunteering at the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary and rewards you for a job well done with a tour of the main attractions in Namibia. Overnight in well located lodges in and near Etosha National Park and outside Namib Naukluft National Park and includes 1 night at Swakopmund in between. You will be able to experience the amazing sand dune sea of the Namib and Sossusvlei region as well as Etosha National Park, renowned as one of the best game reserves in Africa.

Safari Type: Accommodated

Departs: Monday

Max: 12
Starting From:

$31,870.00 per person sharing


From Jan 1st, 2022
$37,365 per person sharing (includes/safari-overview.php (2))

Departs:

Monday


  • Cultural Experience
  • Etosha National Park
  • N/a'ankuse Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sossusvlei Dunes
  • Swakopmund

  • Transport in a custom built safari vehicle with pop up roof & USB charging capabilities (no air-conditioning)
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
  • 6 nights in twin or triple share tents at N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms as above
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • National park entry fees
  • Game drives in a Chameleon Safaris vehicle in Etosha National Park
  • Sossusvlei excusrion including 4x4 shuttle tickets
  • Transfer from N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary to Chameleon Backpackers on day 7
  • Return airport transfers
  • Snacks & drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips/gratuities

Itinerary

Day 1: Monday - Chameleon Backpackers

We will be collected from the Hosea Kutako International Airport on arrival and transferred to Chameleon Backpackers in Windhoek. Upon arrival we have time to check into our accommodation, and if time permits we have the opportunity to join one of the optional activities that Chameleon Safaris has to offer, pop into their office and have a chat with one of the consultants. Enjoy your evening with a delicious “potjiekos” at the Chameleon Backpackers’ bar. 

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom at Chameleon Backpackers

Day 2: Tuesday - Halali, Etosha National Park

After an early breakfast, we meet at the departure point for a pre-departure briefing at 07h30. Departure from Windhoek is at 08h00. We stop briefly at Otjiwarongo to gather some last minute supplies before continuing on to Etosha National Park 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 lodge just before sunset to settle into our rooms, with en-suite bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. A visit to the flood lit waterhole is highly recommended while dinner is prepared by your guide over an open fire. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin room with en-suite bathroom at Halali

Day 3: Wednesday - Etosha Village, near Anderson Gate

We start our first game drive at sunrise to catch the predators while they are still active, visiting many waterholes. Our second game drive midmorning takes us to the impressive Etosha Pan “great white place” where we can get out of the vehicle and experience this 4500sq km “saline desert” before continuing our game drive to look for the Big 4.  We arrive back at Halali where our guide will prepare a delicious lunch whilst we have a dip in the pool or relax by the camp waterhole.  After lunch we begin our final game drive across the park towards Okaukuejo calling into some well-known waterholes and leave the park prior to sunset. Accommodation tonight is just outside the park in a comfortable spacious twin share rooms with a modern en-suite bathroom facilities, creating an ideal space to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Fantastic dinner is prepared by our guide and another early night is recommended. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin room with en-suite bathroom at Etosha Village

Day 4: Thursday - Hotel A La Mer, Swakopmund

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from our lodge is at 07h30. The route today takes us into the dramatic and beautiful scenery of Damaraland. We have the chance to meet the wonderful Himba & Damara ladies who sell their handmade arts and crafts to support their rural families. A light roadside lunch is served before continuing to Swakopmund. Our guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for our evening meal or we can join for a group meal (own expense).  

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 
Accommodation: Twin room with en-suite bathroom at Hotel A La Mer

Day 5: Friday - Desert Camp, Sossusvlei

A leisurely breakfast and the option to join one of the many optional activities available here such as: quad biking, sand boarding, scenic flight over the shipwrecks just to name a few. You will be picked up from your guesthouse/hotel in Swakopmund from 11:15, (wintertime 10h15) as we aim to depart Swakopmund by 12noon. We then drive through the Namib Desert via the Kuiseb Pass and Solitaire, arriving at our camp late afternoon and we have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk for sunset looking over the Naukluft mountain range. Overnight is in twin rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities. There is a pool and bar available and dinner is prepared by our guide over an open fire. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin room with en-suite bathroom at Desert Camp

Day 6: Saturday - Desert Camp, Sossusvlei

Dawn departure from camp to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2x4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4x4 shuttle into 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. As we drive back to our accommodation we will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if we wish or just wander around the base. We return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few permanent water sources before arriving back at our lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin room with en-suite bathroom at Desert Camp

Day 7: Sunday - Chameleon Backpackers, Windhoek

Early morning breakfast before heading to Solitaire where we jump onto an open vehicle and visit the local conservation project. Here they have a number of cheetah that are unable to be released for different reasons. This 1hour activity allows us the chance to learn all about the cheetah, the work done by local conservations projects, and get some incredible photos of the world’s fastest land mammal. We return to Windhoek via Bullsport and Rehoboth.  We arrive mid-afternoon in Windhoek and will be dropped at Chameleon Backpackers. Dinner tonight is at own expense in one of Windhoek’s excellent restaurants and our guide will be happy to make some suggestions. 

Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Twin room with en-suite bathroom at Chameleon Backpackers

Day 8: Monday - N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

A leisurely breakfast and after breakfast we will be transferred to the volunteer centre at N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary, which provides a safe haven for injured, orphaned or conflict animals. Whenever possible the goal is to re-introduce the animals into the wild. Only animals too ill, abused or habituated remain at the sanctuary. Depending on our arrival time we have the opportunity to meet some of the other volunteers and meet some of the animals that we will be working with before we join the N/a’an ku sê team for an induction presentation and a lovely welcome braai as our evening meal. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin or triple share tents at N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 9: Tuesday - N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

We enjoy an early morning breakfast and a quick morning meeting with the team to start the day off. The next couple of days are the perfect opportunity to learn about and actively participate in the conservation, rehabilitation, care and research of the African wildlife. The wildlife team takes us out for group based morning activities, such as feeding orphaned and injured animals, cleaning enclosures or project work and animal enrichment. After a morning full of fun and work, we enjoy a light lunch at the Lapa. 

After lunch we start the afternoon activities with a presentation from the research team before we learn about the on-going projects N/a’an ku se is involved with to support wildlife conservation. Research activities may include; monitoring free roaming carnivores, analysing camera traps, analysing GPS data or game counts. Dinner each night is a delicious home cooked meal served at the Lapa.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin or triple share tents at N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 10: Wednesday - N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

We enjoy an early morning breakfast and a quick morning meeting with the team to start the day off. The next couple of days are the perfect opportunity to learn about and actively participate in the conservation, rehabilitation, care and research of the African wildlife. The wildlife team takes us out for group based morning activities, such as feeding orphaned and injured animals, cleaning enclosures or project work and animal enrichment. After a morning full of fun and work, we enjoy a light lunch at the Lapa. 

After lunch we start the afternoon activities with a presentation from the research team before we learn about the on-going projects N/a’an ku se is involved with to support wildlife conservation. Research activities may include; monitoring free roaming carnivores, analysing camera traps, analysing GPS data or game counts. Dinner each night is a delicious home cooked meal served at the Lapa. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin or triple share at N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 11: Thursday - N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

We enjoy an early morning breakfast and a quick morning meeting with the team to start the day off. The next couple of days are the perfect opportunity to learn about and actively participate in the conservation, rehabilitation, care and research of the African wildlife. The wildlife team takes us out for group based morning activities, such as feeding orphaned and injured animals, cleaning enclosures or project work and animal enrichment. After a morning full of fun and work, we enjoy a light lunch at the Lapa. 

After lunch we start the afternoon activities with a presentation from the research team before we learn about the on-going projects N/a’an ku se is involved with to support wildlife conservation. Research activities may include; monitoring free roaming carnivores, analysing camera traps, analysing GPS data or game counts. Dinner each night is a delicious home cooked meal served at the Lapa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Twin or triple share tents

Day 12: Friday - N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

We enjoy an early morning breakfast and a quick morning meeting with the team to start the day off. The next couple of days are the perfect opportunity to learn about and actively participate in the conservation, rehabilitation, care and research of the African wildlife. The wildlife team takes us out for group based morning activities, such as feeding orphaned and injured animals, cleaning enclosures or project work and animal enrichment. After a morning full of fun and work, we enjoy a light lunch at the Lapa. 

After lunch we start the afternoon activities with a presentation from the research team before we learn about the on-going projects N/a’an ku se is involved with to support wildlife conservation. Research activities may include; monitoring free roaming carnivores, analysing camera traps, analysing GPS data or game counts. Dinner each night is a delicious home cooked meal served at the Lapa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin or triple share tents at N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 13: Saturday - N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

We enjoy an early morning breakfast and a quick morning meeting with the team to start the day off. The next couple of days are the perfect opportunity to learn about and actively participate in the conservation, rehabilitation, care and research of the African wildlife. The wildlife team takes us out for group based morning activities, such as feeding orphaned and injured animals, cleaning enclosures or project work and animal enrichment. After a morning full of fun and work, we enjoy a light lunch at the Lapa. 

After lunch we start the afternoon activities with a presentation from the research team before we learn about the on-going projects N/a’an ku se is involved with to support wildlife conservation. Research activities may include; monitoring free roaming carnivores, analysing camera traps, analysing GPS data or game counts. Dinner each night is a delicious home cooked meal served at the Lapa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Twin or triple share tents at N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 14: Sunday - International Airport - End of services

A leisurely breakfast and after breakfast we will be transferred to the International Airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight departure. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: -