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ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

7 Day Southern Namibia Camping Safari

7 Day Southern Namibia Camping Safari

This 7 Day Southern Namibia Camping Safari offers you a unique experience as you explore the beauty of southern Namibia. Drive through the Kalahari Desert and see mountain landscapes, the big dunes of Sossusvlei and the eerie town Kolmanskop. Experience the Fish River Canyon and the Kalahari Desert.

This safari is perfect for the more budget-conscious traveller who seeks adventure and enjoys camping. Namibian campsites allow for a great outdoor experience and the facilities are perfect for camping adventure tours. We depart Windhoek and visit the Kalahari Desert in the Bagatelle Reserve.

After that, we drive south and pass a small town, Keetmanshoop, on our way to the Mesosaurus fossil camp and visit the Fish River Canyon close by. We spend the night in Ai-Ais with their heated swimming pools and shake off the dust and relax. After our visit to the Fish River Canyon, we take the road to Aus where we will spend the night in the private reserve at Klein Aus Vista.

The coastal town Luderitz is next on our route. We embark on multiple activities in Luderitz. We take a boat trip to see the Jackass penguins and visit the ghost town Kolmanskop where you will go on a guided tour through this ancient town.

Travelling north we take the dusty road to Sesriem, passing small communities along the way. The landscape changes from the “koppies” in the south, formed by the bursting of big rocks that were moulded by the wind over the years, into round stones stacked on top of each other. As we approach the Sossusvlei area, the landscape changes to red dunes.

Namibia Camping Safari Highlights

  • Sossusvlei
  • Luderitz
  • Kolmanskop
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Mesosaurus Fossil Camp
  • Kalahari Bagatelle Reserve
Etosha National Park Includes

INCLUDES


  • Transport in a custom built safari vehicle (no air-conditioning)
  • Accommodation and camping as per itinerary
  • National park & site entry fees
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Services of a English speaking guide & camp assistant
  • Pick up/drop off within Windhoek city limits
  • Nature drive at Bagatelle
  • A visit to Quiver Tree Forest
  • See Giants Playground
  • A tour of Kolmanskop
  • An excursion into Sossusvlei
Etosha National Park Excludes

EXCLUDES


  • Snacks & drinks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
Etosha National Park Tour Information

tour INFORMATION

DURATION: 7 Days
DEPARTS FROM: Windhoek
Etosha National Park Product Pricing

RATES

Price per person Valid until
NAD 16 665 31 March 2020
Etosha National Park Tour Schedule

tour SCHEDULE

Day 1

Baglatelle – Kalahari

We start our journey driving south in the direction of the Kalahari Desert stopping at small towns along the way. Rehoboth, the traditional town of the Baster people is where we will make a short stop. The next town will be Kalkrand which will mean the end of the tarred road. At the turnoff at Kalkrand we head into the direction of the Kalahari Desert.   The Kalahari is a true jewel. This desert withholds treasures of a great variety of fauna and flora, with the abundance of rainfall in the Kalahari compared to other deserts, you can be sure to see the dunes and the landscapes come to life with green grass lush vegetation.   Getting there, feel free to relax by the waterhole. For an optional activity, track some game with the local guides by getting onto one of the game drive vehicles.   Lunch and dinner included  

Day 2

Fish River Canyon

On this day we take the day on at an early start. A early morning tour through the Kalahari as we head south to Keetmanshoop. Just outside Keetmanshoop, you have the opportunity to visit the Mesosaurus Fossil site and the Quiver Tree forest.   Ai Ais is situated at the southern end of the Fish River canyon. This is a perfect place to wash off the dust, jump in the warmed pools or relax at the indoor sulphur pools. Ai Ais means ‘burning water’ in the Nama language. The warm water that is heating these swimming pools is from a hot springs source.   Breakfast, lunch and dinner included  

Day 3

Aus

Departing from Ai Ais we drive to the Fish River Canyon to view the magnificent canyon from above. The Fish River canyon is the second largest in the world and is formed by water erosion and the movement and collapsing of the earth’s crust.   After we enjoyed the view at the Fish River Canyon, it is time to pack up and leave. On this day we make our way to the small town Aus, that was once a busy town less than a 100 years ago.   At night we sleep in a Private Game Reserve, Klein Aus Vista, located strategically in the Aus mountain range. The mountain range of Aus guarantees for a beautiful lookout to the desert.   Breakfast, lunch and dinner included  

Day 4

Luderitz

We are up and early this morning for a short drive to Luderitz while we keep an eye out for the desert horses. These horses are adapted to desert conditions and they can go for days without water. We arrive in Luderitz early enough to join an optional extra activity. The Sedina is an old wooden sailing ship in which we can sail around Luderitz bay. If the weather is good, we can go to Halifax island to see the Jackass Penguins. After the excursion, if all goes well, the captain switches off the engine and The Sedina sails back to shore. After the Sedina excursion, we drive straight to Kolmanskop, a ghost town today built in the 1920’s during the diamond rush. The town closed down when bigger and better diamonds were found elsewhere, and as the shifting dunes encroached, it became a ghost town.   When we get back in Luderitz after the Kolmanskop excursion, there will be enough time to do sightseeing in Luderitz. There is fascinating German architecture to see in Luderitz, especially the museum and coffee shops which are good for relaxing. Later, we take a short drive to Diaz Point to hopefully see some birds, seals and the replicated stone cross erected by the Portuguese mariner, Bartholomew Diaz.   Returning to Aus, we drive through the Sperrgebiet. This was an area where there was once a lot of diamonds. At the time the diamonds were lying above the ground in plain sight. We have time to enjoy the open spaces and the beautiful sunset over the mountains.   Breakfast and dinner included  

Day 5, 6

Sesriem

Driving north this morning, we drive past small rural towns in the ancient-looking parts of the south and the open landscapes. We admire the desert and its harsh conditions and wonder how life can survive in this arid conditions.   Driving along this unforgiving landscape, we drive through savanna grasslands and farmlands until the terrain gives way and the red dunes of the Namib comes into view. We aim to arrive at our camp in the late afternoon while on our journey we can watch the ever changing colors of the dunes in the sunset.   An early morning start is essential for the 6th day as we want to catch the soft light of the morning sun on the red dunes. After going to the Sesriem canyon we take a walk down the canyon to be amazed by the geographical wonders of the conglomerate rocks inside the clay walls of the canyon, hardened by the water that once flowed there.   Breakfast, lunch and dinner included  

Day 7

Windhoek

After breakfast we take the scenic mountain route back to Windhoek over the Naukluft Mountain pass and then along the Khomas Hochland mountain drive as we get closer to Windhoek.   We will reach Winhoek by approximately 16hoo and you will be dropped off at your accommodation as we enter the town.   Breakfast and lunch included  
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