The Camping in Namibia Adventure lets you experience the best of Namibia in 10 days. This safari is a combination of the highlights of central and also western Namibia.
Therefore it is the perfect safari for the more budget-conscious traveller who seeks adventure and enjoys camping. Namibian campsites allow for a great outdoor experience and the facilities are also perfect for camping adventure tours. We depart from Windhoek and visit the Okonjima Cheetah Conservation on route to the Etosha National park. We then combine the rock art galleries with a possible sighting of desert-adapted elephants in Damaraland.
Our visit from Damaraland to Swakopmund will finally take us to the desert oasis of Namibia. It is evidently known as the adventure capital of the country. The next two nights will be spent exploring Swakopmund and some of the adventures the Namib desert has to offer. We will be staying at a lodge in the central part of town which is walking distance from most places in Swakopmund. The adventure operators will collect you from the lodge to partake in the activities of your choice.
Our final part of the Namibia Camping Adventure will take us to one of the oldest deserts in the world. The Namib Naukluft is home to large sand dunes and also a dried oasis that fills with water every 7 to 10 years. We then explore the Sossusvlei and Sesriem canyon where one of the most spectacular sunrises in Namibia can be seen over the desert.
Scheduled Departure Dates
The safari departs twice weekly during low season and weekly during high season.
Camping in Namibia
10-Day Safari Rate
|Per person sharing
|From NAD 23 100
Windhoek – Okonjima
We will depart early morning around 8h30 am from Windhoek. The departure time will be confirmed when making your reservation. We drive north from Windhoek towards Okonjima, the African Foundation 40 km before Otjiwarongo. While driving north, we will make a short stop in Okahandja for snacks and fuel. Upon arrival at Okonjima, you will be taken on a tour to view the cheetahs in rehabilitation. The animals at Okonjima are mostly rescues. They are taken in for rehabilitation and will then be re-introduced in nature when they are ready. Tonight, as we arrive back to our campsite, we will set up camp and prepare for dinner.
Okonjima – Namutoni in Etosha National Park
Conquering the day with an early start we continue to head north. While passing through small towns we will make a short stop to stock up on some refreshments before entering the Etosha National Park. Arriving at Namutoni Camp we will stay for one night and explore the wildlife of Etosha. At this camp the facilities allow for time to be spent at the waterhole, take a swim in the pool and make use of the curio shop before proceeding to Okaukeujo the next day.
Namutoni – Okaukeujo in Etosha National Park
This morning we will depart early to enjoy a full day in the park and to visit some waterholes along the way. We will stop at Halali for lunch and at this time you will have time to visit the waterhole, make use of the swimming pool or buy something from the shop. After lunch, we proceed through the park until we reach our final destination for the day. Okaukeujo also has a watering hole, a swimming pool and a shop.
Camping, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Okaukeujo – Grootberg in Damaraland
Today we will endure a short drive until we reach Kamanjab. At Kamanjab we will visit a Himba village and learn more about the culture of the Himba people. The Himba tribe have an interesting history and the custom way of living is something to experience. Such experience with the Himba culture makes you humble.
The crossing of Damaraland awaits us when we depart the Etosha Park after breakfast. The locals refer to Damaraland as the valley with a thousand hills. It is not uncommon to come across desert-adapted elephants in this region.
Camping, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Grootberg – Twyfelfontein in Damaraland
We proceed our visit in Damaraland driving through the Grootberg Pass and enjoying the landscapes this piece of earth holds. We visit the rock art galleries of the San bushman at look at the engravings they made thousands of years ago. Camping, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Twyfelfontein – Swakopmund
Our day will take us through the southern part of Damaraland to the adventure capital of Namibia – Swakopmund. You will drive through the Namib desert sand dunes for the first time. A place where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic ocean.
In the next two days, you will be accommodated in a chalet and this will give you time to relax and sleep in a bed before heading back into Namibia camping. The first day upon arrival at the coast you will see the Cape Fur seals.
The next day is a relaxation day in Swakopmund, which allow you to relax and do your own thing, either by yourself or with the group. Accommodation and breakfast are included.
Swakopmund – Sesriem in Namib Naukluft
The Namib desert and some of the highest red sand dunes await our visit. First, we visit the lagoon in Walvis Bay to see some birds and then we visit the shops at Walvis Bay for a short stop to replenish on supplies before heading back into the desert.
The tour continues as we exchange the tarred road for some gravel. We see the landscapes of the dunes turn to a mountain desert again as we transverse over the Kuiseb Pass and the Gaub Pass.
Before we get to Sesriem, we stop at Solitaire, a small town in the middle of the desert for something to drink and to eat. Again the dunes wait upon us.
Early morning sunrise and a late afternoon sunrise will show us the vast landscapes of Namibia.
We depart the Namib desert after breakfast and take our final scenic drive back to Windhoek.
DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to weather or unsafe conditions. An alternative activity will be provided wherever possible.