Wild Namibia Camping Expedition. Guided or Self-drive

10 day
Sun setting over Kunene River in Namibia.

Expected Namibia Safari Vacation Package Experience:

  • Accommodation: Lodges, wilderness camps
  • Activities: Scenic drives, Himba / Herero village visit, game viewing, birding, search for Desert Elephant, optional lodge activities, visit rock art sites (including the White Lady), nature walks
  • Destinations: Windhoek, Damaraland (Kamanjab, Sesfontein, Palmwag, Twyfelfontein, Brandberg, Spitzkoppe), Kaokoveld (Kunene River, Ruacana, Orupembe, Puros)

What you can expect from this 10 day Wild Namibia, Kaokoland & Damaraland Safari:

There is much to do on this 10 day Wild Namibia, Kaokoland & Damaraland Safari. From admiring stunning scenery to spotting the desert adapted animals such as the Elephants, Springbok and much more. Another highlight on this safari is going on a mountain hike to see the White Lady Bushman painting.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • There is both a fully guided option and a self drive option - accommodation is mostly camping on this safari tour.
  • Accommodation and meals are as stated in itinerary.
  • Alternatively there is also a guided or self-drive option with lodge/hotel accommodation instead of camping - please enquire for more info on this option.

Day 1: Windhoek, Namibia

The group will depart from Windhoek in the morning and head north via Otjiwarongo to the Kamanjab area. This can also be done whereby a self-drive group drops off their vehicle (Okaukuejo or similar) and the guide meets the group in Etosha or a pre-arranged place.

Guided & self-drive: Overnight at Otjitotongwe Lodge. Otjitotongwe Lodge and Cheetah Park is only some 24 kilometers outside Kamanjab and is home to the Save the Cheetah project in this area. Breakfast and Dinner is included.

Day 2: Kunene River / Himba Villages, Namibia

Head north today to the Kunene River, the Ruacana Falls and then along the river to Kunene River Lodge. The first section of the road is not very interesting but as one approaches, the Kunene River, there are many rural villages where the local people tend their cattle and goat herds.

Guided: Accommodation at Kunene River Lodge campsite - all meals included

Self-drive: Accommodation at Kunene River Lodge campsite - no meals included

Day 3 & 4: Opuwo / Himba Tribes / Wilderness areas

From the Kunene, drive south to the town of Opuwo and then west via Kaoko Otavi to Orupembe, known as the place of wide open spaces. This area offers superb scenery, wild wilderness areas as well as traditional Himba villages. A full day is set aside to explore this beautiful but remote area of northwest Namibia doing a roundabout day drive to the edge of the Skeleton Coast Park.

Guided: Accommodation at campsite - all meals included

Self-drive: Accommodation at campsite - no meals included

Day 5 & 6: Hoaruseb River / Purros / Himba Tribes

From here the group will head south to the community campsite on the banks of the Hoaruseb River at Purros. If you are really lucky, you will be able to see some desert Elephants as well as Springbok, Ostrich, Oryx and possibly the elusive mountain Zebra. A full day is set aside in the harsh but beautiful area to vist the local Himba/Herero village as well as to look for the desert adapted elephants.

Guided: Accommodation at campsite - all meals included

Self-drive: Accommodation at campsite - no meals included

Day 7: Giribes Plains / Sesfontein / Palmwag

The route goes east through the wide open plains of the Giribes, where herds of springbok, oryx and desert adapted giraffe can be seen. Then onwards to Sesfontein and then on to Palmwag Lodge.

Palmwag Lodge is an oasis paradise on the Uniab River in northwest Damaraland. Waving palms whispering in the wind, spectacular surroundings which harbour the famous desert elephant, rare black rhino, giraffe, zebra and many more. Accommodation in thatched bungalows or luxury tents and a variety of extra activities on offer such as hiking trails, game drives and daily tours.

Guided: Accommodation at Palmwag Lodge - all meals included

Self-drive: Accommodation at Palmwag Lodge - Dinner & Breakfast included

Day 8: Desert Adapted Elephants / Twyfelfontein, Namibia

Head south through mountains and dunes areas to the heart of Damaraland. This region is truly wilderness, home to a wide variety of desert animals, especially the Elephants who have made the Huab River valley their home.

A full day is set aside in this area to visit the Twyfelfontein rock engravings, Huab River wetlands, dunes, etc. This is also a superb area to do some walking during your Namibia tour.

Guided: Accommodation at Abu Huab - all meals included

Self-drive: Accommodation at Abu Huab - no meals included

Day 9: Damaraland / Damara villages / Brandberg

On this day of your Namibia safari tour, you will travel through some rough roads, to the banks of the dry Ugab Riverbed, with an afternoon excursion to the Brandberg Mountain for a hike to see the White Lady Bushman painting or travel on to the Spitzkoppe granite hills.

Guided: Accommodation at campsite - all meals included

Self-drive: Accommodation at campsite - no meals included.

Day 10: Windhoek, Namibia

Early morning rise for a short walk and then head back to Windhoek. En route, the group will stop over at the Spitzkoppe granite hills, a beautiful area with Bushman paintings as well as stunning rock formations. Arrive in Windhoek mid-afternoon where this Namibia safari will end.

Included (Guided safaris):

  • Guide fees
  • All accommodation
  • Vehicle and all vehicle costs
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Park entry fees and all other permits
  • Bottled water on board vehicles only
  • Camping equipment if a camping safari. This includes bedding (bedrolls), tents and all kitchen equipment.
  • Game drives in all parks. Game drives at lodges and / or concession areas are not included in the intinerary.
  • First Aid Kit but this only includes items and medical equipment to treat bruises, cuts and stings. Guides are NOT qualified to carry out medical duties and clients are advised to bring their own medicine for allergies.

Included (Self-Drive Option)

  • All accommodation except when camping at community campsites.
  • Meals in lodges - breakfast and dinner (as per itinerary)
  • Meet and greet by a company representative the day the guests arrive in Windhoek.

Not Included (Guided Safaris)

  • Holiday or personal insurance
  • Camping costs as they are all community based
  • Guide and other staff gratuities
  • Flights unless included in the itinerary
  • Visa or departure taxes (where applicable)
  • Personal needs or items such as laundry and phone calls
  • Alcoholic beverages or any drinks in restaurants / hotels / lodges (except where included in the itinerary)
  • Self-drive option does not include Car hire

Not Included (Self-Drive Option)

  • Vehicle rental
  • Fuel or any vehicle costs.
  • Meals unless included as per the itinerary.
  • Camping equipment.
  • Entry fees.
  • Personal needs or items.
  • Holiday or personal insurance.

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