6 Day Taste of Namibia Camping

See the wildlife and landscapes that make Namibia famous

Tour overview

The 6 day Taste of Namibia tour is a combination of our 3 day Etosha safari and our 3 day Sossusvlei tour. It’s designed to show you the very best of iconic Namibia, from the breathtaking landscapes of Sossusvlei and Sesriem to the unforgettable wildlife of the country’s premier Big Game location, Etosha National Park.

Tour Information

Departure This tour departs on every Saturday from Windhoek.
ReturnBack to Windhoek on Thursday late afternoon/early evening
PassengersNo minimum & a maximum of 14 travelers per tour.
Upgrade An upgrade is available on request.
Style Camping safari with limited participation.
Vehicle2-4 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser with a purpose built trailer
5-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle)
PlacesDeadvlei, Dune 45, Etosha National Park, Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon
CombinationsSee two more of the southern Africa’s natural wonders; the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls, by combining this trip with our 9 day Delta and Falls Safari.
NotesUpgrade to Accommodation on this safari is only valid until 31 March 2017.  From 01 April 2017 you can choose our 6 Day Taste Accommodated Tour  that departs Windhoek every Wednesday.

Daily Tour Overview - camping

DayDestinationsAccommodationMeals
1Windhoek - Etosha National ParkOkaukeujo CampsiteL, D
2Etosha National ParkNamutoni CampsiteB, L, D
3Etosha National Park - WindhoekTamboti Guesthouse or SimilarB, L
4Windhoek - Sesriem areaSesriem CampsiteB, L, D
5Sesriem areaSesriem CampsiteB, L, D
6Sesriem area to WindhoekB, L
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, SC = Self-Categring, RO = Room Only

Daily tour description

Day 1 

Windhoek – Okaukuejo camp, EtoshaNational Park (450 km) (LD) (camping)

You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30

Travelling north, you pass through some of the country’s best established commercial farmland and stop at quaint towns along the way, arriving at Anderson Gate by mid-afternoon.  After entering Etosha we game drive our way through to Okaukuejo, Etosha’s main rest camp and resort where we will check in and set up camp. Originally the site of a German fort built in 1901, Okaukuejo now houses the Etosha Ecological Institute, founded in 1974; the round watchtower is a remnant of the fort.

After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha’s big game at a floodlit waterhole, situated on the boundary of our camp and easily reachable within a minute or two on foot.

The waterhole has been described as one of the “best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa” and the ideal venue to witness peculiar animal politics. Black rhino, Africa’s tallest elephants, lion and numerous species of antelope are regular visitors during the cool, dry season.

 

Day 2

Okaukuejo – East Etosha, Namutoni region (BLD) (camping)

A full day’s worth of game driving awaits and we leave early to enjoy the cool morning air, making our way to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park.

Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan, a shallow depression that is dry for the greater part of the year, but fed by moisture from perennial springs on the fringes. The pan covers about 25 percent of the park.  The game viewing is excellent throughout the year and we have the chance to spot a few new species that are not normally seen on the Okaukuejo side of the park.

We stop at Halali camp for a rest and a leisurely lunch and there is time to visit the waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing to the eastern side of the park and our camp next to FortNamutoni.

 

Day 3

East Etosha – Windhoek (500km) (BL)

Be prepared for the long, scenic transit back to Windhoek. We pass through towns and rural areas, stopping in the small town of Okahandja, the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market.  The stalls operate on a local co-operative basis and offer a vast array of truly Namibian souvenirs. 

We are due back in Windhoek late afternoon/ early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.  This night’s accommodation is included in the price of the safari, but dinner will be for the client’s own account.

 

Day 4

Windhoek – Sesriem area   (350 km) (LD) (camping)

You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30

We travel out over the ErosMountains and along scenic roads on our way south-west to the desert.  We also pass over part of the NaukluftMountains, which are of particular interest for the ancient geological history of this part of the country. Heading down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass, we reach open plains and the tiny settlement of Solitaire.

We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain gives way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib.  We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.

 

Day 5

Sesriem area – Sossusvlei – Sesriem area   (camping) (BLD)

A pre-dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes, we head into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei on foot, trekking the last 5 km through the dunes.   Landscape photo opportunities abound in the cool of the morning, with dawn’s soft light first illuminating the dunes from crest down the back slope, then blazing orange everywhere, creating a powerful contrasting vista across the whole desert.

Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or ostrich makes it essential to remember your camera!

We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45. As the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch, escaping the heat of the afternoon.  As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the SesriemCanyon.

 

Day 6

Sesriem area – Windhoek (450 km) (BL)

After breakfast we begin our journey back to Windhoek following a different route, ascending the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization.  We are due back in Windhoek late afternoon / early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.  Your accommodation tonight is not included in the price of the safari.

Tour dates

This tour departs on every Saturday from Windhoek.

Price

Price per person starting from $9720

No Single Supplement

Prices valid until 31st March 2017

01st April 2017 – 31st March 2018

$11100.00

No Single Supplement

Upgrades

Price  for accommodated option

01 November 2016 - 31 March 2017

$15400.00 per person sharing $425.00 Single Supplement

Upgrade to Accommodation only valid until 31 March 2017.  From 01 April  2017 you can choose our 6 Day Taste of Namibia Accommodated Tour.