9 Day Etosha, Skeleton Coast and Sossusvlei Camping and Lodge Safari

This 9 day tour is the perfect overview of Namibia’s highlights. Enjoy sightings of wildlife at the Okonjima Nature Reserve and Etosha National Park before immersing ourselves into the rich culture of the Himba tribe. We explore Namibia’s Skeleton Coast and visit the seals at Cape Cross before taking a short break from camping in Swakopmund, Namibia’s adventure capital. Here we can enjoy any number of adrenaline inducing optional activities before starting our journey south. Our next stop after crossing the Tropic of Capricorn is Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, home to some of the world’s highest sand dunes. This tour is a combination of camping and lodging, and the ultimate Namibian adventure for those looking for a combination of an affordable and comfortable safari!

per adult from

$2,914

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Duration

9 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • 5 nights camping + 3 nights accommodation - twin share basis
    • Camping equipment excluding sleeping bag
    • 1 full day & 1 afternoon game drive in Etosha National Park
    • Himba Village experience
    • Visit to Cape Cross Seal Colony
    • 1 day exploring Sossusvlei region including Sesriem Canyon
    • Guided tour of Kolmanskop Ghost Town
    • Visit to Fish River Canyon Viewpoint
    • Visit to Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground
    • Professional English speaking driver & guide
    • Pick-up and drop-off within Windhoek city limits
    • Transport in custom built safari vehicle with pop up roof
    • Tap water
    • Entry/Admission - AfriCat Foundation
    • Entry/Admission - Etosha Pan
    • Entry/Admission - Moringa Waterhole
    • Entry/Admission - Otjikandero Himba Orphan Village
    • Entry/Admission - Hoada Campsite
    • Entry/Admission - Cape Cross
    • Entry/Admission - Desert Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Deadvlei
    • Entry/Admission - Dune 45
    • Entry/Admission - Sesriem Canyon
    What's excluded :
    • Sleeping bag
    • Drinks, including mineral water, soft drinks, alcohol
    • Snacks
    • Gratuities
    • Optional activities
    • Personal Travel Insurance
    • Airport transfers

  • Day 1: Okonjima Nature Reserve

    Stop At: Chameleon Backpackers, Voight Street, Windhoek, Namibia
    We meet all together for brief pre-departure talk at Chameleon Backpackers before departing Windhoek.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market, Southern Entrance to the city of Okahandja close to, B1, Okahandja, Okahandja Namibia
    We stop briefly at the Okahandja Wood carving markets. Woodcarvers from all over Namibia, who practice their ancient skill, come here to sell their goods. This is the perfect opportunity to practice your haggling skills all while supporting the local community.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: AfriCat Foundation, Okonjima Game Reserve 200 square kilometres amongst Omboroko Mountains, Namibia
    Our next stop is Okonjima Nature Reserve. Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, who’s mission has been to make significant contributions to conservation, at the same time trying to ensure the survival of Namibia’s predators in their natural habit.

    We aim to arrive at camp before lunch, giving us ample time to set up camp and enjoy lunch before we join the afternoon activity. This afternoon you have the chance to see some of the cheetahs currently part of the AfriCat rehabilitation programme. The aim of the rehabilitation programme is to re-introduce these animals into the wild. The aim of the rehabilitation programme is to re-introduce these animals into the wild. After our educational tour, we join an afternoon game drive on the reserve all while enjoying a Namibian sunset
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Cold meats and fresh salads with bread rolls or soup and bread in winter.
    • Dinner: A different dish each night – curries, pasta, braai (BBQ), stirfries etc
    Accommodation included: Overnight camping at Okonjima campsite

    Day 2: Etosha National Park

    Stop At: Otjiwarongo, Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region
    We depart from camp after a leisurely breakfast and stop briefly at Otjiwarongo, a small town north of Okonjima to gather some fresh supplies, before continuing on to Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s premier wildlife areas.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Etosha National Park, Etosha National Park, Oshikoto Region
    Upon entering the gate, we start our search for wildlife. We enjoy a short game drive through to Okaukuejo, where we set up our camp and enjoy a delicious lunch, before heading out on an afternoon game drive. Etosha is unlike any other, and our game drives take us from waterhole to waterhole in search of predators as well as plains game, birds and if we are lucky, even reptiles. We return to camp just before sunset, and whilst dinner is cooking, we have the chance to visit the excellent floodlit waterhole where rhino, elephant, giraffe, lion and hyena are frequent visitors. Dinner is prepared by our guide over an open fire.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: 3 varieties of cereal, yoghurt or bananas, toast with a choice of 3 toppings, tea/coffee
    • Lunch: Cold meats and fresh salads with bread rolls or soup and bread in winter
    • Dinner: A different dish each night – curries, pasta, braai (BBQ), stirfries etc
    Accommodation included: Overnight camping at Okaukuejo campsite.

    Day 3: Etosha National Park

    Stop At: Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park Namibia
    We start our first game drive at sunrise, to catch many of the predators still active, visiting various waterholes, making our way across the park, where we enjoy breakfast at one of the (fenced) picnic spots within the park. After breakfast we continue our journey arriving at the Etosha Pan “great white place” where we can get out of the vehicle and experience this 4500 sq km “saline desert” before continuing our game drive to look for the Big 4.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Moringa Waterhole, Halali, Etosha National Park Namibia
    We make our way across the park to Halali, the central camp, where we can take a dip in the pool, visit the waterhole and enjoy lunch.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Okaukuejo, Okaukuejo, Oshikoto Region
    After lunch we game drive back to Okaukuejo camp, visiting many waterholes, arriving at camp by sunset. Enjoy our last night camping in Etosha, and a visit to the waterhole after dinner is highly recommended.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: 3 varieties of cereal, yoghurt or bananas, toast with a choice of 3 toppings, tea/coffee
    • Lunch: Cold meats and fresh salads with bread rolls or soup and bread in winter
    • Dinner: A different dish each night – curries, pasta, braai (BBQ), stirfries etc
    Accommodation included: Overnight camping at Okaukuejo campsite

    Day 4: Hoada Campsite, Kunene Region

    Stop At: Etosha National Park, Etosha National Park, Oshikoto Region
    Another early start where we can take in a spectacular sunrise whilst having breakfast and enjoy a final game drive as we exit the park
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Otjikandero Himba Orphan Village, Road C40, Kamanjab Namibia
    After a short drive we arrive at the Otjikandero Himba Village. The Himba people are one of the last tribes in Namibia who still embrace their traditional culture and customs and during a guided tour around the village we will have the chance to not only gain an in-depth insight into the Himba way of life, but to get to know the Himba people to share a little of our own culture with them.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hoada Campsite, C40, Kamanjab, Namibia
    After our visit to the Himba village we continue to the Hoada Community Campsite, situated between large granite boulders and mopane trees, creating the illusion of a serene home in the wilderness. Here we set up camp and have some lunch before enjoying a leisurely afternoon and watching the sunset from the Hoada deck. Dinner is prepared by our guide over an open fire.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: 3 varieties of cereal, yoghurt or bananas, toast with a choice of 3 toppings, tea/coffee
    • Lunch: Cold meats and fresh salads with bread rolls or soup and bread in winter
    • Dinner: A different dish each night – curries, pasta, braai (BBQ), stirfries etc
    Accommodation included: Overnight camping at Hoada campsite

    Day 5: Cape Cross on the Skeleton Coast

    Stop At: Skeleton Coast National Park, Skeleton Coast National Park, Khomas Region
    Today our adventure today takes us all the way to the Atlantic Ocean and our final destination at Cape Cross. We travel westwards where we enter the Skeleton Coast National Park. The coast line itself is a very hostile but a fascinating area known for its numerous shipwrecks over the years, all victims of the thick fog, unpredictable currents and rough seas.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Skeleton Coast, 60km north of Henties Bay Cape Cross Seal Reserve Namibia
    We arrive at Cape Cross late afternoon where we can set up camp and set up camp for the night. Here we can experience the climate of the coastline in full glory. We can enjoy sunset over the Atlantic Ocean before returning to camp where dinner is prepared by our guide over an open fire.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: 3 varieties of cereal, yoghurt or bananas, toast with a choice of 3 toppings, tea/coffee
    • Lunch: Cold meats and fresh salads with bread rolls or soup and bread in winter
    • Dinner: A different dish each night – curries, pasta, braai (BBQ), stirfries etc
    Accommodation included: Overnight camping at Cape Cross campsite

    Day 6: Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast

    Stop At: Skeleton Coast, 60km north of Henties Bay Cape Cross Seal Reserve Namibia
    We pack up camp, enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast and then a short walk to the Cape Cross Seal Reserve. The reserve is home to one of the world’s largest breeding colony of Cape fur seals and during breeding season (November-December) up to a 200 000+ seals can be spotted basking on the beach, certainly a sight and smell to behold.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zeila Shipwreck, Hentiesbaai Namibia
    After our visit to the seal colony, we continue travelling along the coast stopping to view the Zeila Shipwreck, one of the latest victims of the Skeleton Coast from as recent as 2007.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Swakopmund, Namibia
    We arrive in Swakopmund early afternoon and have plenty of time to explore this quaint little town on foot, or join one of the optional activities on offer from skydiving to quad biking and more. Dinner tonight is at own expense in one of Swakopmund’s excellent restaurants and our guide will be happy to make recommendations or bookings depending on what we feel like.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: 3 varieties of cereal, yoghurt or bananas, toast with a choice of 3 toppings, cooked breakfast, tea/coffee
    Accommodation included: Overnight in twin share rooms at Hotel A La Mer

    Day 7: Namib Desert

    Stop At: Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Erongo Region
    Today we leave Swakopmund at 11h30 so we have time to join one of the many optional activities. For the adrenaline junkies this could be flying down a sand dune head first at 60km/h on a sandboard, exploring the dune field on a quad biking tour or cycling through the 'old city' of Swakopmund on a bicycle tour.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Tropic of Capricorn Sign, C14 Road, Solitaire Namibia
    Stopping briefly, enjoy a chance to stretch your legs and take some photos of the desert area.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Solitaire, Solitaire, Khomas Region
    A quick stop for a bathroom break and chance to grab a cool drink and snack.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Desert Camp, Unnamed Road, Sesriem, Namibia
    We arrive at Desert Camp late afternoon where we can settle in to our rooms and take a quick walk to enjoy the sunset. Dinner is prepare by our guide.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Variety of cereals, yoghurt, fruit, cooked breakfast, toast, juice, tea/coffee
    • Lunch: Cold meats and fresh salads with bread rolls or soup and bread in winter
    • Dinner: A different dish each night – curries, pasta, braai (BBQ), stirfries etc
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Desert Camp, in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms

    Day 8: Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert

    Stop At: Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park Namibia
    First stop for the day is the 4x4 carpark from where we explore Deadvlei.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Sossusvlei, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park
    After exploring Deadvlei, we make our way to Sossusvlei for brunch.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Dune 45, 45 kilometers From the Park Entrance Gate, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park Namibia
    On our way out of the dunes, we make one more stop at the famous Dune 45 for photos.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sesriem Canyon, 4.5km from the entrance gate of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sesriem 6900 Namibia
    Explore Sesriem Canyon, a small but important water source for the local wildlife.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Light breakfast of cereal & fruit, tea/coffee + Brunch will be served later in the morning.
    • Lunch: Cold meats and fresh salads with bread rolls or soup and bread in winter
    • Dinner: A different dish each night – curries, pasta, braai (BBQ), stirfries etc
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Desert Camp in twin share rooms with en-suite bathroom

    Day 9: Windhoek

    Stop At: Solitaire, Solitaire, Khomas Region
    Spend an hour learning about cheetah at Solitaire Carnivore Conservation project.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Windhoek, Windhoek, Khomas Region
    We return to Windhoek past the Naukluft Mountains and Rehoboth arriving early afternoon. No flights recommended on this day.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: 3 varieties of cereal, yoghurt or bananas, toast with a choice of 3 toppings, tea/coffee
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Chameleon Backpackers, Voight Street, Windhoek, Namibia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Chameleon Safaris

Activity ID: V-9289P24

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