Your safari starts when you land in Windhoek and introduced to your vehicle. After the paperwork has been completed we first stop at the shops to fill up our cooler boxes with some provisions, we then depart Windhoek and now head towards the coast and skirting the Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia we reach the campsite of the White Lady Lodge where we’ll meet with our trail guides. This evening we’ll have a full briefing on the tour that lies ahead around the campfire. Dinner is also prepared on the fire. Breakfast and Dinner is included.
After an early breakfast we break-up camp and travel down the Ugab River before traversing the plains. We’ll stop at the Burnt Mountain and Organ pipes. From here we travel to Twyfelfontein, a world heritage site with numerous Bushman painting and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years! We set camp in the area, optional activities to visit the rock paintings or just relax in the camp! Dinner around the camp fire tonight.
Today we start by travelling up the Huab River which promises to be an exciting drive with swamps and large Anna trees, this river is also home to some of the Desert Elephants of Namibia. We continue north and our camp tonight will be quite close to Etosha, so Lions and Elephant could be encountered!
Today we cross the ‘BEESVLAKTE’ and your driving skills will be tested! We later drop down into the Hoanib river, here now is soft sand, and also home to other desert Elephants. We make our way further to the Khowarib Schlucht, our camp tonight is at Ongongo. The North West of Namibia is a geologist dream, with stunning geological formations!
Today we pass Sesfontein with a stop at the old fort built by the Germans in the late 1800’s to stop the spread of the Rinderpest plague. The old fort is now a lodge. We enter the Hoanib river again and continue, desert elephant and also desert lions are encountered here! We leave the Hoanib river and head for Puros where we set camp for the night.
Today we will travel up another river, the Hoarusib and promises to be another test to our driving skills as we encounter mud, rocks and soft sand, but animal life here is also very good! After passing through the Puros Poort we head into the Palmwag conservation area, in this conservancy there are large populations of antelope and also Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and Brown and spotted Hyena! We head for the Hunkab fountains where we set camp for the night.
Today we continue through the Palmwag Conservancy, we reach Palmwag lodge around lunch and set up camp. Palmwag lodge is situated on the Uniab river, a real paradise in the desert! This region also supports black rhino that is well adapted to this habitat. We relax and enjoy the scenery!
Today we head for a new adventure! The Skeleton Coast beckons us! We enter the park at Springbokwasser and then travel North to Terrace Bay where we can fill up with fuel before heading for Mowe Bay where we camp on the beach tonight!
Today we will get a taste of the dunes, but first we’ll drive up the Hoarusib river again, but only where it meets the Atlantic ocean, we drive up the river then cross the Lichen fields. We enter the Khumib river and make our way back to the coast. We’ll visit the crash site of the Ventura bomber that tried to rescue the passengers of the Dunedin star that ran aground here during WW2. We’ll set camp around Cape Fria.
Today we head for the Kunene River mouth, driving will be mostly in soft sand. We camp in the region of the river mouth.
Today we cross the dune sea from the coast to the Hartmann’s Valley, some dunes being exceptionally high! We set camp at Serra Cafema between the dunes on the river.
We leave the dunes and make our way through the Hartmann’s Valley and encounter the Himba people that live here. We head further south and pass Red Drum before reaching Marble community camp. This is also where marble was mined out of the hillside.
Today we make our way East through Kaokoland, travelling is slow as we cross mountains and valleys on our way to Opuwo, the main town in Kaokoland and cultural hub of the Himba people. Today we camp at Opuwo country lodge campsite, dinner included at the restaurant tonight.
Today we say goodbye to our chef and trail guides and head south to Etosha National Park. We’ll camp at Okaukuejo camp and enjoy the animals at the famous waterhole tonight. Dinner included at the camp restaurant.
Breakfast included at the camp before we travel through Etosha to the eastern side and camp at Namuntoni. Again dinner at the camp restaurant included.
Breakfast included at the camp restaurant before we take the main road south to Windhoek. We arrive in Windhoek late afternoon and check our vehicle back at the hire company. From here we check into a lodge(included) in the city. Dinner tonight at the famous Joe’s Beerhouse, but for own account.
After breakfast we depart with taxi (included) to the airport for our flights out. END.
Tour Leader/guide, camping fees, Breakfast & Dinner. All permit & entrance fees, 4x4 Double cab vehicle fully fitted, Insurance, Lodge accommodation and restaurant meals as indicated.
Insurance excess deposit, fuel, travel Insurance (must include medical cover) International flights to and from Namibia.
Costing is subject to number of people per tour.
Skeleton Coast, Kaokoland, Damaraland + vehicle included.
For 2021. us$4300 per person sharing (2 pax per vehicle) This is for any number under 10 people per tour.
Discounts are applicable for groups more than 10 persons.
Single: One person per vehicle, $5260
Where 4 people share one vehicle (Double cab + 2 rooftop tents) price is $3640 (discounted by $660)
NB. Final price can only be calculated once final numbers are confirmed.