7-day Northern Namibia Camping Adventure

Northern Namibia Camping Adventure
Northern Namibia Camping Adventure

Sorry! Due to lack of demand and client feedback, we no longer offer camping tours like this. If you are looking for an escorted camping tour in a small group with scheduled departures, we recommend contacting the reputable operators: Wild Dog Safaris or Blue Crane Safaris

From US$3814 pp (Our pricing)
7 days
Namibia, Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Kaokoland, Swakopmund, Waterberg, Windhoek
6 nights serviced camping; all meals; guided road transfers; game viewing, cultural and sight-seeing activities as indicated in the itinerary

Tour Brief

Join a small group for a fun and relaxed seven-day camping adventure. Game viewing in The Waterberg and Etosha National Park , which is one of the best wildlife destinations in Africa; visit and interact with the Himba people in Kaokoland ; discover ancient rock art and fascinating rock formations in Damaraland and end off in the adventure-town of Swakopmund .

Group sizes range from 2 to 16 and you travel in either a Landcruiser or a Minibus. All campsite meals are included and the camping is assisted - your participation is limited to setting up of tents.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Waterberg

From Windhoek, the drive to Okonjima in the Waterberg takes up to four hours. The road is almost all paved and the drive is comfortable.

On the way: Stop at Okahandja, which has Namibia's largest wood carvers' market.

When you're there: Set up camp and relax; Okonjima is the home of the AfriCat Foundation, which is a big cat conservation programme that offers leopard tracking and close interaction with cheetahs.

Accommodation: Okonjima Lodge Plains Camp - Campsite

Day 2: Etosha National Park

Start early to be in Etosha National Park by lunchtime. The drive is another comfortable four-hour journey on paved roads to the eastern gate of Etosha.

On the way: Stop at Lake Otjikoto, a collapsed under-ground lake that contains a unique species of fish; little towns along the way make useful rest stops.

When you're there: Set camp and enjoy lunch in the shady campsite; late afternoon game drive; walk to the floodlit waterhole after dinner.

Accommodation: Namutoni Campsite

Day 3: Etosha National Park

Drive through Etosha National Park to Okaukuejo - the southern-most camp in Etosha.

On the way: A full day's game driving, stopping at waterholes along the way; lunch and a swim at Halali.

When you're there: The waterhole at Okaukuejo often sees elephant, lion, zebra and several species of antelope; black rhino favour it as well, making this one of the best game-viewing sites in the Park.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo Campsite

Day 4: Kaokoland

A comfortable three-hour drive south to Kamanjab and the start of your Himba experience in Kaokoland.

On the way: Stop in Kamanjab for the whereabouts of the semi-nomadic Himbas' village

When you're there: Set up camp and take a leisurely lunch; in the afternoon you are invited to the Oase Village to meet the people. A guide will interpret their lifestyle and translate questions for you. Learn about their marriage customs, traditional food and the holy fire.

Accommodation: Oase-Himba Village

Day 5: Brandberg Mountain, Damaraland

A short drive made long by the fascinating stops along the way as you travel south into the beautiful Damaraland region.

On the way: Two short guided tours, one of the Petrified Forest and the other at Twyfelfontein, one of the most important Bushman rock art sights in southern Africa; stop at Khorixas to stretch your legs and top up on liquids.

When you're there: Camp under the protection of the Brandberg Mountain, Bushman spiritual site and highest peak in Namibia; guided hike into the mountain to discover more rock art and the White Lady petroglyph, estimated to be over 20,000 years old.

Accommodation: Brandberg Mountain Campsite

Day 6: Swakopmund

Another short drive with an interesting diversion as you head to Swakopmund via the Skeleton Coast and Cape Cross.

On the way: Stop at Uis and bargain for semi-precious stones at the informal market; travel through Damara scenery and the gravel plains of the Namib Desert; visit Cape Cross seal colony, the largest breeding colony in the world - with a stench to match; drive along the Skeleton Coast to Swakopmund.

When you're there: Explore Swakopmund during the afternoon, with its craft markets, galleries, cafés and the beach; enjoy dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants with seafood and red meat featuring everywhere.

Among the many adventure activities in Swakopmund, we recommend paragaliding over the dunes; quad biking, which is an exciting way to experience the sand dunes; sand-boarding; land-yachting; skydiving; kite-surfing; and surfing. The eco-marine cruise on the Walvis Bay lagoon is fascinating if a little tame by comparison.

Accommodation: Swakopmund Chalets

Day 7: Windhoek

Leave Swakopmund for Windhoek after lunch - plenty of time to explore the town and partake in the activities available.

On the way: Stop in Usakos or Karibib for a break and watch the Namib Desert become mountainous highlands.

When you're there: Your guide will deliver you to your accommodation in Windhoek and the end of a fascinating exploration of northern Namibia.

Just Booked!

Customers who enquire about this tour end up making many changes to the standard itinerary. Below are the most recent variations of this base tour booked by us for our clients. Have a look at their itineraries, see what changes they requested, what the final cost was and read what they have to say about their holidays.

Recent Reviews of This Tour

“Everything on the tour was absolutely perfect”

Dear Carmen,
As promised, I am getting back to you in regards to the Namibia Tour my husband and daughter booked with your company. I have recently viewed the photos and videos my husband took of the safari adventure and I can say honestly that their experience was one of true amazement and awe. My husband said he had never seen anything so uniquely unparalleled to anything he had ever seen before, and he has traveled all over the world. He told me the tour could not have been better and both he and my daughter will hold the fondest memories of the places they saw and the people they met. Everything on the tour was absolutely perfect and the viewing of all the wildlife was spectacular. They really felt like they were given an opportunity to see the sights up-close and unhurried.

My husband felt perfectly at home helping prepare meals, and pitching in with the guides. He was happy wandering off to see "behind the scenes" in the villages and campsites. He brought back with him so many wonderful stories and a fondness for Africa that he won't soon forget.

Schy, UK Northern Namibia Camping Adventure
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