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Namibia 6 Day Taste of Namibia - Camping

  • Off the beaten track
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. This safari can also be combined with two of the world’s natural wonders, the O...

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. This safari can also be combined with two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls can also be included by combining this trip with our 10 day Delta and Falls Safari.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Savannah
    Savannah
  • Botanical observation
    Botanical observation
  • Safari
    Safari
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Okaukuejo Campsite, Etosha National Park

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. 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.

​Dinner, Bed and Breakfast included

Accommodation
Okaukuejo Camp (Etosha National Park)

Day 2: Namutoni Campsite, Etosha National Park

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 Fort Namutoni.

​Full Board included

Accommodation
Night in Namutoni Rest Camp (Etosha National Park)

Day 3: Guesthouse Tamboti, Windhoek

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 cooperative 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.

Bed & Breakfast included

Accommodation
Night at Guesthouse Tamboti (Windhoek)

Day 4: Sesriem Campsite, Sossusvlei

You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30 We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads on our way south-west to the desert. We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains, 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.

Full Board included

Accommodation
Night at Sesriem Campsite NRW (Sesriem)

Day 5: Sesriem Campsite, Sossusvlei

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 Sesriem Canyon.

​Full Board included

Accommodation
Night at Sesriem Campsite NRW (Sesriem)

Day 6: Departure

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.

Visited:
Sossusvlei

Okaukuejo Etosha National Park Windhoek Sossusvlei Sesriem

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $910 / 6 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person$940

Included in price:

  • All transport
  • Three meals a day (unless differently specified)
  • Tea & coffee in camp
  • All camping equipment
  • Park entrance fees
  • Camping fees
  • Professional guide
  • Camp Assistant (unless differently specified)
  • Pick up & drop off from accommodation in Windhoek

Not included in price:

  • Sleeping bag (can be hired)
  • Pillow
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Soft drinks & bottled water
  • Personal travel insurance

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