This program is designed for those with children five years and above. We’ve attempted to create a balance of areas of interest for both parents and their children by visiting the Namib Desert at Sesriem, and spending time on the Skeleton Coast before heading inland to view the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. Three nights in Etosha area with morning and afternoon game drives! We return to Windhoek via Mount Etjo Safari Lodge where we participate in an afternoon nature drive.
|Day 1||Sesriem Oshana||Sesriem||L + D||Campsite||1 night|
|Day 2||Sesriem Oshana||Sesriem||FB||Campsite||1 night|
|Day 3||Prost Hotel||Swakopmund||B + L||en-suite room||1 night|
|Day 4||Prost Hotel||Swakopmund||BB||en-suite room||1 night|
|Day 5||Madisa||Twyfelfontein||FB||Campsite||1 night|
|Day 6||Etosha Village||Etosha South||FB||Campsite||1 night|
|Day 7 & 8||Onguma Tamboti||Onguma Reserve||FB||Campsite||2 nights|
|Day 9||Mount Etjo Safari Lodge||Mount Etjo Safari Lodge||FB||Campsite||1 night|
|Day 10||To Windhoek||B + L|
Can this tour be combined with others: no, this tour does not link to any of our other schedule products.
Children 12 years and under pay 50% of the adult price
2023 Departure Dates
NAD33 000.00 per adult sharing
NAD16 500.00 per child 12 years and under
• Professional Driver/guide
• Camp assistant
• All transport whilst on tour
• Meals as specified
• Camping equipment (does not include sleeping bag / pillow / stretcher)
• National Park entrance fees
• Campsite fees & accommodation in Swakopmund
• Sleeping bag – can be rented for a daily fee of NAD45.00
• Stretcher – can be rented for a daily fee of NAD55.00
• Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks & bottled water
• Personal travel insurance – compulsory
Route: Windhoek to Namib Naukluft Park
Distance: 310 km
Collection time: 08h00 – 08h30 from any accommodation within the City of Windhoek
We leave Windhoek travelling via the gravel roads and the Khomas Hochland mountain range, this area is one of farming communities till we reach the end of the escarpment (crossing the Tropic of Capricorn) where we descend via the Remhoogte Pass to the settlement of Solitaire. The terrain varies dramatically as we travel to our campsite where arrival is due mid to late afternoon. Set up camp and visit Elim dune – a great place for sundowners with the dunes behind us and the Naukluft Mountains in the distance.
Route: Sesriem – Sossusvlei - Sesriem
Distance: 310 km
We’ll need to be on the move an hour before dawn as we make our way through a dry riverbed and across the gravel plains towards the Namib Dunes. We’ll stop at Dune 45 before making our way to Sossusvlei with age old sands said to be around five million years old. Dead Vlei with its white pan and contrasting black scorched trees is also on our visit list. Whilst this region appears to be lifeless there are a variety of animal species that have adapted to these conditions and if we’re lucky may see Oryx antelope, ostrich, springbok and don’t forget about the birdlife and reptiles that inhabit the area. Return to our campsite for lunch, late afternoon visit to the Sesriem Canyon where the ephemeral Tsauchab River has shaped the area over millions of years.
Route: Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund
Distance: 345 km
Journey: we leave the Sesiem area to the settlement of Solitaire, not far north of this we cross the Tropic of Capricorn. The surrounds of the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons provide good geological phenomenon, in addition we may see the elusive Mountain Zebra before travelling across the gravel plains of the Namib Desert with its endless horizons, our destination the Atlantic Ocean and coastal town of Swakopmund.
Route: Swakopmund (hotel or bed and breakfast)
Day at leisure to explore the town, relax and take in the local sights, or participate in one of the many optional activities on offer.
Route: Swakopmund to Madisa campsite
Distance: 385 km
We travel north along the coastline to Cape Cross Seal Reserve, home to between eighty and one hundred thousand Fur seals, endemic to southern Africa they are commonly known as “eared seals”. Leaving the coast behind we cross the plains heading to the old mining town of Uis, our travels will take us past the Brandberg Mountain as we head into Damaraland, an area characterised by its rocky and rugged landscapes of rough, fascinating beauty. We arrive into camp with sufficient time before setting off on a sundowner drive which meanders around the surrounding areas with spectacular views of the dunes, open plains and rock formations, ending high up on a koppi for the most spectacular African sunset.
Route: Madisa campsite to Taleni Africa (border Etosha National Park)
Distance: 300 km
This morning we accompany a local guide to view the rock engravings and rock paintings at Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Living Museum of the Damara situated nearby allows visitors the opportunity to get to know their traditional culture, this in an attempt to reconstruct the ‘lost culture’ of the Damara People. By visiting we contribute to the preservation of this culture.
Passing through Khorixas and on to Outjo, a mixture of communal and commercial farming land we arrive on the southern boundary of Etosha National Park, set up camp before heading off on our first Etosha game drive.
Route: Through Etosha Okaukuejo region (Taleni Etosha) to Onguma Game Reserve
Distance: 150 km
Up before dawn, we need to be at the Andersson Gate for sunrise which is when the entrance gates open, one of the best times for game viewing is the cooler morning hours and late afternoon. We make use of today on an extensive game drive in search of black and white rhino, elephants, lion, cheetah and the numerous species of plains game. The drive will give you an overview of the National Park including its birdlife, flora and geology. A stop will be made at Halali, the most central of the resorts. Exit the National Park, it’s a short journey to our overnight camping on a private nature Reserve.
Route: Morning and afternoon game drives into Etosha National Park
Distance: 100 km
We’ll be at the Von Lindequist gate for sunrise as we enter Etosha National Park, this day will be run as per the groups requirements, we can either do a morning game drive and return to Onguma for lunch and early afternoon at leisure before heading back into the Park for an afternoon drive OR we can take a packed lunch and spend the day in the Etosha Park, taking a break at Namutoni Resort during the heat of day returning to our campsite just before sunset.
Route: Onguma Game Reserve to Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Distance: 350 km
Continue south via the mining town of Tsumeb, south of Otjiwarongo lies Mount Etjo Safari Lodge located in the heart of the Okonjati Game Reserve. Home to over 8000 animals and a impressive variety of bird species the Okonjati Wildlife Sanctuary is a true Conservation Area, Mount Etjo Safari Lodge is where the most important Declaration towards Namibia's Independence was signed in 1989 (The Mount Etjo Declaration).
Three different dinosaur footprints can be found in the area, believed to date back to the Triassic (Stormberg) age, around 230 Million years ago. Late afternoon we will join a guided game drive on the property.
Route: Mount Etjo Safari Lodge to Windhoek
Distance: 225 km
After breakfast we pack up camp and return to Windhoek via the town of Okahandja, founded around 1800 by two local groups, the Herero and the Nama it is known as the Garden town of Namibia. For those wanting to fly out today, we request flights to be after 14h00.
Rehoboth - Solitaire - Sesriem - Elim Dune - Dune 45 - Sossusvlei - Dead Vlei - Sesriem Canyon - Walvis Bay - Swakopmund - Cape Cross seal colony - Twyfelfontein - Damara Living Museum - Etosha Taleni Village - Etosha National Park - Onguma Reserve - Mount Etjo Safari Lodge - Okahandja.
1-2 guests – SUV (or similar)
3-4 guests – Quantum or Land Cruiser (or similar)
5 + guests – Expedition Truck (modified safari vehicle)
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