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6 day Around the Campfire

6 day Around the Campfire

Starting fromN$ 17 500 per person

Two nights spent camping in the vicinity of the famous Etosha National Park – an area rich in fauna and flora and quite unlike other National Parks on the continent. Our full day in the area is spent game driving through the National Park. Return for one night in Windhoek before heading to the Namib Desert where we spend two nights camping within the Namib Naukluft National Park, gateway to places with names such as Dune 45, Big Daddy and Sossusvlei!

Duration:
6 Days / 5 Nights
Group Size:
Minimum 1 guest / maximum 14 guests
Vehicles used:

1-2 guests – SUV (or similar)
3-4 guests – Quantum or Land Cruiser (or similar)
5 + guests – Expedition Truck (modified safari vehicle)

Included

• Professional 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 & night at a guest house in Windhoek

Excluded

• Sleeping bag – can be rented for a daily fee of NAD50.00
• Stretcher - can be rented for a daily fee of NAD60.00
• Pillow
• Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks & bottled water
• Personal travel insurance - compulsory

Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday - Onguma Game Reserve

Route:      Windhoek to Taleni Etosha Village (outer border of Etosha National Park)
Distance: 440 km
Collection time: 08h00 – 08h30 from any accommodation within the City of Windhoek

Leaving Windhoek we travel 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. The road north to Otjiwarongo passes through commercial farming area – and on a clear day the Waterberg may be seen off in the distance, an area of historical importance to the Herero People. Heading north west we pass through Outjo, our intention is to arrive at our campsite mid-afternoon, after setting up camp we head into the National Park for some late afternoon game viewing.

Included Meals

Lunch
Dinner

Day 2 - Sunday - Etosha National Park, Taleni Etosha Village

Route:      Through Etosha Okaukuejo to Namutoni Area (Taleni to Onguma)

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.

 

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 3 - Monday - Windhoek

Route:      Onguma Game Reserve to Windhoek
Distance: 545 km
Arrival in Windhoek: Between 15h00 – 17h00

Today we start our return journey to Windhoek with a stop in Tsumeb, the town is notable for being the site of a deep mine and is renowned amongst mineral collectors. A straight drive back to Otjiwarongo and Okahandja, where we will stop at one of the craft markets, this is an important centre for woodcarvers from the north who sell their carvings on a co-operative basis. Arrival back in Windhoek will be late afternoon, accommodation tonight is included at a Guest House.  Dinner for own account tonight.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday - Namib Naukluft Park

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.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 5 - Wednesday - Sossuvlei,Sesriem

Route:      Sesriem – Sossusvlei - Sesriem

Journey: 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.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 6 - Thursday - Sossusvlei - Windhoek

Route:      Sesriem to Windhoek
Distance: 335 km
Arrival in Windhoek: 15h00 – 17h00

Our route today takes us back towards Solitaire from where we travel to the town of Rehoboth, an area of natural hot water springs, before arriving back into the city of Windhoek, this will be late afternoon, please do not book any outbound flights for this afternoon.

Included Meals

Breakfast
Lunch
Start Accommodation Destination Basis Room type Duration
Day 1 Etosha Village Etosha south L&D Campsite 1 night
Day 2 Onguma Tamboti Onguma Reserve FB Campsite 1 night
Day 3 Villa Violet Windhoek B & L Campsite 1 night
Day 4 Sesriem Oshana Sesriem FB Campsite 2 nights
Day 6 To Windhoek   B + L    
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