Self-drive Camping Safari | 12 nights/ 13 days |
Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek and Guesthouse Tamboti
Upon arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport you will pick up your rental vehicle and drive the +-40km to Windhoek. Check in at the guesthouse and the rest of the day is at your own leisure. You have time to explore Windhoek and visit the famous landmarks of Windhoek or shop in the vibrant Independence Avenue.
Namibia’s capital Windhoek is often described as a city with a continental atmosphere. This can be ascribed to its architecture, cuisine, culture, dress codes and educational institutions. Windhoek combines the modern city architectural style with that of the German colonial era. Historic sites to visit in the town centre are the ‘Christuskirche’, ‘Alte Feste’ (Old Ford), ‘Tintenpalast’ (Parliament Buildings), Zoo Park, ‘Reiterdenkmal’, Museum and the Craft Centre.
With 400 000 inhabitants, Windhoek is the biggest city in the country and also the commercial centre of the country.
Overnight: Guesthouse Tamboti including breakfast (Distance = +-40km)
Day 2: Spitzkoppe camping
Today your trip will start into a more arid area, the Spitzkoppe (also referred to as Matterhorn, due to its shape). The campsites are located in all types of interesting rock formations, with different trails leading around them. Guided climbs and abseiling can be arranged at an additional fee. These should be booked in advance.
Overnight: Spitzkoppe campsite (Distance = +-280km)
Day 3: Brandberg camping
Depart the camp and drive via Uis into the Damaraland. After check in at the Brandberg White Lady Campsite, you have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area at own expense. Nearby attractions include the Bushmen paintings at Twyfelfontein, Valley of Organ Pipes and Petrified Forest. A visit to the “White Lady” and an elephant drive can be booked at an additional cost.
Overnight: Brandberg White Lady campsite (Distance = +-129km)
Day 4: Kaokoland camping
Continue via Palmwag to Khowarib Lodge. On your way to the camp, you will have the opportunity to stop over at the warm fountain at Ongongo, just before you reach Kaokoland. The rest of the day can be spent at own leisure.
Overnight: Khowarib Lodge (Distance = +-392km)
Day 5: Epupa camping
Drive further northwards to the Epupa camp. The rest of the day can be used to explore the area on your own or you have the opportunity to join an excursion to the nearby Himba villages (at own expense). The camp also offers various hiking trails on which you can see the flora and fauna of the Kaokoland.
Overnight: Epupa campsite (Distance = +-366km)
Day 6: Epupa camping
Another night spent at the Epupa campsite. Today you can visit the Epupa Falls on your own or you can join a guided excursion (at own expense), which will take you to the best lookout points.
Overnight: Epupa campsite
Day 7: Ruacana Eha Lodge
From the Epupa Falls this trip will now take you to the Ruacana Falls and Kunene River. The Ruacana Falls make an impressive site, when they are flowing at full flood during the rainy season. A visit to the Hydro-electric power station is also possible and very interesting (at own expense).
Overnight at Ruacana Eha Lodge (campsite) (Distance = +-475km)
Day 8: Onguma camping
Depart Ruacana Falls and drive through the Owamboland via Oshakati and Ondangwa to the Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s biggest wild life parks and one Namibia’s most sought after attraction. Upon arrival at the camp you can enter the park through the Eastern gate and spend the afternoon game viewing at the Etosha National Park.
Etosha National Park
Etosha was declared a game reserve by the German colonial administration back in 1907 and covers an area of more than 22 000 km². At a stage it covered a vast area of 93 240 km² and was the largest game reserve in the world. For various political reasons, the park was progressively diminished in size until by 1975 it had been reduced to its current size. In its centre lies a vast saltpan surrounded by grass and thorn savannah, Mopane bushland in the west and dry forest in the north-east. About two million years ago, this area was an enormous lake, fed by the Kunene River. However the lake slowly dried up because over time, the river changed its course. Today the pan is a shallow depression and has an approximate size of 5000 km².
Of the 114 mammals species found in the park, several are rare and endangered, such as the black Rhino and cheetah. Etosha’s current population of +- 600 Black Rhinos represents one of the few growing populations in the world.
The National Park has three Rest camps Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni. These all have restaurants, stores and swimming pools. The main entrance to the park is called the Andersson Gate at Okaukuejo in the south and the Von Lindequist Gate in the east near Namutoni.
Overnight at Onguma campsite (Distance = +-371km)
Day 9: Onguma camping
The entire day can be used for game viewing in the Etosha National Park. Of the mammal species found in the park, several are rare and endangered, such as black rhino and black-faced impala. Etosha’s elephants are reputed to be the largest in Africa, the tallest one measuring up to 4 meters at the shoulder. Seeing vast herds of game against this eerie backdrop makes the Etosha game viewing experience unique.
Overnight: Onguma campsite
Days 10 & 11: Waterberg camping
Leave the Etosha National Park behind you and drive via Otjiwarongo to the Waterberg Plateau Park. Here you will be camping the next two days. The park has following activities (at own expense) to offer:
- Guided morning and afternoon game drives
- Guided and self-guided trails on the plateau
- Nature walks within the camp
Overnight: Waterberg campsite (Distance = +-315km)
Day 12: Guesthouse Tamboti
Depart the park and drive via Okahandja to Windhoek. In Okahandja you can stop over at the Kavango woodcarvers market, have a look around or buy some last souvenirs. You will arrive in Windhoek at around noon. After check in you have some time to do some shopping in the city centre.
Overnight: Guesthouse Tamboti including breakfast (Distance = +-309km)
Day 13: Departure
After breakfast you will still have time before heading to the Hosea Kutako International Airport, where you check in for the onward or homeward flight.
(Distance = +-40km)
- Fort Sesfontein
- Epupa Falls
- Ruacana Falls and Kunene River
- Etosha National Park
- Waterberg Plateau Park
Nett Prices (valid until 01.11.2020 – 31.10.2021):
- 2 persons:
- N$ 5,048.00 per person sharing a double room.
- N$ 535.00 Single Room Supplement
Prices are nett and include VAT.
- 10 x camping on a self-catering basis
- 02 x overnight on a Bed & Breakfast basis
- Complete Information package, including maps, route description and vouchers
- Should you book your vehicle through us we will also provide you with a GPS (with programmed route)
Entrance fees included:
- All activities and entrance fees
- All meals not mentioned above
- Personal expenses (Telephone call, souvenirs etc)
- Car Rental (See car rental prices)