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Essence of Namibia Safari

Includes: Waterberg, Etosha, Himba, Damaraland, Sossusvlei

For those wanting to see the major highlights of the country on a very comfortable camping safari - the Essence of Namibia Safari is an inspired choice. Accommodation on this 12 day mobile safari includes 8 nights in campsites and 3 nights in hotels or guest houses.

Highlights include:

Camping Safaris | Namibia

  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Standard Tent
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Tree Near Sossusvlei
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Giraffe In Damaraland
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Elephant In Etosha
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Safari Vehicle And Elephant
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Etosha Lions
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Desert Adapted Elephant
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Dune
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Standard Mobile Camping Safari Setup
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Desert Walk
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Himba Interaction
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Typical Etosha Wildlife
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Lunch
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Vehicle Used On Standard Mobile Safari
  • Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari: Breakfast In Dunes
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DAY 1: WINDHOEK
Windhoek, with its lingering heritage of German architecture, activities and atmosphere is a city which can be visited throughout the year. The day is spent at leisure. We are met by our guide at the hotel reception for a briefing at +-18h00.
Accommodation: Hotel Safari (or similar)
Meals: own arrangements
DAY 2: WATERBERG
The Waterberg Plateau towers 400 meters above the surrounding plains, and 1878 meters above sea level, dominating the landscape for miles around. Waterberg was the site of one of the major turning points in Namibia's history, on the foothills, that the Herero people lost their last and greatest battle against the German Colonial forces at the beginning of the century. In the afternoon we climb up the plateau and enjoy the amazing view. Standard Mobile Safari (All meals)
Camping: Standard Mobile Safari
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 3/4/5: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa. Thousands of wild animals are attracted to the area, including lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephant, zebra giraffe and several species of antelope. The birdlife is prolific with 326 recorded species. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are enjoyed with the evenings spent watching an amazing diversity of animals around the floodlit waterhole bordering our campsites.
Camping: Standard Mobile Safari
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 6: KAOKOLAND - HIMBA VISIT
We visit a Himba village to gain a glimpse into their way of life. The Himbas are a semi-nomadic tribe, who live in scattered settlements throughout the region.
Camping: Standard Mobile Safari
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 7: PALMWAG
Palmwag is a paradise located on the Uniab River in north-western Namibia. In the concession area around Palmwag Lodge there are large populations of Hartman's Mountain Zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and kudu. The predator population is the largest outside of the Etosha National Park, with over 100 lions, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena. Bird life is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia's endemics present. This concession supports a healthy population of desert adapted black rhino and elephants, under the management of the Save the Rhino Trust. We enjoy an afternoon walk in this amazing place.
Camping: Standard Mobile Safari
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 8: DAMARALAND – TWYFELFONTEIN - BRANDBERG
We visit the Twyfelfontein area - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 2000 rock carvings and walk to view the ancient Bushman rock engravings. We camp at the foot of Brandberg Mountain which is the highest mountain in Namibia.
Camping: Standard Mobile Safari
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 9: SWAKOPMUND
On our way to Swakopmund, we visit Cape Cross Seal Colony, one of the largest mainland seal colonies in the world. Swakopmund, with its German colonial atmosphere, is the principal coastal resort of Namibia. Time is spent at leisure to enjoy the charm of this old town or to undertake one of the many optional activities on offer (scenic flights, hot air ballooning, etc. own expense).Accommodation: a hotel in Swakopmund
Meals: Breakfast only
DAY 10: NAMIB DESERT
Our journey takes us south to the heart of the Namib Desert. We have time to have the first view of the amazing dunes around our camp.
Camping: Standard Mobile Safari
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 11: NAMIB DESERT- SOSSUSVLEI
During morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei stopping in the dune belt to enjoy the changing colours of the world's highest sand dunes. The morning is spent walking amongst the dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei (Shuttle into the dunes available on clients’ account). We also enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon. In the afternoon we have the option (on account) to enjoy a cheetah tracking excursion with the lodge.
Accommodation: Solitaire Country Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12: WINDHOEK
We arrive in Windhoek in the early afternoon +-13h00
Meals: Breakfast

A Standard Mobile Safari uses public camping sites with communal ablution facilities and hot showers. The safari crew includes a professional guide and his assistant/chef who pre-erects your camp and are responsible for all camp duties.

Group Size
2 to 14 per vehicle
Tents & equipment
2 person spacious, comfortable Dome tent (L2.5m x W2.5m x H1.85m) with built-in groundsheet 2 large aerating windows with mosquito netting.
Safari folding chair.
2 comfortable camp beds with foam mattress and pillow.
Large marquee tent (5m x 5m) is used for shade in summer
Food & drink
3 wholesome meals each day when camping, with dinner served ‘Al fresco’ under the stars - bush cuisine at its best!
Tea and coffee available in camp.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are not included and may be purchased at the start of the safari and en route.
Excludes lunches & dinners in Windhoek, Swakopmund and Victoria Falls.
Vehicles
Mitsubishi or Toyota Custom built with sliding windows, pop up roof.
Fridges and battery charging facilities on all vehicles.
Staff
Guide
Chef/camp assistant.
Airport Transfers
On the first and last day
Excludes
Flights
Visas
Sleeping bag
Mineral water
optional excursions
Towels
Items of a personal nature

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