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Classic Namibia Camping Safari

Cost

from £1,550 pp

(ex international flights)

Duration

12 days

This tour gives the perfect overview of Namibia’s main attractions and is the ultimate Namibian adventure. Enjoy sightings of wildlife at the Okonjima Nature Reserve and Etosha National Park before immersing yourself into the rich culture of the Himba tribe. Take a short break from camping in Swakopmund, Namibia’s adventure capital where you can enjoy any number of adrenaline inducing optional activities before starting the journey south. The next stop after crossing the Tropic of Capricorn is Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, home to some of the world’s highest sand dunes. You then continue on to Namibia’s deep south where breath taking landscapes abound, visiting the ghost town of Kolmanskop, spotting wild horses of the Namib Desert, and gazing over the world’s second biggest canyon, the Fish River Canyon, before wrapping up this incredible 12 day trip with the final night at the impressive Quiver Tree Forest and then returning to Windhoek.

This is a group tour, with a fixed itinerary and scheduled start dates. Enquire now to find out more.

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Okonjima Nature Reserve

Day 1 - Okonjima Nature Reserve

  • Arrival in Windhoek & Okonjima Nature Reserve: AfriCat Foundation & afternoon game drive
Etosha National Park

Day 2 - Etosha National Park

  • From Okonjima to Etosha National Park - Classic Namibia
Etosha National Park

Day 3 - Etosha National Park

  • Full day game drive at Etosha National Park - Classic Namibia
The Himba people
It is a historic tradition for Himba women to abstain from washing with water. There was an extended period of drought in the past during which there wasn’t enough water to go round, and only men were allowed to wash in what little water there was. This rule endured and it has now become the norm, so for hygiene purposes they take ‘smoke baths.’ A small amount of aromatic wood or herbs are added to some smouldering charcoal which the women will bring near to themselves. The smoke and heat have antiseptic properties and cleanse the skin by causing perspiration. This tradition of not washing might sound really tough but there isn’t a huge amount of water most of the year for the Himba anyway, and the women are used to applying the ochre to their skin which is believed to help prevent odours and infection. Occasionally the women wrap themselves loosely in a cloth and allow the smoke to cover their body entirely, akin to a full body wash.

Day 4 - Damaraland, Kunene Region

  • From Etosha to the Kunene Region
Skeleton Coast National Park

Day 5 - Skeleton Coast National Park

  • Skeleton Coast & Cape Cross
Swakopmund

Day 6 - Swakopmund

  • From the Skeleton Coast to Swakopmund
Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sesriem

Day 7 - Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sesriem

  • From Swakopmund into the Namib Desert
Sossusvlei, Sesriem

Day 8 - Sossusvlei, Sesriem

  • Sossusvlei Excursion
Aus

Day 9 - Aus

  • Klein Aus
Luderitz, Aus

Day 10 - Luderitz, Aus

  • Kolmanskop ghost town & Luderitz
Keetmanshoop, Quivertree Forest

Day 11 - Keetmanshoop, Quivertree Forest

  • Fish River Canyon & Quivertree Forest
Windhoek

Day 12 - Windhoek

  • Return to Windhoek & farewell