This 12-day Namibia overland safari from Cape Town to Windhoek meanders through big sky country, Namibia! On departing Cape Town, you’ll stop to take the must have picture of Table Mountain. As you cross into Namibia, take a canoe trip on the Orange River, admire vast untouched desert landscapes, enjoy adventure activities in Swakopmund, visit the local Himba tribe, view the desert elephant and other mud bathed animals in Etosha before ending your tour in Windhoek with a delicious dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse.

PRICE: R 12 950.00
ACTIVITY PACKAGE: R 880.00 (Optional)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: R 310.00 (to stay alone in your tent)
Accommodation: Twin Share Camping (Can also be done as an accommodated tour)
DURATION: Days: 12 Nights: 11
MEALS:
Breakfast: 11
Lunch: 11
Dinner: 9
Departure Point: Cape Town
End Point: Windhoek
Activity Package
This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our Namibia overland safari tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour.

Activity Country
Wine tasting & traditional dinner South Africa
Guided desert walk with local expert – Naukluft National Park Namibia
Himba Tribe Visit Namibia

 

Day 1 – South Africa – Cederberg Region

Leaving Cape Town on this Namibia overland safari, we make our first stop at Table View and take photos of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. We will be heading north towards our stop for the first night, passing through the Cederberg Region. Upon arrival at our overnight stop, we will enjoy a wine tasting, sampling wines from the region. Tonight we will be treated to a traditional South African meal, followed by a full tour briefing from your guides.

Meals Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Marcuskraal Campsite http://www.marcuskraal.co.za/
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Cape Town to Citrusdal ±270 km
Activity Package Wine tasting & traditional dinner

Day 2 – Namaqualand – Gariep (Orange) River

After an early start, we continue north via the distant town of Springbok, best known for its diamonds, copper and spring flowers. We then proceed to our camp located right beside the Namibian border. The camp is situated on the riverbank that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Fiddlers Creek Campsite http://www.bushwhacked.co.za
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Citrusdal to Orange river ±500 km

Day 3 – Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon

This morning there’s the chance to see the beautiful river valley by canoe or just relax at camp. After lunch we cross the border and travel to the Fish River Canyon. After a scenic walk along the edge of the canyon we enjoy our dinner while watching the sunset. This is also a fantastic photo opportunity.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Hobas Campsite http://www.nwr.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Orange River to Fish River Canyon ±180 km
Included Highlight Hike along the rim of the Fish River Canyon
Optional Activity Half-Day Canoe Trip
Border Post South Africa: Vioolsdrift, Tel: +27 (27) 761 8760, Open 24 hours.
Namibia: Noordoewer, Tel: +264 (0) 63 297 122, Open 24 hours.

Day 4 – Namib-Naukluft National Park

We arrive at the Namib-Naukluft National Park and set up camp, then enjoy a short hike into the Sesriem Canyon. Tonight we enjoy the star-studded sky and enduring silence of the Namib Desert, only occasionally interrupted by the call of a Jackal or, a rather unique lizard, the barking gecko!

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Sesriem campsite http://www.nwr.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Fish River Canyon to Namib-Naukluft Park ±520 km
Included Highlight Walk into Sesriem Canyon

Day 5 – Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib-Naukluft National Park

This is our earliest morning as we prepare for our hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise. After our hike, we will have the chance to visit Sossusvlei. Later we join a local expert on a guided hike and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the Bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Desert Shelter Cha-re no website available
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Route Sesriem to Sossusvlei ±150 km
Activity Package Guided desert walk with local expert – Naukluft National Park
Included Highlight Sunrise hike up Dune 45

Day 6 – Swakopmund

After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. Just before we arrive in Swakopmund, we stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon en-route, where there are often flamingos to be seen. You will be briefed on the many optional activities available here and there is time to explore the town before dinner out at one of the local restaurants

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Two Per Room: Stay@Swakop OR Amampuri OR Dunedin Star Guesthouse http://www.stay-at-swakop.com http://www.amanpurinamibia.com http://www.dunedinstar.com/
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Sossusvlei to Swakopmund ±250 km
Included Highlight Stop off in Walvis Bay (to view flamingos)
Optional Activity Dinner Out Swakopmund

Day 7 – Spitzkoppe

Leaving the coast we drive through arid landscapes to Spitzkoppe Mountain. The enormous granite monoliths dominate the otherwise flat landscape and we set up camp in the wild plain at the base of the mountain. This afternoon our guide will take us on a guided walk to explore the unique rock formations. The more adventurous among us may want to try some mountain climbing for some stunning views of the landscape.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Bush Camp: Spitzkoppe Community Campsite http://www.spitzkoppe.com
Facilities Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe ±80 km
Included Highlight Guided Walk with Nomad Guide through Spitzkoppe

Day 8 – Kamanjab – Himba Tribe

We visit a Himba community close to Kamanjab where you will have an opportunity to interact with the people who live there. This is a working village and is only a representation of a larger group of nomadic pastoralists.

The semi-nomadic Himba people are extremely susceptible to Western influence and have lost a large portion of their land to farmers, engineers, miners and many were displaced during the wars that raged in Angola. The dwindling number of pastoralists that still exist in their natural environment are protected as far as possible by creating a “buffer zone”, or an “educational tribe” where tourists who would like to get a better understanding of the way of the Himba, their lifestyle and their traditions, can do so without interfering with those still living in their natural environment.

Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand.

The income that this specific tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of orphaned Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage.

There is a market at the end of your visit, this is a way for the women to establish a small income, used for their own private expenses, and it is up to you whether you’d like to purchase anything or not.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Etotongwe http://www.etotongwelodge.com
Facilities Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Spitzkoppe to Outjo ±340 km
Activity Package Himba Tribe Visit

Day 9 – Etosha National Park

The open plains of the Etosha National Park allows for spectacular elevated game viewing from our truck whilst on game drives. Our overnight stops, which boasts floodlit night water holes, are situated inside the park.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Namutoni OR Okaukuejo OR Halali http://www.nwr.com.na/etosha_national_park.html
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Outjo to Etosha National Park ±170 km
Included Highlight Afternoon game drive in Nomad truck

Day 10 – Etosha National Park

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. You may even see some of the amazing animals crossing the road in front of your truck! We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Okakuejo http://www.nwr.com.na
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Included Highlight Full day game drive in Nomad truck

Day 11 – Windhoek

After an early morning game drive we set off towards Windhoek, the Capital city of Namibia. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. Windhoek is not only the capital; it is also the cultural, social and economic centre of Namibia. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short city tour in our truck. Your tour ends on arrival in Windhoek, but it is nice to join the group for a final meal out at Joe’s Beer House, an exciting dining experience!

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through Nomad.
Route Etosha National Park to Windhoek ±445 km
Included Highlight Drive through Windhoek with the Nomad truck, Craft market stop en-route

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