21 Day Rugged Namibia Camping Tour:

The 21 Camping tour takes you into some of the most remote areas of NW/N/NE Namibia and you will be able to visit some of the people still living a traditional lifestyle. Wildlife in the game parks are a sight to see and you’ll experience the tranquility  and beauty of these areas. Meeting the local people adds to this experience.

 Tour Summary:

Places to be visited:

Uis                                                     Brandberg “Tsiseb Gorge”          Aba Huab Campsite                       Organ Pipes , Burnt Mountain  Rock Engravings at Twyfelfontein

Warmquelle ,Ogongo Campsite  - Crystal Pool                

Sesfontein incl Fort                          Areas around Sesfontein and Hoanib River                                 Purros and area incl Himba villages                                        

Areas in Kaokoland

Opuwa

Epupa Falls

Kunene River Lodge

Raucana and Hippo Pools

Hobatere Campsite

Otjovasando and western Etosha

Okakuejo , Halali, Namutoni and various game drives in Etosha

Otjikoto Lake , Tsumeb ,Grootfontein and Tsumkwe

Bushmanland and Bushmen

Khaudum Game Park

Popa Falls

Mahangu Game Park

Rundu and areas in Kavango

 

Day 1:

The tour starts at either of the coastal towns - Swakopmund or Walvis Bay, and head up the coast. At Henties Bay we turn inland towards Brandberg, the highest mountain in Namibia. In the Tsiseb Gorge of the Brandberg is the famous “White Lady Frieze”. After visiting the “White Lady” and numerous other examples of Bushman Rock Art, we depart for Aba Huab campsite on the banks of the Abba Huab river. Here we make our first camp. Please take note that desert-dwelling elephants frequent this area and care should be taken.

Day 2:

We break camp and visit the Burnt mountain, Organ Pipes and the Rock Engravings at Twyfelfontein. From here we travel to Warmquelle and camp at Ogongo Campsite. After a full day you can relax in the natural warm water of the Crystal Pool.

Day 3:

We explore the area around Sesfontein and take a scenic drive up the Hoanib River. Sightings of elephant, springbok, oryx, ostrich, giraffe and lion are possible. We return to Ogongo campsite in the afternoon. The rest of the day is at leisure, as the next day will take us into some difficult terrain.

Day 4:

We leave the campsite at Ogongo early morning and drive to Purros in Kaokoland. We set up camp on the banks of the Hoarosib river. Time permitting, we do a short drive and explore the area.  Puros is well-known for its elephant and lion. Some might come for a visit at the campsite. Care should be taken when moving about at night.

Day 5:

To understand the Himba people and their way of life, their customs and beliefs, we visit a Himba  village. Afterwards we further explore the area and then return to the camp.

Day 6:

After a leisurely breakfast we break camp and head further north along the Khumib River road. Late afternoon we put up a dry camp. As we can only rely on what we carry at this stage, we camp wild for the night.

Day 7:

We turn eastwards to the town of Opuwo where we re-supply, and camp at the Kunene Village campsite.

Day 8:

The Epupa Falls will be our next destination and we arrive mid-afternoon. After setting up camp we explore the area and then head for a vantage point where we watch the sun set over the magnificent Falls.

Day 9:

We have a day of leisure. You can do some walking trails along the river,  or you can do a bit of river rafting. The rafting will be for your own account. The rafting tour can be arranged beforehand or when we are at the Falls. As the day is yours, you can relax and enjoy the scenery and tranquility of the Falls on your own.

Day 10:

Today we take the road eastwards and we will camp another night along the Kunene river at the Kunene River lodge. Here you can also join a tour to a village, do some rafting or even angling. Village tours and rafting will be for your own account.

Day 11:

Following the river further east we travel towards Ruacana Falls, visiting the Hippo Pool en route, and from there turn south towards the western entrance of Etosha National Park. We camp at the Hobatere Campsite. Here you have your first opportunity of watching wildlife at a waterhole. You can also join a night drive, which is highly recommendable. This will be for your own account though, and has to be arranged beforehand.

Day 12:

We follow the route into Etosha through the western section of the park and will spend most of the day viewing game at various waterholes. We camp at the Rest camp of Okaukuejo.  This is one of the most rewarding waterholes in Etosha, and you will be able to observe quite a variety of  animals visiting the lit-up waterhole at night. Sightings of black rhino and elephant are quite common here at night.

Day 13:

We spend the day doing a game drive visiting various water holes. In between game drives, we also visit the rest camp of Halali. We return to Okaukuejo where you can cool off at the pool , spend the evening at the waterhole or you can just relax around the campfire.

Day 14:

After a leisurely breakfast we head towards the eastern part of Etosha and reach Fort Namutoni by mid-afternoon. En route we visit numerous water holes and view game until we drop. We camp here for the night. Late afternoon we do a quick game drive and then relax as we have a long drive into Bushmanland tomorrow.

Day 15:

En route to the Garden Town of Namibia, Tsumeb, we stop at Lake Otjikoto. We re-supply in Tsumeb and travel through the next town, Grootfontein, to our destination at the Nyae Nyae Conservancy in Bushmanland.

Day 16:

We spend some time with the Bushman community and we learn about their way of life, custom and traditions. We explore the area as we head towards Sikereti Campsite in the Kaudom National Park..(Because of the remoteness and difficult terrain, only groups traveling with 2 or more vehicles may enter the Park.) We camp here for the night. The Kaudom is one of the last really remote and wild African Parks.

Day 17:

From Sikereti we drive to Kaudom campsite on the other side of the Park, where we camp for the night. Traveling in this remote area at the best of times  slow because of heavy sands, and sometimes low range 4x4 driving is needed, and the vehicles take quite a hammering. The wide variety of wildlife and the unfenced campsites make this an experience not easily forgotten.

Day 18:

We leave Kaudom Camp as early as possible and drive towards the tar road, 50 km north. As the sand heats up during the morning, driving towards the tar road becomes more difficult. This is 50 km that you will not forget easily. It makes for slow slogging through heavy sand until we reach the tar road. From here it’s a boring drive in comparison until we reach the Poppa Falls! We reach the campsite late afternoon and put up camp.

Day 19:

We spend the day visiting Mahangu National Park. Here you have one of the best birding sites in Namibia. Three distinctive habitats come together in the Mahangu National Park, each with their own unique birdlife. We do a drive along a 4x4 trail and then head back to the Poppa Falls. The rest of the day is at leisure. We relax and reflect on our tour before starting on the return home tomorrow.

Day 20:

The road home starts today and we head towards Rundu, the capital of Okavango, where we spend a bit of time. Then we head south, on to Grootfontein and Otavi .We camp at a campsite along the route .

Day 21:.

The last day of our tour takes us  through Otjiwarongo, Omaruru, Karibib and Usakos back to the coast. We reach our destination late afternoon, and a memorable tour comes to an end.

 

Note:

This tour is done in some remote areas and roads can be impassable during the rainy season. This could lead to changing of routes and destinations.

The tour will be conducted with a minimum participation of 6 people in order to have two 4x4 vehicles in the group. The need for 2 vehicles are a must in some areas.

Self-drive tourists can join the tour if they have a good 4x4, and have skills to negotiate very sandy and rough roads.

SKU/Item Number: 007

21 Day  Rugged Namibia Camping Tour :

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