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This tour forms part of our Scheduled & Overland tour collection.

Experience an exciting 12-day overland camping safari exploring the stunningly diverse Namibia.

Your tour begins in Cape Town before you head north for the Cederberg Mountain region and further to the South Africa/Namibia border for a night on the Orange River. Crossing into Namibia your journey takes you to explore the Fish River Canyon and the dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib-Naukluft National Park.

Continue through this fabulously diverse country for the Atlantic Coast and the historic town of Swakopmund where for two days you can explore the quaint streets or experience some heart racing adventure activities. Next on your travels are the Himba people and the sacred site of Spitzkoppe.

End your adventure with two days in the renowned and fantastic Etosha National Park searching for wildlife and a final drive to the capital - Windhoek.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Experience a two-week camping adventure
  • Watch a stunning sunset over Fish River Canyon
  • Climb the famous Dune 45
  • Get your heart racing in Swakopmund
  • Learn about the Himba Tribe people
  • Spot some wildlife in Etosha National Park

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Set off for the Cederberg Mountains

Depart Cape Town and the magnificent Table Mountain and head north towards the Cederberg Mountain region. The Cederberg is well-known as one of the main Rooibos tea-growing areas in South Africa and is spectacularly decorated by the beautiful wildflowers in October.

On this first afternoon take a guided walk to see some local Bushman rock paintings and learn about the surrounding environment.

Day 2

Experience the Orange River

The Western Cape is soon left behind as you continue travelling north for the Orange/Gariep River. Passing through the vast Namaqualand you spend most of the afternoon travelling through the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

Enjoy a night spent on the banks of the Orange/Gariep River around the campfire, getting to know one another. The river forms the border of South Africa and Namibia.

Day 3

See the Fish River Canyon

Choose between a relaxing morning on the riverbank or a half day canoe adventure on the river. After lunch you travel north to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest in the world. The Fish River is the longest river in Namibia at 650km in length, and the canyon is situated along the lower reaches of this seasonal river.

Days 4-5

Explore the Namib-Naukluft National Park

From the canyon continue on into the remote Namibian hinterland arriving at your camp in the afternoon. Set off after making camp on a walk to the smaller Sesriem Canyon before returning to camp for a stunning African sunset.

Taking advantage the next morning of the cooler temperatures and depart at dawn for the amazing dunes of the Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft Park. Hike up Dune 45 to gain a different perspective of the desert before joining up with a local expert on a guided hike into the desert.

Days 6-7

Make your way to Swakopmund

A dramatic drive takes you north through the arid Namib-Naukluft and across the Tropic of Capricorn, as you head towards the seaside resort town of Swakopmund on Namibia's Atlantic Coast. You will then be briefed on the many optional activities available in the area, which include sandboarding, sky diving, scenic flights and fishing.

The next day is yours to spend at leisure, explore the town or enjoy one of the many adventure activities on offer.

Day 8

Journey to Spitzkoppe

Leave all the trappings of modern life behind you and drive inland to the mysterious Spitzkoppe, a sacred site of the San people. Once at the camp, you have the chance to climb the boulders and rock formations of this stunning landscape. Spend tonight camping in the wild, under a star-filled sky.

Day 9

Get to know the Himba People

After an early morning exploration, you keep heading inland and drive north towards Kamanjab. Here you will meet the Himba tribe and have the opportunity to learn more about their traditions and culture.

Days 10-11

View wildlife in Etosha

Etosha National Park provides some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. You will go on various game drives and spend your evenings at the waterholes for some excellent game photography.

Days 12

End your adventure in Windhoek

After an early morning game drive, set off for Windhoek, the capital. Stop along the way at a popular craft market for some last minute shopping. Once in the city enjoy a short city tour, after which your tour will end.

Inclusions

  • 11 nights Twin Share Camping
  • Hike along the rim of the Fish River Canyon
  • Hike into Sesriem Canyon
  • Sunrise hike up Dune 45, explore Sossusvlei on foot
  • Stop off in Walvis Bay to view Flamingos
  • Guided walk with Nomad guide through Spitzkoppe
  • Game drives in Nomad truck
  • Craft market en-route and short city tour in Nomad Truck

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Additional Tour Notes

An activity package is available for this tour. This package includes a variety of activities that we feel will enhance your experience. Please consult your African Safari Expert for details. The amount is ZAR 950.

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $1060

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Gelle Ritchie

Gelle Ritchie

Africa Safari Expert

"This adventure experiences one of Africa’s most beautiful countries, Namibia! Admire the vast desert landscapes, the local Himba tribes, and finally the wildlife in Etosha National Park."

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