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10 Day Wild And Crazy Family Scheduled Safari

A super family trip combining camping and accommodation visiting some of Namibia’s major highlights including the oldest desert in the world and the magnificent Sossusvlei dunes, the quirky and adventure town of Swakopmund situated on the unforgiving Skeleton Coast. Take in the vast landscapes of Damaraland and Himba tribes people, along with some of the best game viewing southern Africa has to offer.   The itinerary has been designed for families and driving distances, (where possible), have been kept to a minimum and the places visited have all been chosen with a mind for activities that will appeal to adults and children alike.

Safari Highlights

Namib Naukluft Park for Sesriem Canyon, Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Dune 45; N/a’an ku se Namib Conservation Centre’ for cheetahs; Swakopmund; Twyfelfontein; Etosha National Park for Game Drives; Cheetah Conservation Fund and Waterberg Plateau

Safari Accommodation Options

Type Group Safari; Family Safari;
Length 10 days
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Camping
Departures Scheduled Departures
Camping Departures
Various departure days
2020 Departure Dates 6 Apr; 25 May; 08 Jun; 27 Jul; 10 & 17 Aug; 07 Sep; 12 Oct; 16 Nov & 21 Dec. 2021 Departure Dates 18 Jan; 15 Feb; 22 Mar
Group size Min: 3/ Max: 14
Single Supplement Yes
Minimum Age 5 years
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Camping
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Camping Option
Day 1&2 Sossus Oasis or Namib Desert Camp for Sossusvlei
Day 3&4 Prost Hotel Swakopmund
Day 5 Madisa Camp Damaraland
Day 6&7 Okaukuejo Camp Etosha
Day 8 Namutoni Camp Etosha
Day 9 Waterberg Camp
Day 10  Return to Windhoek 
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Price Per Person (based on twin share)
Camping N$28,770 Same price all year
Please Note: 2020 rate
Children under 12 N$14,385
Single Supplement Yes
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Itinerary

Day 1&2 Sossus Oasis/Namib Desert Camp for Sossusvlei & Namib Naukluft Park

Depart Windhoek and head out towards the desert, our drive today will take us through the khomas Hochland range of mountains and then further south west towards the Naukluft Mountains, enjoying our first sunset in the desert. The following day its an early rise as we head to the Sossusvlei dunes, one of Namibia’s highlights and enjoy a spectacular sight as the sun rises over the dunes creating magical shadows over seemingly endless sand. Climb a dune or two (and run down the slip face!), wander around the pan of Dead Vlei with its stunted camel thorn trees and backdrop of apricot dunes. We also stop at Dune 45 and Sesriem Canyon before returning to camp for a refreshing swim in the pool

Day 3&4 Prost Hotel, Swakopmund

Our journey today takes us to the coastal and adventure town of Swakopmund where there’s the chance to enjoy fun activities such as sand boarding, or quad bike. The tour is geared to be flexible here so you can enjoy time with your family on the adventures. On day 4 a marine cruise is included where you can see frolicking seals and dolphins along with birds and plenty of other marine life – you may even be lucky to see a whale or two.

Day 5 Madisa Camp, Twyfelfontein

We head along the coast, stopping at Cape Cross seal colony where it is possible to see thousands of Cape Fur Seals in the water and on the surrounding rocks and beaches. From here we will turn east, inland and back into the desert, travelling on to small town of Uis, an old mining town, located more or less in the middle of no–where, this is one of the best places to buy rough cut, semi–precious stones such as amethyst, tourmaline at bargain prices. We pass Brandberg Mountain, the highest point in Namibia and continue to our camp

Day 6–8 Etosha National Park

Starting early, to enjoy the cool of the morning, we take a detour to the west to visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, where a local guide will lead us on a short tour and explain about the history of the area. Leaving the engravings, we continue to Kamanjab to meet with a local Himba community and learn a little of their traditional ways, your questions will be translated and can find out about marriage customs, food and their religion. We stop at Outjo for fresh supplies where we can also get coffee and sticky cakes at the local bakery, before continuing on to Etosha spending the first two nights at Okaukuejo where we enjoy game drives in the surrounding area. Etosha forms the main game viewing section of our safari and the Okaukuejo area offers us some of the best waterholes in the park – in fact Okaukuejo has been described as "one of the best game viewing opportunities in southern Africa" thanks to its floodlit waterhole – during the dry months it is often busy with elephants, black rhino, and large numbers of herbivores. The final day takes us across the park to Namutoni on the east aspect – watch out for the smallest of all antelope the Damara dik–dik

Day 9 Waterberg Plateau Resort

After a final game drive out of Etosha, we head past farmland to the Cheetah Conservation Fund; and a chance to find out about this endangered predator – join a walking tour of their main facility as well as the educational centre, cheetah museum, clinic and introduction to the cheetahs, dogs and livestock that live at the main centre, a feeding of cheetahs at 14:00 during weekdays and 12:00 on weekends is included. From here, we continue to Waterberg Plateau rising up above the surrounding plains where we spend a final night

Day 10 Windhoek

Drive back to Windhoek en–route stopping at the Okahandja craft markets where you have the chance to barter for any last–minute gifts. You’ll be dropped at the airport in time for onward connection (no flights prior to late afternoon/early evening)

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