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16 Day Namibia Circuit Camping Guided Safari

Bronze Rated, Upon Request Camping Safari (Namibia)

Safari Highlights:
Kalahari Basin; Fish River Canyon; Klein Aus Vista for desert horses and Luderitz/Kolmanskop Ghost Town; Sesriem & Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park; coastal town of Swakopmund; Spitzkoppe in Damaraland for Bushman paintings and wondrous rock formations; Etosha National Park - Namibia's premier game viewing park; Okonjima for AfriCat Foundation
Overview:
Kalahari Basin; Fish River Canyon; Klein Aus Vista for desert horses and Luderitz/Kolmanskop Ghost Town; Sesriem & Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park; coastal town of Swakopmund; Spitzkoppe in Damaraland for Bushman paintings and wondrous rock formations; Etosha National Park - Namibia's premier game viewing park; Okonjima for AfriCat Foundation
Rates:
Details:
Single Supplement: No
Child Friendly: No
Group Size:
Min: 2 people
Max: 6 people
2018
Price per person to Chameleon based on 2 people N$56,900
Price per person to Chameleon based on 4 people from N$35,100
Price per person to Chameleon based on 6 people N$30,750
Single supplement N$1,450
Please note that the N$ is fixed to the South African Rand on a 1/1 basis.
Price valid to 31 October 2018

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Safari Itinerary

This private-guided safari can be offered as a camping or an accommodated option - contact us for more details

Day 1 Windhoek
Upon arrival from the airport you will be collected and transferred to the city and your Guesthouse where you'll meet one of our tour consultants who will go through your travel plans, depending on the time of arrival you may choose to wander into the city centre, or relaxx by the pool. Alternatively join an optional township tour, sunset hourse ride, our even head out for a birding trip.

Day 2 Bagatelle Game Ranch, Kalahari Basin
Your guide will collect you from Chameleon after a leisurely breakfast and the destination today is Bagatelle, set in the Kalahari Basin north east of the town of Mariental. A beautiful location, where the red linear dunes runs for kilometres and between each dune are acacia trees offfering shade and respite to the game in this reserve such as giraffe and springbok. You may be lucky and see meerkat as well as a cheetah or two, these incredible cats have been provided a home in conjunction with the Cheetah Conservation Fund and you can learn more about this project during your stat and join optional activities to visit them, alternatively perhaps take part in a sundowner drive on the reserve and head in search for the game.

Day 3&4 Canyon Roadhouse, for Fish River Canyon
Depart after breakfast as it's a quite a long drive south to the Fish River Canyon, reputed to be the second largest canyon in the world. Canyon Roadhouse is situated just outside the National Park in the Gondwana region (otherwise known as the Little Karoo) and you can enjoy walks on the land. The following morning your guide will drive you into the park to visit the viewpoints - there's an interesting information board, an area to simply sit and contemplate the scale of the canyon as well as the chance to wander along the rim to other points.

Day 5&6 Klein Aus Vista
Onward to one of the best kept secrets of Namibia. Klein Aus is a truly beautiful spot, situated on the edge of the desert with endless views of the open plains and mountains and you're based here for 2 nights. Relax this afternoon or enjoy a self-guided hike in the Aus Mountains, the following morning your guide will take you through Luderitz to visit Kolmanskop Ghost Town as well as the town and coastal region the way back to Klein Aus stop at the wild horses of Namib, one of the only 2 or 3 wild herds of horses and be amazed at how they survive in this harsh environment.

Day 7&8 Sesriem Camp, Namib Naukluft Park
Depart after breakfast driving north through stunning scenery and continue to Sesriem the entry point to the magnificent dunes of Sossusvlei, camping here for 2 nights giving plenty of time to explore the region fully. Sesriem camp sites are set under the shade of ancient camel thorn trees, with a low wall around each site, there are shared ablutions as well as a swimming pool and bar/restaurant. This afternoon walk to Elim's Dune for a spectacular sunset, enjoying the changes of colour on the distant mountains and listen to the calls of the barking gecko. It's a pre-dawn departure from camp the following day to explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal treess-superb photography opportunities. Return to camp via Dune 45 and later visit nearby Sesriem Canyon, not a large canyon but one of the few places that have permanent water and helped in the survival for the local communities and animals that lived on the lands.

Day 9&10 Guesthouse, Swakopmund
Depart Sesriem after breakfast and drive through to Solitaire to visit the Namib Conservation Centre and activity for an hour. This programme was set up as a N/a'ankuse Foundations initiative and you'll learn all about this beatiful animals as well as help to conserve large predatores in Namibia. You'll join one of the experienced wildlife biologists as they track the cheetahs. From here drive through to Swakopmund, via Walvis Bay stopping at the lagoon en route to see the flamingos and pelicans before continuing to our accommodation in central Swakopmund in en-suite rooms. There is ample opportunity to join in optional activities such as a scenic flight over the desert, quad biking, sand boarding, marine cruise, kayaking, tandem sky dive, or possibly a day excursion down to Sandwich Harbour, the list is long.

Day 11 Spitzkoppe
Depart after breakfast and head north along the Skeleton Coast stopping just south of Henties Bay to see a shipwreck close to the shore. Continue to Cap Cross, home of thousands of Cape Fur Seals, during the breeding season over 100,000 are crammed onto the beach fighting for space. From here turn inland to arch as well as to some of the bushman paintings, one of the many regions they initially inhabited, it's a beautiful location and tonight will be spent bush camping - limited long drop toilets and no showers!

Day 12-14 Etosha National Park
Leave after breakfast driving north to Etosha and enter at the Anderson Gate in the south and game drive through to Okaukuejo arriving later in the afteronn. Relax by the floodlit waterhole at sunset and watch the game wander in to drink. The following days enjoy game drives early morning and late afternoon. After dinner perhaps sit by the floodlit waterhole that attracks various species of game such as black rhino, elephant and leopard. Etosha is recognised as one of the best game parks in Southern Africa for the numbers and various species of game as well as the interesting geology and your guide will know the best places to search for some of the animals.

Day 15 Okonjima, for AfriCat Foundation
After a final game drive head onward to Okonjima, home of the AfriCat Foundation and one of the most famous conservation programmes in Namibia. The AfriCat Foundation is based here and devoted to the conservation of predators, specifically cheetah with the aim to ease the conflict that arises between humans and carnivores. This afternoon join the AfriCat Foundatin Welfare Project activity and learn about the programmes in Namibia and what is being done to protect these wonderful animals.

Day 16 Windhoek/flight
A final drive returning to Windhoek where you are dropped off at the airport in time for onward connection - no flights prior to mid-afternoon.





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