Namibia’s wilderness is always alive, dancing with wildlife charms and kaleidoscopic landscapes. Merely glimpsing this rugged world is an unforgettable highlight. Camping in the middle of it elevates the experience, serving up a delectable platter of big game drama and unadulterated charm. Handcrafted for the intrepid adventurer, and delivering a stunning level of comfort in the bush, this camping safari showcases why Namibia vacations...
Windhoek - Tranquility and Luxury
After a long flight to Africa the thought of a tent doesn’t fill many travelers with optimism. This first day is all about easing you into Namibia and providing an idyllic blend of tranquility and recuperation. You’ll be camping in the wilderness tomorrow, but tonight you’ll be indulging in one of Africa’s finest boutique lodges. Everything is tailor appointed to relieve travel discomfort and boost your energy levels for the adventure to come. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport and it’s just a short transfer into Windhoek and your first luxury property. A cute collection of restaurants, cafes, and curio shops provide the evening entertainment.
Damaraland - The Epic Landscapes
Damaraland - Experiences with the Himba People
Day 4 - 5
Palmwag Concession - Tracking Rhinos and Elephants
Day 6 - 7
Etosha National Park - Spectacular Safari Encounters
Etosha National Park - A Dramatic Drive
Etosha National Park - Departure
- Spend eight days fully submerged in the ethereal beauty of Namibia, isolated camping spots bringing a stunning impression of wilderness and privacy
- Search out endangered Black rhinos in the desert oasis of Palmwag, the majestic beasts accompanied by elephant herds and big cat adventures
- Camp in the midst of unfenced big game country and continually be on safari, the sounds of elephants and the rest of the wildlife cast providing a nighttime lullaby and the sights of antelope accompanying breakfast
- Spend a day with a welcoming Himba tribe, the iconic bush dwellers revealing the secrets to wilderness survival and providing an intimate cultural encounter
- Get lost in thrilling Etosha National Park, a full smorgasbord of Africa’s great mammals providing the drama and safari enchantment
- Explore restricted areas of Etosha and revel in a very personal part of Namibia’s premier national park
Namibia is experienced outdoors, a vast blanket of chameleonic landscape providing the theater space for thrilling safari adventures. It’s rugged and wild, mile after mile of wilderness. Yet it’s never lonely. Black rhinos plod across arid savannah, elephant herds cover waterholes, and the predatory cats salivate at a vast buffet of antelopes. Fully experiencing Namibia necessitates a traveler with an intrepid spirit and a desire to be outdoors. This unique itinerary rewards that traveler, handcrafting a route through the country’s finest attractions and most spectacular experiences.
Start in Windhoek and head north, cruising through Damaraland’s hypnotic spell and setting the scene for being alone with nature. Hiking trails and passing herds surround the camp, before an intimate encounter with an iconic Himba tribe unveils the secrets to surviving off the land. Keep heading north, cutting through vibrant mountains and sparkling desert, and seeking out the adapted dwellers that migrate to Palmwag’s oasis. Black rhinos, huge desert elephants, lion prides; the land dances with drama and charm, and yes, you will be setting up camp in the middle of this ethereal unfenced land.
Quickly forget the stereotyped impressions of “camping.” You’re not going to be roughing it. Camping provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the planet’s most untamed and untouched wildernesses. That means drifting asleep to the calls of elephants and waking up to giraffe surrounding the camp. However, this luxury experience provides a supreme level of comfort, with raised beds, shower facilities, sumptuous meals, and dining experiences beneath the stars. Camps are prepared for your arrival and a dedicated guide and driver ensure that all you need to do is relax.
Palmwag’s palm trees burst with life, guiding nomads to this place of watery abundance. It’s difficult to be any further from modern civilization, and that impression of wilderness is elevated further at Etosha National Park. Now there is astonishing diversity to accompany the profusion of wildlife, over a hundred different mammals to be discovered in three days of enchanting safari action. Start in the restricted Western part of the park, a captivating collection of waterholes helping ensure stunning safari moments directly before your tent. The accommodation has more amenities here, the permanent luxury camp providing delightful massage showers and wonderful wooden viewing platforms. From the big cats to the endangered rhinos, the peculiar antelopes to the immense herds, Etosha fulfills all African safari dreams. Relax, indulge, and spend three days exploring, including a full day crossing the park from west to east. After eight exhilarating days you connect onto a flight to Windhoek where your international departure awaits.
All aspects of this tour are fully customizable. Popular and easily included additions to this itinerary are the city of Cape Town, safari in Botswana, or an unforgettable adventure in Southern Namibia. Be sure to browse the safari trip reviews of Namibia for additional ideas and to see what other travelers experienced.
$4,045 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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