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Windhoek, Kalahari North, Kalahari Namibia, Sesriem, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein, Etosha South and Otjiwarongo

Namibia Camping Adventure: 14 days camping group trip through to the top spots in central Namibia

Namibia Camping Adventure: Trip Highlights

  • Engage in wildlife conservation at Harnas Wildlife Foundation
  • Explore the "hidden dunes" in the Kalahari semi desert
  • Conquer the Namib desert climbing the dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Enter the colonial time capsule of Swakopmund and feel the breeze of the ocean
  • Experience the pure Safari feeling driving through beautiful landscapes searching for wildlife
  • Discover amazing rock paintings and engraving a the world heritage site of Twyfelfontein
  • Enjoy the rich wildlife of Etosha national park

Namibia Camping Adventure - get the real Namibian feeling!

Engage in wildlife conservation & Explore the "hidden dunes" in the Kalahari semi desert

Starting from Windhoek you will proceed towards Kalahari North region to Harnas Wildlife Foundation. There you will be introduced into one of the private wildlife conservancy projects of the country. Also it is a very good chance to get in contact with the Namibian wildlife.
From there we head on south further into the Kalahari desert to Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch. Here you will get a very good impression on the Kalahari semi desert landscape and experience the local wildlife again.

Conquer the Namib desert climbing the dunes of Sossusvlei & Enter the colonial time capsule of Swakopmund and feel the breeze of the ocean

Leaving the Kalahari the trip proceeds to the Sesriem / Sossousvlei area . This will also be the starting point for a day trip to some of the most popular spots in Namibia. The spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei with the Dead Vlei and the closeby Sesriem Canyon.
After the heat of the desert we go to the shores to Swakopmund. A time capsule from colonial times offering the chance for boat cruises, seal watching and experiencing dunes nearly reaching into the ocean.

Discover amazing rock paintings and engraving a the world heritage site of Twyfelfontein & Enjoy the rich wildlife of Etosha national park

And still the Namibia camping adventure will continue! Of course this trip is also bringing you to Twyfelfontein – Namibias world heritage site for ancient rock paintings and engravings. With a bit of luck there will be even the chance to spot some Black Rhinos. For everybody not getting enough of the rich Namibian wildlife the trip will proceed through further nice spots in the Kunene region towards the Etosha national park.

Trip Info

Our "Namibia Camping Adventure - get the real Namibian feeling!" trip as offered here is planned as a group trip with camping accommodation.
There are fixed travel dates that we currently offer. You can find the dates in the "Booking" section.
The transfers are done our driver-guides in special 4x4 Safari vehicles.

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Day 1

Arrival in Windhook

Arrive at Windhoek International Airport.
We pack the cars and get ready for our trip the next day.
Tonight we will have dinner at a local restaurant (dinner for your own account)

Day 2

Harnas Wildlife Foundation

he Harnas Wildlife Foundation is a charitable organisation and one of the few orphanages and wildife sanctuaries for wild animals in Southern Africa. More than 300 animals including lions, leopards, cheetahs, endangered Africa wild dogs, meerkats, baboons and tortoises live on the 10 000 hectare farm which is being transformed into a protected wildlife reserve. Harnas is located approx. 300 km to the east of Windhoek near Gobabis. Harnas is dedicated to saving Namibia's endangered wild animals.

Lion Roar Sundowner: 18:00-19:00

Hear the thrilling sound of the lions roaring and competing for the loudest and strongest position on Harnas while enjoying a delicious sundowner!

It is the lion's roar, answered first from one direction and then another, increasing in degree until you can feel the vibrations in your chest. Each roar is beating to the rhythm of your heart. When the lions' calls have reached their peak, they begin to wane, until the sounds are mere growls expelled with each deep animal breath. In and out, in and out, the growls lessen, and then there is stillness. Territory has been established for the moment--as it will be again at sunset and at tomorrow's sunrise and each day after. (Barbara Bennet) Book Excerpt: “Soul of a Lion”.

Day 3

Harnas Wildlife Foundation

The Harnas team would like to invite you to join us for a morning coffee with the lions. During this tour you will get to experience the Wildlife Welfare World of Harnas, where certain enclosures have been constructed to hold new arrivals sick or injured animals and animals that cannot be rehabilitated and released. You will witness the care given to these animals so to ensure they are having a good second chance in life. You will go with us on a guided tour, through the kingdom of lions, cheetahs, baboons, wild dogs, leopards and caracals; get to hear all the information and stories of our animals.

You will be driven in one of our open safari vehicles and be able to relax and experience our amazing Namibian wildlife up close and personal. Watch a lion feeding just a few feet away, hear the amazing sounds and see the behavior of the endangered wild dog. You will see the graceful cheetah and laugh at the antics of the baboon clan. Witness our tour guides serving breakfast to these spectacular animals.

Day 4

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Breakfast at the Camp

Continue to Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Arrive at the Lodge and Pitch Camp

Afternoon Cheetah feeding and sundowner on the dune. Experience being in close contact with the fastest land animal on earth. During the cheetah feeding, you will learn everything about this fascinating predator and have the opportunity for great photo close-ups.

Experience the breathtaking sunset on one of our highest dunes with refreshments and Namibian snacks, while enjoying the silence of the desert and an incredible view into the landscape.

Dinner at the Camp


Day 5

Sesriem/ Sossousvlei

Breakfast at the Campsite

Your next stop along your Namibia road trip will be one of the most famous tourist destinations in the country! Located in the Sesriem/Sossusvlei area of the Namib-Naukluft National Park is quite an unusual natural wonder – a dry lake bed filled with trees in the middle of the sand dunes.

Arrive and Pitch Camp

Dinner under the Stars

Overnight at Sesriem Campsite

Day 6

Sesriem/ Sossousvlei

Early morning wake up

Early morning Coffee/Tea

From the camp you’ll drive about an hour through the park on a paved road until you reach the parking lot at the end of the road.

On the way stop over at Dune 45

Few words can describe how it feels as you stand before a towering orange sand dune stretching some 300m towards the bright blue sky, walk amongst 900-year-old fossilised Acacia trees in the vast white clay pan of Deadvlei, or touch the shifting sands of the world’s oldest desert, the Namib.

Visit Sesriem Canyon

Dinner under the Stars

Overnight at Sesriem Campsite

Day 7


Breakfast at the Camp

Break up Camp and Continue to Swakopmund

From Solitaire you’re headed northeast across the Namib Naukluft National Park and along the way you’ll cross the Tropic of Capricorn – the perfect iconic spot for a photo to remember your trip to Namibia!

Arrive in Swakopmund

Check in at the Swakopmund Plaza Hotel

The town of Swakopmund offers a range of outdoor adventures for travelers to enjoy. From riding quads in the vast Namib Desert to sailing around the South Atlantic while munching on fresh oysters, this little town has something for everyone.

If you’re feeling a bit road-worn Swakopmund is the best place along this Namibia itinerary to stop for a couple of days and recharge. There is a beach to relax at or you can try the microbrews at Brewer & Butcher inside the Strand Hotel.

Afternoon and Dinner at Leisure


Day 8


Breakfast at the Hotel

Drive the the Walvis Bay Yacht Club

08h45 Check in for your cruise

09h00 Depart on a Marine Cruise with Snacks On boars

12h15 Return to the Yacht Club and continue to Swakopmund

Afternoon at Leisure

Dinner included

Overnight at Swakopmund Plaza Hotel

Day 9


Breakfast at the Hotel

Check Out and Continue to Twyfelfontein

Drive Along the Skeleton Coast

The stretch of coastline known as the “Skeleton Coast” has been called both “the land God made in anger” and “the gates of hell”. Sadly many ships have wrecked along this desolate coastline over the years and to this day it is still scattered with the remains of both animal skeletons and ships. And because this area of Namibia is so forbidding, it is also one of the most pristine coastlines in the world.

Arrive at Twyfelfontein Tented camp and Pitch Camp

Visit the Damara Living Museum

Dinner at the Camp

Overnight at Twyfelfontein Campsite

Day 10

Etosha South

The wildlife eden of Etosha National Park is one of the great safari destinations in Africa.

The biodiversity of Etosha is truly impressive. Here you can see 4 out of the famous African Big 5 animals: elephants, rhinos, lions, and leopards. The only one that is missing here is the buffalo. Besides these impressive animals, you can see more than a hundred other mammal species such as giraffes, zebras, different antelopes, wildebeests, hyenas, cheetahs, warthogs, jackals, foxes, and many others.

Some animals e.g. leopards are difficult to see during the day as they’re more active after the sunset. To see them you can join a night safari drive from your campsite. Local guides know where and when to look for animals.

Day 11

Etosha South

For many tourists visiting Etosha becomes the highlight of their Namibia road trip. To get the best experience it’s important to come here in the right season. The dry season, May to October, is the best time to see wildlife. During the dry season, there is not much water in the park animals come to waterholes to drink. You can sit next to one of them in your car and see many animals without even driving around too much.

You should spend your evenings and mornings out on safari - it's when wildlife viewing is at it's best and you'll be able to spot that elusive big five! During the day, when the midday sun is at it's most ferocious, sit back and relax in the shade or by the pool.

Day 12


Camp Dinosaur Mount Etjo

The camping sites are located about 3 km from Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, each campsite is privately situated under shady trees, with a lawn and a view over a waterhole.

Camp sites are equipped with hot/cold water, private toilet & shower, dish-washing basins, 220 V electricity, fireplace, a camping table and complementary fire wood.

Campers are welcome to participate in all activities and enjoy meals at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge.

Day 13


Transfer back to Arebbusch Travel Lodge. Unpack the cars and get back to city life.

Day 14

Flight Back Home

Breakfast at the Lodge
Last minute Shopping
Transfer to the Airport
Check in for your Flight

Included Services

As per our standard services the following items are included in safari trips:

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Activities and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and dinner (except for restaurants)
  • Water supply along the trip
  • Transport and fuel in specialized 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Camping gear
  • Local guide

Excluded Services

As to our standard services the following items are excluded in camping safaris:

  • Flight tickets
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurances
  • Visa (necessity of visas to enter Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe is depending on your home country)
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities along the trip
  • Additional drinks with your meals and snacks
  • Restaurant visits