10 Days Camping Safari Namibia

  • Kuruman - Augrabies Falls National Park - Fish River Canyon - Aus - Lüderitz - Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

Breathtaking Namibia Safari

This safari focuses on both comfort and adventure that begins in Johannesburg and ends in Windhoek, Namibia. The safari takes the traveler through the Great Karoo of South Africa and through the southern Namibia to Windhoek. The Namib Desert is nothing short of a magical experience that has to be done at least once in a lifetime if not again. This is your chance to be exposed to the heart of the magnificent Namib Desert as well as the cold Benguela Current of the Atlantic Ocean!

Highlights

  • Augrabies Falls walk
  • Orange River nature paddle
  • Visit the Namib Desert's feral horses
  • Kolmanskop ghost town tour in Sossusvlei
  • A comfortable 7-seater vehicle
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • 9 activity days
  • English
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You will stay for 7 nights at various campsites and 2 nights accommodated on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 1 - Johannesburg to Kuruman (572 kilometers)

In the early morning, you will start the tour from Johannesburg and across the Northern Cape farmlands to the small town of Kuruman that boasts its own small part in history, namely “The Eye of Kuruman” and holds fantastic historical secrets of early missionary and military colonization of the early settlers. The evidence of this can be seen in the historic buildings.

"The Eye of Kuruman" is a natural phenomenon that is said to deliver an astounding 20 to 30 million liters of natural spring water to the town daily and makes up an important natural resource for the town. After a short break, you will continue to your overnight stop at the Red Sands Country Lodge.

Day 2 - Kuruman to Augrabies Falls National Park (368 kilometers)

You will depart your lodge after an early morning breakfast, the route is relatively short as you make your way to the Augrabies Falls where you will settle into your first night of camping on the banks of the Orange River.

The afternoon will be spent at the Augrabies Falls viewpoint or taking a quiet nature paddle down the Orange River before a relaxing evening around the campfire at Kalahari River Camp.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 - Augrabies Falls National Park to Fish River canyon (370 kilometers)

You will leave South Africa and enter Namibia this morning, you must ensure that your passports are at hand with all relevant entry visas. It must be made clear that some time will be spent at the border crossing before continuing your route via Karasburg to the Fish River Canyon.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 - Fish River Canyon to Aus (340 kilometers)

After an early breakfast, you will take a short drive to the canyon's edge to enjoy the early morning shadows over the canyon before the route to Aus. The Fish River Canyon is said to be the world’s second largest canyon to that of the Grand Canyon.

The rock faces and deep ravines were formed by water erosion and the collapse of the valley due to movements in the earth’s crust over 500 million year ago. The canyon stretches 160 kilometers in length and up to 27 kilometers in width and 500 meters vertical drop. All this makes for a dramatic and breathtaking view.

Afterward, you will cross the edge of the Kalahari and into the winter rainfall area that boasts spectacular desert flora. You will arrive in Aus mid-afternoon, you can take your time to wander the many short hikes around the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite property.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 - Aus to Luderitz (250 kilometers)

Your early morning will start with a visit to the Namib Desert feral horses en route to Lüderitz. It is said that the feral horses are descendants of the horses abandoned by the German cavalry during World War I or were from the horse farm from Baron von Wolff in the early colonial days, but either way, the feral horses today have uniquely adapted to the harsh desert environment.

You will then continue to Kolmanskop, established in the 1920’s during the diamond rush when alluvial diamonds were literally scattered across the desert ground which was known as the “forbidden zone”.

The small town flourished which can still be seen today by the lavish houses, theater, and bowling alley built at the time. Sadly, the town dwindled to a ghost town, overrun by the desert after larger diamond mines took over.

After the visit to Kolmanskop, a light lunch will be taken at one of the many cafes in Lüderitz, before you head off back to Aus, but not before visiting Diaz Point, which is a replica of a cross planted by the Portuguese mariner - Bartholomew Diaz.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 6 - Aus to Sossusvlei (340 kilometers)

The Namib Desert boasts some of the most spectacular desert scenery in the world ranging from the massive mountain ranges and the rolling linear and star dunes of the Namib Desert. The route will take you through this where you are privileged enough to say that you have been there!

Lunch is taken under one of the desert Camelthorn trees en route. The sheer expanse and silence of the Namib Desert can be deafening and is something to experience at least once in a lifetime.

You will then arrive at your camp, Agama River Camp, at Sesriem where you can sit back and enjoy the desert sounds of the setting sun. A particular sound to enjoy is that of the barking gecko.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 - Sossusvlei

This day will be the highlight of the safari. You will start off just before the sunrise and travel into the Namib dune belt to Sossusvlei. An early pre-dawn drive will start this morning as it is essential to catch the sunrise of the Namib dune belt. The last 5 kilometers to Sossusvlei is walked in as it’s restricted to 4x4 vehicles only.

The walk itself is a privilege on its own where you will pass dried up pans and venture over dunes to get to Sossusvlei and the Deadvlei. The time in this area is spent taking in the desert views and of course, the Dune 45 en route back before the desert heat takes over. There will be an afternoon lunch at the camp before you venture onto the Sesriem canyon for a lazy walk in the canyon itself.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 - Sossusvlei to Swakopmund (320 kilometers)

You will have a lazy morning before the short trip to the harbor town of Walvis Bay. You will explore the small industrial town and its surrounding salt pans and lagoon before continuing to the coastal resort of Swakopmund.

The rest of the day is spent exploring this town and planning your next day’s adventure activities. These activities will be discussed with your guide the night before as it's essential to make bookings. Dinner can be enjoyed at any of the town’s best restaurants.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Swakopmund

The day will be spent participating in any of the available activities on offer. Adventour recommends taking a Catamaran tour in Walvis Bay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Swakopmund - Windhoek

The last day of the safari will take you to the Spitzkoppe Mountains before continuing on to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Your accommodation is on your own arrangement, but Adventour is more than happy to arrange accommodation on request.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
  • Orange River nature paddle
  • Augrabies Falls walk
  • Kolmanskop ghost town tour in Sossusvlei

Your safari vacation will start in Johannesburg, South Africa and end in Windhoek, Namibia during which you will explore the vast desert landscape throughout Namibia.

On this safari, you will be served 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 6 dinners. In order for Adventour and its travel partners to properly cater whilst on tour, it is important to inform them at the point of booking should there be any special dietary requirement.

  • A visit to Ai-Ais Hot Springs
  • Catamaran tour in Walvis Bay
  • Dune boarding in Walvis Bay
  • Quad biking in Walvis Bay
  • Scenic flights in Walvis Bay
  • Sedina boat trip to Halifax Island
  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • Augrabies Falls walk
  • Kolmanskop ghost town tour in Sossusvlei
  • Orange River nature paddle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Transport in a comfortable 7-seater vehicle
  • Visit to see the Namib Desert's feral horses
  • Airport transfers
  • Beverages
  • Curios and tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Restaurant meals as indicated
  • Sleeping bags
  • Visas
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

Verified BookAllSafaris.com reviews

  • A
    Review by Anonymous

    A good experience and good drivers

    5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    5 Food
    7.5 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    Organizer response: Thank you for the positive review. We hope to see you again one day in the Kruger Park

    2017-Jul-04 05:51:03

  • K
    Review by Kelly Bosetti from United States

    The Bosetti's Safari vacation

    CONS Cons: The lodge was twenty minutes outside the park and it was a very cold ride going in. other than that it was great!

    PROS Pros: I loved our guide David. He picked us up and he was always a joy to be around. Extremely friendly and knowable about South Africa. We felt safe with him. He kept us on schedule and very busy during our trip. He took us to places we did not except to go and showed us some of the most beautiful sites. He knew a lot about the animals in Kruger Park and we loved the fact that he joined us on one of our trips. The Kroger Adventure lodge was very nice. The staff was my favorite. They were very accommodating and always friendly. The had a nice breakfast every morning and nice dinner. One night David even cooked for us on the campfire. The entire experience was amazing and a trip of a life time. I want to come back to africa and do more trips as long as David is our Guide.

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    Organizer response: Hi Kelly Thank you for such an amazing trip to the Kruger. I will of course Guide you through Southern Africa again.

    2017-Jun-25 16:33:44

  • R
    Review by Rob Wishart from United Kingdom

    Hazyview unfit for use!

    CONS Cons: I was the ONLY guest at Hazyview but still got a room with dodgy wiring, no heating nor hot water. Told staff and got moved to one with heating(still no hot water; no safe here either). Wifi only available at reception area, however staff went home after mealtime and I then had no WiFi. Again, remember that I was the only guest - are we to believe none of the accommodation is fit for use (remembering that these trips are expensive). I saw at least 6 staff - is nobody responsible for the quality of accommodation? (Less importantly? There was no opportunity for a Bush walk as advertised).

    PROS Pros: Wildlife abundant and guide very sharp eyed and knowledgeable.

    2.5 Value for money
    2.5 Accommodation & facilities
    5 Food
    7.5 Location
    5 Quality of activity
    2.5 Overall impression

    Organizer response: We sincerely apologize on behalf of Adventour for the bad experience at Kruger Adventure Lodge (KAL). We have in the meantime investigated and can provide the below response after talking with the Duty manager on duty for those 2 nights. Please see my feedback below. Please note that the below points are from the lodge itself and not from Adventour. - Aircon/Heater in room 5. In perfect working condition. The plug switch was off. Situated just underneath the unit. Will take responsibility for this as it still should be switched on. - Hot water fine in room 5. Just not boiling. Turned up the thermostat 5 degrees. This will then be boiling. - Hot water fine in room 10. Just takes about 1min to get hot. This was timed. - Wifi. Guest was not asked to leave. He already had had supper and was in his room. The reception closed at 9pm as the Lodge was quiet. He probably came put later and saw that the reception was closed. He would never be asked to leave. On behalf of KAL management and maintenance I would like to apologize for the unsatisfactory stay for your client. These issues have been dealt with.

    2017-Jun-01 10:19:44

  • J
    Review by Jacki Dover from South Africa

    Fantastic Experience

    PROS Pros: Great staff. Friendly and responsive service. Went above and beyond to personalize my trip.

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-May-03 07:07:04

Testimonials

  • Review by Jacki Evans from Dover, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Absolutely fantastic experience! I booked last minute as a solo traveler. I was paired with another group of like-minded travelers and an excellent guide/driver. Over our 4 day trip I saw all Big 5 (and 4 of the 5 "Ugly 5") and the staff went out of their way to make the trip perfect. On our last night, the staff heard that we wanted to try an authentic South African dinner so they changed the menu just for us. Great service all around!"

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  • Review by Jeff Zissleman from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The first place we stayed was really nice and we loved the staff and Eric and Jeffrey were great guides. The food was also really nice. We liked the fact that it was just the 3 of us. That exclusivity is awesome. We also really enjoyed David and his knowledge about the park, conservation and the animals”"

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  • Review by Rachael Costa
    10 out of 10

    "Absolutely loved our 3 day camping safari in the Pilansberg, SA. Such a joy to encounter huge game animals in the wild and being hosted by such knowledgable and friendly guides. Thanks again David and Ettienne."

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  • Review by Faith Price
    10 out of 10

    "What an amazing trip! We were a group of 4 joined by another group of 5 for 2 days of touring through Pilanesberg Game Reserve with Dave (the owner). We couldn't have imagined a better experience! I got amazing views of all the animals and surprisingly the animals were so close to us the whole time. We never struggled to see their beauty, but also were able to watch them in their natural habitat. The camping was fun, great food and braai at a great location where we swam while waiting for the peak animal watching time. Dave was a blast to hang out with and his stories round the campfire were phenomenal. We'll be back to ask about the baboon story soon."

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  • Review by William Sin from Singapore

    "From start till the end, it did not feel like a tour! Very personalized experience and they go the extra mile be it accomodating our requests or making sure our experience was like no other to ensuring we finish the tour and transition to our next stop safely. Very warm and friendly interactions with an extremely passionate and knowledgeable guide exceeded our expectations and then some!"

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