Northern Namibia & Skeleton Coast Safari

7 Day Group Safari

Safari Description:

A well–rounded 7 day camping trip visiting some of the highlights of Northern Namibia, from conservation programmes for Big Cats, the magnificent Etosha National Park, one of the wildlife hotspots in Africa, before exploring the dramatic and rocky landscapes of Damaraland with cultural interactions before heading along the famous Skeleton Coast with an overnight stop! A final night is spent at the adventure and coastal town of Swakopmund.

Safari Highlights:

Africat Foundation, Etosha National Park & Game Drives in one of Africa’s best wildlife destinations, Himba tribe and cultural interaction, Twyfelfontein rock etchings and dramatic landscapes, Swakopmund coastal town for adventure activities.

Main Attractions:

Namibia: Etosha Park, Damaraland, Swakopmund

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1  Okonjima Omboroko Campsite
Day 2&3 Okaukuejo Campsite Etosha National Park
Day 4  Palmwag Campsite Damaraland
Day 5  Cape Cross Campsite
Skeleton Coast
Day 6  A La Mer Swakopmund
Day 7  Windhoek

Map & Itinerary
Length 7 days
Safari Type Group Safari
Price From NAD 23100
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Camping
Group Size Minimum 1 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures Saturday

Comfort Level:

Camping Comfort1 Star2 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Okonjima Campsite

The safari leaves the capital city in our wake heading north, stopping at Okahandja to try our hand at bartering for wooden curios, and arrive at our destination around lunchtime. This afternoon your first wildlife encounter takes you to the AfriCat Foundation programme to learn about conservation of predators in Namibia and then onward to enjoy a game drive on the reserve

Day 2&3 Etosha National Park

Two nights are spent in the magnificent Etosha National Park and this unique game park offers some of the best game viewing in all Africa. We will head out for game drives exploring the savannah plains, waterholes and woodlands and spend our evenings at the famous Okaukuejo waterhole renowned for its visits by rhino, elephants, predators and plentiful plains game. Etosha rarely disappoints and is Namibia’s premier game viewnig park

Day 4 Northern Damaraland

Enjoy a final game drive this morning and and exit the park. We make our way west to Northern Damaraland/Kunene border and enjoy a guided excursion  with a local Himba community – one of the most photographed tribes in Namibia, where the ladies cover themselves in ochre and butterfat, and learn about marriage customs, the “holy fire” and how they survive in today’s modern world. From here continue to camp arriving in the afternoon and enjoy sunset from a spectacular viewpoint and perhsps spot free-roaming elephant come to drink at the waterhole

Day 5 Cape Cross & Skeleton Coast

We head out to the hostile environment of the Skeleton Coast, made famous over the years by shipwrecks, harsh coastlines and dramatic landscapes. We’ll stop at some of the scenic points along the way and tonight is spent on the beach to give you a further insight as to what the Skeleton Coast is all about!  Visit Cape Cross seal colony where over 100,000 cape fur seals bustle on the beach during breeding season

Day 6 Swakopmund

After a stop at the lichen fields and Zeila shipwreck, continue south to Namibia’s largest coastal and the adventure town of Swakopmund where there is time to wander around town to enjoy the sights or perhaps take part in an optional activity such as a scenic flight, sky-diving, or quad biking

Day 7 Windhoek

Perhaps wander around the shops where you can buy last–minute gifts, enjoy the colonial–style architecture sitting with coffee and cake, visit the quartz museum or join an optional activity such as quad biking, sand boarding, a marine cruise or kayaking.  You can also visit Walvis Bay Lagoon to view the RAMSAR wetland site famous for its flamingos and coastal birds,  before our return to Windhoek arriving late in the afternoon.  We do not recommend flight today

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday
08.00 – 17.00
08.00 – 13.00
Sunday & Public Holidays


7 Voigt St,  Windhoek