Namibia Self Drive Safari Family Camping from £1100 per person - 11 Days

Namibia Self-Drive Safari Family Camping 2020

Tour Overview

Get back to nature and enjoy camping Namibia style with our Namibia Self-Drive Safari Family Camping 2020 .  Take your family to the adventure capitol of Namibia, Swakopmund and see the wildlife in Etosha National Park and the big cats at Africat.

Tour Highlights

1 night near Windhoek – Namibia’s Charming Capital City

3 nights in Swakopmund – the Adventure Capital of Namibia

4 nights close to and in Etosha National Park the jewel of Namibia’s wildlife parks and home to lions, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, leopards, zebras and many other species

2 nights at Okonjima Nature Reserve,home of the Africat Foundation

Leopard and hyena tracking at Okonjima

Visit to the Carnivore Care Centre at Africat

4×4 Double Cab Vehicle with roof top tents

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Day 1
Day One - Windhoek Airport - Trans Kalahari Inn - 1 Night

Overnight: Trans Kalahari Inn, near Windhoek

Accommodation Type: 2x Luxury Thatched Room

Meal Basis: Bed and Breakfast ( A La Carte Restaurant on site )

You will be met at the airport by your vehicle hire representative and driven the short distance to the car hire depot where you will be familiarised with your fully equipped 4×4. The vehicle comes complete with everything you need for your camping tour including 2 roof top tents with all bedding, a fridge, kitchen box and all kitchen utensils, Lights, Camping table and chairs, Gas rings, BBQ etc

Your vehicle is covered by standard insurance other options are available upon request.

From here you drive the short distance to your overnight accommodation the Trans Kalahari Inn where you can relax on your first night. The Inn has lovely thatched rooms, friendly staff, a swimming pool and bar and one of the best restaurants in Windhoek a perfect first night stop over before your adventure begins the following day.

Day 2
Day Two - Tiger Reef Campsite, Swakopmund – 3 Nights

Overnight: Tiger Reef Campsite

Accommodation Type: Private Campsite

Meal Basis: Self Catering ( local restaurants and bars nearby )

This morning you drive west towards the coast and the quirky town of Swakopmund. Known as the adventure capital of the country, Swakopmund has so many choices it’s hard to know where to start. Here you can sandboard down some of the highest dunes in the world, go out on a seal and dolphin tour, quad bike through the desert, sky dive, take a horseback ride – the list is endless.

Located at the Swakopmund River Mouth, mere metres from the beach, Tiger Reef is a neat campsite with lovely private sites and sprawling communal lawn.

Highlights: Huge choice of activities, great restaurants and bars, shopping

Day 3
Day Three - Tiger Reef Campsite, Swakopmund

Overnight: Tiger Reef Campsite

Accommodation Type: Private Campsite

Meal Basis: Self Catering ( local restaurants and bars nearby )

Nearby Walvis Bay is worth a visit while staying at the coast. The natural harbour is fascinating being home to a working container port and is becoming increasingly important for marine repairs including oil rigs that come from all over the world to be serviced by Namibian specialists.

In addition to the port itself Walvis Bay has a thriving tourism market and it is from here that the seal and dolphin tours leave as well as opportunities for sea kayaking and a thrilling drive through the sand dunes to Sandwich Harbour 50 kilometres south.

Day 4
Day Four - Tiger Reef Campsite, Swakopmund

Overnight: Tiger Reef Campsite

Accommodation Type: Private Campsite

Meal Basis: Self Catering ( local restaurants and bars nearby )

An hour and a half north of Swakopmund is Cape Cross Seal Colony, home to over 300,000 Cape Fur Seals and further inland is the Moon Landscape and the Welwitschia Trail is well worth a visit for any keen botanists.

Day 5
Day Five - Etosha Village, Etosha National Park – 2 Nights

Overnight: Etosha Village

Accommodation Type: Campsite

Meal Basis: Self Catering ( restaurants and bar on site )

Positioned just outside the gates to the National Park, Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort and delivers the perfect safari style experience in a private and protected reserve.

The 4 Individual Camp Sites are each equipped with a Private Ablution, Power Outlets, Running Water, Lights and a Barbeque facility and the lodge has a swimming pool, a bar and restaurant.

With its close proximity to the entrance gate Etosha is right on your doorstep and you can spend as much time as you want exploring the park’s central region.

Etosha Highlights: floodlit waterholes, Etosha Pan, elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, oryx, giraffe, black-faced impala, wildebeest, springbok, eland, kudu, jackals, honey badgers, mongooses, raptors, vultures and many more species.

Day 6
Day Six - Etosha Village, Etosha National Park

Overnight: Etosha Village

Accommodation Type: Campsite

Meal Basis: Self Catering ( restaurant and bar on site )

You have another full day to explore this side of Etosha National Park. The area is dominated by vast open plains where huge herds of herbivores congregate at the waterholes and are tracked by the ever present lion prides looking for their next meal

Day 7
Day Seven - Namutoni Camp, Etosha National Park – 2 Nights

Overnight: Namutoni Camp

Accommodation Type: Campsite

Meal Basis: Self Catering

You head further east today through the National Park towards Namutoni Camp and the wildlife rich acacia woodland around Fischer’s Pan. Not only is this area home to some of Etosha’s largest lion prides, leopard sightings here are frequent, this area is home to the majority of the park’s giraffe and it is one of the best places in Africa to see the world’s smallest antelope, the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik.

Etosha Highlights: floodlit waterholes, Etosha Pan, elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, oryx, giraffe, black-faced impala, wildebeest, springbok, eland, kudu, jackals, honey badgers, mongooses, raptors, vultures and many more species.

Please note: Whilst the Camps within Etosha National Park give additional opportunities for wildlife viewing with early morning access to the reserve and floodlit waterholes by night the service at the lodges outside the park is generally of a higher standard. Please ask for alternative accommodation options if smaller, more personal lodges are an important part of your holiday experience.

Day 8
Day Eight - Namutoni Camp, Etosha National Park

Overnight: Namutoni Camp

Accommodation Type: Campsite

Meal Basis: Self Catering

Staying inside the park gives you the opportunity to explore the local waterholes from sunrise to sunset. This eastern section has some of the prettiest and most rewarding waterholes so your last full day can be spent in search of Etosha’s plentiful wildlife.

Day 9
Day Nine - Okonjima / Africat Foundation, Otjiwarongo – 2 Nights

Overnight: Okonjima / Africat Foundation

Accommodation Type: Omboroko Campsite

Meal Basis: Self Catering

After a final game drive you leave the peace and quiet of Etosha and head south on the tar road until you reach the gates to Okonjima. The lodge lies a further 24km into the middle of the mountains and it is here you will spend your last 2 nights searching for some of the Africa’s biggest carnivores.

Camping in Okonjima Nature Reserve epitomises the African safari experience. You can visit the Carnivore Care Centre, track leopards and hyena and learn about the indigenous people during the Bushman Trail.

Okonjima / Africat Foundation Afternoon Reserve Activity

At Okonjima you have the opportunity to spend time out with your guide in 54,000 acres of pristine bush tracking the resident carnivores who live wild and free, hunting for themselves.

Day 10
Day Ten - Okonjima / Africat Foundation, Otjiwarongo

Overnight: Okonjima / Africat Foundation

Accommodation Type: Omboroko Campsite

Meal Basis: Self Catering

The four, partially-equipped, private campsites share a swimming pool at the foot of the Ombokoro Mountains and are located in the 2000ha non-rehabilitation area. All four sites boast spectacular sundowner viewpoints.

Today you have a chance to learn about the conservation work of the Africat Foundation with a visit to the Carnivore Care Centre as well as another visit to the 54,000 acre reserve in search of the ever elusive leopard

Morning and Afternoon Activities

With its genuine conservation story, Okonjima is always a highlight of any trip to Namibia.

Day 11
Return To the Airport.

After breakfast you leave Okonjima for the three and a half hour drive back to Windhoek Airport for you onward or return flight home

Price Includes.

  • Your Safari Self Drive Pack delivered to your home prior to departure
  • Meet and greet at Windhoek Airport
  • 4x4 Double Cab vehicle with roof top tents
  • 40 litre fridge
  • Sleeping gear for four people
  • Sheets & Towels
  • Gas Stove & Gas Bottle
  • Kitchen Box
  • Braai Equipment
  • Standard vehicle insurance
  • 24/7 Breakdown and Assistance
  • Camp sites as described in the itinerary
  • Complimentary copy of Kathryn Haylett's book "The Photographer's Guide to Etosha National Park" to help you get the most out of your trip
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance within Namibia
  • Transfer to Windhoek airport on your final day

Price doesn't include

  • International or local flights
  • All park entrance fees
  • All meals and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Fees for passports, immunization, visas and insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

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We do the work for you:

  • Consultation with a member of the Your Safari Team – no obligation
  • Your bespoke itinerary is then created by our Founder and Chief Guide; Kathryn Haylett
  • We provide proactive advice and guidance during the process
  • We work with you to create the individual experience you are looking for
  • We book the vehicle and all the accommodation for you
  • Remember – this costs no more than if you were to book it all yourself – we just make it a whole lot easier for you. So why not use our 20 years of expertise to help you plan your perfect self drive safari

Before you depart, we send you your Self Drive Pack which contains:

  • Your full, detailed, day by day itinerary
  • Rip and water proof map with handmade notations of Your Route
  • Realistic travelling times between accommodation that factor in tar and gravel driving times
  • Emergency Contact Telephone Numbers
  • Sunrise and Sunset Times
  • Hints and Tips about Namibia
  • Self Drive Do’s and Dont’s
  • Namibian Immigration Arrival / Departure Forms
  • Accommodation, Vehicle and Activity Vouchers
  • Accommodation Contact Lists
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance

Our clients say:

“The trip was completely tailored to meet our needs as a group of 4 keen amateur wildlife photographers. The brief was – a camping trip to Etosha and Damaraland with a few nights of lodges along the way. The camp sites and lodges that Your Safari arranged were perfect for us. The car was well equipped with all the camping gear we needed and the roof tents were really comfortable. The lodges of course were great too and added a welcome touch of luxury now and again! Self driving in Namibia is very easy as long as you take care on the gravel roads. The pack Your Safari provided us with ahead of the trip including a road map was a really nice touch. We had some lovely wildlife sightings and came home with all our memory cards and hard drives full of pictures! We loved it so much that within a week of being home we had already contacted Your Safari to book another Namibia self drive safari for next year! I would not hesitate in recommending Your Safari – the personal attention and care they give to making sure your trip is perfect for you is second to none!”

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