Wild Dog Safaris Namibia
Scheduled Safaris Departures

Etosha Link Safari 3 days
Departure on Saturday
Last day on Monday

This safari has a guaranteed departure every Monday of the year.  There are no minimum numbers, no single supplements and we will operate the trip with only one booking if necessary.  The price is virtually fully inclusive and the style is limited participation, assisted camping.  Collection time is between 08: 00 & 08:30 from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits. This safari can also be combined with our 3 day Sossusvlei Link to make an unforgettable 6 day “Taste of Namibia” safari.  To make a comprehensive 10 day itinerary, combine this with our 7 day Southern Swing itinerary.  Two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls can also be included by combining this trip with our 8 day Delta and Falls Safari.

Day one
Windhoek – Namutoni, Etosha National Park (500 km) (LD) (camping)

We will travel north, passing through farmland and stopping at small towns along the way, we aim to arrive at Etosha National Park in the middle afternoon. We game drive our way through the park, stopping at waterholes along the way, looking for some of Etosha’s big-game out for a drink. We will arrive at Namutoni Camp at about sunset when the park gates close for the night.  We make camp and there is time to relax before dinner is served.  After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha's big game at Namutoni's floodlit waterhole.  Situated on the boundary of the Namutoni and easily reachable on foot, elephants are regular visitors here and there is a good chance of seeing other species of game as well.

Day two
Namutoni - Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park (BLD) (camping)

A full day's game driving.  We leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park. Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan.  The game viewing is usually excellent and we have the chance to tick off a few new species that are not normally seen on the Namutoni side of the park. We stop at Halali for a rest and a leisurely lunch.  There is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing on our way and game driving down to Okaukuejo.
Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, which has been described as one of the "best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa".  Situated on the doorstep of our camp, black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of antelope are usually seen.

Day three
Okaukuejo – Windhoek (450km) (BL)

We have time for a short, final game drive this morning before leaving Etosha and beginning our journey south.  We are travelling on the main road, passing through towns and rural areas and we will make time to make a stop in the small town of Okahandja. Okahandja is the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market.  The stalls operated on a local co-operative basis and are one of the best places to shop for truly Namibian souvenirs. We are due back into the city around 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.

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3 Day Northern Link
Assisted Camping Safari

Guaranteed departures every Monday of the year, all year.

It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive personal travel insurance before you embark on your safari.  Travel insurance is for your own protection and we consider it to be an essential part of modern international travel. Maximum group size is 16 people, with no minimum number.  Transport for up to 8 people will be in a minibus and for 9 people and more in a Toyota bus / truck. The style of safari is limited participation, you will be asked to assist put up and take down your own tent, however there will be a camp assistant to complete all the other campsite chores.  Your tour guide will do all the shopping, cooking and day-to-day organization of the safari.  Unless otherwise specified, all safaris will be conducted in English. 

Safaris include:                                                                       Safaris exclude:

1.  All transport                                                                         1.  Sleeping bag (can be hired)

2.  Three meals a day (unless differently specified)                      2.  Alcoholic beverages

3.  Tap drinking water                                                               3.  Soft drinks

4.  Tea & coffee in camp                                                           4.  Personal travel insurance

5.  All camping equipment

6.  Park entrance fees                                                               Useful items to bring with you:

7.  Camping fees                                                                       1.  Two litre water bottle

8.  Professional guide                                                                2.  Torch

9.  Camp Assistant                                                                    3.  Towel

10. Pick up & drop off from accommodation in Windhoek         4.  Sun hat

We will collect you from your accommodation in Windhoek on the morning of departure.  Pick up time will be between 08:00 & 08:30. The tents are dome type, which are easy to assemble and your mattresses are approximately 5 cm thick with your own mattress cover, and everyone has a camp chair with a backrest. Clients are limited to one soft, barrel type bag per person with maximum weight of 15kg, one medium sized hand luggage bag, one medium sized camera bag and a sleeping bag. We suggest a sleeping bag range of “3 – 4 season”.  Sleeping bags can be hired by prior arrangement for a cost of N$: 30.00 per 3 day trip.  When packing your clothing please be aware that Namibian summer temperatures (December - March) can reach 45*C, and winter temperatures (June - September) can be as low as -5*C.  The rainy season is between December and April. All evening meals on camping safaris, (unless stipulated), are cooked on an open fire by your guide.  Salads and fresh vegetables will be served where possible, but please note in some areas this is not necessarily every day.  Fresh fruit will also be supplied when possible. Vegetarians can be catered for but please notify us prior to safari departure.

Namibia is a low risk malarial destination but we recommend that seek professional medical advice to enable you to make decisions on personal malaria protection. All tap water in Namibia has been purified or comes directly from boreholes and is safe to drink.  We supply tap drinking water but bottled mineral water is easily available at shops and rest camps should you prefer to drink this. Electrical plugs are 220 V and are 3 pin (round pin as opposed to square pin).  Adaptors can be purchased in Windhoek.  It is possible to re-charge batteries at some campsites.

The Namibian Dollar (N$) is tied permanently 1-1 to the South African Rand (SAR).  SAR, notes and coins are legal tender in Namibia. Airport transfers and pre-and-post safari accommodation can be arranged on request. It is customary to tip in Namibia, usually, around 10% at restaurants. Your guide and assistant can be tipped at your own discretion but we ask that the guide be tipped separately from your assistant.

Sossusvlei Link Safari 3 days
3 Day Sossusvlei Link Departs: every Tuesday
Departure on Tuesday
Last day on Thursday

This safari has a guaranteed departure every Thursday of the year.  There are no minimum numbers and no single supplements.  The price is virtually fully inclusive and the style is limited participation, assisted camping.  Collection time is between 08: 00 & 08:30 from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits. This safari can also be combined with our 3 day Etosha Link to make an unforgettable 6 day “Taste of Namibia” safari.  To make a comprehensive 10 day itinerary, combine this with our 7 day Northern Adventure itinerary.  Two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls can also be included by combining this trip with our 8 day Delta and Falls Safari.

Day one
Windhoek - Sesriem (450 km) (BLD) (camping) 

We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads, on our way south-west to the desert.  We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains the Khomas Hochland range on our journey today and head down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass.  Coming out of the mountains we reach open plains and from here it is only a short distance to our next stop, the tiny town of Solitaire.  We will stop here for some refreshments before continuing on through desert scenery.We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib. We aim to arrive at Sesriem during the late afternoon and we have time to drive out to one of the nearby dunes to watch the colours on distant mountains to the east, glow and change.

Day two
Sesriem - Sossusvlei - Sesriem (150 km) (BLD) (camping)

A pre-dawn start to see the sunrise in the dunes.  We drive a further 60 km into the desert and have our breakfast as the colours grow across the landscape. To reach Sossusvlei itself we walk for the last 5 km through the dunes.  The walk is like nothing else, in the cool of the morning, with soft sunlight just beginning to play over the dunes creating a sharp light and shadow contrast across the whole desert.  Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel horn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or maybe an ostrich make the photo opportunities perfect. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting “dune 45”, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch and to escape the heat of the afternoon.  As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon. 

Day three 
Sesriem - Windhoek (450 km) (BL)

After breakfast we begin our journey, over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek.  We will travel back by different roads, this time climbing up to Windhoek and travelling by way of the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization. We are due back into the city around 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.

The price includes:  All accommodation and food as per itinerary, B = breakfast, L = lunch and D = dinner.  All transport, all camping equipment, all National Park entrance fees, and the services of a professional safari guide for the duration of the trip.
Not included:
  Flights, visas or personal travel insurance.  All meals as per itinerary, alcohol, soft drinks or bottled mineral water.  Sleeping bags, tips, spending money or any items of a personal nature.
 

Wild Dog Safaris
3 Day Sossusvlei Link
Assisted Camping Safari

Guaranteed departures every Thursday of the year, all year.

It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive personal travel insurance before you embark on your safari.  Travel insurance is for your own protection and we consider it to be an essential part of modern international travel. Maximum group size is 16 people, with no minimum number.  Transport for up to 8 people will be in a minibus and for 9 people and more in a Toyota bus / truck. The style of safari is limited participation, you will be asked to assist put up and take down your own tent, however there will be a camp assistant to complete all the other campsite chores.  Your tour guide will do all the shopping, cooking and day-to-day organization of the safari.  Unless otherwise specified, all safaris will be conducted in English. 

Safaris include:                                                                       Safaris exclude:

1.  All transport                                                                         1.  Sleeping bag (can be hired)

2.  Three meals a day (unless differently specified)                      2.  Alcoholic beverages

3.  Tap drinking water                                                                3.  Soft drinks

4.  Tea & coffee in camp                                                            4.  Personal travel insurance

5.  All camping equipment

6.  Park entrance fees                                                               Useful items to bring with you:

7.  Camping fees                                                                           1.  Two litre water bottle

8.  Professional guide                                                                    2.  Torch

9.  Camp Assistant                                                                        3.  Towel

10. Pick up & drop off from accommodation in Windhoek             4.  Sun hat

We will collect you from your accommodation in Windhoek on the morning of departure.  Pick up time will be between 08:00 & 08:30. The tents are dome type, which are easy to assemble and your mattresses are approximately 5 cm thick with your own mattress cover, and everyone has a camp chair with a backrest. Clients are limited to one soft, barrel type bag per person with maximum weight of 15kg, one medium sized hand luggage bag, one medium sized camera bag and a sleeping bag.

We suggest a sleeping bag range of “3 – 4 season”.  Sleeping bags can be hired by prior arrangement for a cost of N$: 30.00 per 3 day trip.  When packing your clothing please be aware that Namibian summer temperatures (December - March) can reach 45*C, and winter temperatures (June - September) can be as low as -5*C.  The rainy season is between December and April. All evening meals on camping safaris, (unless stipulated), are cooked on an open fire by your guide.  Salads and fresh vegetables will be served where possible, but please note in some areas this is not necessarily every day.  Fresh fruit will also be supplied when possible. Vegetarians can be catered for but please notify us prior to safari departure. Namibia is a low risk malarial destination but we recommend that seek professional medical advice to enable you to make decisions on personal malaria protection. All tap water in Namibia has been purified or comes directly from boreholes and is safe to drink.  We supply tap drinking water but bottled mineral water is easily available at shops and rest camps should you prefer to drink this. Electrical plugs are 220 V and are 3 pin (round pin as opposed to square pin).  Adaptors can be purchased in Windhoek.  It is possible to re-charge batteries at some campsites.

The Namibian Dollar (N$) is tied permanently 1-1 to the South African Rand (SAR).  SAR, notes and coins are legal tender in Namibia.
Airport transfers and pre-and-post safari accommodation can be arranged on request
.It is customary to tip in Namibia, usually, around 10% at restaurants.  Your guide and assistant can be tipped at your own discretion but we ask that the guide be tipped separately from your assistant.

Taste of Namibia 6 days
departs every Saturday
Last day on Thursday

This safari has a guaranteed departure every Monday of the year.  There are no minimum numbers and no single supplements.  The price is virtually fully inclusive and the style is limited participation, assisted camping.  Included in the price of the trip there is one night, (day three), spent in a quality Windhoek guest-house.  Collection time is between 08:00 & 08:30 from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits. Two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls can also be included by combining this trip with our 8 day Delta and Falls Safari.

Day one
Windhoek – Namutoni, Etosha National Park (500 km) (LD) (camping)

We will travel north, passing through farmland and stopping at small towns along the way, we aim to arrive at Etosha National Park in the middle afternoon. We game drive our way through the park, stopping at waterholes along the way, looking for some of Etosha’s big-game out for a drink. We will arrive at Namutoni Camp at about sunset when the park gates close for the night.  We make camp and there is time to relax before dinner is served.  After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha's big game at Namutoni's floodlit waterhole.  Situated on the boundary of the Namutoni and easily reachable on foot, elephants are regular visitors here and there is a good chance of seeing other species of game as well.

Day two
Namutoni - Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park (BLD) (camping)

A full day's game driving.  We leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park.  Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan.  The game viewing is usually excellent and we have the chance to tick off a few new species that are not normally seen on the Namutoni side of the park. We stop at Halali for a rest and a leisurely lunch.  There is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing on our way and game driving down to Okaukuejo. Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, which has been described as one of the "best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa".  Situated on the doorstep of our camp, black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of antelope are usually seen.

Day three
Okaukuejo – Windhoek (450km) (BL) (guest-house accommodation)

We have time for a short, final game drive this morning before leaving Etosha and beginning our journey south.  We are travelling on the main road, passing through towns and rural areas and we will make time to make a stop in the small town of Okahandja.  Okahandja is the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market.  The stalls operated on a local co-operative basis and are one of the best places to shop for truly Namibian souvenirs.
We are due back into the city around 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.  This night’s accommodation is included in the price of the safari but dinner tonight will be for the client’s own account in a local restaurant.

Day four
Windhoek - Sesriem (450 km) (BLD) (camping) 

You will be collected from your accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30.  We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads, on our way south-west to the desert.  We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains the Khomas Hochland range on our journey today and head down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautifull Remhoogte Pass.  Coming out of the mountains we reach open plains and from here it is only a short distance to our next stop, the tiny town of Solitaire.  We will stop here for some refreshments before continuing on through desert scenery. We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib.  We aim to arrive at Sesriem during the late afternoon and we have time to drive out to one of the nearby dunes to watch the colours on distant mountains to the east, glow and change.  

Day five
Sesriem - Sossusvlei - Sesriem (150 km) (BLD) (camping) 

A pre-dawn start to see the sunrise in the dunes.  We drive a further 60 km into the desert and have our breakfast as the colours grow across the landscape. To reach Sossusvlei itself we walk for the last 5 km through the dunes.  The walk is like nothing else, in the cool of the morning, with soft sunlight just beginning to play over the dunes creating a sharp light and shadow contrast across the whole desert.  Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel horn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or maybe an ostrich make the photo opportunities perfect. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting “dune 45”, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch and to escape the heat of the afternoon.  As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.

Day six
Sesriem - Windhoek (450 km) (BL) 

After breakfast we begin our journey, over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek.  We will travel back by different roads, this time climbing up to Windhoek and travelling by way of the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization. We are due back into the city around 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.  Tonight the accommodation is not included in the price of the safari.

Wild Dog Safaris
6 Day Taste of Namibia
Assisted Camping Safari 

Guaranteed departures every Monday of the year, all year.

It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive personal travel insurance before you embark on your safari.  Travel insurance is for your own protection and we consider it to be an essential part of modern international travel. Maximum group size is 16 people, with no minimum number.  Transport for up to 8 people will be in a minibus and for 9 people and more in a Toyota bus / truck. The style of safari is limited participation, you will be asked to assist put up and take down your own tent, however there will be a camp assistant to complete all the other campsite chores.  Your tour guide will do all the shopping, cooking and day-to-day organization of the safari.  Unless otherwise specified, all safaris will be conducted in English. 

Safaris include:                                                                       Safaris exclude:

1.  All transport                                                                         1.  Sleeping bag (can be hired)

2.  Three meals a day (unless differently specified)                      2.  Alcoholic beverages

3.  Tap drinking water                                                                3.  Soft drinks

4.  Tea & coffee in camp                                                            4.  Personal travel insurance

5.  All camping equipment

6.  Park entrance fees                                                               Useful items to bring with you:

7.  Camping fees                                                                         1.  Two litre water bottle

8.  Professional guide                                                                   2.  Torch

9.  Camp Assistant                                                                      3.  Towel

10. Pick up & drop off from accommodation in Windhoek           4.  Sun hat

We will collect you from your accommodation in Windhoek on the morning of departure.  Pick up time will be between 08:00 & 08:30. The tents are dome type, which are easy to assemble and your mattresses are approximately 5 cm thick with your own mattress cover, and everyone has a camp chair with a backrest. Clients are limited to one soft, barrel type bag per person with maximum weight of 15kg, one medium sized hand luggage bag, one medium sized camera bag and a sleeping bag.
We suggest a sleeping bag range of “3 – 4 season”.  Sleeping bags can be hired by prior arrangement for a cost of N$: 60.00 per 6 day trip.  When packing your clothing please be aware that Namibian summer temperatures (December - March) can reach 45*C, and winter temperatures (June - September) can be as low as -5*C.  The rainy season is between December and April. 
 

All evening meals on camping safaris, (unless stipulated), are cooked on an open fire by your guide.  Salads and fresh vegetables will be served where possible, but please note in some areas this is not necessarily every day.  Fresh fruit will also be supplied when possible. Vegetarians can be catered for but please notify us prior to safari departure. Namibia is a low risk malarial destination but we recommend that seek professional medical advice to enable you to make decisions on personal malaria protection. 

All tap water in Namibia has been purified or comes directly from boreholes and is safe to drink.  We supply tap drinking water but bottled mineral water is easily available at shops and rest camps should you prefer to drink this. Electrical plugs are 220 V and are 3 pin (round pin as opposed to square pin).  Adaptors can be purchased in Windhoek.  It is possible to re-charge batteries at some campsites. The Namibian Dollar (N$) is tied permanently 1-1 to the South African Rand (SAR).  SAR, notes and coins are legal tender in Namibia. Airport transfers and pre-and-post safari accommodation can be arranged on request

It is customary to tip in Namibia, usually, around 10% at restaurants.  Your guide and assistant can be tipped at your own discretion but we ask that the guide be tipped separately from your assistant.

Northern Adventure Safari 7 days
Departs: every Friday
Last day on Thursday

This safari has a guaranteed departure every Sunday of the year.  There are no minimum numbers and no single supplements.  The price is virtually fully inclusive, the style is limited participation, assisted camping and there is one accommodated night included in the itinerary, (day 6).  Collection time is between 08:30 & 09:00 from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits. This safari can also be combined with our 7 day Southern Swing itinerary to make an unforgettable 14 day Namibian Experience.  To make a comprehensive 10 day itinerary, combine this with our 3 day Etosha National Park trip.  Two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls can also be included by combining this trip with our 8 day Delta and Falls Safari.

Day one
Windhoek – Okonjima (300 km) (LD) (camping)

We will travel north, stopping at small towns along the way including Okahandja, where we have time to visit Namibia’s largest wood carving market.  The market is operated on a local co-operative basis and is one of the best places to shop for truly Namibian souvenirs. Continuing north, passing through farmland, we aim to arrive at Okonjima during the middle afternoon, giving us time to set up our camp and to relax in the shade for a while before heading out on to the property to take part in the afternoon’s activities. Okonjima is the home of the Africat Foundation, a specialist conservation concern that centres its operations around the African Big Cats, particularly cheetah.  This afternoon you will be taken on a tour during which you will be able to meet, close-up-and-personal, some of the cheetah that are going through the Africat rehabilitation programme.  Most of the animals currently living at Okonjima have been rescued from various desperate situations, being orphaned or caught in a trap, and the aim of rehabilitation process is to attempt to re-introduce them into the wild.
After our educational tour we will return our accommodation and prepare for dinner under the African stars.
 

Day two
Okonjima - Namutoni, Etosha National Park (300 km) (BLD)
(camping) 

An early start and continuing north we pass through some small towns, making short stops for fresh supplies and fuel.  Our first main port of call today is the mysterious Lake Otjikoto. Otjikoto is in fact Namibia's largest permanent natural lake and we take time here to rest a little and learn something about the history of this unusual landmark. Continuing on to Namutoni camp in Etosha National Park we again aim to arrive in time for lunch, giving us time to relax before heading out into the park during the cool of the late afternoon for our first game drive. After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha's big game at Namutoni's floodlit waterhole.  Situated on the boundary of Namutoni and easily reachable on foot, elephants are regular visitors here and there is a good chance of seeing other species of game as well.


Day three 
Namutoni - Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park (BLD) (camping)

A full day's game driving.  We again leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park.  Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan.  The game viewing is usually excellent and we have the chance to tick off a few new species that are not normally seen on the Namutoni side of the park. We stop at Halali for a rest and a leisurely lunch.  There is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing on our way and game driving down to Okaukuejo. Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, which has been described as one of the "best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa".  Situated on the doorstep of our accommodation, black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of antelope are usually seen.

Day four
Okaukuejo – Oase Himba Village, Kamanjab (300 km) (BLD)
(camping) 

Leaving Etosha we begin our journey south with a relatively short drive to the small town of Kamanjab where we will make a short stop here before continuing on to find the Himba Tribesmen. This is the only traditionally functioning Himba community outside the far north Kaokoland region of Namibia These tribes-people have migrated here, lifestyle and customs intact, and are following their traditional way-of-life in their village on a farm.  Oase Village is located about 15 to 20 km outside Kamanjab, the exact location of the site varies as the Himba occasionally roam to a new location.

During the afternoon we will be invited into Oase Village and will meet with the locals.  We will have a specialist guide for the time we are there, who will be able to translate for us and will introduce us to this “alternative lifestyle”.  We will learn about marriage customs, traditional food and the mysteries of the local religion, “Holy Fire”. 

Day five
Oase Village – Brandberg Mountain (400 km) (BLD)
(camping)

Today we head into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia, Damaraland.  We drive south to the capital of this region, the small town of Khorixas, and then take a detour to the west, travelling via the Petrified Forest geological site, to visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontein.  At both these locations we will have local guides to conduct us on a short guided tour. From here we head deeper into the desert to Namibia’s highest mountain, The Brandberg, (2573 m).  Brandberg Mountain is an ancient Bushman spiritual site and tonight we will sleep under the shadow of this giant granite monolith.

Day six 
Brandberg Mountain – Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast (250 km) (BL)
(chalet accommodation) 

Starting early to enjoy the cool of the morning we will hike, “into” the mountain with our guide to see the world famous “White Lady” rock painting.  Attributed to the Bushman artists, the white lady panel is believed by some to be in excess of 20 000 years old. Back on the road for more beautiful Damaraland scenery.  We make our first stop in the small town of Uis, an old mining town, and one of the best places to buy semi-precious stones, for which Namibia is famous.  Here, rough Amethyst, Tourmaline etc can be found at bargain prices. From here we turn directly west and cross the “gravel plains” on our way to the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast.  Meeting the ocean at Henties Bay, we first head north along the coast to visit the seal colony at Cape Cross.  Here at certain times of the year there can be as many as 100,000 Cape Fur seals in attendance.  The next destination is Swakopmund, following the Skeleton Coast into Namibia's premier seaside town.  We aim to arrive in the late afternoon giving us time to explore the town on foot before sunset.

Tonight we take the chance to sample one of the excellent restaurants.  The seafood in Swakopmund is superb.  Your guide will offer to organise a group meal in a local restaurant for this evening.  Participation is recommended but by no means required. Dinner this evening in not included in the price of the safari and will be for the client’s own account. 

Day seven 
Swakopmund (BL) (350 km)

The drive back to Windhoek today will take about 4 and a half hours.  We will only depart after lunch, giving us time to spend the morning relaxing in Swakopmund.  Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market.  There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located in Swakopmund.  Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged.  These include aeroplane and microlight flights over the desert, scenic drives, fishing trips (both from the beach or in a boat), four-wheel motorcycle (quad bike) trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sand boarding trips (also in the dunes), skydiving, surfing, bird-watching and many other activities are available.  

Your tour guide will discuss all the possible options with you before you reach Swakopmund and will offer to make bookings in advance of your arrival.  (N.B.  All extra activities and excursions in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the clients’ own risk and expense). This is the last day of our trip and after lunch we will transfer back to the capital city where you will be dropped off at your accommodation.

Wild Dog Safaris
7 Day Northern Adventure
Assisted Camping Safari
Guaranteed departures every Sunday of the year, all year.

It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive personal travel insurance before you embark on your safari.  Travel insurance is for your own protection and we consider it to be an essential part of modern international travel. Maximum group size is 16 people, with no minimum number.  Transport for up to 8 people will be in a minibus and for 9 people and more in a Toyota bus / truck. The style of safari is limited participation, you will be asked to assist put up and take down your own tent, however there will be a camp assistant to complete all the other campsite chores.  Your tour guide will do all the shopping, cooking and day-to-day organization of the safari.  Unless otherwise specified, all safaris will be conducted in English.

Safaris include:                                                                       Safaris exclude:

1.  All transport                                                                         1.  Sleeping bag (can be hired)

2.  Three meals a day (unless differently specified)                      2.  Alcoholic beverages

3.  Tap drinking water                                                                3.  Soft drinks

4.  Tea & coffee in camp                                                           4.  Personal travel insurance

5.  All camping equipment

6.  Park entrance fees                                                               Useful items to bring with you:

7.  Camping fees                                                                         1.  Two litre water bottle

8.  Professional guide                                                                  2.  Torch

9.  Camp Assistant                                                                      3.  Towel

10. Pick up & drop off from accommodation in Windhoek          4.  Sun hat

We will collect you from your accommodation in Windhoek on the morning of departure.  Pick up time will be between 08:30 & 09:00.  The tents are dome type, which are easy to assemble and your mattresses are approximately 5 cm thick with your own mattress cover, and everyone has a camp chair with a backrest. Clients are limited to one soft, barrel type bag per person with maximum weight of 15kg, one medium sized hand luggage bag, one medium sized camera bag and a sleeping bag. We suggest a sleeping bag range of “3 – 4 season”.  Sleeping bags can be hired by prior arrangement for a cost of N$: 70.00 per 7 day trip.  When packing your clothing please be aware that Namibian summer temperatures (December - March) can reach 45*c, and winter temperatures (June - September) can be as low as -5*c.  The rainy season is between December and April. 
All evening meals on camping safaris, (unless stipulated), are cooked on an open fire by your guide.  Salads and fresh vegetables will be served where possible, but please note in some areas this is not necessarily every day.  Fresh fruit will also be supplied when possible. Vegetarians can be catered for but please notify us prior to safari departure. Namibia is a low risk malarial destination but we recommend that seek professional medical advice to enable you to make decisions on personal malaria protection.
All tap water in Namibia has been purified or comes directly from boreholes and is safe to drink.  We supply tap drinking water but bottled mineral water is easily available at shops and rest camps should you prefer to drink this.

Electrical plugs are 220 V and are 3 pin (round pin as opposed to square pin).  Adaptors can be purchased in Windhoek.  It is possible to re-charge batteries at some campsites. The Namibian Dollar (N$) is tied permanently 1-1 to the South African Rand (SAR).  SAR, notes and coins are legal tender in Namibia. Airport transfers and pre-and-post safari accommodation can be arranged on request. It is customary to tip in Namibia, usually, around 10% at restaurants.  Your guide and assistant can be tipped at your own discretion and only for good service, but we ask that the guide be tipped separately from your assistant.

7 Day Northern Adventure
Departs: every Friday
Last day on Thursday

This safari has a guaranteed departure every Friday of the year. There are no minimum numbers and no single supplements. The price is virtually fully inclusive, the style is limited participation, assisted camping and there is one accommodated night included in the itinerary, (day 6). Collection time is between 08:30 & 09:00 from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits.
This safari can also be combined with our 7 day Southern Swing itinerary to make an unforgettable 14 day Namibian Experience. To make a comprehensive 10 day itinerary, combine this with our 3 day Sossusvlei trip. Two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls can also be included by combining this trip with our 8 day Delta and Falls Safari.

Day one
Windhoek – Okonjima (300 km) (LD) (camping)
You will be collected between 08:30 & 09:00.
We will travel north, stopping at small towns along the way including Okahandja, where we have time to visit Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The market is operated on a local co-operative basis and is one of the best places to shop for truly Namibian souvenirs. Continuing north, passing through farmland, we aim to arrive at Okonjima during the middle afternoon, giving us time to set up our camp and to relax in the shade for a while before heading out on to the property to take part in the afternoon’s activities. Okonjima is the home of the Africat Foundation, a specialist conservation concern that centres its operations around the African Big Cats, particularly cheetah.
This afternoon you will be taken on a tour during which you will be able to meet, close-up-and-personal, some of the cheetah that are going through the Africat rehabilitation programme. Most of the animals currently living at Okonjima have been rescued from various desperate situations, being orphaned or caught in a trap, and the aim of rehabilitation process is to attempt to re-introduce them into the wild. After our educational tour we will return our accommodation and prepare for dinner under the African stars.

Day two
Okonjima - Namutoni / East Etosha region (300 km) (BLD) (camping)
An early start and continuing north we pass through some small towns, making short stops for fresh supplies and fuel. Our first main port of call today is the mysterious Lake Otjikoto. Otjikoto is in fact Namibia's largest permanent natural lake and we take time here to rest a little and learn something about the history of this unusual landmark. Continuing on to our East Etosha, Namutoni region camp we again aim to arrive in time for lunch, giving us time to relax before heading into the park during the cool of the late afternoon for our first game drive.

Day three
East Etosha region – Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park (BLD) (camping)
A full day's game driving. We again leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park. Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is usually excellent and we have the chance to tick off a few new species that are not normally seen on the Namutoni side of the park.
We stop at Halali for a rest and a leisurely lunch. There is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing on our way and game driving down to Okaukuejo.
Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, which has been described as one of the "best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa". Situated on the doorstep of our accommodation, black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of antelope are usually seen.

Day four
Okaukuejo – Oase Himba Village, Kamanjab (300 km) (BLD) (camping)
Leaving Etosha we begin our journey south with a relatively short drive to the small town of Kamanjab where we will make a short stop here before continuing on to find the Himba Tribesmen. This is the only traditionally functioning Himba community outside the far north Kaokoland region of Namibia These tribes-people have migrated here, lifestyle and customs intact, and are following their traditional way-of-life in their village on a farm. Oase Village is located about 15 to 20 km outside Kamanjab, the exact location of the site varies as the Himba occasionally roam to a new location.
During the afternoon we will be invited into Oase Village and will meet with the locals. We will have a specialist guide for the time we are there, who will be able to translate for us and will introduce us to this “alternative lifestyle”. We will learn about marriage customs, traditional food and the mysteries of the local religion, “Holy Fire”.

Day five
Oase Village – Brandberg Mountain (400 km) (BLD) (camping)
Today we head into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia, Damaraland. We drive south to the capital of this region, the small town of Khorixas, and then take a detour to the west, travelling via the Petrified Forest geological site, to visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontien. At both these locations we will have local guides to conduct us on a short guided tour. From here we head deeper into the desert to Namibia’s highest mountain, The Brandberg, (2573 m). Brandberg Mountain is an ancient Bushman spiritual site and tonight we will sleep under the shadow of this giant granite monolith.

Day six
Brandberg Mountain – Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast (250 km) (BL) (chalet)
Starting early to enjoy the cool of the morning we will hike, “into” the mountain with our guide to see the world famous “White Lady” rock painting. Attributed to the Bushman artists, the white lady panel is believed by some to be in excess of 20 000 years old. Back on the road for more beautiful Damaraland scenery. We make our first stop in the small town of Uis, an old mining town, and one of the best places to buy semi-precious stones, for which Namibia is famous. Here, rough Amethyst, Tourmaline etc can be found at bargain prices.
From here we turn directly west and cross the “gravel plains” on our way to the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast. Meeting the ocean at Henties Bay, we first head north along the coast to visit the seal colony at Cape Cross. Here at certain times of the year there can be as many as 100,000 Cape Fur seals in attendance.

The next destination is Swakopmund, following the Skeleton Coast into Namibia's premier seaside town. We aim to arrive in the late afternoon giving us time to explore the town on foot before sunset. Tonight we take the chance to sample one of the excellent restaurants. The seafood in Swakopmund is superb. Your guide will offer to organise a group meal in a local restaurant for this evening. Participation is recommended but by no means required. Dinner this evening in not included in the price of the safari and will be for the client’s own account

Day seven
Swakopmund - Windhoek (BL) (350 km)
The drive back to Windhoek today will take about 4 and a half hours. We will only depart after lunch, giving us time to spend the morning relaxing in Swakopmund. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located in Swakopmund. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. These include aeroplane and microlight flights over the desert, scenic drives, fishing trips (both from the beach or in a boat), four-wheel motorcycle (quad bike) trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sand boarding trips (also in the dunes), skydiving, surfing, bird-watching and many other activities are available.
Your tour guide will discuss all the possible options with you before you reach Swakopmund and will offer to make bookings in advance of your arrival. (N.B. All extra activities and excursions in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the clients’ own risk and expense).
This is the last day of our trip and after lunch we will transfer back to the capital city where you will be dropped off at your accommodation.
Wild Dog & Crazy Kudu Safaris
7 Day Northern Adventure
Assisted Camping Safari
Guaranteed departures every Friday of the year, all year.
Emergency phone number ++ 264 61 257 642

It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive personal travel insurance before you embark on your safari. Travel insurance is for your own protection and we consider it to be an essential part of modern international travel.
Maximum group size is 16 people, with no minimum number. Transport for up to 8 people will be in a minibus and for 9 people and more in a Toyota bus / truck.
The style of safari is limited participation, you will be asked to assist put up and take down your own tent, however there will be a camp assistant to complete all the other campsite chores. Your tour guide will do all the shopping, cooking and day-to-day organization of the safari. Unless otherwise specified, all safaris will be conducted in English
Safaris include:                                                             Safaris exclude:
1. All transport                                                                1. Sleeping bag (can be hired)
2. Three meals a day (unless differently specified)             2. Alcoholic beverages
3. Tap drinking water                                                       3. Soft drinks
4. Tea & coffee in camp                                                   4. Personal travel insurance
5. All camping equipment
6. Park entrance fees                                                         Useful items to bring with you:
7. Camping fees                                                                 1. Two litre water bottle
8. Professional guide                                                          2. Torch
9. Camp Assistant                                                              3. Towel
10. Pick up & drop off from accommodation in Windhoek  4. Sun hat

The tents are dome type, which are easy to assemble and your mattresses are approximately 5 cm thick with your own mattress cover, and everyone has a camp chair with a backrest.
Clients are limited to one soft, barrel type bag per person with maximum weight of 15kg, one medium sized hand luggage bag, one medium sized camera bag and a sleeping bag.
We suggest a sleeping bag range of “3 – 4 season”. Sleeping bags can be hired by prior arrangement for a cost of N$: 70.00 per 7 day trip. When packing your clothing please be aware that Namibian summer temperatures (December - March) can reach 45*c, and winter temperatures (June - September) can be as low as -5*c. The rainy season is between December and April.
All evening meals on camping safaris, (unless stipulated), are cooked on an open fire by your guide. Salads and fresh vegetables will be served where possible, but please note in some areas this is not necessarily every day. Fresh fruit will also be supplied when possible. Vegetarians can be catered for but please notify us prior to safari departure.
Namibia is a low risk malarial destination but we recommend that you seek professional medical advice to enable you to make decisions on personal malaria protection.
All tap water in Namibia has been purified or comes directly from boreholes and is safe to drink. We supply tap drinking water but bottled mineral water is easily available at shops and rest camps should you prefer to drink this.
Electrical plugs are 220 V and are 3 pin (round pin as opposed to square pin). Adaptors can be purchased in Windhoek. It is possible to re-charge batteries at some campsites.
The Namibian Dollar (N$) is tied permanently 1-1 to the South African Rand (SAR). SAR, notes and coins are legal tender in Namibia.

Southern Swing Safari 7 days
Departs: every Friday
Last day on Thursday

This safari has a guaranteed departure every Sunday of the year.  There are no minimum numbers and no single supplements.  The price is virtually fully inclusive, the style is limited participation, assisted camping.  Collection time is between 07: 30 and 08:00 from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits. This safari can also be combined with our 7 day Northern Adventure itinerary to make an unforgettable 14 day Namibian Experience.  To make a comprehensive 10 day itinerary, combine this with our 3 day Etosha Link itinerary.  Two of the world’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls can also be included by combining this trip with our 8 day Delta and Falls Safari.

Day one
Windhoek – Quiver Tree forest (500 km) (LD) (camping)

We start our long journey south on the main B1 highway, travelling through the thin strip of Kalahari Desert that protrudes onto the eastern side of Namibia.  Stopping at small towns along the way including Rehoboth, traditional home of the Baster people, we aim to arrive at the Quiver Tree Forest in the middle afternoon. Located just north of the southern centre of Keetmanshoop, (officially the sunniest town in the world), we make camp and have time to explore the area on foot. Quiver trees are not in fact trees, they are a type of aloe, (Aloe Dichotoma), so called because the branches fork “dictomously”.  These weird looking plants dot the landscape in this part of the world and are locally common, however they are one of the world’s rarest flora species. 

Day two
Quiver Tree Forest – Orange River Oasis (400 km) (BLD) (camping)

Before leaving the Keetmanshoop area we visit another local site of interest this morning, the Giants Playground”, an area filled with massively eroded dolorite rocks that are precariously balanced in tottering towers.  After a short stop in Keetmanshoop itself we continue south, leaving the main road far behind us and join the extensive network of gravel roads that unite rural Namibia. Arriving at Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world, in the early afternoon, we drive to the main look out where the views of need to be seen to be believed.  We can see the river sparkling in the sunlight far below us, and can barely imagine how many millennia it took for the forces of erosion to carve such a magnificent vista. 

Driving still further south, we travel all the way to the southern border with South Africa, the mighty Orange River.  Coming from the arid desert regions that have formed the landscape for most of our journey, it is an amazing sight to see green vegetation and bright ribbon of flowing water appear out of seemingly no-where.

Day three
Orange River – Klein Aus Vista, southern Namib, (200 km) (BLD) (camping)

An easy drive this morning so we have a leisurely start.  There is time for a dip in the cool waters of the Orange, (very cold waters in the winter time).  Our road follows the scenic course of the river for the first part of the day’s journey before heading back into the desert and the beautiful landscapes that Namibian has to offer. Our route takes us past the zinc mines of Rosh Pinah where we will take a short break before arriving at our destination, the tiny town of Aus in the middle to late afternoon. We sleep tonight at Kline Aus Vista, a private reserve, beautifully located in the Aus Mountain Range, (Huib-Hoch-Plateau region). There is time to explore this stunning area on foot and to find a lofty perch in the mountains to watch the sun slip over the western horizon.

Day four
Klein Aus Vista – Luderitz – Klein Aus Vista (250km) (BD) (camping)

We are up with the dawn this morning for the short drive to Luderitz, we travel on the main road and keep a sharp look out for the unique Namib wild horses.  These horses are the only feral horses in Namibia and have, very unusually, become adapted to an existence with very limited water.  Where they originated from is un-clear, some people think they are the descendants of the horses used by the German cavalry during the First World War.  Another theory is that they originally came from a horse farm that used to be run by a German Barron, (von Wolff), in the very early colonial days. We arrive in Luderitz in time to join an optional extra excursion, a trip on an old wooden sailing ship, “The Sedina”.  We take a cruise around Luderitz bay and, weather permitting, to Halifax Island to see the Jackass Penguins.  If the weather conditions are suitable we turn off the engines come back to Luderitz under sail.
Straight after the Sedina trip we drive out to Kolmanskop, a desert ghost town about 20 km out of Luderitz.  It was built in the 1920's during the diamond rush and was abandoned when bigger and better diamonds were found further along the coast.  The area is still abandoned and the desert has encroached over the entire town, giving an eerie feeling and real meaning to the word “ghost”.
Lunch today is not included in the programme, this is to allow everybody as much flexibility with their time as possible and to give us the opportunity to sample some of the excellent local cafes.

During the middle of the day there is time to explore Luderitz Town with its traditional German architecture and later we will take a drive out to Diaz Point to see the bird life, hopefully a few seals and the stone cross replica, originally erected by the Portuguese mariner Bartholomew Diaz. Returning to Klein Aus Vista in the late afternoon, the road takes us through the “forbidden Zone” so named because in years gone by, the alluvial diamonds found in Namibia were simply scattered across the desert and we again have time to enjoy sunset over the mountains. N.B:  The “Sedina” excursion is subject to availability and, if undertaken, will be for the clients own risk and expense. 

Day five
Klein Aus Vista - Sesriem (350km) (BLD) (camping)

Turning north, we once again head deep into the ancient southern Namib, travelling on small gravel roads and passing some tiny rural communities along the way.  The scenery is harsh, and sometimes forbidding.  The process of erosion in these areas is well advanced and we pass time rounded “koppies” arid terrain and outcrops of tortured rock. Our destination is Sesriem, the gateway to the sand dune see and one of the most remarkable landscapes on Planet Earth.  Tonight we are guarded by the massive sand dunes of the Namib to our west and the towering Naukluft Mountains to the east. We arrive in time to drive the short distance to one of the close by dunes to watch the colours on the distant mountains to the east, glow and change in the sunset.

Day six
Sesriem - Sossusvlei - Sesriem (150 km) (BLD) (camping)

A pre-dawn start to see the sunrise in the dunes.  We drive a further 60 km into the desert and have our breakfast as the colours grow across the landscape. To reach Sossusvlei itself we walk for the last 5 km through the dunes.  The walk is like nothing else, in the cool of the morning, with soft sunlight just beginning to play over the dunes creating a sharp light and shadow contrast across the whole desert.  Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel horn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or maybe an ostrich make the photo opportunities perfect. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting “dune 45”, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch and to escape the heat of the afternoon.  As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.

Day seven
Sesriem - Windhoek (350 km) (BL)

After breakfast we begin our journey, over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek.  We will travel over the Naukluft Mountains and also the Khomas Hochland Range, through beautiful mountain passes on our way back to civilization. We are due back into the city around 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return. 

The price includes:  All accommodation and food as per itinerary, B = breakfast, L = lunch and D = dinner.  All transport, all camping equipment, all National Park entrance fees, and the services of a professional safari guide for the duration of the trip.
Not included:
  Flights, visas or personal travel insurance.  All meals as per itinerary, alcohol, soft drinks or bottled mineral water.  Sleeping bags, tips, spending money or any items of a personal nature. 

Wild Dog Safaris
7 Day Southern Swing
Assisted Camping Safari

Guaranteed departures every Sunday of the year, all year.

It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive personal travel insurance before you embark on your safari.  Travel insurance is for your own protection and we consider it to be an essential part of modern international travel. Maximum group size is 16 people, with no minimum number.  Transport for up to 8 people will be in a minibus and for 9 people and more in a Toyota bus / truck. The style of safari is limited participation, you will be asked to assist put up and take down your own tent, however there will be a camp assistant to complete all the other campsite chores.  Your tour guide will do all the shopping, cooking and day-to-day organization of the safari.  Unless otherwise specified, all safaris will be conducted in English. 

Safaris include:                                                                       Safaris exclude:

1.  All transport                                                                         1.  Sleeping bag (can be hired)

2.  Three meals a day (unless differently specified)                      2.  Alcoholic beverages

3.  Tap drinking water                                                                3.  Soft drinks

4.  Tea & coffee in camp                                                            4.  Personal travel insurance

5.  All camping equipment

6.  Park entrance fees                                                               Useful items to bring with you:

7.  Camping fees                                                                        1.  Two litre water bottle

8.  Professional guide                                                                  2.  Torch

9.  Camp Assistant                                                                      3.  Towel

10. Pick up & drop off from accommodation in Windhoek           4.  Sun hat

We will collect you from your accommodation in Windhoek on the morning of departure.  Pick up time will be between 07:30 & 08:00. The tents are dome type, which are easy to assemble and your mattresses are approximately 5 cm thick with your own mattress cover, and everyone has a camp chair with a backrest. Clients are limited to one soft, barrel type bag per person with maximum weight of 15kg, one medium sized hand luggage bag, one medium sized camera bag and a sleeping bag. We suggest a sleeping bag range of “3 – 4 season”.  Sleeping bags can be hired by prior arrangement for a cost of N$: 70.00 per 7 day trip.  When packing your clothing please be aware that Namibian summer temperatures (December - March) can reach 45*C, and winter temperatures (June - September) can be as low as -5*C.  The rainy season is between December and April.
All evening meals on camping safaris, (unless stipulated), are cooked on an open fire by your guide.  Salads and fresh vegetables will be served where possible, but please note in some areas this is not necessarily every day.  Fresh fruit will also be supplied when possible. Vegetarians can be catered for but please notify us prior to safari departure. Namibia is a low risk malarial destination but we recommend that seek professional medical advice to enable you to make decisions on personal malaria protection.

All tap water in Namibia has been purified or comes directly from boreholes and is safe to drink.  We supply tap drinking water but bottled mineral water is easily available at shops and rest camps should you prefer to drink this. Electrical plugs are 220 V and are 3 pin (round pin as opposed to square pin).  Adaptors can be purchased in Windhoek.  It is possible to re-charge batteries at some campsites. The Namibian Dollar (N$) is tied permanently 1-1 to the South African Rand (SAR).  SAR, notes and coins are legal tender in Namibia. Airport transfers and pre-and-post safari accommodation can be arranged on request. It is customary to tip in Namibia, usually, around 10% at restaurants. Your guide and assistant can be tipped at your own discretion for good service only, but we ask that the guide be tipped separately from your assistant.

13 Day Wild & Crazy Family Adventure
Departs: every Saturday
Last day on Thursday

This safari has guaranteed departures Saturdays, there are no minimum numbers, no single supplements and the itinerary has been especially designed to appeal to families with children. The driving distances, (where possible), have been kept to a minimum and the places visited have all been chosen with a mind for activities that will appeal to adults and children alike.
The minimum age on this itinerary is 5 years, the price is virtually fully inclusive of everything required whilst on the road with us and the style of safari is semi-accommodated / assisted camping. There are four accommodated nights included on the itinerary, the first night in Windhoek, two nights in Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast and the last night at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve.

Day one
Windhoek City (guest-house)
Depending on arrival times there will be time to relax in your room or by the pool.
(Also depending on arrival times), this afternoon you will be taken on a “Katutura Township Tour”. Katutura was, during the apartheid years, the original Windhoek workers “township” and is still today the largest suburb in Windhoek. The atmosphere is truly African and we will visit all the areas of local interest including markets and a local bar to try out the traditional drinks and food. Dinner this evening in not included in the price of the safari and will be for the client’s own account.

Day two
Windhoek – Okonjima, Africat Foundation (300 km) (BLD) (camping)

We will travel north, stopping at small towns along the way including Okahandja, where we have time to visit Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The market is operated on a local co-operative basis and is one of the best places to shop for truly Namibian souvenirs. Continuing north, passing through farmland, we aim to arrive at Okonjima during the middle afternoon, giving us time to set up our camp and to relax in the shade for a while before heading out on to the property to take part in the afternoon’s activities. Okonjima is the home of the Africat Foundation, a specialist conservation concern that centres it’s operations around the African Big Cats, particularly cheetah. This afternoon specialised guides will take you on a tour during which you will be able to meet, close-up-and-personal, some of the cheetah, and other Big Cats, that are going through the Africat rehabilitation programme. Most of the animals currently living at Okonjima have been rescued from various desperate situations, being orphaned or caught in a trap, and the aim of the rehabilitation process is to attempt to re-introduce them into the wild. After our educational tour we will return to camp and prepare for dinner under the African stars.

Day three
Okonjima - Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park (270 km) (BLD) (camping)
Heading north on the main road and passing through small towns along the way. We will make a short stop for fresh supplies in the northern community of Outjo where we can also get coffee and sticky cakes at the local bakery, before continuing on to Etosha’s premier resort, Okaukuejo. We have time to make our camp and to relax in the shade by the swimming pool before heading out into the park in the cool of the late afternoon on our first game drive. Etosha forms the main game viewing section of our safari and the Okaukuejo area offers us some of the best waterholes in the park and the best chance to see some Big Game.
Game driving is not the only way to see the African wildlife at Okaukuejo. Located right on the boundary of the camp and within easy walking distance there is a floodlit waterhole for “after hours” game watching. Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, it has been described as one of the "best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa" and black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of antelope are usually seen.

Day four
Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park (BLD) (camping)
Okaukuejo is our first two-night stop and we go straight out on an early morning game drive. We visit some of the numerous waterholes in the area hoping to catch some of Etosha's Big Game out for an early morning drink. The game drives around the Okaukuejo area are some of the best in the park and we cover several different terrains this morning, from wooded areas to open savannah and in the rainy season, wetland. Back to Okaukuejo in the late morning and after lunch there is time once again to relax during the heat of the day. The pool area here is very good, shaded by palm trees and within easy walking distance of the waterhole. As on day three, we take a shorter game drive in the late afternoon, often driving out to one of the waterholes popular with game and waiting for the animals to come to us. The Okaukuejo waterhole “Game Show” is scheduled to start again at sunset.

Day five
Okaukuejo – Hobatere private game reserve (200 km) (BLD) (camping)
Leaving early we continue with our Namibian wildlife experience today, driving westward through Etosha and entering the restricted “West Etosha” zone. West Etosha is a huge area of the National Park that has been set aside for wildlife research and to allow the animals to breed without the intrusion of game drive vehicles. With special permission we are allowed to transit through this special area of the park, stopping on the main road for any special animals, however our permit does not allow us to leave the main road or to make too many stops along the way. We should be lucky enough to see many elephants as they abound in this area and we also keep a sharp lookout for Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, a different species of “stripy donkey” that does not usually occur in the main tourist areas of Etosha. We exit Etosha at the far western gate called Otjovasondu and find ourselves, by way of our shortcut through West Etosha, in northern Damaraland.
Hobatere is a private concession area that is designed to offer sanctuary to wildlife but also to benefit the local communities through environment management training, game management skills and revenue through tourism. The campsite here is rustic but excellent with good views across the surrounding terrain and shaded areas for the heat of the day. The campsite is in an unfenced wilderness area and parental control of children whilst at Hobatere is essential.

Day six
Hobatere – Oase Himba village - Palmwag Desert Oasis, Damaraland (300km) (BLD) (camping)
Leaving Hobatere we begin our journey south with a relatively short drive to the small town of Kamanjab. We will make a short stop here before continuing on to find the Oase Himba village, located about 20 km from Kamanjab. (The exact location of the site varies as the Himba occasionally roam to a new location). Oase is a “living village”, meaning that the inhabitants permanently reside here and live according to their traditional lifestyle. In the 21st century this is pretty unique and Oase is in fact the only traditionally functioning Himba community outside the far north Kaokoland region of Namibia.
We will meet a specialised guide before being invited into the village to meet the inhabitants. Our guide will be able to translate for us and we will learn about marriage customs, traditional food, traditional medicine and the mysteries of the ancient religion, “Holy Fire”. From Oase we will travel to the west, heading deeper into the desert and passing through beautiful Damaraland scenery as we traverse the small “Groot-Berg” mountain range and we head down to the Palmwag Oasis. Located on the banks of a dry river, the Oasis is shaded by huge makalani palm trees and water comes from a rare desert spring that attracts a wide variety of wild game, including the rare and elusive desert elephant and rhinoceros.
There is a swimming pool where you can cool off and chill out or a self guided sunset walking trail if you are feeling energetic.

Day seven
Palmwag – Brandberg Mountain (350km) (BLD) (camping)
Damaraland is probabally Namibia’s most beautiful area and we drive through the heart of the region today. Giant granite “koppies” and open grassland make up the terrain with rare and unusual flora species dotting the landscape. Our first main stop today will be the Twyfelfontein valley to visit the Bushman rock engravings or petroglyphs. Ancient artisans used tools made from quartz to leave modern generations with the gift of a fascinating open air museum. The art is carved into the flat surfaces of a ruined petrified sand dune and a local guide will introduce us to this important site. From here we head deeper into the desert and on to Namibia’s highest mountain, The Brandberg, (2573 m). Brandberg Mountain is another ancient Bushman spiritual site and tonight we will sleep in a community campsite under the shadow of this giant granite monolith.

Day eight
Brandberg Mountain – Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast (300 km) (BL) (chalets)
Starting early to enjoy the cool of the morning we will hike, “into” the mountain with our guide to see the world famous “White Lady” rock painting. Attributed to the Bushman artists, the white lady panel is believed by some to be in excess of 20 000 years old. Back on the road and more beautiful Damaraland scenery this morning, we make our first stop in the small town of Uis, an old mining town, and one of the best places to buy semi-precious stones, for which Namibia is famous. Here, rough Amethyst, Tourmaline etc can be found at bargain prices.
From here we turn directly west and cross the “gravel plains” on our way to the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast. Meeting the ocean at Henties Bay, we first head north along the coast to visit the seal colony at Cape Cross where at certain times of the year there can be as many as 100,000 Cape Fur Seals in attendance. The next destination is Swakopmund, following the Skeleton Coast into Namibia's premier seaside town.
The Swakopmund section of the trip is designed to allow people to relax either with the group, or on their own. Only breakfast is provided to allow you to plan your time here with as much flexibility as possible and not to be tied to group meal times. It also gives you the chance to sample some of the excellent local cafes and restaurants. The seafood in Swakopmund is superb and your guide will offer to organise a group meal in a local restaurant for this evening. Dinner this evening in not included in the price of the safari and will be for the client’s own account

Day nine
Swakopmund (B) (chalets)

Today is a free day. The idea is to allow time for everybody to do their own thing. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located in Swakopmund. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. These include aeroplane and microlight flights over the desert, scenic drives, fishing trips (both from the beach or in a boat), four-wheel motorcycle (quad bike) trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sand boarding trips (also in the dunes), skydiving, surfing, bird-watching and many other activities are available. Your tour guide will discuss all the possible options with you before you reach Swakopmund and will offer to make bookings in advance of your arrival.

(N.B. All extra activities and excursions in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the clients’ own risk and expense and dinner this evening is not included in the price of the safari and will be for the client’s own account.

Day ten
Swakopmund – Namib Desert Camp (300 km) (BLD) (camping)

We first make a stop at Walvis Bay, situated about 40 km south of Swakopmund. South of the town there is a large marine lagoon which is home to a vast array of marine bird-life, in particular flamingos. We will make a short visit to the lagoon to see the birds and a short visit to Walvis Bay to collect any last minute supplies before once again heading out into the desert. The second part of our journey today takes us across more of the seemingly endless Namib gravel plains. Then the landscape suddenly changes and we are into the mountain desert.
We traverse both the Kuiseb and Gaub passes, driving both times to the river beds at the bottom of the canyons and then climbing the long steep road to the top and the spectacular panoramas the mountains give us. Again the scenery changes as we make our way down to the dune fields.
We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib and from here it is only a short distance to our next stop, the tiny town of Solitaire. We will stop here for some refreshments before continuing on through stunning desert scenery. We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.

Day eleven
Namib Desert Camp – Sossusvlei - Namib Desert Camp (camping) (BLD)

A pre dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes and driving into the heart of the dune field, we reach Sossusvlei itself by walking the last 5 km through the dunes. The walk is like nothing else, in the cool of the morning, with soft sunlight just beginning to play over the dunes creating a sharp light and shadow contrast across the whole desert. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or maybe an ostrich make the photo opportunities perfect.
We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch to escape the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.

Day twelve
Namib Desert Camp – Windhoek / Daan Viljoen (450 km) (BLD) (bungalows)

After breakfast we begin our journey, over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek. We will travel over the Naukluft Mountains and also the Khomas Hochland range, through beautiful Remhoogte Pass on our way back to civilization. Passing through Windhoek we will drive a little further to Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve located about 20 km from the city centre. Daan Vilogen is a small but interesting reserve with several bush walks that your guide will be able to introduce you to. Tonight we are staying in small bungalows and we aim to arrive in time to explore the area on foot or to relax by the pool.

Day thirteen
Daan Viljoen – Windhoek (20 km) (B)

Depending on departure times, there is the option this morning to stay and explore or use the swimming pool at Daan Viljoen or to go into Windhoek City with your guide. The shopping in Windhoek is interesting and this is an excellent opportunity to check out the markets for last minute gifts and souvenirs.

Wild Dog & Crazy Kudu Safaris
Wild & Crazy
Family Adventure Safari

Guaranteed departures on Saturdays
Emergency phone number ++ 264 61 257 642
It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive personal travel insurance before you embark on your safari. Travel insurance is for your own protection and we consider it to be an essential part of modern international travel.
Maximum group size is 16 people, with no minimum number. Transport for up to 8 people will be in a minibus and for 9 people and more in a Toyota bus / truck.
Minimum age is 5 years and we put the responsibility, control and discipline of children fully in the hands of the accompanying parents. We will require the parents or legal guardians of all children travelling to sign a responsibility waiver.
The style of safari is semi accommodated / assisted camping. You will be asked to assist put up and take down your own tent, however there will be a camp assistant to complete all the other campsite chores. Your tour guide will do all the shopping, cooking and day-to-day organization of the safari. Unless otherwise specified, all safaris will be conducted in English
Namibia is a huge country and to experience a comprehensive land safari, some long travelling days are unavoidable. We have designed this itinerary with the aim to keep the travelling time, each day, to a minimum. On some days however, clients must be prepared to travel long distances.

Safaris include:                                                                             Safaris exclude:
1. All transport                                                                                1. Sleeping bag (can be hired)
2. Three meals a day (unless differently specified)                             2. Alcoholic beverages
3. Tap drinking water                                                                       3. Soft drinks
4. Tea & coffee in camp                                                                   4. Personal travel insurance
5. All camping equipment
6. Park entrance fees                                                                       Useful items to bring with you:
7. Camping fees                                                                               1. Two litre water bottle
8. Professional guide                                                                        2. Torch
9. Camp Assistant                                                                            3. Towel
10. Pick up & drop off from accommodation in Windhoek                4. Sun hat

The tents are dome type, which are easy to assemble and your mattresses are approximately 5 cm thick with your own mattress cover, and everyone has a camp chair with a backrest.
Clients are limited to one soft, barrel type bag per person with maximum weight of 15kg, one medium sized hand luggage bag, one medium sized camera bag and a sleeping bag.
We suggest a sleeping bag range of “3 – 4 season”. Sleeping bags can be hired by prior arrangement for a cost of N$: 100.00 per 10 day trip. When packing your clothing please be aware that Namibian summer temperatures (December - March) can reach 45*C, and winter temperatures (June - September) can be as low as -5*C. The rainy season is between December and April.
All evening meals on camping safaris, (unless stipulated), are cooked on an open fire by your guide. Salads and fresh vegetables will be served where possible, but please note in some areas this is not necessarily every day. Fresh fruit will also be supplied when possible. Vegetarians can be catered for but please notify us prior to safari departure.
Namibia is a low risk malarial destination but we recommend that seek professional medical advice to enable you to make decisions on personal malaria protection.
All tap water in Namibia has been purified or comes directly from boreholes and is safe to drink. We supply tap drinking water but bottled mineral water is easily available at shops and rest camps should you prefer to drink this.
Electrical plugs are 220 V and are 3 pin (round pin as opposed to square pin). Adaptors can be purchased in Windhoek. It is possible to re-charge batteries at some campsites.
The Namibian Dollar (N$) is tied permanently 1-1 to the South African Rand (SAR). SAR, notes and coins are legal tender in Namibia.
Airport transfers and pre-and-post safari accommodation can be arranged on request. (Accommodation on the first night in Windhoek is already included in the price at a quality Windhoek guest-house). Arrival transfers can be booked from Windhoek International Airport directly accommodation in Windhoek. Departure transfers can be arranged to depart from Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, the Wild Dog & Crazy Kudu Safaris office or from any other point in or around Windhoek.
The programmes on day one and on day thirteen are dependant on clients arriving in time to complete the scheduled activities. No discount will be offered to clients if their arrival or departure times on these days prevent them from joining the activities as stated on this itinerary.
 

22 Day combination
14 day Experience / 8 day Delta & Falls
7 Day Southern Swing Departs: every Tuesday
Last day on Friday (Livingstone), Sunday (Windhoek)
2 day Return to Windhoek

This itinerary details the route as travelling north first, however you may well travel to the south first, covering exactly the same ground but in reverse order to the text here. The Okavango Delta section is always the final section of the safari. This safari has a guaranteed departure nearly every Friday of the year. There are no minimum numbers and no single supplements. The price is virtually fully inclusive, the style is limited participation, assisted camping. Included in the price of the trip there are three accommodated nights, (day 7,day 13 & day 14).
Collection time, from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits is between 08:30 & 09:00 for the first northern section, (to Okonjima), of the trip, between 07:30 & 08:00 for the second southern section, (to the Quiver Tree Forrest), and between 07:30 & 08:00 for the final section of the trip, (to Botswana).

Day one: Windhoek – Okonjima (300 km) (LD) (camping)
You will be collected between 08:30 & 09:00
We will travel north, stopping at small towns along the way including Okahandja, where we have time to visit Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The market is operated on a local co-operative basis and is one of the best places to shop for truly Namibian souvenirs. Continuing north, passing through farmland, we aim to arrive at Okonjima during the middle afternoon, giving us time to set up our camp and to relax in the shade for a while before heading out on to the property to take part in the afternoon’s activities. Okonjima is the home of the Africat Foundation, a specialist conservation concern that centres its operations around the African Big Cats, particularly cheetah.
This afternoon you will be taken on a tour during which you will be able to meet, close-up-and-personal, some of the cheetah that are going through the Africat rehabilitation programme. Most of the animals currently living at Okonjima have been rescued from various desperate situations, being orphaned or caught in a trap, and the aim of rehabilitation process is to attempt to re-introduce them into the wild.
After our educational tour we will return our accommodation and prepare for dinner under the African stars.

Day two: Okonjima - Namutoni / East Etosha region (300 km) (BLD) (camping)
An early start and continuing north we pass through some small towns, making short stops for fresh supplies and fuel. Our first main port of call today is the mysterious Lake Otjikoto. Otjikoto is in fact Namibia's largest permanent natural lake and we take time here to rest a little and learn something about the history of this unusual landmark. Continuing on to our East Etosha, Namutoni region camp we again aim to arrive in time for lunch, giving us time to relax before heading into the park during the cool of the late afternoon for our first game drive.

Day three: East Etosha region – Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park (BLD) (camping)
A full day's game driving. We again leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park. Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is usually excellent and we have the chance to tick off a few new species that are not normally seen on the Namutoni side of the park.
We stop at Halali for a rest and a leisurely lunch. There is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing on our way and game driving down to Okaukuejo. Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, which has been described as one of the "best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa". Situated on the doorstep of our accommodation, black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of antelope are usually seen.

Day four: Okaukuejo – Oase Himba Village, Kamanjab (300 km) (BLD) (camping)

Leaving Etosha we begin our journey south with a relatively short drive to the small town of Kamanjab where we will make a short stop here before continuing on to find the Himba Tribesmen. This is the only traditionally functioning Himba community outside the far north Kaokoland region of Namibia These tribes-people have migrated here, lifestyle and customs intact, and are following their traditional way-of-life in their village on a farm. Oase Village is located about 15 to 20 km outside Kamanjab, the exact location of the site varies as the Himba occasionally roam to a new location. During the afternoon we will be invited into Oase Village and will meet with the locals. We will have a specialist guide for the time we are there, who will be able to translate for us and will introduce us to this “alternative lifestyle”. We will learn about marriage customs, traditional food and the mysteries of the local religion, “Holy Fire”.

Day five: Oase Village – Brandberg Mountain (400 km) (BLD) (camping)

Today we head into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia, Damaraland. We drive south to the capital of this region, the small town of Khorixas, and then take a detour to the west, travelling via the Petrified Forest geological site, to visit the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontien. At both these locations we will have local guides to conduct us on a short guided tour.
From here we head deeper into the desert to Namibia’s highest mountain, The Brandberg, (2573 m). Brandberg Mountain is an ancient Bushman spiritual site and tonight we will sleep under the shadow of this giant granite monolith.

Day six: Brandberg Mountain – Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast (250 km) (BL) (chalet accommodation)

Starting early to enjoy the cool of the morning we will hike, “into” the mountain with our guide to see the world famous “White Lady” rock painting. Attributed to the Bushman artists, the white lady panel is believed by some to be in excess of 20 000 years old. Back on the road for more beautiful Damaraland scenery and we make our first stop in the small town of Uis, an old mining town, and one of the best places to buy semi-precious stones, for which Namibia is famous. Here, rough Amethyst, Tourmaline etc can be found at bargain prices.
From here we turn directly west and cross the “gravel plains” on our way to the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast. Meeting the ocean at Henties Bay, we first head north along the coast to visit the seal colony at Cape Cross. Here at certain times of the year there can be as many as 100,000 Cape Fur seals in attendance.
The next destination is Swakopmund, following the Skeleton Coast into Namibia's premier seaside town. We aim to arrive in the late afternoon giving us time to explore the town on foot before sunset. Tonight we take the chance to sample one of the excellent restaurants. The seafood in Swakopmund is superb. Your guide will offer to organise a group meal in a local restaurant for this evening. Participation is recommended but by no means required. Dinner this evening in not included in the price of the safari and will be for the client’s own account

Day seven: Swakopmund - Windhoek (BL) (350 km)

The drive back to Windhoek today will take about 4 and a half hours. We will only depart after lunch, giving us time to spend the morning relaxing in Swakopmund. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located in Swakopmund. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. These include aeroplane and microlight flights over the desert, scenic drives, fishing trips (both from the beach or in a boat), four-wheel motorcycle (quad bike) trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sand boarding trips (also in the dunes), skydiving, surfing, bird-watching and many other activities are available. Your tour guide will discuss all the possible options with you before you reach Swakopmund and will offer to make bookings in advance of your arrival. (N.B. All extra activities and excursions in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the clients’ own risk and expense).
This is the last day of our trip and after lunch we will transfer back to the capital city where you will be dropped off at your accommodation.
This night’s accommodation is included in the price of the safari but dinner tonight will be for the client’s own account in a local restaurant.

Day eight: Windhoek – Quiver Tree forest (500 km) (BLD) (camping)

You will be collected between 07:30 & 08:00
We start our long journey south on the main B1 highway, travelling through the thin strip of Kalahari Desert that protrudes onto the eastern side of Namibia. Stopping at small towns along the way including Rehoboth, traditional home of the Baster people, we aim to arrive at the Quiver Tree Forest in the middle afternoon. Located just north of the southern centre of Keetmanshoop, (officially the sunniest town in the world), we make camp and have time to explore the area on foot. Quiver trees are not in fact trees, they are a type of aloe, (Aloe Dichotoma), so called because the branches fork “dictomously”. These weird looking plants dot the landscape in this part of the world and are locally common, however they are one of the world’s rarest flora species.

Day nine: Quiver Tree Forest – Orange River Oasis (400 km) (BLD) (camping)

Before leaving the Keetmanshoop area we visit another local site of interest this morning, the Giants Playground”, an area filled with massively eroded dolerite rocks that are precariously balanced in tottering towers. After a short stop in Keetmanshoop itself we continue south, leaving the main road far behind us and join the extensive network of gravel roads that unite rural Namibia. Arriving at Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world, in the early afternoon, we drive to the main look out where the views of need to be seen to be believed. We can see the river sparkling in the sunlight far below us, and can barely imagine how many millennia it took for the forces of erosion to carve such a magnificent vista.
Driving still further south, we travel all the way to the southern border with South Africa, the mighty Orange River. Coming from the arid desert regions that have formed the landscape for most of our journey, it is an amazing sight to see green vegetation and bright ribbon of flowing water appear out of seemingly no-where.

Day ten: Orange River – Klein Aus Vista, southern Namib, (200 km) (BLD) (camping)

An easy drive this morning so we have a leisurely start. There is time for a dip in the cool waters of the Orange, (very cold waters in the winter time). Our road follows the scenic course of the river for the first part of the day’s journey before heading back into the desert and the beautiful landscapes that Namibian has to offer. Our route takes us past the zinc mines of Rosh Pinah where we will take a short break before arriving at our destination, the tiny town of Aus in the middle to late afternoon. We sleep tonight at Kline Aus Vista, a private reserve, beautifully located in the Aus Mountain Range, (Huib-Hoch-Plateau region). There is time to explore this stunning area on foot and to find a lofty perch in the mountains to watch the sun slip over the western horizon.

Day eleven: Klein Aus Vista – Luderitz – Klein Aus Vista (250km) (BD) (camping)

We are up with the dawn this morning for the short drive to Luderitz, we travel on the main road and keep a sharp look out for the unique Namib wild horses. These horses are the only feral horses in Namibia and have, very unusually, become adapted to an existence with very limited water.
Where they originated from is un-clear, some people think they are the descendants of the horses used by the German cavalry during the First World War. Another theory is that they originally came from a horse farm that used to be run by a German Barron, (von Wolff), in the very early colonial days. We arrive in Luderitz in time to join an optional extra excursion, a trip on an old wooden sailing ship, “The Sedina”. We take a cruise around Luderitz bay and, weather permitting, to Halifax Island to see the Jackass Penguins. If the weather conditions are suitable we turn off the engines come back to Luderitz under sail.
Straight after the Sedina trip we drive out to Kolmanskop, a desert ghost town about 20 km out of Luderitz. It was built in the 1920's during the diamond rush and was abandoned when bigger and better diamonds were found further along the coast. The area is still abandoned and the desert has encroached over the entire town, giving an eerie feeling and real meaning to the word “ghost”. Lunch today is not included in the programme, this is to allow everybody as much flexibility with their time as possible and to give us the opportunity to sample some of the excellent local cafes.
During the middle of the day there is time to explore Luderitz Town with its traditional German architecture and later we will take a drive out to Diaz Point to see the bird life, hopefully a few seals and the stone cross replica, originally erected by the Portuguese mariner Bartholomew Diaz. Returning to Klein Aus Vista in the late afternoon, the road takes us through the “forbidden Zone” so named because in years gone by, the alluvial diamonds found in Namibia were simply scattered across the desert and we again have time to enjoy sunset over the mountains.

N.B: The “Sedina” excursion is subject to availability and, if undertaken, will be for the clients own risk and expense.

Day twelve
Klein Aus Vista – Namib Desert Camp (350km) (BLD) (camping)

Turning north, we once again head deep into the ancient southern Namib, travelling on small gravel roads and passing some tiny rural communities along the way. The scenery is harsh, and sometimes forbidding. The process of erosion in these areas is well advanced and we pass time rounded “koppies” arid terrain and outcrops of tortured rock.
Traversing this bleak yet beautiful landscape, the terrain begins to change and we cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib. We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.

Day thirteen: Namib Desert Camp – Sossusvlei - Namib Desert Camp (camping) (BLD)
A pre dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes and driving into the heart of the dune field, we reach Sossusvlei itself by walking the last 5 km through the dunes. The walk is like nothing else, in the cool of the morning, with soft sunlight just beginning to play over the dunes creating a sharp light and shadow contrast across the whole desert. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or maybe an ostrich make the photo opportunities perfect. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch to escape the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.

Day fourteen: Namib Desert Camp - Windhoek (350 km) (BL)

After breakfast we begin our journey, over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek. We will travel over the Naukluft Mountains and also the Khomas Hochland Range, through beautiful mountain passes on our way back to civilization. We are due back into the city around 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return. This night’s accommodation is included in the price of the safari but dinner tonight will be for the client’s own account in a local restaurant.

Day fifteen
Windhoek – Ghanzi, Kalahari, Botswana (600 km) (BLD) (camping)

You will be collected between 07:30 & 08:00
A long drive today, making use of the Trans Kalahari Highway, a relatively new road that provides an invaluable communication link between Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. The road takes us first to the small town of Gobabis, one of the main livestock farming centres of Namibia, and then on to the border with Botswana. After completing the immigration formalities we continue, through rural Botswana to the town of Ghanzi, located in the centre of cattle farming Botswana. Ghanzi is located almost in the middle of the Kalahari Desert and was almost unknown before the Trans Kalahari Highway.

Day sixteen: Ghanzi – Okavango Delta (450 km) (BLD) (camping)

An early start and a quick stop in Ghanzi to collect any last minute supplies before continuing west, traversing the linear dunes of the Kalahari and passing through small towns along the way. A change in vegetation heralds our arrival on the very western edge of one of the natural wonders of the world, the Okavango Delta. Here we turn north for some way before again pointing our wheels west as we enter the Delta proper. We see our first glimpse of the crystal waters through the lush vegetation and we make our camp on the banks of a pristine African lagoon.

Day seventeen: Okavango Delta (BLD) (camping)
We are in the territory of the River People, so this morning we leave our vehicle behind and travel in a more appropriate fashion, first by motor-boat and then by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe), deep into the Delta. Mokoro’s will be our main form of transport. These amazing traditional craft are perfectly designed for the narrow waterways of the Okavango and allow us to travel further into the Delta than if we were using more modern forms of transport. Mokoros carry three people, two seated passengers and one driver. The driver stands in the rear of the canoe, (a real feat of balance), and uses a long wooden pole to propel and steer the mokoro through the twisting channels. It really is the only way to travel.
Back to camp in the late afternoon for another night by the Okavango waters.
Day eighteen
Okavango Delta – Caprivi, Namibia (350 km) (BLD) (camping)
Back on the road today, destination Namibia. Passport formalities completed we go directly into the Mahango Game Reserve, a small but excellent park right on the edge of the Okavango River. We game drive our way through Mahango and have the chance to spot rarely seen Namibian species such as roan the majestic sable antelope. Our camp for tonight is just outside the Game Reserve, and we are again beside the Okavango, but this time the main river, on its journey from the Angolan highlands, through the pan handle to waters end, the delta.

Day nineteen: Caprivi, Namibia (200km) (BLD) (camping)
The Caprivi Strip is a long narrow stretch of territory running along the Botswana’s northern border. It is a landscape of broadleaf forest with many small communities dotted along our route. The locals in this area are the Kavango people and we make a cultural visit to a local community. The people here have taken the initiative to establish a traditional “kraal” which will be opened for us and we will give a guided tour. We have the chance to gain a significant insight into the local customs and culture, including demonstrations of traditional medicine and superstition. From here it is only a short drive to our camp for the night, also operated as a community project, located on the banks of the Kwando River in a beautiful setting. There is a craft market nearby where you can shop for truly Namibian souvenirs.

Day twenty: Caprivi Strip – Kasane, Botswana (300 km) (BLD) (camping)

We finish our long transit of the Caprivi region this morning when we arrive in Namibia’s easternmost town, Katima Mulilo. A short break here before crossing back across the border into Botswana. The road takes us directly into the world famous Chobe National Park. Chobe has the world’s largest population of African Elephants and the chances of seeing some big game are very good as we transit through the park to the small town of Kasane. We make camp in the grounds of a local lodge, right on the banks for the Chobe River. Time to relax in the afternoon before joining a river boat cruise, back into the park. From the boat we will have the chance to see a huge amount of wild game, both on the river banks and in the waters swirling around us.
Crocodiles and hippos abound in the forbidding Chobe River and on the land side there is often a kaleidoscope of different antelope and species such as elephant, buffalo and even the Big Cats come to the river banks for their sundowner drink. The Chobe River provides a very broad habitat for bird life and it is possible to see many beautiful species of our feathered friends.

Day twenty one: Kasane – Livingstone, Zambia (100 km) (BL) (camping)

Another border crossing today, we drive out of Kasane to Kazangula ferry depot and complete our Botswanan exit formalities. We cross the Chobe on the local ferry boat, enter Zambia and from here it is a short drive to the town of Livingstone. Named after the famous British missionary and explorer Dr. David Livingstone, the town is a bustling African centre. We make our camp on the banks of the Zambezi River and have time to explore the town and to visit the might Victoria Falls.
The views of the waterfall from the Zambian bank are fantastic, there are many small paths and lookout points to explore. This afternoon your guide will help you organise the many optional activities available in Livingstone. These include white water rafting, bungi jumping, other excursions on the river and scenic flights to mention but a few. Dinner tonight will be in a local restaurant at the client’s own expense.

NB: All extra activities are subject to availability and are done at the clients own risk and expense.
Day twenty two
Livingstone (B)
After breakfast the safari is finished. Your guide will be able to offer advice on other travel plans you have in this region. We pack up our campsite.
Only for clients transferring back to Windhoek tomorrow this is a free day for you to explore the area or to take part in optional activities. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price of the trip. Your guide will arrange a time to collect you for the return journey in the morning.

Day twenty three: Livingstone – Rundu, Namibia (700 km) (BLD) (camping)
An early start and a long drive. We are in transit only and will not be stopping to take in the sights along the way. We will traverse the Caprivi Strip and will spend the night near the small town of Rundu in northern Namibia. We camp in the grounds of a lodge on the banks for the Okavango River, looking into Angola on the far river bank. Dinner tonight will be in the restaurant at the lodge and is included in the price.

Day twenty four: Rundu – Windhoek (800 km) (BL)

Another early start and another long drive. We head south through Kavango Province, down through the towns of Grootfontien, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja before reaching our final destination, Windhoek. There will be stops at some of the local woodcarving stalls as well as the market at Okahandja before arriving in the city.
You will be dropped off at your accommodation.
Wild Dog & Crazy Kudu Safaris
22 day Namibia, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls
Assisted Camping Safari
Emergency phone number ++ 264 61 257 642
Guaranteed departures on Fridays

It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive personal travel insurance before you embark on your safari. Travel insurance is for your own protection and we consider it to be an essential part of modern international travel. Maximum group size is 16 people, with no minimum number. Transport for up to 8 people will be in a minibus and for 9 people and more in a Toyota bus / truck. The style of safari is limited participation, you will be asked to assist put up and take down your own tent, however there will be a camp assistant to complete all the other campsite chores. Your tour guide will do all the shopping, cooking and day-to-day organization of the safari. Unless otherwise specified, all safaris will be conducted in English.

Safaris include:                                                               Safaris exclude:
1. All transport                                                                  1. Sleeping bag (can be hired)
2. Three meals a day (unless differently specified)               2. Alcoholic beverages
3. Tap drinking water                                                        3. Soft drinks
4. Tea & coffee in camp                                                    4. Personal travel insurance
5. All camping equipment
6. Park entrance fees                                                         Useful items to bring with you:
7. Camping fees                                                                 1. Two litre water bottle
8. Professional guide                                                          2. Torch
9. Camp Assistant                                                             3. Towel
10. Pick up & drop off from accommodation in Windhoek 4. Sun hat

The tents are dome type, which are easy to assemble and your mattresses are approximately 5 cm thick with your own mattress cover, and everyone has a camp chair with a backrest. Clients are limited to one soft, barrel type bag per person with maximum weight of 15kg, one medium sized hand luggage bag, one medium sized camera bag and a sleeping bag. We suggest a sleeping bag range of “3 – 4 season”. Sleeping bags can be hired by prior arrangement for a cost of N$: 80.00 per 8 day trip and N$: 100:00 per 10 day trip. When packing your clothing please be aware that Namibian summer temperatures (December - March) can reach 45*C, and winter temperatures (June - September) can be as low as -5*C. The rainy season is between December and April.
All evening meals on camping safaris, (unless stipulated), are cooked on an open fire by your guide. Salads and fresh vegetables will be served where possible, but please note in some areas this is not necessarily every day. Fresh fruit will also be supplied when possible. Vegetarians can be catered for but please notify us prior to safari departure.
Namibia, Botswana and Zambia are all technically malarial areas and we recommend that you seek professional medical advice on malaria protection before travelling.
Tap water in Namibia, Botswana and Zambia has been purified or comes directly from boreholes and is safe to drink. We supply tap drinking water but bottled mineral water is easily available at shops and rest camps should you prefer to drink this.
The Namibian Dollar (N$) is tied permanently 1-1 to the South African Rand (SAR). SAR, notes and coins are legal tender in Namibia. In Botswana it will be necessary to carry some of the local “Pula” currency and in Zambia it is necessary to carry some of the local “Kwacha” currency.
Please make sure that passports and visas are valid for the duration of the safari as the Company cannot be held liable for any necessary visas or other travel documents not held by the clients. Please also note that if your passport requires a visa for Namibia and/or Botswana, it should be a multiple entry visa for the purpose of this trip. Airport transfers and pre-and-post safari accommodation can be arranged on request.

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