23 days Camping Namibia, Caprivi Strip & Victoria Falls

OVERVIEW

23 days Camping Namibia, Caprivi Strip & Victoria Falls

Some say the best way to discover Namibia is camping. Being alone with nature, sleeping outside in the fresh air, night skies filled with stars, the sounds of wildlife nearby, a true nature lovers experience. We have selected all the very best campsites, for an iconic ultimate explorer’s dream.

Price from 3420 euro per person - ZAR 57.000 per person

HIGHLIGHTS

Trip highlights

INCLUSIONS

What’s included

INCLUSIONS

Carbon footprint

910 kg CO2 e

Day 1 & 2

When you arrive, someone will be awaiting you at the airport. This will be the perfect time if you have any questions and together you can go through your tailormade personal route description and welcome pack.  We have sourced the first night’s stay close by the airport, yet it will feel far away, surrounded by the African bush savannah. It will offer an authentic African experience, including walking trails in the bush savannah and provide a good night rest to start exploring the next day.

This campsite is situated on Namibia’s biggest dam, Hardap Dam, which is on the Fish River. A true fishermen’s dream. Interesting game is to be found in the Hardap Game Reserve, like Black Rhino, Giraffe, Gemsbok, Springbok and Kudu. You can also see a huge breeding colony of great white pelicans!

Day 3 & 4

One of the few Fish River Canyon camping destinations, this beautiful campsite only 14 km away from the Fish River Canyon, offers shady camp spots on the bank of a dry riverbed, against a backdrop of rocky hills. Away from the road, the campsite gives you the impression of being alone in nature with the eagles, thorn trees and surrounded by the ancient land. Marvel in the beautiful starry night skies when sitting next to the campfire, nothing but absolute silence. 

The Fish River begins its journey in the Naukluft Mountains, joining the Gariep River (also known as the Orange River) in the south. Sometimes, the Fish River is calm and quiet, and at other times it rushes through the canyon walls in a rush of water. In this way it makes its rendezvous with the Gariep and carves out the canyon’s chasms, as it has done for over a hundred million years. It is an incredible experience to hike through the canyon, the second biggest in the world and sleep outside under the stars or in specially chosen camps. Away from civilisation, the canyon’s mesmerising beauty and vast scale are certain to make an impression that will stay with you a lifetime.

Day 5

There is something extraordinarily special about the landscape around Aus. It’s where streaks of Namib sand merge with the bleached grasses of the Pro-Namib, but even more special, this is where the wild horses of Namibia roam the desert. The ‘Wild Horses of the Namib’ remind us of absolute freedom. The campsite is part of a family-owned lodge.  There is the abandoned diamond mining town of Kolmanskop to visit where disintegrating houses are a photographer’s playground and a desert town to discover and fascinating promontories to explore. The campsite is nestled in an amphitheatre of rock.  t is a hideaway that evokes the feeling of wilderness although only a 2 kilometre-drive from the lodge. The sites are positioned under giant camelthorn trees, some adorned with sociable weaver nests. Aus is renowned for this vista. You will remember these sunsets. A prime spot in the area, Desert Horse Campsite provides an ideal base to explore the south-western corner of Namibia.

Day 6 & 7

Sesriem Canyon is located approximately 4.5km from the entrance gate of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, where one finds the amazing Sossusvlei. The Tsauchab River has shaped the Canyon over millions of years and it is one of the few places in the area that holds water all year round. The early Afrikaans explorers in the region named the canyon after the fact that they had to use six (“ses”) leather straps (“riem”) tied together, to create a rope long enough to lower buckets into the canyon below, in order to fetch water. 

With the red dunes, Sossusvlei is probably what Namibia is best known for. Located in the largest conservation area in Africa, the Namib-Naukluft National Park, it truly is a sight to be seen. The dunes in this area are some of the highest dunes in the world. The distinct red sand, against the bright blue horizon, makes it any photographer’s dream.

Day 8, 9, 10 & 11

Sandwiched between the ocean and the Namib Desert, Swakopmund, a coastal town in central Namibia, is one of the most popular places in the country for travellers to visit. And not without reason! It lays on the footsteps of the desert and is the best place from where to explore the fascinating Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world.


Namibia is where one can find the mystic and breath-taking Damaraland, a mountain range with deep red rocks and bright blue skies. At Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, you can find thousands of ancient rock paintings. In Khorixas you can find the ‘Petrified Forest’ a place where tree trunks have changed into rocks.

Day 12, 13 & 14

Etosha National Park is one of southern Africa’s most popular national parks. Etosha is beautiful, with a very dry climate. Big game will congregate around the waterholes, making this park a very rewarding one in terms of big game viewing. Game to be seen are lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, springbok, two kinds of zebra, eland and many more.

Day 15 & 18

Fiume Bush Camp is situated on a sand dune, which is surrounded by Kalahari Desert vegetation and savannah grasslands. Experience the freedom of the African bush and at the same time rejuvenate, relax and enjoy the riches of nature and the San Culture.

The other campsite is on the banks of the river forming the border between Namibia and Angola. River birds fly up between the reeds and people row their dugout canoes on the river. Situated 16km from Rundu in the Kavango region, this campsite gem on the Caprivi Strip, provides that necessary break from the road between Etosha and Chobe and the Victoria Falls.

Day 19 & 20

Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diverse and high concentration of wildlife, more so than anywhere else in the country. In Chobe National Park you will find Africa’s largest concentration of elephant. There are floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. Chobe Riverfront is most famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo. Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier venues for bird safaris. A truly magical place, where one will be left without words to describe the smells and sounds of the bush, the sunsets and starry night skies.

Day 21,22 & 23

The Victoria Falls, or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ is a waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is one of the world’s largest waterfalls. It truly is a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur. You will feel the waterdrops descend on your face and the drum of the sheer force of the water, rumble in your tummy, while the water falls off the sheer cliff. An absolute must see and highlight in any southern Africa itinerary.

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