- Best of Namibia NCR
Camping - Cape Town to Rundu
2008 R 5,850 Single Supp.R 720
(Cape Town to Windhoek)
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NCR – 13-Day – Best of Namibia
This camping tour travels through South Africa’s Northern Cape Province and southern Namibia to Sossusvlei and the Namib-Nakluft National Park. After an adrenaline filled stop in Swakopmund you will experience the humble lifestyle of the traditional Himba people and enjoy game viewing in Etosha NP before you end your tour in Rundu.
Day 1 South Africa – Cederberg Mountain Region
We depart Cape Town heading north
for the Cederberg Mountain region. Cederberg is well known as one of the main
Rooibos Tea growing areas in South Africa and is also home to beautiful wildflowers
in October. On this first afternoon we spend some time learning about tour-life,
the vehicle and equipment.
Day 2 Namaqualand – Gariep River
We travel north through Namaqualand
and head for the Gariep River. The Western Cape is soon left behind and we
spend most of the afternoon traveling through the Northern Cape Province of
South Africa. The night is spent on the banks of the Gariep River around the
campfire, getting to know one another. The Gariep River forms the border of
South Africa and Namibia and is used widely for agricultural irrigation in this
Day 3 Namibia - Gariep River Fish River Canyon
Choose between a relaxing morning on the riverbank or the half-day canoe adventure. After lunch we travel north to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest in the world. The Fish River is the longest river in Namibia at 650 km in length, the Fish River Canyon is situated along the lower reaches of this seasonal river. The Fish River Canyon is 161 km in length and runs from Seeheim to Ai-Ais.
Optional Activities: Orange River
Half Day Canoe Adventure.
Day 4 Namib-Naukluft National Park
From the canyon we continue on into the remote Namibian hinterland. We arrive at camp in the afternoon and have time to go for a walk in to the smaller Sesriem Canyon. This is an excellent night to sleep out under the stars, beside the fire.
Day 5 Sossusvlei Dunes Namib-Naukluft National Park
Taking advantage of the cooler temperatures we depart at dawn and drive into the Namib-Naukluft National Park where we will hike up Dune 45 to gain a different perspective of the desert. After this you have the option to take a guided hike with fellow group members into Sossusvlei.
Optional Activities: Guided walk
with Local Expert.
Day 6/7 Swakopmund
Hostel B,L,D (Dinner on day 7 only)
A dramatic drive through the arid
Namib-Naukluft, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn sees us arrive at Walvis Bay.
We make a stop to view the flamingo’s before we head towards the seaside resort
town of Swakopmund.
Day 7 is left free for each individual to pursue their own interests including many adventure activities.
Optional Activities: Quadbiking,
Sandboarding, Sky Diving, Scenic Flights, Fishing etc.
Day 8 Spitzkoppe
We leave all the trappings of modern life behind us and drive inland to the mysterious Spitzkoppe, a sacred site of the San people. We have the chance to climb the boulders and rock formations and will camp in the wild for the night.
Optional Activities: Guided hike with locals to view San rock art.
Day 9 Himba Tribes
After some early morning exploration
we head inland again and drive north towards Kamanjab. Tomorrow we will meet
the Himba. Encountering a totally different way of life is a moving experience
for many people.
Day 10/11 Etosha National Park
An early rise sees us on our way
to meet the local Himba people. After spending some time with them we head off
to Etosha National Park and some of the most unique game viewing experiences
in Africa. We spend our days visiting the abundant water holes for some excellent
Day 12/13 Rundu
After an early morning game drive we set off towards Rundu on the Kavango River. In the evening we can enjoy a sunset cruise. The next day we visit the local Ovambo villages. There are a number of different optional activities to take part in; alternatively a relaxing day by the river is always popular.
Optional Activities: Kavango River
Cruise, Traditional Dancing, Horse Riding.
NB: Please contact our office if you require onward transport to Victoria Falls, Windhoek, Johannesburg or Cape Town.
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