3 Day Etosha Getaway
This short budget safari departs every Tuesday from Windhoek. You will head straight up to Etosha National Park for some premium game drives through this unique and beautiful park. From here you will head down through the Damaraland’s with its dramatic scenery, along the skeleton coast, toward Swakopmund where this tour will end.
This is the perfect little getaway to experience all that Etosha National Park has to offer.
Windhoek – Etosha National Park
You will be collected from your guesthouse/hotels as 07:15 and brought to Chameleon Backpackers Lodge for the pre-departure talk and to meet the rest of the group. After the departure from Windhoek, we stop briefly at Otjiwarongo and enjoy a light lunch pack before entering Etosha National Park through the Anderson Gate. We enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant, rhino and many different species of antelope. We arrive at our lodge just before sunset and settle into our rooms, with en-suite bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. We highly recommend spending time at the floodlit waterhole while dinner is prepared by your guide over an open fire and an early night is recommended.
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Etosha National Park
We start our first game drive at sunrise to catch the predators while they are still active, visiting many waterholes and return to Halali for breakfast. Our second game drive mid-morning takes us to the impressive Etosha Pan “great white place” where you can get out of the vehicle and experience this 4500 sq km “saline desert” before continuing your game drive to look for the Big 4. We arrive back at Halali where your guide will prepare you a delicious lunch whilst you have a dip in the pool or relax by the camp waterhole. After lunch you will have a chance to relax before our final game drive across the park towards Okaukuejo calling into some well-known waterholes and leave the park prior to sunset. Our lodge tonight is located just outside the park gate and accommodation tonight is twin share permanent tents with en-suite bathroom facilities. Dinner is prepared by your guide and another early night is recommended.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Etosha National Park – Swakopmund
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from your lodge is at 07h30. Your route today takes you into the dramatic and beautiful scenery of Damaraland. You have the chance to meet the wonderful Herero ladies who sell their handmade arts and crafts to support their rural families. A light roadside lunch is served en-route in the shadow of Namibia’s tallest mountain, the Brandberg, and you can interact with some of the colourful local characters who live in this harsh environment. On the drive down the Skeleton Coast we explore the remains of a small shipwreck before arriving in Swakopmund mid-afternoon. You will be dropped at your accommodation of choice by your guide.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
This tour includes:
- Transport in a custom built safari vehicle with pop up roof (no air-conditioning)
- Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
- 2 nights’ accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms as above
- Meals as above
- National park entry fees (2 days Etosha)
- Game drives as above
- Pick up within Windhoek city limits and drop off within Swakopmund city limits