4 Day Etosha Adventure
This 4 day Budget Safari departs every Tuesday from Windhoek and returns you to Windhoek. You will be taken straight into the mighty Etosha National park where you will go in search of 4 out of the big 5 and other wildlife and birds found in the area. You will then travel down through the beautiful Damaraland’s, and along the Skeleton Coast before hitting Swakopmund, known for its adventure activities. Finally, you will make your way back to Windhoek where this tour will end.
A great way to experience Etosha National Park and Swakopmund rolled into one great adventure package.
Halali, Etosha National Park
Be ready at 07h30 as the group meets for a pre-departure talk before we depart. We stop briefly at Otjiwarongo to
gather some last minute supplies before continuing on to Etosha with a light lunch pack whilst “on the move”. 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. A visit to the floodlit waterhole is highly recommended
while dinner is prepared by your guide over an open fire.
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Etosha Village, outside Anderson Gate
We start our first game drive at sunrise to catch the predators while they are still active, visiting many waterholes.
Our second game drive mid morning takes us to the impressive Etosha Pan “great white place” where we can get out
of the vehicle and experience this 4500 sq km “saline desert” before continuing our game drive to look for the Big 4.
We arrive back at Halali where our guide will prepare a delicious lunch whilst we have a dip in the pool or relax by
the camp waterhole. After lunch we begin our final game drive across the park towards Okaukuejo calling into some
well-known waterholes and leave the park prior to sunset. We will stay just outside the park for this night.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel A La Mer, Swakopmund
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from the camp is at 07h30. The route today takes us into the
dramatic and beautiful scenery of Damaraland. We 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 to Namibia’s tallest mountain, Brandberg. Later we have the opportunity to interact with some of the locals who live in this harsh environment. On the drive down the Skeleton Coast we explore the remains of a small shipwreck.
We arrive in Swakopmund by late afternoon. Depending on the season, we will have the chance to explore this quaint
seaside town on foot and perhaps enjoy coffee and cake in one of the many cafes. Tonight dinner is at your own expense.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Windhoek – End of Safari
Leisurely breakfast and the option to join one of the many optional activities available here such as: quad biking,
sand boarding, scenic flight over the shipwrecks just to name a few. For those interested in birds our driver will be
happy to take us to Walvis Bay to see the flamingos in the Walvis Bay lagoon which is a protected RAMSAR Site for
birds and a visit to Dune 7, the highest dune in the area, to experience the “sand sea” along the coastal strip. We
will return to Windhoek in the afternoon with a light lunch served en-route. We make a brief stop at the Okahandja
Wood Carving Markets where we can haggle for locally produced goods from the carvers themselves before being
dropped at A backpackers or the accommodation of your choice within Windhoek city limits.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
This tour includes:
- Transport in a custom built safari vehicle with pop up roof & USB charging capabilities & air-conditioning
- Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
- Three nights’ accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms as above
- Meals as above
- National park entry fees (2 days Etosha)
- Game drives in Tour Bus/ Truck in Etosha National Park
- Visit to Walvis Bay Lagoon & Dune 7
- Pick up and drop off within Windhoek city limits