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.
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 midmorning 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. Accommodation tonight is just outside the park in 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. We arrive in Swakopmund midafternoon which gives you time to explore this quaint seaside town on foot. Your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal (own expense). Overnight accommodation is in twin share rooms with en-suite bathroom.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Swakopmund – Windhoek
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 you 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. You 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 you can haggle for locally produced goods from the carvers themselves. You will be dropped at your overnight accommodation.
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
- 3 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 as well as visit to Walvis Bay Lagoon & Dune 7
- Pick up and drop off within Windhoek city limits