3 day Etosha Camping safari
(ends Swakopmund)

Introduction

Two nights spent camping in the vicinity of the famous Etosha National Park – an area rich in fauna and flora and quite unlike other National Parks on the continent. Our full day in the area is spent game driving through the National Park.

Departure dates

Nov
Dec
Jan 21
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
16
14
11
08
08
05
03
14
12
09
06
04
30
18
25
22
22
12
17
28
26
23
20
18
28
19
31

Can this tour be combined with others:  Yes, it can!  

Join our 3 day Sossusvlei program which leaves Swakopmund on a Friday morning, this would be our 6 day Taste of Namibia safari. 

Spend the night in Swakopmund return to Windhoek on Thursday for overnight and depart on the 9 day Delta Falls – departs on selected Friday

2022 departures – commence Nov 21 – Oct 2022

Departure dates

Nov

Dec

Jan 22

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

01

13

10

07

07

04

02

13

11

08

05

03

15

20

24

21

21

11

16

27

25

22

19

17

29

27

 

 

 

18

30

 

 

 

 

31

 

Tour Summary

  • Duration:

    3 Days / 2 Nights

  • Departs from:

    Windhoek on selected Monday mornings.

  • Ends in:

    Swakopmund on a Wednesday evening.

  • Group Size:

    Minimum 1 guest Maximum 14 guests

  • Destinations:

    Onguma Game Reserve - Etosha South

  • Vehicles used:

    1-2 guests – SUV (or similar)
    3-4 guests – Quantum or Land Cruiser (or similar)
    5 + guests – Expedition Truck (modified safari vehicle)

Map

3 day Etosha Camping safari

Overview

Accommodation
Destination
Basis
Room Type
Duration
Onguma Tamboti Campsite
Onguma Game Reserve
Lunch & Dinner
1x Campsite
1 Night
Etosha Village Campsite
Etosha South
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Group Campsite
1 Night

Price

Pricing is per person sharing – as tours tend to run full, we have limited packing space on the vehicles, tents are bulky items and as such we do require people of the same gender to share.  

Single tents may be supplied for those with valid health reasons, no single supplement payable. 

  • Professional guide 
  • Camp assistant 
  • All transport whilst on tour 
  • Meals as specified 
  • Camping equipment (does not include sleeping bag / pillow / stretcher) 
  • National Park entrance fees 
  • Campsite fees 
  • Sleeping bag – can be rented for a daily fee of NAD45.00 
  • Stretcher – can be rented for a daily fee of NAD45.00 
  • Pillow 
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks & bottled water 
  • Personal travel insurance – compulsory 

Itinerary

Day 1 Itinerary: Windhoek – Etosha - Monday

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big ans small herbivores
  • Route:

    Windhoek to Onguma Game Reserve (outer border of Etosha National Park)

  • Distance:

    545 km

  • Collection time:

    08h00 – 08h30 from any accommodation within the City of Windhoek

  • Journey:

    Leaving Windhoek we travel via the town of Okahandja, founded around 1800 by two local groups, the Herero and the Nama it is known as the Garden town of Namibia. The road north to Otjiwarongo passes through commercial farming area – and on a clear day the Waterberg may be seen off in the distance, our next stop being the mining town of Tsumeb. We aim to arrive at the private reserve mid-afternoon so as to set up camp and head off for some game viewing.

  • Activities:

    Time permitting late afternoon drive

Info:

Situated east of Etosha, is Fisher’s Pan. The seasonal rains attract thousands of migrating birds to the Fisher’s Pan wetland area. The Etosha National Park is home to a rich array of wildlife, including four of the Big 5. Visitors can enjoy game drives into Etosha National Park to view abundant game in the largest national park in Namibia. 

Onguma Game Reserve is one of Namibia’s best-kept secrets. Onguma Game Reserve features over 34000 hectares of protected land scattered with a variety of wildlife including plains game, black rhino, kudu, giraffe, zebra, lion, cheetah, leopard and more than 300 bird species.

The 15 sites are all nestled in the trees of the Onguma Reserve, and each camper is ensured privacy and space to enjoy the bush. Each campsite has a private ablution facility with a spacious shower room, separate toilet, and covered washing-up areas with lots of space to unpack and organize. Each unit also has ample plugs to ensure cooler boxes keep cool and cameras get charged. 

Overnight: Onguma Tamboti Campsite 

Day 2 Itinerary: Etosha - Tuesday

branchy sunset
lioness on the prowl
  • Route:

    Through Etosha Onguma to Okaukuejo region (Taleni Etosha)

  • Distance:

    250 km

  • Journey:

    Up before dawn, we need to be at the Von Lindequist Gate for sunrise which is when the entrance gates open, one of the best times for game viewing is the cooler morning hours and late afternoon. We make use of today on an extensive game drive in search of black and white rhino, elephants, lion, cheetah and the numerous species of plains game. The drive will give you an overview of the National Park including its birdlife, flora and geology. A stop will be made at Halali, the most central of the resorts. Exit the National Park, it’s a short journey to our overnight camping.

  • Activities:

    Full day game drive through Etosha National Park

Info:

Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in north–western Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate.

The Etosha Village Camp Site is nestled in the spectacular green and gold Mopani forests surrounding Etosha National Park and caters to both Groups as well as Individual travelers. Popular activities include: game drives, tracking rhinos on foot, guided nature walks, or watch the sunset over this magnificent landscape.

The camping sites are equipped with Power Outlets, Running Water, Lights, a Barbeque area, and separate Ladies and Gents Bathroom facilities each featuring toilets, washbasins, and showers. 

Overnight: Etosha Village Campsite, Etosha South  

Day 3 Itinerary: Etosha – Windhoek - Wednesday

jeti on water
beautiful birdy
  • Route:

    Taleni Etosha to Swakopmund

  • Distance:

    512 km

  • Arrival in Swakopmund:

    Between 15h00 – 17h00

  • Journey:

    Today we return to the town of Otjiwarongo and head to the coastal region, we’ll make a short stop in Omaruru as this eclectic town is home to one of Namibia’s few wineries. Late afternoon arrival in Swakopmund where the tour ends. Accommodation in Swakopmund is not included.

Info:

Geographically Swakopmund is situated amidst dunes and desert close to the mouth of the Swakop River. During the colonial period Swakopmund was an important harbour, although the conditions were not really favourable: the coastal waters were far too shallow, a sheltered lagoon was missing and the surf was much too strong. Swakopmund is known as activity centre of Namibia, nowhere else in the country travelers will find such a variety of possible activities.