3 day Etosha Camping safari

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. 

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

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

 

Tour Summary

  • Duration:

    3 Days / 2 Nights

  • Departs from:

    Windhoek every Saturday morning

  • Ends in:

    Windhoek on a Monday evening

  • Group Size:

    Minimum 1 guest Maximum 14 guests

  • Destinations:

    Etosha South - Onguma Game Reserve

  • 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 map

Overview

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

Include/Exclude

  • 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 - Saturday

branchy sunset
white stoned trail
  • Route:

    Windhoek to Taleni Etosha Village (outer border of Etosha National Park)

  • Distance:

    440 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, an area of historical importance to the Herero People. Heading north west we pass through Outjo, our intention is to arrive at our campsite mid-afternoon, after setting up camp we head into the National Park for some late afternoon game viewing.

  • Activities:

    Time permitting, late afternoon game drive.

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. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains games

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 travellers. 

These 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 2 Itinerary: Etosha - Sunday

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Giraffe eating tree
  • Route:

    Through Etosha Okaukuejo to Namutoni Area

  • Distance:

    250 km

  • Journey:

    Up before dawn, we need to be at the Andersson 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.

  • Activities:

    Full day game drive through Etosha National Park

Info:

Located in North–western Namibia, Etosha East is a protected sanctuary in the eastern part of the world-renowned Etosha National Park, known as one of the most accessible game reserves in Southern Africa. Etosha East boasts vast open plains scattered with semi-arid savannah grasslands dotted with watering holes and secluded bush camps. An impressive 5000-square-kilometer Etosha salt pan makes up a large area of the eastern side of the park and can even be seen from space. This remote area teems with abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants, black rhinos, and giraffes, as well as a variety of birdlife featuring flamingos, ostriches, eagles, hornbills, and owls. 

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. 

Onguma Tamboti Campsite, Onguma Game Reserve

Day 3 Itinerary: Etosha – Windhoek - Monday

elephant bull
fox family
  • Route:

    Onguma Game Reserve to Windhoek

  • Distance:

    545 km

  • Arrival in Windhoek:

    Between 15h00 – 17h00

  • Journey:

    Today we start our return journey to Windhoek with a stop in Tsumeb, the town is notable for being the site of a deep mine and is renowned amongst mineral collectors. A straight drive back to Otjiwarongo and Okahandja, where we will stop at one of the craft markets, this is an important centre for woodcarvers from the north who sell their carvings on a co-operative basis. Arrival back in Windhoek will be late afternoon, please do not book any outbound flights for this afternoon.