Chameleon Safaris: budget camping tours

SOSSUSVLEI EXPRESS - 3 DAYS

For those clients with limited time available, this short safari is the perfect solution, departing around lunchtime on Friday from Windhoek and returning early afternoon on Sunday. Our base is close to the Sesriem gate with accommodation in permanent adabo style tents and en suite facilities and stunning views across the mountains and desert. An excellent way to experience the amazing sand dune sea of the Namib and Sossusvlei region in this 3 days trip.

DAY 1 DESERT CAMP, NEAR SESRIEM
Departure is from Chameleon Guesthouse and Backpackers at around 12h00 (later in Summer). Driving via Rehoboth and Naukluft we arrive at our camp mid afternoon and have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk up to the nearby …… for sunset. Overnight in twin share bedded permanent tents with en-suite facilities and deck with bench to enjoy the stunning surrounding landscape. The camp also has a swimming pool and bar to relax around. Dinner prepared by your guide with assistance from group. (D)

DAY 2 DESERT CAMP, NEAR SESRIEM
Dawn departure from camp to arrive at the park gate for sunrise, this is only about 3kms away. After paying for our park entry we drive to Sossusvlei to appreciate the beauty of this place in early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region. We explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees scattered around, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever-changing colours. Before we leave this area we will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if we wish or just wander around the base. We return to Sesriem and visit Sesriem Canyon on foot before arriving back at our tented camp late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert. Overnight in twin share bedded permanent tents as above. Dinner prepared by your guide with assistance from group. (BLD)

DAY 3 WINDHOEK
After a leisurely breakfast we return to Windhoek via Bullsport and Rehoboth. We arrive prior to lunchtime where you will be dropped at your accommodation. (B)

Please note – the itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change – for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated above

RATES AND DEPARTURES: ON REQUEST


NAMIBIA HIGHLIGHTS - 10 DAYS

Combine the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei with the oldest desert in the world and continue your journey through this remarkable country into the north enjoying highlights such as the wildlife kingdom of Etosha National Park safari. You have the opportunity to meet and learn about the fascinating culture of the semi nomadic Himba people in the far north as an OPTIONAL activity.

Day 1 SESRIEM
We depart from Chameleon Guesthouse and Backpackers at 08h30. Driving through the rugged Khomas Hochland mountain range we descend to the desert floor via the Gamsberg Pass, an imposing flat topped m
ountain and one of the highest points in Namibia, which provides a dramatic back drop for our roadside lunch. After a short stop at Solitaire, we arrive at camp mid afternoon and enjoy a late afternoon walk across the desert to Elim’s Dune on the edge of the famous sand dune sea with views across to the nearby mountains. We return to camp just after sunset to enjoy our dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant. Overnight camping (LD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 2 SESRIEM
A pre-dawn departure from our campsite to drive to Sossusvlei, a 65kms drive in the darkness witnessing first light and shadows on the sand dunes before arriving at the heart of the famous sand dune sea of Namibia. We watch the sunrise from this spectacular and unique area (dependent on opening time of inner park gate). We head up a dune close to Sossusvlei then walk to Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees scattered around, contrasting with a backdrop of huge orange-red dunes that make for superb photographic opportunities. We enjoy a mid morning brunch after exploring this dramatic and desolate landscape before returning to camp for a swim and this afternoon explore nearby Sesriem Canyon on foot. Enjoy another spectacular sunset surrounded by this colourful desert and sleep under the bright stars of the southern hemisphere. Overnight camping and dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 3 DUNEDIN STAR GUESTHOUSE, SWAKOPMUND
Early morning departure from camp stopping at the one horse town of Solitaire before continuing through the desert with its endless views across the pastel-coloured gravel plains to the port town of Walvis Bay. We visit the lagoon, which is a protected RAMSAR wetland site, where we may see the many species of birds including Greater and Lesser Flamingos, pelicans, avocets, plovers and the endemic Damara tern before a short stop at the salt farm. We continue onto the quaint town of Swakopmund, full of historic buildings and where your guide will assist those wishing to book optional adventure activities such as sand boarding, quad biking, scenic flights, parachuting, dolphin cruises to name but a few, which you have time for this afternoon and tomorrow morning. Overnight in comfortable twin/double rooms with en-suite bathroom close to the town centre. Laundry facilities are available here. This evening’s meal is a group dinner in a restaurant at client’s own expense (BL)

Day 4 SPITZKOPPE
This morning you have free time to visit the museum and aquarium, explore the town, or partake in optional activities such as sand boarding and quad biking. We depart after lunch, driving along a section of the Skeleton Coast before turning inland for Spitzkoppe, a huge inselberg towering above the dry desert plains and arriving late afternoon to set up camp. We have the opportunity to explore the area and enjoy the wonderful rock formations that have been created by erosion over thousands of years. Dinner prepared by the guide and camp assistant. Evening spent under a million stars. Overnight based at community run bush camp with no toilet/shower facilities (BLD)

Day 5 HOBATERE CAMPSITE
This morning we enjoy a walk to Bushman’s Paradise, viewing the ancient bushman paintings and vistas of the vast surrounding desert or you may simply wander around the desert floor. From here our drive takes us through some beautiful and dramatic landscapes arriving at camp late afternoon. Hobatere borders western Etosha and the camp is set amongst boulders and trees offering seclusion, however, game, including lion may wander around freely and there are no fences to separate the camp from concession land. Overnight wild camping, dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 6 HOBATERE CAMPSITE
Today you can relax at the camp, enjoy a walk in the surrounding land or watch the game from the nearby hide come to drink at the waterhole, alternatively join an OPTIONAL day trip through to Opuwo and visit the local himba tribes. These remarkable and proud people live in the Kunene region. Formally cattle/goat herders some still live a traditional life style in this harsh environment. You will be accompanied by a local guide who will translate all your questions giving you a chance to find how they survive in today’s modern world learn about their fascinating culture. We return to camp late afternoon and you can sit at the waterhole watching the game come to quench their thirst. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 7 OKAUKEUJO, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
We depart for Etosha entering through the western gate and game driving through to Okaukuejo. This massive park is a haven for wildlife and supports one of the most important ecological and wildlife systems on the continent. After setting up our tents we take a late afternoon game drive visiting the surrounding waterholes looking for species such as elephant, lion, rhino, kudu, giraffe as well as the large herds of springbok, zebra and wildebeest that survive in this region. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant. Evening viewing at flood lit waterhole, famous for its visits by black rhinos (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 8 ONGUMA CAMP
Sunrise departure from camp for full morning game drive transiting across the park visiting various waterholes along the way and look out for the many species of animals. We spend the hottest part of the day at Halali camp where we have lunch and enjoy a swim or an afternoon snooze. Late afternoon game drive to Namutoni via the famous Etosha Pan, a vast depression which can even be seen from space and the white shimmering haze disappearing into the horizon. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant. Evening viewing at flood lit waterhole (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 9 WATERBERG BUSH CAMP
After a leisurely breakfast we have a short stop at Lake Otjikoto before collecting fresh supplies at Tsumeb and continuing on to Hoba Meteorite, the largest single meteorite in the world for lunch. We arrive late afternoon at Waterberg Bush camp at the eastern end of the Plateau. Witness the fabulous colours of the lichen growing on the rock face of the plateau at sunset from the top of the plateau directly above our camp and enjoy the views across the Kalahari. There are plenty of animals wandering freely in this area such as eland, ostrich, springbok, kudu and impala. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant (BLD)

Day 10 WINDHOEK
Your guide will lead you on a short hike through the ravine at the base of the plateau. After brunch we return to Windhoek via the Okahandja Craft Markets for those last minute gifts. We arrive at Chameleon Guesthouse where you can enjoy an after safari drink and share your memories of your safari (BL)

Please note – the itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change – for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated above. IMPORTANT - Whilst visiting villages and local communities we cannot guarantee activities on offer, it often depends on how they feel on the day, however, it will give you the opportunity to meet and experience life in Namibia in today’s society. Approx total distance 2450kms


RATES AND DEPARTURES: ON REQUEST
OPTIONS FOR UPGRADING ACCOMMODATION IN SESRIEM, HOBATERE, OKAUKUEJO AND ONGUMA BUT DEPENDS ON AVAILABILITY.


NORTHERN NAMIBIA 4x4 ADVENTURE - 8 DAYS

This stunning adventure takes you into the north of Namibia visiting the quaint seaside town of Swakopmund, the impressive and magical inselberg Spitzkoppe, with its collection of rock paintings and strange rock formations. Heading deeper into the country you can enjoy an optional excursion to meet the proud Himba people in the far north. From here to Etosha National Park -recognized as one of the best game reserves in Africa and excellent game viewing with your final night at the base of Waterberg Plateau completes this safari

Day 1 DUNEDIN STAR GUESTHOUSE, SWAKOPMUND
We depart from Chameleon Guesthouse and Backpackers at 8.30am for Swakopmund. After collecting fresh supplies for lunch we drive to the port town of Walvis Bay where we visit the lagoon, which is a protected RAMSAR wetland site. We may see the many species of bird including Greater and Lesser Flamingos, pelicans, avocets, plovers and the endemic Damara tern before a short visit to the nearby salt farm. We return to Swakopmund where your guide will assist those wishing to book optional adventure activities such as sand boarding, quad biking, scenic flights, parachuting, dolphin cruises to name but a few, which you have time for this afternoon and tomorrow morning. Overnight in comfortable twin/double rooms with en-suite bathroom close to the town centre. Laundry facilities are available here. This evening’s meal is a group dinner in a restaurant at client’s own expense (L)

Day 2 SPITZKOPPE
This morning you have free time to visit the museum and aquarium, explore the town, or partake in optional activities such as sand boarding and quad biking. We depart after lunch, driving along a section of the Skeleton Coast before turning inland for Spitzkoppe, a huge inselberg towering above the dry desert plains and arriving late afternoon to set up camp. We have the opportunity to explore the area and enjoy the wonderful rock formations that have been created by erosion over thousands of years. Dinner prepared by the guide and camp assistant. Evening spent under a million stars. Overnight based at community run bush camp with no toilet/shower facilities. (BLD)

Day 3 HOBATERE CAMP
This morning we enjoy a walk to Bushmans Paradise, viewing the ancient bushman paintings and vistas of the vast surrounding desert or you may simply wander around the desert floor. From here our drive takes us through some beautiful and dramatic landscapes arriving at camp late afternoon. Hobatere borders western Etosha and the camp is set amongst boulders and trees offering seclusion, however, game, including lion may wander around freely and there are no fences to separate the camp from concession land. Overnight wild camping, dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 4 HOBATERE CAMP
Today you can relax at the camp, enjoy a walk in the surrounding land or watch the game from the hide come to drink at the waterhole, alternatively join an OPTIONAL day trip through to Opuwo and visit the local Himba tribes. These remarkable and proud people live in the Kunene region. Formally cattle/goat herders some still live a traditional life style in this harsh environment. You will be accompanied by a local guide who will translate all your questions giving you a chance to find how they survive in today’s modern world learn about their fascinating culture. We return to camp late afternoon and you can sit at the waterhole watching the game come to quench their thirst. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 5 OKAUKUEJO, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
We depart for Etosha entering through the western gate and game driving through to Okaukuejo. This massive park is a haven for wildlife and supports one of the most important ecological and wildlife systems on the continent. After setting up our tents we take a late afternoon game drive visiting the surrounding waterholes looking for species such as elephant, lion, rhino, kudu, giraffe as well as the large herds of springbok, zebra and wildebeest that survive in this region. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant. Evening viewing at flood lit waterhole, famous for its visits by black rhinos. (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 6 ONGUMA CAMP
Sunrise departure from camp for full morning game drive transiting across the park visiting various waterholes along the way and look out for the many species of animals. We spend the hottest part of the day at Halali camp where we have lunch and enjoy a swim or an afternoon snooze. Late afternoon game drive to Namutoni via the famous Etosha Pan, a vast depression which can even be seen from space and the white shimmering haze disappearing into the horizon. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant. Spend the evening around campfire. (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 7 WATERBERG BUSH CAMP
We’ll enjoy an early morning game drive before departing Etosha on the eastern side. We have a short stop at Lake Otjikoto before collecting fresh supplies at Tsumeb and continuing on to Hoba Meteorite, the largest meteorite in the world for lunch. We arrive late afternoon at Waterberg Bush camp at the eastern end of the Plateau. Witness the fabulous colours of the lichen growing on the rock face of the plateau at sunset from the top of the plateau directly above our camp and enjoy the views across the Kalahari. There are plenty of animals wandering freely in this area such as eland, ostrich, springbok, kudu and impala. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant. (BLD)

Day 8 WINDHOEK
Your guide will lead you on a short hike through the ravine at the base of the plateau. After brunch we return to Windhoek via the Okahandja Craft Markets for those last minute gifts. We arrive at Chameleon Guesthouse where you can enjoy an after safari drink and share your memories of your safari. (BL)

Please note – the itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change – for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated above. IMPORTANT - Whilst visiting villages and local communities we cannot guarantee activities on offer, it often depends on how they feel on the day, however, it will give you the opportunity to meet and experience life in Namibia in today’s society

Approx total distance 2000kms

RATES AND DEPARTURES: ON REQUEST
OPTION FOR UPGRADING ACCOMMODATION IN HOBATERE, OKAUKUEJO AND ONGUMA BUT DEPENDS ON AVAILABILITY.


NAMIBIA KALEIDOSCOPE – 11 DAYS ACCOMMODATED SAFARI

Explore the stark yet stunningly beautiful desert and dunes of Sossusvlei, the seaside and activity town of Swakopmund, the dramatic landscapes of Damaraland and the nomadic himba people in the north as well as one of the most famous and prolific game parks of Southern Africa – Etosha National Park. This safari also includes a visit to the Cheetah Conservation Fund so a real must for animal lovers while enjoying the luxury of accommodation throughout the tour.

Day 1 DESERT CAMP, NR SESRIEM
You will be collected from you accommodation and depart from Windhoek at around 08h30am. Driving through the rugged Khomas Hochland mountain range we descend to the desert floor via the Gamsberg Pass, an imposing flat topped mountain and one of the highest points in Namibia, which provides a dramatic back drop for our roadside lunch. After a short stop at Solitaire, we arrive at camp mid afternoon and you can relax on the verandah outside your permanent tent or by the swimming pool before we visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few places in the region with a permanent water source. We return to camp just after sunset to enjoy dinner prepared by your guide. Overnight twin bed adabo style tent chalet with en suite facilities and views across the desert (LD) Approx distance 320kms

Day 2 DESERT CAMP, NR SESRIEM
Dawn departure from our camp and drive to the Sesriem gate then onto Sossusvlei, a 65kms drive witnessing first light and shadows on the sand dunes before arriving at the heart of the famous sand dune sea of Namibia. We watch the colours change on the sand dunes from this spectacular and unique area (dependent on opening time of inner park gate). We can climb a dune close to Sossusvlei then walk to Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees scattered around, contrasting with a backdrop of huge orange-red dunes that make for superb photographic opportunities. We enjoy a mid morning brunch after exploring this dramatic and desolate landscape before returning to camp for a swim and this afternoon we take a late afternoon walk across the desert to Elim’s Dune on the edge of the famous sand dune sea with views across to the nearby mountains. Enjoy another spectacular sunset surrounded by this colourful desert and sleep under the bright stars of the southern hemisphere. Overnight twin bed adabo style tent chalet and dinner prepared by guide (BLD) Approx distance 140kms

Day 3 DUNEDIN STAR, SWAKOPMUND
Early morning departure from camp stopping at the quaint town of Solitaire before continuing through the desert with its endless views across the pastel-coloured gravel plains to the port town of Walvis Bay. We visit the lagoon, which is a protected RAMSAR wetland site, where we may see the many species of birds including greater and lesser flamingos, pelicans, avocets, plovers and the endemic Damara tern before a short stop at the salt farm. We continue onto Swakopmund, full of historic buildings and where your guide will assist those wishing to book optional adventure activities such as sand boarding, quad biking, scenic flights, parachuting, dolphin cruises to name but a few, which you have time for this afternoon and tomorrow. Overnight in comfortable twin/double rooms with en-suite bathroom close to the town centre. Laundry facilities are available here. This evening’s meal is a group dinner in a restaurant at client’s own expense (BL) Approx distance 300kms

Day 4 DUNEDIN STAR SWAKOPMUND
A chance for you to relax today or you may wish to enjoy optional activities such as dolphin cruising, maybe sandboarding or quad biking. Alternatively you can walk along the beach or visit the museum and aquarium, enjoy coffee and cake at one or the many cafes or wander along the beach listening to the roar of the waves of the mighty Atlantic Ocean - the choice is yours. Overnight is in twin room with en-suite facilities. Lunch and dinner own expense (B)

Day 5 TWYFELFONTEIN COUNTRY LODGE, DAMARALAND
We leave after breakfast and head north along the Skeleton Coast seeing the gravel plains and desert opening up around us with the ocean crashing down onto the shore. We visit Cape Cross, home of thousands of Cape Fur Seals, during the breeding season over 100,000 are crammed onto the beach fighting for space. We turn inland and drive past Brandberg, the highest point in Namibia and a huge massif rising up over the plains to Twyfelfontein.
The Twyfelfontein area, a very vulnerable and delicate ecosystem, is renowned for some of the best examples of Rock Paintings and Engravings in Southern Africa. Interesting rock formations and the remainder of prehistoric volcanic action can be seen in the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain, among the most prominent geographic features. The fauna and flora of Damaraland include; plants such as Welwitschia, Moringa and a variety of Commiphora species and animals such as the Desert Elephant, Rhinoceros, Giraffe, Springbok, Oryx and Ostrich living in total harmony with the community and the communal farming activities of the Uibasen Twyfelfontein Conservancy. The lodge, situated in the heart of the Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy has en suite double rooms, reception, lounge, curio shop, dining room (open), bar and swimming pool. The development was done to minimise the visual impact on the environment and blends into the mountainside with the use of thatch roofs, natural stone and paint colours blending with the surrounding rock formations. We visit the rock etchings with a local guide who will explain the history and importance of these etchings. Dinner in the restaurant (BLD) Approx distance 310kms

Day 6 OPUWO COUNTRY LODGE
We drive north crossing a mountain pass keeping our eyes open for the desert elephant that roam freely in this area and also stop to gaze at the mighty baobab forest before arriving at Opuwo. This town is a real mixture of modern and old, dusty streets, goats and cattle wander on the road yet modern life has also reached here. This afternoon we will take a local guide and head out to visit a local Himba village. (Should time not permit this afternoon we will visit the village tomorrow morning.) We will be able to witness how this tribe still survive off the land tending their cattle and goats and see the women prepare food as well as prepare the ochre and butter fat that they put on their skin to protect it from the harsh environment. The local guide will be able to translate all of your questions and the kids normally play together happily teaching and sharing things with each other. We return to our lodge later this afternoon. Overnight twin share accommodation, dinner in the restaurant (BLD) Approx distance 320kms

Day 7-9 ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Our destination is Etosha and we follow the road south before entering the Park from the Western Gate. We’ll spend the next few days enjoying game drives in this premier park, one of the largest and best reserves in Africa. Etosha is over 22,000 sq kms and home to many species of game including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, hyena, giraffe as well as antelope and over 340 species of birds so should keep you amused. We will spend nights in each of the rest camps in twin room share accommodation. Dinner prepared by guide, evening spent around the floodlit waterhole watching the game come to quench their thirst. This park is recognised as one of the best game parks in Southern Africa for the numbers and various species of game as well as the interesting geology. Each of the rest camps have a swimming pool, bar, restaurant and small shop (BLD) Approx distance 180kms to Etosha gate, 200kms to Okaukuejo. Game drives approx 250-300kms

Day 10 FRANS INDONGO, NR OTJIWARONGO
After a short game drive this morning we leave Etosha behind us stopping at Lake Otjikoto briefly before continuing our way back south. We will arrive at Frans Indongo around lunchtime and this afternoon can enjoy a trip to Cheetah Conservation Fund to their educational centre, maybe if we are lucky we will also see the cheetah feeding. This international conservation programme promotes the protection of these great predators to ensure their ongoing survival. Namibia has the largest wild population of cheetah as many live on farmlands where there is conflict between them and humans. This project helps to educate the people to the benefits of not killing the cheetah and trains dogs to protect the livestock from predator attack. Overnight in twin room with en-suite facilities with dinner in the restaurant (BLD) Approx distance 290kms

Day 11 WINDHOEK
We return to Windhoek today after stopping at the craft markets in Okahandja where you can watch the various crafts being carved in wood. You will then be dropped in Windhoek at your accommodation or at the airport for you ongoing flight (BL) Approx distance 260kms
Approx total distance 2400kms

RATES AND DEPARTURES: ON REQUEST


ESSENCE OF NAMIBIA – 12 DAYS

This luxury mobile camping and accommodated safari is geared to those wishing to enjoy the feel of being in the “bush” with the additional comfort of camp beds supplied with full bed linen, a qualified guide and two camp assistants that will enable you to spend quality time enjoying this incredible country. The safari takes you through hauntingly beautiful deserts, into the wildlife kingdom of Etosha, to the tribes of the nomadic Himba and san people, as well as a conservation project for large cats. Enjoy the fascinating diversity that Namibia has to offer.

Day 1 SA TA KAO – SAN VILLAGE
You will be collected from your accommodation and depart Windhoek at approx 08h30 and drive east close to the Botswana border. We lunch en route and arrive at the camp in the Kalahari basin mid afternoon, the camp will already have been set up and you will have a chance to relax and visit the local San village to experience the daily life as it exists today. The local San woman make exquisite jewellery hand crafted from ostrich shell and other items sourced from their surroundings. Around sunset you can enjoy the singing, dancing and story telling of the san people and have a chance to chat about day-to-day life. Evening spent around campfire (LD) Approx distance 420kms

Day 2 SESRIEM
This morning we can walk with a San tracker to learn how their forefathers would have hunted and collected food as well as discuss how they survive in today’s modern world and the traditions that have survived (this activity may also be run on day 1). From here there is a long drive through to Sesriem, heading through mountain and desert landscapes. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the desert and surrounding mountain ranges from camp. Overnight under canvas with camp beds and linen provided. Ablution facilities are shared (BLD) Approx distance 530kms

Day 3 SESRIEM
We depart camp one hour prior to sunrise and drive down an ancient riverbed surrounded by towering sand dunes. Our first stop is Sossusvlei where the dunes are at their most spectacular just after sunrise and witness the changing colours of these famous sand dunes as long shadows are cast and gradually lessen as the sun rises higher in the sky and the deep intense colours turn to pastel shades. We enjoy brunch under the shade of the acacia trees before exploring on foot Dead Vlei, a dramatic vlei with ancient, skeletal camel thorn trees scattered around the shimmering pan. We return to camp to relax during the hottest part of the day and later this afternoon we explore the nearby Sesriem Canyon and top off the day with a climb on Elim’s Dune for sunset and drinks. Overnight under canvas with camp beds and linen provided, shared ablution facilities (BLD) Approx distance 140kms

Day 4 SWAKOPMUND, BED AND BREAKFAST
Departing camp after breakfast we drive through the heart of the Namib with panoramic views across the dry, unforgiving desert. We stop at the port town of Walvis Bay on the edge of the lagoon, a RAMSAR wetland site where we may see the many species of aquatic birds that make their home here such as the greater and lesser flamingos, pelicans, avocets and the endemic Damara tern. We also see the salt farms and learn more about this fascinating industry that is one of the most important exports of the country. We arrive mid afternoon in the quaint town of Swakopmund and relax for the afternoon. Overnight we are based in twin share rooms with en suite facilities (B) Approx distance 300kms

Day 5 SWAKOPMUND, BED AND BREAKFAST
Full day at leisure for optional activities which your guide will be able to assist you with – maybe take a spectacular scenic flight over the desert, a dolphin cruise and enjoy a champagne breakfast on board, or try tandem skydiving, sand boarding or quad biking to name but a few of your choices. You may just wish to wander around the streets enjoying the charm and colonial elegance of many of the buildings, visit the museum or aquarium or wander along the beach listening to the roar of the Atlantic Ocean. Overnight in twin share rooms with en suite facilities (B)

Day 6 GROOTBERG LODGE, DAMARALAND
Travelling north along the coast we make a brief stop at the lichen fields, an important ecological site before continuing our way to visit the seal colony at Cape Cross, here thousands of Cape Fur seals live and breed on the beach. We journey further north along the coast and enter the Skeleton Coast National Park, visiting a small shipwreck. Heading inland we look at some of the fascinating plant life including the Welwitschia mirabilis that can live for over a thousand years, the landscape dramatically changes as the imposing, ancient mountain ranges come into view. We arrive at the lodge late afternoon. The lodge offers wonderful views across the mountains, twin room with en suite, dinner served in the restaurant (BLD) Approx distance 475kms

Day 7 GROOTBERG LODGE, DAMARALAND
A wonderful adventure awaits us today. We can enjoy rhino tracking with local trackers and guides to search for the bull rhinos that are living in this conservancy region. Relocated from the Torra Conservancy by Ministry of Environment and Tourism in mid 2006, they are now settling into their surroundings. You will head out into this concession land using telemetry equipment and initially tracking from a vehicle and then on foot. Please note you should be of reasonable fitness to participate in this activity. Alternatively, there are other excursions you can join such a visit to a local Himba community to meet these proud nomadic people or join a game drive. Note: no children under 12 able to join the rhino tracking and min 2/person per activity. Overnight in lodge with dinner served in the restaurant (BLD)

Day 8 OKAUKUEJO, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
We enter Etosha through the Western Gate that is reserved for Namibian Tour Operators only. We game drive through this little travelled area looking for the many species present. If time permits we can enjoy a game drive later this afternoon or relax by the pool or waterhole at Okaukuejo. The evening is spent at the floodlit waterhole by the camp to watch as the animals come to drink. This is often a busy waterhole and many species flock here to quench their thirst after sunset. Overnight under canvas with camp beds and linen provided, shared ablution facilities (BLD) Approx distance 150kms to gate, game drive through Etosha to Okaukuejo c200kms

Day 9 HALALI, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
We follow the rhythm of the animals during our stay in Etosha – up early to watch them feed in the coolness of the morning, return to camp then head across to Halali our base for tonight. We’ll relax after lunch and enjoy an optional afternoon game drive to nearby waterholes as they again become active. Etosha is home to species of game including elephants, black and white rhino, lion, leopard, endangered cheetah, hyena, giraffe and numerous types of antelope, it’s a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. We can spend the evening at the floodlit waterhole often visited by elephant, rhino, hyena and leopard. Overnight under canvas with camp beds and linen provided, shared ablution facilities (BLD) Approx distance c100-150kms

Day 10 HALALI OR NAMUTONI, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
We game drive early morning and return to camp for brunch. Today we game drive and visit the stark Etosha Pan, where this park derives it’s name, the white shimmering haze disappears into the horizon and indistinct shapes gradually appear from this apparently lifeless wasteland as the animals cross to the water holes scattered around the edge of the pans and provide a vital life source. Overnight under canvas with camp beds and linen provided, shared ablution facilities, evening spent at floodlit waterhole (BLD) Approx distance 100-150kms

Day 11 OKONJIMA MAIN CAMP/AFRI-CAT FOUNDATION
A final game drive before we leave Etosha behind and drive south to arrive at Okonjima after lunch. The Afri-Cat Foundation is based here and is devoted the conservation of predators specifically cheetah and leopard with the aim to ease the conflict of interests that arises between humans and carnivores. A large part of their work is in animal welfare – rehabilitating and relocating animals, which have been causing problems in their home territory and providing refuge and veterinary care for injured or orphaned animals. This afternoon we will have close encounters with large predators such as cheetah and leopard and get some excellent photo opportunities. Overnight at Main Camp – twin share room with en suite facilities. (Please note that no children under the age of 12 are able to join in the activities at Okonjima) (BLD) Approx 360kms

Day 12 FLIGHT
You can enjoy a self-guided walking trail looking for the many species of birds before we transfer you to the airport in time for your onward flight and we visit the craft markets at Okahandja en route where you can bargain for some local crafts, or last minute gifts (B) Approx 180kms
Please note – the itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change – for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated above Approx total distance 3000km

RATES AND DEPARTURES: ON REQUEST


SOSSUSVLEI AND SWAKOPMUND EXCURSION – 4 DAYS

For those with limited time a trip to the famous red sand sea of Sossusvlei is a must. As one of Namibia’s highlights the Namib is the oldest desert in the world and you will have ample opportunity to explore the dunes and enjoy the vast desert vista. To finish off we spend a night in the coastal town of Swakopmund

Day 1 SESRIEM
We depart from Chameleon Guesthouse and Backpackers at 08h30. Driving through the rugged Khomas Hochland mountain range we descend to the desert floor via the Gamsberg Pass, an imposing flat topped mountain and one of the highest points in Namibia, which provides a dramatic back drop for our roadside lunch. After a short stop at Solitaire, we arrive at camp mid afternoon and set up your tents underneath the ancient camel thorn trees then enjoy a late afternoon walk across the desert to Elim’s Dune on the edge of the famous sand dune sea with views across to the nearby mountains. We return to camp just after sunset to enjoy our dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant. Overnight camping (LD)

Day 2 SESRIEM
Pre dawn departure from camp to drive the 65km to Sossusvlei where we watch the sunrise from this spectacular and unique area (dependent on opening time of inner park gate). We head up a dune close to Sossusvlei then walk to Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees scattered around, contrasting with a backdrop of huge orange-red dunes that make for superb photographic opportunities. We enjoy a mid morning brunch after exploring this dramatic and desolate landscape before returning to camp for a swim and this afternoon explore nearby Sesriem Canyon on foot. Enjoy another spectacular sunset surrounded by this colourful desert and sleep under the bright stars of the southern hemisphere. Overnight camping and dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant (BLD)

Day 3 DUNEDIN STAR GUESTHOUSE, SWAKOPMUND
Early morning departure from camp stopping at the one horse town of Solitaire before continuing through the desert with its endless views across the pastel-colored gravel plains to the port town of Walvis Bay. We visit the lagoon, which is a protected RAMSAR wetland site, where we may see the many species of birds including Greater and Lesser Flamingos, pelicans, avocets, plovers and the endemic Damara Tern, then a short trip to the nearby salt farm. We continue onto the quaint town of Swakopmund, full of historic buildings and where your guide will assist those wishing to book optional adventure activities such as sand boarding, quad biking, scenic flights, parachuting, dolphin cruises to name but a few, which you have time for this afternoon and tomorrow morning. Overnight in comfortable twin/double rooms with en-suite bathroom close to the town centre. Laundry facilities are available here. This evening’s meal is a group dinner in a restaurant at client’s own expense (BL)

DAY 4 WINDHOEK
After breakfast you have the morning at leisure, enjoy optional activities such as sand boarding or just explore the town and enjoy a coffee and cake in one of the many cafes or wander along the beach watching the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. After lunch your vehicle will return to Windhoek via the Okahandja craft markets. (BL)
Please note – the itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change – for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated above. Approx total distance 1200kms


RATES AND DEPARTURES: ON REQUEST


BUSHMAN GRASSROOTS – 2 DAY ADVENTURE

A superb opportunity to join a short 2 day trip into the heart of the Kalahari where we can enjoy and learn about the bushman culture at first hand. This adventure runs weekly and can easily be added onto other safaris either before, between or after!

Day 1 SAN TA KO, BUSHMAN VILLAGE
You will be collected from your accommodation and then depart from Chameleon backpackers around 8.30am driving through to Gobabis where we will stop briefly to fresh supplies. From here we head South East, close to the Botswana border, driving past saltpans and into the heart of the Kalahari Desert. We arrive at the community campsite mid afternoon, set up our tents and relax before meeting and enjoying the San people singing in dancing around the campfire. There are normally many stories to tell through the singing. Evening meal prepared by guide with client assistance (LD)

Day 2 WINDHOEK
This morning we walk with a local tracker and head into the bush and learn how the bushmen traditionally hunted and collected veldt food, naturally these days life is very different and you will have ample opportunity to ask questions to find out about the change in their lifestyle and how they survive in today’s modern world. We then visit a local village and can see at first hand their day to day life, often we can see them making ostrich shell jewellery or preparing food. After lunch we head back to Windhoek arriving later in the afternoon and where you will be dropped at your accommodation (BL)
Approx total distance 825kms

RATES AND DEPARTURES: ON REQUEST


ETOSHA EXCURSION - 4 DAYS

Etosha National Park, renowned as one of the best game reserves in Africa, is a haven for wildlife and supports one of the most important ecological and wildlife systems on the continent. At 22,270 km sq this huge park hosts an impressive collection of game including the white rhino and endangered black rhino, lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, giraffe and numerous species of antelope as well as an impressive 340 species of bird - enough to keep any nature and wildlife enthusiast happy.

Day 1 OKAUKUEJO, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
We collect you from your accommodation and depart from Chameleon Backpackers Lodge, Windhoek 8h00am. We stop briefly at Otjiwarongo for fresh supplies and have lunch at the entrance to the park. We game drive to camp and if time permits an additional game drive before sunset. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by the guide and camp assistant and evening is spent around the campfire or at the floodlit waterhole by the camp, which is often popular with many species of game including black rhino and elephant (seasonal) (LD)

Day 2 HALALI, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Early morning and late afternoon game drives looking for the huge herds of zebra, springbok and wildebeest, the elegant giraffe and of course, the predators that follow them. We spend the hottest part of the day at camp either by the waterhole or the swimming pool. We will also visit the Etosha Pan, one translation meaning “Great White Place” and here you can experience the vastness of this pan and marvel at the shimmering mirages and distant horizons. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant and evening spent around the campfire or at the floodlit waterhole (BLD)

Day 3 NAMUTONI, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Early morning and late afternoon game drives. We spend the hottest part of the day at camp either by the waterhole or the swimming pool. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant and evening spent around the campfire or at the floodlit waterhole (BLD)

Day 4 WINDHOEK
After breakfast we enjoy our final game drive to the park exit and return to Windhoek via the craft market at Okahandja. (BL)

RATES AND DEPARTURES: ON REQUEST


BUSHMAN AND DELTA 4 x 4 ADVENTURES - 8 DAYS

A safari combining superb game viewing in Etosha National Park, tracking with the san people in the Kalahari and the tranquillity of the Okavango Delta, Susuwe – a remote game park in the Caprivi area and where we utilize a local community campsite before finishing in Livingstone, Zambia - home to the mighty Victoria Falls and a highlight of any holiday.

Day 1 OKAUKUEJO, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
We collect you from your accommodation and depart from Chameleon Backpackers Lodge in Windhoek at 8h00am. After stopping briefly at Otjiwarongo for fresh supplies we have lunch at the entrance to the Etosha National Park, Namibia’s prime game viewing destination. We game drive to camp and if time permits enjoy another game drive before sunset. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by the guide and camp assistant and evening is spent around the campfire or at the floodlit waterhole by the camp, which is often visited by endangered black rhinos coming to quench their thirst after sunset (LD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 2 ONGUMA CAMP
Early morning and late afternoon game drives seeking the many species of animals found in this huge park including elephant, lion, leopard, endangered cheetah, black and white rhino as well as many antelope and over 340 species of bird, plenty for all wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy. We spend the hottest part of the day at camp either by the waterhole or the swimming pool before heading to Etosha Pan, one of the translations meaning “Great, White Place” to marvel at the size of the pan and mirages that disappear into the horizon. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant and evening spent around the campfire. (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 3 BUSHMANLAND
Enjoy breakfast before we travel via Lake Otjikoto to Tsumeb for fresh supplies. A short lunch is taken at Hoba Meteorite – the world’s largest meteorite and we continue through to Grootfontein to refuel before entering the Kalahari. We arrive at our camp mid afternoon and walk with a San tracker to collect bush foods experiencing how the traditional San collect veldt food –generally a fascinating experience for westerners where we are able to ask questions of how they survive in today’s modern world. This evening we join the local community around the campfire for singing and dancing. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant (BLD)

Day 4 GUMA LAGOON CAMP, BOTSWANA
An early morning departure from camp takes us into the Kalahari basin via Tsumkwe and into our neighbouring country, Botswana. The sandy track takes us through the heart of the Kalahari to the panhandle section of the Okavango Delta. The last 13kms are 4x4 only and some pushing maybe required, but the jewel of the river edge awaits us at the end of the day and this wetland lies like an oasis in an otherwise harsh environment. Overnight camping and evening meal prepared by the guide and camp assistant (BLD)

Day 5 OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
We take only what we need - each of our guests can take only 1 small day pack and depart early morning initially in a motor boat before transferring to our mokoros (dug out canoes), we relax while our polers push us through this beautiful and serene area enjoying the tranquility of the delta until we reach an island camp, our destination for the night. We’ll have the opportunity to game walk and learn about this fragile and unique ecosystem. Overnight bush camping under a million stars with no facilities and evening meal prepared by the guide and camp assistant (BLD)

DAY 6 GUMA LAGOON CAMP, BOTSWANA
We enjoy more game walks and mokoro trails before we return to the luxury of our camp early afternoon for hot showers and toilets. Overnight camping close to the river and evening meal prepared by the guide and camp assistant (BLD)

DAY 7 SUSUWE NATIONAL PARK
An early morning start to cross the border back into Namibia and on to Mahango Game Reserve. This little jewel of a game reserve is home to many unusual species such as roan and sable antelope, buffalo, large herds of elephant, hippo and many aquatic birds not found in many areas of Namibia. We leave the park and have lunch overlooking Popa Falls before continuing through the Caprivi Strip to Susuwe National Park. This is a wild park where we camp without fences and spend an exhilarating night listening to the night sounds of the animals and maybe get the chance to enjoy “close up” encounters, please note that there are no fences and that wild animals such as hyaena may wander through camp. Overnight camping and evening meal prepared by the guide and camp assistant (BLD)

DAY 8 LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA
Enjoy breakfast and short game drive before heading through to Katima Mulilo. This busy and bustling town is the last frontier of Namibia and we glimpse our first sight of the mighty Zambezi River. We cross the border into Zambia and have lunch at a scenic location along the roadside. We arrive at Livingstone mid afternoon and we drop you at your accommodation (BL). This should be pre-booked through Chameleon Safaris to enable you to obtain a visa waiver from your accommodation establishment to avoid paying the Zambian visa fee. We recommend Jolly Boys Backpackers, please note that this service CANNOT be guaranteed

NOTE: This safari is designed for the adventure traveller, one who enjoys pitching in to help, conversing with nature and does not mind the discomfort of bush camping without shower and toilet facilities. Please ensure that you have the necessary entry visas for Namibia, Botswana and Zambia – THIMBI THIMBI ADVENTURE SAFARIS cannot be held liable and if you do not have the appropriate visas you may not be able to enter the country

Please note – the itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change – for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated above. IMPORTANT - Whilst visiting villages and local communities we cannot guarantee activities on offer, it often depends on how they feel on the day, however, it will give you the opportunity to meet and experience life in Namibia in today’s society
Approx total distance 2000kms


RATES AND DEPARTURES: ON REQUEST
OPTIONS FOR UPGRADING ACCOMMODATION IN OKAUKUEJO AND ONGUMA BUT DEPENDS ON AVAILABILITY.


DUNES AND DELTA 4x4 ADVENTURE - 12 DAYS

A safari of contrast - from the dry desert landscapes of the Namib and the huge red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the wildlife kingdom of Etosha NP and tracking with a bushman, to the tranquillity of the Okavango Delta finishing at Livingstone close to the mighty Victoria Falls, this trip offers it all.

Day 1 SESRIEM
This safari departs from Chameleon Guesthouse and Backpackers at 08h30. Driving through the rugged Khomas Hochland mountain range we then descend to the desert floor via the Gamsberg Pass, an imposing flat topped mountain and one of the highest points in Namibia, which provides a dramatic back drop for our roadside lunch. After a short stop at Solitaire, we arrive at camp mid afternoon and set up your tents underneath the ancient camel thorn trees then enjoy a late afternoon walk across the desert to Elim’s Dune on the edge of the famous sand dune sea with views across to the nearby mountains. We return to camp just after sunset to enjoy our dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant. Overnight camping (LD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 2 SESRIEM
A pre-dawn departure from our campsite to drive to Sossusvlei, a 65kms drive in the darkness witnessing first light and shadows on the sand dunes before arriving at the heart of the famous sand dune sea of Namibia. We watch the sunrise from this spectacular and unique area (dependent on opening time of inner park gate). We head up a dune close to Sossusvlei then walk to Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees scattered around, contrasting with a backdrop of huge orange-red dunes that make for superb photographic opportunities. We enjoy a mid morning brunch after exploring this dramatic and desolate landscape before returning to camp for a swim and this afternoon explore nearby Sesriem Canyon on foot. Enjoy another spectacular sunset surrounded by this colourful desert and sleep under the bright stars of the southern hemisphere. Overnight camping and dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 3 DUNEDIN STAR GUESTHOUSE, SWAKOPMUND
Early morning departure from camp stopping at the one horse town of Solitaire before continuing through the desert with its endless views across the pastel-coloured gravel plains to the port town of Walvis Bay. We visit the lagoon, which is a protected RAMSAR wetland site, where we may see the many species of birds including Greater and Lesser Flamingos, pelicans, avocets, plovers, the endemic Damara Tern as well as a visit to the nearby salt farm. We continue onto the quaint town of Swakopmund, full of historic buildings and where your guide will assist those wishing to book optional adventure activities such as sand boarding, quad biking, scenic flights, parachuting, dolphin cruises to name but a few, which you have time for this afternoon and tomorrow morning. Overnight in comfortable twin/double rooms with en-suite bathroom close to the town centre. Laundry facilities are available here. This evening’s meal is a group dinner in a restaurant at client’s own expense (BL)

Day 4 WINDHOEK
After breakfast you have the morning at leisure to enjoy the town and have a coffee and cake in one of the many cafes or participate in one of the many optional activities such as sand boarding or a dolphin cruise. After lunch at your accommodation your vehicle will return to Windhoek via the Okahandja craft market. Overnight accommodation included on a twin share basis at Chameleon Guesthouse (subject to availability). Evening meal at own expense (BL)

Day 5 OKAUKUEJO, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
We depart from Chameleon Guesthouse, Windhoek 8h00am. After stopping briefly at Otjiwarongo for fresh supplies we have lunch at the entrance to Etosha National Park, one of the best game reserves in Africa. We game drive to camp and if time permits game drive before sunset. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by the Guide and Apprentice Guide and evening is spent around the campfire or at the floodlit waterhole by the camp, which is often frequented by the endangered black rhino. (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 6 ONGUMA CAMP
Early morning and late afternoon game drives seeking the many species of animals found in this huge park including elephant, lion, leopard, the endangered cheetah, black and white rhino, giraffe as well as many species of antelope and over 340 species of bird, a wildlife enthusiasts dream. We spend the hottest part of the day at camp either by the waterhole or the swimming pool before heading to Etosha Pan, one of the translations meaning “Great, White Place” to marvel at the shimmering mirages and distant horizons. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant and evening spent around the campfire. (BLD) OPTION TO UPGRADE ACCOMMODATION

Day 7 BUSHMANLAND
After breakfast we travel via Lake Otjikoto to Tsumeb for fresh supplies. A short lunch is taken at Hoba Meteorite – the largest meteorite in the world then we continue through to Grootfontein to refuel before entering the Kalahari. We arrive at our camp mid afternoon and walk with a San tracker to collect bush foods and learn how the traditional Bushmen collect and gather food – generally a fascinating experience for westerners where we are able to ask questions of how they survive in today’s modern world. This evening we join the local community around the campfire for singing and dancing. Overnight camping. Dinner prepared by guide and camp assistant (BLD)

Day 8 GUMA LAGOON CAMP, BOTSWANA
An early morning departure from camp takes us into the Kalahari basin via Tsumkwe and into our neighbouring country, Botswana. The sandy track takes us through the heart of the Kalahari to the panhandle section of the Okavango Delta. The last 13kms are 4x4 only and some pushing maybe required, but the jewel of the river edge awaits us at the end of the day and this wetland lies like an oasis in an otherwise harsh environment. Overnight camping and evening meal prepared by the guide and camp assistant (BLD)

Day 9 OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
We take only what we need – each of our guests can take only 1 small day pack and depart early morning initially in a motor boat and then in a mokoro (dug out canoe), we relax while our polers push us through this beautiful and unique area enjoying the tranquillity of the delta until we reach an island camp, our destination for the night. We’ll have the opportunity to game walk and learn about this fragile and unique ecosystem. Overnight bush camping under a million stars with no facilities and evening meal prepared by the guide and camp assistant (BLD)

Day 10 GUMA LAGOON CAMP, BOTSWANA
We enjoy more game walks and mokoro rides before we return to the luxury of our camp early afternoon for hot showers and toilets. Overnight camping close to the river, and evening meal prepared by the guide and camp assistant (BLD)

Day 11 SUSUWE NATIONAL PARK
An early morning start to cross the border back into Namibia and on to Mahango Game Reserve. This little jewel of a game reserve is home to many unusual species such as roan and sable antelope, buffalo, large herds of elephant, hippo and many aquatic birds not found in many areas of Namibia. We leave the park and have lunch overlooking Popa Falls before continuing through the Caprivi Strip to Susuwe National Park. This is a wild park where we camp without fences and spend an exhilarating night listening to the night sounds of the animals and maybe get the chance to enjoy “close up” encounters, please note that there are no fences and that wild animals such as hyena may wander through camp. Overnight camping and evening meal prepared by the guide and camp assistant (BLD)

Day 12 LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA
Breakfast and short game drive before heading through to Katima Mulilo. This busy and bustling town is the last frontier of Namibia and we glimpse our first sight of the mighty Zambezi River. We cross the border into Zambia and have lunch at a scenic location along the roadside. We arrive at Livingstone mid afternoon and we drop you at your accommodation. (B,L) This should be pre-booked through Chameleon Safaris to enable you to obtain a visa waiver from your accommodation establishment to avoid paying the Zambian visa fee. We recommend Jolly Boys Backpackers, please note that this service CANNOT be guaranteed

NOTE: This safari is designed for the adventure traveller, one who enjoys pitching in to help, conversing with nature and does not mind the discomfort of bush camping without shower and toilet facilities. Please ensure that you have the necessary entry visas for Namibia, Botswana and Zambia –THIMBI THIMBI ADVENTURE SAFARIS cannot be held liable and if you do not have the appropriate visas you may not be able to enter the country

Please note – the itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change – for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated above. IMPORTANT - Whilst visiting villages and local communities we cannot guarantee activities on offer, it often depends on how they feel on the day, however, it will give you the opportunity to meet and experience life in Namibia in today’s society
Approx total distance 3200kms


RATES AND DEPARTURES: ON REQUEST
This safari is a combination of 4 days Sossusvlei and Swakopmund 4x4 Adventure & 8 day Bushman and Delta 4x4 Adventure

OPTION OF UPGRADING ACCOMMODATION IN SESRIEM, OKAUKUEJO AND ONGUMA BUT DEPENDS ON AVAILABILITY.


Included: transport, three meals a day, drinking water and tea/coffee in camp, all camping equipment, park entrance and camping fees, professional driver-guide.
Not includedsleeping bag (can be rented), alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, personal travel insurance, personal expenses.
Please note: all tours' itineraries and duration can be changed and combined with other tours or included in a programs of a longer tours and safaris.


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