10 Day Budget Namibia Safari Holiday
10 Day Budget Namibia Safari Holiday
With the violent Atlantic Ocean to one side, and the world’s oldest desert on the other, Namibia is a seriously rugged destination. So, if you’re after one of the great road trip adventures, keen to see the Big Five, or to have adrenaline kick of epic proportions in the Desert then Namibia is absolutely worth visiting.
- Etosha national park
- Himba and Bushmen visit
- Epupa Falls
- Skeleton coast
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Windhoek
On arrival at the airport you will be received by our guide and transferred to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 2: Drive from Windhoek to Etosha national park
After morning breakfast you will start your drive to Etosha national park, the park covers 22.270km2 in size and has about 114 mammal species, of which several are endangered. Examples of these are the black rhino, cheetah and the black faced impala. The black rhino in Etosha currently represents one of the largest populations in the world. On arrival you will check in to your lodge and take an evening game drive in the park.
Day 2: Full day game drive in Etosha national park
After an early morning breakfast you will meet your ranger guides and embark on a game drive in search of wildlife such as Elephants, Lions, Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, and Zebra, Hyena and many antelopes. Maybe we will be lucky to also see cheetahs and leopards. Etosha is also a bird paradise for bird lovers, amidst the game drives you will return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.
Day 3: Game drive towards Central and Northern Etosha
More of the fauna and flora, we will be driving from east to west through Etosha, having the opportunity to see more wildlife until we reach our next destination. A signature Lodge – Dolomite Camp, is our next accommodation, where we can relax and enjoy the beauty of the untouched wide-open spaces in the unfenced Luxury camp.
Day 4: Drive from Etosha to Opuwo
We travel further north to the Kaokoveld. Our destination for the next two days will be Opuwo. We spend quality time with the Himba people and learn all about their culture and their day-to-day activities. The Himba people with the San (Bushmen) people are some of the first inhabitants of Namibia, and one can only admire how they still cling to their modest way of living in today’s ever changing world.
Day 5: Visit Epupa Falls
Today, just after we had a nice breakfast we take a 2 hour drive to the ever popular Epupa Falls. With the amazing rains Namibia received the last 2 years this is definitely a site to behold. The falls are a series of waterfalls where the Kunene River drops 60 meters over a distance of 1.5 km. Bird viewing comes alive and is a bird lover’s paradise.
Day 6: Drive to Damaaraland
We visit the Damara people of Namibia today. We spend time with them, and experience how they go about their day to day living. We also visit the Brandberg and Petrified Forest. At the Brandberg (Burning Mountain) we get to admire 6000-year-old rock engravings and listen to the local guide as they take us on unbelievable journey through their story telling regarding these engravings. We visit the petrifies forest, a cataclysmic event that took place millions of years ago, and that deposited giant tree trunks that subsequently turned into stone. Here we can also admire the Namib fossil plant, the Welwitschia mirabilis.
Day 7: Drive to Skeleton Coast
It is believed that over 1000 shipwrecks are scattered along the Namibia coastline. We will take you on a journey along the skeleton coast where our guide will share unbelievable stories about some of these shipwrecks. We also visit the Cape Cross, home to over 200 000 Cape fur seals.
Day 8: Drive to Swakopmund
After breakfast, we head for the coast, stopping in Khorixas for shopping needs, as it is essential now. We make our way to the beautiful coastal town, situated at the Atlantic Ocean, Swakopmund. Swakopmund has a numerous unique German architecture also being very clean and quiet which gives us time to relax after our long journey you will rest for the rest of day you’re free to take a walk in and around the town to admire the beauty of the town sandwiched between the dunes and the sea.
Day 9: Visit the Red sand dunes in the Namib Desert
Today we have a full day filled with activities. We start off with a dolphin cruise early morning. Expect to see dolphins, lots of pelicans and thousands and thousands of seals. Next we take on the dunes of the Namib Desert, making our way to the jaw dropping Sandwich Harbour. This is an experience you will never ever forget as we see how the cold Atlantic Ocean meets the beautiful dunes of the oldest desert in the world.
Day 10: Short city tour and transfer to Windhoek
Just after breakfast, we take you on a quick city tour before we make our way back to Windhoek. Today we say our goodbyes as we drop you off at the airport outside Windhoek.
- Trip includes are provided upon Making an Enquiry through our offices in Namibia.
- -International flights
- -Travel insurance
- -Tips for guides and hotels
- -Namibia tourist Visa
- -Alcoholic drinks
When to book this safari package
We recommend booking this safari itinerary 1 year in advance but last Minute Enquiries can be made.
Best time to visit Namibia for a budget safari
In general, the dry winter season from May to September is the most popular time for travellers to visit Namibia: malaria risk is lowest, day time temperatures aren’t too hot (though nights between June and August in the desert are very cold.