Wild Namibia: Small Group

From Windhoek to Windhoek
  • Namibia
  • Small Group Tours
  • Wildlife and Nature
  • Drifters Adventure Tours
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Tour Description

Partake in an amazing small group camping Tour of Namibia!

Welcome to the land of unrelenting sun, where the arid ground seems to yearn for rainfall from the heavens, and vast landscapes stretch endlessly for hundreds of kilometers, devoid of any human intervention. It is a place of living deserts, where one can't help but be captivated by the ever-changing natural colors that paint the horizon, and by the incredible resilience of the animals and plants that thrive in this seemingly harsh environment.

Our Wild Namibia camping Tour goes beyond the well-trodden paths to bring you an extraordinary adventure that explores not only the popular highlights but also takes you to "off the beaten track" destinations seldom visited by mainstream tourism.

Prepare to be awestruck as we venture into the heart of Namibia's hidden gems. Explore remote corners of the country that remain untouched by mass tourism, where you'll find a pristine and untouched beauty that will leave you spellbound. Traverse rugged terrains and discover hidden oases, where life thrives against all odds.

Our journey will take us to lesser-known destinations, allowing you to experience Namibia in its purest form. Encounter secluded landscapes that few have witnessed, where the silence is only broken by the whispers of the wind and the calls of elusive wildlife. This is a chance to truly immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness and forge a deep connection with nature.

Flexibility, a willingness to participate, an awareness of the elements, and a desire for unlimited adventure, are essential in order to best absorb all this tour has to offer.

If camping is not for you but you love the sound of this itinerary - check out the accommodated option!

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It is a place of living deserts, where one can't help but be captivated by the ever-changing natural colors that paint the horizon.

Explore the Deadvlei, an ancient clay pan surrounded by towering sand dunes, creating a mesmerizing and otherworldly landscape.

Etosha National Park offers a captivating blend of abundant wildlife, stunning landscapes, and an unforgettable safari experience.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Our adventure in Namibia begins in the capital city of Windhoek at 14h00.
After a short tour briefing and “meet and greet”, we set off exploring Windhoek, viewing the attractions of the city before ending the day welcoming the warm hospitality at the infamous Joe’s Beerhouse restaurant. Tonight we spend in comfort at our hotel and prepare for the next day’s adventure.

Day 2
Namib Desert Reserve

Leaving the city lights behind we enter the heart of the Namib, taking in its vast plains, red dunes, towering mountains and ever changing landscapes. Late afternoon, we reach the Greenfire Desert Camp, a remote camp nestled against a rock outcrop, within a conservancy that forms part of the vast Namib Rand Nature Reserve, and home for the next two nights. The reserve gives life to a variety of desert adapted fauna and flora and many an animal species. Enjoy an extensive walk as well as a day and a night desert drive during our time here.

Day 3
Desert Reserve

We awake to desert vistas that extend further than the eye can see. All animals here exist in completely natural surroundings, and are free to move unrestricted over the full extent of the reserve. Our expert guide will help us understand the unique desert fauna and flora, so today we start off with an ecology walk in this beautiful environment, searching for animals, foot prints, and signs of the behaviour and survival strategies that allow them to exist in these harsh conditions.

During the heat of the day guests have time to relax at the camp, or to explore the surrounding area on foot, should they wish to. Mid-afternoon we depart on a desert drive, up and over the magnificent dunes. As the evening approaches, a traditional sundowner drink is enjoyed while the sun dips over the African landscape. Once dark, we slowly drive back to camp anticipating to encounter some of the nocturnal animals adapted to living in the desert.

Day 4
Sossusvlei Dunes

Setting off early, we cross the endless desert plains to the Sesriem Canyon and the awesome red Sossusvlei dunes – reputedly the highest in the world.
We transfer into the heart of the dunes, to spend some time climbing these spectacular mountains of sand, before taking a 4×4 transfer into Sossusvlei and Deadvlei – a clay pan characterized by dark dead camel thorn trees against the white pan floor. We explore these truly unique sites on foot, before the 4×4’s take us back to our vehicle.

In the afternoon we visit the Sesriem Canyon, before continuing to our camp-site for the night.

Day 5-6

Crossing through Kuiseb Canyon, and the Namib-Naukluft National Park, we make our way to the port town of Walvis Bay, and then on to Swakopmund, where German influence still lingers from late 1800’s, and spend two nights in comfortable accommodation.
We explore this holiday town and its surrounds thoroughly, and enjoy both our evening meals at local restaurants (own expense).

Swakopmund is a must-see for any visitor, and offers guests a variety of adventure activities. Clients have the opportunity to partake in quad biking, sand boarding and skydiving whilst here (own expense). For those that simply want to relax, the town offers a variety of restaurants and shops, where one can get a feel for the local culture.

Day 7
Skeleton Coast Brandberg

Today we head north up the harsh Skeleton Coast, a barren stretch of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean, with scattered ship wrecks, littering the beaches.
We visit Cape Cross, a spectacular breeding ground for Cape fur Seals where more than a 100 000 seals take refuge.

We then venture back inland, travelling through the vast desert to the iconic Brandberg Mountain, the highest mountain in Namibia, and view a canvas of ancient rock art. Those not up for the walk can remain in camp and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views.

Tonight we snuggle in at the foot of the mountain, hoping to encounter the elusive rare desert elephant.

Day 8

Our trip takes us to breath taking Damaraland, region and home of the Damara people. Along the way we include several stops including visiting the Organ Pipes – formed about 150 million year ago, and the Ancient Rock Engravings at Twyfelfontein before reaching our camp for the night in the Khorixas area.

Day 9-10
Etosha National Park

Making our way further north, we enter the renowned Etosha National Park, arguably the highlight of the tour. Becoming one with nature we enjoy two days of exploring the park. During these days we conduct extensive game drives, visiting little water holes, exploring, letting your senses free, making the most of our time in the park.

In peak season when the park rest camps are very busy tours might stay outside the park and go in and out for game drives.

Day 11

An early morning, we pack up and begin our journey back to civilization. The drive to Windhoek will take the majority of the day and the tour will officially come to an end in the late afternoon on arrival back in the capital city.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 3 nights hotel / lodge accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 7 nights camping in comfortable dome tents
  • Included Copy 31 An upgrade to accommodation is possible, but to ensure availability this should be pre-booked.
  • Included Copy 7 A sleeping bag, towel and pillow are required for this tour
  • Included Copy 20 10 breakfasts
  • Included Copy 20 8 lunches
  • Included Copy 20 7 dinners
  • Included Copy 7 alcohol, bottled water and soft drinks
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 2 licensed, professional tour managers
  • Included Copy 20 group equipment
  • Included Copy 20 permits and park entry fees
  • Included Copy 7 visas, tips, flights, airport taxes, airport transfers or any optional extras

Drifters Expedition Vehicle


  • Included Take in the highlights of the Capital as you explore Windhoek on a City Tour
  • Included Be amazed at the spectacular desert landscapes found in Namib Desert private reserve
  • Included Get up close to nature on a Desert walk
  • Included Discover the nocturnal animals and spectacular night skies on a Desert night drive
  • Included Enjoy a 4×4 trip to Sossusvlei where you will see the famous 'Big Daddy' and 'Dune 45'
  • Included Walk along the narrow canyon floor of Sesriem Canyon
  • Included Enjoy the natural beauty and outdoor adventures found in Walvis Bay
  • Included Discover the charming streets lined with German colonial-era buildings in Swakopmund
  • Included Be amazed by the rugged and inhospitable Skeleton Coast and spot shipwrecks along the way
  • Included Visit Cape Cross seal colony, home to one of the largest colonies of Cape fur seals in the world.
  • Included Wildlife spot in Etosha National Park and visit the vast salt pan
  • Included Explore the ancient rock formations and spot desert adapted wildlife found in Damaraland
  • Included Explore the amazing Deadvlei, a surreal pan surrounded by ancient dead camel thorn trees
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