16 Day Desert & Bush Safari
15 Night / 16 Day Adventure (Camping/Lodge)
This Self Drive Safari is covering the unique Desert and Bush part of Namibia, with its first impression of wide open space, red sand dunes, magical sky, the Nama and Koi Sun people, a Bushman Community and the wild life.
This impression, however, is very deceiving, as Namibia is full of surprises, with a rich treasure of discovery for those fascinated by its unique beauty and wild life.
With the Unbounded Namibia Safari team, you will experience the Desert and Bush of Namibia and its beauty like never before, conducted in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner.
- Desert Elephants
- Epupa Falls
- Etosha National Park
- Busman Village
- Cheetah Conservation Farm
On this specific tour:
- You will need a four-wheel drive vehicle with good ground clearance and low range.
- The tyres on your vehicle cannot be low profile road tyres but must be high profile floating tyres with off road capabilities.
- You do not need any previous sand and rock driving experience.
- You will need a vehicle with a roof top tent, fridge and chairs. (fully equipped 4x4 Vehicle)
- You will need your own sleeping bag and pillows
Your tour leader is an experienced nature conservationist and adventure guide. He will be in radio contact with you at all times and impart a wealth of biological, cultural, historic and four-wheel drive knowledge. Three meals a day will be prepared by our experienced bush chef in his mobile kitchen, with fresh salads, potjiekos, braais and many other surprises appearing on the menu. The good old “koffie pot” will be on the fire from six till late.
Though this self-drive adventure can get “exciting” and is sometimes not a “walk in the park”, we will at all times practice safe off-road driving techniques and should you experience any difficulty, the Unbounded crew have the “know how” and recovery equipment to assist with off-road problems.
Some of our overnight stops will be rustic and unusual, but you will never the less at all times be safe, the crew will spare no effort to make you comfortable, provide you with good wholesome food and, most importantly, see that you have a good time.
Day 1: Windhoek
You will meet your crew at the airport. After you have met the Unbounded team you will collect your vehicle, and make our way to our Accommodation in Windhoek. We will go to the famous Joes Beer House/Garden for dinner, whilst being treated to a good meal; your tour guide will elaborate on what lies ahead over the next few days. (***)
Day 2, 3: Sossusvlei
An essential safety briefing follows an early breakfast. This is not intended to intimidate, but rather to ensure that everyone is comfortable with the challenges that lie ahead.
We will make our way to the highest sand dunes in the world, Sossusvlei, with a few surprises. Our camp site for the next two nights is on the edge of the Desert with toilets and shower facilities. We will have an early start the next morning to have a sun rise on one of the dunes in the Desert, where we will have breakfast before we make our way to the famous Sossusvlei. The camp sites for the next 2 nights will have toilets and shower. (B.L.D)
Day4, 5: Swakopmund
Sadly, after breakfast, we have to leave the Desert behind and drive to a Coastal town called Swakopmund. We will spend two nights in Swakopmund where you will have the opportunity to take part in some of the best adventure activities that Namibia can offer, from Sand boarding to Quad Bike in the dunes, Sky diving in the Desert or a dolphin cruise. Our accommodation for the next 2 nights will be walking distance from town. (B**)
Day 6: Brandberg
Then it’s time to begin our incredible Bush journey and driving towards the Spitzkoppe where we will have lunch. We will also exploring and visiting some of the Bushman paintings in the area. After Lunch we will make our way to our overnight place, The Brandberg Mountain. The camp site for tonight will have toilets and shower facilities and the Unbounded team we will ensure that your comfort and needs are met. (BL.D)
Day 7: Palmwag
After breakfast we will drive north and visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein We will explore more of Damaraland and trek to possibly see desert lions and elephants. The camp site for tonight will all have toilets and shower facilities and the Unbounded team we will ensure that your comfort and needs are met.
Day 8, 9: Epupa Falls
We will drive further north to the Kunene River which forms the border between Namibia and Angola. We camp next to the river at the falls, where we will view the falls and be able to visit a Himba village. Learn about the culture and way of life of this tribe, one of the last in Africa to live as they did hundreds of years ago.
The camp sites for the next 2 nights will have toilets and shower. (B.L.D)
Day 10, 11, 12: Etosha
We will now start to make our way down to Etosha National Park where we will spend the next 3 days doing game drives. We undertake an early morning and later afternoon game drives through the park as we gaze in awe at the vast expanse of the Etosha Pan, itself shimmering in the midday heat. Ostrich appear like moving black dots as they wander around miles out on the salt pan. The afternoon we have time to relax at the swimming pool or view animals drinking water at the campsite’s waterhole.
The camp site for the next night will have toilets and shower. (B.L.D)
Day 13: Bushman Village
Sadly we have to move on and make our way towards Bushman land where we will visit a Bushman village to experience their cultural and way of living in and from nature.
The camp site for the tonight will be a wild camp with bucket showers and a long drop toilet. (B.L.D)
Day 14: Cheetah conservation Farm
Sadly we have to say goodbye to the Bushman people and heading back to Windhoek. We will drive to the Cheetah conservation Farm, where we will have time to take part in some of the activities on the farm. Tonight we will have our last dinner around the camp fire where will reflect back on our travels and places that we have visit over the last 10 day.
- Optional Activity: If you want to do another Cheetah Activity the next morning…..
Day 15: Windhoek
We will leave Waterberg Game reserve and its beauty behind and make our way back to Windhoek where we will have our last dinner together as a group! On our way to Windhoek we will stop at a graft market outside Windhoek where you will have the opportunity to buy your last souvenirs of Namibia. We will stay in Accommodation for the night. (B.L.*)
The camp site for the next night will have toilets and showers. (B.L.D)
Day 16: Home
Sadly after breakfast we have to say our good buys and make our way back to the airport until a next time!
- Meals: B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner; * Own meals
- 3 to 4 Star Lodges
- Camping sites with toilets and showers
- All accommodation are subject to availability
- Our lodges will be based on a Bed and Breakfast base.
- Dinners will be around the camp fire prepared by your Guide and Bush Chef
- Camping trips 3 meals a day will be provide by your Guide and Bush Chef
What is included?
- All accommodation and meals stated above
- All game drives & park fees
- Guided safari vehicle
- Guide and Bush Chef
- 3 to 4 Star Lodges
What is not included?
- Optional activities on route
- Own Drinks
- Flights to and from Windhoek
- Transfers to and from Airport
- Accommodation the night before the trip starts!
- 4x4 Vehicle
- Night game drives in Etosha
- All activities in Swakopmund
Departure point: Will be confirm
Departure Time: 8:00 am from departure point