This 3 day/2night safari starts in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, every Tuesday and ends Thursday afternoons in Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast. You will spend 1 full day and 1 half day game driving through Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africas’ best national parks, searching for predators & prey alike from lion and leopard to megafauna such as elephant, giraffe and rhino. Etosha National Park stretches approximately 22,000sqkms and named after the famed Etosha Pan, a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Upon leaving Etosha, enjoy a scenic drive through Damaraland, stopping along the way to meet the local people and bargain for some souvenirs with the Himba, Herero & Damara people. These Namibian’s survive in some of the harshest conditions on the planet and make their living by selling their handicrafts to passing visitors. Mid afternoon we arrive on Namibia’s famed Skeleton Coast where we get our first glimpse at one of the Atlantic Ocean’s most recent victims, the Zeila Shipwreck. We aim to arrive in Swakopmund by late afternoon where we will be dropped off at our accommodation (own arrangements).

Itinerary

Day 1: Tuesday Halali, Etosha National Park
We will be collected from our guesthouse/hotels at 07:15 and brought to Chameleon Backpackers Lodge for the pre-departure talk and to meet the rest of the group. After the departure from Windhoek, we stop briefly at Otjiwarongo to collect some last-minute supplies before continuing on to Etosha with a light lunch pack whilst “on the move”. We enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant, rhino and many different species of antelope arriving at our lodge just before sunset to settle into our rooms, with en-suite bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. A visit to the flood lit waterhole is highly recommended while dinner is prepared by our guide over an open fire.

Day 2: Wednesday Etosha Village, near Anderson Gate
We start our first game drive at sunrise to catch the predators while they are still active, visiting many waterholes. Our second game drive mid-morning takes us to the impressive Etosha Pan “great white place” where we can get out of the vehicle and experience this 4500 sq km “saline desert” before continuing our game drive to look for the Big 4. After lunch we begin our final game drive across the park towards Okaukuejo calling into some well-known waterholes and leave the park prior to sunset. Our lodge tonight is located just outside the park gate and accommodation tonight will give you a comfort and modern atmosphere in twin share rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities. Dinner is prepared by our guide and another early night is recommended.

Day 3: Thursday Swakopmund – End of Safari
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from our lodge is at 07h30. The route today takes us into the dramatic and beautiful scenery of Damaraland. We have the chance to meet the wonderful Himba & Damara ladies who sell their handmade arts and crafts to support their rural families. A light roadside lunch is served en-route in the shadow of Namibia’s tallest mountain, the Brandberg, and we can interact with some of the colourful local characters who live in this harsh environment. On the drive down the Skeleton Coast we explore the remains of a small shipwreck before arriving in Swakopmund mid-afternoon. We will be dropped at the accommodation of our choice by the guide.

Word Of Mouth

Me and my girlfriend went on the Etosha express tour with these guys. It was great! Our guide Gideon was really good and helpful. He did all the work but it was always outstanding! In etosha we saw all the animals that we whised to see and more. Some days with long hours of driving but so much worth it. The lodges we stayed at where top notch. We higly recommend Chameleon safaris.

5/5

Michael D

The company was excellent to deal with. The guide was a great guy and very knowledgeable as well as personable.

5/5

rojedojo

On this tour, got to see lots of wildlife in Etosha. Everything was done well and the guides were friendly, knowledgeable, could cook and much more They were great and were the glue that kept the trip great. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this trip.

5/5

Jónas Godsk

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