Etosha National Park

6 Day Dunes & Wildlife

6 Day Dunes & Wildlife

From N$25000 per person

Want to explore Etosha & Sossusvlei but travelling alone? This 6 day fully accommodated scheduled safari is the perfect option.

Starting from Windhoek, spend 2 nights in Etosha National Park for game viewing, 1 night in Swakopmund with the chance to enjoy and option sandboarding or quad biking adventure, and last 2 nights in the Namib Desert to explore Sossusvlei.

Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier game reserve, home to 4 of the Big 5. Sit back and relax as your knowledgeable guide takes you and your new friends from waterhole to waterhole, explaining everything you can see and possibly even some things you can’t.

Enjoy a drive through Damaraland, rich in wildlife and cultural diversity, meet the fascinating Himba, Herero and Damara people before dipping your toes in the Atlantic on the infamous Skeleton Coast.

Then explore the Namib, the world’s oldest desert, where you can climb some of the world’s largest dunes, enjoy endless views and photography opportunities, and learn all about what survives in this harsh desert landscape.

Why join a group tour?
Group tours are ideal for solo travellers or those looking to get the most bang for their buck. Don’t sit around waiting for a travel buddy. Book your flights and your seat and enjoy a holiday on your own. While couples, friends and families are also welcome, these tours are a great chance to meet fellow travellers. Looking to get as much from your $ as possible, opt for a ‘willing to share’ option. This accommodated safari is priced on a twin share basis, so by being ‘willing to share’ means you will not be charged any single supplement for travelling alone. You will then be matched with another traveller of the same gender to share your room. However, if you prefer your own room, then let us know, and a nominal single supplement will be added to guarantee you your own room each night.

While scheduled group safaris might offer the best value for solo travellers, they are fixed in terms of travel dates, itinerary and accommodation. Hence, if this is close to what you are looking for, but not exactly it, then check out our private safari options to get a feel for other options and prices.


1st Nov 2023 – 31st Mar 20241st Apr 2024 – 31st Mar 2025
Per person sharing N$25,000N$30,500
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  • Departure/Return Location
  • Departure Time
    Windhoek on Tuesdays at 07:15 AM
  • Return Time
    Windhoek on Sundays at approximately 3:00 PM
  • Included
    Activities as per itinerary
    Meals as per itinerary
    National park entry fees
  • Not Included
    International Flights
    Items of personal nature
    Optional Activities
    Personal travel insurance

Tour Plan

Day 1: 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 gather some last-minute supplies before continuing 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 and zebra, giraffe, elephant, rhino, and many different species of antelope arriving at our lodge just before sunset and settling into our rooms en-suite bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. A visit to the floodlit waterhole is highly recommended while your guide prepares dinner over an open fire.Accommodation: Double room with en-suite bathroom at Halali Restcamp Meals: Lunch Pack & Dinner Included Activities: Afternoon game drive in Etosha National Park
Day 2: Etosha Village, near Anderson Gate
We start our first game drive at sunrise to catch the predators while they are still active. Our second game drive mid-morning takes us to the impressive Etosha Pan. The name Etosha means “great white place”, and a visit will undoubtedly make sense of this. Here 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. We arrive back at Halali, where our guide will prepare a delicious lunch whilst we have a dip in the pool or relax by the camp waterhole. After lunch, we begin our final game drive across the park towards Okaukuejo, calling into some well-known waterholes and leave the park before sunset. Accommodation tonight is just outside the park in comfortable, spacious twin share rooms with modern en-suite bathroom facilities, creating an ideal space to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Our guide prepares a fantastic dinner and another early night is recommended.Accommodation: Double room with en-suite bathroom at Etosha Village Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Included Activities: Full day game driving in Etosha National Park
Day 3: Hotel A La Mer, Swakopmund
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 Herero, 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. We arrive in Swakopmund late afternoon which gives you time to explore this quaint seaside town on foot (depending on the season). Our guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for dinner (own expense). Overnight accommodation is in twin share rooms with an en-suite bathroom.Accommodation: Double room with en-suite bathroom at Hotel A La Mer Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included Activities: Himba Village experience & stops at the Zeila Shipwreck
Day 4: Desert Camp near Sesriem
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the option to join one of the many optional activities available here, such as quad biking, sandboarding, scenic flight over the shipwrecks, just to name a few. You will be picked up from your guesthouse/hotel in Swakopmund from 11:15 as we aim to depart Swakopmund by 12noon. We then drive through the Namib Desert via the Kuiseb Pass and Solitaire, arriving at our camp late afternoon, and we have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk for sunset looking over the Naukluft mountain range. Overnight is in twin rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities. There is a pool and bar available, and dinner is prepared by our guide over an open fire.Accommodation: Double room with en-suite bathroom at Desert Camp Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Included Activities: Stops at Tropic of Capricorn Optional Activities: Sandboarding, Quadbiking
Day 5: Desert Camp near Sesriem
Dawn departure from camp to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2x4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4x4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area to appreciate the beauty of this place in the early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the region. We explore this unique area on foot before heading into Deadvlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of massive dunes with their ever-changing colours before taking the 4x4 shuttle back to our vehicle. As we drive back to our accommodation, we will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if we wish or wander around the base. We return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few permanent water sources, before arriving back at our lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert. Overnight is in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms and dinner prepared by our guide.Accommodation: Double room with en-suite bathroom at Desert Camp Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Included Activities: Full day excursion to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Dune 45 & Sesriem Canyon
Day 6: Windhoek
Enjoy an early morning breakfast before heading to Solitaire Guest Farm. We join a biologist to learn about the cheetah at the N/a’ankuse Namib Conservation Centre on an enjoyable 1-hour drive in a 4x4 vehicle with an experienced guide. This is an amazing chance to photograph the worlds fastest land mammals whilst supporting this conservation initiative. We later return to Windhoek via Bullsport and Rehoboth and arrive mid-afternoon when you are dropped at your accommodation.For those that choose to fly today, NO FLIGHTS DEPARTING PRIOR TO 17H00 in case there are unexpected delays.Accommodation: - Meals: Breakfast Included Activities: Cheetah experience at Solitaire

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