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Namibia: Camping Under the Desert Stars

Windhoek - Etosha - Swakopmund - Sesriem

Adventure, Photography, Videography

Travel to a land of deserts and animals on this incredible 9 day journey to Namibia! With desolate dunes, elephants abound, and cities filled with culture, Namibia is a one of a kind destination. See the stars of the Southern Hemisphere as you camp at some spectacular watering holes!

  • 9 days

  • 8 - 13 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels & campsites (single rooms available)

  • 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 6 Dinners

  • Fly into Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). TrovaTrip provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

  • Fly out of Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). TrovaTrip provide two transfers on the final morning.

Activities Included

  • Wood Carving Market Tour
  • Etosha National Park Safari
  • Sunrise Dune Hike
  • Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei & Dune 45 Visit
  • Sesriem Canyon Tour
  • Namib Carnivore Research Centre Visit

Other Inclusions

  • Double Occupancy in 3-star Hotels & campsites
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All City Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)

Optional Activities

  • Ocean Kayaking Adventure


  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times
  • Sleeping Bags and Camp Pillow


Day 1

Welcome to Namibia! TrovaTrip will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Windhoek.

Meet the crew for dinner to celebrate the adventure ahead!

Overnight in Windhoek

Arrival: Fly into Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). TrovaTrip provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner

Day 2

Rise and shine! It’s time to head north on the way to your first campsite. Along the way, stop at the village of Okahandja, home to Namibia’s largest wood carving market. After a few scenic stops and lunch, you’ll arrive on the Eastern side of Etosha in Namutoni. Settle into your campsite and gather for dinner under the stars.

Overnight camping in Etosha

Included: Breakfast, Wood Carving Market Tour, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Get ready for one of the best days of your life as you embark on your first safari here in Namibia. This guided safari in Etosha National Park will take you from the Von Lindquist Gate into the deep bush. With over 114 mammals in the park, keep your eyes on the lookout for some of the more endangered ones, including black rhinos and cheetahs!

Break for lunch along the way before continuing on to the other side of the park to view incredible views of watering holes, the expansive Etosha Pan, and even more wildlife. Hello rhinos!

Swap stories of animals spotted over a group dinner before falling asleep under the stars in your campsite.

Overnight camping in Etosha

Included: Breakfast, Etosha National Park Safari, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Today you will continue your travels from the park to the coast! A gorgeous drive with many scenic viewpoints along the way, you’ll surely want your camera ready for this journey. A highlight of the drive will be seeing the Spitzkoppe, an extraordinary granite mass, referred to as the Matterhorn of Namibia. If you look closely you might spot climbers scrambling up the rock.

You’ll arrive in the coastal town of Swakopmund and check into your hotel before free time to relax by the beach or explore the area.

Overnight in Swakopmund

Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Today is a free day! Spend your time exploring the old town surrounded by desert terrain or sign up for the optional ocean kayaking adventure!

Overnight in Swakopmund

Included: Breakfast

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Day 6

Off you go! It's back towards the desert as you drive your way towards Namib Naukluft Park! Along the way, you will stop at the Walvis Bay Lagoon and the Elim Dune. A picnic lunch will be served along the drive.

Once you arrive in Namib, settle into your new campsite with a group dinner.

Overnight camping in Sesriem

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Early bird gets the sunrise! Wake before the sun comes up to ensure you capture first light in the red desert. The first leg of this sunrise-hunting journey passes through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes. Next, you're headed into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei on foot, trekking the last 3 miles through the dunes. Ready your cameras for some incredible photos of this desert waking up.

Head back down to the cars before heading off to Sossusvlei and a visit to Dune 45, the famously large dune.

As the sun gets higher along with the temperature, head back to camp for lunch.

With the cooling afternoon, you’ll head out for a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon. Back at camp, enjoy your last night camping under the stars with another group meal.

Overnight camping in Sesriem

Included: Breakfast, Sunrise Dune Hike, Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei & Dune 45 Visit, Lunch, Sesriem Canyon Tour

Day 8

Today you will make your way back to Windhoek with some stops along the way. The highlight of today will be a stop at the Namib Carnivore Research Centre, where you will learn all about the conservation efforts in this area for large carnivores!

After a lunch stop, you’ll finish out the drive to Windhoek and then check into your final hotel.

Wrap your adventures up with one final meal together.

Overnight in Windhoek

Included: Breakfast, Namib Carnivore Research Centre Visit, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

Day 9

Until next time!

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). TrovaTrip provide two transfers on the final morning.

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