On the 31st May – 17th June 2018, D Tours will be hosting another fundraising adventure through the breathtaking country of Namibia.
Join us on a fully supported camping adventure where our team handles all the logistics of planning the route and booking the best campsites and ensures you have fun in a safe and well controlled environment.
Drive yourself in a fully equipped 4x4 vehicle following our lead vehicle as you discover wild and wonderful places in Namibia on a 17 day experience you will never forget!
All you do is arrive in Windhoek, get acquainted with your 4x4 – which is fully geared for camping – and hit the road!
ABOUT THE EXPEDITION
This fundraising expedition starts in Windhoek, Namibia and finishes in Kasane, Botswana. The reconnoitred and supervised route, in self-contained 4WD roof top tented vehicles, will see you camping, cooking and chewing the fat under clear African skies. Be prepared for off road driving, magnificent vistas and unbeatable game viewing.
The route takes us through open desert landscapes, sand dunes and national parks famed for game viewing and sightseeing. You’ll meet Nambia’s warm and friendly people and get up close and personal with some of her predators and prey!
We will visit the world renowned Sossusvlei, with towering sand dunes, the wild Kunene region – home of the desert adapted black rhino and desert elephants, Etosha National Park as well as the Chobe river in Botswana.
Travelling with a maximum of 9 vehicles, the group will be led by Stew Nolan’s Classic Explorations who will provide daily briefings and assistance to guide you along this remote track. Stew is a vastly experienced guide and wildlife photographer and has accompanied all D Tours trips thus far.
ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING
The vehicles we use have space for 4 people and 2 rooftop tents and are fully kitted out for camping. The self contained kitchen is easily accessed on the side of the cab and is complete with fridge and cooker.
This is largely a self-catering trip but occasionally some meals may be available if campgrounds have restaurants.
Some campgrounds offer a limited amount of accommodation in the form of chalets or tents should you wish to upgrade.
A FUNDRAISING EXPEDITION
The motive for this tour is to raise funds for Save The Rhino Trust Namibia.
Save the Rhino Trust Namibia has worked tirelessly to protect the desert-adapted black rhino of the Kunene and Erongo regions. From the point of near extinction, the rhino population has rebounded, and SRT has played a huge role in this success.
SRT operates in a remote, rugged area of more than a million hectares, with few fences, no national park status and no controls over who goes in or out. Working closely with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, local communities and NGOs, the dedicated teams of trackers go out on daily patrols to monitor this last truly free-ranging population of black rhino in the world.
As with all Dtours expeditions, 100% of your donation goes towards the cause, in this case; Save The Rhino Trust Namibia.
Please select a day below to view what we have planned
DAY 1 + 2
31st May & 1st June
We meet in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia for a welcome, tour briefing and hand over of 4×4 campers. There will be time to rest up before provisioning at several well-stocked supermarkets in Windhoek and a beer at the famous Joe’s Beer House!
DAY 3 + 4
SESRIEM CAMP, SOSSUSVLEI
2nd & 3rd June
From Windhoek, we travel south to the Sossusvlei area. The giant red sand dunes are mind-blowing and early morning and evening trips to the dunes are essential. An optional extra excursion here, which is out of this world, is an early morning hot air balloon safari.
Swakopmund is Namibia’s most popular coastal town, known for its German influence and Bavarian architecture, its proximity to the dunes of the Namib and its cool misty climate. A walk around the quaint town is a must and there are several supermarkets and deli’s at which to restock.
DAY 6 - 10
5th to 9th June
In the Kunene you will discover some of the very best this region has to offer including breathtakingly wide open spaces, geological formations as well as the opportunity to see some of the desert adapted wildlife that exists in the arid Kunene region. We will stay in a variety of camps and visit community conservation areas where wildlife and people co-exist. We will have sundowners with some of Africa’s most incredible vistas as our backdrop and we will traverse wide open spaces.
DAY 11 - 13
HALALI CAMP, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
10th to 12th June
From the Kunene we travel to Etosha National Park, which truly is an icon of Namibia. Wide open spaces and vast herds of herbivores along with large predators can be found in Etosha National Park. One of the park’s most distinctive features is the Etosha Pan, a great white salt pan that stretches to around 130 km long and up to 50 km wide.
DAY 14 + 15
13th & 14th June
The Caprivi Strip comes as a sharp contrast to the areas you have just visited – there is water a plenty, with camping close to the river and water based activities on offer. We will spend two nights camping on the banks of the Kavango River. Birdlife is phenomenal. Ngepi camp is nothing short of magical, and is one of our favourite campsites in all of Southern Africa!
DAY 16 + 17
15th & 16th June
In Kasane you will visit the world renowned Chobe Game Reserve, famous for its enormous elephant population. One of the tour highlights will be the sunset river cruise on the Chobe River which supports the largest wildlife concentration in this park.
DEPART FROM KASANE AIRPORT
Sadly the tour ends in Kasane, from where you can fly out to a larger airport for onward flights.
US $3500 per person based on 4 per vehicle.
THIS IS COMPRISED OF:
Donation of US$1500 per person. You can either donate this yourself or fundraise via sponsors supporters. 100% of all funds raised will go to Save The Rhino Trust with no deduction for administration.
Entry fee of US$2000 per person (based on 4 per vehicle). This covers the hire of a 4x4 self contained rooftop camper fully equipped for camping and cooking, the organising of the expedition, all camping and accommodation costs as per the itinerary, a sunset cruise on the Chobe River, experienced African support staff/guides on the expedition as well as some touring essentials.
This is a self-catering expedition but we will provide a list of recommended places to shop to safely maximise your local experience.
Flights into Windhoek, Namibia, and out of Kasane Botswana. Visas, food, fuel, cross border fees, park entrance fees, extra activities, upgraded accommodation, gratuities and any other costs of a personal nature.
Since you are visiting Africa you might like to take the opportunity to add to your itinerary. A visit to Cape Town, a stay at a glamorous safari lodge or a trip to the Okavango Delta could be added to the beginning or end of your trip. If so we would be happy to advise on options and arrange all booking for you.