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Total trip cost - $2,580 + your airfare/food

Self drive across this ancient dessert in a self contained adventure vehicle with two Running Wild Media photographers as your wildlife guides. Feel the hot desert breeze, drive a quad runner across the dunes, ride a camel, come face to face with endangered wildlife and experience the authentic beauty of West Africa. A twelve day, once in a lifetime journey awaits. We we are hoping to see desert elephants, black rhinos, zebra, pangolins, giraffe, lions, fur seals and much more!

August 15th: 

·      Guides pick up rental trucks

·      Guests arrive in Windhoek throughout day, Night in Chameleon Backpackers

·      Have the afternoon/whatever to explore Windhoek - go to shopping/market areas/buy food for camping for Outjo

·      Group opening dinner

            Accommodation: Chameleon Backpackers

August 16th:

 ·     Morning leave for Etosha National Park.

·      Game drive in Etosha near campsite to look for giraffes, wildlife and watering holes

·     Lunch on the drive

·      Afternoon game drive around Etosha 

·      Dinner at campsite or at lodge

             Accommodation: Namutoni Campsite - has bathroom, pools laundry and showering facilities

August 17th:

·      Second day in Etosha - all day game drive - 6:30 am wake up call

·   Early breakfast at campsite

·   Morning game drive to explore Etosha Pan looking for lions, leopards, zebra, elephant, rhino, bat eared foxes and more. Staking out watering holes for wildlife.

·   Lunch on the drive, will pull off to eating area (fenced in and protected from elephants and lions).

·   Dinner at campsite or associated lodge restaurant.

·   Night time looking at watering hole for night rhinos

         Accommodation: Halali Campsite - rugged campsite - bathroom facilities, light meals available

August 18th:

·      Morning game drive to explore Etosha and head back to the Western side. Looking for black rhinos and other wildlife.

·      Breakfast - at campsite

·      Lunch at fenced in eating area and or afternoon break in Okuakuejo

·      Afternoon drive to explore West side of park.

·      Dinner at campsite or lodge restaurant.

Accommodation: Halali Campsite

August 19th:

·      7:30 am, group leaves for Outjo to work at REST

·      Upon arrival, check in to campsites, tour of facility and begin volunteering/playing with wildlife and honeybun - pangolin. REST Namibia - “Allowing tourism to brush with conservation & research in order to conserve, understand and educate. Founded in 2000, REST aims to bring attention to some of the most misunderstood and endangered animals in Namibia.” Visit https://www.restnamibia.org for more information.

·      Lunch and dinner at campsite

             Accommodation: REST Campsite

August 20th:

·      Second day at REST - volunteer for half day.

·      Breakfast and Lunch at REST campsite

·      2:00 pm - leave for Rhino Conservation Area

·    Check in to Camp David - Evening Rhino themed activity - maybe babies!

·    Dinner at Rhino Conservation Center

  Accommodation: Camp David Luxury Tents

August 21st:

·   Full day at Rhino Conservation Center

·   Morning activity - Driving around reserve for Rhino feeding - lots of photo opportunities

·   Lunch at center

·   Afternoon activity - Rhino tracking on foot with rangers

·   Dinner at center

  Accommodation: Camp David Luxury Tents

August 22nd:

·  Morning at Rhino Conservation Center

·  Breakfast - At campsite

·  Late morning/early afternoon, leave for Brandberg Mountain - 3.5 hour drive

·   Lunch - on the road

·   Arrive at Brandberg White Lady Lodge

·   Dinner - At White Lady

·  Evening drive - look for desert elephants

     Accommodation:  White Lady Painting Lodge Brandberg campsite  

August 23rd:

·      Morning hike to White Lady Painting and other cave paintings from the bushmen from approximately 2,000 years ago. Climbing part of Fire Mountain - tallest peak in Namibia.

·  Breakfast - At the campsite before morning hike

·   Lunch - Lunch at campsite

·   Leave for Cape Cross - 2.5 hours

·   Go see hundreds of seals at Cape Cross and take photos of them in the sunset

·   Dinner - at campsite

Accommodation:  Campsite near Seal Reserve     

August 24th:

·     Early Morning to see seals.

·  Breakfast - At campsite

·   Drive to Swakopmund - 1.5 hours

·   Lunch - Lunch in Swakopmund

·      Afternoon and evening to explore the city. Camel ride through the desert.

·   Dinner - At a restaurant

     Accommodation:  Campsite neat Swakopmund

August 25th:

·    Morning 4x4 Quad tour of the Namibian sand dunes (2 hours).

·  leave for Windhoek

·  Breakfast - At campsite or restaurant

·   Lunch - On the Road

·   Possible excursion to Himba Village on the way to Windhoek

·   Dinner - In Windhoek

Accommodation: Chameleon Backpackers

August 26th:

·   Drive to the airport for departures

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$500.00 Deposit due 4 months before trip departure

Deposit can be PayPal’d to account name “Running Wild Media” - info@runningwild.media. For more info email justin@runningwild.media

Remaining payments must be submitted 1.5 months before departure.

Deposits are non-refundable as they are used to pre-book all reservations and accommodation.

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Running Wild Expeditions will carry insurance coverage for the trip to Namibia.

Liability waivers and supporting documentation must be submitted with final payment. Papers will be issued upon deposit or earlier upon request via email.

Round trip flights should be booked to Windhoek, Namibia – Hosea Kutako International Airport. Send a itinerary of flight for approval before purchasing the flight.

Remaining payments must be submitted 1.5 months before departure.

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