Caroline Gregory

Southern Africa Road Trip: Namibia Campsites and How To Book Them

Caroline Gregory
Southern Africa Road Trip: Namibia Campsites and How To Book Them

Southern Africa Road Trip: Namibia Campsites and How To Book Them

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Table Of Contents

Part 1: Intro, Truck Rental, Packing Essentials and SIM card info

Part 2: Camping Food Ideas and Map Of Route

Part 3: Namibia Campsites and How To Book Them

Part 4: Botswana & Victoria Falls Campsites and How To Book Them

Part 5: Favorite Sights (Coming Soon)


Barberspan Bird Sanctuary Campsite (Night 1)

Location: Delarayville, Namibia

How to book: On arrival, we showed up after dark and they had space. 

Price: $19 / 2 people ($9.50 per person per night)

Quiver Tree Forest Camp (Night 2)

They have rescued, orphaned cheetahs on the property.

Location: Keetmanshoop, Namibia

How to book: On arrival, we showed up after dark and they had space. Alternatively, use the contact form on their website (https://www.quivertreeforest.com/contact) or give them a call.

Price: $35 / 2 people ($17.50 per person per night)

Quiver tree silhouettes on arrival.

So pretty in the daylight!

Neuhof Campsite (Nights 3 & 4)

The campsites closer to Sossusvlei were sold out so we decided to day-trip from Neuhof. Worked out well. The campsites are huge here; you’ll have plenty of your own space and will likely see Oryx and Zebra in the lands around the camp’s perimeter.

Location: Sesriem, Namibia

How to book: Booking.com (https://www.booking.com/hotel/na/neuhof-portion-2-campsite.html)

Price: $24 / campsite / 2 nights ($12 per campsite per night)

Windpomp 14 (Nights 5 & 6)

This is the last major city before Etosha National Park. While staying at this camp, consider visiting the Spar grocery nearby, topping up your SIM cards and getting your laundry done. I can’t remember the name of the laundry mat we went to but it was recommended by the staff of this campsite. Do ask them questions as they’re knowledgeable of the area.

Location: Swakopmund, Namibia

How to book: Email the team directly at camp@windpomp14.com 

Price: $64 / 2 people / 2 nights ($16 per person per night)

Beachfront campsites

Skeleton Coast; world’s largest ship cemetery

Madisa Camp (Night 7)*

This was one of our favorite campsites on the trip! Madisa had a really nice pool and a big (natural) rock formation to climb for sunset views. We had a bonfire late into the night and introduced a few local South Africans to their first s’more. This is also a good place to fill the water tank of your truck if you’re running low. They have a hose to use for free.

Location: Kalkbron, Namibia

How to book: Use their booking platform with Nightsbridge, http://www.nightsbridge.co.za/bridge/book?bbid=20749 -- it looks sketchy, but it works! If they appear sold out, contact them directly at bookings@madisacamp.com

Price: $24 / 2 people / 1 night ($12 per person per night)

Incredible landscape.

Hoada Campsite (Night 8)

This is the campsite we filmed our truck tour video that’s featured on one of my Instagram highlights.

Location: Kamanjab, Namibia

How to book: https://www.hotels.com/ho589777/hoada-camp-site-palmwag-namibia/

Price: $30 / 2 people ($30 per campsite per night)

Etosha Village (Night 9)

Has decent wifi at reception area, and welcome drinks!

Location: Okaukuejo, Namibia (right outside of the Anderson entrance gate to Etosha National Park)

How to book: Call them directly (+27 21 930 4564) to book a campsite; rooms are available to book online - https://app.thebookingbutton.com/properties/etoshavillagedirect?check_in_date=15-08-2019&check_out_date=16-08-2019&number_adults=2

Price: $25 / campsite

Woke up to a kudu outside of our tent.

Okaukuejo (Nights 10 & 11)

This campsite is inside Etosha National Park (still protected from animals by a gate at night). Camping inside the park allows you to start exploring at sunrise (1 hour earlier than other people) and also go on guided night safaris! This campsite has its own watering hole for game views, a gas station, restaurant (buffet) and a limited shop for snacks.

Location: Okaukuejo, Namibia (Inside Etosha National Park)

How to book: https://za.cimsoweb.com/rooms

Price: $86 / 2 people / 2 nights ($21.50 per person per night)

Watering hole view at the Okaukuejo campsite.

Onguma Tamboti Campsite (Night 12)

This was a really nice campsite, especially for a break after Etosha exploring. Also has the best wifi in all of Africa but there’s a data limit. Don’t FaceTime your crush for 2 hours.

Location: Tsumeb, Namibia (right outside the Von Lindeqiest entrance gate of Etosha National Park)

How to book: https://www.nightsbridge.co.za/bridge/book?bbid=16962

Price: $36 / 2 people ($18 per person per night)

Looking for someone to delete my IP address so the wifi restarts my data package like

Ngpei Camp (Nights 13-16)

One of our favorite camp sites!

Offers a buffet dinner each night for about $15, really good food.

Best outdoor bathrooms and showers ever. You could easily stay here a week. We didn’t explore around the area because we didn’t want to pack up our tent and move, but there’s supposedly great safari viewing around, and the camp itself offers activities. They also have a bar for evening fun times! You’ll need 4WD to get in there, and don’t slow down or stop – you won’t be able to get going again (you’ll be stuck in the sand).


Location: Divundu, Namibia

How to book: Email them at bookings@ngepicamp.com or call +264 (0) 66 259 903

Price: $68 / campsite / 4 nights ($8.63 per person per night)

Doesn’t get much better than bathing under the sun and moon light.

We’re a little more than two weeks into our trip, only a few more campsites left.


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Part 4: Botswana & Zimbabwe Campsites and How To Book Them