Day 1: Arrival in Namibia
Relax in the lovely farm garden, after coffee and home-made cake we depart on a sundowner game drive to see a variety of wild animals and experience our first African sunset. Lodge in the country not far from airport.
Day 2: Drive to Omaruru
Lodge in the Erongo Mountains in a hidden away granite boulder strewn valley Drive via Okahandja with a visit to the woodcarvers’ market. We enjoy a guided walk to the bushman paintings. We may also visit the bushman „living museum“, the home of a local bushman tribe .
Day 3: To Twyfelfontein via the Brandberg
Visit to the world heritage site, the Twyfelfontein rock engravings. We also see the geologically interesting burnt mountain and organ pipes. Lodge nestled against an ancient sandstone dune.
Day 4: Palmwag wildlife concession bordering the Skeleton Coast
Lodge on the Palmwag Concession. Our experienced guide takes us on a game drive with our lodge along the Huab river in search of desert elephant and other wild animals.
We continue north west to travel up a mountain pass to reach the Etendeka Plateau with its ancient volcanic rocks and bizarre and interesting flora.
Day 5: To the Khowarib Schlucht and the Hoanib River
The Palmwag Concession is well know for its many springs and plentiful water that make this rugged country an animal paradise. We enjoy a guided game drive onto the concession in search of many different animal species including elephant, black rhino, Hartmann’s mountain zebra and many different antelope species. We continue to the Khowarib gorge where we settle into our rustic lodge in the shade of the evergreen Mopane trees.
Day 6: Excursion along the Hoanib River, Kaokoland
The Hoanib River is one of the larger ephemeral rivers that serve as a linear oasis for the desert adapted wildlife found here. Our guide will take us on a full day adventure to explore this very wild and beautiful area that is home to a number of herds of Namibia’s famous desert elephant. A full day excursion into the wilderness on the edge of the Kaokoland. Lodge at the Khowarib Schlucht.
Day 7: To Opuwo, the home of the Himba tribe
We drive up the Joubert Pass to reach the highlands leading to Opuwo.
Along the way we discover the huge Baobab trees, thousands of years old.
We reach Opuwo, a dusty and colourful town with hundreds of Himba
people in their tradtional dress going about their business. We spend
the afternoon relaxing at the beautiful lodge overlooking the
Himba cattle kraals as far as the eye can see. Opuwo Country Lodge.
Day 8: Depart to the Kunene River on the Border to Angola
We depart the vibrant and colourful african town of Opuwo, the capital of the Kunene Region. We drive north past dozens of Himba Kraals to the Kunene River, which forms the border between Namibia and Angola. The thundering sound of the Epupa waterfalls is a welcome relief to the heat and dust of the Kaokoland. We can take a hike along the waterfalls and then visit a Himba settlement with our guide to observe and learn more about this fascinating tribe. .Lodge at the Epupa waterfalls
Day 9: Kunene River Lodge
This is a birds paradise. The lodge enjoys the shade of the huge trees along the rivers edge. We can sit and enjoy the peace of the river with views across to Angola or take a fishing trip or canoeing trip down river. In the late afternoon we are booked on a sundonwer boat cruise. Lodge at the Kunene River.
Day 10: Drive to the Dolomite hills in western Etosha
We travel south to enter Etosha at Otjovasondu. On the drive to our camp we may be lucky to view the first wild animals including various antelope, zebra and rhino. Gameviewing at the lodges’ waterhole. We may see the elephants or possibly lions coming to quench their thirst. Lodge in the western part of the Etosha National Park.
Day 11: Etosha National Park
A park over 24000 sq km in size, we spend exciting hours finding the many different animals and birds found here. There are numerous waterholes where the animals congregate and huge grassland plains in between where hundred of antelope fervently graze, ever watchful for the hungry cats, the leopard, lion and cheetah that roam the area. Okaukuejo restcamp at the famous waterhole.
Day 12: Via Outjo to the Waterberg
In the early morning we have yet another opportunity to sit at the waterhole and watch hundreds of wild animals coming and going. After a late breakfast we drive via Outjo and Otjiwarongo to our next destination, the Waterberg. This is a nature paradise, geologically unique and offers a big variety of fauna and flora. Lodge at the Waterberg.
Day 13: Depart for Windhoek
Our journey is slowly coming to an end. We travel via Okahandja to reach our lodge between the mountains. We can relax in the lovely gardens and at the pool. In the late afternoon we are taken on our final game drive. Lodge in the country just north of Windhoek.
Day 14: Flight departure from Windhoek
Before we depart for the airport, there should be time to spend a few hours in the cosmopolitan town of Windhoek with its unique history, many special shops and friendly people.
You are welcome to make changes to the above program to create your very own unique tour.
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