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11 Days Northern Namibia Tailor Made

 

 

Day 1, October 24th

Arrival in Windhoek in the afternoon, pick up from the airport and short city tour with visit to Diamond Works.

 

Meals: dinner.

Distance: around 50km on tarred roads.

Accommodation: 1 night in Villa Moringa.

 

 

Day 2 – Twyfelfontein UNESCO World Heritage, October 25th

Travelling to Twyfelfontein in scenic Damaraland.  On the way chance to spot ostriches, jackals, hyenas, springbok, oryx. Ethnic experience with the Damara tribe and their disappearing culture at the ‚Living Museum’. You are treated to traditional dances, village presentation and can try fire-making with just two sticks. We are surrounded by fascinating nature, wildlife, rock formations and magnificent, scenic landscape of Damaraland. Arrival at scenically located Twyfelfontein lodge late afternoon.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Accommodation: 1 night in Damaraland.

Luxury – Mowani Mountain Camp.

Distance: 360 km (gravel road, including 110 km salt road)

Duration: around 8 hrs including lunch break

 

Day 3 – Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, Kaokoland and Opuwo, October 26th

Discovering beauty of Twyfelfontein rock engravings, UNESCO World Heritage site – one of the largest concentration of petroglyphs in Africa. You can admire most interesting petroglyphs, out of over 2000 works, created centuries ago in the rusty-orange rocks by San people, Bushmen inhabitants of these regions. The site forms a coherent, extensive and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers.

 

After visit, venturing further north-west, into magnificent Kaokoland, region inhabited by semi-nomadic Himba people. Himba are one of the few, remaining tribes in the World, continuing to live as they did centuries ago and nearly completely separated from the civilization. Arrival at Opuwo, the capital of the region; rest after the trip.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Distance: around 300 km on gravel road

Duration: 6 hrs with visiting and stop-overs

Accommodation: 1 night in Opuwo Country Hotel in standard rooms

 

Day 4 – Kaokoland and Himba People, October 27th

In the morning, visit at authentic Himba village. Meeting Himba people and unforgettable visit to the village, learning about ancient, nomadic way of life. Unique opportunity to observe exotic culture and customs as well as chance for ethnic photography. Himba people are a tribe of nomadic pastoralists who inhabit the Kaokoland area of Namibia. The Himba have clung to their ancient traditions. Beautiful Himba women are noted for their intricate hairstyles and traditional jewellery. Both Himba men and woman wear few clothes apart from a loin cloth or goat skinned mini-skirt, they rub their bodies with red ochre and animal fat to protect themselves from the sun that gives their appearance a rich red colour. Himba jewellery is made from iron or shell, and due to their intricate designs have become very popular amongst tourists.

 

After the visit to Himba village, on the way to Etosha National Park – wildlife sanctuary and treasure of Namibia, considered to be one of the most loved and most visited game parks of Africa! Entrance through Galton’s Gate on the western border of Etosha. Driving through the park to Okaukuejo camp: admiring variety of magnificent animals: antelopes, giraffes, zebras, lions, elephants (largest in Africa), rhino, leopards, cheetah and hyenas roaming through the bush. In the evening, relaxing dinner served in the thrilling atmosphere of the wild. At the Okaukuejo waterhole, thirsty animals gather for the drink of water, while you are invited to watch the ever-changing ‘theater of nature’ till late!

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 2 nights at Namutoni Resort

 

Distance: around 330 km on tar and gravel roads.

Duration: 5 hrs.

 

Day 5 – Etosha National Park, October 28th

Wildlife adventure while visiting waterholes, natural springs and view points of the park. Nighttime game viewing at the waterhole.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: 300 km, gravel roads.

Duration: unlimited game drive from sunrise to sundown.

 

 

 

Day 6 – San People, October 29th

 

Leaving Etosha, driving to the eastern part of the country, En-route visit at the largest one-piece-solid, iron meteorite on Earth – the Hoba Meteorite. Its weight is estimated at 60 tons.

 

In the afternoon, visit to San People village, it’s a living Museum, where you can have close encounter with this fascinating culture.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night in Fiume Lodge.

Distance: around 250 km, tar road.

 

Day 7 – Divundu (Caprivi Region), October 30th

‚Farewell’ to San People, and traveling north-east to Divundu in the Caprivi Region. On the way to Divundu, you will be passing by villages in the rural areas. Arrival at the lodge situated on the banks of the Okavango River around lunch time. 

Optional activity:

Sundowner cruise on the Okavango River.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 2 nights in the Caprivi region at Ngepi Camp or Rainbow River Lodge

Distance: around 400 km, tar road.

 

Day 8 –  Caprivi Strip, October 31st

Morning and afternoon game drive in the Mahango NP.

 

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Distance: around 60 km on gravel and sandy roads of the NP.

 

Day 9 – Caprivi Strip, Kongola, November 1st

In the morning moving deeper into Caprivi Strip, driving through Bwabwata NP. On the way chances of spotting wildlife like: Wild Dogs, Elephants, Buffaloes and other.

In the afternoon game drive in Mudumu NP.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night on the Kwando river at Namushasha

 

Day 10 – Caprivi Strip to Windhoek, November 2nd.

 

After breakfast and relaxing morning, you will be transfer to Katima Mulilu airport for your transfer to Windhoek.

Commercial flight leaves at 12:15pm, flight duration, around 1 hour and 40min

 

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Accommodation: 1 night in Windhoek, Naankuse.

Distance: around 100 km on tar road.

 

Day 11 – Windhoek to Johannesburg, November 3rd

In the morning activity of your choice at Naankuse or similar.

After lunch short drive through the city and airport transfer.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch.

Distance: around 70 km on tar road.

 

Included in the tour’s price:

Transport, fuel, 10 nights lodge accommodation and reservations, meals as selected, national park entrance fee, full-day unlimited game drives in Etosha National Park (sunrise till sunset) in the provided tour vehicle, experienced tour guide for the entire tour, airport transfers within the tour dates, scheduled flight from Katima Mulilu to Windhoek on the 2nd of November.

 

Not included in the tour’s price:

Scheduled, international flights ‚to/from’ Namibia, individually extended accommodation, additional transfers (airport transfers beyond tour dates, which we may arrange at euro 20 pp), individual travel and medical insurance, lunches & water if not selected, drinks and alcoholic beverages, optional activities, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, visa to Namibia (if required).
Start Date: 2018-10-24
End Date: 2018-11-03
Price:
N$67,500
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