Bushmen, Etosha & Himba Tribe

tour description

Week-long BUSHMEN TRIBE, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK & HIMBA PEOPLE TOUR focusing on cultural and ethnic experiences, as well as nature and wildlife. If you are interested in meeting some of the most unique African Tribes: Himba People and Bushmen - then this tour is perfect for you.

Our Guests have a unique opportunity to meet Himba People, one of the last semi-pastoral tribes on Earth, who continue living their ancient, traditional way in our modern world. 

Visit to the Bushmen Tribe (the San People at Living Village) is both highly educational and entertaining! Friendly Bushmen teach how to track animals in the African Bush, how to make fire with just two sticks, how to identify edible plants and what they are specifically used for and most importantly how to find water in the arid land.

Guests are welcome to book part of whole tour as fly-in experience to shorten travel time, please contact us for quote.

Small group tour with minimum 2 participants & maximum of 12; it may depart any day of the week and This tour can be tailor made.

Duration
7 Days
Countries
Namibia
Categories
Birding, Ethnical/Cultural, Geology, Photography, Wildlife

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Prices Per Person

Low Season
1 November to 30 June
High Season
1 July to 31 October
Camping NAD18,100.- EUR~999.- NAD22,600.- EUR~1,248.-
Mid-range Lodge Accommodation
Meals: B, D
NAD26,800.- EUR~1,479.- NAD30,200.- EUR~1,667.-
Mid-range Lodge Accommodation
Meals: B, L, D + mineral water in the car
NAD29,900.- EUR~1,650.- NAD33,100.- EUR~1,827.-
Mid-range Lodge Single Supplement NAD4,800.- EUR~265.- NAD4,800.- EUR~265.-
Luxury Lodge Accommodation
Meals: B, L, D + mineral water during the tour
NAD50,900.- EUR~2,810.- NAD58,800.- EUR~3,246.-
Luxury Lodge Single Supplement NAD8,100.- EUR~447.- NAD8,100.- EUR~447.-
Optional Private Tour Supplement Per Tour NAD20,000.- EUR~1,104.- NAD20,000.- EUR~1,104.-
* 50% discount for children 12 years old and younger.

Tour Map

Detailed Itinerary

Leaving Windhoek in the morning at around 8 am and travelling up north Namibia, to Bushmenland, where we will meet Bushmen tribe in their village. On the way, short visit to Hoba Meteor. The main mass of meteor is estimated at more than 60 tons, making it the largest known meteorite (as a single piece) and the most massive naturally occurring piece of iron known on the Earth’s surface.

 

Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: for 2 nights at Fiume lodge or similar.

Distance: 470 km on tarred road.

Duration: 5 hours with stop-overs and lunch break.


Early morning visit to Bushmen Village, Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi, situated deep in the bush, where we will spend around 3 to 5 hours with this unique and fascinating tribe. We will observe their traditions and culture, learn skills of animal-tracking in the bush, finding water-rich plants, berry and fruit picking. Bushmen will perform their traditional dances, games and songs. Participation in all activities are welcomed!

 

Meals: as selected.

Distance: 270 km on tarred & gravel road.

Duration: 7 hours including activities & travel time.


After breakfast we will travel to Namibia wildlife sanctuary – Etosha National Park. Etosha, meaning a ‚place of dry water’ is one of the most frequently visited and considered to be one of the most loved national parks of Africa. Dedicated to protecting wildlife of African bush and savanna.  Its specific atmosphere, beauty and close encounter with nature – simply overwhelms visitors!

Wild animals such as: lions, cheetah, leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hyenas, rhino, variety of antelopes, birds and reptiles inhabit enormous regions of grassy savanna. Etosha presents picture of harmony and balance of nature, while filling the viewer with tranquil peace and serenity, while we observe wildlife in its natural, untouched environment.  Live ‚theater of nature’ at its best!


Today game drive is until late afternoon & we need to return back to our lodge before sunset.

 

Meals: as selected. 

Accommodation: 2 nights at Halali Resort or similar.

Distance: around 200 km on tarred and gravel roads. 

Duration: travel distance to Etosha is around 200km, the rest of the day will be spend on game drive inside Etosha NP. 


Full day game drive is planned for today, from sunrise till sunset with brake for lunch.


Meals: as selected. 

Distance: around 200 km on gravel roads of Etosh 

Duration: full day game drive inside Etosha NP. 

After breakfast, traveling through western regions of Etosha visiting last waterholes & enjoing Wildlife of Africa. Leaving Etosha around lunch time, we are driving to Opuwo in Kaokoland, capital of this northern region. 


Meals: as selected.

Accommodation: 2 nights at Opuwo Country Hotel or similar.

Distance: around 400 km mainly on tarred roads.

Today in the morning, traveling through vast terrain of Kaokoland to visit semi-nomadic Himba people. Himba are one of the last semi-nomadic tribes on Earth, who continue to keep their traditional and ancient way of life, as they did for hundreds of years.

 

Himba are a tribe of nomadic pastoralist who inhabit the Kaokoland area of Namibia. The Himba have clung to their traditions and the beautiful Himba women are noted for their intricate hairstyles and traditional jewelry.

 

As 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 fat to protect themselves from the sun that gives their appearance a rich red colour. Himba jewelry is made from iron or shell, and due to their intricate designs have become very popular among western tourists.

 

Visit at the Himba village creates superb opportunity for spectacular ethnic photography! One of the world’s best and award winning ethnic photos were taken at Himba villages in Namibia.

 

Meals: as selected.

Distance: around 50km on gravel & tarred roads.

After breakfast we are heading ‚back to civilization’, to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Our journey will take around 8 hours with the stops to stretch our legs, lunch and take pictures of the magnificent landscape. Arrival in Windhoek is planed for late afternoon & our guide will transfer to your lodge/hotel. 

 

Meals: as selected.

Distance: around 700 km on tarred roads.

Included

Transport, fuel, 6 nights 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.

Not Included

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).

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