Namibia • Group Safari

Expedition to Damaraland and Kaokoveld

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Namibia • Group Safari

Expedition to Damaraland and Kaokoveld


A safari focusing on Damaraland and Kaokoveld, the habitat of the semi-nomadic Himba people.



On this expedition tour we show you the most remote and pristine landscapes of north-western Namibia.

With the four-wheel drive through rugged valleys and sandy riverbeds to table mountains with spectacular views.

On road Sightings of desert elephants, giraffes or black rhinos. The northernmost target is the Epupa Falls of the Kunene River. The journey concludes with a stay of several days in the animal-rich Etosha National Park, where the abundant animal life can be observed in a relaxed manner at the water points.



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Small Group or Private Safari


English- and German- speaking tour guide


Duration: 13 Days



Highlights:
Kaokoveld • Himba Nomads • Desert Elephants • Damaraland • Epupa Falls • Etosha National Park



Inclusive

  • Accommodation in double rooms and double tents of hotels, lodges, camps
  • Breakfast
  • All transfers
  • All entrance fees
  • Excursions according to the program

Exclusive

  • Beverages
  • Additional meals
  • Visa fee
  • International flights

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1: Windhoek - Erongo Mountains

Arrival in Windhoek. After a short sightseeing tour drive west to a lodge located in the desert area of the Namib.



Day 2: Damaraland

Drive west across a labyrinth of rugged valleys to the Ugab, whose riverbed is sandy and whose tributaries are lined with trees and shrubs. This is the habitat of desert elephants.



Day 3 - Damaraland

In a northerly direction it goes on a four-wheel drive to a high plateau with a fantastic view of red-coloured table mountains. Visit of the rock engravings at Twyvelfontein and arrival in the palm oasis Palmwag.



Day 4- Palmwag

Visit the Palmwag Concession Area, an approximately 5,000 km2 privately owned nature reserve in the hilly reddish steppe landscape of the desert region, with occurrences of small and large game, including the endangered black rhino and the desert elephant.

Optional: Rhino Trekking - must be booked in advance

This excursion is done with a open game drive vehicle to the location and the tracking is done on foot in search of Rhinos. During this excursion your experienced guide accompanied by an experienced tracker(s) takes you off the beaten track into the vast areas of Damaraland to track and observe the endangered Black Rhino. While this excursion’s main focus is on tracking rhino, you might spot other wildlife species such as Mountain Zebra, Giraffe, Kudu, Oryx, Springbok and many more.



Day 5. - 6 Khowarib - Hoanib - Hoarusib

Via Sesfontein the route goes on sandy and gravel roads along the Hoanib river then parallel to the skeleton coast we reach the Horausib and here there is year-round running water: the area is rich in wildlife.

Even in the flat desert terrain we can find springbok, ostrich and with a bit of luck lion. Where a borehole guarantees permanent water supply, a Himba clan has settled with their cattle for several months a year.



Day 7 - Hoarusib

This day is dedicated to exploring the Hoarusib area.



Day 8 - Opuwo

Further north to Opuwo - on the way encounters with the local Himba tribe. From Kaoko Otavi to Opuwo the route becomes better again.



Day 9: Opuwo - Epupa

Continue through the Kaokoland with numerous stops to the Kunene River, where an oasis awaits. At the Epupa Falls, huge Baobabs and Makalani Palm Trees form a dense green vegetation belt.



Day 10: Epupa

Hike along the Epupa Falls. Here, the Kunene falls in many small steps 40 m deep into a ravine. Today a local guide will explain the traditions of the Himba.



Day 11: Epupa - Etosha National Park

Drive to the west of Etosha National Park. At the centre of the reserve is the Etosha salt pan, which is fringed by waterholes that serve the game as a potion.



Day 12: Etosha National Park

In the game-rich Etosha National Park such as the blue wildebeest, kudu and eland, hyenas, lions and even leopards. In the evening observation of game at water points in the immediate vicinity of the rest camp.



Day 13: Etosha National Park - Windhoek - return flight

Back to Windhoek via Okahandja's craft market. In the evening return flight to Frankfurt.



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