5 Day - 4 Nights
Day 1 & 2
Close encounter with wildlife of Africa! Early departure 500 km north to Wildlife Sanctuary of Namibia, Etosha National Park, known as the „Hidden Treasure of Africa”. After arrival, exploring nearby waterholes. Second day, in the morning tour of the western safari trails. Lunch at the Okakuejo camp and in the afternoon exploring eastern trails of Etosha. Around 7pm return to the camp, before closing of the gates, dinner and relaxation. In the evening and late till night, observing wildlife at the waterhole, in the live „theater of nature”.
Be it a lion or an elephant, a giraffe or a zebra; almost all African animal species are represented in this huge nature reserve. There is an estimated number of 250 lions in the park, 300 rhinos, 2 500 giraffes, 6 000 zebras and more than 2 000 elephants. Variety of antelope species: Oryx, Kudu, Eland, Wildebeast and Impala live in Etosha. The dainty springbok are especially numerous; at least 20 000 of them roam the reserve. Often, they can be observed in enormous herds of several hundred animals. In Etosha, 114 mammal species are found, several are rare and endangered e.g. black rhino (largest number in the world), cheetah and black-faced impala. Etosha’s elephants are the largest in Africa. The tallest found measuring up to 4m. Blue wildebeest, zebra, hyena, lions, leopard and giraffe and about 340 bird species, are also found in the area.
The area has about 30 springs and waterholes that provide excellent game viewing and fantastic photographic opportunities. Visitors should approach and depart from waterholes slowly, with as little noise as possible, as not to disturb the game. There are three most popular rest camps at the Etosha: Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni, accommodating the visitors in the luxurious, thatch-roof bungalows, designed in the African style. Each camp has a leisure area with restaurants, shops and swimming pool.
Distance: around 450 km to Etosha on tarred roads, following day around 200km on well-maintained, gravel roads of Etosha.
Accommodation: 2 nights at NWR lodge inside the park (camping option available).
Meals on day 1: lunch on the way, dinner at one of Etosha’s camps,
Meals on day 2: breakfast, lunch and dinner in Etosha.
After breakfast, from Etosha venturing further north to Opuwo in Kaokoland, capital of this northern region. Next day, meeting with semi-nomadic Himba people. Himba are one of the last tribes on Earth, who continue to keep their traditional and ancient way of life, as they did for hundreds of years.
Distance: around 400km mainly on tarred roads.
Accommodation: lodge in Opuwo for 2 nights.
Meals: breakfast in Etosha, lunch on the way and dinner in Opuwo.
In the morning, ethnic experience and unforgettable visit to the Himba village, learning about their fascinating way of life. Unique opportunity for observing an exotic culture and customs.
The Himba are a tribe of nomadic pastoralis 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 amongst western tourists.
Visit at the Himba village creates superb vista for spectacular ethnic photography! One of the world’s best and award winning ethnic photos were taken at the Himba villages.
Distance: around 150km on gravel & tarred roads.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner in Opuwo.
After breakfast we are heading „back to civilization”, to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Our journey will take around 8 1/2 hours with the stops to stretch our legs, eat lunch and take pictures of the magnificent landscape. Arrival in Windhoek in late afternoon, transfer to lodge/hotel in Windhoek or directly at the international airport.
Distance: around 700km on tarred road.
Meals: breakfast in Opuwo, lunch on the way.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.