14 days from/to Windhoek
Duration
Namibia
Country
From €2,450
Price

On this guided camping safari you will get to know the most beautiful places in the centre and Kaokoveld of Namibia. From the Epupa waterfalls on the border to Angola - with a visit to the "red shepherds" of the Kaokoveld, the Himbas - adventurous game drives to the desert elephants threatened with extinction in the dry rivers of the Kaokoveld - over the animal-rich Etosha National Park to the highest mountain massif - the Brandberg- this fascinating round trip takes you through Namibia.

Highlights

  • Fascinating landscapes of Kaokoveld and Damaraland
  • Roaring Epupa waterfalls on the border with Angola
  • Hike along the Kunene
  • Visit in a Himba Kral - with insight into the life of the proud Himbas, the "red shepherds" in Kaokoveld
  • Adventurous game drives in the Hoanib – encounter with rare desert elephants possible
  • Swimming in the Ongongo waterfall
  • Game drives in the animal-rich Etosha National Park
  • Hike on the Brandberg with a visit to the Bushman's drawings (White lady)
Group size3 – 6
Including
Accommodationentrance fees
rationsguide
Exclusive
flight
pocket money

 

Additional Information

Trip TypeCamping
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Day 1 Arrival: Windhoek-Omaruru

Welcome to Namibia!

After your arrival at Windhoek International Airport – if possible the arrival in the morning should take place – you will be expected by your German-speaking Rafiki-X-Dream tour guide. Then it goes to Omaruru. Omaruru is regarded as the "artistic town" of Namibia. With a sundowner and dinner under the shady acacia trees, Harry can solve any questions you may have.
Overnight: Kashana Guesthouse/DZ (a)

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Day 2: Omaruru-Etosha National Park

From Omaruru we drive via Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Towards noon we reach our accommodation in or at the Etoshapark. The time until the sundowner we take a Gamedrive, then you can enjoy the view at the water hole.
Overnight: Campsite in/at Etosha National Park with pool (F, M, a)
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Day 3: Etosha National Park

We leave our camp in the morning and make a full day Gamedrive in Etosha National Park. The Etosha pan is a salt pan of huge scale in the 22,000 km² large and wildly rich national park. At the game drive to the west, passing countless water holes you have good opportunities to see zebras, gnus, giraffes, elephants, antelopes and with a bit of luck also lions and rhinos. In the new Camp Olifantsrust in the west of the National Park, we spend tonight in the Nationalpark.
Overnight: Campsite in Etosha National Park (F, M, a)
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Day 4: Etosha National Park-OPUWO

After a morning Gamedrive in Etosha National Park, we drive through untouched, lonely landscapes to Opuwo the capital of the Kaokoveld. OPUWO is the only major city in the Kaokoveld – a largely untouched landscape where the traditional way of life of the Herero and Himba has been preserved. Opuwo is characterised by the clash of tradition and modernity, which is reflected in city life. Many Himbas shape the townscape Opuwos. Although they usually do not live within the city, rather in their small settlements inside the Kaokoveld, they often stay here for sale and sell.
Overnight: Campsite of the Opuwo Country Lodge (F, M, a)
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Day 5: OPUWO-Epupa Waterfall

Today it goes high to the north to the Epupa waterfalls of the Kunene, which forms the border river to Angola. With loud noise, the floods plunge 50 m into the depth. Our camp is situated picturesquely under palm trees, directly on the falls. For the sundowner we enjoy the view of the waterfall.
Overnight: Campsite in the Epupa cases (F, M, a)
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Day 6: Epupa-Visit of a traditional Himbadorfes

In the morning we will visit a Himbadorf. It is interesting to get an impression of the way of life of these still very traditional people. In the late afternoon we climb to a nearby hill, which has an incredible view of the Epupa waterfalls.
Overnight: Campsite in the Epupa cases (F, M, a)
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Day 7: Epupa

We will stay one more day in the green oasis at the Kunene. Early in the morning a local guide accompanies us on our hike along the Kunene. We enjoy the river landscape and with a little luck we see crocodiles on the sand banks. Who wants to refresh in the afternoon in the natural pools – above the falls – or in the pool of the Campsite.
Overnight: Campsite in the Epupa cases (F, M, a)
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Day 8: Epupa-Khowarib

A longer journey is on the agenda for today: from Epupa it goes across the Kaokoveld. Via Opuwo, Klein Kaoko Otavi we reach the Khowarib gorge. A delightful canyon through which the Hoanibrivier has made its way in many years.
Overnight: Campsite in the Khowarib Gorge (F, M, a)
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Day 9: Ongongo Waterfall

Today we visit another little paradise in the dry, dusty Kaokoveld. At warm spring there is the possibility of a refreshing bath-in the pool of the Ongongo waterfall.
Overnight: Campsite in the Khowarib or Ongongo Gorge (F, M, a)
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Day 10: Hoanib River Valley

Today it becomes even more adventurous and dusty. In search of the desert elephants and desert lions endangered by extinction, we drive through the spectacular landscapes of the Hoanib dry River to Amspor. With luck we meet small groups of rare pachyderm under camel thorn trees.
Overnight: Campsite in the Khowarib or Ongongo Gorge (F, M, a)
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Day 11: Khowarib-Brandberg

 Via Palmwag, you will go through the breathtaking scenery of the Damaraland to the Brandberg. The highest mountain in Namibia with 2570 m, the Brandberg, is our place for the next 2 days. Here we meet with a little luck, in the game driving in the Ugab Rivier, again on desert elephants.
Overnight: Campsite of the White Lady Lodge am Brandberg (F, M, a)
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Day 12: Brandberg

During a flora - fauna hike with a local guide at the Brandberg, we visit the famous rock painting of the "White Lady" which is estimated to be about 4000 years old. However, this does not represent a white lady but a hunter with ritual painting. In the afternoon you can enjoy the landscape of Damaraland or relax by the pool.
Overnight: Campsite of the White Lady Lodge am Brandberg (F, M, a)
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Day 13: Brandberg-Omaruru

The safari goes to the end. Towards the afternoon we drive back to Omaruru. Here we stay the last night and let the safari end.
Overnight: DZ in Guesthouse in Omaruru with pool (f, M, a)
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Day 14: Omaruru-Windhoek/return flight

The Safari is over. Drive to Windhoek to the international airport and return home

Notes

Included services from/to Windhoek:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, according to offer
  • Entrance fees for National parks in Namibia: Etosha National Park
  • Game drives in Etosha National Park, adventurous Gamedrive in the Hoanib – riverbed
  • Entrance fees and charges: visit of a traditional Himba village, guided hike with local guide to the White Lady at Brandberg, Gamedrive in the Ugab River at the Brandberg
  • 2 nights in a double room in lodges 
  • 11 nights on Campsites in large floor tents (3m x 3m, with standing height),
  • Ride in 4 × 4 vehicles with off-road trailers with refrigerator and freezer
  • English speaking Guide 

Not included in the services:

  • International flights
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • All drinks that are settled at the end
  • Personal expenses

Price from: €2,450 (for 4 persons) depending on the time of the day and the number of participants

Duration: 14 days from/to Windhoek

Number of participants: Minimum 3 persons

Travel Dates 2019: The dates of travel can be determined individually on request.

As with all our Rafiki X-Dream Safaris We try to consider your individual wishes.

Would you like to change the route, a shorter or longer tour, an exclusive safari for 2 people?
Stay in lodges, bungalows or tented camps?

Please contact us, we are happy to assist you. 

Himbafrau in traditional clothing
View of the Brandberg
Campsite at the Epupa waterfalls
Elephants at the water hole in Etosha National Park
A landmark of Omaruru-the Franke Tower
Campsite of the White Lady Lodge on Brandberg-Namibia
Proud Himbafrau in traditional costumes
dusty pad in Kaokoveld
Landscape Impressions from the Kaokoveld (5)
A group of giraffes in the Kaokoveld
Kaokoveld-Extreme Dustfield
Offroad on pistes in the Hoanib
Himbafrau with Child
Himbafrau in traditional clothing
Himbafrau with traditional Schmnuck
In the Hoanib desert elephant at the watering site
Oryx in the Hoanib riverbed in the Kaokoveld
A group of desert elephants in the Hoanib
Himbafrau in traditional clothing
An oasis in the dusty Kaokoveld of the Ongonowasserfall
View of the Epupa waterfalls of the Kunene
Camp in Epupa at the Falls
Lions in Etosha
Zebras in Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park-Water hole
Etosha National Park-spotted hyena
Giraffe at the water Hole-Etosha National Park
Fighting elephants in Etosha National Park-Namibia
Etosha National Park-Elephant group at the water Hole
Etosha National Park Elephant at the watering site
Water Hole in Etosha National Park-Giraffe and Kudus
Elephant herd in Etosha National Park
Giraffes, Kudus at the water hole