Himba herder
Binoculors SAFARIS

Etosha & Kaoko Experience

This is a unique 4 night tour showcasing the wildlife of the Etosha National Park and the Himba people and beautiful, rugged landscapes of Kaokoland.
TOUR DETAILS | ITINERARY

Tour Details

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This is a unique 4 night tour showcasing the wildlife of the Etosha National Park and Himba people of Kaokoland. Learn about the nomadic pastoralist lifestyle of the Himba and the pristine environment in which they live. The Himba are one of the last tribes in Namibia still living a semi-nomadic way of life from an age gone by. The Himba experience will take you deep into the mountainous Kaokoland all the way to the beautiful Epupa Falls. The Etosha National Park is one of the best wildlife parks in sub-Saharan Africa, if not the whole of Africa. This is due in part to its contrasting vegetation zones. Its wide open plains allow visitors to view animals even at great distances.

DURATION:

5 Days | 4 Nights

Min: 2pax

Standard Tour

COST:

1185.92 Euro per person

TOUR INCLUDES:

Transport/fuel, accommodation (or tents/camping equipment), meals as per itinerary, national park entrance fee, tour guide for the entire tour, transfer to and from the airport, pick-up in Windhoek and guests' transfer to the lodge/hotel after the tour.

TOUR EXCLUDES:

Scheduled flights (bus tickets) to and from Namibia, individually extended accommodation or additional transfers, sleeping bags on camping tours, compulsory insurance, water and drinks, alcoholic beverages, optional activities/attractions, snacks, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, personal shopping, visa to Namibia.

Itinerary

Day 1

Etosha National Park

Pick up will be arranged from your Hotel in Windhoek or at the Airport. From there we will begin our journey to the famous ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK. We will pass by several towns on our way including the small town of Outjo, where we will stop for our lunch. We will arrive at the popular resort of Okaukuejo through the Anderson gate during the late afternoon. If time permits, we will enjoy our first afternoon game drive in the park.
Etosha is one of the largest wildlife parks in Africa. Here you can experience thousands of animals in their natural environment. The park covers 22 000 square km and is home to some of Africa's big game, including rhino, elephant, lion and giraffe. For the next 2 days we will explore this magnificent wildlife kingdom. The vast expanse of the park makes it great for game viewing.
After dinner you are welcome to sit at the floodlit waterhole at the camp and watch the theatre of nature unfolding before your eyes as animals of all kinds come down to drink.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Okaukuejo Resort /Halali Resort

Distance: Approx. 550 km, tarred roads

Elephant covers itself with dust at a waterhole Bat eared fox Lion kill

Day 2

Etosha National Park

Today after breakfast we enter the park as soon as the gates open and spend the day driving around waterholes, searching for and waiting for the thirsty animals to come down for a drink. But when night falls, one is welcome to sit at a floodlit waterhole at the camp, where the theatre of nature unfolds right in front of your eyes as all kind of animals gather for a drink. If you are lucky you might spot the highly endangered Black rhino.
Etosha is a fantastic destination for wildlife photography. There will be more than enough time to capture some stunning pictures. We will cover the less travelled western area of the park including areas around Sprokkieswoud, Ozonjutji Mbari waterhole, Andamax area and the beautiful Okondenka which offers a vast vista of the great Etosha Pan. We stop for lunch at one of the camps and explore the park during the afternoon covering areas such as Aus, Oliphantsbads and Gemsboks Waterhole.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Okaukuejo Resort /Halali Resort

Day 3

Kaokoland

After breakfast, we travel further north into Kaokoland, the Land of the Ovahimba people. We arrive in the remote town of Opuwo, which is the capital of the Great Kunene region, at around noon. The town is located far from civilisation. Here you will be welcomed by the Himba people who try to balance their traditional lifestyles with western encounters. The Himba people are one of the last few tribes in sub-Saharan Africa that still maintain and practice a traditional nomadic way of life.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Opuwo Country lodge /Similar Accommodation

Day 4

Kaokoland

Today, after breakfast, we head north to the mighty Epupa falls. On the way you will have the opportunity to see more authentic Himba villages and learn more about their unique lifestyles while at the same time admiring the beautiful vistas this part of the country has to offer. Here one has the opportunity to experience the exotic and unique life these people have maintained for so long in one of the driest and hottest regions on our continent. We called the region of Kaokoland arid, barren, unforgiving; yet the Himba called it Home.
The adventure will take us through a rugged landscape of hills and mountains all the way to the majestic Epupa Falls on the border with Angola were we will stop for lunch before heading back to our Hotel.

Meals: As per accommodation

Accommodation: Opuwo Country lodge /Similar Accommodation

Distance: Approximately 250 km over both days, gravel roads. There will be stop overs for stretching legs and taking pictures.

Day 5

Windhoek

Today, after a late breakfast, we will head to the capital as we bid farewell to this wonderful part of Africa. A lunch stop will be provided at one of the small towns en-route and, if time permits, a stop at Okahandja's open air craft museum where Namibian crafts are on sale. We arrive at the airport in time for your flight or take you to your hotel in Windhoek.

Meals: Breakfast

Distance: 685 km, tarred roads.

Himba Village Kaokoland Epupa Falls
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