|Safari Name||8-Days Walking Safari through the Heart of Namibia|
Day 1: Journey to Palmwag Lodge, Kaokoland
Journey north to the remote and beautiful Palmwag region in Nambia’s Kaokoland region. Surrounded by palm trees, the lodge is a true oasis in the desert and elephants are regular visitors to the waterhole.
Day 2: The walking safari begins: Walk to the Aub River
After an early breakfast, we enjoy a wildlife drive to Mbakondja Camel Camp to meet the Save the Rhino Camel team. We ride or walk south to the Aub River, where our camp has been erected prior to our arrival.
Days 3: Walk to the Barab River
Our journey continues with a walk to the Barab River, concentrating on the tracking of the elusive desert giants through a series of hills, rocky landscapes and diverse geology. After even a little rain, the gravel plains are covered in long golden grasses that ripple in the wind.
Day 4: Kudu Springs
We journey west through the Okomutati Springs to Kudu Springs. This area is almost inaccessible to vehicles, an area of pristine wilderness where the sense of remoteness is complete. En route we also have the opportunity to see extraordinary plant life including the ancient Welwitschia plants and numerous lichens.
Day 5: Hunkab Spring
Heading northwards, we aim for the Hunkab Spring. Fresh drinking water in the desert forms the basis for seasonal animal movements and a surprisingly diverse range of animal life can be seen here. Animals from Hartmann’s mountain zebra to elephant and the endemic Ruppell’s korhaan come to slake their thirst.
Day 6 & 7: Hoanib Camp, Kaokoland
We bid farewell to the Save the Rhino Trust trackers and depart on wildlife drive from Hunkab, travelling through the concession to the ephemeral river of the Hoanib Valley. Here, in an area seemingly parched and desolate, we enter one of Namibia’s richest desert wildlife areas. We stay at Hoanib Camp, and enjoy game walks, rhino tracking, game drives and night drives into the Hoanib River valley.
Our camp on the Hoanib River is a relaxed haven from which we explore this wild land on foot, or from the comfort of one of our safari vehicles. The camp is powered by solar-powered inverter systems and there are no generators or pumps running whilst guests are in camp. There are 5 walk-in hexagonal Meru-style tents with en-suite and flush toilet and bucket shower bathrooms in a separate portion of the tent. Each tent is furnished with necessary comforts and styled with burnt orange interiors, wood and brass, effectively recreating a sense of the early explorers of Africa.
Day 8: Air charter to Palmwag Lodge – our walking safari ends
After an early breakfast and wildlife drive, we end our walking safari and fly back to Palmwag Lodge, in time for a lunch and final farewell to the adventure.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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Namibia’s Tourist Attractions
Namibia boasts remarkable natural attractions such as the Namib desert, the Fish River Canyon Park, Etosha National Park, the Kalahari desert, the huge sand dunes at Sossusvlei, the desert elephant and rhino that may be seen in the Damaraland area. Natural wonders such as that mighty gash in the earth at Fish River Canyon and the wildlife utopia of Etosha National Park enthrall, but it’s the lonely desert roads where mighty slabs of granite rise out of swirling desert sands that will sear themselves in your mind.