Trip idea in Namibia

Culture & Nature

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £2,820 per person
Duration
10 days
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This tour gets under the skin of Namibia's wildlife and communities, with time spent getting to know the daily life of the San Bushmen, and seeking out wonderful animal species at the famous Etosha National Park.

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Windhoek, Okahandja, Waterberg Plateau National Park
Day 1
Windhoek, Okahandja, Waterberg Plateau National Park
  • Transfer from Windhoek Airport to your hotel
  • At leisure in Windhoek
  • Visit the National History Museum of Windhoek
  • Transfer from Windhoek to Okahandja
  • Okahandja wood carvings and Herero graves
  • Transfer from Okahandja to Waterberg Plateau Park
Tsumkwe
Day 2
Tsumkwe
  • Transfer from the Waterberg Plateau Park to Bushmanland
Tsumkwe
Day 3
Tsumkwe
  • Meet the San Bushmen - Bushmanland Experience
Etosha National Park
Day 4
Etosha National Park
  • Transfer from Bushmanland to Etosha National Park
  • Game drive at Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park, Ondangwa
Day 5
Etosha National Park, Ondangwa
  • A further Etosha National Park drive
  • Transfer from Etosha National Park to Ovamboland
Ruacana
Day 6
Ruacana
  • Transfer from Ovamboland to Kunene
Himba woman at Epupa
The Himba people are one of the last nomadic tribes in Africa and indeed the world. They keep cattle and grow a few subsistence crops supplemented by hunting and gathering. One of the most striking features of the Himba is the way they colour their skin and hair. Women mix ground ochre, fat from their cattle, and ash to make a paste which they smear on their skin and hair. It is a deep red colour which is considered very desirable in their culture. It is also a protective layer against the hot Namibian sun and keeps the skin supple and moisturised. There are numerous theories for the tradition of coating the skin in the red ochre paste, but one of the primary reasons given by the tribe’s elders is to distinguish between men and women. The Himba people survive on quite a limited diet. Their staple is a maize meal porridge which makes up the majority of meals. Meat is eaten for celebrations but really isn’t a frequent component of their diet. The strong belief system of the Himba falls into the animist group, and they believe in a supreme being known as Mukuru, who they communicate with using smoke. When smoke from the holy fire drifts up towards the sky, it sends messages to their ancestors who are able to pass these on to Mukuru.
Day 7
Opuwo
  • Transfer from Kunene to Kaokoveld
  • Visit a Himba village (optional)
Kamanjab
Day 8
Kamanjab
  • Transfer from Opuwo to Hobatere Lodge
  • Game Drive at Hobatere Lodge
Etosha National Park
Day 9
Etosha National Park
  • Transfer from Hobatere to Etosha National Park
  • Game drive at Etosha National Park
Day 10
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  • Transfer from Etosha National Park (Southern Gate) to Windhoek
  • Transfer from Windhoek to the airport