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Trip idea in Namibia

Culture & Nature

Cost

from £2,820 pp

(ex international flights)

Duration

10 days

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
Zebras in Etosha National Park
At over 20,000 square kilometres, Etosha National Park is around half the size of Switzerland. Its name translates as ‘great white place’ after the Etosha pan, a 4,590 square kilometre salt pan which lies entirely within the park. Etosha is home to over one hundred species of mammal, hundreds of reptiles and insects, and more than 300 species of birds. Depending on what you wish to see during your trip to Etosha, you should aim for different times of year. The dry season is best for viewing the bigger game animals as they have restricted access to water so their behaviour becomes predictable with daily visits to the water sources in the park. You can expect to see zebra, elephants, rhino, lion, springbok, oryx, hyena, giraffe, eland, jackal, and if you a lucky, leopard. There are many more interesting species present but these are the major crowdpleasers. Raptors are also easy to spot during the dry winter season, but the wet summer is best for spotting other varieties of birdlife. The salt pans fill with water and flocks of flamingo come to breed, among many other exciting species.

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
Zebras in Etosha National Park
At over 20,000 square kilometres, Etosha National Park is around half the size of Switzerland. Its name translates as ‘great white place’ after the Etosha pan, a 4,590 square kilometre salt pan which lies entirely within the park. Etosha is home to over one hundred species of mammal, hundreds of reptiles and insects, and more than 300 species of birds. Depending on what you wish to see during your trip to Etosha, you should aim for different times of year. The dry season is best for viewing the bigger game animals as they have restricted access to water so their behaviour becomes predictable with daily visits to the water sources in the park. You can expect to see zebra, elephants, rhino, lion, springbok, oryx, hyena, giraffe, eland, jackal, and if you a lucky, leopard. There are many more interesting species present but these are the major crowdpleasers. Raptors are also easy to spot during the dry winter season, but the wet summer is best for spotting other varieties of birdlife. The salt pans fill with water and flocks of flamingo come to breed, among many other exciting species.

Day 9 - Etosha National Park

  • Transfer from Hobatere to Etosha National Park
  • Game drive at Etosha National Park

Day 10

  • Transfer from Etosha National Park (Southern Gate) to Windhoek
  • Transfer from Windhoek to the airport