Dumera Safaris | Agence Francophone Safari Namibie Botswana
Day 1 : Starting at Swakopmund, drive up the coast to Cape Cross where you will see hundreds of seals. After this, journey to the southern Skeleton Coast National Park to view a shipwreck. Heading inland, the tour makes an extraordinary transition from the Namib Desert to the Damaraland highlands with its impressive landscape and valleys. That night, stay in a bungalow at Palmwag Lodge or similar accommodation.
Day 2 : Venture into the private concession area of Palmwag Lodge where you’ll enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of this mountainous area teeming with game – including desert elephants, zebras, giraffes and endangered black rhinos.
That night, stay at a tented camp erected in the wilderness
Days 3 : Firstly, enjoy a short hike near the campsite to learn about the plants and wildlife. Continue your journey via the Mudorib River to the Hoanib River, a dry riverbed lined by acacia trees that are a vital source of food for desert-adapted elephants. That night, the campsite will be set up near one of the tributaries of the Hoanib River.
Day 4 : Enjoy a full-day game drive through this amazing desert region.
Overnight in the same campsite as the previous night.
Day 5 : Continue your journey to the western part of Kaokoland, via Purros, to the Khumib Valley.
En route, the safari will visit traditional villages, enabling you to experience their fascinating lifestyles and traditions.
That evening, you’ll end this amazing day by camping in the Khumib Valley – with sundowner drinks around the fire!
Day 6 : Heading east towards Opuwo, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking surrounds of Sanitatas Conservancy and the Tonnesen Mountains with opportunities en route to encounter plains game and traditional Ovahimba herdsmen.
Camp will be set up at the Ovivero Dam, a small depression that contains water used by both humans and animals.
Days 7 & 8 : Travel, via the village of Okangwati, to the Epupa Falls on the mighty Kunene River, which forms the border between Namibia and Angola. Here, you’ll head off on an adventurous walk around these majestic falls followed by a lovely swim in one of the upper rapids. Afterwards, you’ll be driven along the riverbank, through mountains and valleys, to explore this fascinating area. Upon arrival, expect a warm welcome from the inhabitants of the Ovahimba settlement! Camp on the banks of the Kunene River for two nights
Day 9 : Driving via the small town of Opuwo, you’ll venture to the Hobatere Lodge, located in the Khoad/Hoas Conservancy. Here, you’ll do game drives, nature walks and spend one night in a lodge.
Days 10 & 11 : Travel to Etosha National Park and enjoy full-day game drives in this famous wildlife area plus the adjacent private reserve Ongava, where you’ll spend two nights at Andersson’s Camp.
Day 12: Return to Windhoek via Okahandja, an important centre for woodcarvers from the north.