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15 Day North Namibia & Cultural Private–Guided Safari

This 15 day private–guided tour focuses on the north of Namibia with rugged and remote landscapes, frontier towns, and a river bordering Angola where the arid region meets lush vegetation. Journey across to the Caprivi, take in a mokoro excursion, explore the wildlife haven of Etosha and combine it with cultures to give you an insight into local life.   This is a mid–range accommodated tour and can be adapted to suit your requirements and tailored to suit a family

Safari Highlights

Damaraland and dramatic landscapes; Opuwo & Kunene for Himba people and where the desert meets the river overlooking Angola rich in birdlife along with Epupa Falls; Ovamboland and cultural interaction; West Caprivi and game viewing; Etosha National Park – Namibia’s premier game viewing park; Waterberg Plateau

Safari Accommodation Options

Type Private Guided Safari; Family Safari;
Length 15 days
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Accommodated
Departures On Request Departures
Group size Min: 2/ Max: 6
Single Supplement Yes
Minimum Age No age restrictions
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
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Accommodated Option
Day 1  Damara Mopane Lodge Damaraland
Day 2&3 Grootberg Lodge Northern Damaraland
Day 4  Opuwo Country Lodge
Day 5&6 Omarunga Lodge Epupa Falls
Day 7  Kunene River Lodge  Ruacana
Day 8  Ongula Village Homestead  Ovamboland
Day 9&10 Nunda River Lodge  West Caprivi
Day 11  Hakusembe River Lodge  Rundu
Day 12&13 Namutoni Resort Etosha National Park
Day 14 Waterberg Plateau
Day 15  Return to Windhoek – end
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Price Per Person (based on twin share)
Low season
(1/11/2020-1/6/2021)
High season
(1/7/2021-31/10/2021)
Accommodated N$75,735 N$77,700
Please Note: 2021: Priced based on 2 people, note the price reduces with a group of 4 or 6 
Valid 1 November 2020–31 October 2021
Single Supplement Yes - N$5,965
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Itinerary

Day 1 Damara Mopane Lodge, Damaraland

Depart from Windhoek this morning, our journey takes us north passing through towns of Okahandja and Otjiwarongo before arriving at our lodge, there’s time to relax and enjoy a sundowner later in the day

Day 2&3 Grootberg Lodge, Northern Damaraland

We make our way to Twyfelfontein in central Damaraland to visit the ancient San rock etchings, one of the largest collections of petrograghs in Africa and where a local guide will explain the importance of the region.  From here, its onto Damara Living Museum to interact and find out about the Damara traditions and tribe.  We arrive at Grootberg Lodge, a community–run lodge situated on the edge of the plateau with commanding views over the valley and where you can enjoy optional activities such as tracking endangered black rhino or desert elephant. 

Day 4 Opuwo Country Lodge, Opuwo 

There’s time for a morning optional activity before continuing to Opuwo, a dusty, frontier town and the main hub for the Kunene region. Have a wander around town and witness the mix of Herero and Himba people.

Day 5&6  Omarunga Lodge, Epupa Falls 

The river forms the natural boundary between Angola and Namibia and Epupa sits where the desert and river meet. It is a magical spot where water plunges down the geological fault with the backdrop of lush green reeds and billowing palm trees in an otherwise arid landscape. We view the falls and our guide will also take us to meet with a local Himba community to see how a family lives as their culture evolves with the influx of tourists bringing modern day living, while maintaining their roots and beliefs

Day 7  Kunene River Lodge, Ruacana

We make our way east, our lodge is nestled beneath a beautiful canopy of indigenous trees stretching down the river.  Birding is superb – watch out for endemic cinderella waxbills.   

Day 8 Ongula Village Homestead Lodge, Ovamboland

Built within the boundaries of an active homestead, Ongula, this is the first Namibia lodge to introduce visitors to the authentic and traditional lifestyle of the Ovambo people, the largest cultural group in the country.  The Homestead Tour gives you the chance to learn about their way of life from basket weaving, pottery making, pounding of mahangu and much more... 

Day 9&10  Nunda River Lodge, Divundu

Located in the west section of Caprivi region, Nunda is located on the banks of the Okavango River, which flows to fill the incredible Okavango Delta each year.  We spend 2nights here and you can choose from a village tour or a mokoro excursion with the lodge.  Your guide will take you on a game drive in nearby Mahango Reserve to look out for species of animals such as buffalo, hippo and sable not found in Etosha

Day 11 Hakusembe River Lodge, Rundu

Retracing our steps, our overnight stop tonight is close to Rundu on the banks of the river overlooking Angola, this busy stretch of river is home to many local people, sit back and watch people row their dug–out canoes on the river, or fish.. Perhaps enjoy a sunset cruise 

Day 12&13  Namutoni Resort, Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier game viewing destination and our next two nights are based here.  Your guide will take you on game drives to explore the east section of the park stopping at waterholes along the way and experience the famous Etosha Pan, so vast it can be seen from space.  Look out for wildlife from plains game to elephants, rhino, and predators including hyena, lion, cheetah and leopard. 

Day 14  Waterberg Guest Farm, Waterberg

This fascinating geological site comprises of compressed sandstone crags and petrified sand dunes, in an area of natural water sources, it  is generally more fertile than its environs and a range of plants and animals can be found in the park.  We spend our night in nearby Waterberg Guest Farm

Day 15  Windhoek – end

Today our safari ends as we return to Windhoek where your guide drops you

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