Kaokaland Kunene River – Guided Mobile Camping Safari – 7 days / 6 nights

KAOKOLAND KUNENE RIVER
GUIDED MOBILE CAMPING SAFARI ACCOMMODATED TOUR
Start Damaraland / End Damaraland

01 JAN 2019 – 31 DEC 2019
BOOKING CODE: PTS02
7 days / 6 nights

Namibia’s spectacular scenic beauty and diverse flora and fauna can only be truly appreciated on an adventurous camping safari into the remote and isolated regions far off the normal tourist route. Daylight hours filled with discovery and the night spent under a blanket of stars with the unique sound of the African bush for company. The joy of camping in Namibia is being able to get off the beaten track to experience the beautiful wilderness and nature.

We keep social responsibility in mind when planning and guiding trips. We support sustainable tourism and design safaris that have a positive impact on both the client and the indigenous people we meet. All our guides are dedicated conservationists with an intimate knowledge of the fauna, flora and cultures of the region. They love their country, have been raised in it and know what is has to offer. They speak three languages and are able to communicate with the ethnic groups of Namibia. All our safaris are offered on a non-participating basis with the entire camping equipment supplied by us (see inclusions below). … When the road ends, our journey starts!

Departure from Grootberg Lodge (or similar) into central Kaokoland, over the notorious van Zyl’s Pass into the Marien-River Valley. Meet the Ovahimba and get acquainted with their ancient customs and traditional way of life. Explore the Hartmann Valley during your two nights’ stay at the luxurious Serra Cafema Camp. The return trip traverses the eastern border of the Skeleton Coast via the Hoarusib and the Hoanib River to the Grootberg Lodge (or similar).

ITINERARY

Day 1:
Departing from the Palmwag area to Sesfontein and Opuwo over the Sesfontein Pass. The trail continues in a westerly direction and stops for a short visit at Kaoko Otavi. Encounter various Ovahimba families. Camping on the banks of the Hoarusib River.

Day 2:
Time and again one meets Ovahimba families and the guest will have, if not today, the opportunity to explore an Ovahimba village as well as a traditional hut. The guest learns about the old customs and way of life of this nomadic tribe. The Ovahimba gratefully accept sugar, confectionery, tobacco and other trinkets as gifts. Overnight in an open camp in the region of Orupembe, a large Ovahimba settlement.

Day 3:
We continue into the western part of Kaokoland into the Marienfluss and Hartmann Valleys. Our destination today is the Kunene river area. Wild camping on full board in the valley or the banks of the Kunene river – all this in a relaxing atmosphere under lovely shady anatrees (Faidherbia albida) on the banks of the mighty Kunene River.

Day 4:
Today guests are indulged with a guided 4×4 sightseeing tour, hike in the gorges and valleys of the Hartmann Valley and visit to an Ovahimba family in the vicinity of the camp. The Hartmann Valley is unique and offers the guests the opportunity to enjoy, in perfect
Solitude – nature at its purest!

Day 5:
Today we embark on our return journey to Palmwag. Via Orange Drum the journey takes us through the western Kaokoland to Orupembe. We traverse almost deserted contrasting landscapes, ranging from desert to the Kaokohighland. Camping on the communal camp site at Purros.

Day 6:
After breakfast the journey continues in a southerly direction through the beautiful Hoarusib River Valley towards the Hoanib River. With a bit of luck the desert elephant can be sighted. Camping in one of the many branches of the Hoanib River. Small herds of elephant often stroll past the camp unhindered.

Day 7:
Break up camp and game drive in search for elephants. After a short sojourn at Sesfontein, a one-time Schutztruppen outpost which functions as a lodge nowadays, the journey takes us back to the Palmwag area.

End of Tour.

KAOKOLAND- AND KUNENE RIVER (7 days / 6 nights – CAMPING TOUR) – PTS02
01 Jan 2019 – 31 Dec 2019

ZAR PER PERSON
minimum 4 participants; maximum 8 participants 
per person sharing R28 375.00 per person
single supplement R 0.00
Private departure with 2 participants R 43 000.00 per person
Private departure with 3 participants R 37 562.00 per person
single supplement R 0.00
Departure Dates: No set departures
Rate for minimum 4 participants

INCLUDED:
• Travelling costs as per itinerary; game drives, activities, entrance- and park fees
• Accommodation in comfortable double dome tents / double rooms
• Mobile Camping Equipment:
o Sleeping rolls, which consist of a comfortable canvas zip up cover with comfortable mattress, proper duvets, cushion, towels and linen.
o Camping fold up beds.
o Electric tent lantern and bedside table.
o Fold up canvas washing stand.
o Solar bucket showers (1x for every 4 guests).
o Long-drop bush toilets (1x for every 4 guests).
o Three wholesome meals are served daily at table. Breakfast is “full English” style. Lunch consists of cold meats, cheese, salads, pickles, fresh vegetables and fruit. Dinner is a tasty warm meal cooked on open fire. At dinner, wine and beer are included as are sundowner drinks for toasting the end of another great day on safari.
• We use comfortable custom built non-air-conditioned Land Rovers and Toyota land Cruisers guaranteeing each client a window seat with in a guide plus 4, 5, 6 or 7 clients seat configuration. Each vehicle is equipped with a fridge to keep drinks cold and food fresh.
• Full board, refreshment drinks en route, house wine and beer at dinner whilst camping
• Experienced guiding in English or German
• VAT and Bed levy

EXCLUDED:
• Expenses of a personal nature, i.e. laundry, telephone, gratuities, souvenirs, etc.
• Personal-, medical- and evacuation insurances
• Additional activities
• Alcoholic beverages and drinks

PLEASE NOTE:
• Rates are as per rate sheet with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 participants
• For 2 and 3 participants the surcharge applies
• It is compulsory for all guests to have comprehensive cancellation, default, baggage, emergency evacuation and medical insurance for the duration of the trip
• The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary
• Accommodation pre- and post the camping section is not included. Guests have to overnight in the vicinity (either Palmwag Lodge or Grootberg Lodge) and will be collected up at either one of the lodges for the moble camping trip. Alternatively if guests have different accommodation on the first and last night, they will drive to Palmwag Lodge and leave their vehicle there and return to Palmwag Lodge again at the end of their mobile camping safari

Mobile Camping Safaris

Namibia’s spectacular scenic beauty and diverse flora and fauna can only be truly appreciated on an adventurous camping safari into the remote and isolated regions far off the normal tourist route. Daylight hours filled with discovery and the night spent under a blanket of stars with the unique sound of the African bush for company.

For more than 20 years our operators have been organizing lodge and camping safaris in Namibia offering all the excitement of a true African experience backed by the local expertise to make it a truly memorable trip.

We keep social responsibility in mind when planning and guiding trips. We support sustainable tourism and design safaris that have a positive impact on both the client and the indigenous people we meet.

All our guides are dedicated conservationists with an intimate knowledge of the fauna, flora and cultures of the region. They love their country, have been raised in it and know what is has to offer. They speak three languages and are able to communicate with the ethnic groups of Namibia.

All our safaris are offered on a non-participating basis with the entire camping equipment supplied by us. Standard equipment includes:

• Comfortable dome tents.
• Sleeping rolls, which consist of a comfortable canvas zip up cover with comfortable mattress, proper duvets, cushion, towels and linen.
• Camping fold up beds.
• Electric tent lantern and bedside table.
• Fold up canvas washing stand.
• Solar bucket showers (1x for every 4 guests).
• Long-drop bush toilets (1x for every 4 guests).

Three wholesome meals are served daily at table. Breakfast is “full English” style. Lunch consists of cold meats, cheese, salads, pickles, fresh vegetables and fruit. Dinner is a tasty warm meal cooked on open fire. At dinner, wine and beer are included as are sundowner drinks for toasting the end of another great day on safari.

We use comfortable custom built non-air-conditioned Land Rovers and Toyota land Cruisers guaranteeing each client a window seat with in a guide plus 4, 5, 6 or 7 clients seat configuration. Each vehicle is equipped with a fridge to keep drinks cold and food fresh.

The joy of camping in Namibia is being able to get off the beaten track to experience the beautiful wilderness and nature.