Small group Lodge expedition, semi-participation tour through Northern Namibia & Southern Angola

Highlights: A visit to the Okonjima Africat Foundation, Himba Village experience, Lubango, TundaVala, Namib Desert, Cahama, Etosha National Park, Waterberg Plateau National Park and Windhoek. 

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Group Size: minimum 6, maximum 12 people

Type of Safari: Adventure Safari

Price: Per Person*

Tour Fare 2014

6 - 7 people: USD 3460 / EUR 2560
8 - 12 people: USD 3405 / EUR 2270
Single supplement USD 765 / EUR 510
Group discounts from 8 people apply 

*Please note all rates are subject to change according to rate of exchange fluctuations

Please note that this itinerary applies to the 2014 price, to see the 2013 itinerary which is a lodge safari please email one of our consultants on

Included in the price:
- 12 nights in basic or middle range accommodations
- 12 breakfasts
- 11 lunches
- 8 dinners
- Coffee/tea with meals
- Transport on the tour
- Activities as per itinerary
- English-speaking guide

Not included in the price:
- All excursions not mentioned in the program
- Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
- Laundry
- International and domestic flights
- Visas and travel insurance
- Personal items

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Day 1: Windhoek
After your arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be picked up and transferred to your Lodge. The rest of the day is spent at leisure. You will meet your guide and the rest of the group at the lodge in the evening.

Accommodation: Vondelhof Guesthouse or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, restaurant, bar & swimming pool)

Day 2: Windhoek - Kamanjab  
After breakfast at the lodge, we depart Windhoek driving north to our first destination, The Okonjima AfriCat Foundation, which is located en-route to Kamanjab. The AfriCat Foundation rehabilitates cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas and leopards and there are opportunities to see these beautiful carnivores in their natural environment. During your visit you will observe some of the programme’s work as well as learn more about these amazing endangered creatures.  After our visit we continue our journey to Kamanjab and on to our accommodation for the night. [BLD]

Accommodation: Oase Garni Guesthouse or similar (en-suite rooms, restaurant, bar & swimming pool)

Day 3: Kamanjab - Ruacana
After breakfast we head north travelling through many small rural villages before arriving in Opuwo, the gateway to the Kaokoveld region. On arrival we explore a traditional Himba Village to experience a journey of culture exchange, learning and understanding the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba.  We continue onto Ruacana where we stop for the evening at our lodge. [BLD]

Accommodation: Ruacana Eha Lodge or similar (en-suite rooms, bar and swimming pool)

Day 4 & 5: Ruacana, Namibia - Lubango, Angola   
Leaving Namibia behind, we cross the border into Angola, and from here on will have an interesting drive with opportunities to stop and see the many Himba people who live in the area.  These nomadic people of Angola are completely untouched by modern society and live with very little. Today is our longest journey as we head for the city of Lubango to marvel at the breath-taking Leba pass that winds its way up the mountain to a height of 1845 meters above sea level. We spend the next two nights in Lubango to explore the rich colonial architecture mixed with the confusion of Africa and rich Portuguese heritage.
Lubango is set in a lush tropical valley guarded by Cristo Rei, the statue of Christ built high above on the cliffs overlooking the city.  This statue is one of only three in the world and is a replica of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro – one of the few remaining signs of hope and peace. During our stay we also visit Tunda Vala where we spend some time enjoying the beautiful surroundings and clean mountain air.  Take a hike to the waterfall where you can take a dip, and enjoy the view at the top of the Tunda Vala escarpment.  TundaVala is a must see in the city of Lubango.  This volcanic fissure climbs to 2600m (8528 ft.) above sea level and offers breath-taking views from the edge of the escarpment over rolling hills well above the clouds. [BLD, BLD]

Accommodation: Casper Lodge or similar (en-suite rooms, bar and swimming pool)

Day 6 & 7: Lubango - Flamingo Lodge, Namib Desert
After an early breakfast, we leave Lubango and travel west towards the coast. Flamingo Lodge is situated in a scenic setting against low cliffs on the beach near the mouth of the dry Rio dos Flamingo. This area of coast is at the northern extent of the Namib Desert and is practically devoid of other tourist activity. We spend the next two days exploring this pristine and beautiful coastline. During your stay we can take a drive into the nearby canyon to hike & explore – hopefully seeing some families of Black-backed Jackals along the way. [BLD, BLD]

Accommodation: Flamingo Lodge or similar (rustic bungalows with communal bathrooms, swimming pool and dining area)

Day 8: Namib Desert - Cahama
Another long driving day we begin our journey back south and along the mainly good tar road towards Cahama. En-route we stop to look at the abandoned tanks and military vehicles left from the war. [BLD]

Accommodation: Pensao Cahama Guesthouse or similar (en-suite rooms and bar)

Day 9: Cahama - Etosha National Park, Namibia
Departing early, we cross the border into Namibia at Oshikango and continue into Etosha National Park. Etosha Game park was declared a National Park in 1907, it is home to approx. 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.  Entering through the North gate, we arrive to Namutoni where we enjoy the rest of the evening by the swimming pool or at the waterhole watching game. [BL]

Accommodation: Namutoni Camp or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).

Day 10: Etosha National Park
We enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive in the park, in the hopes of spotting some of the Big Four as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra and the numerous different types of antelope the park has to offer. [BL]

Accommodation: Namutoni Camp or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant).

Day 11: Etosha National Park – Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia
This morning we bid farewell to the wild animals of Etosha and continue south to the Waterberg Plareau National Park. The Waterberg is a sandstone mountain which rises over 200m from the surrounding plains and is Namibia’s only mountain game park. Waterberg now supplies other Namibian parks with rare species. In 1989, Black Rhino were reintroduced to the area from Damaraland, sparking a successful breeding programme of national and international significance for the species. There are various trails to walk along searching for the elusive Damara Dik-Dik and a good variety of birds. [BLD]

Accommodation: Waterberg Camp or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, shop, bar & restaurant)

Day 12: Return to Windhoek, Namibia     
We leave Waterberg Plateau behind us and travel back to Windhoek, through the beautiful countryside, making short stops en-route.  Once we arrive the rest of the afternoon can be spent at leisure, and dinner can be enjoyed in one of the many fabulous restaurants in the city. [BL]

Accommodation: Vondelhof Guesthouse or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, restaurant, bar & swimming pool)

Day 13: Windhoek - Onward destination  
After breakfast at the lodge, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. [B]

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