5 days / 4 nights


from N$ 26.810,-

Departure from Grootberg Lodge (or similar) via Sesfontein to a number of Ovahimba settlements in the Kaokoland and to the Epupa Waterfalls on the mighty Kunene River. Enjoy overnight camping on the banks of the magical waterfalls and day time walks to explore the surroundings. Return to Grootberg Lodge (or similar) on day four via Fort Sesfontein.

Due to the annual rains the routing for this safari has to be altered as most of the dry rivers flood, and some roads become impossible to drive on. The following itinerary is an indication of the route which will be followed during the rainy season, but will be subject to change without prior notice, depending on road and weather conditions.

Early morning breakfast and departure from a lodge in the Damaraland area - (Palmwag Lodge, Doro Nawas, Grootberg Lodge or similar). Head in a northerly direction past some Herero villages at Anabib en route to Kaoko Otavi, an old Dorsland trek settlement, to the southwest of Opuwo. Encounter with the first nomadic Ovahimba tribe. After a brief stop in Kaoko Otavi, the safari continues in a westerly direction via smaller Ovahimba settlements and villages. Camp for the night is erected in the picturesque Hoarusib river valley, a dry riverbed coursing through this barren land of the Ovahimbas. Camping on a full board basis on the banks of the Hoarusib river.

From here the trail follows the ancient river bed in a northerly direction into the centre of Kaokoland. Various encounters with local Ovahimba herdsmen and their families en route. The trail leads over beautiful mountain ranges and densely vegetated river beds on its way towards the Kunene River. Another night of wild camping in true nature in this untouched barren piece of the beautiful north western Kaokoland . Camping on a full board basis.

Today the safari reaches its prize destination, the Epupa Falls on the mighty Kunene River, which forms the border between Namibia and Angola. Enough time is spent to explore the majestic falls on an adventurous walk along the falls followed by a welcoming swim in one of the upper rapids of the falls. Overnight camping on the banks of the Kunene River on a full board basis.

Pack up camp and head back south into central kaokoland past the village of Okangwati, a village and major trading station of the Himba and Herero living in this area. Short refueling stop at the town of Opuwo before continuing further south into the Otjomatemba area , a tranquil and very scenic part of southern kaokoland. Camping on a full board basis.

The journey continues towards Sesfontein with a short visit to the former colonial german fort - Fort Sesfontein. Picnic lunch en route with brief visit and swim at the Ongongo waterfall in the Warmquelle area. Late afternoon arrival at the Lodge in time to settle down for a relaxing sundowner.

Early morning breakfast and departure from a lodge in the Damaraland area - (Palmwag Lodge, Doro Nawas, Grootberg Lodge or similar). Head north towards Opuwo, the capital of Kaokoland and Kunene Province. After a brief stop in Opuwo, head further north west into the Etanga/Otjitanda area. Camp will be erected in a picturesque mountain range in the vicinity of a ovahimba settlement. Various encounters with local Ovahimba herdsmen and their families en route. Camping in the Etanga/Otjihende area on a full board basis

Today the safari reaches its prize destination, the Epupa Falls on the mighty Kunene River, which forms the border between Namibia and Angola. Enough time is spent to explore the majestic falls on an adventurous walk along the falls followed by a welcoming swim in one of the upper rapids of the falls. Camp is pitched on the banks of the Kunene River. Camping on a full board basis.

After an early morning walk along the falls, pack up camp and drive along the river bank, exploring this fascinating area. Travel meander with the river through mountains and valleys. Wild camping under the tall palm trees growing on the river banks on a full board basis.

Pack up camp and head back south into central kaokoland past the village of Okangwati, a village and major trading station of the Himba and Herero living in this area. Short refueling stop at the town of Opuwo before continuing further south into the Otjomatemba area, a tranquil and very scenic part of southern kaokoland. Camping on a full board basis.

The journey continues towards Sesfontein with a short visit to the former colonial german fort - Fort Sesfontein. Picnic lunch en route with brief visit and swim at the Ongongo waterfall in the Warmquelle area. Late afternoon arrival at Palmwag Lodge in time to settle down for a relaxing sundowner. End of the tour.

  • Travelling costs as per itinerary; game drives, activities, entrance- and park fees
  • Accommodation in two-man tents / double rooms
  • Full board, refreshment drinks en route, house wine and beer at dinner whilst camping
  • Experienced guiding in English or German
  • VAT and Bed levy

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

  • Rates are as per scheduled departures above;
  • 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.

  • Departure Dates

    18 Aug 2017; 15 Sep 2017; 20 Oct 2017; 17 Nov 2017; 15 Dec 2017; 12 Jan 2018; 16 Feb 2018; 16 Mar 2018; 13 Apr 2018; 18 May 2018; 15 Jun 2017; 13 Jul 2018; 17 Aug 2018; 14 Sep 2018; 19 Oct 2018; 16 Nov 2018; 14 Dec 2018

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