Kaokoveld Ovamboland Tour (16 days)

Day 1-2:

Start and Arrival in Windhoek. Sightseeing tour in Windhoek – possibility of shopping. Tour westward via the Namib Naukluft Park to the historic coastal town Swakopmund. You have enough time to discover the picturesque town and to make trips to the nearby desert with its unique flora (welwitschias) and its “moonscape”. Moreover a great deal of optional activities are offered here.

Day 3-4:

Tour northward along the Atlantic Ocean (maybe trip to the seal colony Cape Cross) and along the Brandberg Mountain to Twyfelfontein with the famous rock engravings and the petrified forest.

Day 5:

Tour further northward to the Uniab River in the North-West of Damaraland The famous desert elephants live here. Sometimes they even come close to your lodge or camping-site.

Day 6:

Moving on northward you pass the Ongongo Waterfalls near Warmquelle. The crystal clear water in the hole that has been washed out over the years invites you to have a refreshing bath. Your today’s stop-off point is Sesfontein, a former German fort that has been rebuilt to a lodge. The old military cemetery reminds of the German colonial era.

Day 7:

Opuwo is said to be the gate to Kaokoveld, home of the Himba. This tribe has preserved its ethnic identity in the remote region southward of the Kunene River. On your trip you might see the first Himba families. However other ethnic groups and tribes meet here as well: Himbas, Djimbas, Hereros and Ovambos.

Day 8-9:

Tour to the Epupa Falls, where a fascinating landscape is waiting for you: the majestic Kunene River, with its shores covered with many plants and the enchanting waterfalls. A great deal of activities is offered here – for example visiting a Himba village to learn interesting facts about the life and tradition of the Himbas or going on a sunset cruise.

Day 10-11:

On half distance between the Epupa Falls and Opuwo we go on via Epembe and later along the Kunene River with its waterside palm trees to your lodge or camping sites situated at the riverbank. Here you can relax or choose from the great deal of activities that are offered here: sunset cruises on the river, visiting a Himba village, hiking in the surroundings or swimming.

Day 12-14:

This tour leads via Oshakati, node for the cross-border trade with Angola (donkeys, goat and cattle graze here at the roadside), to the heart of Ovamboland. Then you reach the famous Etosha National Park. You go on long safari trips in this game reserve with its total surface of 22,000 square kilometers. Experience closely giraffes, zebras, antelopes, rhinos, elephants, lions, leopards and many more wild animals!

Day 14-15:

You go on via Outjo and Otjiwarongo to the historically interesting area of Waterberg Mountain. Graves of fallen German soldiers on the farm are witnesses of the fight between Hereros and the German army in 1904. The nearby Waterberg Plateau Park with its rare species and fascinating rock formations can be visited from here as well.

Day 16:

Tour via the wood carvers’ market in Okahandja (possibility of souvenir shopping) to the airport of Windhoek where you can fly back home directly. You can stay one more night as well and fly home on the next day (day to your free disposal).

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