“Into the Wild” will take your breath away! This guided tour brings the real Namibia closer to you than any other tour. You will get to spend a few days / evenings filled with incredible night skies, abundant wildlife sightings, amazing scenery, open camp fires, meeting different cultures and so much more. We can guarantee that this safari is a trip of a lifetime!
Your guide meets you in Swakopmund and together you depart for an adventure of a lifetime!
Latest departure out of Swakopmund with your guide: 08:00.
Heading north towards the Skeleton Coast Park, you get a glimpse of the often fog-shrouded beaches in this remote wilderness area.
At Springbok Wasser you head in an easterly direction across the rocky basalt plains of Damaraland. You pass hundreds of Welwitschia plants. These desert adapted plants have managed to survive in this hostile environment for thousands of years and form an integral part of the desert ecosystem, providing nourishment and shelter to many animals.
Once you reach the area of Bergsig, your guide will drive into the Etendeka Mountains on a rough jeep track not used by many people. The track winds and climbs over a mountain pass, offering stunning views over this breath taking scenery, before you descend into the Poachers Camp area.
As the name suggests, this area used to be favored by poachers because of its remote location. Today though, the area is patrolled and guarded by community game guards and Save the Rhino Trust.
The journey takes you into a deep valley where the Poachers Camp Spring is situated. This life-giving spring is home to many animals, which include black rhino, desert adapted elephant, lion, leopard and many antelope species.
Tonight your guide will make a camp in the valley, at a safe distance from the spring, to cause minimal disturbance to the wild life frequenting the area.
You wake at dawn today and leave camp with your guide on a walk to explore the area. If luck permits, you will have a good chance to see black rhino on the walk, as they favour the cooler morning temperatures to move around and feed.
After you return to camp, a well-deserved “brunch“ will be served. Afterwards there is some time to relax in the camp until it starts to cool down in the afternoon. Once you had the chance to enjoy the afternoon coffee and tea, you will head out on a drive with your guide encountering many game species like the Hartmann Mountain zebra, oryx, kudu, giraffe and springbok.
To end off the day, your guide will find a view point to enjoy a stunning sundowner!
This safari leads into the 5500 square kilometer private Concession Area of Palmwag.
Breathtaking landscapes in mountainous area teeming with game welcome you. The famous desert elephant, zebras, springbok, oryx, giraffe, ostrich, jackal, hyena and occasionally the endangered black rhino and famous desert lion, provide excellent photographic opportunity for wildlife photography in this vast open wilderness area.
Tonight’s camp will be erected in the wild. Enjoy a refreshing drink while the guide prepares dinner on an open fire and absorb the day’s experiences.
After breakfast enjoy a walk with your guide for a brief inspection of the night’s game activities around camp.
The journey continues into the upper Mudorib River with a good chance of encountering black rhino or desert elephant in this dry and harsh desert environment.
Arrive in the Hoanib River, a dry river bed densely overgrown with nutritious acacia trees providing the necessary fodder for the desert adapted elephant.
Camp will be set up in one of the side tributaries of the dry Hoanib River.
Today you will enjoy a full day game drive on the lookout for more animals that made this part of the world their home.
You overnight in the same camp as the previous night.
Today you head towards the dry Hoarusib River. Its name is thought to have originated from the geology of this stretch as the Nama word “!naruseb” means “water which twists and turns through a narrow gorge”.
You will explore this fascinating area with your guide and camp will be set up somewhere along the dry river.
Onward we travel toward the Sanitatas area. Along the route you will meet various Ovahimba herdsmen who remain with their stock and are continually on the move in search for better grazing areas.
You will learn more about the Ovahimba traditions and this interesting lifestyle whilst visiting a few traditional villages.
Your journey continues further across a scenic valley to tonight’s camp, which will also be set up in the wild.
Your adventure continues 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 another 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 this picturesque area!
Heading back towards a little more civilization, your destination today is the Hobatere Lodge.
The unique location of Hobatere, being the getaway into the Western Etosha National Park, allows for an exclusive wildlife experience. At the same time, making the guests aware that Hobatere is a conservancy lodge which benefits the local community and conservation.
Today you will travel towards the famous Etosha National Park to the The Etosha Oberland Lodge.
The lodge is nestled in a private nature park adjacent to the southern entrance of the National Park and combines luxury with a lot of privacy.
Take the afternoon to relax at the pool and let the last few days pass in revue.
Etosha is Namibia’s flagship national park and you get to explore it with your guide in the tour vehicle today. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings.
Your guide will drive you to the International Airport of Windhoek today, where you check in for your flight back home.
Earliest departure from HKIA: 18:00.
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