Namibia Himba Tribe and Wildlife 7 Days
The Himba tribe of Namibia, tall and slender, the proud yet friendly Himba are noted for their unusual sculptural beauty, enhanced by intricate hairstyles and decorations. Etosha National Park is one of the world’s great wildlife-viewing venues. Unlike other parks in Africa, where you can spend days looking for animals, Etosha’s charm lies in its ability to bring the animals to you.
- Accommodation as stated in the itinerary.
- Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle.
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
- Services of a registered and experienced English-speaking safari guide.
- Entrance fees and excursions as described in above itinerary.
- Mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
- International flights to Namibia and airport taxes.
- Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary.
- All beverages apart from mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
- Laundry (laundry service available at lodges at extra cost).
- Gratuities, items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).
- ENTRY VISA FEES (make sure to double-check if your country’s citizens need a VISA to enter Namibia or not.
- BANK CHARGES (as per bank or 3.5% commission for VISA/MASTER and 4.5% commission for AMEX).
Day 1 Windhoek International Airport > Windhoek City
On arrival at Windhoek Airport you are met by a Tour Guide from Nali Safaris and you will be transferred to your hotel in Windhoek with the remainder of your afternoon at leisure. Accommodation: Safari Court Hotel or similar Meals: BLD
Day 2 Windhoek City > Etosha National Park
Today around 8:00 your tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation heading to Etosha National Park, Namutoni area, we aim to arrive in the afternoon, take a short time to relax before heading into the park during the cool of the late afternoon for your first game drive. Lunch will in a restaurant en-route. After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha’s big game at a floodlit waterhole, situated on the boundary of the Resort and easily reachable within a minute or two on foot. The waterhole has been described as one of the “best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa” and the ideal venue to witness peculiar animal politics. Black rhino, Africa’s tallest elephants, lion and numerous species of antelope are regular visitors during the cool, dry season. Accommodation: Okaukuejo Wildlife Resort or similar Meals: BLD
Day 3 Etosha National Park
A full day’s game driving. We suggest you leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as you game drive your way through Etosha. Along the way visit several waterholes where you will be afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is usually excellent and you have the chance to tick off a few new species that are not normally seen on the western side of the park. Accommodation: Dolomite Tented Camp or similar Meals: BLD
Day 4 Etosha National Park > Epupa Falls, Kaokoland
Leaving Etosha, you begin your journey north west via the small town of Opuwo to Epupa Falls area in Kaokoland. This is one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa. Although it is harsh and offers little respite at midday, the rugged landscape is especially attractive during the early morning and late afternoon when it is transformed into softly glowing pastel shades. The Himba people inhabit Kaokoland, they are an ancient tribe of semi nomadic pastorals, many of whom still live and dress according to ancient traditions and live in scattered settlements throughout Kaokoland. They are a slender and statuesque people. The women especially are noted for their unusual sculptural beauty, enhanced by intricate hairstyles and traditional adornments. Accommodation: Epupa Falls Lodge or similar Meals: BLD
Day 5 Kaokoland, (land of the Himba tribe)
To discover the culture and traditions of Ovahimba, we depart very early in the morning after breakfast and drive to a far village that are not frequently visited by tourists for an excursion to visit a Himba village in their remote locale areas. The proud Himba women spend many hours on beauty care and grooming every day. They cream their whole body with a mixture of rancid butterfat and ochre, scented with the aromatic resin of the Omuzumba shrub. The cream lends the body an intense reddish glow, which reflects the Himba ideal of beauty. After a wonderful full day of visiting the Himba people, we return back at the lodge to relax for the remaining day and view the beautiful valleys and mountains with breath-taking sunsets. Accommodation: Epupa Falls Lodge or similar Meals: BLD
Day 6 Kaokoland > Waterberg Plateau Park
After an early morning breakfast, we leave Kaokoland Waterberg Plateau Park. Waterberg means: water mountain, it’s a massive table mountain east of Otjiwarongo in the northern reaches of central Namibia. It is about 50 km long, up to 16 km wide and rises from the plains of the Omaheke, as this part of the Kalahari is known, to a height of up to 200 metres. This natural barrier often intercepts clouds, causing them to release their moisture. Optional activities available, book on arrival. Accommodation: Waterberg Plateau Resort or similar Meals: BLD
Day 7 Waterberg Plateau Park > Hosea Kutako International Airport
After an early morning breakfast, we depart for the international airport for your outbound flight, you will be dropped off at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport for your outbound flight