Northern Namibia Tour
Northern Namibia tour is a wildlife, cultural and African adventure safari tour in Namibia. This Northern Namibia tour safari brings you close to the big cats. You will also visit the Northern coast. On this Northern Namibia tour you will be introduced to the Big cats. This is at Africat Foundation. You will visit Desert Mountains, the coast and the Himba people. The tour will go to ancient rock engravings and the Petrified Forest. This Northern Namibia tour can be combined with any of our 3-day Namib Desert tour.
Day 1: Windhoek – Okonjima (300km)
Our Namibia tour rep will be at your hotel in Windhoek at 0800hrs. You will be briefed on Northern Namibia tour. This will be followed by departure. You will leave the city to Okonjima. It is the home of the AfriCat Foundation in Namibia. This is a conservation operation that focuses on the big cats. There specialty is the cheetah. You will arrive in Okonjima in time for lunch. A short relaxation will be important for you. Later in the evening embark on a tour within the premises. This will provide more insights on their conservation program. This tour will be enhanced by the opportunity of seeing some of the animals.
Day 2: Okonjima – Namutoni, Etosha National Park (300km)
Your Northern Namibia tour day will start with and early breakfast. You will then make an early start and head off towards the Etosha National Park. You will go via Lake Otjikoto, Namibia’s largest permanent natural lake. It is at this point that you will take a break and learn about the history of this unusual landmark. You will proceed to Namutoni and familiarize yourselves with the surroundings. After a short rest you will embark on your first game drive in the evening. The game viewing at this time is usually excellent. There are close views of springboks, zebras, impalas, giraffes, gemsboks and plenty of birds. With luck you may also have some close encounters with elephants and lions. You will experience a fabulous sunset later. This is from the tower of the old German fort. Return to your Namibia safari lodge for dinner overnight.
Day 3: Namutoni – Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park
Most of the Northern Namibia tour day will be spent watching wildlife. You will make a visit to a number of waterholes. These are points where much wildlife congregates to drink water. You will also stop at the Etosha Pan, the “place of dry water”. The Pan is an extensive flat depression of about 5,000 km2. This great, white expanse is a place of shimmering mirages. It is the place to see large herds of game in this setting. This is what makes Etosha a unique experience. Your Northern Namibia tour will proceed to Halali middle camp to have lunch and relax. You will then continue to Okaukuejo at the southern side of the park. This will be in the evening in time for dinner. A visit to the floodlit waterhole is highly recommended after dinner. There is a good chance of seeing rhinos and lions come to drink at this time.
Day 4: Okaukuejo – Palmwag
Another early day on Northern Namibia tour safari. This will be with an early morning game drive. You will then exit Etosha into the Desert Mountains of the Kaokoveld. This is one of the last true wildernesses of Southern Africa. It is home of the Himba people. During the afternoon your Northern Namibia tour will pay a visit to Oases village. Here you will meet the local inhabitants. A special guide is going to be available for the time you’ll be there. The guide will help with the translation and introduce you to the “tribe”. Prepare to learn about marriage customs and traditional food. You will also make a visit to the “holy fire”. Later proceed to Palmwag Lodge where you will have dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Palmwag – Brandberg
Start your day on Northern Namibia tour safari early. You will drive via the C48 gravel passing by the small town of Bergsig. Here you will see the Petrified Forest. There are also rock engravings on the way to Brandberg. The Brandberg mountain is an ancient Bushman spiritual site. This night you will sleep in the shadow of this giant granite monolith. You will spend your night of Northern Namibia tour at the White Lady Lodge.
Day 6: Brandberg – Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast
The day on your Northern Namibia tour safari will start early. You will enjoy the cool of the morning as you drive. Your first stop is the small town of Uis. It is an old mining town and one of the best places to buy semi-precious stones. Precious stones are what Namibia is famous. Amethyst, tourmaline and other stones can be found at bargain prices. A little more drive and you shall have arrived at the coast. You will proceed to Cape Cross. This is home of the seal colony with close-up views of thousands of fur seals. Tonight you are free to try excellent restaurants in Swakopmund. The seafood in Swakopmund is superb. Your guide will offer to organize a group meal in a local restaurant for the evening. If you feel exhausted, you may give it a pass. Dinner will be at cost with overnight at Desert Villa Guesthouse.
Day 7: Swakopmund – Windhoek (360km)
The morning of your Northern Namibia tour safari will be at leisure. Your guide shall have discussed all possible optional activities. All extra activities in Swakopmund are at the client’s own expense. Later we drive back to Windhoek. Your arrival will be late in the afternoon. Drop off at your Windhoek Hotel.