Dolerite columns found in the valley of the Organ Pipes.Desert Elephant Bull at a waterdam near Aba HuabYoung Himba boy Sunset over Owamboland

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 10 Day Kaokoland Camping Tour:

 The10 day camping tour will take you to some of Namibia’s most rugged terrain, Damaraland and Kaokoland. The scenery and wildlife meeting the local Himba tribe people makes this a very rewarding tour.

The tour itineraries are just a guide and can be changed to include other very scenic areas of Kaokoland. This can changed the amount of daysRequired for the tour and we will plan according to your request. Self Drive groups under guidance can be planned and arranged.

 

 

 

Places to be visited:

   Ruacana

   Epupa Falls

   Opuwa

   Areas in Kaokoland

   Crystal Pool

   Organ Pipes

   Burnt Mountain

   Twyfelfontein  Rock Engravings

   Rock Paintings (White Lady Freeze)

 

 

Text Box: Option 1:
Day 1:
Early departure (7am) from the coast driving north. We take the route along the coast to Henties Bay, and then head inland towards Brandberg. We visit the old mining town of Uis, and then on to the Tsiseb Gorge where we walk to the “White Lady Frieze” and other Rock Art. We camp at Aba Huab Campsite .The Desert Elephants can sometimes be seen in the area, and care should be taken when taking a walk or moving around at night.
Day 2:
A quick visit to the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain and Rock Engravings at Twyfelfontein. We break camp and head towards Sesfontein where we camp at Warmquelle, or Hot Springs (Ogongo Campsite). Here you have a chance to get the heat out of your system in a delightful crystal warm-water pool.
Day 3: 
Today we take on the route to Purros, arriving late afternoon. Time permitting, we do a game drive in the area, after setting up camp. Sightings of elephant, giraffe, springbuck, oryx, kudu and zebra are possible.
Day 4:
We take a drive in Hoariseb River and surrounding area ,and visit a traditional Himba village. We return to the campsite mid-afternoon. For the afternoon there is the option of taking a guided walk, or just relaxing at the camp.
Day 5:
We leave Purros and travel north towards the Khumib river. From here we follow the river bed as far as time permits. We make a dry camp, relying only on what we have at this stage. 
Day 6:
We start early to get to Opuwo, where we re-supply and then head futher north to Epupa Falls. We camp at the Epupa Rest Camp, right next to the Epupa Falls, on the banks of the Kunene River. On the opposite side of the river is our northern neighbour, Angola.  Here you might see the majestic Fish Eagle and even hear its call. Bird life is in abundance.
As the area has quite a few crocodiles, swimming is prohibited!
Day 7:
:We explore the area by doing a walking trail overlooking the Falls, and visiting the local craft market. The rest of the time is at leisure. It is safe to explore the area by oneself, or else a rafting trip can be arranged, depending on the level of the river. The raft trip will be for your own account. 
Sunset is watched from a vantage point overlooking the Falls .
Day 8:
After a leisurely breakfast we head for the Kunene River Lodge where we will camp. We explore the area with a drive, and visit a village. Dinner will be at the lodge restaurant.
Day 9:
Today we drive to Ruacana, to visit the Hippo pool and the Ruacana Falls. We continue, driving south to Hobatere  which borders on the western side of  the famous Etosha Game Reserve. We camp for the night. Activities such as  a game drive and/or night drive or guided walking can be arranged prior to our arrival. The game drives are highly recommended, but will be for your own account.
The area teems with game like elephant, lion, zebra, kudu, oryx, springbok, giraffe, klipspringer, baboon etc., etc.
Walking around without a guide could be foolish, even dangerous!
Day 10:
Returning to the coastal towns will take up most of our day and we should arrive at the coast late afternoon or early evening.

Option 2: This option is for tours starting from Windhoek only.

Day 1:
Starting early morning we head from Windhoek towards the old mining town of Uis, situated next to the highest mountain in Namibia, the Brandberg. We visit the Tsiseb Gorge in the Brandberg where we walk to the “White Lady Frieze” (approximately a 1 hour walk) and view numerous other rock paintings. We camp close by at the Ugab River Community Campsite. Here elephant can walk right through the camp at night, so care must be taken when moving around after dark.
Day 2:
Early rise and we head for Twyfelfontein which is world-famous for its Bushman Rock Engravings, the Burnt mountain and Organ Pipes. Afterwards we head north towards Kaokoveld, and camp at the community camp Ongongo Hot Water Spring, where we relax in the natural warm-water pool.

Day 3  —  9 ……the itinerary is the same as in Option 1.

Day 10:
Today we travel along the route which passes Outjo, Otjiwarongo, and we stop at Okahandja where we  visit the Okavango Wood Carvings. Here you can shop until you drop. From Okahandja it is only 70km to Windhoek. Arrival late afternoon..

Option 3:
Adding Etosha National Park to the itinerary can also be done as an extension to your tour. This will involve 3 more nights camping. From here one can proceed to either one of the starting points. 
Should you be interested, I will gladly do an additional quote for you.

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Epupa Falls in the dry season

  10 Day Kaokoland Camping

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