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Kaokoveld Conservancy Expedition - 14 Days

Kaokoveld Conservancy Expedition

Namibia · Private Tour · 14 Days
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An expedition to the Kaokoveld is a journey into a spectacular and amazing region where you will be travelling on rugged 4x4 tracks to places that few other visitors have been and experiencing this remarkable ecosystem that can often be harsh, but also breathtakingly beautiful.

Our exclusive expeditions to Namibia pay utmost attention to making respectful visits to ethnic villages and nature reserves that ensure the preservation of the environment, local culture and heritage. 

Highlights

  • Join a safari to the Huab River and Hoanib River Valley, home of Namibia's unique desert-adapted elephants
  • Track black rhino amidst the stunning landscapes of the exclusive Torra Conservancy
  • Meet Himba villagers and learn about their culture at the Puros and Orupembe Conservancies

Itinerary

Day 1-14 - Swakopmund → Torra Conservancy → Hoanib River → Puros Conservancy → Orupembe Conservancy → Swakopmund

What is included

  • Shared 4x4 transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation in camps and lodges
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Support team in charge of setting up camps and cooking meals
  • Specialized English-speaking guide with pioneering experience of the Kaokoveld and Damaraland areas

What is NOT included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Excursions and activities not mentioned in this itienrary
  • Tips and personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

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1-14
Swakopmund → Torra Conservancy → Hoanib River → Puros Conservancy → Orupembe Conservancy → Swakopmund

We deliberately keep the detailed routes and daily activities on all our expeditions and safaris flexible, to enable your guide to adjust them to seasonal wildlife and the semi-nomadic Himba movements, as well as the special interests of our guests. However, the Kaokoveld expedition will include:


  1. At least one night wild camping in the magnificent Huab river valley, where in the dry season we can almost guarantee great encounters with desert elephants and may see lions. We will also talk to local farmers here about the challenges of living with large predators.

  2. A visit to Wereldsend, the base camp of IRDNC, where Namibia’s community-based conservation started. Hear how commercial poaching was stopped in the past and what is being done today to address its recent resurgence.

  3. Tracking black rhino with Torra Conservancy’s rhino rangers, who are the men on the front line of protecting Africa’s most endangered large mammal.

  4. At least one night wild camping in the Hoanib river valley, the iconic home of Namibia’s desert living elephants, where the successful fight to save them was won in the 1980s.

  5. One or two nights in the Puros Conservancy campsite, where we will have time to relax in the shade of the large trees along the Hoarusib River’s banks. Elephants often walk through the campsite and giraffe browse in the nearby woodland. We will also have our first contact with Himba people here.

  6. Driving through and camping out in the desolate, but very beautiful, northern Namib Desert on our way to the Kunene River. This is the most remote part of southern Africa, where we will be on rough tracks seldom used by other visitors to the region.

  7. Spending two nights in the rustic Etaambura Lodge that is majority owned by five neighboring conservancies, and regarded as one of the most aesthetically designed in the country. It was named by the local Himba community and means “from where you can see the rain” because from the lodge you can see where it is falling in any direction. We need say no more. 

  8. Meeting Himba residents of Orupembe Conservancy in their homes and during their herding activities, and having dignified and mutually respectful interactions with them. We will also have a senior member of the community acting as our host during our stay at Etaambura. 

  9. Returning by a different, but equally scenic route.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018$6703
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019$7038

Photos

Hoanib River Valley
Himba woman
Huab River Valley
Torra Conservancy
Damaraland
Huab River Valley
Damaraland
Helmeted guinea fowl

Map

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