5 Days – On the Trail of Wilderness

At the heart of this journey lie the seemingly-endless landscapes of the Etosha, mirages and an abundance of animals in their natural habitat. Cicadas chirp, you hear birds singing, grunts and other calls of the animals in the wild. Various scents fill the air as we are immersed in our experience among the animals and plants in one of the oldest nature reserves in Namibia, the Etosha National Park. We also experience life in a smaller private nature reserve and gain insight into the wealth of the wilderness. But when exactly we encounter which animals is up to chance and lady luck.

Day 1: Windhoek – Etosha National Park

In the morning we depart from Namibia’s capital, Windhoek and make our way to the Etosha National Park. On our way we pass by many small and historical cities, such as Okahandja, the former tribal centre of the Hereros, as well as Otjiwarongo and Outjo. During our first game drive in the afternoon our eyes start adjusting to spot game in the bush and in the distance. Etosha is home to many antelopes, numerous bird species, a variety of wild cats, as well as elephants and rhinos. Patience, coincidence and a bit of luck shape our experience. Our accommodation is a comfortable lodge outside of the park.

Dinner/ Accommodation/ Breakfast at the Toshari Lodge or Taleni Etosha Village.

Day 2: Etosha National Park

After a good breakfast we take a game drive into the park. The Etosha National Park is one of the oldest game reserves in the world. Already in 1907 the area was put under nature conservation and still today covers 22.270 km ², consisting mostly of grass and bush savannah. There are excellent opportunities for game viewing, at the many water holes or in the open field. The actual Etosha pan, after which the park has been named, is about 6,000 km ² in size. The name “Etosha" comes from the Ovambo and means “place of dry water" or “big white place". Here it may be that mirages deceive us. But in the rainy months, it could really be water. With many great impressions we leave the park again in the late afternoon.

Dinner/ Accommodation/ Breakfast at the Toshari Lodge or Taleni Etosha Village.

Day 3: Etosha National Park

Today we have another opportunity to observe the many wild animals and to listen to them, how they walk, how they eat, browse, drink and even play. With a bit of luck, we may even see nocturnal animals beating around the bushes. Depending on the season, the smells of the plants and soil in the park are striking. Today we cross the park with the aim of visiting some of the new waterholes and taking in the seemingly-endless landscapes. We spend our night in a wonderful accommodation outside the park.

Dinner/ Accommodation/ Breakfast at the Mokuti Etosha Lodge.

Day 4: Etosha National Park – Okonjati Wildlife Sanctuary

Off to new adventures! Our destination is the Okonjati Wildlife Sanctuary. On the way we stop in the garden city Tsumeb and visit a mining museum that gives us a good insight into the Namibian History, Mining History and the native population. In the afternoon we reach the privately-owned game reserve as well as the Mt. Etjo Safari Lodge and enjoy a game drive across the reserve. Here, too, we could encounter many different types of game, maybe even some that we have not seen yet, such as sable antelopes and waterbucks. Great new impressions and landscapes engrain themselves into our minds today

Dinner/ Accommodation/ Breakfast at the Mt. Etjo Safari Lodge.

Day 5: Private Game Reserve – Windhoek

After a few eventful days we return to Windhoek, where we arrive in the late afternoon.

SERVICES AND PRICES

Booking Reference: SWAS 5, Minimum: 2 pax, Maximum: 10 pax

Included Services:

Overland trips and all sightseeing according to the itinerary.

Accommodation in double rooms with bath and/ or shower and toilet in lodges.

Daily breakfast and dinner
English speaking Tour Guide (Possibly bilingual tour guide)

Not included:

Personal expenses, such as lunch, drinks, laundry service, tip in restaurants, as well as for the tour guide.

Departure:

By prior arrangements, collection from various hotels.

Departure Dates 2019:

Feb – 18          Jul -10

Mar – 11          Aug – 07

Apr – 10           Sep – 09

May – 27          Oct – 16

Jun – 19

Prices:

Per Person in double room: 

Low Season: (01/11/2018 until 30/06/2019)  N$ 18.900,00
single room supplement: N$ 1.120,00
High Season: (01/07/2019 until 31/10/2019) N$ 19.800,00
single room supplement: N$ 1.340,00

We can also offer you this as a self-drive tour.