Day 1: Okahandja, Namibia
In the morning of your Namibia tour you will depart from Windhoek to the north. At Okahandja - the former tribal center of the Herero people and old mission station you will visit some Herero graves, the cemetery of the German Schutztruppe and the Kavango woodcarver’s market.
You will drive via Otjiwarongo and Otavi to Tsumeb. The 'Cultural village', being an open air museum, invites tourists to get an insight into the rural life of Namibian tribes. It displays the life of the majority of Namibians and tells about their history and culture as well as showing their work and skills in arts and crafts. You will have lunch en route. Dinner / bed / breakfast. You will overnight at Makalani Hotel.
Day 2: Farm Hedwigslust, Namibia
After breakfast depart to Treesleeper Camp near Tsintsabis. It is home to the Hei//omn Bushmen, the former habitants of Etosha and its surroundings, and the !Kung Bushmen. Until recently the Bushmen practiced a lifestyle of hunting and gathering. They will show you their traditional way of life in a “Historic living Village”.
After a light lunch proceed to Farm Hedwigslust, the home of the Ombili foundation. Attempts are made to teach Bushmen (350 are living on the farm) to get used to sow, maintain and harvest – become “farmers” and no longer hunters because their base of living, game, is extinct. As the Ombili foundation is financing this project through donations, a gratitude of app. N$ 50.00 is very welcome. In the afternoon Game drive in Etosha National Park.Dinner, bed and breakfast. Accommodation at Mokuti Lodge.
Day 3: Ovamboland, Namibia
Drive north to Ovamboland, the most densely populated region of Namibia The Ovambo are divided into 8 sub-tribes. The first stop will be the Nakambale Museum at Olukondo, that represents the present and the past of the role of the Finnish Mission, the church and the local cultures.
Visit the Ngonga homestead, observe a demonstration of wheat-crushing, basket-weaving, hair-plaiting, traditional dancing and music, etc. A traditional lunch will be served. Afterwards you will proceed to Oshakati via Ondongwa. Dinner / bed / breakfast. Overnight at Oshakati Country Lodge.
Day 4: Ovamboland, Namibia
Travel through the western Ovamboland. Flat, sandy plains dotted with Makalani palms, savannah grasslands and Mopane woodlands characterise this landscape. Different attractions will be visited. You will continue to Opuwo via Ruacana. Lunch packs en route. Dinner / Bed / Breakfast. Overnight at Opuwo Country Lodge.
Day 5: Opuwo, Namibia
Today a typical Himba settlement will be visited. The Himba, a sub-tribe of the Herero - are nomads who are still living their old tradition and culture. Their cattle are their wealth and so they are roving around the area to feed them. That's why there are several deserted settlements to be seen along the way.
A local guide, accompanying the group, will negotiate a visit to a 'Kraal' with the headman of the tribe and will explain the lifestyle and the culture of the Himba. Afterwards you will return to Opuwo and proceed in a southern direction to Hobatere Lodge at the western border of the Etosha National Park. In the afternoon a game drive will take place. Dinner / Bed / Breakfast. Overnight at Hobatere Lodge.
Day 6: Etosha National Park, Namibia
Travel through the western part of Etosha National Park during your Namibia tour. The Oryx and many other antelopes prefer this region. West of Okaukuejo is the well known 'Sprokieswoud' (Phantom or Fairy Forest), the only location where the African Moringa tree grows in a flat area.
Enjoy your lunch pack en route. At the floodlit waterhole wildlife can be viewed throughout the day as well as at night. Dinner /bed / breakfast. Overnight at Okaukuejo Restcamp.
Day 7: Windhoek, Namibia
You will go on a short game drive in the morning before leaving the Etosha National Park. Return to Windhoek via Outjo, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja. Lunch en route. You will arrive in Windhoek in the afternoon. Dinner / Bed / Breakfast. Overnight at Safari Court.
Day 8: Windhoek, Namibia
Drive from Windhoek via Dordabis and visit the oldest Karakul weavery of Namibia - Uhlenhorst and Stampriet to the Auab Lodge. Lunch will be served at Bitterwasser Lodge. Dinner / Bed / Breakfast. Overnight at Stoney's Country Hotel.
Day 9: Keetmanshoop, Namibia
Drive along the Auob River, via Koes and visit the Kokerboom forest (quiver tree), then to Keetmanshoop. Proceed past the Naute Dam to the Canon Lodge. Dinner / Bed / Breakfast. Overnight at Canon Lodge.
Day 10: Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Visit the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon of the world. This gigantic ravine, in places almost 500 metres (1640.4 feet) deep, has been gorged out of a vast undulating plain in the course of thousands of years. Proceed to Lüderitz via Seeheim and Aus.
This drive takes you through intriguing 'moon' landscape of endless desert vistas and bizarre rock formations. Bed and Breakfast. Overnight at Nest Hotel.