FROM PRICE: $ 3000
Embark on a mobile safari to explore the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland and Kaokoland, spotting desert elephant and meeting the Ovahimba while discovering the Kunene River and Epupa Falls.
A world unlike any that you may have seen before.
Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Kaokoland in Namibia - 12 days/11 nights
Where is it?
This safari takes place along the Atlantic Coast towards the north visiting lichen fields near Wlotzka's Baken and then onto the seal colony at Cape Cross. From here we travel to Damaraland to view the desert elephants, springbok, zebra and oryx.
Continuing on through Opuwa to visit with the Ovahimba and then to Epupa Falls on the Kunene River for three days. We also spend time discovering the Serra Cafema Mountain range on the border between Angola and Namibia. Finally its back to Palmwag finally ending back at Swakopmund where this adventure all began!
What is the best time of year to go?
This is a set departure trip departing on certain dates (see below). Please see the following general notes on Namibia's climate:
From mid-July to late October, the main overseas tourist season hits Namibia and lodges will be full unless you book well in advance. If you go outside of this period, it's much quieter and you will have many of the attractions to yourself. Apart from this, the only real reason for you to have a specific time for your trip is taking personal availability and the weather into consideration.
There are three main climatic periods; the cool dry season is from May to October, when the days are cool, clear and sunny. Night time temperatures can be near freezing. At the end of the dry season it warms up dramatically, giving some uncomfortable temperatures in the Kaokoveld and Etosha National Park. The Caprivi Strip is affected by floodwaters from the north between May and August, as water flows into the Okavango water systems.
There are ‘little’ rains from October to December, which are characterised by high temperatures and sporadic showers, whilst January to April is the main rainy season. Mid-summer is extremely hot and there are often violent thunderstorms accompanied by flash floods, especially in the north.
The best time for game viewing is from May to October, and for bird watching, November to March.
How to get there
The safari starts and ends in Swakopmund; we will arrange all of your transfers to and from the start and end of the trip if you'd prefer us to handle all the details for you.
Why not add an extra day to visit Walvis Bay at the end or the beginning and take part in our half day kayaking (very gentle) trip on the lagoon to paddle with the dolphins and turtles ...
Tips and Notes
- Travelling costs as per itinerary; game drives, activities, entrance- and park fees
- Accommodation in two-man tents / double rooms
- Full board, refreshment drinks en route, house wine and beer at dinner whilst camping
- Experienced guiding in English or German
- VAT and Bed levy.
- Expenses of a personal nature, i.e. laundry, telephone, gratuities, souvenirs, etc
- Personal, medical and evacuation insurances
- Additional activities
- Alcoholic beverages and drinks
- Rates are as per scheduled departures
- For private departures during high season (July – November) a 20% per person of the tour price is applicable
- For private departures during low season (December – June) the above rates apply.