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18 Days / 17 Nights

18 Day Wildlife, Landscapes and Cultural Safari (Lodging)

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  • 18 Days / 17 Nights
  • Max People : 26
  • Jan 18’ - Dec 21'
  • Min Age : 10+
  • Pickup: Airpot

Tour Details:

18 Day Wildlife, Landscapes, and Cultural Safari is designed to visit the main highlights that Namibia has to offer in Africa. In just 18 days and 17 nights, we would never be able to fit in everything you wanted to see but you will see the most important attractions throughout Namibia. You will spend time amongst the ancient dunes in Sossusvlei, Damaraland and from there go back in time with the coastal time of Swakopmund. Twyfelfontein, Opuwa, and great waterfalls at Ruacana. Experience the vast landscapes of Otjiwarongo and exceptional game viewing at the world-famous Etosha National Park.

Includes

  • Dune drive
  • Qualified professional driver-guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Accommodation, Breakfast and Dinner clients (as per itinerary)

Excludes

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
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Itinerary

Day 1 Windhoek International Airport to Greater Windhoek

Time/ Distance: 1 hr 1 min (76.2 km)

You will be picked up around 09h00 at the airport or Windhoek accommodation and drive to Greater Windhoek, the landscape of the Greater Windhoek area surrounding this bustling city is characterized by vast valleys, thick scrub, rocky hills, and covered in golden savannah.

Overnight & dinner at Okapuka Ranch

Day 2Okapuka to Erindi

Time/ Distance: 2 hr (175.6 km)

You will grab morning breakfast and depart to Erindi from Okapuka. Erindi Game Reserve is located southeast of Omaruru, the Erindi Game Reserve is a spectacularly scenic protected reserve in north-western Namibia. ‘Erindi’, meaning the place of water boasts incredible lush scenery. Stretching over 79000 hectares, this natural wonderland features comfortable accommodation options and magnificent landscapes encompassing grasslands, savannah, and rugged mountains inhabited by an abundance of diverse wildlife. And on arrival clients will check-in and get lunch and go on an afternoon game drive before.

Overnight & Dinner at C’est si Bon Hotel

Day 3Erindi to Otjiwarongo

Time/ Distance: 2 hr 1 min (189.7 km)

You will continue your journey. In the afternoon we visit a San Bushman village where we will learn a lot about their traditional culture and the original way of living of the Ju/hoansi-San (Bushmen). The San are the oldest people in Namibia and have been living in southern Africa for about 20 000 years. Of the estimated 30 000 San living in Namibia, only 2000 of them still live their traditional way of life. The San are hunter-gatherers. The women collect fruits, berries, and onions while the men go hunting. They have a deep understanding of nature and ecology and are known to be excellent trackers.

Overnight & Dinner at C’est si Bon Hotel

Day 4Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park

Time/ Distance: 1 hr 35 min (169.0 km)

We depart for the Etosha National Park. Lunch will be taken en route, in the park or at the lodge, depending on the time. The Etosha National Park spans an area of 22 270 square km, a large part of which is taken up by a vast salt pan. This beautiful barren and often haunting landscape is surprisingly abundant in-game, which often congregate around the various waterholes scattered around the park, allowing for some spectacular game viewing. The park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds, and reptiles, including several threatened and endangered species such as the black rhinoceros.

Overnight & Dinner at Halali Campsite

Day 5Etosha National Park

Today will be a full day of safari game viewing allowing plenty of opportunities for good sightings and spectacular photographs. After breakfast at the lodge, we go out on our morning game drive. We will enjoy lunch in the park/lodge and then return to our game drive in the afternoon.

Overnight & Dinner at Halali Campsite

Day 6Etosha to Ruacana

Time/ Distance: 6 hr 15 min (397 Km)

We leave the wilderness and wildlife of Etosha National Park behind us and enter the rural areas of northern Namibia. We travel through many small rural villages before arriving in Ruacana and set up our Camp at Hippo Pools. Ruacana lies on the border of Angola and Namibia, and you will experience a different lifestyle to ours.

You will grab a nice breakfast, freshen up and drive to Ruacana which is situated in Namibia’s Omusati Region, near the border with Angola on the banks of the river Kunene, the town of Ruacana is famous for its enthralling Ruacana Falls, and its power station. In the rainy season, the falls can rival Victoria Falls for their majesty. Angola’s Caueque Dam and NamPower’s Ruacana Power Plant lie just upstream. The falls lie at the border, so to visit them, travelers must temporarily leave the country and enter Angola’s territory by signing an immigration register. After arrival clients will check in and have leisure time around the lodge.

Overnight & Dinner at Ruacana Eha Lodge

Day 7 Ruacana Area

We will get up early and go on a hike to Ruacana Falls (1 hour). The dramatic Ruacana Falls are 120m and 700m wide in full flood and are sometimes referred to as one of the most spectacular sights on the continent. After our hike to the falls, we start our expedition more in-depth into the Kunene Region, exploring the real life of the Himba Tribe. Already on our drive to Epupa, we will see here and there Himbas passing us. When we arrive in Epupa, we set up our camp and will be able to explore the beauty and remoteness of this area, bordering Angola.

Overnight & Dinner at Ruacana Eha Lodge

Day 8Ruacana to Epupa Falls

Time/ Distance: 3 hr 59 min (316.0 km)

On Day 8 you will take part in a Himba Experience and visit one of their local villages to explore their culture and traditions. Epupa means ‘falling water’ in the Herero and Himba languages. Epupa is Namibia’s largest system of waterfalls and cataracts, and it lies on the Kunene River in northern Kaokoland. You’ll be spoilt with beautiful scenery and have the option to take a walk to the Epupa Falls or try some other hikes in the valley.

Overnight & Dinner at Epupa Falls Lodge

Day 9Epupa Falls to Opuwo

Time/ Distance: 3 hr 20 min (351.8 km)

Early departure in direction of Epupa Falls. The Epupa Falls are created by the Kunene River on the border of Angola and Namibia, in the Kaokoland area of the Kunene Region. The river is 0.5 km wide and drops in a series of waterfalls spread over 1.5 km, with the greatest single drop being 37 m. The name “Epupa” is a Herero word for “foam”, about the foam created by the falling water. The falls are a major visitor attraction in Namibia, because of the largely unspoiled environment, with fig trees, baobabs, makalani palms, and colored rock walls framing the falls. Lunch packs en route.

Overnight & Dinner at Opuwo Country Lodge

Day 10Opuwo to Twyfelfontein

Time/ Distance: 4 hr 55 min (345.7 km)

This morning, it’s best to make an early departure from Opuwo as you make your way to Twyfelfontein. You’ll first head northbound through the National West Coast Recreational Area towards the small fishing town of Henties Bay. If you have time, make sure to stop in Cape Cross and say hello to the Cape fur seal colony here.

Overnight & Dinner at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Day 11Twyfelfntein to Swakopmund

Time/ Distance: 3 hr 20 min (351.8 km)

Today, you’ll have the entire day to explore Swakopmund. On the way, you can take part in a few of the many optional activities that are offered in Swakopmund like Quad biking, Sandboarding, or Sky Diving. But of course, you can also just go and enjoy the little German coastal town and explore its beauty, beaches, and charm. This evening you can enjoy a typical Namibian meal in one of the many restaurants (own expense).

Overnight & Dinner at Orange House

 

Day 12Swakopmund Area

Today we only have a short drive to Swakopmund, but if you want to you can take part in a few of the many optional activities that are offered in Swakopmund like Quad biking, Sandboarding, or Sky Diving. But of course, you can also just go and enjoy the little German coastal town and explore its beauty, beaches, and charm. This evening you can enjoy a typical Namibian meal in one of the many restaurants.

Overnight & Dinner at Orange House

Day 13Swakopmund to Sossusvlei

Time/ Distance: 4 hr 51 min (402.5 km)

An early morning start takes us from Swakopmund south through Walvis Bay on our way to Sesriem in the oldest desert – Namib Desert. We visit the world’s highest dunes at Sossusvlei. There is an option of taking the shuttle into the dunes. (Own expense) At sunrise, these red dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are spectacular and provide a fantastic photo opportunity. With luck, there may even be water in the vlei (lake).

Overnight & Dinner at Desert Camp

Day 14Sossuvlei to Fish River Canyon

Time/ Distance: 4 hr (401 km)

Today, you’ll take part in an early morning excursion that travels along the path of the ancient Tsauchab River into the Namib Sand Sea. The adventure highlights the Sossusvlei Desert, including Dune 45 and Dead Vlei—all surrounded by red dunes in the southern part of the Namib Desert. Visitors who come to Namibia often say that this is the most stunning part of the desert, with monumentally high dunes and the shadows of their sinuous crests that continually change as the daylight waxes and wanes.

Overnight & Dinner at Canyon Village Gondwana Collection

Day 16 Fish River Canyon

Beginning its flow in the Lesotho mountains, the Orange River is the longest river in South Africa that offers a unique contrast to the desert landscapes along its banks. It is named after the Dutch Royal House, but lately, it has been referred to by its original name Gariep, which means “river” in the indigenous Khoekhoe language.

The best way you’ll experience the Orange River is out on the water, and this morning, you’ll be able to join an optional canoe trip on the river. Around midday, you’ll depart the Orange River and head inland to your overnight stop in Fish River Canyon—the largest canyon in Africa and second-largest in the world. Once you arrive, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the ǀAi-ǀAis natural hot springs. This Morning you will get morning breakfast and drive for a fish river excursion and will be back at the lodge around lunch.

Overnight & Dinner at Canyon Village Gondwana Collection

Day 17Fish River to Mariendal

Time/ Distance: 4 hr 20 min (426 km)

You will get morning Breakfast and depart to Mariental which is located close to magnificent the Hardap Dam, which is the largest reservoir in Namibia. The Hardap Irrigation Scheme has breathed life into this arid terrain, which is now fertile with farmlands covered in citrus, melons, lucerne, wine, and maize, and dotted with ostrich farms. After checking in clients will do a Sunset Drive.

 

Overnight at Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Day 18Mariental To Windhoek

Time/ Distance: 2 hr 39 min (267.9 km)

You will get breakfast and depart back to Windhoek Airport for departure.

 

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.What animals are at Okapuka?

Here African lions, cheetahs and the majestic leopard rule the landscape together with different antelope species such as the large Eland and the zebra. With breathtaking game drives, one can see the endangered white rhino as well as Namibian flora and other smaller fauna.

2.Location of Okapuka?

Okapuka Ranch – located 30 km north of Windhoek, Namibia’s capital

3.How big is erindi game reserve?

Erindi, meaning “place of water”, is a sustainable natural wonderland. With 70,719 hectares of pristine wilderness under their care, they have undertaken an immense task to pursue conservation initiatives in the name of eco-friendly tourism, whilst empowering local communities.

4.How many animals does erindi game reserve have?

The reserve is home to about 20000 animals including various rare and endangered species.

5.What is the purpose of Erindi game reserve?

A Game Reserve, or Game Park (often called a Wildlife Park in East Africa), exists specifically for the preservation of wild animals. In these areas, wildlife like antelopes, rhinos, and giraffes are protected.

6.What should I wear to a game reserve?

Muted coloured, lightweight clothing is best for game viewing. Game drives are generally conducted in the early morning and the late afternoon, which can be cold, especially in winter. The temperature often warms up during the day, so it is best to dress in layers and comfortable shoes.

7.What not to wear on a game drive?

Our suggestion for footwear would be comfortable closed-toe shoes. If you’re going on a guided walk during your game drive, we would suggest supportive shoes or hiking boots. Avoid sandals, flip-flops, or any open-toe shoes that can expose your feet to insects, dust, and dirt.

8.How much do you tip at Private game reserve?

If you want you can tip your safari guide a minimum of 200 per person per day.

9.What is the difference between a private and public game reserve?

A national park is government-owned and managed and a private game reserve is just that, privately owned and managed. Both national and private reserves still adhere to the same principles, rules and regulations of conservation and wildlife protection.

10.What is the best time for game drives?

As animals stick to their own schedules, the best game viewing is either at first light or around dusk.

11.What is the history of Otjiwarongo?

Between 1904 and 1907 the white settlement of Otjiwarongo evolved from a German military station established to fight the rebellious Herero. Boer trekkers returning from Angola settled in the vicinity in 1933, and the settlement of Otjiwarongo became a municipality in 1939.

12.What is Otjiwarongo known for?

Otjiwarongo is known for some of its popular attractions, which include: Cheetah Conservation Fund. Mahango Game Reserve. Waterberg National Park.

13.What is the meaning of Otjiwarongo?

Otjiwarongo (Otjiherero: “pleasant place” or “place where fat cattle graze”) is a city of 28,000 inhabitants (2011) in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia.

14.What is the climate in Otjiwarongo?

Climate. Otjiwarongo has a semi-arid climate (BSh, according to the Köppen climate classification), with hot summers and mild winters. The average annual precipitation is 457 mm (18 in).

15.Which month is best to visit Etosha?

May to August: Etosha National Park has the best weather at this time, the days are not as hot, and nights can be chilly, so it’s essential to bring a couple of warm layers. July to September: This is the best time for visiting the park, as you’ll see plenty of animals flocking to the limited water supplies.

16.Where is the National Park of Etosha?

Etosha National Park is located in the Kunene region of Namibia. The name, “Etosha,” translates locally to “Great White Place.” The name of the park is derived from the Etosha pan which accounts for 23-25% of the national park area.

17.Can you see the Big 5 in Etosha?

If your primary purpose for going on a safari is to see the majestic Big Five, Etosha National Park is a great choice, as four of the Big Five are present. Only the buffalo is absent, while lions and elephants are very commonly spotted.

18.How long from Windhoek to Etosha?

Etosha is approximately 6 hours from Windhoek by road. The road is good tarmac and can quickly be reached in one day. By the Eastern route, Etosha is 553km north of Windhoek.

19.What is the closest town to Etosha National Park?

Etosha Village is only 2km from the Anderson Gate of Etosha National Park, Undoubtedly, you will find excellent accommodations, facilities and campsites at Etosha Village.

20.Can you self-drive Etosha?

The park is also well designed for self-drivers. The biggest thing to work out when planning your time in Etosha is where to stay, as there’s a lot more to consider than you first think. There are effectively two experiences on offer. The in-park experience and the out of park experience; let me explain.

21.Is Etosha National Park worth a visit?

Etosha is indeed one of Africa’s most extraordinary game parks and the most diverse park in Namibia. Plan your visit to the park, and we recommend a minimum stay of two to three days. It is such a large park that you will need time to explore this fantastic area.

22.What is the coldest month in Etosha National Park?

On average, the warmest months are January, September, October, November and December. Etosha National Park has dry periods in May, June, July, August and September. The coldest months are June and July. The rainiest months are January, February, March and December.

23.How many rhinos are there in Etosha?

Today, there are over 260 black rhinos in the hands of 28 custodians, including both commercial farm owners and communal conservancies.

24.What do people do at Etosha National Park?

It is easy to spot a herd of elephants in the fantastic game drives over Etosha National Park, especially in Moringa and Okaukuejo waterholes in the dry seasons. If you want to see rhinos and especially the endangered black rhino, then there is no better place than Etosha.

25.In which region is Ruacana Falls?

Ruacana is a town in the Omusati Region of northern Namibia and the district capital of the Ruacana electoral constituency. It is located on the border with Angola on the river Kunene. The town is known for the picturesque Ruacana Falls nearby, and for the Ruacana Power Station

26.On which river in north western Namibia would you find the Ruacana Falls?

Ruacana Falls is a waterfall located in Ruacana, Omusati on the Kunene River in Northern Namibia

27.What is the history of Ruacana?

Ruacana was developed around the Ruacana Hydroelectric Power Station, a major underground hydroelectric plant linked to the nearby dam across the border in Angola at Calueque. The dam and pumping station were bombed in a Cuban airstrike in 1988, during the Angolan Civil War.

28.Which tribe live in Ruacana?

Ovazemba and Ovahimba people are native to the area.

29.What activities can be done in Ruacana?

4X4 ROUTES, AIR CHARTERS. Visit ANIMAL PETTING FARM, ANIMAL SANCTUARIES, ARCHERY, ART RETREATS, ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS and VISIT THE RUACANA FALLS

30.What are some interesting facts about Epupa Falls?

The falls are fored by a series of cascades that drop for about 60m over a distance of approximately 1.5 km. It even reaches a total of about 500m at one point. The falls are also known as Monte Negro Falls in Angola. The name Epupa is a word in the Herero language meaning plumes of spray created by falling water.

31.How tall is the Epupa Falls?

Located in one of the most remote points of Namibia, Epupa Falls is a real oasis for nature lovers. This waterfall on the Kunene River is one of the most important in southern Africa. Although it has a maximum drop of 20 meters (65 feet), it produces a stunning landscape full of consecutive falls between the rocks.

32.In which region is Epupa Falls?

Epupa Falls is in Kaokoland in the remote north of the Kunene Region of northwestern Namibia.

33.What does Epupa Falls mean?

In the local language of the Ovahimba people that live here, Epupa means “falling water” while also known as the Monte Negro falls in Angola. A column of spray can be seen and felt at the peak of its grandeur when the Kunene overflows its banks.

34.What is the history of Opuwo?

The name Opuwo was given by the commissioner of Ondangwa, Hugo Hahn, who came in search of land to build an office. Upon his arrival, he asked local headmen to give him land where he could build an office.

35.What does the word Opuwo mean?

Opuwo, meaning ‘the end’ in Herero, lies in the north-western Kunene region of Namibia. It serves as the capital of the region and is known as the gateway to the magnificent Epupa Falls.

36.Which region is Opuwo?

Opuwo is the capital of the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia. The town is situated about 720 km north-northwest of the capital Windhoek, and has a population of 20,000. It is the commercial hub of the Kunene Region.

37.Which tribe is mostly found in Opuwo?

Himba people are home to the area.

38.Is the water safe to drink in Opuwo?

The water quality at Opuwo has shown that the town’s water supply is unfit for human consumption in more than half the cases tested.

39.Should I expect changes to the issued itinerary?

Yes, there are factors beyond our control mostly with accommodations either they are fully booked and we now need to look for a substituted which means that the itinerary may change, and each tour operator reserves the right to do this. Generally, these changes are minor, and we will do our best to advice clients.

40.Is Damaraland a desert?

Damaraland is a desert region with less than 100 mm of rain annually, the whole area can become green and lush with grasslands during the March to May rainy season turning the whole area into a scenic highlight.

41.What is the climate in Damaraland?

Damaraland has a harsh, semi-desert climate. Daytime temperatures can spike to well above 38°C/100°F during summer (November to April), with winter nights falling below freezing (October to April). The Wet season occurs during summer

42.I would like to see the Himba people when I am in Namibia - Where and how can I do this?

The Himba people mainly live in the North-West part of Namibia. Please remember when you visit the tribes to show respect to them and their cultures and views. They are also changing to the environment they live in today, so do not be surprised to see them in modern clothing or occasionally clutching a cell phone! Please also be aware that whilst we endeavour to arrange walks and meetings with the tribes, they choose what and when they wish to do things, which can occasionally be out of our control.

43.Why Twyfelfontein was considered a heritage site?

The site forms a coherent, extensive and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa over at least 2,000 years, and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers.

44.Where is Twyfelfontein located in Namibia?

Twyfelfontein is situated in the southern Kunene Region of Namibia, an area formerly known as Damaraland. The site lies on the banks of the Aba Huab River in the Huab valley of the Mount Etjo formation.

45.What makes Damaras unique?

Their original culture was a mixture of an archaic hunter-gatherer culture and herders of cattle, goats and sheep. Due to their loose social structures the Damara were not able to defend themselves against aggressors during the colonization of Namibia.

46.What is there to do between Windhoek and Swakopmund?

The top stops along the way from Windhoek to Swakopmund (with short detours) are Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, Okapuka Safari Lodge, and Gross Barmen. Other popular stops include Erongo Mountain Winery, Moon Landscape, and Bambu Wellness Boutique.

47.Which is better Swakopmund and Walvis Bay?

Swakopmund generally makes a more interesting place to stay, with a much better choice of restaurants, hotels and guesthouses, whilst Walvis Bay is the springboard for several super desert trips. Holidays to Namibia usually include a visit to this part of the coast.

48.Is it safe to walk in Swakopmund at night?

Walking at night is not advisable and many tourists consider public transport to be unsafe; private car rental is the safest option for independent travel. Use only recognised hire car companies or official taxis.

49.Is Swakopmund expensive?

The average cost of living in Swakopmund is $769, which is in the top 30% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6480th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 10 in Namibia.

50.What is the best road from Windhoek to Swakopmund?

The best way to get to Swakopmund is by road from Windhoek. The B2 is the main road from Windhoek, and takes 4-5 hours by car. It may seem like a long ride, but time will fly when you look out the window of your vehicle and take in the spectacular sites.

51.What is the closest airport to Swakopmund?

What is the nearest airport to Swakopmund? The nearest airport to Swakopmund is Walvis Bay (WVB) Airport which is 35.3 km away.

52.Can you drink tap water in Swakopmund?

The quality of tap water in Namibia is quite good and perfectly safe to drink. Many of the lodges in the more remote areas will make use of water from a borehole which is also safe and healthy to drink.

53.How is the road from Windhoek to Swakopmund?

The C28 is gravel, and the surrounding roads are best suited to high-clearance vehicles, but you won’t need a 4×4 unless you hit Bosua Pass during a serious (and rare) downpour.

54.How far is Swakopmund from Walvis Bay?

The distance between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay is 31 km. The road distance is 34.7 km.

55.How safe is Swakopmund?

Crime Index: 47.83

Safety Index: 52.17

56.What does the name Sossusvlei mean in english?

The name “Sossusvlei” is of mixed origin and roughly means “dead-end marsh”. Vlei is the Afrikaans word for “marsh”, while “sossus” is Nama for “no return” or “dead end”.

57.What is the oldest dune in the world?

Standing atop one of the tallest dunes on Earth, it felt as though the sand beneath our feet stretched into infinity. With its red dunes rolling endlessly into the ocean, the Namib is the oldest desert in the world — a sea of silica stretching along Namibia’s entire Atlantic coast.

58.Why is Dune 45 famous?

It’s fascinating shape and accessibility makes it the most photographed dune in the world. The dunes of the Namib Desert were created by sand carried by the wind from the coast of Namibia. The sand here is 5 million years old and is red in colour due to its iron oxide conten.

59.How high is Dune 45 in Namibia?

Dune 45 at 170 meters tall is the most well-known dune chosen to climb by those who visit the Sossusvlei area. This relatively ‘easy’ climb takes anywhere from 40 minutes to one hour to reach the top, for most people.

60.What is special about the sand dunes in Namibia?

These dunes are the tallest in the world, in places rising above the desert floor more than 300 meters (almost 1000 feet).

61.What is the biggest dune in Sossusvlei?

Big Daddy is the tallest dune in the Sossusvlei area. This magnificent dune is situated between Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and at 325 meters it dwarfs the other dunes.

62.What are some interesting facts about Deadvlei?

Some 900 years ago the climate dried up, and dunes cut off Dead Vlei from the river. It became too dry in Dead Vlei for the trees to even decompose. They simply scorched black in the sun, monuments to their own destruction. The trees, now over 1000 years old, form a barren forest.

63.How old are the trees at Deadvlei?

The trees are estimated to be approximately 900 years old, however they have not decomposed due to the dry climate. Deadvlei is a paradise for photographers as the contrast between the pitch-black trees and bleached-white pans, and the rusty-red dunes and deep blue sky make for incredible images.

64.What is the climate in Dead Vlei?

The climate is dry in Deadvlei that some trees have not decomposed, and they are somewhere around 1000 years old too.

65.How was Sossusvlei formed?

The salt pan of Sossusvlei was created when the the 150 kilometer Tsauchab river silted over time. It is believed that the Tsauchab once flowed from the Naukluft mountains to around 50 km off the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually, the giant dunes blocked the flow of the river and ended Tsauchab river.

66.Where is Fish River Canyon located

Is located in the south of Namibia. It is the largest canyon in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia.

67.Where does the Fish River Canyon start and end?

The canyon starts near Seeheim, is 161 kilometers long and ends at Ai-Ais

68.What animals are in the Fish River Canyon?

In the canyon you may encounter several species of mammals, such as wild horses, Mountain Zebra (Hartman zebra), Kudu, Klipspringer, Leopard, Steenbok, Baboon and Springbok.

69.Is the area Malaria-free?

Areas north of Windhoek pose a small risk of malaria, which increases during the wet season. However, the risk increases the further east you travel, i.e., the Zambezi region or Botswana or Zambia. The best way to prevent malaria is not to get bitten by wearing long sleeves/pants, putting on repellent and ensuring that your tent is zipped up to prevent mossies from getting into the tent. Please seek a specialist health centre’s advice or visit your doctor prior to your trip to give you up to date advice on prophylactics, but please be aware that this still does not give you 100% protection. Your doctor will also provide you with advice on other health requirements.

70.What should I pack for the trip to fish River Canyon

Sun protective clothing with an effective sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat especially comfortable loose fitting items. Wherever you go take water at all times, cold days always turn into hot days

71.Is it safe to hike?

If you have never done a multi-day hike before, we suggest that you start training at least 6 months before doing the hike.

72.Should you be physically fit?

Yes, because of the long walks you will be taking and hiking.

73.What is mariental known for?

It is known for several economic industries, including ranching, an ostrich abattoir and large scale irrigated farming.

74.What is the history of mariental Namibia?

Named by local Rhenish (German Lutheran) missionaries, Mariental was founded in 1912 as a railway stop between Windhoek and Keetmanshoop. It was proclaimed a town in 1920 and a municipality in 1946. An important economic function of the town is the processing and transport of Karakul skins.

75.What are the interesting facts about Mariental Namibia?

Named by local Rhenish (German Lutheran) missionaries, Mariental was founded in 1912 as a railway stop between Windhoek and Keetmanshoop. It was proclaimed a town in 1920 and a municipality in 1946. An important economic function of the town is the processing and transport of Karakul skins.

76.Which region is mariental?

Mariental is the administrative capital of the Hardap Region in an area which has long been a centre for the Nama people. It lies near the Hardap Dam, the second largest reservoir in Namibia.

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