Ethnic & Cultural Experience - Namibia

Some of the oldest and best known rock engravings and paintings have been found around Brandberg Massif and Twyfelfontain. Interact with Namibia's Himba, Herero and San people. Revel in the beauty of white sand plains and wildlife at Etosha National Park.
Duration: 14 Days
Rock engravings and paintings found around Brandberg Massif and Twyfelfontain symbolizes religious and social patronage. Enjoy interacting with Namibia's Himba, Herero and San people, as you learn about their culture and traditions. The white sand plains and wildlife at the Etosha National Park will amaze you no end.

1 Nights in Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek is Namibia's capital and largest city with a population of around 350000. It is clean and well-run, with many historically interesting sites and some amazing architecture. As the main port of entry into Namibia, many tourists begin their safari journeys here.
Day 1

Your vacation begins as we pick you up in Windhoek and take you to a lodge located admist African bushland and savannah. Relax and prepare for the journey ahead.

Accommodation at Windhoek Tamboti Guesthouse, River Crossing Lodge, Hilton Hotel Meals: Dinner served at the lodge

1 Nights in Brandberg, Namibia

A single mass of granite punched through the Earth’s crust and intruded into the heart of the Namib Desert over 120 million years ago. That mountain of rock is called the Brandberg Massif, and is Namibia's highest peak.
Day 2

Start early to Uis located near the magnificent Brandberg Massif with its highest Namibian peak, Konigsberg. Walk around the granite mountains in the afternoon, and see White Lady’ and ancient San paintings, made by the bushmen centuries ago.

Accommodation at White Lady Lodge Meals: breakfast and dinner served at the Lodge. Lunch at your cost

1 Nights in Twyfelfontein, Namibia

Spend the day visiting the Living museum at Damaraland, created by the Damara people to preserve and present their culture, past and present; the 2000 rock engravings found at Twfelfontein, depicting animals and ancient scenes of Bushmen hunters; a visit to the petrified forest completes your day.
Day 3

Depart to Twyfelfontein via Damaraland after an early morning breakfast. Take a guided tour of the Living Museum in Damaraland to learn about the lives of Damara people, and hear stories of the Damara people, then and now. Move on to Twyfelfontein and explore the ancient rock engravings picturing scenes of hunters and animals that are thousands of years old, found in the rust-coloured rocks and mountains. After a full and engaging day, head back to your lodge for a rest, sun-downers and an appetising dinner, as you take in the sunset over the savannah.

Accommodation at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Igowati Country Hotel or Ugab Terrace Lodge Meals: breakfast and dinner served at the Lodge. Lunch at your cost

2 Nights in Kaokoland, Namibia

Mud huts, animal skin mini skirts, earthy copper shiny skin from the ocher and butter mix used to protect themselves from the harsh sun's rays, meet the Himba People. They are the country’s last nomadic herders. Take a glimpse at the culture that has been preserved by them to this date.
Day 4 & Day 5

Venture far from civilization after breakfast, into Kaokoland and Opuwo to meet one of the last original, nomadic tribes on Earth, the exotic Himba. Visit their village and observe their life style, culture and traditions. Indulge in your photographic talent to take pictures of the nomads. Get back to camp for lunch and a much needed rest.

Accommodation at Opuwo Country Hotel Meals: breakfast and dinner served at the Lodge. Lunch at your cost

2 Nights in Epupa Falls, Namibia

Namibia and Angola have a common border in the form of Kunene River. This river has been the life-support for the Himba people for centuries. The crocs in this river are considered the most aggressive in all of Africa.
Day 6 & Day 7

Head North early morning to Epupa Falls on the Kunene River. It is considered to be one of the most spectacular places in Namibia. Visit the exotic Himba people at their village along with a visit to the graveyard. Return to the camp and reflect on the meeting and visit to the Himba people and their lifestyle, that has been unchanged for centuries or you can explore the area surrounding the lodge or enjoy a nature walk bird watching or spotting crocodiles and water monitors. 

Accommodation at Epupa Camp Meals: breakfast and dinner served at the Lodge. Lunch at your cost Optional activities, not included in the tour price: Adrenaline pumping – white water rafting. (Only when the water in the river is at the right level) . Sundowners while enjoying beautiful view of Epupa Falls.

1 Nights in Ruakana, Namibia

Once a near rival to the Victoria Falls, Ruakana falls is home to the largest ethnic group in Namibia-Ovambo Tribe. It is home to more than half of the entire Namibian population.
Day 8

Journey south after breakfast to Ruakana in the Ovamboland, passing through Opuwo late afternoon to reach the place of Ovambo tribe where you can view the scenic Ruakana Falls. 

Accommodation at Ruakana Lodge. Meals: breakfast and dinner served at the Lodge. Lunch at your cost

2 Nights in Etosha National Park, Namibia

Namibia's pride and visitor's wonder! Etosha National Park with its vast expanse of white-green salt flat is a breath-taking sight. The salt pan is large and can be seen from space, with abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes.
Day 9

Head towards one of the biggest and most beautiful nature sanctuaries of Africa, Etosha National Park and enjoy the glimpses of lives of the local Ovambo people. Visit the Ombalantu Baobab tree that has a hole which was once used as shelter for local tribes during conflicts. The Ombalantu Baobab Tree Heritage Centre has many interesting stories to tell. Stop over at one of the local restaurants for lunch. Arrive at the Etosha National Park in the evening. 

Day 10

Hit the trails of Etosha and click pictures away to your hearts content. It is one of the few places where you just park your car at one of the waterholes and you will see wildlife come to the waterhole in herds. The sight is captivating and incredible.

Accommodation at Roy’s Camp Meals: breakfast and dinner served at the Lodge. Lunch at your cost

2 Nights in Tsumeb, Namibia

A visit to the bushmen village is always enthralling. Observe the day to day activities along with the culture and traditions.
Day 11 & Day 12

Depart from Etosha National Park to Bushmenland. Stop at the mining town Tsumeb for lunch and arrive in the lodge early afternoon. Visit the friendly bushmen at the village to learn more about their culture and traditions. Learn to track animals, spot water rich plants, pick fruit and berry and revel in some exquisite traditional songs, games and dancing. 

Accommodation at Roy’s Camp Meals: breakfast and dinner served at the Lodge. Lunch at your cost

1 Nights in Windhoek, Namibia

You can learn the process of how crocodiles end-up being our handbags at the Crocodile Ranch. Windhoek has unlimited possibilities for a visitor, ranging from shopping to wide array of cuisine.
Day 13

As you head towards Windhoek, visit the crocodile farm in Otjiwarongo, Namibia's first crocodile ranch, which produces skins for export.

Day 14

If time permits you can visit Diamond Works and observe the technology of polishing and grading diamonds. You can indulge in shopping for the gem stones. And then its time to bid goodbye to Namibia and Africa.

Accommodation at Tamboti Guesthouse, River Crossing Lodge, Hilton Hotel Windhoek Meals on Day 13: breakfast and dinner served at the Lodge. Lunch at your cost

Ethnic & Cultural Experience - Namibia Information

Best travel time: January to December

Cost

Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
3500.00 USD 3500.00 USD 3500.00 USD 3500.00 USD

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