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Namibia Northern Highlights Safari

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Northern highlights: 2 nights Onguma Fort, 2 nights Okahirongo River Camp, 2 nights Okahirongo Purros Elephant
Lodge, 1 night Mowani Mountain Camp. Ends with drop off in Swakopmund or Windhoek. Lunch and transfers included.
Extension: 2 nights Swakopmund Guesthouse, Dune Hopper flight to Sossusvlei, 1 night Desert Homestead, Sossusvlei
excursion and road transfer to Wolwedans, 2 nights Dune Camp, Dune Hopper back to Windhoek and transfer to Hotel
or airport.

Itinerary
DAY 1
DESTINATION: Windhoek / Etosha National Park
Program: Arrive at the Windhoek International Airport, clear customs and immigrations and continue through to the
arrivals hall. Meet your Naturefriend Safaris transfer representative and transfer to the Windhoek Eros Airport.

Meet your pilot and commence on your flight to the Etosha National Park. From the Mokuti airstrip you will be transferred to
Onguma Plains Camp where you will be accommodated for the next 2 nights.
In the local Herero language, Onguma means, “the place you don’t want to leave.”
The architectural design of Onguma Plains Camp resembles that of a fort. Onguma Fort is built on the edge of Fisher’s
Pan, which is part of Etosha Pan. The camp consists of a main complex and 12 small suites. There is also one Fort
Suite as well as a Bush Suite. The lodge boasts a conference room for approximately 30 delegates as well as an events
hall (am outside marquee tent) that is perfect for weddings and outside functions.

The main complex is constructed on two levels. On the ground level you will find the reception, curio shop, reading
lounge as well as two dining rooms (of which can be used for private functions or groups), conference room, events hall
and swimming pool. The upper level will have the Fort Suite, viewing deck as well as the tower bar (with an additional
viewing platform, +/- 6 m from ground level).
Accommodation: Onguma Plains Camp (Full board + activities)


DAY 2
DESTINATION: Etosha National Park
Program: After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a guided drive into the Etosha National Park for a full morning of game
viewing.
This Park consists of 22 270 km of saline desert, savannah and woodlands, and is one of the largest parks in Africa. Its
definitive feature is the Etosha Pan, a vast, shallow depression of approximately 5 000 km. Of the 114 mammal species
found in the park, several are rare and endangered, such as the Black Rhino and Black-Faced Impala.

The former is endemic to north-western Namibia and South-western Angola. Etosha’s current population of
approximately 300 black rhinos represents one of the few growing populations in the world. Etosha’s elephants are
reputed to be of the largest in Africa, the tallest ones measuring up to 4m at the shoulder. Their tusks are however
relatively small, due to genetic defects and mineral deficiencies in their diet.
Accommodation:
Accommodation: Onguma Plains Camp (Full board + activities)


DAY 3 & 4
DESTINATION: Etosha National Park / Kunene River
Program: Enjoy breakfast after which you will be transferred back to the Mokuti airstrip for your onward light aircraft
flight to the north of Namibia. A stop will be made en route in Oshakati to visit an Owambo Village. There are seven
traditional “kingdoms’ with highly regarded leaders, which continue to exist in northern Namibia. With the help of the
Namibia Community-Based Tourism Association several young people from the area were trained as tourist guides.
Since time immemorial it has been the centre for traditional values, customs and cultural practices to be passed down
from generation to generation. Visitors will have the opportunity to take a step closer and meet the people of Owambo,
gain insight into the local culture and way of life, and learn more about the traditions of the tribe.
Lunch will be enjoyed in town before you continue to your night’s accommodation at the Kunene River.

In the heart of the Kaokoland Mountains you will find the spectacular Marienfluss Valley, home to the Himba people. The
Marienfluss Valley stretches along way towards the north until you reach the banks of the Kunene River. This is where
Okahirongo River Camp is situated, high on several hills overlooking the Otupambua Rapids. Stupendous views of
colorfull landscapes, elegant palmtrees and peace on earth. The camp offers a sophisticated experience for a maximum
of 14 guests. The camp consists of 5 double luxury tents. All the rooms have inside and outside showers with cromo
therapy and a high deck overlooking the river. There is also a luxury family villa with 2 double rooms. The main complex
is situated right on top of the rapids, has two lounges, library, curio shop and dining room, all with a view of the river.

The swimming pool is the heart of the main area with a beautiful sun deck and lots of space.
Activities include Himba Village visits where they have maintained their traditions and pastoral mode of life, despite the
influence of the modern world. Each village comprise of several families who live in wooden huts covered in earth and
dung. Game and scenic drives into the mountains and red sand dunes. Boat cruises with great birding and crocodile
spotting opportunities. Early morning walks, a very much recommended way to explore the Marienfluss Valley. Breakfast
and lunches on the banks of the river or in the dunes. Dinners are served on the jetty.
Accommodation: Okahirongo River Camp (Full board + activities)


DAY 5
DESTINATION: Kunene River / Kaokoveld area
Program: After a sumptuous breakfast meet your pilot and commence on your flight to the remote North-West of
Namibia. Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is situated in the Kaokoland, often described as one of the last truly wild areas in
the North West of Namibia and it features beautiful mountain landscapes and rugged tranquillity. The lodge, in Purros
Conservancy, is a no risk malaria destination and they share their place with both the Himba and Herero people.
Okahirongo offers a highly sophisticated desert experience for a maximum of 18 guests. Accommodation comprises of 7
luxury double cottages (50 sqmt) with en-suite large bathroom with bat tub overlooking the magnificent surroundings,
two decorated basins, a choice of indoor or open air shower, and a spacious private gazebo with a queen size sun bed,
where to relax after an intense desert safari day. One Presidential Suite (160 sqmt) with 2 double bedrooms, external
verandas, gazeboes and a private lounge.

The cottages are decorated in a rich and sensuous fusion of ochre, honey and sand colours, but each one with its own
unique style and atmosphere: ethnic and local sculptured furnishing bring the excitement and romance of Africa, to life.

The lodge has a spectacular wraparound view and you can enjoy your stay by either lazing around the swimming pool,
reading a book in the cool comfort of the library, or relaxing in one of the two open-air lounges or having a body
massage. The menu changes daily, a delicious fusion of Italian and African cuisine. In the evenings dinner is served by
candlelight in one of the two dining rooms or in the fire-lit traditional Namibian “boma” under the stars. The Kaokoland is
the only place in the world where the elephants, black rhinos, giraffes, lions and other African animals live in a desert
area.
Accommodation: Okahirongo Elephant Lodge (Full Board & Activities)


DAY 6
DESTINATION: Kaokoveld area
Program: During your stay at the Okahirongo Elephant Lodge, you can explore a true untouched wilderness area.
The activities offered by the lodge include desert adapted elephants tracking, twice daily game and scenic drives in open
4x4 vehicles, night drives, morning desert walk and visits to a local Himba village.
This day is totally dedicated to experiencing the untouched wilderness, alternatively you can spend the remainder of the
day at leisure.
Accommodation: Okahirongo Elephant Lodge (Full Board & Activities)


DAY 7
DESTINATION: Kaokoveld area / Damaraland area
Program: After breakfast at leisure meet your pilot and commence on your flight to Damaraland where you land at
noon. Mowani Mountain Camp is set in the Twyfelfontein Conservancy between the Ugab and Huab Rivers. Discover
the pool deck, lodged between the boulders where you can soak up the sun whilst enjoying a refreshing drink and
admire the breathtaking views from your deck chair.

Lunch is followed by siesta and an afternoon excursion to the
ancient rock engravings of Twyfelfontein. Return to the camp for sundown’s and dinner. Mowani is taken from the word
Míwane, meaning ‘Place of God’, and it is here, that you will find the true meaning of peace and tranquility.
From the moment you arrive at Mowani, you will be spoiled with the services and attention of our excellent staff that will
go out of their way to make your stay as unique and enjoyable as humanly possible. Mowani Mountain Camp consists of
12 luxury tents, all with en-suite facilities, decorated beautifully in East African style. The luxury tents are a great source
of relaxation. Comfortably hidden in your own private hide-away, you will be pampered by crisp white linen, en-suite
bathrooms, and of course your own wooden deck offering an open view of the wonderful Damara landscape.
Accommodation: Mowani Mountain Camp – Std Tent (Full Board & Activities)


DAY 8
DESTINATION: Damaraland / Swakopmund / Windhoek
Program: After breakfast your charter flight will commence towards the coastal town of Swakopmund. Upon arrival at
the Swakopmund Airport a transfer representative of Naturefriend Safaris will transfer you into Swakopmund for lunch
and some time at leisure. After lunch transfer back to the Swakopmund Airport, meet your pilot and commence on your
flight back to Windhoek.


Optional extension:
DAY 8 & 9

DESTINATION: Damaraland / Swakopmund
Program: The Swakopmund Guesthouse has 12 en suite rooms. Centrally located on the corner of Hendrik Witbooi
and Rhode Allee it is within 5 minutes walking distance to the centre of town and to the beach. It has a modern design
and thus does cater for the discerning traveller. We offer complimentary transfers to and from the Swakopmund Airport.
Free Internet connection available.
Spend the next two days at leisure and optionally participate in some of the many activities available in and around
Swakopmund such as a dolphin cruise, quad biking, sand boarding, camel rides, horse riding etc, or perhaps a visit to
the museum, aquarium or the crystal gallery.
All activities, entrance fees and additional meals are on own account
Accommodation: Swakopmund Guesthouse (Bed & breakfast)


DAY 10
DESTINATION: Swakopmund / Sossusvlei area
Program: Spend the morning at leisure before you will be transferred back to the Swakopmund airport for your
scheduled Dune Hopper flight to the Sossusvlei area, departing at 14h15.

The wide grassy valley in which the Desert Homestead Lodge is situated is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft
Mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib Desert in the west. In this exquisite position, the lodge
offers simple but stylish accommodation in thatched chalets which were designed with the fragile beauty of this
remarkable environment in mind.

The Desert Homestead will ensure you an unrivalled respite from the desert extremes.
Tranquil surroundings, Alfresco dining, delectably fresh farm cuisine, refreshing dips in the pool, stunning sunsets and
sunrises are the basic pleasures at the lodge.
Lunch is on own account
Accommodation: Desert Homestead (Dinner, bed & breakfast)


DAY 11
DESTINATION: Sossusvlei area / NamibRand Nature Reserve
Program: Enjoy an early morning guided excursion to the famous Sossusvlei area. Here you will be able to view and
climb some of the highest dunes in the world, some of which measures up to 325 m from its base.
Return to the lodge for lunch after which you will be transferred to the magnificent NamibRand Nature Reserve.
Located on the very edge of a 250-meter high dune in the 185 000 hectare NamibRand Reserve, the Wolwedans Dune
Camp sleeps 12 guests in a totally unspoilt setting. Guests stay in comfortable tents pitched on wooden platforms and
there are furnished with standard beds, bedside tables and a suitcase rack. Each tent has a spacious veranda and
private bathroom fitted with a hot shower, washbasin and flush toilet. Meals are enjoyed at the central lapa.

The lounge,dining area and an open-plan kitchen, which allows guests to chat to their chef while he is preparing a three-course
dinner, guarantee a cosy ambience. A sun-downer deck with fireplace provides a relaxed atmosphere for brilliant
stargazing. Ideally suited for the more adventurous traveller the charm of the camp lies in its tranquil and intimate
atmosphere, capturing the romance of a bygone era.
Accommodation: Wolwedans Dunes Camp (Full board + activities)


DAY 12
DESTINATION: NamibRand Nature Reserve
Program: Absorb the unique NamibRand Nature Reserve landscape during a morning and afternoon excursion by
Landrover through the dunes, endless grassy plains and along mystical mountain formations. You could encounter large
and small desert animals learn about their unique habits and explore the ancient hunting spots of the Bushmen. Revel in
the incredible landscape around you and Wolwedans’ commitment to care for guest and nature alike.

Here in this land of
stretching blue skies, endless plains and countless creatures enacting nature’s savagely exciting passion play, you will
find beauty feeding your soul, tranquillity to clear your mind and space for your imagination to fly!
Optionally (depending on tours and season), you could join a day-safari with picnic lunch en-route, arriving back at the
Lodge for sundowners and dinner.
Accommodation: Wolwedans Dunes Camp (Full board + activities)


DAY 13
DESTINATION: NamibRand Nature Reserve / Windhoek
Program: Awake in the pristine desert dawn and soak in the atmosphere and landscape from your bed whilst enjoying
early morning tea. After breakfast at leisure, you are transferred to the airstrip to bid Wolwedans farewell and commence
your return flight to Windhoek International Airport in time for your outbound flight.

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Telephone
+256.392.897.704 +44.790.863.9450
Accomodation
2 nights Onguma Fort, 2 nights Okahirongo River Camp, 2 nights Okahirongo Purros Elephant
Lodge, 1 night Mowani Mountain Camp. Ends with drop off in Swakopmund or Windhoek. Lunch and transfers included.
Extension: 2 nights Swakopmund Guesthouse, Dune Hopper flight to Sossusvlei, 1 night Desert Homestead, Sossusvlei
excursion and road transfer to Wolwedans, 2 nights Dune Camp, Dune Hopper
International Airports
Windhoek International Airport-Namibia
Helipad
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Prices
Northern highlights: N$ 65 065.00 per person sharing
Single supplement: N$ 8 360.00

Optional extension: N$ 17 125.00 per person sharing
Single supplement: N$ 2 790.00
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Contact Details
Email: habari@habariafrica.com

Landline:(+256)392.897.704
Mobile:(+256)702.014.207
Fixed:(+44)208.765.1058
:(+44)790.863.9450
(+1)614-285-1163(US)
(+1)647-869-8051(CAN)
Email: habari@habariafrica.com
Assistant Manager
Naturefrined safaris Namibia

habari@habariafrica.com

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