Kaokoland and Kunene River

Itinerary Price


Itinerary length

6 nights/7 days

No Set Departures, minimum of 4 people. 2 or 3 people can travel but a surcharge will apply.

Professional Safari Guide

Explorations are led by highly skilled and qualified professional guides with an incredible passion for the natural regions they work in. Sharing the adventure and guiding you on this journey of discovery combined with their vast knowledge of the natural world, history and culture are their professions and personal hobby. Many of our guides are also skilled photographers and can assist you in taking amazing wildlife photographs. Your guide will host you for the duration of the safari, providing you with a consistent, detailed interpretation that is shaped to your specific interests.

About the Safari

Mobile guided camping safari from/to Palmwag Lodge

Day 1:
Departing from the Palmwag area to Sesfontein and Opuwo over the Sesfontein Pass. The trail continues in a westerly direction and stops for a short visit at Kaoko Otavi. Encounter various Ovahimba families. Camping on the banks of the Hoarusib River.

Day 2:
Time and again one meets Ovahimba families and the guest will have, if not today, the opportunity to explore an Ovahimba village as well as a traditional hut. The guest learns about the old customs and way of life of this nomadic tribe. The Ovahimba gratefully accept sugar, confectionery, tobacco and other trinkets as gifts. Overnight open camp in the region of Orupembe, a large Ovahimba settlement.

Day 3:
We continue into the western part of Kaokoland into the Marienfluss and Hartmann Valleys. Our destination today is the Kunene river area. Wild camping on full board in the valley or the banks of the Kunene river – all this in a relaxing atmosphere under lovely shady anatrees (Faidherbia albida) on the banks of the mighty Kunene River.

Day 4:
Today guests are indulged with a guided 4x4 sightseeing tour, hike in the gorges and valleys of the Hartmann Valley and visit to an Ovahimba family in the vicinity of the camp. The Hartmann Valley is unique and offers the guests the opportunity to enjoy, in perfect solitude; nature at it's purest.

Day 5:
Today we embark on our return journey to Palmwag. Via Orange Drum the journey takes us through the western Kaokoland to Orupembe. We traverse almost deserted contrasting landscapes, ranging from desert to the Kaokohighland. Camping on the communal camp site at Purros.

Day 6:
After breakfast the journey continues in a southerly direction through the beautiful Hoarusib River Valley towards the Hoanib River. With a bit of luck the desert elephant can be sighted. Camping in one of the many branches of the Hoanib River. Small herds of elephant often stroll past the camp unhindered.

Day 7:
Break up camp and game drive in search for elephants. After a short sojourn at Sesfontein, a one-time Schutztruppen outpost which functions as a lodge nowadays, the journey takes us back to the Palmwag area.
End of Tour.

• 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 above;
• It is compulsory for all guests to have comprehensive cancellation-, default-, baggage-, emergency evacuation- and medical
• insurance for the duration of the trip;
• The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary.


The wildlife in Namibia is myriad with many different ecosystems offering different game viewing. From the Desert adapted species to the savanna species, Namibia has everything you could want from a Safari and much, much more besides.

  • Oryx

    The desert-adapted Antelope species is found in many areas of this vast country and it is likely you will encounter one.

  • Spotted Hyena

    This common species can be seen throughout Namibia, especially in Etosha National Park.

  • Giraffe

    A regular sighting even in areas of stunted or little trees, this is a common animal even in the deserts.

  • Desert Elephants

    Namibia's Desert Elephants are elusive and can be difficult to find as they go from waterhole to waterhole.

  • Cheetah

    The Cheetah is very rare and not often seen but on the rare occasion it can be seen both in open and forested areas.

  • Leopard

    The Leopard is seen in most settings but still very elusive and they are particularly abundant in Etosha.

  • Lion

    Namibia has desert-adapted Lions, which are extremely difficult to see, as well as the usual plains Lions in Etosha.

  • Black Rhino

    Namibia is probably the best place to see free-roaming Rhino's with Black Rhino being the most common.

Kaokaland and Kunene River

Kaokaland and Kunene River

Kaokaland and Kunene River

Kaokaland and Kunene River

Kaokaland and Kunene River

Kaokaland and Kunene River

Kaokaland and Kunene River

Kaokaland and Kunene River

Kaokaland and Kunene River

Kaokaland and Kunene River

Kaokaland and Kunene River

Kaokaland and Kunene River



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