Days 10 - 11: Palmwag and Damaraland
Distance: 231 km / 144 miles
Today we continue from Damaraland to Palmwag. From here you can explore the area on a number of optional excursions including Rhino tracking. You can also seek out the wildlife of Damaraland, where you may see desert elephants, black rhino, gemsbok (oryx), kudu, springbok and, if you’re lucky, maybe even lion and cheetah, which are occasionally seen in the area.
Days 12 - 14: Etosha National Park
Distance: 310 km / 193 miles
Continue your journey northwards today as you leave Palmwag and make your way to Etosha National Park, perhaps making a stop en route at an authentic Himba village. Etosha National Park is unique in Africa, the park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space, yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings. As the sun goes down, Etosha comes into its own due to the gently floodlit watering holes on the edges of the campsites that allow the animals to drink unhindered, whilst affording you with a spectacular view. On day 13 you can enjoy guided safari game drives in an open safari vehicle.
Days 15 - 16: Otavi Mountain Region
Distance: 400 km / 249 miles
Situated in the Otjozondjupa Province, in the centre of what is known as the ‘Golden Triangle’, the towering Otavi Mountains are surrounded by the Northern Namibian towns of Otavi, Tsumeb, and Grootfontein, which are roughly 60 kilometres equidistant from each other. The landscape features golden maize plantations, spectacular dolomite mountains, and underground lakes. Visitors to this spectacular region can look forward to a variety of activities including a visit to the Hoba Meteorite, the largest ‘space object’ on earth and a national monument. Exciting optional activities such as a 4x4 road trip to the Ju/'Hoansi Living Museum, peaceful walking trails, spectacular close-up game viewing at the hide and waterhole, relaxing at the swimming pool or having a laid-back sunset around the campfire with an ice cold drink.
Days 17 - 18: Caprivi Region
Distance: 363 km / 226 miles
Today takes you into the Caprivi Strip, a slender section of Namibia that stretches between Angola to the north and Botswana to the south, all the way to Zambia in the east. The Mahango Game Park is situated on the western side of the Okavango River close to the Popa Falls. The park is small and has a size of only 245 km squared but is home to numerous game, large herds of elephants and buffalos can be observed here, as well as hippos and very large crocodiles. Almost all the antelope species living in North-Eastern Namibia can be seen in the park, among them rare species like roan and sable antelope, common reedbuck, bushbuck, waterbuck and tssessebe. There are also giraffes, zebras, impalas and kudus living in the park and the main predators to be found are lion, leopard and hyena. The large floodplains, islands and wetland areas make the park a bird’s paradise as well.