After breakfast we visit a Himba village to meet and learn about one of the last truly nomadic tribes left on earth that have not diverted from their traditional lifestyle. Interact with these authentic people and understand what makes them so unique. We then depart Damaraland for the Etosha National Park with its variety of fauna and flora making it one of Africa’s most celebrated wildlife reserves. The next two days will be spent exploring the park on extensive game drives, the first of which is enjoyed during this afternoon before travelling to our lodge shortly before sunset for dinner. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The Park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907 by the then Governor, von Lindequist. Despite the size of the Etosha National Park, only the southern edge of the pan is accessible to visitors. Game viewing in the park is largely focussed around the waterholes, some of which are spring fed and some supplied from a borehole, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species. Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as Black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here. An extensive network of roads link the over 30 water holes allowing the visitor an opportunity to do a real game viewing safari over the stretch of the park as each different area will provide different encounters.
Mondjila Safari Camp – Breakfast