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Peoples of Namibia

Namibia Safari Holidays - Himba mother and child

Waterburg Wilderness Lodge
1 night
EtoshaMushara Bush Camp
2 nights
Ovamboland Ongula Village 2 nights
Opuwo
Country Hotel
2 nights
Damaraland
Vingerklip Lodge
1 night
Okonjima
Main Camp
1 night

Click on the name of the hotel or lodge for details 

 

10 days from £2480

International flights NOT included - see below

 

A unique itinerary that highlights the traditional lifestyles and culture of the Namibian peoples

 

This private guided safari will give you an insight into Namibia as it was before the arrival of the Europeans in the 19th century.  Learn about the Herero, Himba, and Damara peoples, who still retain many of their age-old traditions, languages and beliefs; visit their homesteads and discover their skill at producing a wide variety of crafts - basket-weaving, jewellery and beadwork, leather goods, woodwork, pottery and stone carvings - as well as sampling their homely food and discovering how to differentiate between edible, poisonous and medicinal plants.  There's also the option of an add-on to spend time with the world-famous San Bushmen, whose history goes back thousands of years. Your final night in Namibia, en route to Windhoek for your homeward flight, is at the popular Okonjima Lodge, home of the Africat Foundation.

 

 

 

Recommended flight from London: South African Airways from London Heathrow via Johannesburg (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.

 

 

OUTLINE ITINERARY

For a detailed day-by-day description, with a summary of what's included, please click on the PDF (above right)

 

DAY 1 - Arrival in Windhoek.  Drive to the Waterberg Plateau.  (D)

DAY 2 - Etosha National Park.  (B,D)

DAY 3 - Etosha National Park.  (B,D)

DAY 4 - Etosha National Park.  Ongula Village Homestead.  (B,D)

DAY 5 - Ongula - the Ovambo Experience.  (B,D)

DAY 6 - Drive to Kaokoland.  Opuwo.  (B)

DAY 7 - Kaokoland.  Epupa Falls and Himba villages.  (B,L,D)

DAY 8 - Drive into Damaraland.  Ugab Terraces.  Vingerclip.  (B,D)

DAY 9 - Continue to Okonjima,home of the Africat Foundation.  (B,D)

DAY 10 - Return to Windhoek for your homeward flight.  (B,L)

Namibia Safari Holidays - Etosha National Park - Giraffe at waterholeNamibia Safari Holidays - Kaokoland - Epupa Falls

Namibia Safari Holidays - Ovamboland - Ongula Village Homestead - Basket-weaving

International Flights

There are currently no direct flights from the UK to Namibia.  We recommend the services of South African Airways from London Heathrow via Johannesburg. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Johannesburg. Depart at 19.00; arrive Johannesburg at 07.20 (next day)
Johannesburg/Windhoek. Depart at 09.30; arrive Windhoek at 11.35
Windhoek/Johannesburg. Depart at 16.10; arrive Johannesburg at 18.00
Johannesburg/Heathrow. Depart at 20.20; arrive Heathrow at 06.55 (next day)

You can book the flights yourself via the South African Airways website.  Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).

 

Namibia Safari Holidays: Peoples of Namibia (Reference: WDNA008)
2018 Departures
Price per person based on two persons travelling together:

 

Daily departures

Price

15 Jan to Jun
£2880
Jul to Nov
£3020

Single Room Supplement on request.

TAILOR-MADE OPTIONS

The sample tour shown above is exactly that - a sample tour.  We can change it to suit your precise requirements in may ways - by amending or ugrading the accommodation, by taking out or putting in additional sightseeing, by changing the number of nights in each place (many passengers choose to stay longer at Etosha, for example), by booking special meals, activities or cultural visits.  We are happy to advise and help you create your ideal holiday.

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