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Oshili Bushmen and Himba Cultural Tour

7 Days

 Tour Description

We take you on an adventure that will blow your mind. We start off visiting The San community in Otjozondjupa region better known as the Bushmen. We also take you on a wildlife adventure in one of the world’s biggest Wildlife Parks (Etosha National Park), before we go further up north towards Opuwo, where we will have another ethnic group encounter with the Himba (Ovahimba) people of Namibia.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
We leave Windhoek just before lunch and make our way up north towards Grootfontein area where we will meet the Bushmen tribe. We make a 2 hour stop at the Hoba Meteor: main mass of meteor is estimated at 60 tons making it the largest known meteorite on earth.

Accommodation: for 2 nights at the Roy’s Camp
Distance: 470 km on tarred road.
Duration: 7 hours with stop-overs and lunch break.
Meals: dinner. 

Day 2

Just after breakfast we visit the Bushmen Village situated deep in the bush, where we will spend around 3 to 5 hours, learning more about this unique tribe. We will observe their traditions and culture, and try to learn all or most of what there is to know about this beautiful people.

Distance: 270 km on tarred & gravel road.

Duration: 7 hours with stop-overs and lunch break.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.


Day 3 & 4

After breakfast on our way to Namibia’s premier tourist attraction – Etosha National Park! Etosha is one of the world’s largest Game Parks, extending more than 350km from east to west. The wide-open plains, numerous waterholes and large number of game (estimates: 200 Lions, 16000 Zebras, 7000 Oryx/Gemsbok, 2500 Elephants, 3000 Giraffes, 600 Black Rhino, and many more other species) makes visits to Etosha very rewarding.

Afternoon game drive Return to the camp before sunset and closing of the gates.

Accommodation: 2 nights at one of Etosha’s Camps –

Meals: breakfast,dinner.

Distance: 450 km on tarred road and 50 km on gravel roads.

Day 5 & 6
After breakfast, we are leaving Etosha we make our way to Opuwo, where we will meet the Himba people – a tribe having the appearance of having been forgotten by the rest of the world, but this is only a product of their extreme isolation and conservative way of life.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Distance of travel: around 300 km on tar and gravel roads.
Duration of travel: around 8hrs with stops for pictures and lunch.
Accommodation for 2 nights at: Opuwo Country Hotel

The next morning, we meet the Himba people and visit to their village, learning about their ancient way of life. This is a unique opportunity to observe their exotic culture and customs as well as a chance for ethnic photography.

After a visit to this fascinating and unique part of Namibia and understanding some of their traditional ways of life one can indeed understand why the question back in 1978: “Do you live as well in your land?”

Visit at the village and close encounter with Himba people creates superb opportunity for spectacular ethnic photography! 

Day 7 

After breakfast we are heading back to Windhoek. We will have stop in Otjiwarongo for a quick lunch and in Okahandja for final opportunity to buy gifts at the local market where they sell beautiful crafts. We will arrive in Windhoek in the late afternoon and drop you off at your hotel.

Meals: breakfast.

Distance: 700 km (tarred roads).

Duration: 9 hrs.

Accommodation

- Beautiful lodges and hotels

- Double rooms and family rooms with an option of a single supplement.

- Air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms.

Included/Not Included

Included in the tour’s price:

- Transportation/fuel (in case of self drive fuel is not included),

- Accommodation,

- meals as per itinerary,

- national park entrance fee,

- tour guide for the entire tour,

- transfer ‚to and from’ the airport,

- Pick-up in Windhoek and guests’ transfer to the lodge/hotel after the tour.


Not included in the tour’s price:

- Flights (bus tickets) to and from’ Namibia

- Flights from Zimbabwe or Zambia back home

- extended accommodation or additional transfers,

- sleeping bags on camping tours,

- compulsory travel insurance,

- water and drinks,

- alcoholic beverages,

- optional activities/attractions,

- snacks,

- gratuities and tips,

- trip extensions,

- personal shopping,

- Visa to Namibia

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