Expedition Nambia Itinerary and Costs
Day 1. Windhoek.
Arrive at Windhoek International Airport to be met by your guides and instructors. From here we head off northwest into the Mopane Bushveld . Our expedition camp awaits us and after settling in you will receive a full briefing on the journey and adventure that lies ahead before enjoying a welcome dinner cooked over the open fire. You will experience your first night under the stars of the southern hemisphere.
Days 2-4. Mopane Bushveld.
Namibia is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with rolling grass plains, Mopane forest and rock kopjes (See Gallery). Here we will begin to learn the ancient tracking and bushcraft skills that have enabled the Bushman and other tribes to make it their home. The Mopane Bushveld has the largest variety of free roaming wildlife in Namibia and there is the possibility of seeing everything from the mighty elephant to the timid dik-dik. Each morning we will study the tracks that the animals left the night before (Wildlife permitting). We will concentrate on the ancient skill of animal tracking, a skill that takes a keen eye and an inquisitive mind. You will see the world around you quite literally “in a different light” as the smallest mark on the ground or a branch provides clues to help you unravel the puzzle and guide you to the whereabouts of your quarry.
Day 5–6. Hobatere - Etosha National Park:
An early start is required as we set out for Bushman land. We will stop at various towns en route for refreshments before entering the Etosha National Park . The Park is home to all the wildlife Africa has to offer and you will get to see it at very close quarters as we wind our way through the park. We finish the day at the Namutoni camp on the eastern boarders of the park, here we will have the opportunity to sit at the flood lit waterhole and watch the complex theatre of life as the wildlife comes in to drink, a photo opportunity not to be missed!
Days 6-9. Etosha National Park - Bushman land:
Leaving Namutoni just after first light and a hearty breakfast we head into Bushman land. Here we meet and work with the Bushman. These people will share with us their vast knowledge of the hunter/gatherer skills that have enabled them to live in this amazing landscape. We will learn survival techniques to find food and water. We will be taught methods of snaring scrub hare and guinea fowl, extracting water from plants and the ground, and foraging for natures bounty with the Bushmen and women as our guides. Later we will join them around their campfire to listen to the haunting sounds of Bushman song, a sound you will remember and cherish forever. We will finish the week by going on a “Bush-walk” with the villagers, living off the land and sleeping under the stars in this amazing and captivating environment.
Day 10. Bushman land - Windhoek
Returning to Windhoek where our expedition ends, you will have the opportunity to stop on route at the famous “wood carvers market” to buy souvenirs and to marvel at the latent talent on display. Finally you will be transported to the comforts of your hotel, meeting later for a farewell dinner at one of Windhoeks top restaurants.
Day 11. Windhoek
Morning at leisure or take the opportunity to visit the many shopping malls and African antiquity stores of Windhoek . Transfer to Windhoek International Airport is provided for your return flight home, and a rest!
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this expedition you will need to be able to walk up to 2 kilometres on some days (without rucksacks).
Expedition cost £1790.00 (Inc VAT)
Accomodation: Shared tents
Board: Full board
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Expedition costs include:
All internal transfers
All food and accommodation as per itinerary
4x4 Toyota land Cruisers and Land Cruiser pick up with trailer
All running costs.
Local Guides + camp assistants
2 UK instructors
Full Instruction in Tracking and African bushcraft
All charges for Bushman guides
All environmental specific equipment.
Entry fee and permits into Etosha Reserve.
All site fees
Public liability insurance.
All international flights
Any alcoholic or soft drinks from bars/restaurants
Any extra activities.
Any extra requirements not mentioned in above itinerary/program