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Namibia is located in southwest Africa named after the Namib Desert near Africa’s Atlantic coast. It is home to a multitude of wildlife that includes Zebras, Giraffes, Rhinos, and other game animals. But it is famous for having the highest concentration of Cheetahs in the world. Its capital city Windhoek and the coastal town of Swakopmund are excellent examples of a fine mix of African heritage and German colonial architecture like the Windhoek Christuskirche dated 1907.
Its wildlife is protected across many national reserves and in fact, Namibia was one of the first nations in Africa to initiate efforts towards wildlife and ecological conservation immediately after its independence from South Africa in the 1990s.
But Namibia is not just about its wildlife. The Namibia coast along the Atlantic ocean makes for some breathtaking scenery and historic coastal towns.
Okonjima Plains Camp
The camp is now home to the AfriCat Foundation which was formed in 1991 to ensure protection for the large carnivores of Namibia, mainly Cheetahs, leopards, and the Namib Lions. But not just the big cats, the Camp is also home to over 250 species of birds including Hartlaub’s francolin, Damara rock runner, and Carps black tits. The place is ideal for walking explorations, mountain hiking, night observations and Bushman’s trail which is a look into the life of a Bushman.
Little Ongava - Ongava Game Reserve
Ongava reserve was made out of barren cattle ranches in 1991 into a 30,000-hectare private game reserve dedicated to the conservation of wildlife. A place where previously lions were hunted as soon as sighted, it is now home to many prides and other wildlife, particularly the rhinos. The reserve is just adjacent to Etosha National Park. The Little Ongava is one of the most luxurious lodges in the reserve complete with best-in-class services and facilities.
Erongo Wilderness Lodge
It is part of the 200,000 hectare Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy which also provides the opportunity to explore Bushmen rock art. The accommodations here are luxurious and are built in harmony with the rocks and the environment around them. The meals are sumptuous and the facilities are extremely comfortable, to say the least. The place provides you the ultimate wildlife experience but in a relaxing and calming way that is not too strenuous and yet adventurous in its own way.
Arrive at Windhoek. Here you will be met by our representative who will take you to your luxurious accommodation.
Today we take a 5-hours drive to Okonjima. We will try to reach early and visit the AfriCat Foundation. AfriCat Foundation was founded in 1991 with the objective of long-term conservation of Namibia’s big cats and ensuring their survival in their natural habitat.
Go Cheetah tracking on the Okonjima Plains Camp with the help of expert guides and radio tracking devices. Our experienced guides are well versed with the movements of the Cheetahs in the plains and can take you to their usual spots. You can be sure to have good photo opportunities to catch the carnivores in action here. Apart from Cheetahs the Okonjima Plains Camp also hosts leopards and other big cats.
The Plains camp has comfortable accommodations that provide all the amenities and services.
Head to the Ongava Concession and settle into your luxurious lodge at Little Ongava. The lodge has been planned to ensure privacy and luxury for its visitors and provide an intimate experience up-close with nature. Little Ongava is Namibia’s one of the most luxurious lodges that is guaranteed to mesmerize you with its enchanting views of the Ongava plains.
We start early today and spend today at leisure exploring the Etosha Pan and its various waterholes. We try to silently observe the wild animals and birds as they continue their routine around the waterholes. Etosha’s waterholes are famous for hosting different wildlife in different seasons and providing a chance to view the animals in action in their natural environment.
We head to the Erongo Wilderness Lodge at Omaruru today for stay and exploring the area. There is a special wilderness area, encircled by the Erongo Mountains, where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine to form a unique habitat. There are 12 luxury tent accommodations here that are set in a valley surrounded by granite rocks and amazing views of the wild.
We head back to Windhoek from where you can take your flight home.