KUNENE RIVER RAFTING:

This is not only a river trip; it is a fully inclusive safari into one of the last true wilderness areas of the world the Kaokoland, forming the border between Namibia and Angola.

This remote and beautiful area is home to the 7th most primitive tribe in the world, the nomadic OvaHimba and it is renowned for the elusive desert elephant.

Day 1: Kunene River
We meet at Windhoek international and leave the city behind and dive north to “The Great White Place”, Etosha national park. We overnight at Okaukuejo rest camp, renowned for its flood lit waterhole.

Distance: 412 km                                  
Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 2: Kunene River  
After an early morning game drive, we return to Okaukuejo for a hearty brunch and siesta. Our last game drive is conducted in the late afternoon.

Distance: 100km                                  
Meals: brunch & D
Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 3: Kunene River
We drive through the park and exit Etosha through Kowares, a part of the park not often seen. From there we take the great north road to Ruacana, our last touch of civilization before we head into the remote and beautiful Kaokoland.

Distance: 300 km                                 
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 4: Kunene River
After packing our rafts and a brief safety speech, we start our adventure through this desolate area. We encounter some exciting rapids on the Kunene River, the bird life is abundant and we might encounter the beautiful OvaHimba people of the area. Respect for their way of life and culture is very important, and if this respect is shown, we might get some wonderful photo opportunities. The ground crew will meet us at night, where we will have a glorious evening around an open fire.

Distance: Depend on conditions           Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 5, 6, 7: Kunene River
The next 3 days are spent on this magnificent river, meandering trough semi arid mountains. Crocodiles are encountered en route, but they are normally shy and do not pose a threat. We encounter some great rapids on our Kunene River Rafting Adventure- with names like Corkscrew, Fizz Pop, 13 Falls Gorge, S- Bend, Twins and Rofty’s, they even sound like fun. The abundant bird life, numerous islands and some gigantic Baobab trees near Swartbooisdrift, make this a trip of a lifetime. The ground crew meets us every night to ensure some luxuries at the end of a days paddling.

Distance: Depend on conditions          
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 8: Kunene River
We reach our camp at the remote and beautiful Epupa falls, where we camp under giant palms. Look out for the Rufoustailed palmthrush, a species endemic to this area. A hike to the falls ensures dramatic photo opportunities.

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 9: Kunene River
Driving through Kaokoland, we are constantly looking for the elusive desert rhino and elephant, who has adapted so well to this arid landscape. We overnight at Twyfelfontein, where the ancestors have left their heritage on rocks in the form of engravings. We also visit the Petrified Forest formed in ages past when earth was a different place all together.

 Distance: 350 km                              
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 10: Kunene River
We leave Twyfelfontein and head back to the capital of Namibia, Windhoek. Sadly, our adventure ends here, but first we have a final restaurant dinner to reminisce over the wonderful experiences we had over the last 10 days.

Distance: 420 km                              
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Guest House

Minimum group size: 10
Price:  Euro 150/person/day

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