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About 3 Night Desert Elephant, Black Rhino & Himba Package

Desert Elephant, Black Rhino & Himba is a four-day mobile guided camping safari. Most of the tour is spent tracking the desert elephants and the black rhinos. The rest of the tour takes participants past the Hoarusib River, a Himba village, and through Fort Sesfontein. The tour starts and ends at Palmweg Lodge.

The package includes all transport as per the itinerary's routing, accommodation on a shared basis, meals as specified in the itinerary, activities and park fees as specified in the itinerary, and mineral water.

The package excludes expenses of a personal nature, i.e. laundry, telephone expenses, gratuities and other personal purchases, all drinks, personal as well as medical and evacuation insurance, and any additional activities.

DAY 1:

This safari starts at Palmwag Lodge and leads to Palmwag Lodge’s 5000 square kilometre private concession area. Experience breathtaking landscapes in mountainous area with springbok, oryx, kudu, ostrich, jackal, zebra, giraffe, hyena, occasionally lion, leopard, and cheetah. The trail continues through game rich valleys and river beds, through gorges, and past springs in search of a fresh track of black rhino or desert elephant. If lucky, we follow the guide for a few kilometres on foot and hopefully have the opportunity to enjoy the spellbinding experience of finding the rhino or the elephant in its natural habitat. Depending on game activities, the camp will be erected in the wild in the Hunkab spring area.

DAY 2:

After breakfast enjoy a short hike for a brief inspection of the night’s game activities around the camp. The journey continues into the upper Mudorib River with a good chance of encountering black rhino or desert elephant in this dry and harsh desert. Arrive in the Hoanib River, a dry river bed densely overgrown with nutritious acacia trees providing the necessary fodder for the desert adapted elephant. Optimal chances to encounter one of the breeding herds of these giant creatures during the following game-viewing drives through the valleys and side arms of this unique natural paradise.

DAY 3:

Early departure into a northerly direction following the course of the Tsuxub River all along the eastern Skeleton Coast boundary into the Hoarusib River. Good opportunity to encounter game and desert elephant. Set up camp in the Purros community campsite with sharing ablution facilities. Night visits to a Himba village in the area with a sundowner excursion in the scenic and beautiful Hoarusib River.

DAY 4:

Start of the return journey in an easterly direction towards Palmwag Lodge following the game filled valley of the Gomatum River. Again the experience to find a breeding herd of desert elephant will be the highlight of today’s journey. Brief visit to the village of Sesfontein and its fort. Picnic lunch with refreshing swim in the warm water spring at Ongongo. Arrive back at Palmwag Lodge in the late afternoon.

Safari: This trip sets out to track down the famous desert elephant and the endangered black rhino.

  • Minimum stay: 3 Days

Facilities

  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English

Important Information

Set departures: 25 January 2016; 08 February 2016; 11 February 2016; 22 February 2016; 14 March 2016; 28 March 2016; 11 April 2016; 25 April 2016; 09 May 2016; 23 May 2016; 13 June 2016; 27 June 2016; 11 July 2016; 25 July 2016; 08 August 2016; 22 August 2016; 12 September 2016; 26 September 2016; 10 October 2016; 24 October 2016; 14 November... Set departures: 25 January 2016; 08 February 2016; 11 February 2016; 22 February 2016; 14 March 2016; 28 March 2016; 11 April 2016; 25 April 2016; 09 May 2016; 23 May 2016; 13 June 2016; 27 June 2016; 11 July 2016; 25 July 2016; 08 August 2016; 22 August 2016; 12 September 2016; 26 September 2016; 10 October 2016; 24 October 2016; 14 November 2016; 28 November 2016; 12 December 2016.
Minimum of two participants.
It is compulsory for all guests to have comprehensive cancellation, default, baggage, emergency evacuation and medical insurance for the duration of the trip.
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3 Night Desert Elephant, Black Rhino & Himba Package Map

3 Night Desert Elephant, Black Rhino & Himba Package is 0.1km from the centre of Sesfontein , the nearest airport 443.4km (Walvis Bay Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling