Day 1: En Route

Depart from home; en route to Windhoek, Namibia.

Day 2: Windhoek

Today we arrive in Windhoek, Namibia where we are met by our Lark Tours guide. We then transfer to the Elisenheim Guest House for an evening of leisure.
Elisenheim Guest House (lunch, dinner)

Day 3: Windhoek/Kamanjab

We set out in our fully equipped 4x4 off-road vehicles heading north to Kamanjab via Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and Outjo.
Rustig Toko Lodge (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 4: Kamanjab/Ongongo Falls

Today we stop at the scenic Ongongo Falls where we set up camp. We relax, swim in the natural rock pools, and explore the surroundings on foot.
Ongongo Camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 5: Ongongo Falls/Opuwo

Today we stop at Opuwo on our way to Epupa Falls. Opuwo is the administrative city for this northwest Kunene Region. This town provides a welcome opportunity to experience a bit of this region's culture.
Opuwo Lodge (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 6: Opuwo/Epupa Falls

We leave Opuwo this morning for the impressive Epupa Falls, located on the Kunene River, which marks Namibia's northern border with Angola. That night we sleep in luxurious tents beneath tall palm trees along the river.
Omarunga Camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 7: Epupa Falls

Today we visit one of the local Himba villages. It is a fascinating and humbling experience to observe these gentle pastoral-nomads engaging in daily activities, and to learn about their customs and culture. A part of the proceeds from this tour are given to the village in the form of essentials such as maize meal, sugar, etc.
Omarunga Camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 8: Epupa Falls/Otjihipa Falls

After an early breakfast we set out again, this time heading west. We leave the main road and begin navigating our way towards the Otjihipa Mountains using off-road routes. That night we set up a bush camp along our route where we enjoy a hearty dinner around the crackling fire that night, relishing in our sense of absolute freedom under the bright stars of southern Africa. This is truly one of the most liberating feelings in all the world, one not to be forgotten.
Bush Camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 9: Otjihipa Mountains/Marienfluss

Today we tackle Van Zyl’s Pass, a steep and rocky route through the mountains that will test the strength and endurance of both the vehicles and drivers. This is ranked as the most difficult pass in all of Namibia and is an adventure enthusiast’s dream. Before our final descent, we stop at a place with spectacular views of the Marienfluss, a valley of golden grassland stretching between towering mountain ranges. 
Okarohombo Campsite (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 10: Marienfluss

Now we are really in remote Africa. We guide our way through this golden valley using GPS and colored oil drums that serve as markers. That night we again set up a remote bush camp along our route. This is wild Africa at its best!
Bush Camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 11: Marienfluss/Purros

We transfer to Purros, located along the banks Hoarusib River, which will serve as our base of operations for the next two nights as we explore the surrounding area.
Purros Campsite (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 12: Purros

We set off for a full day of exploration, in search of elusive desert dwelling elephants, giraffe, and other African wildlife. That afternoon we travel to a hilltop with a fantastic view overlooking the valley, river course, and surrounding mountains, where we enjoy drinks and watch as the sun sets over the horizon.
Purros Campsite (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 13: Purros/Damaraland

We transfer from Purros to Damaraland, stopping along the way at Fort Sesfontein, which was once a German outpost in 1901.
Palmwag Lodge (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 14: Damaraland/Twyfelfontein

Today we arrive in the Twyfelfontein area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its many petroglyphs (rock engravings) and rock paintings, as well as for its interesting geological attractions such as the Organ Pipes. We spend the day exploring this region and learning of its history.
Twyfelfontein Lodge (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 15: Twyfelfontein/Windhoek

The last leg of our route takes us through Okahandja, which is famous for its extensive craft market, before arriving back in Windhoek. 
Elisenheim Guest House (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 16:Windheok

Sadly, our adventure of a lifetime has come to an end. It's now time to leave the remote back country of Namibia and return home. We board our international flights home.
(breakfast)

Day 17: En Route

We arrive back home and share all our fabulous stories and photos with friends and family

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This exclusive journey is for those who are adventurous at heart and who are looking for an unusual travel opportunity. Experience the untouched splendor of Namibia's remote northwest Kunene Region, one of Africa's illustrious wilderness areas, in 4x4 off-road vehicles. We do so via seldom-used routes winding through grand mountain passes and magnificent open spaces. We also visit a Himba village, which is a rare opportunity to interact with some of the indigenous peoples of Namibia.