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Desert Elephants and Rhino Safari
Desert Elephants and Rhino Safari
4 day Namibia Elephant Safari From NAD$ 11 600.00 pp

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Desert Elephants and Rhino Camping Safari

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • - Lodging; Camping
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Damaraland
- This safari starts from Palmwag Lodge and the trail leads into the 5000 square kilometre private Concession Area of Palmwag Lodge.
- Breathtaking landscapes in mountainous area teeming with game welcome the guest - springbok, Oryx, kudu, ostrich, jackal, zebra, giraffe, hyena, occasionally lion, leopard and cheetah provide excellent photographic opportunity for wildlife photography in this vast open infrastructure less wilderness area.
- With a bit of luck encounter the endangered Black Rhino (Bicornis Bicornis) and the famous Desert Elephant, which roam the area in absolute freedom.
- 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.
- Sip a refreshing drink while the guide prepares the meal on an open fire and absorb the day's experiences.
- Depending on game activities, the camp will be erected in the wild in the Hunkab spring area.

Day 2: Damaraland
- After breakfast enjoy a short hike for a brief inspection of the night's game activities around 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 environment.
- 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.
- Camping

Day 3: Damaraland
- Early departure into a northerly direction following the course of the Tsuxub river all along the eastern sceleton coast boundary into the Hoarusib river.
- Good opportunity to encounter plains game and desert elephant.
- Afternoon visit to a himba village in the area with sundowner excursion in the scenic and beautiful Hoarusib river.
- Set up camp in the Purros community camp site with sharing ablutions.

Day 4: Damaraland, Safari Ends
- Start of the return journey in a 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 at the village of Sesfontein and its fort, a previous Schutztruppe outpost of the former German colonial time and its six natural springs providing the village with fresh water.
- Picnic lunch with refreshing swim in the pool of the warm water spring at Ongongo.
- Arrive back at Palmwag Lodge later afternoon.



  • Rates from: NAD$ 11 600.00
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in Namibian Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - NAM; from £ 800
  • USA - NAM; from $ 1700
  • EUR - NAM; from € 1100
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

  • Safari Includes
  • - Travelling costs as per itinerary; game drives, activities, entrance- and park fees
  • - Accommodation in two-man tents / double rooms
  • - Full board, refreshment drinks en route, house wine and beer at dinner whilst camping
  • - Experienced guiding in English or German
  • - VAT and Bed levy
  • Safari Excludes
  • - Expenses of a personal nature, i.e. laundry, telephone, gratuities, souvenirs, etc
  • - Personal, medical and evacuation insurances
  • - Additional activities
  • - Alcoholic beverages and drinks

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