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Damaraland & Etosha - 6 nights

Spend 3 nights in Damaraland & 3 nights in Etosha
Khowarib Lodge nestles on the banks of the Hoanib river in the magnificent Khowarib Gorge in north west Namibia. 14 canvas chalets project out from the river bank on stilts over the river bed providing unrivalled, shady views of the cliffs opposite. The immediate surrounding area of Damaraland has many rich and interesting activities including desert adapted elephant and Himba settlements within easy reach.

The centre-piece of the Khowarib Lodge complex is the lapa, an immense thatched structure constructed from local materials in traditional style. A large kopje creates an impressive back drop to the reception, bar, lounge, dining area and curio shop. Visitors relaxing on the veranda enjoy a panoramic view of the gorge, cliffs and surrounding area.

The luxury, en-suite tents are a short walk from the lodge to the river bank and comprise either twin or double bed sleeping arrangements. Viewing platforms extend from the front of each tent shaded by the plentiful Mopani trees but affording splendid views of the gorge. The bathrooms are spacious and well equipped and add to the feeling of indulgence and relaxation that Khowarib Lodge offers.

Andersson’s camp is strategically located immediately adjacent to Namibia’s famous Etosha National Park. The region is home to lions, elephants, oryx, springbok, zebra, and is one of the best locations to see the rare desert black rhinoceros.

Family-friendly Andersson’s Camp, named for Charles Andersson, the Swedish explorer who first described the Etosha Pan, takes the past and moves it decidedly forward. Turning an old homestead into an acclaimed eco-camp, Andersson’s offers cosy accommodation, a relaxing dining area, a swimming pool, and a waterhole with a water level photographic hide to complete the camp where guests feel truly at home in the bush.

The camp itself was built with great consideration for the environment using sustainable materials, while taking into account the desert’s fragility. Andersson’s Camp is the perfect base for your Etosha explorations.

Day 1
Depart from Windhoek Airport on the light aircraft transfer to Ongava. Check into Anderssons Camp for 3 nights accommodation.
Days 2 & 3
Enjoy game drives in Etosha, night drives on Ongava Game Reserve and bush walks. All meals, scheduled activities and select drinks are included.
Day 4
A vehicle from Khowarib Lodge will collect you for a scenic drive into Kaokoland. Check into Khowarib Lodge for 3 nights accommodation. Dinner and breakfast are included daily.
Day 5
Today there will be a full day excursion in search of the Desert Adapted Elephants.
Day 6
Optional excursions include a visit to a Himba Village, trekking by vehicle in search of Black Rhino, nature walks or game drives.
Day 7
Morning transfer to Ongava airstrip for the return flight to Windhoek
Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region that offers the more traveller a more adventurous challenge. Here there are prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite koppies and deep gorges. The animals have adapted their lifestyles to survive the harshness of the sun-blistered, almost waterless desert spaces. Elephant move through euphorbia bush country, and can travel up to 70km in a day in search of food and water and unusually, do not destroy trees in their quest for food.
In addition to the outstanding natural beauty of this location, there are many other tours and attractions for guests. For example:
  • Search for desert elephant in the Hoanib river area
  • Rhino tracking a short drive to the south of Khowarib
  • Nature walks in the Hoanib river beds and area surrounding the lodge. Opportunities to view the smaller creatures, birds and beautiful sceneries by foot
  • Meet the indigenous, nomadic Himba tribe in their villages to the north of the camps
  • Half Day Birding drives with local experts
  • Rock Art Excursions in Kaokoland and Damaraland

Etosha National Park is Namibia's premier wildlife destination. At almost the size of Switzerland it is certainly one of Africa's largest game parks. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, whilst the summer months' sporadic rainfall produces a profusion of new life - with pronking baby springbok and comical young wildebeest,
Waterholes in the dry season attract herds of wildlife, often stalked by lions, leopard or cheetah. During the green season from December through to December the plains grow a lush carpet of grass, and huge herds of antelope form, once again a magnet for the region’s predators.
  • 16 twin-bedded units
  • Tents under canvas each on a wooden deck with double door entry to allow for an uninterrupted view of the bush
  • Covered veranda
  • Each tent has a natural stone en-suite bathroom with flush toilet, basin and open air shower
  • Soaps, shampoos, body lotion, torch and insect repellents are supplied in each tent
  • Outdoor dining area with waterhole views, curio shop, swimming pool, water level photographic hide


  1. Windhoek
  2. Ongava
  3. Khowarib Lodge