Onguma Game Reserve
Onguma, Onguma Private Game Reserve, Etosha National Park, Namibiahttp://www.onguma.com+264 61 237 055Situated on the eastern side of Etosha, bordering Fisher's Pan, Onguma Safari Camps is one of Namibia's best kept secrets! Here you will experience Africa in all her beauty and diversity. Onguma Game Reserve has more than 34,000 hectares of protected land and wildlife and offers 5 Lodges to stay at.
Etosha National Park
Etosha is a 22 750km² wildlife sanctuary in Namibia – one of Africa’s most stable and accessible countries. Etosha, meaning ‘place of dry water’, is encloses a huge, flat calcrete depression (or pan) of about 5 000km². The ‘Pan’ provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub.
Coordinates to be confirmedDon't go to the north without visiting the giant Boabab tree. The Ombalantu baobab tree, known also as a Tree of Life or Omukwa waaMbalantu, is a giant Baobab tree, an Adansonia species, situated in the town of Outapi in the north of Namibia. It is 28 metres (92 ft) tall, 26.5 metres (87 ft) in diameter, and estimated to be 800 years old. The tree trunk has a door going onto it and can accommodate about 35 people. It has served as a chapel, post office, house, and a hiding site during various stages of Namibian history. Today the tree is a tourist attraction, featuring a display of its history and role in the Owambo community, as well as the history of the Namibian struggle for independence.
Hoba (also known as Hoba West) (pron. "HOE-bah") is a meteorite that lies on the farm "Hoba West," not far from Grootfontein, in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia. It has been uncovered, but because of its large mass has never been moved from where it fell. The main mass is estimated at more than 60 tons,making it the largest known meteorite (as a single piece) and the most massive naturally occurring piece of iron known at the Earth's surface.
Coordinated to be confirmedA few concerned farmers from the Tsumeb region got together in 1989 to start a project in aid of the San (Bushmen). For decades they had employed them as farm workers and could sympathise with their problems. Their aim was to help at least a few of these Namibian traditional nomads to settle down and to change their attitude of "The day comes - the day gives". That same year the Ombili Project got underway. Klaus-Jochen Mais-Rische offered his farm Hedwigslust and gave 300 San a new home. Ombili now has a school and the San learn craftsmanship, how to keep cattle and grow maize and beans. You can make an appointment to visit Ombili. The farm lies on the D3001 road, north-east of the Namutoni Gate of the Etosha Park.
Twyfelfontein Conservancywww.mowani.com+26461232009Between the Ugab and the Huab Rivers in southern Damaraland lies a vast and unspoilt wilderness area, boasting magnificent desert scenery, unusual geological formations, archaeological sites and a unique variety of desert fauna & flora. This is also the southernmost roaming-ground of the rare black rhino and the desert elephant. In the Twyfelfontein Conservancy is Mowani Mountain Camp. The word M’wane means "Place of God", and here you will find the true meaning of the words – peace and tranquility. Mowani nestles amongst the majestic boulders of this beautiful area on a high spot, commanding distant views over the ancient landscape. Great care has been taken with the design of the recreational areas, giving the impression of an African Village. The 12 luxury-rooms are elegantly decorated with furnishings especially designed for convenience and comfort. Three additional suites offer exceptional accommodation.
Twyfelfontein Conservamcywww.kipwe. com+26461232009‘Kipwe’, meaning blessed in Swahili, is nestled in the boulders, facing out onto superb scenery. Incorporating boulders, small red basalt rocks and mopane branches, it has a natural organic feel. The eight rooms are round in shape, with large outside decks to admire the view. The outside, partially open bathrooms adjoining the bedrooms have boulder, cement and rock walls, and roofs of rough mopane branches. Hot water is supplied by wood-burning ‘donkey’ boilers. There is an additional 2 suites and a rock pool for cooling down in summer. This is also the southernmost roaming-ground of the rare black rhino and the desert elephant.
Okahirongo Elephant Lodge
www.okahirongo.com+26465685018Tucked far into the north-western reaches of Namibia, the Marienfluss region is a remote wilderness area where the rough roads and lack of facilities keep travellers at bay. The Skeleton Coast Park borders the area in the west and the Kunene River, known to be rife with crocodiles, bisects the area in the north, creating a natural boundary with Angola. The Marienfluss valley extends between two sets of mountains.
Okahirongo River Camp
Marienfluss Conservancywww.okahirongo.com+26465685018Tucked far into the north-western reaches of Namibia, the Marienfluss region is a remote wilderness area where the rough roads and lack of facilities keep travellers at bay. The Skeleton Coast Park borders the area in the west and the Kunene River, known to be rife with crocodiles, bisects the area in the north, creating a natural boundary with Angola. The Marienfluss valley extends between two sets of mountains.
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Wolwedans, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Hardap Region, Namibia(0)61 230 616
35 Hendrik Witbooi Streetwww.swakopmundguesthouse.com+264 64 46 2008The Swakopmund Guesthouse is situated 5 minutes walk from the beach and the main shopping areas in town. A perfect base from which to explore the surrounding areas.
Kouebokke Veldwww.mountceder.co.za+27 23 317 0113Mount Ceder offers exceptional self catering and camping accommodation in the Cederberg mountains in South Africa.