Day 1: Windhoek
Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako (Windhoek) Airport we will be met and transferred to the Hotel Heinitzburg. This unique property combines 19th Century charm with modern comforts. The afternoon is at leisure to relax, swim and just enjoy the view. The group meets at 18h00 in the lounge for a pre-dinner drink during which our Afro Ventures guide will brief everyone on general aspects of the safari.
Days 2 & 3: Etosha National Park
We head on the Accommodated Safari Tour to Mushara Lodge situated only 8kms (4.9 miles) from the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern outskirts of the Etosha National Park. This afternoon we enjoy our first exploratory game drive in the Park, which covers 22 270 sq km of countryside ranging from dense bush to barren plains. At the heart of this 'Place of Dry Water' is Etosha Pan, a vast, dry, silvery-white depression of shimmering mirages in the dry season.
In a season of good rains, it is home to Flamingos, Pelicans and many other water birds. Our days are spent visiting the numerous waterholes and subterranean springs which attract a diversity of animals including Springbok, Zebra, Gnu, Giraffe, Kudu and Elephant. Depending on the wildlife we expect to spend the entire day in the Park, enjoying a picnic lunch at one of the Rest Camps. Dinner is back at Mushara where the emphasis is on excellent wines and innovative cuisine.
Day 4: Etosha National Park
Today is spent game viewing in the park as we slowly make our way to Ongava Lodge which shares the south western border of the Park close to the Andersson Gate. Overnight and dinner at Ongava Lodge.
Days 5 & 6: Central Damaraland
Etendeka Mountain Camp is the next step on the Accommodated Safari Tour. Situated in the foothills of the Grootberg in the heart of Damaraland, the Etendeka concession comprises an area of 45,000 hectares of rocky semi desert which is home to Black Rhino, desert-adapted Elephants as well as Hartmann's mountain Zebra, Oryx, Giraffe and several bird species endemic to Namibia.