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This is a safari which combines Discoverer Camp, Lodge and
serviced dome tent. Adventurer Camping in the Palmwag
Concession of Namibia.
Day 1: Palmwag Lodge, Palmwag Concession
Palms whispering in the wind and spectacular surroundings
(with awe-inspiring sunsets), the home of the famous
desert-adapted elephant and the rare black rhino - this is
Palmwag Lodge, one of Namibia's oldest and most popular
The lodge offers 24 beds in 2- or 3-bed thatched
bungalows, a fully licensed restaurant, swimming pool under
shady palms and a small "Pool Bar".
On our arrival at Palmwag Lodge, we are welcomed by the
guide to the area and receive a full briefing on the tour
Day 2: Aub River, Palmwag Concession
After an early breakfast, we depart northwards by game
drive to Mbakondja Camel Camp to meet the Save the Rhino
Camel team. Then we ride or walk south to the Aub River,
where our Adventurer camp has been erected prior to our
In addition to the tracking and hopefully viewing of
desert-adapted elephant and black rhino (the latter a rare
subspecies of rhino), our guides reveal the sheer
magnificence of nature's survival strategies in this arid
environment, concentrating on a variety of topics from
birds, insects, medicinal uses of plants and viewing general
By means of lively campfires, hurricane lanterns and a
warm atmosphere permeating the camp (and its simplicity),
Adventurer camping brings the guest closer to nature. Such
camps are specifically outfitted to create that sense of
wilderness with a clear emphasis on essential camp comforts
and maximum wilderness experience.
Days 3: Barab River, Palmwag Concession
Our journey continues today with a walk to the Barab
River, concentrating on the tracking of the elusive desert
giants through a series of hills, rocky landscapes and
diverse geology. After even a little rain, the gravel plains
are covered in long golden grasses that ripple in the wind.
Day 4: Kudu Springs, Palmwag Concession
After an early breakfast, we ride out further west
through the Okomutati Springs to Kudu Springs. This area is
almost inaccessible to vehicles, an area of pristine
wilderness where the sense of remoteness is complete. En
route we also have the opportunity to see extraordinary
plant life including the ancient Welwitschia plants and
Day 5: Hunkab Spring, Palmwag Concession
Heading northwards, we move to the next popular drinking
point for Kaokoland's diverse animal life, the Hunkab
Spring. Fresh drinking water in the desert forms the basis
for seasonal animal movements and a surprisingly diverse
range of animal life can be seen here. Animals from
Hartmann's mountain zebra to elephant and the endemic
Ruppell's korhaan come to slake their thirst.
Day 6 & 7: Hoanib Camp, Kaokoland
We bid farewell to the Save the Rhino Trust trackers and
depart on game drive from Hunkab, travelling through the
concession to the ephemeral river of the Hoanib Valley.
Here, in an area seemingly parched and desolate, we enter
one of Namibia's richest desert wildlife areas. We stay at
Hoanib Camp, and enjoy game walks, rhino tracking, game
drives and night drives into the Hoanib River valley.
Our Discoverer-styled tented Hoanib Camp close to the
Hoanib River is a relaxed haven from which we explore this
wild land on foot, or from the comfort of one of our safari
vehicles. The camp is powered by solar-powered inverter
systems and there are no generators or pumps running whilst
guests are in camp. There are 5 walk-in hexagonal Meru-style
tents with en-suite and flush toilet and bucket shower
bathrooms in a separate portion of the tent. Each tent is
furnished with necessary comforts and styled with burnt
orange interiors, wood and brass, effectively recreating a
sense of the early explorers of Africa.
Day 8: Air charter to Palmwag Lodge
After an early breakfast and game drive, we fly back to
Palmwag Lodge, in time for a lunch and final farewell to the
We will no longer be
operating this safari on a scheduled basis, however, this safari can be quoted on a tailor-made basis.
Please contact us for pricing.