Damaraland Elephant & Rhino Tracking

Days 1: Brandberg West
Travellers will be collected from their Swakopmund accommodation (at a pre-arranged time) and head north via the 'gem capital' of Uis to the Brandberg - Namibia's highest mountain and home to an impressive collection of rock art, including the famous 'White Lady'. There will be an option to visit these sites for those on the tour who haven't seen them previously. The first night's camp is near Brandberg West where local trackers, (usually engaged in rhino conservation work) will join the tour. These men have enormous experience of the surrounding area, sharply-honed tracking skills and good knowledge of individual animals. There is no guarantee that an elephant or rhino will be sighted, but there is an excellent success record to date.
Day 2: Ugab River
The second night's camp is near the enchanting Ugab River, a linear oasis which draws countless animals to its water source. This is desert-adapted elephant country, a fascinating group of animals which survive against all the odds in Damarland's harsh conditions. They roam the Huab and Ugab rivers and tributaries, in search of vegetation and water.
Day 3: Doros Crater
On the third day, it's off to the Doros Crater - a favourite stamping ground for rhino - via the historic settlement site of Gai-As. The black rhino search for shrub, (the area is not suitable for white rhino's who prefer to graze). The third night's camp is a return to the Ugab River banks.
Day 4: Ugab River Banks - Swakopmund
The tour leaves for Swakopmund via the Messum Crater and the largest collection of Welwitschia sites in Namibia. The Messum Crater is a secluded volcanic feature in the Gobobose Mountains west of Brandberg, Namibia. It is over 20km in diameter, and was one of the volcanoes of the Etendeka period, about 133 million years ago. The Welwitschia mirabilis, is a plant that is considered a living fossil, with some plants living 1,000 years or more. (Named after Dr. Frederich Welwitsch, who discovered it in 1859.) The Cape Cross Seal Colony, Henties Bay and the coastal lichen fields are an option for those people on the tour, who haven't had the chance to see these sites previously.

Rate per Room         01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
Four day trip (2-3 people) $2094
Four day trip (4-5 people) $1953
6 to 12yrs $1247
  • Includes 15% VAT and tourism levy
  • Rates are subject to availability and are subject to change without notice
  • Rates are per person sharing - in the case of a single traveller single supplements may apply
  • Restrictions may apply
Included
Accommodation and meals as listed on the itinerary
Park entrance fees
Passenger liability insurance
Excluded
Beverages
Items of a personal nature
Tips
Travel Insurance

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