AUTHENTIC HIMBA EXPERIENCE

Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights

1 night Camping at Puros Community Camp, 2 night Etambura Camp, 1 night Himba village

Highlight: 

  • A chance to see desert adapted wildlife including elephants and giraffes 
  • Immerse your in the Himba community staying in Namibia’s first Himba-owned camp
  • Have a translator by your side which lets communication flow with the Himba people

© KUNENE CONSERVANCY SAFARIS NAMIBIA: 2010

© KUNENE CONSERVANCY SAFARIS NAMIBIA: 2010

DAY 1

You travel north through dramatic mountainous terrain. You have a choice of activities which will be tailored to suit your special interests - wildlife or people or both.  Puros community has pioneered harmonious living with elephants since the 1990’s. You may want to climb a dune hummock or drive up to sundowner hill. Spend the evening around the campfire in the Puros Community Campsite, where elephants may stroll past your tent. 

Overnight: Camping at Puros Community Camp 

DAY 2

You may wish to rise early to drive into the river bed, looking for desert adapted elephants, call in at the local shop and perhaps visit the local school. Visit a small cultural business run by Himba women and take advantage of a shopping opportunity. You then take a scenic drive west, where you visit a small spring in the middle of the desert, used by wildlife but too salty for people. Your destination for tonight is Etambura Camp, Namibia’s first Himba-owned camp, on a hilltop with views that will take your breath away. Spend an interesting evening at  the fire talking to Himba game guards or conservancy staff.

Overnight: Etambura Camp.

DAY 3

You make an early start with Orupembe Conservancy game guards looking for desert-adapted black rhino and other fascinating animals and plants. Later you visit a herding settlement. Here you may be able to watch cattle being watered in this dry world where every drop counts or just sit down and talk to people outside a dung-plastered hut. Your translator will be at your side and there is time to ask questions and gain real insights into how people live here. 

Overnight: Etambura Camp.

DAY 4     

Today will be an intense cultural experience, culminating in spending a night camping in a Himba Village. You may be surprised to realise how much you as human beings – city dwellers and semi-nomadic pastoralists – have in common. Immerse yourself in the sounds, scents and flavours of an African night knowing your presence is making conservation sustainable for the people and animals who share this vast region.

Overnight: Camping in a Himba village

DAY 5 

You bid your hosts farewell and follow a scenic route down the Khumib River.This is again a good opportunity to spot elephant and giraffe herds.Continue on towards Sesfontein or Palmwag Lodge where you go on to your next destination.


Prices from: £1600.00 per person

Dates Available: All year round 

INCLUDED: All meals except for dinner on Day 5. Standard alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages whilst on safari Entrance fees, traversing fees, bed nights at Etambura Camp and activities

EXCLUDED: Dinner on Day 5 & breakfast on Day 1.  Flights to and from Namibia, Items of a personal nature, Tips and gratuities