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Another early departure - 8 am - and on the road to Opuwo. Fortunately, it was mostly tarmac roads today. We stopped for lunch by the side of the road and were immediately joined by three kids who came out of nowhere, kept their distance but seemed very happy to receive the food we didn't eat ie., surplus sandwiches, juice, apples etc. Our driver …
Today was a cultural eye opener with visits to Himba and Zemba tribes. These villages are perhaps 40 minutes from the lodge and we do see Himba ladies in the town of Opuwo and walking back to the villages. The Himba raise cattle and sheep with the men taking the herds to greener pastures for months at a time. In the meantime, the ladies stay in the …
This morning after breakfast we took off for the Himba Village Tour. There are three tribes left in Namibia, the Himba's, the Demba's and the Herero's which are now all sedentary tribes. Some tribes are composed of modern dress women but we saw mostly traditional costumes on our morning tour. The Himba's have red skin which is made from the power of a stone that is mixed ...
We went out at 7:45 am towards the parc's western. All the morning, we did safari around few artificial water hole.
We saw several wild animals : hornbill, hartebeest,cape eland, and different "classical" mammals like zebras, giraffes, antelopes, gemsboks...
At last water hole, there was a herd of elephants.
We arrived to parc's exit for the lunch, at ...
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Before leaving home we acquired a book of "Off road journeys in Southern Africa". As it has turned out many of these routes are indeed roads. It's just that we don’t think of two days driving down a dried out river bed as a road in the UK. There again what’s the chance of a dried out river bed in the UK. Sesfotein to Purros was our next trip. The first third of the trip was truly great. Interesting driving included river crossings sand ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOpuwo Country Lodge
By far the best place we have stayed on our Namibian trek.
Fantastic location overlooking the valley, infinity pool, and great dining room.
Rooms in blocks of 4 or 6 and we had room 40 right at the end - quite private
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