With the Namvic team you will have an experience you will never forget in the heart of Namibia.
Camping in the wild is not something you have the opportunity to do every day so we want to make it extra special. We set up your camp with affection and make sure you have a comfortable bed and a flushing (albeit chemical) toilet in the middle of the desert.
This is an adventure off the beaten path. You'll be in the vehicle on sometimes chaotic tracks that might seem trying and sometimes long.
You can drive your own rental vehicle and follow your guide or have your guide join you in your vehicle.
You will be greeted at Palmwag Lodge by our team and we will accompany you to the spot that they have chosen for your first night’s sleep in the heart of the Palmwag concession. This will be your first night of 3 nights and 3 days of safaris (or 2 nights and 2 days) in remote and little known places (very few accessible without a guide).The road will be very slow and bumpy as the ‘road’ is little more than some tracks with slightly less stones than the surrounding ground. But this is all part of the adventure.
The landscapes are very unique to the palmwag concession and you will not find any views similar, even in Namibia.
In the Palmwag concession there is a wide range of animals considering the arid environment. The natural springs provide precious water for the wildlife and attracts many antelopes. You can see springbok, mountain zebra, kudu and giraffe. Always keep in mind that each meeting with wildlife is unexpected, that nothing is acquired. It is neither a zoological park, nor Etosha and that nothing guarantees the meeting with the elephants, lions or black rhinoceros (bicornis bicornis), who roam the region in complete freedom.
You will have the opportunity to spend three full days in search of the animals populating the concession in breath-taking landscapes. The search for animals is based on the traces found and the route will continue through rich valleys, river beds and many gorges. You will spend many hours searching for a new trail of black rhino, lions or elephants. If you are lucky enough to find them, you will follow the guide for a few metres on foot in his tracks (optional obviously!), hoping to have the opportunity to witness one of these animals in their natural habitat just a little bit closer.
After an adventurous day, get back to camp just in time for dinner cooked from scratch by our chef. Watch as he digs a hole to create a traditional oven to cook your dinner and serve you traditional Namibian camping desserts.
You will go further north in the Palmwag concession to the Hoanib River bed (dried 11 months a year). This river is fascinating, it is an ecosystem in itself and also the border between Damaraland and Kaokoland. Various animal species live there, including the desert elephant walking great distances every day in search of food and water. You will camp in one of its beautiful side valleys.
As you head north, the landscapes will drastically change and rapidly. Rocky Damaraland hillsides become the Kaokoland mountains. Drive through gorges and 4x4 through river beds.
Your destination is the Hoanib River bed (dry 11 months of the year). This river is fascinating, it is an ecosystem in itself and also the border between Damaraland and Kaokoland. Various animal species live there, including the desert elephant walking great distances every day in search of food and water. You will camp in one of its beautiful side valleys.
On your last day, the hoanib river bed will become your highway. In the hoanib river you may encounter the local herd of desert adapted elephants. Attracted to the large leafy trees growing in the river bed.
The very last stop will be in the wild bush by Ongongo Warmquelle. Have a dip in the natural pool (water at 22-25 ° C) and sit under the beautiful waterfall and marvel at the abundance of fresh warm water in the middle of the desert.
So start packing your hiking boots and binoculars and get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your one of a kind wild camping adventure.
We also offer a semi-luxury version with communal toilets and showers.
You will end your experience in the wild bush by Ongongo Warmquelle in the natural pool (water at 22-25 ° C), if you start with Palmwag.
Camp assistant who takes care of mounting the tent domes (with camp bed, mattress, pillows), and generally making sure you are comfortable every day.
Camp: tents for 2 and showers and removable toilets, meals prepared by the guide/chef: cooked breakfast, lunch and a 3 course meal in the evening, wine, water, sodas and beers included.
3 meals a day, non-individual toilets and shower, breakfast, lunch and dinner with meat, vegetables and starchy foods, dessert, water, table wine, sodas and beers.