3 Days Damaraland and Twyfelfontein Tour
Twyfelfontein, which means as much as „doubtful fountain“ or „Fountain of Doubt“ is the name of a valley in the Damara highland about 70 km west of Khorixas. The valley was inhabited by the Damara, who call the valley Uri-Ais (jumping fountain) in their language.In 1947 white farmers settled in the valley, but the fountain was unreliable and only had little water. The farms were abandoned by the white settlers due to the Odendaal plan in 1964, where the local population of Namibia was relocated in “Homelands”.
is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region that offers the more traveller a more adventurous challenge. Here there are prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite koppies and deep gorges. Towards the west, the geography changes dramatically with endless sandy wastes, that incredibly are able to sustain small, but wide-ranging, populations of desert-adapted elephant, black rhino, giraffe, ostrich and springbok. These animals have adapted their lifestyles to survive the harshness of the sun-blistered, almost waterless desert spaces. Elephant move through euphorbia bush country, and can travel up to 70km in a day in search of food and water and unusually, do not destroy trees in their quest for food. Follow black rhino cow and her calf in typical Damaraland ‘melkbos’ terrain. Together, Damaraland and Kaokoland are known as the Kaokoveld.
DEPARTS: ON REQUEST HIGHLIGHTS: Damara living museum,The Brandberg,Twyfelfontein,The Petrified Forest Organ Pipes
Tour Cost: USD 1,043.00 per person
Day 1: Damaraland Damara mopane lodge
You will be collected between 09:00 or 10:30
A long drive this morning, we will travel north on the B1 passing through farmland and making a small stop towns along the way, we drive pass outjo from outjo khorixas.
overnight in Damara mopane lodge.
Day 2 Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
After an early breakfast you will set off to explore the vast unfenced territory that is Damaraland. The area provides some of Namibia’s most scenic landscapes and you will traverse the ephemeral rivers and open plains in search of the desert adapted elephants. These elephants have over millenia found a way to survive in this rugged desert landscape. The exact length of the activity depends on the how far the elephants are from the lodge. Remember these are free roaming elephants in a vast wilderness area and sightings cannot be guaranteed!
Day 3 WINDHOEK
Drive back to Windhoek, we are traveling on the C36 road, passing through a town of Omaruru and Okahandja, the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The stalls operated on a local co-operative basis and are one of the best places to shop for truly Namibian souvenirs.
We are due back into the city afternoon time and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.