Safari in Namibia: Interacting with Southern Wildlife Africa

We spent one night in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, after arriving from South Africa, where we would begin our two-week trip through the nation and up. Windhoek is the nation’s commercial hub, but it has little to offer in the way of commerce, making it more of a rest stop than anything else before setting out on your vacation through Namibia. Note: We planned our whole journey to Namibia using Go2Africa. They were fantastic, and I ca n’t recommend them enough. It relieved me of all responsibility, which was nice for a change! I’ve linked to ordering websites where you can reserve the properties where we stayed, though, if you decide you’d more schedule your own journey. We planned our journey a full time in advance because many of the lodges in Namibia are smaller. First halt in Namibia: The Okonjima Nature ReserveA vehicle picked us up at Hosea Kutako International Airport and drove us to The Elegant Guesthouse, where half of us fell asleep right away and the other half found a beautiful outdoor dining at the local hall before falling asleep with them. He came back the following morning to take us to The Plains Camp at Okonjima Nature Reserve, our true second stop on our trip to Namibia. We wasted no time dropping of our bags and starting our primary game drive of the trip as soon as we arrived at Okonjima Nature Reserve. Note: We had to stay in Cape Town for a few times to get up on the time zone change, but if you’re coming directly from abroad—the U.S. in particular— I advise making Okonjima your first stop in order to get used to it. The majority of safari lodges offer a predetermined number of pulls during your stay. Our place price at Okonjima included an Endangered Species drive, brunch, supper, park and economic education fees, and a tourism levy. Never miss a game travel, no matter how exhausted you are, is one lesson I’ve learned from the few expeditions I have experienced. You’ll often see new animals because each one is unique. The AfriCat Foundation, whose mission is to ensure the success of Namibia’s animals in their natural habitat through study and environmental projects, calls Okonjima Nature Reserve home. It is family-owned and operated and well-known for its frequent sightings of tiger, colored lion, and the rare animal. Not to mention, the house is absolutely gorgeous. On our first vacation trip to Okonjima, we saw a variety of American birds, including the foolish and somewhat stupid guinea birds, which the Namibians refer to as “murder chickens” due to their habitual frantic running in front of the vehicle as if on suicide mission, as well as the dik-dik, one of our group’s favorites for apparent reasons. Although it was only a day stop before we left for our next stop, which would turn out to be the highlight of our trip to Namibia, our spacious and comfortable rooms made me wish we had more time around. Next stop in Namibia: Camp Kala Our vehicle, Nico, picked us up the following morning and drove us the four time from Okonjima Nature Reserve to Onguma on the top of Etosha National Park. Nico would be our vehicle for the next 10 days. Onguma Camp Kala is referred to as” an ultra-exclusive lodge,” which hardly scratches the surface of this magnificent hall. Camp Kala is a four-suite house with independent houses perched on sloping boardwalks that look out over watering holes. It is situated within Namibia’s Onguma Nature Reserve. Watering pits like these are crucial in luring lots of animals because, as I mentioned in my introduction article to Namibia, the wildlife here is primarily made up of species that have adapted to the desert. Daily breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, four-course dinner, all beverages in the bar, and our in-room mini-bar ( beers, local spirits, soft drinks, water, house wines ), two activities per night—a Sundowner Drive on the Onguma Reserve and an Etosha morning game drive—were all included in our stay at Camp Kala. Additionally, there was a tax and tourism levy. In addition to having a lot of animals, Camp Kala also has some of the nicest huts we’ve ever stayed in. Zebra and giraffemosey history in search of a drink of water as we lounged in our own fall lakes that overlooked the watering hole. The team at Camp Kala is what really elevated the experience for all of us. We had the run of the show because there were only seven of us at the house and there are only four individual properties. The team could not have been more pleasant or better prepared for their jobs, and each meal they prepared was a five-star experience with various courses. We did n’t have more nights at Camp Kala, which is the only thing I regret about staying there. We had only two times at Camp Kala before continuing on to our next stop in the desert despite Go2Africa’s excellent plan, which required us to cover a lot of ground in 12 weeks. I would want to stay at this opulent house for at least four nights if I were to return. The knowledge was topped off by the game drives. We had a lot in common because our tour guide Johan was an accomplished German artist and he made sure to stop whenever we had an excellent photo opportunity for our longer lenses. Over the course of two days, we went on four pulls with Johan, each of which led to a different location on the supply and required the use of different types of magic. Find out more about traveling to Namibia’s Onguma Camp Kala below. If you have n’t been to Africa, you might not be familiar with the Sundowner custom, but our group of thirsty travelers drank it up quickly. Sunowners in Namibia Every day in Namibian safari lifestyle comes to an end somewhere in the bush, typically on a ridge overlooking something beautiful and with an entire bar waiting for you to enjoy. Our over-the-top experience was made even more unmatched by Johann’s addition of Mot on the last day of our visit. Since that journey, we’ve enjoyed a few quite party happy time back in the US because we adored the Sundowner concept so much. Sundowners generally drink gin and tonics, but Johan always made sure to bring my mother a full bar that included wine as well as plenty of local snacks like dish, American beef jerky, and wasabi peas. Our routine Sundowner is at the top of my list of all the things I miss most about Namibia. Each of us made the decision to avoid a post-lunch pull one day and use the massage services instead of the spa and other opulent amenities at Camp Kala. That’s not to say we did n’t go on game drives; we went on four drives at Onguma during our safari in Namibia, where we saw a wide variety of wildlife. For some, the focus was on the big activity; for SVV, it was the variety of American birds, including hornbills and vultures. It was the animals for me. We tracked a lion at dusk at the end of the first day, and we briefly followed her sluggish walk. Free-ranging leopards call Namibia apartment, and the supply collars and tracks can be found there in an area where hunting is a major issue. On the last day, we continued driving until well after darker, which was worthwhile because we came across a pride of lions, mostly female kids. It’s absurd to think that there is nothing separating you from LIONS and that you are only a few feet apart. The danger of being so close to these dangerous predators undoubtedly increases the fun factor, even though it is obvious that the guides have been trained for such encounters. Our Namibian safari had certainly gotten off to a fast start, and our next stop would turn out to be trekking the black rhino on foot and visiting its natural habitat, which is something that really few people in the world find to do and see. Coming immediately on C&amp, C…SAVE THIS POST FOR AFTERNOON on Facebook, WhatsApp, and BufferLinkedInPin