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Kaokoland & The Lone Men

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Join us on this fascinating 14-day journey. Explore the lovely green landscapes around the Otjihipa Mountains, which rise abruptly to the east, and the Hartmann Mountains, which are parched with a desert area and hard terrain. The cascades Ruacana and Epupa Falls are prominent tourist attractions in Namibia's Kaokoland region. Epupa Falls is home to a number of dangerous crocs as well as a variety of marine creatures. If not an ideal holiday destination, Kaokoland is surely a place to unwind and appreciate the magnificent environment.

Tour text information 

The tribes of the Himba people live in Kaokoland, Namibia's untamed area. The lonely and mountainous location is recognized for its beautiful landscape, which includes mountains, pastel tones of dawn and sunset, water streams, and much more. Even though it is a barren place, the refreshing hues of the plains and the dazzling dawn make Kaokoland one of Namibia's leisure holiday choices. In terms of biodiversity and environment, the Namibian desert is home to several endemic and uncommon African animals such as elephants, black rhinos, giraffes, and others. The Hoarusib River, which overlooks the table-top koppies, provides a fantastic vantage from which to take in the breathtaking scenery. Kaokoland is a region bounded by the Hoanib and Kunene rivers.

Some of the locations we visit during our tour:

Etosha National Park (1 Night)

Van Zyl’s Pass

Hartmannberge

Kunene River (1 Night)

Himba Cultural Village

Epupa Falls (2 Nights)

Windhoek (1 Night)

Ruacana

Sesfontein (1 Night)

Puros (2 Nights)

Organ Pipes

Twyfelfontein (1 Night)

We shall encounter several mysteries along the way, such as the Stone Men, also known as "The Lone Men of Kaokoland."

The Stone Men are an unsolved mystery in this remote region of Namibia, only appropriate for daring visitors to a desolate paradise of secrets and wonders. These stone sculptures, also known as The Lone Men of Kaokoland, are constructed of Cunene region rock and include a human form of a man symbolizing diverse characters. Each figure is in a distinct pose: seated, standing, kneeling, crawling, hands up, grasping a rock... Each sculpture has an inscription with the number and a short statement describing the title of his pose and the direction this strange guy is traveling.

 

Nobody knows who created these statues. In other words, the Stone Men's designer has managed to go unseen while creating a gallery of outdoor sculptures in Namibia's Kaokoland. And there, without a doubt, is where much of the mystery of these artworks rests. Why are you at this position and location? Could the artist be putting new Stone Men in Kaokoland? Why isn't it brought to light? Perhaps it is these questions that distinguish this location which makes the search for Stone Men a fun thing to perform while in northern Namibia. The mystery remains unsolved...

There are various activities available, including bird watching, Kunene River fishing, Himba Kraal Visits, Kunene Canoeing, Sundowner Kunene River Cruise, White Water Rafting, River Walks, Epupa Falls Sunset Experience, Explore Epupa Falls and much more..

Tour Price Includes

Camping Fees

Park Entry Fees where we camp.

Conservation Fees

Morning Coffee with rusks.

Two-way radios for in-vehicle-communication

Experienced Guide & Advanced 4x4 Driving Instructor

First Aider

Tour Price Excludes

Food

Border Fees

4x4 Vehicle Hire / Vehicle Hire

Daily Activities

Fuell

Recovery Gear

Park Entry Fees of parks where we do not camp

Frequently asked questions 
 

Where does the tour start and end?

START – Windhoek (Namibia)

END – Brandberg Nature Reserve

 

Total Kilometers of tour:

+- 2255 km.

 

Vehicle Requirements:

4x4 with good ground clearance.

Fuel range of approx. 750km

Trailers / Caravans:

No Trailers / Caravans

 

Accommodation / Other requirements:

Own camping equipment is required.

Fridge/Freezer and cooking/braai accessories.

Ground tents / Rooftop tents welcome.

Some campsites lack comprehensive ablution facilities, so it is essential to be self-sufficient in these situations.

 

Documentation Required:

A valid passport with at least 6 months remaining validity before expiry.

A valid driver’s license.

Children need a valid passport and an unabridged birth certificate as well as a letter of consent if not accompanied by both parents.

Guests from non-SADC countries may need a visa if required.

Original Vehicle registration certificate (a certified copy is acceptable). Drivers whose vehicles are still financed will have to use a certified copy of the registration certificate.

If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, you must have a letter from the financial institution, company, or friend authorizing you to take the vehicle across the border.

Proof of vehicle insurance.

Address

Pyramid, Pretoria Gauteng 0120

Phone

+27 79 883 8180

+27 82 386 9520

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