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Northcentral Namibia

Peak 8.7 Rating
Price 244 218 219 218 219 219 219 243 244 243 244 POA 216 USD
Jan 6.7
Feb 6.7
Mar 7.2
Apr 8.2
May 8.7
Jun 8.7
Jul 8.0
Aug 8.0
Sep 8.0
Oct 8.2
Nov 7.7
Dec 6.7
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Northcentral Namibia
is a region of broad open ranges, dominated by low mopane woodland, with large areas of open grasslands and punctuated by isolated granite inselbergs.

The majority of the area is made up of large cattle farms, the main road being lined by barbed wire fencing for hour after hour. It is not one of the most interesting parts of the country, but almost all self-drivers will find themselves passing through at some stage during their trip.

Being up at higher altitude, the weather here is much more closely related to that of the lands to the north and east, with much more reliable rains during the Dec/Apr green season.

We tend to include this region for guests who are particularly keen to include some conventional wildlife safari in their trip, rather than concentrate on the desert experiences for which the country is best known. We tend to include it at the front end of a trip, having the most intense wildlife viewing first tends to allow guests to relax and more fully appreciate the desert areas which follow.

The key areas of interest are ...

Etosha ... is the primary national park in the country for conventional savannah safari, a broad open area of sweeping grasslands and searing white salt pans, packed with wildlife.

Otjiwarongo ... is a significant town which straddles the main B1 highway between Windhoek and Etosha. It is largely comprised of relatively uninteresting farmland, but does contain the country's two leading cheetah conservation facilities at Okonjima and CCF. The area also contains the Waterberg Plateau national reserve, which offers some interesting walking opportunities.

Khorixas ... is a small provincial town at the centre of a large area to the south-west of Etosha, which contains a number of lodges which make a living on the traffic heading over to Twyfelfontein and Swakopmund.
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