This area of Namibia is one of the least accessible, and remains refreshingly untouched. The region lies to the north west of Etosha and is a vast and mountainous wilderness with a sparse population and few roads. Kaokoland is home to the ancient Himba tribe who are known for the ochre paste that they paint over their bodies.

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The north of this area is best reached with an organised tour, or in the company of other vehicles due to the remote and changeable terrain. The land to the north of the Huab and Ugab Rivers is one of the only areas where endangered animals are still found outside the countries’ protected parks and reserves.

Here black rhino can still be found, along with lion, giraffe, several antelope species, ostrich, mountain zebra and desert elephant. The Kunene River offers opportunities for rafting, canoeing or simply relaxing. The Epupa Falls are made up of a series of beautiful cascades of water flowing to still pools which offer relatively safe areas for swimming or just cooling off!

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Kunene River Camp

Kunene River Camp is accessible through the Schoeman’s company, Skeleton Coast Safaris. With mountains, sand dunes and vast gravel plains all around – visitors get…

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Epupa Falls Lodge

Visitors descending on the Kunene River are welcomed by a lush oasis of Makalani palms and Baobab trees and the Epupa Falls appear quite unexpectedly…

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Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp offers an original and exclusive wilderness experience, and the possibility of seeing some of the largest free-ranging population of desert-adapted black rhino…

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