1. The Petrified Forest: Deep in the heart of Damaraland a dry rugged desert area in northern Namibia can be found: the Petrified Forest. Fossilized tree trunks can be found on the site. These trees once grew in the Permian period forests of Namibia to heights exceeding 30 meters.

The fossilized remains have been dated more than 280 million years ago. Trained local guides will take you on a tour around the site whilst also introducing you to other trees and shrubs (entrance fee included).

Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park

2. Etosha National Park 

Etosha Game Park was declared a National Park in 1907. It covers an area of ± 23 000 square km and it is home to 114 mammal, 340 bird, 110 reptile, 16 amphibian, and surprisingly only one fish species. Four of the Big 5 mammals that one can see here are: black and white rhino, elephant, lion and leopard. Etosha, meaning "Great White Place", is dominated by a massive mineral pan.

The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed around 1000 million years ago. Today, the Etosha Pan rarely has water as it is supplied mostly by rainfall. With high evaporation the water quickly disappears, a phenomenon which is common throughout Namibia. All our game drives will take place in an air-conditioned touring vehicle. We leave the park before sunset but no worries, we’ll be back tomorrow when we overnight inside the Park.