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  • Hi Frances, we have been back for a while, took some time to get sorted and slip back into our lives, and now I want to give you some feedback on our trip to Namibia. In short, it was very different from Tanzania and a unique experience that you, again, organized very well. We had a fantastic time and we are very grateful for your excellent service! Let me say a word about the trip in general. First and foremost, we loved it! Secondly, it was well-designed in the sense that the initial camping trip was a bit rough and outdoors, which took as out of our office mind-sets and it ended with an inspiring highlight in Mundulea. This made us think that we were in such good hands when we asked you to arrange the trip for us. We came back with a very happy feeling and we are very grateful for the trip that you organized for us. Thank you again for that.

    Rainer and Joyce from Singapore travelled to Namibia
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The Waterberg Plateau and central environs

The Waterberg Plateau National Park lies to the south-east of Otjiwarongo and is an interesting massif which rises some 700 ft off the surrounding plains. It is home to some wildlife, including eland and introduced white rhino, but the park is perhaps more important for its birdlife (over 200 species) and flora. Most people use the area to break the long journey between Windhoek and Etosha/Damaraland/the north. Vehicle movement is restricted on the plateau itself and some walking trails are available.

The region is also home to a number of private reserves. To the south-west of Otjiwarongo in the Omboroko Mountains is found the well known Okonjima, home of the Africat Foundation. To the north of the plateau is the much less known Mundulea Nature Reserve, which is ideal for experienced nature lovers who wish to walk in the wilderness with an experienced guide. To the south-west, close to the town of Omaruru and bordering south-west Damaraland, the Erongo Mountains offer a wonderful scenic, walking and birding experience.

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