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The Kunene Camino is part of our Namibia Walking Tours

This is an 11-day Camino with travel to the start point on the 20th of May 2022. 9 days of walking and back on the 30th of May 2022.

We will walk from below Ruacana Falls to Epupa Falls. 155km.

This is a mobile camping Camino.

There will be some formal camp sites but also a lot of wild camping next to the river.

The backup team will take care of all camp duties. So, you do not need to put up or take down your tent, do any cooking or any camp chores. You carry only your day bag.
We cater for Herbivores and Carnivores and our food is made with love.

If you are looking for a mixture of culture, hiking, wilderness, and goodwill, this Camino is for you. You will meet the OvaHimba people along our route and we will be giving out much needed basic supplies: maize meal, oil, sugar, and other essentials.

You can check out my blog: www.chadmanwalking.com for sponsorship progress and details.

So, bring your happiness and join us for this adventure.

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Damaraland Camino

The Kunene region is one of fourteen regions in Namibia. It is 115,000km² and has a population of around 90,000 people. The Capital is Opuwo and amazingly the region has a population density of only one person per 0.75km². Compare that with Hong Kong, which has a density of 7,125 people per 1km².

The Kunene River in Northern Namibia or Cunene River in Southern Angola is 1,050km long and starts in the highlands of Angola. Our walk will be following this river from the Ruacana Falls to the Epupa Falls. There are a lot of indigenous OvaHimba and OvaVimba people along the river (approx. 50,000) but they keep mostly to themselves. They populate the southern part of Angola and the Kunene formerly Koakoveld.

The Vimba and the Himba share much in common, however the Vimba wear a different type of traditional dress, and the women do not cover their skin and hair with a paste of butter, fat, and red ochre known as otjize to their skin and hair. They form part of the Bantu speaking tribes and are semi-nomadic. They have homesteads where they grow crops but often move with the rains.

Inclusions
  • Camping Equipment
  • Mattress
  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow
  • Camping at Camp Madisa & The Brandberg White Lady Lodge
  • 2 Nights Fly Camping
  • Back-up vehicle, trailer and 2 staff
  • Meals
  • Ice
  • Firewood
  • Water
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Airport Transfers (on request)
  • Visa Fees
  • Beverages
  • Tip & Gratuities
  • Personal Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Bring
  • Torch or Head Lamp
  • Extra Batteries
  • Spare Boot Laces
  • Sun Block
  • Wet Wipes
  • Hat
  • Matches
  • Hand Wash
  • 2 x 1 Litre Water Bottles or Canteen
  • Snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Swimwear
  • Solar Power Bank

Kunene Autumn Camino – 11 Days
18 May 2023 to 29 May 2023
N$ 14,999 Per Person Sharing
N$ 16,999 Single

Kunene Spring Camino – 11 Days
1 September 2023 to 11 September 2023
N$ 14,999 Per Person Sharing
N$ 16,999 Single

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It will be 9 days of walking made up of the following distances.

Day 1: 14.7km
Day 2: 19.7km
Day 3: 15km
Day 4: 15.5km
Day 5: 19.3km
Day 6: 17km
Day 7: 15km
Day 8: 16km
Day 9: 16km

We include the transport from Windhoek to Ruacana and from Epupa Falls to Windhoek.

We have a fully functioning mobile camp and three staff to take care of everything.

You will stay in dome tents.

Each 2,1m x 2, 1m x 2,1m dome tent is equipped with two stretchers, mattresses, and sheet covers that you keep for the duration of the Camino. Please feel free to bring your own bedding or ask me and I will supply you with a sleeping bag and pillow.

We will erect a canvas cubicle for shower hour and the same for our toilet. You will have total privacy.

Bring something nice for sundowners. There will be a very dark sky, so we have dinner under the stars. Our food is made with love.

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