From “Wildacker” you can start full and half day excursions or tours lasting for several days to many of the surrounding attractions. “Wildacker” is the ideal gateway particularly for tours to Okavango, Caprivi and Khaudom National Parks and the beautiful Mahango National Park. Etosha and Waterberg National Parks are also within easy reach.
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Full and Half Day Excursions to Surrounding Attractions
Rundu and Okavango RiverYou can arrive comfortably in Rundu on the tarmaced Trans-Caprivi-Highway. On the journey you will pass the “Kraals” or Kavangos villages where imaginative carvings are for sale at a series of places. Rundu is a small town directly on the Okavango river. Lunch is available in one of the beautiful lodges close to the river. From here you can take a boat trip or join one of the Angel tours.
The Big BaobabYou will reach the Big Baobab declared a national monument and close to Tsintsabis on well built gravel roads in approximately one and half hours. Baobab also named monkey-bread trees (Adansonia digital) stand out due to their extremely large trunks. This local example accomplishes a circumference of 18.5m with an estimated maturity of 3000 years of age.
Ombili – Sans’ Culture Preservation Trust
The Ombili-Trust is situated north of Tsumeb. Within the Bushmen’s village there is a school, a community centre, workshops, gardens and livestock farming all funded by donations with the objective of securing and making a future for the formerly nomadic San tribe possible in modern Namibia without them having to give up or lose their old traditions. Visit Ombili and get to know the San people and their culture.
Tsumeb and the World-Renowned Mining Town
Mineral collectors’ hearts will beat faster at the mention of Tsumeb. For a long time the copper mines guaranteed the discovery of unusually rare and beautiful minerals. Lots of minerals were found here first and some were exclusively found here. In 1996 the mines were sadly closed due to the sinking price of copper. Tsumeb houses a very interesting museum which documents the history of the town excellently. There are some souvenir shops as well as recommended restaurants which are situated in some magnificent gardens. A visit to Tsumeb can easily be combined with a tour of the Hoba Meteorites and Grootfontein.
Grootfontein and the Hoba Meteorites
Up until now, the Hoba Meteorite (weighing 50-60 tonnes) is the biggest meteorite found on earth. It is situated in the Otavi mountains, 25km on the outskirts of Grootfontein. Grootfontein is a small town with an old fort belonging to the Colonial Protection Force which today houses a local history museum well worth seeing. Numerous Jacaranda trees with their purple blooms transform the town in springtime.
Etosha National Park
Etosha is probably the most famous national park in Namibia which you can easily reach within half a day’s travel from 2Wildacker”. The park covers approximately 5000km² (3400miles²) of the Etosha Pan – a relic of a pre-historic lake. Great herds of zebras, gnus and springbocks migrate across the great grassy planes or gather at the many natural or man-made waterholes. Elephants, rhinos and lions are often seen in Etosha. Even the ordinarily shy animal species like leopards and cheetahs can be observed here.
Waterberg National ParkWaterberg is a sandstone table mountain upon whose plateau a game reserve has been established. Apart from rhino, the National Park also accommodates the rare roan and sable antelopes. The site has attained historical significance because of the Battle of Waterberg in 1904 in which the Colonial Preservation Force opposed the Herero uprising. Some relics still originate from here nowadays.
Khaudom National ParkKhaudom is one of the wildest and most remote National Parks in Namibia which can only be reached by off-road vehicles. The demise of the National Park administrative infrastructure and the particularly sandy tracks are equally responsible for the small number of visitors but not for the chance of an adventurous and eventful stay! You will come across lots of elephants here, notably in the dry season.
Mahango and Buffalo National Park, OkavangoBoth adjoining National Parks situated on the Okavango river are rich in wildlife and are easily reached within a day via Rundu. You can stay overnight in one of the lodges directly on the west-bank of the river. The boat trips on offer are particularly recommended. In comparison to the rest of Namibia you can discover a diverse animal kingdom both at the river and on the river bank. Hippos, crocodiles, elephants and the sheer extent of bird species will enthral you.
You can reach Buffalo National Park conveniently by boat. You will be collected by car and will travel through riparian forests interspersed with Sausage Trees (Kigelia africana) and Ficus trees to the vast marshlands upon which big elephants and buffalo herds romp. Upon the return journey you chance upon the seemingly ghostlike and since the independence of Namibia, abandoned South African Army military camp which is now populated with elephants and kudus.
The Tropical Caprivi Strip and Victoria Falls National ParksEast of the Okavango river, the striking Caprivi Strip connects with many national parks which currently comprise of 440,000km² (294,000 miles²) – the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA). From Caprivi National Park you reach Mudumu and Mamili National Park and via Katima Mulilo further to Chobe National Park in Botswana. From there it is not far to the world-renowned Victoria Falls which one can visit either via Zambia or Zimbabwe.