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Rockjumper Wildlife Tours: Destination: Namibia

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A land of startling natural beauty, vast open spaces and a surprisingly diverse wildlife compliment, which combined makes for an unforgettable wilderness experience. A land of immense contrast, eerie landscapes, unforgiving elements and a soul soothing stillness away from the rush associated with western worlds. Namibia covers an area in access of 319 000 square miles, housing a mere 2.2 million people. The low population can be attributed to the country’s harsh geography, the coastal Namib Desert, central semiarid mountains and the Kalahari Desert in eastern Namibia. Independence was gained from South Africa in 1990, which previously took it from Germany during World War 1.

Namibia’s most famous National Park, the Etosha National Park lures wildlife enthusiasts from every corner of the globe to view nature unfold in its rawest form. Thirst driven animals seeking respite from the harsh midday heat, make their way to a few sparsely dotted waterholes, encountering scores of opportunistic predators waiting to benefit from their desperation. Instinct alerts the animals of their vulnerability as they are forced to turn their backs on those they fear the most. Explosions of dust and fast fleeing animals make for very enviable sightings and photographic opportunities. Predators take full advantage of these eruptions, feeding off this state of confusion.

Complimenting Namibia’s Etosha National Park with its abundance of mammals and birds is the arid landscape surrounding Sossusvlei. Images of these towering red sand dunes and petrified Acacia trees have spread the pages of countless magazines and are an absolute must to visit. The atmosphere surrounding this area is a mixture of calmness, desolation and startling beauty. These majestic red dunes are some of the oldest and highest in the world. Most of these dunes exceed a height of 200 meters, with “Big Daddy” towering at an incredible 380 meters being the tallest in the Sossusvlei area. Aerial views of this incredible landscape is another option to strongly consider, whether being from a light aircraft or a hot air balloon, giving a very different perspective of this amazing landscape. Join us on an unforgettable adventure and see for yourself why these dry and dusty conditions associated with this part of Africa, lends itself to a very unique wildlife experience.

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LH - Tailor-made South Africa & Botswana October 2018

I want to thank all of you at Rockjumper who worked to give me and my six friends the trip of a lifetime! The trip was perfectly planned; we saw a wonderful array of sights in perfect settings and lodgings all throughout the thirteen days. Logistically, everything worked like clockwork and it took all the stress out of traveling.

But without a doubt, what made the trip so incredibly special was our tour guide/leader, Rainer Summers. He not only lead us to the sights, through airports and into the bush but he managed to keep us all together, without losing anyone for more than five minutes – and I can assure you: that was not an easy task. (We really are not senile – just a bit independent).

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He also made sure that everyone was comfortable and at ease in all situations. He anticipated everyone’s needs and he ensured that we all had what we needed and/or wanted everywhere.

But most of all, Rainer was delightful to be with. He was fun and his wit and sense of humor made him a great companion. He is a tremendous asset to your organization. We all would like to return to Africa and Rockjumper’s tours but we will want to have no one but Rainer with us!!! We cannot envision a tour leader who could top this experience.

So, thank you for arranging the tour and a special thanks for choosing Rainer to be our guide. It was a magnificent experience and a week later, I am still wishing I was in Africa!

Sincerely,
LH

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