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Side Trips

Etosha National Park The Etosha National Park is centered around the vast Etosha salt pan. The pan itself is usually dry and only fills with water briefly in the summer when the rains fall. Although the water is just enough to stimulate the growth of a blue-green algae which lures thousands of flamingos. Most of the wildlife in the park, including herds of zebra, wildebeest and antelope, can be seen around the waterholes that border the pan. Etosha has three well established rest camps that can be enjoyed on a night or two stay in the park.

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Vingerklip and Surroundings One of the most famous and remarkable rock formations and also the only still existing rock monument in Namibia. The Vingerklip is a peculiar rock protrusion formed from years of erosion. Essentially a monolith formation, the “finger out of rock” literally stands out like a sore thumb from the surrounding environment. We are one of a handful lodges that can see the Vingerklip from our lodge. Brandberg, Twyfelfontein and The Petrified Forest An ancient land of myths and mysteries. Where tales of epic hunts, peculiar dreams and major events are carved into the stone of our collective history.

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Brandberg, Twyfelfontein and The Petrified Forest
An ancient land of myths and mysteries. Where tales of epic hunts, peculiar dreams and major events are carved into the stone of our collective history.

 

Brandberg, with its highest peak Königstein (2606 m above sea level) is the highest mountain in Namibia and a National Monument.

Twyfelfontein (meaning doubtful fountain) is home to 2500-plus rock paintings of animals, animal tracks, and geometric designs, estimated to be 6000 years old, Africa’s largest and most noteworthy concentration of rock art.

The Petrified Forest, a cataclysmic event millions of years ago deposited giant tree trunks that subsequently turned to stone, an accumulation of enormous fossilized tree trunks about 280 million years old. Scientist found that these trunks have not grown in today’s Namibia but washed down a river in ancient times when one of the many Ice Ages ended.

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Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, Route 66 USA
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Damaraland and Surroundings
Damaraland have numerous endemic desert plants from the poisonous but photogenic Euphorbia Virosa and the ancient Welwitschia mirabilis. Here you find the desert-dwelling elephants who with elongated limbs and broader soles are able to handle the extreme rock and sand desert better and can travel for kilometers in the dry riverbeds in search of water. Except for the dessert animals it is the home of many other wildlife that grazes the Namibia lands.

Rock arch and granite mountains at sunset in Spitzkoppe, Damaraland, Namib Desert, Namibia.
the welwitschia mirabilis, one of the most long-lived plants in the world, namib naukluft park, erongo, namibia, africa

Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, and Surroundings
Swakopmund is Namibia’s biggest coastal town and the sand dunes surrounding it provides numerous activities such as sandboarding, horse riding, and quad biking. North of Swakopmund you will find the Cape Cross, which is home to one of the largest colonies of Cape Fur Seals in the world.


Located in the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei is an enormous clay pan surrounded by gigantic, red sand dunes. The Tsauchab River flows through the desert, and its rare flooding, waters the vegetation that survives in the clay soil.


Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert, a few kilometers inland from the port town of Lüderitz that can still be visited. Lots of German settled in this area after a diamond was found here in 1908. The town closed down when the diamond-field was slowly exhausted and ultimately abandoned in 1954.

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Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia.
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Skeleton coast, Terrace bay and Torra bay
The desolate coastline has become known as the world’s biggest ship graveyard. Dense fogs, mighty storms and violent surf caused many ships in the past to run aground along the Skeleton Coast.
The coast north of Terrace Bay, which is dominated by high sand dunes, is the most attractive stretch of the Skeleton Coast where locals enjoy there vacations with friends and family, trying to catch Namibia’s famous fish, the Kabeljou.

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A ship wreck in the Skeleton Coast, Namibia.

Caprivi strip and Zambezi strip
The Caprivi Strip is a narrow strip of land between Botswana on the south, Angola and Zambia to the north, and Namibia’s Okavango Region to the west. The abundance of water sustains a large variety of animals, including a large population of elephants and the wildlife is being protected in four reserves. The Caprivi is the wettest region in Namibia with its high rainfall and a number of major rivers like the Okavango, Kwando and Zambezi.

 

There is plenty of wildlife in the Zambezi Region, including several species not found elsewhere in Namibia. The area, which becomes flooded in the Wet season, is home to many water-adapted animals. When the eastern side gets flooded during the rains, it makes the resemblance more famous of the neighboring Okavango Delta. Crocodiles and hippos are common and water-loving antelopes such as red lechwe, sitatunga and reedbuck are present in healthy numbers, no less than 60% of the country’s buffalo and elephant inhabit this small area.

 

 

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Chobe, Victoria Falls and Zambezi strip
Chobe National Park is a true wildlife paradise, one of the best national parks in Southern Africa and also known to have one of the greatest concentrations of game in all of Africa.

 

Victoria Falls also known as Vic Falls, on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, provides a habitat for several unique species of plants and animals.

 

Vic Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River. Here you can experience a natural wonder of one of the seven natural wonders of the world, also resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water, with a width of 1,708 m.

 

 

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Aerial few of the world famous Victoria Falls with a large rainbow over the falls. This is right at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa. The mighty Victoria Falls at Zambezi river are one of the most visited touristic places in Africa.

Activities at Mountain Peak Game Lodge

Lead by the walkways, you will find our 6 Luxurious Chalets, offering exclusive privacy for being apart. Each presents a Queen-Size bed with an en-suite bathroom providing soft luxury towels and bathroom amenities. The chalets have Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea-making facilities, and a safe. 


Each chalet offers its client a private outside viewing balcony, which connects you with the vast stretches of the sub-savannah plains and mountains beyond, where you can escape from everyday reality while glancing over the wild game and bird life around the lodge and waterhole. All the chalets consist of daily cleaning and laundry services.

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