In collaboration with our partner EHRA (Elephant-Human Relations Aid), we offer an AMES exclusive week in the plains of Namibia. Tracking elephants, experiencing wide areas of untouched nature, and seeing incredible sunrises and sunsets - all while helping EHRA to protect wild elephants hands-on.

A typical Week...


This trip is starting on a Wednesday. From Europe, we recommend to take an overnight flight, arriving either to Windhoek Int. Airport or directly to Walvis Bay on Wednesday morning. We will greet you there, pick you up and ensure a safe transfer to the camp/reserve. For anyone who arrives one day earlier, we can organize a hotel in Windhoek or Walvis Bay. If no other travel is planned after the week, there are typically daily night flights back to Europe. 

Day 1

Day 2 - 6
Sunday - Thursday

Day 7

Pickup on arrival at Walvis Bay or latest at around 11am in Windhoek and transit to EHRA camp

For the following three nights we will sleep wild under the stars for those who wish in various remote locations. During the day we will track and learn about the elephants that EHRA aims to protect. This will be a mixture of on foot and vehicle based tracking. We will also meet community members that live side byside and understand the challenges they face. We will also visit EHRA projects, including a primary school and farms that have received solar water pumping installations.

Transit back to Walvis Bay or Windhoek Airport; in time for late afternoon or evening flight.

Detailed Journey

Upcoming dates

Your health and safety are our biggest priority. We closely monitor the impact of the COVID-19 virus on global travel. Together with our local partners, we follow the government’s advice. If travel is allowed and justifiable at the time, we are offering the following dates for the wildlife experience in 2022:

Q3 / 2023

28.09. - 04.10.

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Pricing Overview

Costs are subject to change but will be confirmed in writing at the time of booking. Rates are calculated closely to the actual cost occurring. All potential overhead of every booking goes to AMES and EHRA for its conservation projects, supporting the protection of the land, wildlife and local communities. Daily rates are not applicable, as this is a full week trip only.

Two people tent (p.P.)

Standard rate

3.500 EUR p.w.
700 EUR p.d.

Guardian rate

1.900 EUR p.w.
380 EUR p.d.

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Frequently asked questions

Will there be “free” time?

Yes, there are deliberate times in the agenda to allow for flexible and individual planning on the first and last day.

Is there internet and cellphone reception? 

There is reception - though it is weak and partially unreliable. 3G cell reception is the only internet available, too. During our time in the desert there will be NO signal.

Can you arrive later or leave earlier? 

No, as this is a full week trip only, we have fixed dates.

What equipment is needed?

We will share a detailed packing recommendation list 10-14 days before departure.

Do I need to take Malaria precautions? 

Malaria is a risk in some parts of Namibia, not so much in the Damaraland area. We still recommend you fill your malaria prescription before you leave and take enough with you for the entire length of your trip. Follow your doctor's instructions for taking the pills; some need to be started before you leave.

Recommended places

Ames travel guide
We believe in education through experience and we believe that Africa’s wildlife and nature will help to re-connect to nature.

There is not a shortage of travel guides, but through AMES we want to provide you with a selected unique perspective on experiences and locations that transport the above idea. Also, over the years, we have developed a network of trusted partners that provide offers at preferred rates or sometimes packages that are not even available “on the market”. We have a focus on wildlife, but In the following long list we also include spots we just generally really like as well as relevant information for every traveler in Africa.

Namibia - also called the land of red silence - is a country full of contrasts. Visitors are offered a dazzling light and landscape panorama with unique natural worlds, whimsical tree, and species-rich animal worlds, for example in Etosha National Park, the oldest desert in the world where the high dunes end directly in the sea. Look forward to unforgettable encounters with the wilderness of Namibia!