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Kaokohimba Safaris started up in 1990 and are certainly a contender for the area's best operation. They don't organise tours anywhere else, and the company's founder, Koos Verwey, conducts all the tours himself. Importantly, they are also involved in positive local community projects, and you probably won't find anyone who knows this area better. In fact, Koos is often said to care more for the Himba people than he does for the difficult guests on his safaris.
Kaokohimba's base is their Camp Syncro, at the northern end of the Marienfluss, east of the Hartmann Mountains. Their trips are active, though not necessarily strenuous. If you want to sit back passively and just watch, then these are not for you. They are all fly-in trips, and vary from two nights exploring the Marienfluss and Epupa, to six nights covering the Namib in the western Kaokoveld, Marienfluss, Hartmann Valley and the Kunene. There are also trips lasting 12 days, which include donkey-treks led by Himba guides into the most remote corners of the Kaokoveld.