After an early breakfast you set off on your long, yet scenic drive to the Grootberg Mountain to reach the scenic Grootberg Lodge. You make your way south, through the small town of Sesfontein and then travel in between the Etendeka and Palmwag Concessions, where wildlife is frequently seen along the side of the road. The journey will take most of the day and you will have a picnic lunch en route. Arrival at Grootberg Lodge will be in the late afternoon, and the rest of the afternoon would be at leisure to take in the views from the lodge, situated on the edge of the mountain overlooking the Klip river valley. After an early breakfast on Day 9, you will take part in a ¾ day of rhino tracking. You will head out with your guide and experienced local trackers to track these highly endangered animals, by identifying their tracks and tracking them from there. This is a truly remarkable experience! Namibia is home to the larger of two subspecies of the black rhinoceros found in southern Africa. The only population that remains in the wild, unfenced and outside reserves occupies an arid range in the western Kaokoveld. Their preferred habitat is the mountainous escarpment, but they follow ephemeral rivers into the northern Namib as well, especially when conditions are favorable after rains. They are the only black rhinoceros in Africa that are internationally recognized as a “desert group”.Lunch will be had in the field and you will return to the lodge in the later afternoon.