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13 Days, Lodge & Camp Namibia Safari

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This spectacular journey takes you to the most amazing landscapes of Namibia. The country’s wide open spaces and endless skies make traveling by bike undoubtedly the best way to experience the varied landscape of this desert land. Discover Namibia’s highlights and hidden secrets on two wheels, watch the sun rise over the tallest sand dunes in the world, and enjoy wonderful food.

Highlights:
• Cycling past the highest sand dunes in the world.
• Climb Dune 45 and visit Sossusvlei
• Spitzkoppe known as the Matterhorn of Africa
• The immense beauty of Namibia’s changing landscapes and endless skies.

 

 

Day 1 - Windhoek arrival

Day one in Windhoek is time to relax and get familiar with your bike, the trip leaders and this quaint capital city. Stately buildings range from the home of Namibia’s parliament, to the newly founded Hero’s Acre. Explore the local community of Katutura, visit museums, including the National Library, National Archives, National Art Gallery, and discover the National Botanical Gardens.

Accommodation:   Arebbusch lodge/similar

Day 2 - Gamsberg and Rooisand

We have a short transfer to the Khomas Hochland at the top of the Kupferberg pass for the start of today’s cycling. We transfer to the top of Gamsberg pass, rolling by the third highest mountain in Namibia with views stretching for hundreds of kilometres over the horizon, giving us a first glimpse of the desert scenery. We encounter Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra and eventually set up camp at the oasis of Rooisand for our first night under the Namib stars.

Accommodation:   Rooisand Guest Farm/similar

Meals Included:     Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance:  50km gravel (Vehicle transfer 100km)

Day 3 - Solitaire & The Namib Naukluft Park

Today’s cycle from Rooisand takes us close to Guab pass and on to a well-known lunch stop at Solitaire before continuing to Sesriem and the iconic Sossusvlei. Tonight we camp under the stars at Sesriem, lights out early in preparation for tomorrow’s sunrise activities.

Tonight we have dinner under the stars near Sesriem, lights out early in preparation for tomorrow’s sunrise ride between the dunes.

Accommodation:   Sesriem camp

Meals Included:     Breakfast and Dinner

Cycling distance:  40-50km gravel

Day 4 - Dune 45 & Sossusvlei

Climb up Dune 45 for a superb view of the Tsaucab River Canyon while breakfast is being set up at the bottom of the dune. After breakfast we take a two hour walk at Hiddenvlei and Deadvlei. We stop for lunch at Sesriem camp, before exploring Sesriem Canyon by foot. A short 20km cycle will bring us home to Solitaire and our guest farm where the luxury of a cool swimming pool and a hot shower awaits. Don’t miss the cheetah interaction before dinner – one of Africa’s most splendid animals.

Accommodation:   Solitaire Guest Farm or lodge/similar

Meals Included:     Breakfast and Dinner

Cycling distance:  25-40km tarr

Day 5 - Naukluft & Swakopmund

After a restful night at Solitaire and a wonderful farm breakfast, we cycle another amazing trail in the Naukluft Park. We then shuttle to the remote Gaub and Kuiseb passes which are home to ostrich, springbok and gemsbok. We arrive in Walvisbay where we see flamingos resting in the lagoon and end our day in the quaint West Coast town of Swakopmund. Here you feel transported back into colonial times and might be surprised by the strong presence of German culture and tradition.

Accommodation:  Prost Hotel or similar

Meals Included:     Breakfast

Cycling distance:  40km gravel

Day 6 - Swakopmund @ Leisure

Today we offer a number of optional activities: quad biking, sand boarding, sky diving or the dolphin cruise. If you do not feel adventurous you can do shopping or visit the Crystal Gallery, museums or the aquarium. Or join us for a bit more cycling along the salt roads.

Accommodation:   Prost Hotel or similar

Meals Included:     Breakfast

Day 7- Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe

We depart Swakopmund by bus after an early breakfast and drive through the amazing moon landscape. We see up close the largest and oldest plant, Welwitschia Mirabilis, practically a living fossil at 1,500 years old. We continue to the Spitzkoppe (German for “pointed dome”; also referred to as Spitzkop, Groot Spitzkop, or the “Matterhorn of Namibia”) which is part of a group of bald granite peaks located between Usakos and Swakopmund. The granite is more than 700 million years old and the highest outcrop rises about 1,784 metres (5,853 ft) above sea level. We have opportunity to cycle throughout the day and will spend the night under the stars.

Accommodation:   Spitzkoppe Camp

Meals Included:     Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Cycling distance:  40km gravel

Day 8- Spitzkoppe to Brandberg

After a relaxing start we cycle past the Spitzkoppe boulders. We approach the imposing Brandberg Mountain in Damaraland on our bicycles – a sight to behold – the highest mountain in Namibia! This is where the rare desert elephant roam and the meerkat rule!

Accommodation:  Ugab lodge camp

Meals Included:     Breakfast, Lunch.

Cycling distance:  40km

Day 9 - Brandberg to Twyfelfontein (fountain of doubt)

We depart Brandberg cycling passed Mopane trees. Herero  and Himba women in a traditional setting sell handmade articles and semi-precious stones. Our night under the stars is memorable and accompanied by the ancient landscape of our immediate surroundings – it feels unreal, too vast and beautiful to grasp fully.

Accommodation:   Damara Mopane lodge/Ugab Terrace or Similar

Meals Included:     Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Cycling distance:  40km gravel

 

Day 10 - Etosha National Park

We transfer north towards to Etosha National Park, “the great white place of dry water”, which offers a variety of wildlife. We spend one night in Etosha at either Okaukuejo or Halali, where a floodlit waterhole allows for 24-hour game viewing. Elephant and black rhinoceros are seen daily during the dry winter months and numerous other game species are also found here. The afternoon is a rest break while we settle in for the night’s viewing with our specialist wildlife guide.

Accommodation:  Okaukuejo or Halali camp

Meals Included:     Breakfast

 

Day 11 - Okaukuejo – East Etosha, Namutoni region

A full day’s worth of game driving, we leave early to enjoy the cool morning air. Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan, a shallow depression that is dry for the greater part of the year, but fed by moisture from perennial springs on the fringes. The pan covers about 25 percent of the park.  The game viewing is excellent throughout the year.

Accommodation:  Okaukuejo/Halali camp

Meals Included:     Breakfast.

 

Day 12 - Waterberg Park

Leaving Etosha we cycle a few kilomoters in the morning.Transfer the rest of the way about 2,5 hours towards the splendid red hills of the Waterberg.Optional cycle towards the park.Relax around the pool or enjoy the numerous animals walking around in this area.Can explore late afternoon the mountain by foot.

Accommodation: Waterberg lodge

Meals Included:     Breakfast

Day 13 - Departure to Windhoek

After a sumptuous breakfast we return to the capitol. We’re back in Windhoek by late afternoon as it’s a 4,5 hour drive and you can connect back home onwards to the rest of your journey or spend the last night in Windhoek. (Optional flight back to Windhoek per request)

Meals Included:     Breakfast

2018 / 19 Season:

Comfortable lodge and camp version $ 5 250 USD per person sharing

INCLUDES:

• Bikes and all equipment
• Airport and hotel transfers and back-up vehicle
• All meals, beverages and refreshments
• Excellent and varied lodging
• Personal service from the best guides in the industry
• ‘Special and Expert’ excursions en-route
• All admission fees to reserves, parks and attractions

Note: Prices are quoted in United States Dollars (USD) per person. Even so we are based in Namibia, the recent swings in the local currency necessitated the conversion to a USD based rate system. This means we don’t change our rates with the swings and can absorb a 2 to 3 point adjustment, up or down, without having to update rates within our partner and guest network. It ensures consistent quality and product availability throughout our product portfolio.

Minimum group size is 4 guests. Enquire about discounts for larger groups (typically 6 guests and over).

DATES:
Advance booking essential.

Our journeys are carefully researched and custom-designed to ensure a perfect balance of adventure and luxury – with zero hassle for you

Luxury:
These lodgings possess both elegance and authentic regional flair.

Standard:
These lodgings are comfortable and appropriate to the area with such characteristics as authenticity, scenic settings and proximity to our activities.

Deluxe Tented Camp:
We set up the tents (and take them down), handle every camp chore and perform culinary magic.

Contact us for 2018 scheduled dates.