What is this safari about?
First there was road biking, then came mountain biking. Now there is fat-biking! A new sport as it allows you to go where no bicycle has been able to go before. The fat tires provide a crazy amount of traction. If you have not been on a fat-bike you have not cycled yet! The freedom these bikes allow is insane …
This 9-day/8-night bike trip along the dunes of the Namib Desert is something to put on every cyclists “bucket list”. Not for beginners though. You need to have at least average bike handling skills, you need to be able to sit in the saddle for 8 hours on some days, you need to love nature, be able to handle whatever it throws at you (sandstorm, heat, cold, rain), you need to be able to dig deep, you need to love camping, the outdoors and most importantly – you need to love the desert and sand, lots and lots of sand!! Accommodation includes 7 nights of camping in single pop up tents and one night in a guesthouse in Swakopmund.
There is also an ‘easier’ 5 day trip available, covering some of the Namib and up to Swakopmund, with stays in lodges and guests houses along the way.
Another great trip is a 9-day/8-night tour covering Damaraland in the north and ending in Swakopmund, with stays at various rustic camps and campsites! GREAT adventure with opportunity to see the desert elephant!
Why is this special?
- REAL adventure crossing some seriously remote sand by bike!
- Experience the thrill of fat-biking over some of the largest dunes in the world.
- Explore some of the gems of the desert, not accessible to others.
- Camp under the stars in true wilderness style, or stay in rustic lodges.
- Build camaraderie and sense of achievement as a group.
Where is this?
This safari covers some of the most pristine and remote areas left on earth! Traverse the Namib Desert from the south, to Walvisbay in the north, finishing at Swakopmund! Cycle through dunes and on the beach, sleep out in the open, visit the forsaken remnants of the Diamond towns in the "Sperrgebiet", get close to shipwrecks on the skeleton coast, see seals and Oryx and jackals where the Atlantic meets the dunes.
The tour to the north covers some of the best locations of Damaraland!
Who can go?
Fairly fit, experienced and adventurous cyclists in small groups, with a min of 6 and a max of 12 people. There are a number of scheduled start dates for individual travellers, or groups of less than 6 people.
What should I expect to pay?
The cost for a 9-day tour is around USD 2 500 per person sharing and on a fully inclusive basis based on 8 riders. It includes transfers from Windhoek to and from the Namib, as well as Windhoek Airport.
The 5-day tour is around USD 1500 per person also based on 8 riders.
What extensions do you recommend?
Combine these adventures with some luxury and pampering at a lodge in any of Namibia’s iconic locations!
LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN! Contact safariFRANK and let us show you how each Safari Component can be linked up to create your ultimate safari. Let us help you get started on the journey of a lifetime.