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13 DAY NAMIBIAN HIGHLIGHT CYCLING

WINDHOEK TO WINDHOEK 

Fully Accommodated or Camping Option

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2017 Schedule Departures:

TRIP CODE

START WINDHOEK

ENDS WINDHOEK

13NHCA-Accommodated

16 April 2017

 

28 April 2017

 

13NHCC – Camping

 30 April 2017

 

12 May 2017

 

13NHCA - Accommodated

 17 June 2017

 

29 June 2017

 

13NHCC - Camping

24 September 2017

 

06 October 2017

 

 

Price Per Person

PER PERSON:                 

CAMPING: USD 1600.00 per person

Single supplement: USD 140.00

 

ACCOMMODATED: USD 2885.00 per person

Single Supplement: USD 300.00

Prices valid until December 2017

Number of People Need For Departure

MINIMUM:                 

4 x Cyclists          

MAXIMUM:                

10 x Cyclists          

TRANSPORT:

Custom Build Safari Truck with bicycle trailer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CYCLING GRADE: Moderate

GROUP SIZE 4 – 10 cyclists

 

 

ITINERARY:

 

 

DAY 1:

WINDHOEK

Arrive in the Capitol of Namibia. Today there is time to relax and get familiar with your bike with your guide and explore town. This trip is ideal to combine the safari beauty of Namibia and is unique in by cycling on quite scenic dirt roads. Km’s are displayed for each day cycling but is flexible depending on the group.    

 

MEALS Incl:

xxx

ACCOM:

En-Suite Rooms

CYCLING:

0km

 

DAY 2:

WINDHOEK TO GAMSBERG/ROOISAND

Leaving Windhoek at altitude of 1700m above sea level, we undertake a short transfer from town towards the Khomas Hochland, to the top of the Kupferberg pass. From here we will descent and start enjoying our first open landscape scenery for 40km. We cycle onto beautiful curvy gravel roads, where we pass private farms and can see some local wildlife and lots of birdlife.  We will be transferred after lunch to the top of the Gamsberg pass passing the 3rd highest mountain in Namibia with views stretching for 100km and getting our first glimpse of desert scenery. We cycle down the pass through dry river beds and could pass troops of baboons or the protected Hartman’s Mountain Zebra. Our first camp is 35km down the pass road at the oasis of Rooisand camp and we can enjoy a worthwhile swim and refreshment after our first day cycling.

 

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

ACCOM:

Camping

CYCLING:

60km Gravel (Transfer 90km)

 

DAY 3:

ROOISAND TO NAMIB NAUKLUFT

We start cycling today from Rooisand on gravel road with small continues hills for 30km in early morning weather. We still continue 25km to the Guab pass on ascending and descending roads passing colourful landscapes to the Solitaire area for a welcoming lunch and enjoying the best apple crumble in the southern hemisphere. After lunch we transfer towards Sesriem area 70km where we enter and exit the Namib Naukluft Park a few times and getting views of wonderful dune formations.

 

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast & Dinner

CAMP:

Camping

CYCLING:

60km Gravel (Transfer 130km)

 

DAY 4:

DUNE 45 AND SOSSUSVLEI

Pre-dawn we depart to the entrance gates to Sossusvlei. We undertake a short transfer and start cycling on a smooth flat sealed road for 20-30km as the first light hits the desert sand early morning in the Namib Naukluft Park to the red dunes of Dune 45.We have some nice opportunities to stop on the way next to the road for beautiful photographic moments capturing the sunrise on the Dunes. A climb up the sand dunes will give a superb view up and down of the Tsaucab River Canyon which forms the valley between the famous sand dunes. Your guide will set up breakfast and prepare coffee at the bottom of the dune. After breakfast we take a short drive to the beautiful Hiddenvlei in the Sossusvlei Area or take an optional 4x4 transfer to deadvlei. We stop for lunch at Sesriem camp, after which heading back to our Guest Farm and hour away by transfer.  Optional cycle around on the farm’s dirt track roads late afternoon or enjoy a visit to the cheetahs.

 

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast & Dinner

CAMP:

Camping

CYCLING:

40km Sealed and 20km Gravel (Transfer 120km)

 

DAY 5:

NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK TO SWAKOPMUND

Some scientists regard the Namib Desert as the oldest in the world. Transfer in the morning from Solitaire a short while to the broken red dunes scenery where we will descent on curvy roads by bike. We will cycle via the geologically interesting Gaub and Kuiseb Pass, home to two Germans and their dog for two years during World War 2. Ostrich, springbok or gemsbok could cross our paths. Transfer to Walvisbay Lagoon viewing Flamingos towards Swakopmund on the cool Atlantic with its many buildings from the former German colonial time. We can enjoy lunch on the lagoon with a fresh cold Atlantic breeze. Transfer a short while out of Walvis by tarr road and enjoy the desert scenery with dunes on the right and left the ocean towards Swakopmund.

 

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast

ACCOM:

En-Suite Room

CYCLING:

40-50km Gravel, (Transfer 220km)

 

DAY 6:

SWAKOPMUND

Optional Activity day. This day is a free day, opportunity to partake in optional adventure activities like Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Sky diving and Dolphin Cruise or exploring he dunes by fat bike. If you do not feel adventurous you can do shopping or visit the Crystal Gallery, Museums or the Aquarium by foot.

 

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast

ACCOM:

En-Suite Rooms

CYCLING:

Rest day.

 

DAY 7:

SWAKOPMUND TO BRANDBERG via THE MOON LANDSCAPE

Leaving the coast we enter the Namib Naukluft Park again by short transfer inland and we will the cycle the amazing moon landscape and the largest and oldest 1500 year old Welwitchia Mirabilis plant yet discovered .We cycle on granite gravel curvy roads mostly descending. We transfer to Brandberg Mountain in Damaraland that’s the highest in Namibia and enter the area where the rare desert elephant roam and we could spot some meerkats. We cycle downhill towards our camp near the base of the mountain to the lush vegetation area of the Ugab River.

 

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast and Lunch

ACCOM:

Fully Camping

CYCLING:

50km Gravel (Transfer 160km)

 

DAY 8:

BRANDBERG TO TWYFELFONTEIN

Short transfer in the morning from where we will then cycle descending towards local Herero and Himba villages stopping at some of the roadside stalls where women sell handmade articles and semi-precious stones. After 20km cycle we get transferred uphill from the Ugab river again for 80km from where we cycle mostly descending to the Aba Huab area where we enjoy lunch under the lush vegetation on the river bed. After lunch we visit the famous rock engravings of Twyfelfontein, which gained UNESCO World Heritage Status not long ago.      

 

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

CAMP:

Full Camping

CYCLING:

60Km Gravel (Transfer 180km)

 

DAY 9:

TWYFELFONTEIN TO ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

We transfer north towards to Etosha National Park, “the great white place of dry water”, which offers a variety of wildlife. Our 2 nights in Etosha will be either at Okaukuejo, Halali or Namutoni 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 including big cats. 

 

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast and Dinner

CAMP:

Full Camping

CYCLING:

Optional 30km ride. GAME DRIVES

 

DAY 10:

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

We undertake an early morning and later afternoon game drives through the park as we gaze in awe at the vast expanse of the Etosha Pan, itself shimmering in the midday heat. Ostrich appear like moving black dots as they wander around miles out on the salt pan. The afternoon we have time to relax at the swimming pool or view animals drinking water at the campsite’s waterhole.

 

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast and Dinner

CAMP:

Full Camping

CYCLING:

NONE – Rest day – GAME DRIVES

 

DAY 11:

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK TO OTJIWARONGWE

After another morning game drive we leave Etosha for the “cheetah capitol town” of Otjiwarongo. We cycle 35km to the Cheetah Conservation on gravel road to learn more about understanding the cheetah's biology and ecology is essential to stabilise the population and manage its sustainability for the future and how farmers work together to maintain the biggest cheetah population in the wild in Africa. Overnight at a magical spot on a private farm.

 

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast and Dinner

CAMP:

Full Camping

CYCLING:

40Km Gravel (Transfer 200km)

 

DAY 12:

OTJIWARONGWE TO WATERBERG NATIONAL PARK

A short transfer to sealed road outside the Waterberg. Flat sealed road cycling for 20km and then 20km dirt road to the Waterberg National Park with its red sandstone table mountain formation with various game species. This is where our magical cycling trip end. In the afternoon we can walk up the Plateau getting great views over the plains and we could see the small Damara Dikdik and relax at the pool later on.   

 

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast

ACCOM:

En-Suite Rooms

CYCLING:

20Km Gravel and 20Km Sealed

 

DAY 13:

WATERBERG TO WINDHOEK

After a relaxing start we head back to the capitol of Windhoek, stopping at the handcraft market in Okahandja. We then say goodbye until next time. Tour Ends 

 

MEALS Incl:

Breakfast

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

All safaris are sold as fully inclusive packages and include the following:

All Transport, Accommodation (Camping or Lodging) and National Park Entrance Fees.

Meals as stated on the itinerary as above. (Meals that is not included are on clients own expense)

Meals can either be in Restaurants or your Tour Guide make meals on open fire or gas stove.

The service of a trained Safari Guide.

Cordial Juice, Coffee and Tea with meals

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights, Visas and Travel Insurance.
  • Alcohol, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water.
  • Tips, Gratuities and Porters.
  • Spending money and all other items of a personal nature.
  • Anything else that is not stated as included.

HIRE

  • Mountain Bikes can be hired, as well as Helmets and Gloves
  • Sleeping bags can also be Hired for Full Camping Nights
  • The above should be requested in advance.
  • Prices on Request