Join this guided hiking trail to see the vast beauty of the enchanting desert, it allows you to experience so many different aspects of the desert – from mountainous terrain to sandy dunes. Walking is conducted at a leisurely pace and does normally not exceed 10–12 km a day. Your guide will show you the wonders of the Namib explaining how all life – great and small, survives in this ancient environment. Meals will be prepared and served to you and you’ll sleep under star–filled skies. This relaxing hike be incorporated into a self–guided or private–guided itinerary and ideal for all ages. Departures are daily subject to availability.
A leisurely hike in the majestic 200,000ha NamibRand Nature Reserve experiencing one of the greatest deserts. This private reserve was established to protect and conserve the wildlife and unique ecology in south–west Namibia. Enjoy fully–serviced camping with 3–course dinners, sleeping under the stars and guides passionate about nature.
|Departures||On Request Departures|
|Group size||Min: 2/ Max: 8|
|Minimum Age||8 years|
|Safari Options||Larger groups on request
|Please Note||Subject to availability of
|Fully–serviced camping along the trail within reserve
Day 1&2 Namib Rand Nature Reserve
Day 3 Return to start
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Arrive for around 14h00 and start the tour with a visit to the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET), a non–profit, donor sponsored trust to assist in the development of environmentally responsible Namibians. After a scenic drive, arrive at the starting point of your hike – this afternoon is a short walk of around 1–2hours to our first overnight camp gives you a feel for what lays ahead – endless vistas and vegetated dunes that have a beauty of their own. Look out for the mysterious – fairy circles – and once at camp enjoy a sundowner before dinner. Relax under the starry skies sleeping out in the open on stretcher beds.
The highlight of this walk is the breath–taking views of these vegetated and unique dunes, desert plains with seemingly endless vistas and finding out about the oldest desert in the world. Your guide will share knowledge and point out the ’smaller’ and wondrous details to you from a fog–basking tok tokkie beetle, or perhaps spot a ’desert special’ such as a golden mole, dancing white lady, barking gecko or a dune lark (to name just a few) and some of the many and magical secrets of the Namib. This trip is geared more towards learning about the amazingly adapted diversity of life found in the desert rather than a challenging hike yet the beauty and silence of the desert will remain with you long after you leave. Whilst the desert is not about abundant game, watch out for oryx, springbok and bat–eared fox, and birds from the endemic dune lark to the massive ostrich. As the sun moves across the sky, so the colours of the desert change, and at sunset the mountains soften and deepen before night falls. Another night is spent in this spectacular area and listen to the calls of the barking gecko before stillness and silence ascends.
Wake to the soft light and quiet of the morning just before sunrise. Today’s walk is easy around 3–3.5hours and the soft rolling dunes are interspersed by ancient camel trees providing welcome shade before we finishing the hike for around 11h30 allowing you time to continue to your next destination. Note the hike may be reversed.edit me