Motorcycle Tour
Namibia Unleashed

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Namibia is an adventure seeker’s delight, aptly described by the country’s national anthem, ‘Land of the Brave’.

Pricing

Rider in shared twin / double room $5,663.00
Pillion in shared twin / double room $4,313.00
Single room (surcharge) $1,148.00
Rental motorcycle BMW F750 GS (included) $0.00
Rental motorcycle BMW F850 GS (surcharge) $88.00
Rental motorcycle BMW R1250 GS (surcharge) $446.00

Features

Latest model BMW GS. The F750 is included as standard or you can upgrade to the F850 or R1250 (see 'optional extras' for pricing).
Comprehensive motorcycle insurance
Excellent twin share accommodation as per itinerary (see optional extras below for single room supplement)
Fuel
Meals as per itinerary
Support vehicle/s carrying your luggage, a spare bike, spare parts, tools, cold drinks etc.
First response medic
Full support crew
Jeep safari in the Damaraland in search of the nomadic desert elephant and black rhino
All entrance fees & special riding permits
Airport pickup & dropoff
Welcome pack
We donate a percentage of tour profits to a local charity / school​
1 tree planted on your behalf
Not included features
Personal travel insurance
International flights
Namibian Visa
Alcohol
Motorcycle damages (insurance excess £800 - £1,400)
Everything not listed as included

More details

Standard: Luxury
Medical Support: Riding medic & consulting doctor
Average Difficulty Level: 4 / 10
Tour Type: 90% Gravel roads
Bikes: BMW F750 / F850 / R1250 GS
Distance: 2,655km
Duration : 11 days (8 riding days)
Fly In: Windhoek, Namibia (WDH)
Fly Out: Windhoek, Namibia (WDH)
Support crew: A lead rider, a western medic and a 4x4 support vehicle. A substantial medical kit is carried in the support vehicle and there is spare room if you need a break from riding.
Terrain: Gravel (approx 90%) and tarmac. On this route we have deliberately avoided the more technical sections of rock and sand, although there may still be the odd tricky section (riverbed crossings for example) and some shallow sand in places.
Average daily ride hours: 5 – 8 with plenty of drink / photo stops.
Suitable for pillion riders? Yes.
Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Description

Our guided adventure bike tour of Namibia takes in the vast Skeleton Coast and its unforgiving landscape littered with whale carcasses and shipwrecks. We’ll ride alongside towering coastal sand dunes that merge into a dry stoney interior decorated with monumental geological formations. We’ll cross rivers that act as an oasis and refuge for wildlife in the otherwise parched environment. These are sublime days of riding, capped with magical red sunsets.

Namibia is one of those few places that offer real wilderness and seclusion with an amazing infusion of desert, wildlife and culture. If you want to get as far away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, this Namibian motorcycle tour is for you… this is pure adventure!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Wildlife – we'll stay in some beautiful safari lodges and go in search of the elusive desert elephant and rhino!

Simply incredible accommodation - from start to finish, you'll be blown away by the standard and variety of the lodges, luxury tented camps and private houses.

Spot giraffe & antelope from your bike on public roads.

Ride through vast desert landscapes.

Ride the epic gravel roads through the 'Khomas highlands'.

Travel along the infamous Skeleton Coast.

Visit the large seal colony at Cape Cross.

Experience the rugged roads that run through the untamed 'Kaokoland' and 'Damaraland'.

Experience the wonderful diversity of African culture... stroll along Opuwo's main road and see the topless Himba tribeswomen mingle happily with more westernised Namibians.

Need more adventure? Go white water rafting on the Kunene River that borders Angola!

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: WELCOME TO NAMIBIA!

The first day of the tour starts with your arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport. You’ll be met from the plane and transferred directly to your game lodge outside of the city… What better way to start your adventure in Africa!

Once you’ve checked in, it’s a chance to relax in the pool and enjoy the view. In the afternoon we’ll get all the riders together to meet the team and give you a full briefing of the exciting adventure ahead.

We’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at the lodge and a few drinks around a roaring fire.

Accommodation: 4* game lodge with a pool.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 2: WINDHOEK - WALVIS BAY 395km

The first day of the Namibian riding adventure begins with a thrilling roller coaster-like road through the Khomas Highlands, descending into the Namib desert. The immense landscape of endless distant hills and fleeting wildlife will undoubtedly impress.

The afternoon’s ride takes us to the Skeleton Coast, where enormous sand dunes merge with the beach. We finish the day by rolling into our private beach front villa… As first days go, this one knocks it out of the park!

Accommodation: Private beachfront villa.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 3: WALVIS BAY - TWYFELFONTEIN 400km

We ride the big adventure bikes north, passing through the quaint coastal town of Swakopmund with its fascinating German colonial heritage. The ride along the coast will pass a recent shipwreck and one of the largest seal colonies on the African coast. We then kiss the coast goodbye and head inland for the sweltering rock strewn plains of the desolate Dorob National Park. This is proper desert country where the only vegetation is the bewitching Welwitschia settling its roots in the rocky and arid landscape.

Embrace the desert warmth as we ride around Namibia’s largest Massif, the descriptively named Brandberg (burnt mountain). The solitude of these remote roads hold as much appeal as the beautiful vistas and give you a sense of a true expedition.

Accommodation: Tented camp (large safari tents with WC, showers etc.)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 4: TWYFELFONTEIN - KHOWARIB 360KM

Passing through the stunning landscapes of Damaraland, we’ll watch the miles tick over as we pass small African villages, wildlife farms and conservation lands where we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for local herdsmen walking with their goats and cattle. Large wildlife also roams free… you could spot anything from ostrich to zebra, elephants to giraffes. This is also lion and leopard country so you wouldn’t wanted to get stranded out here on your own!

Accommodation: Luxury lodge with swimming pool.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 5: KHOWARIB - KUNENE RIVER 325km

Another great day of adventure bike riding is in store for us as the journey continues north all the way to the border with Angola. We enter the mystical Kaokoland famously inhabited by the Himba people.

After a thrilling day on the bike we descend into the Kunene valley where the river offers respite from the parched lands through which we have travelled.

Accommodation: Lodge with a pool.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 6: KUNENE REST DAY

You are in for a well deserved break on the banks of the tropical Kunene River. With an idyllic setting under large shady trees, it’s the perfect spot to put your feet up and chill out with a Windhoek Lager in hand.

For those not content with just letting the hours pass by, in usual African tradition there are a number of activities to keep you entertained. Adrenaline junkies can opt for white river rafting on the rapids while the lodge also offers canoeing, cultural tours and bird watching excursions.

Just in case you weren’t relaxed enough we’ll take you on a beautiful sunset boat trip – there’s no better way to end a perfect day in Africa.

Accommodation: Lodge with a pool.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 7: KUNENE - OPUWO 275km

The morning ride to Epupa Falls offers incredible riding along the Kunene River. The road meanders up and down with great views of the river and a few dry (and not-so-dry) river bed crossings.

We’ll stop to admire the falls… bet you’ve never seen a baobab tree growing in the middle of a waterfall? As we turn south this rollercoaster road will take us past some traditional Himba villages in the midst of Kaokoland all the way to Opuwo.

This is proper Africa!

Accommodation: Luxury lodge with a pool.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 8: OPUWO - PALMWAG 235km

Today’s ride takes us back into the Damaraland for a uniquely Namibian safari. We spend the morning riding through more incredible desert scenery towards the tiny oasis-like lodge of Palmwag where we’ll have lunch and spend the afternoon trying to get a glimpse of the desert elephant and rare black rhinoceros.

Accommodation: Beautiful lodge with a pool.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9: PALMWAG - ERONGO MOUNTAINS 335km

We start the day riding through the sparsely populated Damaraland, a region famous for its intriguing geological formations and free-roaming wildlife.

In the afternoon we take the back country roads to the Erongo mountains with vistas that never fail to impress.

Accommodation: Rural lodge with a pool.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 10: ERONGO - WINDHOEK 330km

Although this is the last day of riding, it offers some of the best big adventure bike roads on the planet.

We ride out of the Erongo Mountains along a scenic route littered with enormous granite hills before the final stretch towards Windhoek takes us back through the Khomas highlands. This road is hard to beat with its fast sweepers and the countless hills – you will appreciate the power of big adventure bikes on this gravel section. Just watch out for the kudu.

You will be in for a treat on the final night reminiscing over your adventures in an exquisite safari lodge.

Accommodation: Beautiful African style 5* game lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 11: TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

The riding may be done but that doesn’t necessarily mean your trip has to come to an end. You may want to go on safari to Etosha National Park or explore other attractions in the region.

If you have enough time you can enjoy a morning game drive before being transferred to the airport or into Windhoek.

If you like the idea of continuing the adventure to ride the bikes all the way down to Cape Town, get in touch and we can talk you through some options!

One thing’s for sure… you will now be totally in love with this incredible country!

Accommodation: Not included.

Meals: Breakfast.