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Damaraland MTB Cycle Tour

The Adventure

This Mountain Bike adventure is covering the unique Damaraland of Namibia, with its wide open space, Desert wild life and magical sky.

This impression, however, is very deceiving, as Damaraland is full of surprises, with a rich treasure of discovery for those fascinated by its unique beauty and wild life.

With the Unbounded Namibia Safari team, you will experience Damaraland and its beauty like never before, conducted in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner.

Highlights:

  • Palmwag
  • Twyfelfontein
  • Brandberg
  • Messum Crater
  • Cape Cross
  • Hentiesbay
  • Swakopmund

 

On this specific tour:

  • You will need a four-wheel drive vehicle with good ground clearance and low range.
  • The tyres on your vehicle cannot be low profile road tyres but must be high profile floating tyres with off road capabilities.
  • You do not need any previous sand and rock driving experience.
  • You will need a fridge and chairs.
  • You will need your own sleeping bag and pillows
  • You will need a MTB and spares for your bike
  • You will need all your own supplements for the trip
  • You will need your own snacks and drinks!

The Team

Your tour leader is an experienced nature conservationist and adventure guide. He will be in contact with you at all times, impart a wealth of biological, cultural and historic knowledge.

Three meals a day will be prepared by our experienced bush chef in his mobile kitchen, with fresh salads, potjiekos, braais and many other surprises appearing on the menu. The good old “koffie pot” will be on the fire from six till late.

Though this MTB adventure can get “exciting” and is sometimes not a “walk in the park”, we will at all times practice safe on-road driving techniques and should you experience any difficulty, the Unbounded crew have the “know how” and recovery equipment to assist with any problems.

Some of our overnight stops will be rustic and unusual, but you will never the less at all times be safe, the crew will spare no effort to make you comfortable, provide you with good wholesome food and, most importantly, see that you have a good time.

 

Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Palmwag Lodge
We will meet at 4 o’clock at Palmwag Lodge where we will have our thirst dinner around the camp fire while we will discuss the program and route for the next few days. Camping (D)

Day 2: Palmwag
Today we will have the opportunity to track down some Desert Rhinos early in the morning. We will have the rest of the day to our self’s to relax and making sure that we are ready for our adventure that lies ahead of us. Camping (B.L.D)

Day 3: Twyfelfontein (90km)
After an early breakfast we will start our adventure and cycle for 90 Km to our next camp in the area of Twyfelfontein. Camping (B.L.D)

Day 4: Twyfelfontein (30Km)
Today will be an easy day of cycling. We will cycle from camp to the Bushman engravings at Twyfelfontein and back to our camp to relax in the afternoon! Camping (B.L.D)

Day 5: Madisa Camp (75 Km)
We will have an early breakfast and start cycle from Twyfelfontein camp on jeep track roads around the back of the Burned Mountain to Madisa camp where you will be treated by the Unbounded Team with a lovely meal after a hard day of cycling around the camp fire in the evening! Camping (B.L.D)

Day6: Brandberg (70 Km)
Today we will make our way to Brandberg White Lady Lodge through some beautiful landscapes all the way to our Camp. Lodge (B.L.D)

 

Day 7: Brandberg
After a good breakfast we will hike up Brandberg Mountain to the White Lady painting and late in the afternoon we will be on the lookout for the Desert Elephants in and around the Ugab River. Lodge (B.L.D)

Day 8: Bush Camp (60 Km)
From The White Lady Lodge we will cycle around Brandberg Mountain on jeep track roads to the back of the Mountain where we will make a bush camp for the night and enjoying a great dinner around the camp fire under the magical sky line of Damaraland! Camping (B.L.D)

Day 9: Cape Cross (55 Km)
The next morning we will be driving the thirst 30 km to the Messum crater from where we will get on our bikes and cycle to Cape Cross. We will camp on the beach for the night. Camping (B.L.D)

Day 10: Hentiesbay (30 Km)
Today we will be doing a short cycle to the salt lakes and then make our way to Hentiesbay where we will spend the night in accommodation. Lodge (B.L.D)

Day 11: Swakopmund (70 Km)
Sadly after breakfast we have to make our way towards Swakopmund along the coast, where we will spend our last night together. Lodge (B.L.*)

Day 12: Home
After breakfast we have to say good bye until a next time!

Meals: B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner; * Own meals

 

What is included?

  • All accommodation and meals stated above
  • All game drives, park fees, park entrance and accommodation fees
  • Guided safari vehicle & camping equipment & tents
  • 2 Crew vehicles
  • 4 Crew

What is not included?

  • Optional activities
  • Bring your own Chairs and Sleeping Matts, Sleeping Bags…..

Optional Activities

  • All extra activities along the way

Meeting point: Palmwag Lodge

Transport Options

  • Own Transport
  • Or we can arrange transport for you as an additional cost to the tour price.

Our Transport

  • We will have a passenger carrier Land Cruiser with trailer to transport the people that don’t have their own transport or would like to fly in and out from Windhoek.