9-Day Skeleton Coast Off-Road Tour

The northern parts of the Skeleton Coast Park area can only be accessed with accredited consession tour operators.Learn about the rich history of the area while experiencing true untouched natural beauty. Free roaming animals and ever changing landscapes form part of this unique experience
So make use of this once in a lifetime opportunity to live the dream and hang on to the memories of this unique experience forever.

per adult from

$6,433

AUD

Duration

9 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Camping equipment will be provided
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Local beer, cool drinks and water
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Travel and medical insurance, Accommodation upgrades or change to tour plan.

  • Day 1: Briefing and radio installation

    Stop At: Skeleton Coast National Park, Skeleton Coast National Park, Khomas Region
    Early morning meeting in Swakopmund where radios will be installed in vehicles followed by a quick briefing before we depart to the Skeleton Coast Park. The name was first used by newspaperman, Sam Davis in 1933 and the name has stuck since. We enter the Park at the Ugab River, making way to Terrace Bay where we will fuel for the last time before heading deeper into the park. Landscapes and solitary driving is on the menu for today as we will experience some of the most extraordinary landscapes. Our last checkpoint is Mowe Bay, where the Skeleton Coast Park wardens live that patrol the park. We are now in concession area where no one is allowed without special permission and permits. Overnite wild camping on the beach. 441km travel for the day.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Wild camping with tents provided.

    Day 2: Schoemans family diamond mining attempts and Ventura Bomber crash site

    Stop At: Skeleton Coast National Park, Skeleton Coast National Park, Khomas Region
    Interesting points to be visited during the day includes the diamond mining attempts of the Schoeman family, the crash site of the Ventura Bomber that tried to rescue the survivors of the Dunedin Star. Our first taste of the dunes today as we cross dropping into the Hoarusib River where it mouths into the Atlantic Ocean. We take a drive up the river passing interesting sand castle formations and cross over the most unreal landscapes of Lichen Fields. Camping between somewhere and nowhere. 120km driven for the day.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Camping with tents provided.

    Day 3: Bushman Stone Circles

    Stop At: Skeleton Coast National Park, Skeleton Coast National Park, Khomas Region
    The landscape is unreal and filled with ambiance. We exit the Khumib River making our way back to the coast. We pass by an old Mine,where you just wonder how they did it. Signs of life thousands of years ago is found at the Bushmen Stone circles where you are dazed with wonder. Passing Cape Fria, we make way North to the place where the survivors of the Dunedin Star lived for months until rescued by an overland rescue team, a rescue that is noted as the longest rescue attempt in Namibia. Wild camping between somewhere and nowhere. 150km traveled for the day.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tents provided for camping.

    Day 4: The mighty Kunene River

    Stop At: Skeleton Coast National Park, Skeleton Coast National Park, Khomas Region
    Our destination is the mouth of the mighty Kunene River. Most of the driving for the day will be done on soft sand. Wild camping in the dunes. 150km drive for the day.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tents provided for camping.

    Day 5: Not that far, but quite a distance

    Stop At: Skeleton Coast National Park, Skeleton Coast National Park, Khomas Region
    The best way to describe today is "not that far, but quite a distance".The dunes are big and it promises to be a true adventure. But don't let this discourage you as the story of the dunes fighting the river makes for interesting scenery and makes the day very enjoyable. We follow the Kunene River banks on the ridge of the dunes up to a point where we must leave the river and head for Hartmanns Valley.
    Wild camping near Seirra Cafema. 70km driven for the day.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tents provided for camping.

    Day 6: Kaokoland-Land of the Himba

    Stop At: Kaokoland, Kaokoland, Kunene Region
    Following the Hartmanns Valley we head deeper into Kaokoland, land of the Himba which have been plagued by severe droughts, guerrilla warfare(during Namibian independence and the Angolan Civil War) and the German forces that decimated other groups in Namibia. Despite Himba life nearly ending in the 1980's, they have preserved and their people and culture remain. The women are famous for rubbing their bodies with "otjize", a mixture of butter fat and ochre, believed to protect their skins against the harsh climate. The red mixture is said to symbolize earth's rich red colour and the blood that symbolizes life. We pass red drum and cross over the Jan Joubert Mountain pass to our camp for the evening. Camping at the community camp at Marble camp site. 160km driven for the day.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tents provided for camping.

    Day 7: Khumib to Hoarusib River

    Stop At: Kaokoland, Kaokoland, Kunene Region
    Break camp and head for Orupembe. We make a brief stop and will hopefully find a cold beer at the local shop that represents the settlement. Today we will drive for a while in the Khumib River again but this time on the eastern side of it. This river reaches the ocean near Rocky Point. Our aim is to reach the Purros Community Camp which means we will hop from the Khumib to the Hoarusib River. Purros is largely a Himba area. You will find some game in the area as animals congregate along the river. It is also traditionally the domain of the desert elephants of the Kaokoland. This group of elephants have adapted over time to survive in these harsh conditions. They are sometimes evasive, so we cannot guarantee a sighting. If you do see them keep in mind that they are known to be aggressive. Camping at Puros Community Camp. 140km driven for the day.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tents provided for camping

    Day 8: Sesfontein

    Stop At: Kaokoland, Kaokoland, Kunene Region
    This is our last day together with the group where we will head to Sesfontein. We will remove our radios and say goodbye to the new friends made. We will fill up and head home.
    We will overnight in a lodge. 100km driven for the day.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Lodge accommodation

    Day 9: Back to where it all started

    Pass By: Namib Desert, Namibia
    After a good night's rest we head back home to tell everyone about the unique experience!

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Oceanview Shell Service Station, Swakopmund, Namibia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Traveller's can be pick up at the International Airports in Windhoek or Walvis Bay on prior arrangements. Airports
    • Rooikop Airport, Walvis Bay Namibia
    Ports
    • Walvis Bay port, Unnamed Road, Walvis Bay, Namibia
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We strictly adhere to international Covid measures.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Sandwich Harbour Offroad

Activity ID: V-135595P4

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