Namibia

Namibia

Cycling tour to the highlights of Namibia 18 days

The national parks and wildlife reserves with their variety as well as their unique landscape and vegetation make Namibia a popular country. On this bike tour we will cycle along the edge of the Fish River Canyon, the second largest Canyon in the world. We will discover Namibia by hiking in the oldest desert in the world and cycling through the desolate Naukluft Mountains. In Swakopmund we experience the time when the Germans colonised this area and ride to the Spitzkoppe, the impressive landmark of Namibia, with its massive granite peaks. We will have a look at the thousands of years old artistry from the bushmen (san) of the time in Twyfelfontein, and go on safari in the Etosha National Park. This 17 day cycling holiday (18 days in 2019) offers the unique opportunity to discover the beauty of the Namibian landscape up close by cycling on selected bike routes. You can actively experience these wonders from another perspective as the usual bus.

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Namibia

Cycling tour to the highlights of Namibia in 14 days

African Bikers has been offering the classic Namibia Tour of 14 days duration since 2015. On this tour, you will bypass the Fish River Canyon, thereby shortening the journey by 1013km. Namibia is renowned for its rich diversity of national parks and wildlife reserves as well as its unique landscapes and vegetation. While on the classic Namibia Tour, you will cycle and hike through the Namib Desert and the desolate Naukluft Mountains, and in Swakopmund, you will go back in time to the period of German colonialism. You will cycle to Namibia’s famous landmark, the Spitzkoppe, and at Twyfelfontein, be overawed by the ancient Khoisan rock engravings. One will also go on a game safari in the renowned Etosha National Park. The classic Namibia Tour offers a unique opportunity to experience these phenomenal Namibian wonders firsthand while cycling on routes selected especially for you and allowing you to experience these wonders from a perspective other than the usual bus.

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Namibia

Hiking and Yoga Tour through Namibia with Sandra Bicker of Yoga Natura.

Namibia

The country of Namibia lies in southern Africa at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by Angola, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa. It is the second least populated country of the world. Based on its unique topography and its rich fauna, it is one of the most frequently visited countries of the African continent. It has a Mediterranean and subtropical climate, with pleasant average daytime temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius and around 15 degrees Celsius overnight in September.

Yoga

We practice Yoga once per day, each session (of approximately 90 to 120 minutes). We adapt the yoga program to the excursions and accommodations. After longer drives or hikes we focus on stretching yoga exercises, to move and relax our bodies. Other days we start the day with invigorating breathing exercises and strengthening body postures. Yoga Beginners are also welcome.

Hiking & Safari

We start with a foot safari with the indigenous people in the Kalahari. We hike through the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, and sleep under the spectacular starry sky. Desolate roads lead us to the highest sand dunes in the world which are found in Sossusvlei. A short walk in the Kuiseb Canyon and a halt at the pelicans and flamingos. Continue to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Hike at the Spitzkoppe. Hike in the Erongo Mountains to Bull´s Party. Unique safari in the Hoanib Valley (Desert Elephants!). Nothing but Safari in the Etosha Pan. (More details in the travel itinerary.)

Accommodation, Transports and Food

During our tour we are accommodated in different types of 3* accommodation (with shower & toilet): in Lodges (some with pool), guesthouses with a cozy family atmosphere and during our hike in the Namib Desert we will sleep two nights on comfortable camp beds under the clear starry skies of the desert. Transports are with an air-conditioned minibus, for some safaris in 4×4 vehicles. The Namibian cuisine is a fusion of delights and due to all the different influences (from Europe and from African tribes) it is very diverse.

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