Yoga and Hiking Trip in Namibia with Sandra Bicker | 12 Days

  • Tour Overview

    Tour Highlights:

    • Yoga, usually once a day, either in the morning at sunrise or in the evening at sunset
    • Safari in the Kalahari Desert
    • Dune hike and search for tracks with a ranger
    • Hike through the granite mountains on the Hammerstein Guest Farm
    • Unique 3-day hike with luggage transport through the Namib Desert
    • Sleep under the stars on comfortable beds
    • Visit to the sustainability oriented Nababeb aid project
    • Walk through the dunes of Sossusvlei
    • Hike to the rock carvings of the Khoi San on the Spitzkoppe
    • Hike through the fascinating granite landscape of the Erongo Mountains
    • Safari in an open vehicle in Etosha National Park
    • Farewell dinner at NICE Restaurant – Namibian Institute for Culinary Education
  • Itinerary

    Group Size: 8 – 10 participants

    km = kilometer

     

    Day 1              16.10.2021      Arrival Windhoek

    Arrival latest by 10 a.m. at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek and greeting by your local English-speaking tour guide. Travel in an air-conditioned minibus south to the Kalahari Anib Lodge in the Kalahari, near Mariental. Driving time approx. 4 hours. If you want, you can take part in a dune excursion into the sunset in an open 4×4 vehicle from 4 p.m. Depending on your arrival time, either before or after the dune excursion, you will practice yoga for the first time with your fellow travellers. (D)

    Kalahari Anib Lodge

    Distance by bus 320 km, duration est. 4 h

     

    Day 2              17.10.2021      Safari on foot with the indigenous people in the Kalahari

    The next morning there is a guided dune hike. Followed by a rich breakfast and yoga. Continue to the edge of the oldest desert in the world, the Namib, to the next accommodation. (B,D)

    Hammerstein Lodge

    Distance by bus 250 km, duration est. 3.5 h

     

    Day 3              18.10.2021      Hike on Hammerstein

    The next morning, you hike along the beautiful granite formations on Hammerstein. After lunch drive to Tok Tokkie. (1.5 h) Start of a unique adventure: with a ranger you hike for 2.5 days through the oldest desert in the world. You sleep on beds under the stars and you can enjoy dinner at a stylish table with white tablecloths. The shower and toilet have been set up for you in nature. The transport of the main luggage is part of the service, only a daypack is carried. In the afternoon approx. 1 hour hike to the first camp. The sunset desert offers a fantastic environment for yoga. (B,D)

    Tok Tokkie Trails

    Distance by bus 85 km, duration est. 1.5 h

     

    Day 4              19.10.2021      Hike through the Namib Desert

    In the loneliness of the desert there is always something new to discover, whether useful plants or the animal world with beetles and other insects or the billy goats and ostriches. You can actively experience the landscape and vastness of the Naukluft Park on your adventure trip. You hike for about 6 hours. You will spend another night in nature in a new camp under the stars of Namibia. In the late afternoon, after everyone has “arrived”, there is another wonderful yoga session. (B,L,D)

    Tok Tokkie Trails

     

    Day 5              20.10.2021      In the oldest desert in the world

    With the first rays of sunshine, you do another yoga class before breakfast. After another 3-hour hike you will come back to the farmhouse. The hosts present their farm and their environmental protection projects. The journey continues along the Naukluft Mountains to a lodge near the petrified dunes of the Namib. At sunset you can enjoy a sundowner above the lodge. The afternoon is ideal for relaxing by the pool and another yoga session. (B,D)

    Solitaire Lodge

    Distance by bus 190 km, duration est. 3 h

     

    Day 6              21.10.2021      Hike to Sossusvlei

    Early in the morning, 1 hour before sunrise, transfer to the entrance and drive to Sossusvlei. Departing from the 2×4 parking, commence a 2-hour hike through the dune landscape to the main Sossusvlei area where you will have a very beautiful view from “Big Daddy”. Return journey by 4×4 Jeep to the travel vehicle. Drive back to our lodge. The afternoon is free. In the evening there is an atmospheric yoga class amidst the desert acacias, springboks and oryx antelopes. (B,D)

    Solitaire Lodge

    Distance by bus 280 km, duration est. 3.5 h

     

    Day 7              22.10.2021      Hike in the Kuiseb Valley

    After breakfast you drive to Swakopmund. On the way you go on a 1-hour hike in the Kuiseb Canyon and stop at the pelicans and flamingos in Walvis Bay. Accommodation is for one night at a hotel in Swakopmund. The afternoon is free. Later, when the shops are closed, you can do yoga on the beach of the cold Atlantic. (B)

    Hotel Deutsches Haus

    Distance by bus 265 km, duration est. 3 h

     

    Day 8              23.10.2021      Hike at the Spitzkoppe

    Before breakfast there is a last yoga class on the beach. Drive to Namibia’s landmark, the Spitzkoppe. Part of the program is a hike of approx. 2 hours to Buschmans Paradise. Numerous KhoiSan rock carvings can be seen on a rock wall, giving you an insight into the KhoiSan culture. Continue to Omaruru to the next accommodation. (B,D)

    Omaruru Guest House

    Distance by bus 300 km, duration est. 4.5 h

     

    Day 9              24.10.2021      Erongo Mountains

    Early risers will be rewarded with another yoga session at sunrise. Then drive to the Etosha Pan. Accommodation will be in the beautiful Halali Rest Camp. The waterhole, which is illuminated in the evening, is an attraction here. Hyenas, leopards, elephants and the shy black rhinos come to the water. (B,D)

    Halali Rest Camp

    Distance by bus 350 km, duration est. 4,5 h

     

    Day 10 25.10.2021      Nothing but Safari!

    Excursions in your own vehicle in the national park. There are a large number of mammals and birds to be seen. Lions, elephants, black rhinos, black-backed jackals, billy goats, springboks, plains zebras, giraffes, kites, kites, forked jackals and much more. You will do your yoga session in the afternoon in a quiet part of the camp under shady acacia trees. (B,D)

    Halali Rest Camp

    Distance by bus ca. 150 km, duration est. 6h

     

    Day 11 26.10.2021      Travel to Windhoek

    Animals can be seen again on the way to the exit. Thereafter, travel through the savanna to the fertile highlands surrounding Windhoek. Stop in Okahandja en route. Here you can visit the good handicraft market. Overnight at Windhoek Gardens Guest House and dinner at the NICE (Namibian Institute for Culinary Education) restaurant. The country’s future chefs are trained there and can show what they have learned. The yoga class takes place from one of the viewpoints over the city just before sunset. (B,D)

    Windhoek Gardens Guest House

    Distance by bus 430 km, duration est. 5 h

     

    Day 12 27.10.2021      Homeward Journey

    Depending upon the return flight, some leisure time still remains. Transfer to the Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek for the return flight home. (B)

    Distance by bus 45 km, duration est. 0.75 h

     

    Accommodation subject to availability

  • Rates & Dates

    Dates Price Status Available Spots
    16.10.2021 - 27.10.2021$3,095.00open for bookings10 spotsselect

     

    Additional Services:

    Single Room Surcharge USD 255.00

  • Services


    Included:

    • All transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Qualified permanent German-speaking tour guide
    • 11x nights in hotels, guest houses, lodges with private bathrooms and 2x nights on camp beds in the open air
    • Meals: 11x breakfast, 1x lunch, 10x dinner
    • All entrance fees and activities as stated above


    Not included:

    • All flights
    • Beverages and drinks
    • Meals not mentioned in this itinerary
    • Tips
    • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel Hints

    We practice Yoga once per day, each session (of approximately 60 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.

    In Namibia there is a Mediterranean and subtropical climate. In October, the average temperatures are around 30° C during the day and around 15° C overnight.

     

3% early bird discount (for bookings until 6 months prior to tour start) – 5% loyalty discount (for customers who have previously travelled with us) 


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