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Kaokoland Odyssey – Northern Namibia

May 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Free

 

Kaokoland. The last unspoiled paradise in Africa and the no.1 adventure riding destination in the world.

We meet in Windhoek, Capital of Namibia, collect our motorcycles and prepare for the next morning tour start. The ten day  circular journey takes us north west, up to and along the Kunene River before returning to Windhoek via Swakopmund. Highlights include visits to Epupa Falls, Marienfluss Valley, Camp Syncro, Van Zyls Pass, Purros Canyons, Marble Camp and Brandberg Mountain to name a few. Expect to find herds of free range game , giraffe, and elephant sharing  the tracks we ride and even the possibility of lions.We’ll meet the nomadic indigenous Himba people, the women famed for the ochre mud covering they paste onto their bodies and their unique hair plaits. The riding is engaging and varies from steep rocky passes, sandy two tracks , wide open desert plains and more, sometimes all in one day. There is a genuine feeling of warmth towards travellers in  Northern Namibia and virtually no crime. Kaokoland really is the last unspoiled paradise in Africa.

Tour package includes  all fuel, back-up vehicle, 2 x nights accommodation in Windhoek, 2 x nights accommodation in Swakopmund,  7 days bed & breakfast in the wilderness + selected meals (in remote areas without available lodges), basic bike spares, satellite phone,  and experienced rider guide. The 7 wilderness nights on tour are camping with tents and mattresses included. Four of these nights can be upgraded to chalets on request.

 

I was fortunate enough to be one of a group of kiwi riders to ride the Kaokoland Odessey in Northern Namibia. It was the best thing I have ever done, and I have riden and raced dirt bikes for 40yrs. To go to places I have only ever seen the likes of in National Geographic publications, was a real privilege. The people were friendly, the wildlife was fantastic, and so much better because they lived in the wild and not in a park. The camp sites and lodges were amazing! The bikes were in new condition and great fun to ride. Being able to ride in this wonderful country without the restrictions of carrying all the usual necessities associated with camping and the like, was an added bonus. John was a great guide, he was a skilled rider, knew how to handle people in authority, and had a decent knowledge of the land and its inhabitants. I’ll never forget my time in Namibia.
If you have ever contemplated riding the Kaokoland Odyssey…….do it now!

 

Details

Start:
May 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
www.wildwood.capetown

Organizer

WildWood Motorcycle Tours SA
Phone:
+27833252381
View Organizer Website

Venue

Kaokoland
Namibia + Google Map