Gravel Heroes

Namibia 16 – 28.10.2023

NAMIBIA DISCOVERY TOUR
BASIC INFORMATION
DETAILS OF THE TOUR
PRICE INCLUDES / NOT INCLUDES
Namibia 16 – 28.10.2023
PRICE: 4900 €  
BOOKING FEE: 25%

MOTORCYCLE:


SUZUKI DRZ400E with electric starter

 

4×4 CAR:

  • 4×4 CAR with tyres suitable for the trip
  • The price will be announced soon

TOUR DESCRIPTION:


This adventure puts YOU right in the center of the action: This is the kind of ride where the experiences you’ll live on this tour will stay with you for a lifetime.
An expedition designed by people who love this part of Africa, but also know a thing or two about motorcycles!
An adventure ride combining off-road riding, wildlife, beaches, the highest sand dunes in the world, the world’s oldest desert, safaris, relaxation on the beach too.
We will take you on a unique loop through Namibia. You will see the world famous, Sossuvlei, the Atlantic Ocean coast and ancient rock carvings.
You will also get a feel for the way of life of some of the most ancient tribes of Africa (Himba and Damara), but also touch some of the colonial history with a visit to the beautiful town of Swakopmund. You will admire the rock engravings in Twyfelfontein.
An unforgettable safari at unique private wildlife game reserve, famous for its wildlife diversity is also on our program! You will see giraffes, elephantas, various types of antelopes, zebras, ostigges, hpos and even rhinos!

This expedition offers a great mix of riding: long 4×4 desert tracks, single tracks, dune riding, varied attractions, culture and absolutely unique natural wonders. We’ll also climb the steepest pass of Namibia, with gradients of 14%: Spreetshoogte pass
We’ll stay close to nature with a number of comfortable camping nights in the desert.

This tour is not a “plain vanilla” ride taking you from Cape Town to Windhoek, Rather, it is a true expedition that will take you far beyond the beaten tracks to see the highlights of Namibia, off-road!

START:

16 October 2023 / Windhoek, Namibia

END:

28 October 2023 / Windhoek, Namibia

NUMBER OF DAYS AND NIGHTS:

13 days, 12 nights

NUMBER OF RIDING DAYS:

9 riding days

TOUR TYPE:

Gravel Heroes

TYPE OF ROADS:

25% paved / 75% gravel

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:

8 / 10

MIN./ MAX. NUMBER OF BIKES:

Min. 7 / Max .12

Available

FULL PRICE: 4900 €
 

Choose your options:


DETAILS OF THE TOUR


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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sossusvlei
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Dune 45
  • Hiddenvlei
  • Big Daddy sand dune
  • Beaches
  • Bushmen rock engravings
  • Spreetshoogte Pass (1,820m), 14% grade
  • Swakopmund
  • Khomas Hochland
  • Namib desert
  • Single track riding
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WEATHER:

Temperatures will range from a possible 10 degrees at night to above 30C some days. Our ride will be between 1,800m above sea level to the ocean. Some short rain is possible but unlikely.

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MOTORCYCLE GEAR:

We strongly recommend “adventure” or hard-shell motocross type boots for this ride. Bring your own gear.

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LUGGAGE:

We will be traveling light. The limit for your luggage which will be transported by the support car is 1 piece, 15 kg. Every piece of extra luggage will cost 150 EUR and is subject to availability of the place in the car. Try not to take more than one 15 kg luggage piece. It should be dust & water proof.

For riding days, take with you a small backpack or waterproof bag, with straps, to enable you to attach it to your motorbike. On this tour, we recommend a backpack of max 16L with a 2L water bladder.

IMPORTANT, REMEMBER:

Please bring: sleeping bag, inflatable pillow and camping towel.

Bring adventure-type boots or motocross boots. Some off-road riding experience required.

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE:

1800

meters above seal level

DAY BY DAY TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1
Arrival in Windhoek.

DAY 2
Windhoek – Omaruru (260 km/ 30 % asphalt & 70 % gravel)

DAY 3
Omaruru – Hobatere (250 km/ 10 % asphalt & 90 % gravel)

DAY 4
Hobatere – Khowarib (110 km / 100 % off road)

DAY 5
Khowarib – Twyfelfontein (200 KM / 5 % asphalt / 95 % gravel)

DAY 6
Twyfelfontein – Brandberg Mountain (100 km / 30 % gravel / 70 % off road)

DAY 7
Branberg Mountain – Spitzkope Mountain (150 km / 30 % gravel / 70 % off road)

DAY 8
Spitzkope Mountain – Swakopmund (120 km / 100 % off road)

DAY 9
Swakopmund – Walvis Bay – Pelican Point – Swakopmund (130 km / 20 % asphalt / 20 % gravel / 60 % off road)

Day 10
Swakopsmund – Sossusvlei (330 km / 100% gravel)

DAY 11
Sossusvlei

DAY 12
Sossusvlei – Windhoek (330 km / 100% gravel)

DAY 13
Fly out

THE ITINERARY MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO POLITICAL, SOCIAL REASONS, OR WEATHER CONDITIONS.

YOUR OPINIONS

FROM GOOGLE

Krzysztof Roszkowski
Krzysztof Roszkowski
2023-12-11
Z Motobirds miałem przyjemność zwiedzić w listopadzie Radżastan. Organizacja wyprawy na najwyższym poziomie, trasy były profesjonalnie przygotowane. Każdy dzień był wspaniałą przygodą. Atmosfera była bardzo przyjacielska wręcz rodzinna. Na pewno wybiorę się jeszcze z nimi na niejedna wyprawę.
zali morcom
zali morcom
2023-10-05
Best thing I have EVER done! I loved every second of this trip!! Every detail was so well organised and I knew what to expect at every point, from route planning to the altitude to prepare for. Our support crew were amazing! We were always safe and well looked after. Anything we needed they made it happen. Every time I got off my bike, someone was there just in case I needed some assistance. If there were tricky sections, they were planned out with people to provide assistance getting through. The support was wonderful, it was just a great vibe all round. Accommodation was great, always clean and comfortable. Same for the food, it was always amazing. Bikes were awesome and well maintained at all times by our trip mechanic. THE VIEWS! I came for the views & I got way more than what I bargained for! Many times I caught myself tearing up in my goggles as we rode through the most incredible scenery I have ever come across. It was UNREAL, it actually didn’t look real it was just that beautiful 😍 You have to see it for yourself, there is absolutely nothing like it! Thank you Ola & Team for the best best memories ever!
Marius Bochynski
Marius Bochynski
2023-09-18
MotoBirds team did wonderful job organizing and executing impot of my two antique motorcycles from Europe to United States. They had plenty of professional and experienced stuff who picked up the bikes from my house, delivered them to shipping facilities and package them in shipping crates. Throughout the process communication was outstanding and they also updated me with pictures of my motorcycles just prior to shipping. Thank you MotoBirds for bringing my dream to reality!
Mariusz Nalbert
Mariusz Nalbert
2023-09-09
Świetna ekipa z doświadczeniem. Wszystko znakomicie zorganizowane. Sami tego tak nie ogarnięcie i nie będziecie mieć takiego towarzystwa!
Grzegorz Olczak
Grzegorz Olczak
2023-09-07
Wspólnie z Moto Birds byłem na moto-przygodzie w Himalajach. Organizacja, przygotowane trasy, opieka, atmosfera na najwyższym poziomie. Ola, Guy i Mat wykonali kawał dobrej roboty, za to dzięki... Zdecydowanie polecam, satysfakcja i emocje gwarantowane 🙂 Ja z pewnością wybiorę się na kolejną wyprawę z Moto Birds 👍
Agnieszka Mazurkiewicz
Agnieszka Mazurkiewicz
2023-09-07
Żadne słowa nie oddadzą mojej fascynacji wyjazdem z MotoBirds. Niecałe 2 tygodnie temu wróciłam z Indii - podróży życia. Jestem wręcz oczarowana profesjonalizmem z jakim całość została zorganizowana. Opieka przed wyjazdem, wsparcie podczas podróży, organizacja noclegów, posiłków, wybór tras. Bardzo, bardzo za wszystko dziękuję ❤ PS Najlepszym dowodem mojej opinii, jest planowanie kolejnych wypraw z MotoBirds 😁 Z serca polecam.
Tomasz Solid
Tomasz Solid
2023-09-07
Jest pomysł, jest jakość i odpowiedzialność. Każdy na takiej wyprawie prócz tego co w umowie, znajdzie wiele wiecej, zależnie od wrażliwości i życiowego doświadczenia. Ja mam poczucie długu do tej ekipy ale zamierzam go spłacić na jakiejś następnej wyprawie. Himalaje 2023
Paweł Szczecki
Paweł Szczecki
2023-09-07
Great service and unforgettable trip to India, highly recommended!
Gemma Sturt
Gemma Sturt
2023-09-07
Fantastic experience with MotoBirds in India/Himalayas this summer. The guide, accomodation and bikes were all excellent and I'm looking forward to rebooking another trip as soon as I'm able!
Viktória Hroncová
Viktória Hroncová
2023-09-07
Very well planned and organized adventures. Ola is a great (and fun!) guide, I definitely recommend joining her on any of the trips she offers.

PRICE INCLUDES:

motocykl

MOTORCYCLE

Suzuki DRZ400E with electric starter
motocykl

4X4 CAR

Self drive option for participants traveling in the 4x4 car Toyota Hilux 2.4 or 2.8. Each car will be equipped with a roof tent, fridge and all necessary pots, pans and cutlery to cook.
PRZEWODNIK

GUIDE

Assistance of a MotoBirds guide on a motorbike and the experienced off the beaten track riding local guide on the motorcycle. All support staff will be equipped with 2-way radios and satellite phone.
SAMOCHÓD WSPARCIA I SERWIS

SUPPORT CAR

A support car fully equipped for the entire tour with: first aid kit, necessary camping equipment (except sleeping bags and pillows for participants), pots, pans, cuttlerly, mattresses, tents, fridges, spare parts, tools. Our luggage will also be loaded in the car. The price includes one piece of soft luggage per person. The price includes fuel for the support car and driver expenses.
SAMOCHÓD WSPARCIA I SERWIS

MOTORBIKE MAINTENANCE

Daily maintenance and periodic service are included in the tour price.
ZAKWATEROWANIE I WYŻYWIENIE

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD

Accommodation: 4 nights in hotels in twin rooms, 1 night in the lodge located in the private wild animal game reserve in twin rooms, 1 night on wild camping, 1 night in tented camp, 5 nights on organized campsites. All participants will be provided with: single tent, mattress, pots, pans, cups and all cutlery. Participants traveling in 4x4 car while camping will sleep in roof tents mounted on the cars. The organizer DO NOT provide sleeping baG and pillows, i.e. each participant has to bring his/her own sleeping bag and pelos on the trip. Upon request, subject to availability, it is possible to organize in hotels and lodges a single room - against an additional fee of EUR70 / night. All breakfasts, lunches (picnic en route) and dinners (barbecue or meals prepared on camping spots), EXCEPT ORDERED BY PARTICIPANTS A LA CARTE MEALS IN RESTAURANTS, are included in the tour price.
ZAKWATEROWANIE I WYŻYWIENIE

TRANSPORT TO/FROM THE HOTEL

Group airport transfers are included in the tour price, provided your arrival date is on the tour program dates. Individual transfer (EUR100/transfer) can be organized on different dates, but is not included in the tour price.
WIZY I DOKUMENTY

PERMITS

All park and government fees where required. Himba tribe visit. Damara tribe visit. Sossusvlei Dune visit (Excursion)
WIZY I DOKUMENTY

ACTIVITIES

All park and government fees, including Etosha & Sossuvlei

DOKUMENTY

INSURANCE

  • Basic travel insurance.
  • Tourist Guarantee Fund fee.
  • Tourist Support Fund fee.

IMPORTANT:
Upon request for an additional fee, it is possible to extend the insurance under Allianz Travel or purchase the recommended Global Rescue package. The price of the tour includes only basic travel insurance.

ZDJĘCIA Z PODRÓŻY I TRAKI

PICTURES & GPX TRACKS FROM THE TOUR

PBefore the tour, participants will receive a detailed information pack to help prepare. After the tour participants will receive photos of the tour, GPX tracks of the route and a commemorative poster.
ZDJĘCIA Z PODRÓŻY I TRAKI

WELCOME PACK

Participants will receive a welcome pack, which includes, among other items: MotoBirds stickers, tour stickers, a detailed program, the list of hotels and a tour souvenir.

PRICE NOT INCLUDES:

  • Airline tickets (tickets should not be bought until the organizer confirms the completion of the minimum group size).
  • Tourist visa costs, if needed (Polish citizens are required to have a visa which is arranged on arrival at the airport – 1000 NAD, for some EU countries, UK and Switzerland visa is not required).
  • Covid tests and / or vaccinations, if required.
  • Medical expenses not covered by MotoBirds insurance.
  • Drinks
  • Costs related to the transport of a participant to the nearest medical center, in case of injury, illness, inability or unwillingness to continue the tour.
  • Costs related to the transport of a broken motorbike to Swakopmund, if the motorbike cannot continue the trip.
  • Fuel for bike / car
  • Tube replacement in case of puncture or snakebite.
  • Additional luggage: conditioned to space availability, EUR150/piece.
  • All a la carte meals in any restaurant on the way.
  • Optional 4×4 Game Drive in private reserve ( 600 NAD)

DEPOSIT FOR THE MOTORCYCLE:

  • OPTION 1 – EUR500 refundable deposit, to be paid in cash or by credit card.  If the damages to the motorbikes exceed the deposit amount, the driver had to pay the difference. Inner tube replacements are not covered by the EUR500.
  • OPTION 2 – Non-refundable EUR350 insurance.  The cost of potential damages is limited to EUR350. This insurance does not cover punctures or tires.
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