Gravel Heroes

NAMIBIA OFF ROAD EXTREME 16-27.10.2023

REMOTE NAMIBIA - OFFROAD DISCOVERY TOUR
BASIC INFORMATION
DETAILS OF THE TOUR
PRICE INCLUDES / NOT INCLUDES
NAMIBIA OFF ROAD EXTREME 16-27.10.2023
PRICE: 5600 €  
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:


We invite you to our tailor made off-road tour in Namibia. On this expedition you will ride through the most remote and isolated areas of North Namibia. This adventure will put YOU right in the center of the action. We offer you the experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. The expedition is designed by people who love this part of Africa, but also know a thing or two about off road riding! So be ready for a lot of challenging tracks. We will take you on a unique ride through North Namibia. You will ride through the world’s oldest Namib Desert. You will get the feeling of traveling through the endless open areas. You will rest in the shadow of Namibia’s highest mountain and the Epupa waterfalls. In Swakopmund you will feel the Atlantic breeze, touch the history of colonial times and you will experience the high dunes. You will reach Pelican Point on the bike riding among pelicans, seals and sea lions. You will also get a feel for the way of life of some of the most ancient tribes of Africa (Himba and Damara). You will admire the rock engravings in Twyfelfontein.

Our expedition offers great off-road riding(90% of the route), mixed with short, gravel and asphalt sections. You will be riding single tracks, sand, dunes and dry riverbeds. You will spend most of the time in the remote, off the beaten track areas. For accomodation we will spend most of the night camping..

This tour is not a “plain vanilla” ride taking you through popular Namibian gravel roads. It is a true expedition that will take you far beyond the beaten tracks to see the remote, unknown areas of Namibia, rarely visited by tourists! Join us for a trip of your lifetime!

START:

16 October 2023 / Ondangwa, Namibia

END:

27 October 2023 / Windhoek, Namibia

NUMBER OF DAYS AND NIGHTS:

12 days, 11 nights

NUMBER OF RIDING DAYS:

10 riding days

TOUR TYPE:

Gravel Heroes

TYPE OF ROADS:

90% offroad / 10% paved and gravel

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:

10 / 10

MIN./ MAX. NUMBER OF BIKES:

Min. 7 / Max .12

12 in stock

FULL PRICE: 5600 €
 

Choose your options:


DETAILS OF THE TOUR


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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Bushmen rock engravings
  • Swakopmund and surroundings
  • Walvis Bay and Pelican Point
  • Dunes
  • Himba and Damara tribes
  • Namib desert
  • Single track riding
  • Epupa falls
  • Kunene River
  • Van Zyls Pass
  • Purros
  • Riding through remote Kaokoland areas
  • Twyfelfontein
  • Brandberg Mountain
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Oaza Goanikontes
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WEATHER:

Temperatures will range from a possible 5 degrees at night to above 30C some days. Should be mostly sunny, but you have to be prepared for big changes in temperatures. Some short rain is possible but unlikely.

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MOTORCYCLE GEAR:

Each participant MUST wear hard-shell type boots for this ride and off road protection gear. 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. This is an off-road expedition that will take us in very remote areas.

Participants must be comfortable riding longer distances off-road, in a all kinds of terrain. Hard-shell motorcycle boots are a must.

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE:

1800

meters above seal level

DAY BY DAY TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1
Arrival in Ondangwa

DAY 2
Ondangwa – Kunene River Lodge (220 km/ 70% asphalt & 30% gravel)

DAY 3
Kunene River Lodge – Epupa Falls (100 km / 100 % gravel)

DAY 4
Epupa Falls – Okongwati – towards Van Zyls Pass (160 km / 50 % gravel / 50 % offroad)

DAY 5
Van Zyls Pass – Marienfluss – Red Drum – Marble campsite (120 km / 100 % off road)

DAY 6
Marble campsite – Orupembe – towards Purros (160 km / 100 % off road)

DAY 7
Purros – Hoanib River – towards Palmwag (120 km / 100 % offroad)

DAY 8
Okolice Palmwag – Palmwag (140 km / 100 % off road)

DAY 9
Palmwag – Twyfelfontein – Brandberg Mountain (160 km / 40% gravel / 60 % offroad)

DAY 10
Brandberg Mountain – Uis – Spitzkoppe – Goanikontes oasis (210 km / 100 % offroad)

DAY 11
Goanikontes oasis – Walvis Bay – Pelican Point – Swakopmund (130 km / 20 % asphalt / 20 % gravel / 60% offroad)

DAY 12
Car transfer ro Windhoek airport. It is also possible to use local flights. Fly out to Europe

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

PRICE INCLUDES:

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MOTORCYCLE

Suzuki DRZ400E with electric starter
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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: 3 nights in hotels or lodges in twin rooms, 2 nights on wild camping, 6 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. After the trip, the car transfer from the hotel in Swakopmund to the Windhoek airport. Individual transfer (EUR100/transfer) can be organized on different dates, but is not included in the tour price.
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PERMITS

All park and government fees where required. Himba tribe visit. Damara tribe visit.
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INSURANCE

Basic travel insurance. Upon request and with additional fee, we can offer additional insurance, covering for example the costs related to no – show on the tour due to Covid -19. Tourist Guarantee Fund fee. Tourist Support Fund fee. Third-party liability insurance for the motorbikes.
ZDJĘCIA Z PODRÓŻY I TRAKI

PICTURES & GPX TRACKS FROM THE TOUR

Before 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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