Kaokoland 4x4 - 4×4 tour


The very special 4x4 safari through fabulous Kaokoland in Namibia

This tour is an absolute dream for the 4x4 enthusiasts. Its is the most challenging tour in our program for bikers that we also offer for for self driving 4x4 guests. Team spirit, good condition and concentration is required to participate in this rather challenging 12 -day offroad tour.

The “warm-up” starts from Gravel Travel home base at Windhoek Mountain Lodge with a fairly extensive driving session across a variety of landscapes on first stage between up to Uis close to famous Brandberg mountain. The next stage will take us to barely recognisable tracks across sand and dry river beds surrounding Brandberg and into the rocky northern Damaraland, via Palmwag to Opuwo in the Kaokoland. Thereafter we will dive into the sparsely populated regions of bush terrain taking the legendary Van Zyl’s Pass down to mysterious landscapes of Marienfluss valley with its nomadic Himba people. Okahirongo River Camp at the Kunene river banks is the northernmost point and will offer you a well-deserved break. Following sandy and rocky tracks that at times almost run parallel to the Skeleton Coast Park eventually lead back through ravishingly beautiful southern Damaraland and Cape Cross at Atlantic Ocean and even make a turn to the Namib Desert before heading home through the Khomas Hochland to Windhoek Mountain Lodge.

We recommend to exercise some offroad driving by participating e.g. at 4x4 offroad trainings in your region. You may call us for advise and recommendations as well. However, we also provide a practical introduction on site right before the tour starts.

Tourprofile:
12 driving days/15 travel days. Partially smooth gravel roads, mainly adventurous bush tracks and passes through rocky and sandy terrain and river beds. Day stages between 250 and 350 km. Please also notice our remarks on offroad driving abilities here…


Kaokoland 4x4 - Tour track

Day stages

  1. Day 1: Departure from EU to Namibia
  2. Day 2: Windhoek Mountain Lodge - Introduction
  3. Day 3: Windhoek Mountain Lodge - Uis/Brandberg
  4. Day 4: Surrounding of Brandberg Mountain
  5. Day 5: Uis – Palmwag
  6. Day 6: Palmwag - Opuwo
  7. Day 7: Opuwo - Kunene River
  8. Day 8: Kunene River / Okahirongo River Camp
  9. Day 9: Kunene - Purros
  10. Day 10: Purros - Grootberg
  11. Day 11: Grootberg - Skeleton Coast
  12. Day 12: Skeleton Coast - Kobo Kobo Hills
  13. Day 13: Kobo Kobo - Windhoek
  14. Day 14: Windhoek Mountain Lodge / Departure
  15. Day 15: Arrival Frankfurt/Germany