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A combination Wilderness Vintage camps and serviced dome tent camping in remote private concession areas and campsites.

Exclusive experience: This specialized safari has been tailor-made to introduce the reasonably fit guest to some of the most spectacular areas in Namibia viewed from a mountain bike. Off the main tourist routes, the journey highlights spectacular geology, desert game and scenery in the open air. Relish that sense of achievement that is a part of pedalling one's way through the vast, changing landscapes and relax at the day's end with evening drinks under a multitude of stars. All campsites are private and for the use of Adventurer Exploration guests only.

The style of accommodation takes you back to the great days of African exploration. Pure cotton linen bedrolls (with duvets) on GI stretchers, bedside table with lantern and mini luggage benches complement the atmosphere in pristine, wild camping areas. Separate toilet and shower "bathrooms" with old-style tin bucket showers and basins and amenities create simple serviced comfort.

Adventurer camping brings the guest closer to nature, by means of lively camp fires, hurricane lanterns, diverse activities and a warm inviting atmosphere permeating the camp and it's simple comforts. Adventurer camps are specifically outfitted to create that wilderness camping feel with a clear emphasis on essential camp comforts and maximum wilderness experience.

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE 6 days

1 & 2 Save the Rhino Camp, Ugab
3 Damaraland Camp, Damaraland
4 Palmwag Campsite, Damaraland
5 Palmwag Rhino Camp, Damaraland
6 Transfer to Windhoek

ITINERARY DETAILS

Days 1 & 2: Save the Rhino Camp, Ugab
After arrival in Windhoek, we are met by our guides and drive to the stunning monolith of Brandberg, on the banks of the Ugab River. We enjoy a warm-up ride of 40 kilometres to the Save the Rhino campsite, our Adventurer campsite that is pre-erected under the shade of immense Acacia trees.

On Day 2 we cycle to the old zinc mine, enjoying steep climbs, thrilling downhills and exhilarating challenges the route presents. Our afternoon is spent relaxing at the camp and exploring the Ugab riverbed.

Day 3: Damaraland Camp, Damaraland
Today we embark on the longest stage - a route of 90km through changing habitats to Damaraland Camp. This also creates a wonderful opportunity to find elephant and rhino en route, as well as view gemsbok, springbok and giraffe.
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Day 4: Palmwag Campsite, Damaraland
Damaraland has a desolate, volcanic landscape with small rock-strewn plains where long-ago glaciers once moved. Our 80km ride traverses this incredible panorama and is the heart of black rhino country, creating a challenging but highly rewarding ride.

Day 5: Palmwag Rhino Camp, Damaraland
After a short exciting ride of 40 kilometres through black rhino country, we then enjoy an afternoon tracking rhino on foot with the specialist Save the Rhino trackers. We end with sunset drinks, taking in the isolated beauty of Damaraland.

Palmwag Rhino Camp is situated in the 1-million-acre private Palmwag Reserve in north-west Namibia, between Etosha and the Skeleton Coast - few places on the planet can offer this level of privacy and wilderness experience. This desert reserve has a number of freshwater springs that support healthy populations of animals including desert-adapted black rhino and elephant as well as large populations of the rare Hartmann's mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok and kudu. The predator population is the largest outside the Etosha National Park with lion, cheetah, leopard, and brown and spotted hyaena. Bird life is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia's endemics present. Ancient and strange desert-adapted Welwitschia plants dot the plain in front of the camp.

Palmwag Rhino Camp accommodates guests in 7 large East African-styled "Meru" tents, each with an ensuite bathroom and a classic bucket shower that is filled with hot water whenever needed. Lights are powered by solar panels and the tented dining room offers uninterrupted views of the desert and mountains. Activities include rhino tracking on foot or by vehicle as well as day and night nature drives. This freeroaming population of black rhino is growing in numbers and the area boasts the largest concentration of rhino outside of a national park. Community game scouts who were employed by the Trust to help with the patrolling and monitoring all these years are now seconded to the camp and are the trackers and guides.
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Day 6: Transfer to Windhoek
After breakfast we transfer by road to Windhoek and bid farewell to the adventure.

NOTES:

  • We gladly arrange competitively priced flexible tailor-made departures, subject to availability of space.
  • Each departure is guaranteed for a minimum of 2 confirmed guests and operates with a maximum of 8 guests per safari.
  • Included is accommodation on a sharing basis, all meals from lunch on Day 1, drinks (except premium brands) while on activity, house wine at dinner times, national park fees, laundry (except at Hansa Hotel, Damaraland Camp and Skeleton Coast Research Camp), activities and all internal charters as specified in the detailed itinerary.
  • Excluded are flights (other than specified in the detailed safari itinerary), visas, compulsory insurance, all relevant entry and departure government taxes, all drinks other than specified above, all personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls etc.), gratuities, optional extra activities, pre and post safari tours and meals or accommodation before or after the safari.
  • Age Limits - Children from the age of 12 are welcome on all scheduled departures. For groups with children under 12, we can create a private tailor-made safari, on request and at a different cost. For guests over the age of 75, a medical certificate of full health must be provided.
  • Wilderness Safaris reserve the right, due to situations beyond our control, to substitute a lodge or location with another of comparable quality. This will be advised in a timely manner.
  • If a guest is willing to share and we can match with another guest of the same gender, the single supplement will not be charged. However, if there is no suitable match, the single supplement surcharge will apply.
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