1: Kanaan Duration:
4nights & 5days ( 2day extension available)Highlights
: Sossuvlei area & Witberg, Dune driving and camping wild, West coast scenery, Angling, Abandoned Mining Towns, Shipwrecks. Namab Oasis Tented Camp @ Meob BayRoute & Map:
a 5day route that includes camping wild among the dunes.
The first evening we rendezvous in the deep south of Namibia and sleep over at Betta
Camp site. The facilities offer decent bungalows and
campsites that sport hot water and adequate ablutions. These accommodations are
not included in the tour price and will be for your own account as our tour
starts officially on departure after breakfast the following morning.
breakfast we do a short safety talk and get the vehicles kitted with two-way
radios so we can start getting used to radio etiquette. From Betta we depart to
the Kanaan entrance gate which 70km South West of Betta, we enter the Park at
approximately 10h00 the morning. The first day is fairly laid back driving and
game viewing, such as Oryx and Springbuck, some Ostrich and if we’re lucky
maybe a Leopard. Depending on the day’s activities and traveling the second
evening we’ll overnight at a granite outcrop or spectacular dune hole known as
the “wake-up call”, with a spectacular view, and daunting challenges.
we start with breakfast at 07h00 and within the first half an hour of driving
we’ll enter the dunes and start introducing everybody to dune driving
techniques and general safety aspects. The first three hours is slightly
uncomfortable driving as a result of the grass mounds, thereafter its clean
dune driving. We’ll be making regular stops to take photos and to get refreshments.
We’ll be visiting Witberg, an unforgettable sight. During this day’s activities
everyone will be warming up for the big dunes ahead on the third day.
We will start in “Eben se gat”, it’s a surprise and a serious
challenge!! On this day we won’t cover much distance because of the extremely
high dunes but be assured every kilometer will be adrenalin fueled, testing
each driver, passenger and vehicle’s true grit. On the third night we will
sleep wild amongst the highest dunes in the world and under the most
magnificent night skies ever. We ever so slowly creep closer towards the
Atlantic, where we will arrive at our oasis in the Namib Desert, our beloved
Desert Oasis Camp. Here we shake-off the past days desert living with 2 hot
water showers, 2 luxury toilets and a kitchen with a boma large enough to cater
for 30 people and for those that are in need of some pampering we have recently
also added our tented camp. We spend time in leisure at our camp and guests can
choose from angling in one of Africa’s best fishing spots, explore the dunes or
visit some of the various abandoned mining camps or shipwrecks. Even simply
just soaking up the sun while relaxing with a good book at camp. After an
exciting fishing day we like to spoil our guest with fresh fish prepared our
secret way for supper. Every afternoon we enjoy sun downers as we welcome in
the cool desert night and get cosy around the camp fire in our boma, sharing
good food, fireside adventures and nursing new friendships.
our last day and once again have an early start with breakfast at 7am and ready
to depart at 10am. We bid farewell to our “desert oasis home away from home”
and start a 6 hour drive up the coast where you will see various attractions
like the greater Meob Bay, shipwrecks, plenty of cape fur seals and jackal,
ending your adventure in Walvis Bay.
offer the addition of one day to the tour in order to view the wide spread
historical attractions of the abandoned diamond mining towns of Grillenberger,
Holzhatia and Sharlotenvelde.
NOTE THAT THIS TOUR CAN BE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE UP
TWO ADDITIONAL DAYS AT OUR TENTED CAMP.
We offer two types of adventures based on our three unique Eco-tour routes,
these include Self-drive
and Guided FIT
tours. We only offer the
above two variants in group packages with a minimum of 8 people
confirm a tour or the equivalent in moneys. We offer a maximum of 20 people
as to insure all are catered for equally in terms of accommodations type and
that due attention is paid to all.
For individual bookings kindly refer to our affiliated tour operators who offer
individual bookings on scheduled Guided FIT tours or if you wish to join an existing self-drive tour then contact our affiliated operators. Click Here
packages include all meals, basic beverages, transport, guides, equipment,
accommodations and relevant permit fees. All guests need to provide is personal
items like clothing, toiletries, towels and preferred special beverages not
covered by our basic selection.
We provide three meals a day consisting of
breakfast, lunch and supper. This includes tea, coffee and fruit juice per
meal. On the first day and the last day when we travel in and out we provide
dinner and breakfast respectively and lunch on the last day. We provide guides,
recovery vehicles and all relevant equipment.
Guest must provide own suitable off-road vehicles, fuel, camping equipment,
beverages and other items as described within the relevant section of our
We also provide the above options and below routes in a photographic version,
whereby you are guided by one of our local professional photographic guides.
The itinerary is specially adapted to suit photography better and provide ample
time to take that perfect desert picture and with very experienced guidance
from your photographic guide.