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Brandberg / Königstein Summit Ascent – 5 days (from/to Windhoek)

The Königstein Summit (2573m) of the Brandberg Mountain is the highest peak in Namibia. Although the hike is possible all year round, we recommend only the cooler winter months of April to September for the ascent.

Day 01: Pick up time at about 10h00 in Windhoek. Driving via Okahandja and Omaruru. In the afternoon we reach Uis and meet two guides from the Trial Hopper Namibia BrandbergTsisab Conservancy. It is another one-hour drive to Hungarob Gorge, the starting point of our 3-day hike to Königstein. Overnight in the gorge (700m above sea level) [--D]

Day 02: About 6-8 hours ascend to the “Wasserfallfläche” (1950m above sea level), our base for the Königstein ascent tomorrow. After 500m / 2,5 hours we rest for a short while. Lunch break is a further 300m / 1,5 hours up. In the afternoon the terrain is even steeper and we will have to surmount some big boulders and granite rock plates. The overwhelming view makes all the effort worthwhile. The Numas Mountain (2518m) is the third-highest mountain in the Brandberg massive. Overnight under a thousand of stars in a sandy riverbed [BLD] ?1.300m

Day 03:
Ascend about 600m to get to the summit of the 2.573 m Königstein. For this relatively easy stage you only have to carry your water bottle and cameras. Today the peak is visible for the first time. The view from the “Top of Namibia” is incredible. On our way back to base camp we will have a closer look into “Snake Rock Cave“ a famous san rock art side [BLD] ??600m, Königstein Summit 2.573m

Day 04: A 6-7 hours walk downwards brings us back to our starting point. Transfer per vehicle to Uis and overnight at “White Lady Guesthouse” [B--] ?1.300m

Day 05:After breakfast we drive back to Windhoek [B--]
Min./max. pax per group: 2/7 plus our guide
Min. age: 12 years
Special requirements: Good fitness; guest must sign indemnity form and have to provide own medical evacuation insurance in advance.

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The Real Canyon Hike – 7 day (from/to Windhoek)

The five day Fish River Canyon Hike is one of the most popular hikes in Namibia. The 85km route starts at Main Viewpoint and ends at the hot springs of Ai-Ais. The hike is only open between 15th April and 15th September due to the summer heat and the possibility of high water level in the rain season. Trial Hopper Namibia

Day 01-Wednesday: Pick up time at about 8h00 in Windhoek. Heading southwards we will reach a lodge of the “Gondwana Canon Park” late afternoon. [---]

Day 02-Thursday: From the lodge to Main Viewpoint, the start of the hike, it is only a short drive. For the 500m descent into the Canyon we need about 2 hours. The route is steep and leads across loose rocks. However this section with the view into the canyon landscape is spectacular. Each day we will be on the move for about 8 hours. The water in the canyon is drinkable (but you may us Micropur or similar purifying tablets as an additional precaution). The first 13km are quite exhausting because the route leads through boulders and rough sand. Overnight at "Palm Springs” with thermal sulphur pools an enjoyment for our tired muscles. [BLD]

Day 03-Friday: The route mostly leads along the riverbed, which has to be crossed several times, depending on the water level. It is advisable to take trekking sandals along for the river crossings. The ground today mostly consists of gravel, pebbles and deep sand. About 15 kms from Palm Springs we will pass “Table Mountain” named appropriately after its “mother” near Cape Town. We will overnight just before the “Three Sisters rock towers”, which look like red blood illuminated in the light of the last rays of the sun. [BLD]

Day 04-Saturday: A shortcut leads to the top of a hill with a view of a rock formation consisting of four thick pinnacles, known as "Four Finger Rock", Further along the trail we will pass “Von Trotha’s grave". Second Lieutenant Thilo von Trotha, a nephew of the well-known Lieutenant General Lothar von Trotha, fell here in 1905 during a confrontation between German soldiers and native Namas. In former times the fish river was already considered as an oasis of life. Overnight along the riverbed. [BLD]

Day 05 - Sunday: The Trail gets more easy but still sandy and rocky. The canyon widens out. Overnight along the riverbed. [BLD]

Day 06 - Monday: There are still 10km to go to Ai-Ais, a cold beer, hot shower and a soft bed. We should reach “Ai-Ais” around noon. The hot water from the natural spring is pumped into a swimming pool, where we can relax. The name Ai-Ais means in the Nama language "hot hot". Transfer per vehicle to the “Gondwana Canon Park” where we again can relax in one of their lodges. [B--]

Day 07-Tuesday: Drive back to Windhoek. [B--]
Min./max. pax per group: 2/7 plus our guide
Min. age: 12 years
Special requirements: good fitness; doctors medical report which is not older than 40 days; guest must sign indemnity form and have to provide own medical evacuation insurance in advance.

Inclusive in the package:

Not Inclusive:

General: Clients have to carry weight up to 15kg (all equipment and food is to be shared plus personal belongings).

Desert Experience Trail – 5 day (from/to Windhoek)

The NamibRand Nature Reserve represents all facets of the Namib Desert like vegetated red dunes in different shapes and colours, endless plains and mountains. Covering an area of some 160.000 hectares a number of former sheep farms were fenced off to create an area where once again the wildlife could roam free in their natural habitat. This desert experience trail shows the diversity of desert organism, adaptation and scenery.Trial Hopper Namibia Desert Experience

Day 01: Pick up time at about 8h00 in Windhoek. Heading southwards we will reach “Die Duine House” at NamibRand Nature Reserve in the afternoon. A 2-3 hours walk takes us to our first overnight stop in the dunes. The terrain mainly consists of vegetated red sand dunes. Drinking water will be available in at the camp. [--D]

Day 02: In the morning we still walk over dune fields. The afternoon terrain consists more of plains, rocks and mountain area. Going up the “Kudu Gorge” on “Schafsberg” with a nice view over the red sand dune area. We will view some prehistoric hunting hides (stone circles) used by the early San Bushmen. A game trail leads us to a dry waterfall; in good rain years there might be water. Maybe we are lucky to see Kudu or Baboon. Again we walk up a gorge to the top a mountain and descend to overnight at “Ysterwielnek”. Drinking water will be available at the camp. [BLD]

Day 03: In the morning we walk up to 5 hours along the foot of the mountain. After crossing the gravel plain we ascend about 100m to reach our overnight camp by lunchtime. In the afternoon we will explore the surrounding area of the camp. Drinking water will be available at the camp. [BLD]

Day 04: By climbing up 450m to the top of “Gorrasis Mountain” the vegetation type changes. Here you will find different reptiles from observed on plains and dunes. The view over the dune fields and the plain in all directions is brilliant. By descending we reach into the “Horseshoe Wilderness Area”. Overnight camping again in the dunes. Bucket showers and long drop toilets available. [BLD]

Day 05: A short walk through the vegetated sand dunes leads us back to “Die Duine House”. Drive back to Windhoek [BL-]
Min./max. pax per group: 2/7 plus our guide
Min. age: 12 years

Inclusive in the package:

Not inclusive:

General: Clients have to carry weight up to 15kg (all equipment and food is to be shared plus personal belongings).

Naukluft Mountain Trek – 6 day (from/to Windhoek)

The Naukluft Mountains are well known for the day visitor hikes Waterkloof and Olive Trail. There is also the possibility for a four-day and an eight-day trail for the more advanced and fit hikers. The trails are open from first March to the third Friday in October on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays of each week. The accommodation at the overnight stops on the trail consists of stone built shelters and a hut. No showers are provided. Trial Hopper Namibia Naukluft Mountain

Day 01 – Monday/Wednesday/Friday: Pick up time at about 10h00 in Windhoek. Heading southwards we will reach the Naukluft Mountains in the afternoon. Overnight in bunk beds at “Hikers Haven”, the old farmhouse at Naukluft. [--D]

Day 02 – Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday: The trail starts at the hut and except for two fairly steep ascents; the first days hike covers easy terrain. Much of the trail follows a zebra path with an easy gradient and we are rewarded with spectacular views of the wide valley some 300m below. The overnight stop, “Putte Shelter” takes its name from the nearby well, which is equipped with a hand pump, enabling us to obtain water. About six hours are required to hike today’s 14km section. To watch the colours at sunset there is a possibility of taking a short walk 1.2 hour from camp. [BLD]

Day 03 - Wednesday/Friday/Sunday: Our second day’s hike mainly traverses the undulating plateau and once again requires about six hours to complete the 15km stretch. About three hours after setting off, “Bergpos” is reached and the trail now descends down the spectacular “Ubusis Kloof”. This descent is very difficult and therefore for ease and safety several chains have been anchored at critical points. “Ubusis Hut” used to be a holiday cottage before the land was acquired for the park and will be a pleasant surprise to us. [BLD]

Day 04 – Thursday/Saturday/Monday: On our third day’s hike, after backtracking to Bergpos (all the exhausting way up again), an easy route is followed across the plateau to the “Adlerhorst Shelter”. Maybe we are lucky to see Mountain Zebra or Kudu, which are often to be spotted in the area. Our hike today covers about 12km and requires about four to six hours. There is a possibility to watch the sunset over the desert approx. 1 hour from the shelter. The descent from here is easy and one can get back to the shelter before dark. [BLD]

Day 05 – Friday/Sunday/Tuesday: The fourth day of our trail to Tsams Ost covers about 17km and initially traverses fairly level terrain before branching off into a beautiful gorge carved by the Tsams River. After following the kloof for some distance the trail leaves the river and climbs steeply to bypass a waterfall before winding down to the river again where we will see an enormous “Moringa Tree”. A number of beautiful springs are passed shortly before reaching the gravel road leading to “Tsams Ost Shelter”. Transfer by vehicle to one of the “guest farms” in the area. A nice shower and bed is waiting for us and we have time to relax and recall the pleasures of the last days. [BLD]

Day 06 – Saturday/Monday/Wednesday: Drive back to Windhoek [B--]
Min./max. pax per group: 2/7 plus our guide
Min. age: 12 years

Inclusive in the package:

Not inclusive:

General: Clients have to carry weight up to 15kg (all equipment and food is to be shared plus personal belongings).

Rates per person: on request

The Real Canyon Hike - 7 days

4+7 pax

Single suppl.

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(Scheduled tours - departure May - September: every second Wednesday of the month) group size: 4-7 pax or on request

Brandberg Summit Ascent - 5 days

4+7 pax

Single suppl.

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(Scheduled tours - departure April - August every third Wednesday of the month) group size: 4-7 pax or on request

Naukluft Mountain Trek - 6 days

4+7 pax

Single suppl.

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(Scheduled tours - departure May - September every first Wednesday of the month) group size: 4-7 pax or on request

Desert Experience Trail - 5 days

4+7 pax

Single suppl.

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(Scheduled tours - departure April - August every third Wednesday of the month) group size: 4-7 pax or on request

Inclusive:
· One English/German speaking experienced nature guide/driver per group
· Free door-to-door courtesy transport in Windhoek City area only
· All transfers Windhoek - start/endpoint of hikes - Windhoek
· All crockery and cutlery
· Hiking permits

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