We meet the day before departure in Lüderitz. Use this day to fill up with fuel, enough to cover about 500km, that is sand driving conditions. Later the afternoon you will meet Jakkals and the team. We will help you to set-up "coms" in your vehicle by installing two-way radios. A good or recommended place to stay in Lüderitz is Obelix. We will make a group reservation on your behalf to ensure that the whole group stays together. Please try and be there not later than 17H00.
The evening we will enjoy dinner together and give you a briefing as to the plans for the next day.
Sand driving from the go.
The Camp Site.
The Saddle Hill concession was closed for a very long time with no tours running through the area. There is a base camp that is currently being renovated and should be done soon. Saddle Hill base camp offers warm water showers, flushable toilets and a dinner hall, where we can "wine and dine" ,in the chilly Namib Desert evening weather.
The rooms are useable and already equipped with a good quality bed, you just need to bring your own bedding.
What must I bring for the camp?
Each vehicle will have to carry the following:
What can I expect from the tour.
Not long after we left Lüderitz we turn in to the dunes. Tyre pressures have to be adjusted and a small safety briefing will be held. It's not long before the dunes, taking us to base camp, gets "busy" because the dunes are high, holes are deep and the sand is soft. Our vehicles are loaded and heavy, we "rev" them up to jump the dunes, but this is why we are here, we want to drive dunes and enjoy ourselves.
Depending on what time we reach base camp we will unpack and settle in for the days to come. If the day allows us, we will head out into the dunes for a well deserved sundowner.
Day 02 to 04:
View of Mercury Island.
View of Spencer Bay.
Shipwreck of the Tong Wha.
After breakfast we depart for Lüderitz, trying to be there not later than 13H00. For those who want to take it easy can enjoy the afternoon in and around Lüderitz. But for those who need to get home, you will get well on your way that afternoon for your trip home.
End of Tour.
2 Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.
Experienced guides with own vehicles.
Two-way radios for vehicles.
Communal fees, permit and concession fees.
First evening accommodation and dinner in Lüderitz.
Travel and Medical insurance.
Beverages and water.
Last night accommodation in Lüderitz if you decide to stay.
Any accommodation upgrades or changes to the tour plan.
Costs are based on current government taxes and regulations, should this change we will have to adjust the tour cost accordingly.
Please ensure that you have sufficient medical and travel insurance.