The Desert Knights: A Namibian Mountain Bike Adventure


Why this safari works….

This is a one-off opportunity for guests to take part in the incredible Desert Knights Mountain Bike Tour which takes you through some of Namibia’s most spectacular scenery by the light of the full moon. Combine this with a visit to the world’s oldest desert, it’s second largest canyon, canoeing down the Orange River and a massage to soothe your aching legs at the end, and this makes for an unbeatable adventure itinerary.

MEET YOUR TEAM in Windhoek (1 nt) 

Mountain bike trip NamibiaDRIVE TO THE WORLD’S OLDEST DESERT at Sossusvlei (2 nts)… while you’re, aside from admiring the ludicrously beautiful scenery, get your legs ready for cycling with a dawn hike up Dune 45 or Big Daddy or. visit the petrified forest at Dead Vlei

HIT THE ROAD SOUTH to Aus and Fish River Canyon (2 nts)… there’s no better way to see Nambia than on the open road- head south through magnificent boulder-strewn hillsides and open plains, where the wild desert horses roam. Finish your journey at Fish River Canyon, the world’s second largest canyon and the starting point for your mountain bike tour.

Namibia Mountain Bike TripCYCLE BY THE LIGHT OF THE FULL MOON (5 nts)…  Spend your days exploring or snoozing by the pool, and evenings cycling under the rising moon in the /Ai /Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Cycle 30-70 kms each day through rugged and varied terrain in both Namibia and South Africa- bikes will be transported over the border, the Orange River, by canoe, and you’ll get the chance to spend one day canoeing yourself with a 20km paddle down the River.  

HEAD BACK TO WINDHOEK via the Kalahari Desert (2nts)… Cross the river back into Namibia and make your way north via the rugged rockscapes of Southern Namibia and the swaying grasses and desert wildlife of the Kalahari.

REWARD YOUR ACHING LEGS WITH A MASSAGE in Windhoek (1 nt)… Wind down after your big adventure at Gocheganas Nature Reserve, where there just happens to be a rather lovely spa- perfect for a post-ride massage.

Other ideas for your African adventure…. If you think a trip to Africa isn’t complete without a wildlife fix, consider adding a safari in Etosha National Park. Alternatively, hope down to Cape Town  and the Winelands for world-class food and wine, or continue the adrenaline hit with a side trip to Victoria Falls and a dip in the Devil’s Pool.

When to go… This is a one-off set departure leaving Windhoek on the 20th of September 2015.

What does it cost…? From £2,430 per person.

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