6 Day Luderitz - Walvis Bay 4x4 Safari
7 Day Swakopmund - Skeleton Coast - Kunene River - Kaokoland

This is the ultimate in dune and 4x4 driving. The previous ‘restricted’ area along the coast has now been opened to only a few operators to offer these drives. There are two drives on offer. One is from Lüderitz to Walvis Bay, and the second along the Skeleton coast to the Kunene River mouth. Getaway Tours can now offer these trips in conjunction with the local operator.

This is a self-drive, with your own 4x4 vehicle, while catering is supplied. For our clients we have arranged 4x4 hire vehicles from a local company. You can either drive in your own vehicle, or you can share a vehicle, and the driving with a friend!
Both options will start when you fly into Windhoek where your getaway guide will meet you and collect your vehicle.

1. The Luderitz option will drive south from Windhoek to as far as Luderitz where we will overnight. Depending on departure from Windhoek, we might sleepover before reaching Luderitz.

2. The Skeleton coast drive will also depart Windhoek and drive down to Swakopmund where we will overnight.

3. There is a 3rd option, and that would be to combine both trips! This trip will start in Luderitz, end in Swakopmund, and have a 2 day rest before starting the Skeleton coast drive.

The evening before departure everyone will meet at dinner to discuss the route ahead.

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Luderitz

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After breakfast we leave Lüderitz and after 35km on the tar road we turn into the desert. Tyres will be deflated to ± 0.9 bar (depends on the baggage), then we drive through the most beautiful mountains and dunes and the first dunes will be tackled. Everyone will be assisted throughout the dune driving process (communication radio). Camp near Suzie “The Ford Truck” area is reached and we put up our camps and the fire will be lit.

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Dune Driving Luderitz

After breakfast the camps are taken down and we drive further. Driving past the bulldozer of Moshe Kahn on the way to St Francis Bay, where our next campsite will be. The tents will be put up, bodies will be cleaned, eat and be sociable. By this time there will be lots to talk about.


The same will be done as the previous mornings and then we will go into the dunes and then down to the sea. There are very big dunes waiting and everyone will concentrate because this is Heavy Dune Driving at its best. The experience of the previous two days will help a lot and we will drive in the direction of Meob Bay, sleep under the stars and the fire will be burning while we wait for supper.


After breakfast we drive further and the dunes open up. We will travel over the diamond fields of the previous century, crossing a couple of dunes till finally reaching the wreck of the Eduard Bohlen. The old towns, Holsatia, Charlottenfelder and Grillenberger, which were abandoned, will be visited. These towns were abandoned because it was too expensive to take all the equipment out of the desert. We arrive at the camp and will make ourselves comfortable around the fire while we are waiting for supper.


After breakfast we will drive north along the beach in the direction of Sandwich Bay and the shipwreck Shawnee will be visited and the interesting history about it will unfold. Lunch will be held in the vicinity of Sandwich Bay. This is where the massive dunes run into the sea and it must be 100% low tide before we can get through. After this we drive into the dunes, and here the dunes are getting bigger and bigger. All the experience from the past days will now be tested to the extreme in the dunes. The last evening in the dunes and for old time’s sake we will enjoy our evening next to the fire, while waiting for supper, after a hard day’s 4X4. A good night’s rest before we take the long road to Walvis Bay.


After breakfast we still have a couple of dunes to cross on our way to Walvisbay. On the one side you have the sea and on the other the dunes, sand and more sand. The tour ends in Walvis Bay. We will overnight in Swakopmund.



Available space still left for September to November 2021 and bookings open now for 2022!


5 Nights / 6 day trip

Prices:
Price for SADC clients in Namibian Dollars
Adults N$12900 (Concession fee included)
Children 10 - 16 yrs N$6000 (Concession fee included)
Children 0 - 9 yrs N$1850 Concession Fee included

International clients in us Dollar
US$ 1150 per person

Three meals a day will be prepared by our experienced bush chef in his mobile kitchen, with salads, potjiekos, braais and many other surprises on  the menu. Some of our overnight stops will be rustic and unusual, but you will never the less at all times be safe, the crew will spare no effort to make you comfortable, provide you with good wholesome food and, most importantly, see that you have a good time. At all camps there will be a toilet and shower tent erected.
Although this self-drive adventure can get “exciting” and is sometimes not a “walk in the park, this is not a Dakar Rally and we will at all times practice safe off-road driving techniques. Should you experience any difficulty, our crew do have the knowledge and recovery gear to assist with most off-road driving problems. You must just ensure that you have a vehicle that is capable and sound for the experience with high flotation tyres.


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