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Frequently asked questions

Some Frequently asked questions by our clients.

Vaccination and Visas for Namibia are not required for holders of many European countries including Switzerland, Germany and the UK. Other nationalities should check before travelling. Please ensure you have a one full blank page in your passport. If you are transiting through South Africa you may require a transit visa. Please check before travelling. When travelling via South Africa, you will pass through immigration. New regulations, as of the 1st October 2014, mean that children under 18 will have to have an unabridged birth certificate showing the names of both parents. If the child is travelling with only one parent they will need to have an affidavit from the other parent, of no more than 3 months old, confirming the child can travel with the other partner; a court order granting full legal guardianship of the child; or a death certificate of the deceased parent. There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis is necessary when travelling to certain areas in Namibia. We suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets are most suitable.

The tours are ridden on good dirt/gravel roads and on two track farm trails. The tour is a safari that travels about 2500 km over a two week period. Some of the routes are rides from one overnight spot to the next. Other rides are on trails that take us off road and into the hills. On custom tours you may determine the preferred riding roads and trails

We bike the lesser travelled roads and trails. We seldom come into contact with cars on our tours. The tour is a nature experience meaning that we are mostly off the beaten track away from people and cars.

The tour is a nature experience through the most beautiful areas of Namibia. We seldom come across people on our tours. A custom tour can be booked if you would like the tour to focus on culture and experiencing the local people of Namibia.

Namibia has a wide variety of wild animals including the Big 5. We will view many of these from the saddles of our bikes. We need not be afraid as the animals are more afraid than people and disappear before we come too close. The bike tour travels through Northwestern Namibia, home to desert-adapted elephant, black rhinocerous and desert lion.

Namibia has summer rainfall which mainly falls during the hot months, November through to March. From April to October we have our cooler months with a fairly chilly winter around June and July. A bike tour would make most sense from April to September.

Namibia is well known for our good quality meat and a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Whether we overnight in lodges or in camping, we offer fine meals with fresh salads and cold drinks.

Dear Mountain Bike Guest

This is a list of the items we recommend you bring along on your tour.

  • Passport with copy
  • Vaccination certificate with copy
  • Air Ticket with copy
  • Cash money, credit card
  • Preferrably a soft luggage bag rather than a suitcase
  • Waterproof cover for luggage bag and smaller items e.g your camera
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Sport shoes/trainers
  • Sandals/flipflops
  • Swimming costume
  • Underwear
  • Comfortable soft pair of long pants that can also be worn to dinner etc
  • Sunblock, lip protection SPF 20 or more
  • Soap, preferably bio-degradeable
  • Small towel
  • Tissues, wet wipes, ear plugs
  • Torch or headlamp with spare batteries
  • Watch and alarm clock
  • Camera and spare batteries and SD cards!
  • Binoculars
  • A good pair of sunglasses and possibly a spare
  • Sewing equipment and a good long string to be used as a clothes line, for example
  • Washing powder, bio-degradeable
  • Pocket knife
  • 2 or 3 plastic bags for dirty washing or waterproofing certain items
  • Personal medication(preferably in hand luggage or day pack)
  • Basic medication for stomach trouble, headaches, cold/flu, circulatory troubles
  • Insect repellant
  • Bandage, plasters for the odd cut or abrasion

Especially for Biking

  • 2 short bike shorts
  • 1 long biking pants or over pants
  • Rain coat (Gore Tex)
  • A few pairs of socks
  • Biking shirts, short and long sleeves
  • Fleece/warm top
  • Bikejacket
  • Bandana/helmet cloth
  • Bike Helmet
  • Bike gloves
  • Biking glasses/sunglasses
  • SPD bike shoes or normal trainers/bike shoes
  • Cap/sun protection hat
  • 1-2 bike water bottles or camel bag in bike rucksack, elecrolyte energy type drinks, preferably in powder form
  • A few energy/snack bars for in rucksack, we will take plenty water and fruit along
  • Bicycle pump plus puncture repair kit
  • Bike daily ruck sack that can also double as your travelling bag, 10-15 Litre volume
  • Chain lube
  • 3 Spare wheel tubes if you are bringing your own bike
  • Spare brake pads if bringing your own bike
  • Small mountain bike multi-tool
  • Lock for your bike

The Guide will bring along the following

  • First Aid Kit
  • GPS
  • Bike tools
  • Alan keys
  • Spanners
  • Pliers
  • Screw drivers
  • Chain repair kit
  • Car/heavy duty bicylce pump
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Tape
  • Extra brake/gear cables
  • Shock absorber pump

We provide large and spacious tents with good quality mattresses. We dine under the starts with good lighting. The meals are often of a better standard than those offered in the lodges, i.e our guides are well known for their fine cooking, resulting in the guests breaking out in appreciative applause more often than not!

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We use Scott model 960, 29 inch rim full suspension bikes on our tours, which are available to rent. The bikes are designed for our terrain and equipped with tubeless puncture resistant tyres and other features to make the tour easy and hassle free to complete. We use specially built bike trailers that are easy to load and that double up as luggage/camping equipment trailers.