Tok Tokkie Hike

3 Day Hiking Safari

Safari Description:

Join this guided hiking trail to see the vast beauty of the enchanting desert, it allows you to experience so many different aspects of the desert – from mountainous terrain to sandy dunes. Walking is conducted at a leisurely pace and does normally not exceed 10–12 km a day. Your guide will show you the wonders of the Namib explaining how all life – great and small, survives in this ancient environment. Meals will be prepared and served to you and you’ll sleep under star–filled skies. This relaxing hike be incorporated into a self–guided or private–guided itinerary and ideal for all ages. Departures are daily subject to availability.

Safari Highlights:

A leisurely hike in the majestic 200,000ha NamibRand Nature Reserve experiencing one of the greatest deserts. This private reserve was established to protect and conserve the wildlife and unique ecology in south–west Namibia. Enjoy fully–serviced camping with 3–course dinners, sleeping under the stars and guides passionate about nature.

Main Attractions:

Namibia: Namib Desert

Map & Short Itinerary:


Fully–serviced camping along the trail within reserve
Day 1&2 Namib Rand Nature Reserve
Day 3 Return to start

Map & Itinerary
Length 3 days
Safari Type Hiking Safari
Price From NAD 8680
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Camping
Group Size Maximum 8 people
Single Supplement No
Please Note Larger Groups on Enquiry
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Camping Comfort1 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Namib Rand Nature Reserve

Arrive for around 14h00 and start the tour with a visit to the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET), a non–profit, donor sponsored trust to assist in the development of environmentally responsible Namibians. After a scenic drive, arrive at the starting point of your hike – this afternoon is a short walk of around 1–2hours to our first overnight camp gives you a feel for what lays ahead – endless vistas and vegetated dunes that have a beauty of their own. Look out for the mysterious – fairy circles – and once at camp enjoy a sundowner before dinner. Relax under the starry skies sleeping out in the open on stretcher beds.

Day 2 Namib Rand Nature Reserve

The highlight of this walk is the breath–taking views of these vegetated and unique dunes, desert plains with seemingly endless vistas and finding out about the oldest desert in the world. Your guide will share knowledge and point out the ’smaller’ and wondrous details to you from a fog–basking tok tokkie beetle, or perhaps spot a ’desert special’ such as a golden mole, dancing white lady, barking gecko or a dune lark (to name just a few) and some of the many and magical secrets of the Namib. This trip is geared more towards learning about the amazingly adapted diversity of life found in the desert rather than a challenging hike yet the beauty and silence of the desert will remain with you long after you leave. Whilst the desert is not about abundant game, watch out for oryx, springbok and bat–eared fox, and birds from the endemic dune lark to the massive ostrich. As the sun moves across the sky, so the colours of the desert change, and at sunset the mountains soften and deepen before night falls. Another night is spent in this spectacular area and listen to the calls of the barking gecko before stillness and silence ascends.

Day 3 Return

Wake to the soft light and quiet of the morning just before sunrise. Today’s walk is easy around 3–3.5hours and the soft rolling dunes are interspersed by ancient camel trees providing welcome shade before we finishing the hike for around 11h30 allowing you time to continue to your next destination. Note the hike may be reversed.

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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