E-MTB safari of Namibia

CAMP UNDER THE STARS, SPOT ELEPHANT + GIRAFFE ON OUR E-MTB Safari of NAMIBIA

Our E-MTB safari of Namibia gives you the unique opportunity to really connect with the diverse wildlife, landscapes and local communities of Namibia. Pedalling your e-mountain bike across the vast plains and sand dunes of Namibia, spotting zebra, kudu and oryx along the way is an experience like no other, creating memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

  • Skill level: Novice+
  • Fitness level: 4/7
  • 11 nights / 12 days
  • £3,650 / $5,293 / €4,563

It’s early autumn in the northern hemisphere, so Ross Bell and Douglas Tucker hopped on a plane to Namibia to sample the breathtaking red sands and piercing blue skies for themselves. Check out the image gallery to see what Ross found and watch Douglas’ video. You can also read our photo diary

Trip Highlights

  • Spotting giraffe, zebra and oryx from the saddle of your bike
  • Enjoying evenings round the camp fire, gazing at the Milky Way
  • Driving along the Huab River looking for elephant and lion
  • Meeting indigenous communities, such as the Himba tribe
  • Disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with the world around you
  • Spending a day at Etosha National Park with an expert guide

Tour Dates 2023

  • 17 – 28 June
  • 9 – 20 October

Private groups

Travelling as a group of friends or family? Contact us to create your own private trip.

Is this e-mountain bike tour Namibia for you?

We want you to have the best experience in Namibia, so it’s important to be sure that this is the perfect eMTB tour, with the right level of challenge, for you.

You own an e-mountain bike and have been riding it off-road, for a year or more. You are comfortable riding on forest roads, gravel paths and uneven terrain, and you know how to pedal, brake and change gear efficiently. Read more on our novice+ skill level.

We have a fleet of e-mountain bikes to rent in Namibia, which are perfectly adapted to the country’s sandy, rugged terrain.

OUR NAMIBIA E-MTB SAFARI

E-MTB safari of Namibia Itinerary

The flow of your e-mountain bike safari tour of Namibia has been carefully crafted to allow you to experience as much of this beautiful country as possible. We’ve tried to maximise time on the bike whilst avoiding the hottest part of the day, and minimise transfer time in the vehicles. Namibia is, however, a vast country, so there will be some long stretches in the vehicle.

+Day 0 - Arrival in Namibia - refresh + prepare for your adventure

If you’re travelling a long way or across several time zones to Namibia then we recommend arriving into Windhoek a day or two early to allow your body to adjust to local time and to make sure any flight or luggage delays don’t spoil your trip.
+Day 1 - Group meet-up in Windhoek

Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Windhoek in the morning and load your equipment onto what will be your support vehicle for the duration of the trip. We’ll head first to a local bike shop to build bikes, set up rental bikes and pick up any last-minute kit for your adventure, then we’ll set off out of town towards our first adventure camp of the trip, which is around a one-hour drive from Windhoek.

When we arrive at camp we’ll claim tents and get settled in, then your guide will go through the all-important pre-trip briefing over a light lunch. After lunch we’ll go on a leisurely, leg-stretching late afternoon game ride. We will explore the farm in search of oryx, hartebeest, zebra, kudu, and springbok. We will be at 2,000m above sea level here, so we’ll keep a steady pace.

Depending on the vegetation we can cycle cross country on animal tracks, or follow the many jeep tracks. The terrain is mainly flat with mountains in the background, and some slightly technical, rocky sections. We will get back just as the sun sets, freshen up, have some drinks and enjoy typical Namibian hospitality.

We will end the day with a traditional Namibian braai (barbecue) around the fire.

Cycling time: 2 hours (app. 18km)
Accommodation: Camp at Vaalgras (No wifi)
Meals included: Dinner

+Day 2 - Dawn chorus + Sossusvlie sunset

On your first full day of your mountain bike safari tour Namibia we will start with an early ride straight from camp. Again this will be a mixture of farm and animal tracks with some undulating hills. This is a great time of day to see the animals as they are waking up.

We will then have breakfast before loading up the vehicles to drive approximately three-to-four hours through the Namib desert to our first lodge accommodation in the Sossusvlei area.

Once we arrive at our lodge there will be time for lunch and a siesta to allow the heat of the afternoon to dissipate, before embarking on a ride on trails that will lead us into a truly breathtaking valley. Here we will be met by our support team with sun downers, and we can sit down and marvel at the deep red Namibian sunset.

We’ll return to our desert camp accommodation, which lies where the wide grassy valley is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains, with a truly awe-inspiring view reaching as far as the dunes of the Namib Desert in the west.

Cycling time: two rides of 1 to 3 hours (app. 40km)
Accommodation: Desert lodge near Sossusvlie (Limited wifi)
Meals included: B, D

+Day 3 - Sossusvlie sand dunes + Solitaire apple pie

Today we make a very early start (about 05:00) to drive into the national park and on to Sossusvlei. Our aim is to ride from the entrance to the park to Sossusvlei itself. If time allows, we can drive into the dunes to Dead Vlie and possibly climb Big Daddy (the tallest sand dune in the world).

We’ll find a spot in the shade to enjoy another delicious breakfast after our early ride, and once we’re all suitably fed and watered we’ll drive for about 3.5 hours to reach our next lodge. Along the way at the crossroads town of Solitaire you’ll taste their famous apple pie and rest under shade from the midday heat, before arriving at your accommodation for a dip in the swimming pool to cool off.

After the strongest heat of the day has gone we will tackle an afternoon ride that takes about 2 hours to complete. We’ll be mountain biking on jeep tracks through extremely rugged and impressive terrain, and stopping to explore canyons and well-preserved rock art, if light allows.

Our home tonight is at a lodge built on the slope overlooking the north Rostock Mountain range and the colourful dune landscape of the Namib Desert. The unique round structures blend into the granite surrounding, and this “cave” feeling makes for a true wilderness experience in Namibia.

Cycling time: Two rides of app. two hours each (app. 60km)
Accommodation: Desert lodge, Rostock (Limited wifi)
Meals included: B, D

+Day 4 - Rostock Canyon Ride

We make another early start, setting off for a ride that will take around two hours, before a late breakfast. The landscape is vast and open and you can spot animals from miles away.

We have a choice of two rides this morning: one more technical, taking in some rocky hiking trails, and the other more flat and gentle. We can split the group in two and each can ride a different trail, before meeting up at our accommodation, loading the van and departing for our next stop at Swakopmund.

We should arrive at our guesthouse in Swakopmund mid-afternoon, just in time to have lunch then head down to the beach for fun in the cooler air of the seaside! We can also get some laundry done before heading off grid again.

Our guest house is situated in the town centre, a mere five-minute walk from the beach and main shopping area. Make sure to try out the homemade ice cream – ask your guide!

Cycling time: 2 hours (app. 20km)
Accommodation: Guest house in Swakopmund (Good wifi)
Meals included: Breakfast

+Day 5 - Re-stock re-fuel and re-hydrate in Swakopmund

On our first full day in the Swakopmund area, we will mountain bike on excellent singletrack that is a little technical at times, but our guide will be on hand to help you negotiate the trails.

Our morning ride will take around 2 to 3 hours and will reach far into the Namib desert along the Swakop river, with dunes stretching out on our right, then on a quartz rock ridge, before we cross the railway lines and head deeper into the desert.

Here we will find proper roller coaster singletrack – it might feel like riding on the moon – before we arch around and return to Swakopmund. We end our ride at the best coffee house in Namibia, where the coffee menu will make your head spin! We can have lunch here and there are also opportunities for some gift buying in the complex.

We’ll ride back to our accommodation and get showered up before heading back into town to enjoy a typical Namibian dinner on the sea front.

Cycling time: 2 to 3 hours (app. 30km)
Accommodation: Guest house in Swakopmund (Good wifi)
Meals included: Breakfast

+Day 6 - Skeleton Coast to Damaraland

After being based in the same location for two days we’ll rise early, have a good breakfast and travel in the vehicle up the Skeleton Coast, stopping en-route to see the ship wreck. It will take us about three hours to reach Brandberg west, a campsite in the dry Ugab river. The Brandberg is Namibia’s highest mountain and will be towering above us in the near distance.

From the campsite we will ride a steady climb for around an hour through the dry bed of the Ugab River, before the gradient eases and we burst out onto an open wilderness. From this vantage point we load the bikes and drive across some corrugated inclines before we get to a remote spring and our lunch stop.

Once fed and watered we will continue deeper into this extremely remote area all the way to the Huab river, home to the desert elephants and lions. To avoid startling these wild beasts at their watering hole we will get off our bikes and into the vehicle once we reach the river, and do some proper adventure driving to get to camp.

Total riding distance today is about 50km and will take about five hours. The scenery is magnificent and few people have cycled here before, this truly is a first!

We should arrive at our destination in the late afternoon, and once there the team will set up our wild camp, which will be home for the next two nights. Set against a cliff, we’ll have undisturbed views of this vast plain, and with no light pollution, you’ll experience evenings under the stars like never before.

Even though we are ‘wild camping’, we will still have showers with us, so we’ll have a quick freshen up before jumping in the van and drive down the river bed to see if we can spot any of the local elephants, giraffe, or even lion.

Dinner at the camp will be prepared for you around the open fire and served under lamp light with some South African red wine to make sure you’re warm inside and out.

Cycling time: 4 to 5 hours (app.50km)
Accommodation: Wild camp, Damaraland (No wifi)
Meals included: B, L, D

+Day 7 - Huab River Ride + wildlife Experience

After yesterday’s big day we might have some heavy legs and be inclined to have a more restful day. But for those interested in a short, stunning ride, we have a 3- to 4-hour loop through the mountains on jeep track tucked up our sleeves for you!

We will be back in time for lunch, a rest and then there is time in the afternoon to either spend at leisure or to do another game drive. We’ll enjoy another beautiful sunset drink in the wild Namibian landscapes.

We’ll spend our second night at our beautiful camp, in our comfortable tents under the stars.

Accommodation: Wild camp, Damaraland (No wifi)
Meals included: B, L, D

+Day 8 - Out of Damaraland

We bid farewell to our camp, and ride 16km through the Huab towards De-Riet. From here, we’ll load bikes and drive to our accommodation for the night, the unique Filmhouse-Onjowewe, which is situated about 20km outside of Kamanjab. This unusual house in the North-West of Namibia was built on a cattle farm in 2004 as a set for the movie “The Trail” or better known as “La Piste.” Since then the Burger Family has renovated and revamped this magical house into an overnight experience for adventurers.

Not your typical lodge, and definitely for the more adventurous! There is no electricity, and light in the evening is provided by paraffin lamps, bamboo torches and candles, which creates a surreal and magical ambience.

There are three large bedroom areas, each sleeping four people, and with its own bathroom and curtains to partition the room. There are a further three tents (not en-suite) on the property for those wanting more privacy.

Once we are settled in we will set off on a bike ride around the surrounding farmland to explore the area that is home to the Himba tribe, who we will meet tomorrow morning.

Cycling time: morning – 1.5 hours (app. 16km); afternoon – 1.5 hours (app. 20km)
Accommodation: Onjowewe Filmhouse, Kamanjab (No wifi)
Meals included: B, L, D

+Day 9 - The Himba Tribe + Etosha National Park

Today we start with an early breakfast before meeting members of the Himba Tribe, which will give you an in-depth insight into the culture of this the last traditional tribe in Namibia. You can experience the milking ceremony, the smoke bath, learn about the beliefs around the holy fire, ancestors, and herbal medicine. You can also learn how the jewellery and hairstyles are used to imitate the status of each tribe member and their close relationship with nature, their cattle and children.

Once we have experienced this truly unique way of life we will depart and make tracks towards the Etosha National Park.

Upon arrival at our camp for the next two nights, we will have lunch, swim and see out the hottest part of the day. Time permitting, we will enter the park for our first game drive. Today and tomorrow our bikes get a rest as we concentrate on wildlife.

Accommodation: Safari lodge, Etosha (Good wifi)
Meals included: B, D

+Day 10 - Etosha National Park

Today our main aim is to get into Etosha National Park as quickly as possible to make the most of its treasures. We should be inside the park around mid-morning and spend the rest of the day focusing on wildlife spotting.

Rhino, lion, leopard, elephant, oryx, hartebeest, zebra, kudu, springbok and giraffe all roam freely around the park and your expert guides will impart some of their vast knowledge of each species as you spot it.

We will return to our safari camp to show pictures and tick off all the animals that we saw during our stay.

Accommodation: Safari lodge, Etosha (Good wifi)
Meals included: B, D

+Day 11 - Final sundowner ride in Namibia

If one day at the park was not enough for you we can spend another morning there, before we leave Etosha and drive about four hours to reach our final accommodation.

When we arrive at our farmstead accommodation you will have time to relax around the large pool and absorb all of the amazing sights that you have seen over the past ten days.

Late-afternoon we will depart on what will be our last ride together in Namibia. The farm is home to lots of wildlife including giraffe, eland, wild pigs, baboons, zebras, oryx, kudu…To name a few.

We end our ride on a little hill overlooking the property to enjoy our last sundowner in Africa. Our ride will be relaxed and will take about two hours.

Our last accommodation is set in a breath-taking landscape of mountains, dry riverbeds and open plains, offers a large variety of wildlife and plenty of birds on the 2500 hectare farm. A great finale to this fabulous adventure.

Cycling time: 2 to 3 hours (app. 30km)
Accommodation: Working farmstead, Okahandja (No wifi)
Meals included: B, D

+Day 12 - Departure

Sadly this is your departure day. If time allows, and you didn’t manage to spot a cheetah, then we can take an optional cheetah drive on a nearby farm, before we transport you back to the airport and say our goodbyes, as you bid farewell to Namibia.

Meals included: Breakfast

Please note: Your E-MTB safari of Namibia is a living thing, being influenced by multiple factors such as changing weather conditions, group riding abilities, trail damage, to name a few. Your local guides are experts in guiding mountain bikers in Namibia and will be continually assessing these factors and making tweaks to the itinerary where necessary to ensure that every member of the group has the best possible experience on our e-mountain bike tour of Namibia.

+Tour price

e-mountain bike safari tour Namibia price

£3,650 GBP/ $5,293 USD/ €4,563 EUR per person (ex. flights, based on two sharing a room)

Price includes:

  • 11 night’s accommodation with breakfast
  • 8 lunches
  • All dinners except 2 nights in Swakopmund
  • Water/ energy drinks
  • Support vehicle
  • Tourism levy
  • All group safety equipment
  • Airport/ H+I recommended hotel pick-up on day 1 and drop-off on day 12 of tour (specified times apply)
  • Global Rescue emergency evacuation services

Price excludes:

  • International/ domestic flights
  • 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Travel and activity insurance
  • Personal safety and cycling equipment
  • Bike rental – we can arrange rental of a good quality full suspension e-mountain bike at a cost of £450/ $653/ €563 each for the duration of the trip
  • Laundry services
  • Single supplement:* £400 / $580 / €500
  • Tips in restaurants and hotels
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages (when not on the trail)
  • Any other items not mentioned as included

*Single supplement is only applicable if you are travelling solo and do not wish to share a room with another rider of the same sex. If you’re happy to do that, you need not add the supplement.

H+I Adventures is bonded by the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT), so you can be sure that when you book with us your money will be safe.

+Skill + fitness levels required

Does this sound like you? Your vacation time is precious and we want to be absolutely sure that you’re making the most of it, by finding the perfect adventure for you. Be honest with yourself, if this adventure isn’t right for you, we have other tours that may well be a better fit for your mountain biking experience and ability.

Please note: The skill level required reflects an overall rating for the trails on the trip but you should expect to find sections and obstacles that push your ability levels.

Skill level: Novice+

  • You have experience (minimum one year) of riding a e-mountain bike off-road
  • You own a e-mountain bike and ride it at least once per month
  • You can change gear, brake and pedal efficiently
  • You bike on undulating (climbing and descending) gravel tracks, forest roads, double track and occasional singletrack
  • You like getting kilometres under your belt and are comfortable spending 3 – 4 hours in the saddle at a time
  • And the ‘+’ part of ‘Novice+’ means that you’re aspiring to ride sections of singletrack and more challenging terrain during your adventure with us

Fitness level: 4/7

  • You have a good level of mountain bike fitness, exercising at least twice a week for one hour or more (including biking), throughout the whole year
  • You can ride an e-mountain bike for up to five hours per day at a moderate pace, with snack and photo stops, for three consecutive days
  • You are capable of tackling one or two moderate mountain bike climbs per day, of up to 400 metres each

Typical trails you’ll be riding

  • The trails on our e-mountain bike safari tour Namibia are dirt trails made up of a mixture of old walking paths, animal tracks and roads
  • Double track: undulating roads made of shingle, gravel and sand; you will also encounter some golf ball- to fist-sized loose rocks
  • The surface will generally be hard, but will occasionally be soft and loose in sections of sand
  • Your guide will help you build up your skills and confidence gradually, from double track to non-technical singletrack


+Arrival + departure details

Your e-mountain bike safari tour Namibia will start and end in Windhoek.

We strongly advise that you arrive a day or two before the first day of your adventure, to allow you to recover from your travels and to make sure that any flight or baggage delays don’t impact on the start of your adventure with us.

While Windhoek may be small, there is still plenty to do if you have a 24 hours before the trip starts. Why not head to the National Museum of Namibia to kick start your cultural adventure? Then head to Nyama Restaurant for a taste of the local cuisine and to fuel you up for the start of your adventure!

On Day 1 of your adventure we will collect you from your local hotel and transfer you by private shuttle (included in holiday price) to your first camp, around 45 minutes outside Windhoek.

On the last day of your e-mountain bike safari tour Namibia, please book flights departing no earlier than 2pm, if at all possible. If your flight departs much earlier, we can arrange a separate transfer, but this will be at your own expense.

Note: please ensure that you have at least two clean pages and at least six months’ validity (from date of departure from Namibia) remaining in your passport for travelling to/from Namibia.

If you wish to extend your trip to Namibia please contact us and we can help you to organise this.

+Travelling to Namibia

Most visitors enter Namibia at Hosea Kutako International Airport located 45km east of Windhoek.

International flights arrive multiple times throughout the week from Johannesburg and Frankfurt via a number of carriers including Air Namibia. Other airlines with scheduled flights to Namibia include British Airways, South African Airways, LTU and TAAG, the Angolan national airline.

The airport terminal offers a number of shops and restaurants, also ATM’s and other helpful services, including taxi and shuttle transportation that is also available to and from Windhoek. Flight times:

  • To Windhoek from Frankfurt. Approximately 11 hours
  • To Windhoek from the USA via South Africa. Approximately 19 hours
  • To Windhoek from Johannesburg/Cape Town. Approximately 2 hours
  • To Windhoek from London. Approximately 12 hours


+Preparing yourself + your bike for your adventure

Please read the full kit list before you start packing for your e-mountain bike safari tour Namibia, Africa, to make sure that you have everything you need!

The ideal bike for our mountain bike safari tour Namibia is a good quality full suspension e-mountain bike with around 120mm of travel front and rear, to tackle the rough terrain and gravel roads in Namibia. We have some tips and video on how to pack your bike for travel.

We can arrange hire of a good quality full-suspension e-mountain bike for the duration of your trip.

To get the most out of your e-mountain bike safari tour Namibia you should do plenty of training in advance of your tour, and it is essential that you ensure that your bike has been properly serviced before the trip.

+Your e-mountain bike guides in Namibia

Our local mountain bike guides in Namibia are of the very highest standard. They are qualified in first-aid, and have the knowledge and experience to lead a group safely in these very remote and wild parts of Namibia.

Our guides have years of experience in the saddle on the Namibian trails and will be able to enhance your holiday with facts and fables on local history, flora and fauna. They’re also genuinely nice people and will do their best to make sure that everyone in the group has a great time.

+Accommodation + food

The majority of accommodation that we use on our e-mountain bike safari tour Namibia is family-owned and operated farmhouses, guest lodges and luxury camping. This accommodation is by no means basic even by western standards.

These hospitable lodges provide relative luxury in what is possibly one of the most remote areas on the planet. We have researched these areas extensively to select the most comfortable accommodation in the region, and we have planned the itinerary accordingly.

While we encourage you to eat what the locals eat
 – organic traditional Namibian food – there is also the option of requesting simple western dishes. Most of the dishes in Namibia consist of a meat element, since vegetables are less widely available. A budget of around 2,500 N$ per person should cover any meals, drinks, sundries and local craft gifts for the duration of your adventure.

+Health + safety

Vaccinations

There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from Europe. If you arrive from a country where yellow fever vaccinations are mandatory, proof of immunization is required.

Take the usual precautions: ask your doctor whether you should renew your vaccinations against polio, diphtheria and tetanus. It also may be advisable to take precautions against Hepatitis A and B. Unfortunately there is no vaccination against malaria.

You should refrain from consuming water or ice that hasn’t been purified. Bottled mineral water is available almost everywhere.

Malaria

In Namibia, malaria exists primarily in the northern parts of the country, where protection often becomes too expensive. You can protect yourself efficiently with a bit of planning and extra caution.

Malaria is transmitted through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito, which has previously bitten a person infected with malaria. If there are no mosquitoes, there is no malaria either. Since Namibia does not have much stagnant water the risk of contracting malaria is minimal in most parts of the country, or limited to a specific time of the year.

  • High-risk areas are the river meadows in the north, northwest and northeast, where you are advised to take precautions year round
  • Kaokoveld, Etosha National Park, the Otavi Mountains and the east including Bushmanland are areas of medium risk. Precautions are strongly recommended during the rainy season (November to April)
  • The risk is small in the area between Otjiwarongo and Windhoek. This does not mean, however, that you should not use mosquito repellent
  • The coast, the Namib Desert and the south are regarded as almost risk-free

You should always consult your own doctor or physician before travelling to new countries to seek their advice on matters concerning your health abroad.

Your health and safety is on tour our top priority so when you travel with us you also have the peace of mind knowing that you will be covered by Global Rescue emergency medical and evacuation services.

+Currency + foreign exchange

Currency: the Namibian Dollar (N$) is fixed and equals the South African Rand. SA Rand is also legal tender.

  • Most international credit cards are accepted
  • Travellers cheques in foreign currency can be exchanged during banking hours, week days from 09.00 – 15.30 and Saturdays from 8.30-10.30, at any commercial bank in most towns
  • Bureau de Change offices at the International Airport and in the Levinson Arcade in Windhoek
  • No credit cards accepted at petrol stations
  • Personal cheques, foreign currency or foreign Travellers Cheques are NOT accepted at rest camps

Tipping

We suggest a tip of around 2% – 5% of the cost of your tour should be paid to your mountain bike guide at the end of the trip, which will then be divided between all drivers, support staff and fixers, if you feel you have had a good experience on our mountain bike safari tour Namibia.

+Travel insurance

You are required as a condition of booking to be insured against medical and personal accident risks. In this policy you must include cover for mountain biking and we recommend that you take out a policy which covers cancellation and baggage.

We work closely with WorldNomads whose policies are specially designed for mountain bike holidays and you can arrange your insurance cover directly with them.

Please note: our E-MTB safari of Namibia is a living thing, being influenced by multiple factors such as changing weather conditions, group riding abilities, trail damage, to name a few. Your local guides are experts in guiding mountain bikers in Namibia and will be continually assessing these factors and making tweaks to the itinerary where necessary to ensure that every member of the group has the best possible experience.

Submit your review
1
2
3
4
5
Submit
     
Cancel
Create your own review
E-MTB safari Namibia
Average rating:  
 0 reviews

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) E-MTB safari of Namibia

  • Q. How many people will be in the group?

We only run small group e-mountain bike tours to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible, and there will generally be between six and eight people in each group. We can stretch to a maximum of ten if it’s a group of friends. The minimum number of people we require to run this E-MTB safari of Namibia is six.

  • Q. Is this E-MTB safari of Namibia for a novice?

This E-MTB tour in Namibia is designed for active people who have been riding e-mountain bikes on varied terrain for a year or more. Not absolute beginners, but novice+ riders. If you have never ridden a mountain bike or e-mountain bike before, this trip may not be for you.

  • Q. What’s the age range of people who come on this holiday?

Our E-MTB safari of Namibia caters for a wide age range; typically between 30- and 65-years-old.

  • Q. What style of e-mountain bike tour is it?

This E-MTB safari of Namibia is a guided safari, ideal for novice+ mountain bikers. Riding here, in the wild, endless landscapes of Africa, you’ll cycle relatively long distances on dirt roads, with some moderate climbs and descents.

You’ll also experience some singletrack e-mountain biking, but your expert local guide will be on-hand at all times to offer skills tips.

  • Q. How far will we be mountain biking each day?

The distances we cover each day range from 20km to 60km, in accordance with the difficulty of the terrain on each stage. Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s mountain biking and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.

  • Q. What if I come across a section of trail I can’t ride?

Your guide will be very happy to give you some e-bike skills help during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your e-mountain bike safari of Namibia. If there is a section that you would prefer not to ride, then you can simply hop off your bike and walk. You won’t be the only one to walk certain sections and it’s not a competition in biking ability; it’s an e-mountain bike holiday!

  • Q. Who will be guiding us?

Your mountain bike guides are local to Namibia and experienced professionals who have a real passion for e-mountain biking and for the culture and landscape of Namibia. Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of your E-MTB safari of Namibia. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip.

  • Q. What sort of accommodation will we be staying in?

On this E-MTB safari of Namibia you will be staying in a range of comfortable accommodations, including farm houses, guest houses, small hotels and luxury wild camping.

  • Q. Which meals are included in the tour price?

All breakfasts, lunches and all dinners except the two nights in Swakopmund. Drinking water will also be supplied each day.

  • Q. What type of e-mountain bike is best for the trip?

A good quality full suspension e-mountain bike with 120mm travel will be ideal for this E-MTB safari of Namibia. The terrain you will be riding is rough in places and you will feel more comfortable on a full suspension bike for the duration of the trip. Since it is not possible to fly with an e-bike, we will arrange bike rental for you for the duration of the trip.

  • Q. What will the weather be in Namibia?

September to December are spring months in Namibia and can be hot already, mostly rather windy and dry. Excellent for game viewing as the veld is getting dryer and water sparse and animals gather around waterholes. The heat is a dry heat, so it is very bearable. Maximum 35°C during the day.

July/August/September is the official peak season. Not because it is necessarily the best time to travel, but because that has traditionally been the time to travel to Africa (not so hot and no malaria and good game).

  • Q. What clothes and kit should I bring?

For details of all the kit required for your E-MTB safari of Namibia please read the full kit list to find out what you need to pack for your E-MTB safari of Namibia, Africa.

  • Q. Can I bring a drone with me?

Unfortunately not. We are working hard to provide each and every customer who rides with us an unparalleled mountain bike experience in every destination we ride. This takes years of experience, riding and planning to get right, and a drone adds a very real danger to the group’s riding experience and health & safety.

Other E-MTB tours you'll love...

CROATIA

ISTRIA FROM
GREEN TO BLUE