Family fun and Adventures
The Namib Desert is a playground for adrenaline seekers of every kind. Here, you can enjoy sand boarding, sky diving, camel rides, hiking, and paragliding. Quad biking is by far everyone’s favourite thing to do in this part of the world, though.
Keep reading to find out more.
About Quad Biking
Anyone who can sit on a quad bike can enjoy this exciting outdoor adventure. Even small children can share a quad bike with their parents, subject to signing a disclaimer.
Quad biking is a unique way to appreciate the desert. You can go as slow as you want to, taking time to lap up the desert ambiance, or speed things up if you’re a thrill-seeker.
It’s also a great stress buster and confidence builder for kids. If you’re looking for a team building event to cement your corporate ties, quad biking is an excellent activity everyone can enjoy.
Your adventure starts with a safety briefing that helps you master your four-wheeled beast as well as a few safety rules. These may include:
- Keeping two hands on the wheel
- Cautious driving on steep slopes
- Slowing your speed when cornering
- Not stopping the bike horizontally on a slope
You must adhere to any instructions and guidance provided by your guide. Quad bikes can be dangerous, and your guide knows how to best keep you safe.
Your tour operator will provide all the necessary safety gear to ensure you have an enjoyable ride.
What to Bring on Your Quad Biking Trip
It’s important to wear comfortable, durable clothes that cover your arms and legs. The desert sand can sting if it blows on your bare skin and the desert sun is fierce.
Gloves are a good idea to protect your hands, too. It’s best to wear sturdy footwear that covers your ankle, like hiking boots.
Remember to slather on sun protection and bring some extra drinking water along, too. A camera in a dust-proof bag is a must for recording your desert escapades.
Best Places to go Quad Biking in Namibia
You’ll come across quad bike tours wherever there’s space to enjoy them in Namibia. Most tour operators have their base in Swakopmund, which offers easy access to the desert, but you’ll also find some in Walvis Bay.
You can also enjoy quad biking in a rural environment at a few guest farms and private game concessions. A travel agent can help you with more information about these activities.
Quad Bike Operators in Namibia
You’re bound to find a quad bike tour that suits your preferences among these operators, and most are willing to accommodate your needs, if you let them know what you envision.
Desert Explorers Adventure Centre, Swakopmund
This operator offers a huge variety of tours ranging from 45-minute rides to curated six-day camping tours. There are options for the truly adventurous as well as the naturally curious.
The one hour active tour includes speeding through the deserts exciting ‘roller coasters’, spirals, and tallest dunes. These features include the Swakop River Mouth, amphitheatre, and Big Billy.
More laid-back outings include slow ramblings among the desert sands in search of desert-adapted creatures with an informative guide.
One of the most popular outings offered by this operator is the 3-hour breakfast run, which includes breakfast at the Rossmund Lodge Golf Club halfway through your tour and a chance to admire the blazing sun rise over the sands.
Desert Explorers also offers a full range of other active adventures including sky diving, horse riding, camel rides, and go-karting.
Dare Devil Adventures, Swakopmund
Dare Devil Adventures offers a range of packages as well as custom tours. These include:
- 1, 2, and 3-hour quad bike rides in the desert
- A kiddie’s quad bike track
- 1, 2, and 3-hour breakfast runs
- Sundowner tours with sea views, canapés, and champagne
- Sand boarding and quad biking combos
- 5-Hour trips to Dune 7
Most of these tours require a minimum of four participants.
Dune 7 Adventures, Walvis Bay
Dune 7 Adventures offers a chance to explore some of the highest sand dunes in the world on one of their tours. These include
30 minute, 45 minute, 1 hour and 1.5 hour trips among the sands. The two-hour trail takes in all the most exhilarating spirals and dunes around Walvis Bay, providing unforgettable thrills for adventurers.
Enjoy Amazing Adventures in Africa
Namibia offers an abundance of things to see, do, and experience whether you’re in search of laid-back wildlife adventures, intimate relaxation, or thrill-a-minute activities.
Browse our travel guide for inspiration to fuel your travels and book your overnight accommodation at Arebbusch Travel Lodge to get your trip of a lifetime off on the right foot.
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