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Journey Of Self Discovery
Biking Namibia In Style

Erongo, Damaraland, Palmwag, Skeleton Coast
10 July 2021 - 18 July 2021 | 8 Nights
Starting at $7,687/person

  • Wildlife Encounter
  • Safaris

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4 Home bases
4 Destinations
Activity level
Active
Service level
Casual
Group size
Max
10
Journey designed by
Tembani Mnyapa
Namibia Biking Vacation, Skeleton Coast - Curated Travel Package, By Art In Voyage

                                

Join our CEO Mikael Audebert as he celebrates his birthday in an incredibly stunning and thought-provoking setting. After experiencing a week-long mountain biking vacation in Namibia back in 2016, Mikael's approach to both his personal and business life forever changed. It is in this spirit that he invites you to uncover and experience the same mind-blowing journey through Namibia's desert plains, dunes, and coastal regions.
Set off at a leisurely pace on your mountain bike, cycling the mountain biking trails through the wilderness of Namibia. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, including wildcats, rhinos, elephants, and other endangered species such as the aardvark, pangolins, and brown Hyenas. Experience an eclectic mix of accommodation, from wild camping to the comfort of luxury lodges and tented camps, surrounded by natural beauty and majestic golden sunsets.

Your Host

Mikael Audebert
Mikael Audebert

Nights

1 night in Ai Iaba

2 nights in Damaraland

2 nights in Palmwag

3 nights on the Skeleton Coast

Meals

All meals during the journey

All beverages during the journey

Activities

Cycling as listed

Private guided tours and safaris as listed

Scenic flight over the dunes

Extras

Private transportation throughout

Services of an AIV host throughout

Support vehicles, staff & mechanics, advanced teams

Bikes

Private charter flight

All entrance fees to national parks

Highlights

Disconnect to Reconnect

Envisage a country half the size of Alaska, with under 2 million inhabitants, that stretches from the west coast of Africa over 2/3 of the continent's interior. The perfect destination to reconnect with yourself! Surrounded by the best life has to offer and new friendships, you are sure to find contentment. A small group of like-minded individuals become like family as you delight in this mountain biking adventure.

Peace, Quiet and Breathtaking Scenery

Part of this journey of self-discovery is to fully immerse yourself in and appreciate your surroundings. Delight in local cultures and the abundance of wildlife that unfold before your eyes, as you traverse the diverse terrains and scenery. Pause for a second, take it all in, and return from Namibia truly transformed. You are guaranteed to have a newfound appreciation for the small things we too often take for granted.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Windhoek to Erongo

Windhoek to Erongo

Day 1

Upon your arrival at Windhoek International Airport, you will be whisked away by an AIV host in a private vehicle to your home for the night, in the foothills of the Erongo Mountain range. Steeped in history, the ancient rock formations are the eroded remains of a volcanic complex about 130 million years old. Famous for its countless rock painting sites, Ai-Aiba is a mystical exploration of nature. Tonight, our welcome dinner is held... under the stars.

Erongo to Damaraland Reserve

Erongo to Damaraland Reserve

Day 2

This morning, after breakfast we make our way to the Damaraland Reserve where your mountain biking vacation officially begins! Our route takes us through Twyfelfontein, which recently gained UNESCO World Heritage status. Along the way, we ride through "organ pipes" and burnt orange mountains. After checking into our private camp, we relax by the pool, or take advantage of some of our local rangers' knowledge on a walking safari.

Damaraland's Plains & Desert

Damaraland's Plains & Desert

Day 3

Today, join us for an array of exciting activities around the khaki plains of Damaraland. Enjoy an adventurous biking challenge amid a wildlife conservation area and learn more about the local communities' traditions and cultural practices. Along the way, we may even stumble upon elephants and rhinos! In the evening, we have a delightful dinner under a boma, where we enjoy local tribes' singing and dancing rituals.

Damaraland to Palmwag

Damaraland to Palmwag

Day 4

This morning, after a hearty breakfast we head to the Palmwag area where we experience Art in Voyage's famous wild glamping. But first, we have to cycle through various diverse terrains, all while trying to spot the unique wildlife that roams freely in the vicinity. In the evening, we gaze up at the stars while enjoying dinner alongside a blazing campfire.

Palmwag Wildlife

Palmwag Wildlife

Day 5

Early this morning, our local guide takes us on a hike, where we learn about local wildlife and how to track them. We spend the afternoon at leisure for those wanting to rest from the excitement over the past few days. Other guests can join their local guide for more biking through the surrounding areas, while scouting for indigenous wildlife.

Palmwag to The Skeleton Coast

Palmwag to The Skeleton Coast

Day 6

Today, we travel further worth-west to the isolated Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, where we stay for three nights. Explore what Namibia's Skeleton Coast has to offer, from ancient traditions to safari excursions. On arrival, we indulge in a sun downer game drive, cocktails included. Dinner will be served under the African sky.

Full-Day Safari Experience

Full-Day Safari Experience

Day 7

This morning, after a delicious breakfast, we prepare for a full day Safari experience! As we travel through the Skeleton Coast, we appreciate our surroundings, peppered with old ship-wrecks, towering sand dunes, Cape fur seals, and other wildlife. We return to the camp on an exhilarating flight, that soars over the desolate but ethereal expanses. In the evening, dinner is held outside, where we soak the beauty of Namibia.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast

Hoanib Skeleton Coast

Day 8

In the early morning we have go on a game drive, or indulge in a late start and enjoy the morning at leisure. Later, we head to the local desert Oasis, an inviting reprieve from the dry surrounds of the desert, where we have the opportunity to spot wildlife drinking. Here, we enjoy a picnic lunch before making our way back to the property, where have our farewell dinner.

Time to say Farewell...or is it?

Time to say Farewell...or is it?

Day 9

After a traditional breakfast and an early game drive for those interested, we must say farewell to Namibia and make our way back to the international airport by way of a private scenic flight. A fly-over the famous Sossusvlei dunes awaits, where your cameras should be at the ready! We say a big THANK YOU for an incredible week of self-discovery, as we soak in the last of the views.

Accommodations

Ai Aiba Rock-Painting Lodge

Ai Aiba Rock-Painting Lodge

Namibia

Ai-Aiba -The Rock Painting Lodge is dramatically set against imposing granite boulders in the foothills of the Erongo Mountain range. Steeped in history these ancient rock formations are the eroded remains of a volcanic complex about 130 million years old. Admire the magic of the breathtaking landscape, gently touched by the mystic colors of the setting sun with a choice of walking trails or sun-downer tours.

The lodge with its high thatched roof restaurant, lounge and pool is an oasis surrounded by tall palms and scenic vistas of magnificent rocky outcrops and bush savanna. AiAiba is a Khoekhoegowab...

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Damaraland Adventure Camp

Damaraland Adventure Camp

Namibia

Between the vast salt pans of Etosha and the eery windswept beaches of the Skeleton Coast lies Damaraland, a surprising semi-desert that begs a closer look. Damaraland Adventurer Camp sits in the Huab River Valley, with views of the Brandberg Massif and scorched plains. This region receives just enough rain per annum to support a cohort of extremely well-adapted mammals, including elephant, lion, and rhino. Although the harsh conditions are a test for wildlife, they needn't put off travelers – the six-tent camp is outfitted with every creature comfort you'll need to make trekking through this wilderness a pleasure.

AIV Namibian Wild Camp

AIV Namibian Wild Camp

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Art In Voyage Wild Camping is a pop-up camp put together by our advanced team, complete with full service and modern comfort. It is fully sufficient and operated by a lovely team of 3 individuals who care for our guests day and night. Home-cooked meals, lovely conversations around a camp fire open bar. Our tents are basic, yet comfortable and a great experience.

Wild Camping | Palmwag
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Namibia

In a remote area of the Kaokoveld, with gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds that draw fascinating wildlife, lies Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. Game drives explore this isolated area, moving along the riverbed’s narrow ribbon of vegetation, where a surprising wealth of desert-adapted animals can be found; in camp the research centre provides even more insights. The unforgiving Skeleton Coast, with its shipwreck remains and noisy colonies of Cape fur seals, is accessed either by a fascinating drive or flight, depending on the weather.

Your Choices

Deluxe room | Erongo Mountains
Deluxe room | Erongo Mountains
Wild Camping | Palmwag
Wild Camping | Palmwag
Deluxe room | Damaraland
Deluxe room | Damaraland
Deluxe room | Skeleton coast
Deluxe room | Skeleton coast

Wild Luxury Package

$7,687/person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

1 night in Ai Iaba

2 nights in Damaraland

2 nights in Palmwag

3 nights on the Skeleton Coast

Meals

All meals during the journey

All beverages during the journey

Activities

Cycling as listed

Private guided tours and safaris as listed

Scenic flight over the dunes

Extras

Private transportation throughout

Services of an AIV host throughout

Support vehicles, staff & mechanics, advanced teams

Bikes

Private charter flight

All entrance fees to national parks

Good to know

All listed activities are optional in attendance

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flights may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with ALLIANZ)

Price is based on a double occupancy. We regret we are unable to accept single occupancy on this journey

Space is limited to 10 with a maximum capacity of 12 guests

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

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All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $500 per person administrative fee.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $500 per person administrative fee.

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