Tok Tokkie Trail Tour
The Tok Tokkie trail tour is a 3 day guided Namibia desert hike. This African safari tour in Namibia to experience dune hikes in Sossusvlei. The Namibia safari experience goes to the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. The Tok Tokkie trail tour terrain offers mountains as well as sandy desert.
About The 3 Day Tok Tokkie Trail Tour in Namibia
The Tok Tokkie trail tour is a 3 day guided Namibia desert hike. This is on the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. This Tok Tokkie trail tour is for walkers who prefer leisure desert walk. The emphasis is on quality time with your guide.
The aim of this Namibia tour is to impart knowledge about the intricacies of the desert fauna and flora. Effort will be made to ensure that the desert organisms are observed at close range. This are those that are rarely seen on a normal safari tour in Namibia.
The Tok Tokkie trail tour terrain offers mountains as well as sandy desert. This provides the opportunity to see the whole desert, not only the dunes. Often, one needs to make his/ her own way to the start of Tok Tokkie trail tour hike. We can also organize this at an extra fee.
The starting point of Tok Tokkie trail tour is close to the dunes at Sossusvlei. Spending a night at one of the nearby lodges is advisable. All you need to bring is your hiking boots and drinks, everything else is supplied.
Highlights of the 3 Day Tok Tokkie Trail Tour in Namibia
The highlights of the 3 Day Tok Tokkie Trail Tour in Namibia includes:
- Enjoy walking at an easy pace, not exceeding 10 km a day.
- You only carry your day pack, including a lunch bag, water and your camera equipment.
- Your main luggage will be in a back-up vehicle.
- Close up viewing of desert fauna and flora. Learn about this living desert.
- Enjoy simple desert luxury - a hot bucket shower and bush toilet with a view.
- Delicious 3-course meals are served for dinner out in the dunes.
- Walking is in small groups of 2 to 8 people for personal attention and tranquility.
- Larger groups can be catered for on request.
- Ideal for families.
- Perfect for honeymooners and all romantics
Detailed 3 Day Tok Tokkie Trail Hike Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Tok Tokkie Trail
Arrival at the Tok Tokkie Guesthouse should be by 14h00. You will be given a day pack before Tok Tokkie trail tour begins. This will include a water bottle and something to eat. Remember to add your camera and binoculars too. A book to read during the heat of the day can also get a place.
Pack a bag with clothes you need for the next two days. The support vehicle will bring it to the overnight campsites. You will be transferred by the car to the starting point of the trail. This is about a half-hour's drive through the dunes. After drop off, the vehicle proceeds to the overnight stop. This is in the heart of the sand dunes.
These are not the dunes at Sossusvlei and are smaller. They are covered with vegetation giving them a unique beauty of their own. A short walk to the overnight stop brings you to the camp. Here you can relax with a sun-downer. Get used to that 'desert feeling' whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery. You will be camping under the African star filled sky.
Day 2: Tok Tokkie Hiking Trail
Start your Tok Tokkie trail tour with an early morning cup of tea/coffee. You will hit the trail careful to avoid walking in the heat of the day. Today's walk heads up to the highest point of a small pass. You will have breathtaking views of both dunes and plains.
A good part of the morning will be in the mountain. This is before descending down the other side into a dry riverbed. Insect life adapted to the harsh environment is prolific here.
Birding is good with possible sightings of Namib endemics. This includes the Dune Larks. Larger game like bat-eared fox, Cape fox and oryx may be spotted as well. You will have rest during the hottest part of the day. This is in the shade where you’ll have a hearty brunch. You got time for a siesta and reflection on morning's activities and sightings.
After the sun cools off, the walk continues through the dunes. You’ll have a stop at the second overnight stop. This overlooks the dune sea sands and gravel plains. This is a perfect opportunity for photography. There are spectacular shadows on the dunes.
There is also the ever-changing palette of colors shortly before sunset. Listen to the sound of barking geckos petting for a wife. There will be the occasional cry of the hyena. The silence of the desert, will go with you through the night. Overnight will be by camping under the African star filled sky.
Tok Tokkie Trails
The Tok Tokkie Trails walking safari takes you close to the desert’s stunning beauty. Whilst walking, you will discover many secrets of the Namib. These are experience that cannot be experienced when driving. You will get to feel different aspects of the Namib – from mountainous terrain to sandy dunes.
You will see Fog-basking Tok Tokkie beetles, barking geckos and dancing spiders. There are also bat-eared foxes, and many more - the desert is not deserted at all. Let your guide introduce you to this world while you relax with a sundowner. You better enjoy a three-course dinner before falling asleep under the stars.
Day 3: Tok Tokkie Guesthouse
Begin the Tok Tokkie trail tour with a cup of Tea or coffee and rusks. Your Tok Tokkie tour hike continues through the dune field. These soft and rolling dunes are clustered with camelthorn trees. These will provide a welcome shade for rest stops. Today's walk is easy and you arrive at the guesthouse in time for lunch.
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