The Last Wilderness
A five-star 4×4 adventure route exploring Namibia’s remote northwestern wilderness.
The Kaokoland covers roughly 40 000 square kilometres and is one of the wildest and isolated areas in all of Namibia and southern Africa. Bordered by the Kunene River in the north, and the Hoanib River to the south, the cold Atlantic and the Skeleton Coast National Park to the west, with the Etosha National Park to the east. Sparsely populated by nomadic tribes, few shops and fuel stations, a limited network of rough gravel roads and sparse cell phone signal, all add to its intrigue and make it an exciting destination to explore.
Revered for its natural beauty, ruggedness and tranquillity, our tour aims to capture these qualities by winding our way eastwards along the Kunene River to the Epupa Falls, then via the iconic Van Zyl’s Pass, back to the Kunene with the Marienfluss. Making a U-turn at the river, we travel south via Rooi Drom to the dry riverbeds of the Khumib, Huanib and Hoarusib, home to the desert elephants and lions. Our last camp is at Ongongo hot spring near Sesfontein. En route we try and spot the Lonely Men – mysterious rock statues of Kaokoland.
- Total distance: ±1000km
- Distance between fuel stations:±1000km
- Terrain: Rock, riverbed, gravel road, mountain pass
- Starts: Kunene River Lodge
- Ends: Sesfontein – Ongongo Campsite
- Includes: Dinner the first night at Kunene River Lodge, morning coffee, brunch, dinner, eating utensils, camping fees, permits, 2-way radios, & shower (evening only)
- Excludes: Beverages, snacks and restroom facilities
- Maximum: 12 vehicles
- Minimum: 16 adults
- Cost: R 11 400.00 per person