What is this?
A 5 day, 100km hike in the Khan River Wadi or dry river bed in the Namib Desert.
Namibia, Erongo district. We commence our hike at Goanikontes oasis (https://www.goanikontes-oasis.com/) some 40 km South of Swakopmd. We end our hike 100km further, 50 km from the Spitzkoppe on a Framers land.
This has only been done once before and will probably be the last time we do it again. In 2018, Silent Steps managed to take 20 hikers and 8 support crew on the first ever hike through this part of the Namib. In 2020 Silent Steps would like to once again offer an off the beaten track experience for the adventurous at heart.
R2000 Deposit required for booking. Balance due 60 days before hike.
All tents and food will be transported by five 4×4 vehicles throughout the hike. You only need to carry your day pack, water and food for the day
The logistical challenges on a five-day hike where we have to transport literally everything we will need for the duration of the hike, is something you will only understand and appreciate once we completed the hike.
How to get there?
Goanikontes is about 76km from the Walvis Bay airport. Guests are advised to fly in and rent a vehicle, or book a taxi from the airport to Goanikontes. Last year some of the hikers took the opportunity to travel to Henties Bay and Swakopmund and rent quad bikes and climb dune 7, instead of rushing back.
Links and photos
If you want to reads more about the hike, please look at the following links. A Number of articles were published on this adventure. Flamingo, Air Namibia’s inflight Magazine, as well as the Fair Lady published lovely articles on the Hike. See The Republikein as well as the Buite Burger article links attached.
Should you be interested in joining us, please email asap. We will require a R2000 deposit to secure your spot. Apart from that, we would like to bring you into contact with Goanikontes Oasis to make a reservation for the two evenings required. Why this is important is because accommodation there is limited and Silent Steps asked for a block booking for those two evenings months in advance. The sooner you book, the most options you will have in terms of variety and price range, for affordable accommodation. Before any payment is made, please make sure you email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a booking form! Don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime! Book now.