Namib Naukluft Park Walking Notes
Here are some VERY IMPORTANT details and notes that you must be
aware of before tackling the Namib Naukluft Walking Trail
Hiking is permitted from the 1st of March to the 31st of October every
year. Although these are the colder months in Namibia, day temperatures can soar to above 30 Degrees
Celsius. Walking over this kind of terrain will, thus, be a rather hot experience. Night temperatures
are the extreme opposite. It can be very cold; therefore warm clothes and a good sleeping bag are
A medical certificate acquired not longer than 30 days before the departure date is a non-negotiable
requirement. Regular hikers find this trail tough, so be prepared. The entire trail is
120 kilometres long and covers mainly rough terrain. Accommodation on the trail is
mainly open-sided wind shelters. Cold showers are available, as are pools of water on two of the days.
No open fires are allowed therefore all cooking must be done on primus stoves.
The Namib Naukluft Park:
As the biggest game park in Namibia, the Namib Naukluft
Park is 49,768 square kilometres in size. The Naukluft Mountain Massif was proclaimed in 1966 for the
sole purpose of creating a haven for the ever-decreasing Mountain zebra population in Namibia. The area
has a large variety of other game, which includes kudu, klipspringer, baboon and leopard. There are
many birds to be seen as well for all the keen birdwatchers that will be joining us. Another stunning
feature of this mountain is the large number of geological structures found in this area.