Due to logistic reasons and in order to make it easier for the participants to join the tour(s), we are going to split the entire route into several “country tours” of two or three weeks.
The first country we will travel through will be Namibia (most likely in early 2017). In the following years, we will visit South Africa and Swaziland, Zimbabwe & Zambia and eventually Tanzania and Kenya.
The Namibia Tour
Day 1: Arrival, motorbike and equipment check. Meet & greet and orientation.
Day 2: We visit the daycare center “The Rock” in Okahandja and learn about the work of Christ’s Hope. Team meeting in the evening.
Day 3: Let’s roll! We drive to Henties Bay (268 km) and visit Spitzkoppe National Park. We stay at a hotel in Henties Bay.
Day 4: We drive on to Walvis Bay (114 km) where we climb Dune 7 and ride quad bikes through the dunes. We stay in a hotel.
Day 5: We ride on gravel roads through the Namib Desert towards Sossusvlei in Naukluft National Park (354 km) where we will camp on a desert campground and have a genuine African barbecue.
Day 6: We enter the National Park and watch the sunrise from Dune 46 before driving on to Sossusvlei (122 km). In the afternoon, we return to the campground where we relax for the rest of the day.
Day 7: We drive south to the small town of Bethanie where we will set up camp somewhere in the wild (322 km)
Day 8: Another ride down south brings us to Fish River Canyon, the world’s second largest canyon, where we will again stay on a campground and have “potjiekos” for dinner.
Day 9: We leave early for Keetmanshoop where we visit another Christ’s Hope daycare center (187 km). We will spend the rest of the day playing with the children and attending their daily program. We will sleep at the daycare center.
Day 10: A day of rest. We relax in the morning and spend the afternoon with the children at the center. In the evening we visit a local church and present our “Ride for Hope Africa” project.
Day 11: We leave early for the longest stage of our tour. We drive to Rehoboth (583 km) to visit another Christ’s Hope daycare center where we will spend the night.
Day 12: We spend the day at the daycare center and in the evening visit a local church to promote the work of Christ’s Hope and present our tour.
Day 13: We drive the last 176 km back to Okahandja where we will have a thanksgiving service and break bread before officially ending the tour.