UGAB RIVER & BRANDBERG

500km – 3 days/2 nights

  • Start: Henties Bay
  • Finish: Uis or Henties Bay

Our adventure follows the flow of the Ugab River from the coast to the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest and most magical mountain.

The Ugab River is a major subterranean river and lifegiving artery that supports many desert-adapted wildlife species such as the rare desert elephant, as well as giraffe, mountain zebra and the largest population of free-roaming black rhinoceroses in the world. As we criss-cross in and out of its dry riverbed, we stop to admire majestic desert plains, breath-taking rock formations and unique plant life.

The 2500m-high Brandberg Mountain Range – or just the Brandberg – is situated about 90 km from the coast. Its name is derived from the glowing colours that the setting sun paints onto the mountain range as if the mountain was on fire. Marvel at its mystery on our second night when we overnight at the Brandberg White Lady Lodge at the foot of the mountain.

Our first overnight spot is the Ugab River Rhino Camp, which serves as base camp for the Save the Rhino Trust, a non-profit organisation committed to the conservation of the last, free-roaming population of black rhinos left in the world.

On our way back to Henties Bay we stop over at Uis, a small mining town well known for its local mineral wealth.  For a birds-eye view of the town and surrounding desert landscape we drive up the glaring white abandoned mine dumps, towering nearly 100 metres.

COSTS

Note that all costs are based on self-sufficient and self-catering drives. We will only provide a leading vehicle with two-way radio equipment to keep in contact with the leading and last vehicles.

  • N$500 per vehicle per day (minimum of 5 vehicles)
  • N$2,500 per day for the group (less than 5 vehicles)  
  • Costs for park permits and campsites (where relevant) are excluded from our pricing and must be paid on-site. Fees will be provided upon enquiry.
  • 50% non-refundable deposit payment required upon booking. The remainder must be paid on/before day of departure.