Experience the stark beauty of Kaokoveld’s wilderness on foot
Experience the stark beauty of Kaokoveld’s wilderness on foot

Etendeka Hiking and Walking Trails

 Set in the foothills of the Grootberg Massif is a unique new offering from Etendeka Mountain Camp and the Etendeka Community Trust (comprising the Anabeb and Omatendeka Community Conservancies). The Etendeka Hiking experience promises to be an authentic and exhilarating engagement with nature. Walk through one of Namibia’s most remote and untouched landscapes, have sundowners as you look out over never-ending vistas of ancient rock formations, and sleep under a blanket of stars. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hike and connect with nature in Namibia’s remote Kaokoland region.

A unique guided hike into the remote Etendeka conservation area filled with desert life.

Join some of Namibia’s most experienced and knowledgeable guides as they introduce you to the incredible life primarily hidden in this seemingly harsh but breathtaking Kaikoland landscape. With magnificent views of the ancient Etendeka basalt lava flows and flat top mountains, these rocky plains are home to an array of desert-adapted plants and animals. Our passionate guides know the area intimately and will share anecdotes and information about this geologically rich and diverse environment. Walk through dry Mopani shaded river beds and past other-worldly rocky outcrops as our guides identify spoor, indigenous animal, bird and plant species. Hiking in the Etendeka conservancy offers a refreshing meeting of man and nature.

This is a slack pack hike through amazing, rough and rugged Namibian landscapes…Absolutely stunning experience!! Our guide gave us tons of interesting information about the area’s fauna and flora.
The Etendeka Hiking staff is wonderful and spoiled us beyond words! Food was delicious and plenty! The sleeping & bathroom structures are solid and beautifully set. We hiked in the middle of winter but were very comfortable and warm in the sleeping rolls supplied.

A must do!!
– Kerst, TripAdvisor

Sleeping & Hiking under Namibian skies

Namibia is one of the top destinations in the world for stargazing with its unusual night skies. Etendeka is far from any light pollution; therefore, on a cloudless night, you will be overwhelmed by the spectacular sight of the Milky Way stretching overhead. The two rustic overnight hiking camps make the most of sleeping under the breathtaking desert sky.

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