SHIPWRECK EXPEDITION

Experience one of Namibia’s best off-the-beaten-track 4×4 expeditions.

A socially distant, complete digital detox submersed in the Namib Desert. Spend your days enriched with the abundant and mysterious history of the Diamond Coast. Each day advancing in driving experience and each night beneath a canopy of stars, warm fire at your feet and a wild camp unlike any other.

Let’s go!

SHIPWRECK 2020

ITINERARY

The itinerary acts as a rough guide, but can be changed due to tide, time, and weather conditions.

DAY 0
Dinner (for own account) is planned in Luderitz as a meeting and briefing before the tour commences the next morning.

DAY 1
We leave Lüderitz in the morning for the Kolmanskop checkpoint, our entry into the Northern Diamond area where we make our way along the beach to our first Wreck, the bulk carrier Frotamerica (2013). We then turn into the dunes to avoid a rather treacherous coastal stretch and set up wild camp just North of Hottentots Bay.

DAY 2
Keeping an eye on the tide, we pass long stretches of unspoiled beaches, eventually turning inland to pass the derelict mining settlements at Saddle Hill and Spencer Bay, which is also the site of the shipwrecked Otavi (1945). Another wild camp is set up between the sand dunes.

DAY 3
Time for the Devils Workshop, a challenging stretch of dunes. Prior to that we pass the site of the United Trader, which was detonated in 1973. Snaking our way along the beach and through dune fields, we camp close to the shoreline near Easter Point.

DAY 4
Today we stay above the beach, driving higher up on the dune plateau, passing Sylvia Hill, and the breathtaking views of St Francis Bay. The tide at the Langewand will determine our campsite for the night.

DAY 5
From the Langewand, we arrive close to Meob Bay to relax and unwind.

DAY 6
After breakfast, we head along the beach to Sandwich Harbour. It is on this stretch where the iconic wreck of the Eduard Bohlen (1909) and that of the Shawnee(1976) lie. After another challenging stretch of dunes, we make camp close to the Southern end of the Sandwich Harbour lagoon.

DAY 7
From Sandwich, we head into the last stretch of dunes, before we get to Walvis Bay, where we will all enjoy a farewell restaurant lunch.

Travel Uncharted can arrange accommodation prior to- or after the tour. If you would like to book accommodation yourself, please do not hesitate to ask us for recommendations.

LIST OF ESSENTIALS

WE WILL PROVIDE
• 2 Way Radios for all vehicles
• Hot showers and ablution facilities at camp
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE
• A minimum of 290 liters of fuel for petrol vehicles and 220 liters of fuel for diesel vehicles
• Your own camping gear (tent, chair, sleeping gear, etc)
• One large bag hardwood (+- 30kg) and a bag of charcoal per vehicle
• Minimum 60 litres of water (20 litres will be used in the kitchen) The rest of for consumption (2l per person per day) Water for showering can be obtained from the river
• Beverages and snacks
• Personal items (cameras, binoculars, chargers, torch, sunblock etc)

YOUR VEHICLE
• Should be mechanically sound
• Vehicle must have front and rear recovery points.
• Tyres in a good condition and bring 1 spare tyre.

VERY IMPORTANT ENSURE RELEVANT TRAVEL/MEDICAL EVACUATION/VEHICLE INSURANCE IS UP TO DATE AND VALID FOR THE DESERT.

COST

PRICE PER PERSON | 2020

NAD 7,800.00 per paying adult
NAD 2,500.00 per child between 14-18 years old
NAD 2,000.00 per child between 6-13 years old

To run a tour, we require a minimum of 16 paying adults.
The maximum capacity for a tour is 12 client vehicles.

Private and smaller groups can be arranged upon request.

Prices are only valid until 31 December 2020

PAYMENT TERMS

PAYMENT TERMS

DEPOSIT POLICY
Reservations made 6 months and longer in advance require a 25% deposit within 7 days. Reservations made less than 6 months prior to departure require a 50% deposit, of which 25% is non-refundable, payment within 7 days. Failure to comply with this will result in an automatic cancellation of your booking.

PAYMENT POLICY

If full amount is not received 35 days prior to tour date, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation and retain the deposit or other funds already received from the client. If booking is made less than 35 days to departure, full payment is required to confirm the reservation.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Any cancellation of a confirmed booking must be received in writing. In the event of cancellation, charges will be determined as follows: 60 days and longer: 20% non-refundable 35 days prior to departure: 75% of full amount non-refundable 14 days prior to departure: 100% of full amount non-refundable Quotations are subject to availability at time of booking.

BOOKING

A booking form and our banking details will be sent upon written confirmation of the tour and a decision on a date has been reached. Each tour member / client will be required to fill in the booking form, sign, and return to Travel Uncharted.

SHIPWRECK 2021

ITINERARY

The itinerary acts as a rough guide, but can be changed due to tide, time, and weather conditions.

DAY 0
Dinner (for own account) is planned in Luderitz as a meeting and briefing before the tour commences the next morning.

DAY 1
We leave Lüderitz in the morning for the Kolmanskop checkpoint, our entry into the Northern Diamond area where we make our way along the beach to our first Wreck, the bulk carrier Frotamerica (2013). We then turn into the dunes to avoid a rather treacherous coastal stretch and set up wild camp just North of Hottentots Bay.

DAY 2
Keeping an eye on the tide, we pass long stretches of unspoiled beaches, eventually turning inland to pass the derelict mining settlements at Saddle Hill and Spencer Bay, which is also the site of the shipwrecked Otavi (1945). Another wild camp is set up between the sand dunes.

DAY 3
Time for the Devils Workshop, a challenging stretch of dunes. Prior to that, we pass the site of the United Trader, which was detonated in 1973. Snaking our way along the beach and through dune fields, we camp close to the shoreline near Easter Point.

DAY 4
Today we stay above the beach, driving higher up on the dune plateau, passing Sylvia Hill, and the breathtaking views of St Francis Bay. The tide at the Langewand will determine our campsite for the night.

DAY 5
From the Langewand, we arrive close to Meob Bay to relax and unwind.

DAY 6
After breakfast, we head along the beach to Sandwich Harbour. It is on this stretch where the iconic wreck of the Eduard Bohlen (1909) and that of the Shawnee(1976) lie. After another challenging stretch of dunes, we make camp close to the Southern end of the Sandwich Harbour lagoon.

DAY 7
From Sandwich, we head into the last stretch of dunes, before we get to Walvis Bay, where we will all enjoy a farewell restaurant lunch.

Travel Uncharted can arrange accommodation prior to- or after the tour. If you would like to book accommodation yourself, please do not hesitate to ask us for recommendations.

LIST OF ESSENTIALS

WE WILL PROVIDE
• 2 Way Radios for all vehicles
• Hot showers and ablution facilities at camp
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE
• A minimum of 290 liters of fuel for petrol vehicles and 220 liters of fuel for diesel vehicles
• Your own camping gear (tent, chair, sleeping gear, etc)
• One large bag hardwood (+- 30kg) and a bag of charcoal per vehicle
• Minimum 60 litres of water (20 litres will be used in the kitchen) The rest of for consumption (2l per person per day) Water for showering can be obtained from the river
• Beverages and snacks
• Personal items (cameras, binoculars, chargers, torch, sunblock etc)

YOUR VEHICLE
• Should be mechanically sound
• Vehicle must have front and rear recovery points.
• Tyres in a good condition and bring 2 spare tyres.

VERY IMPORTANT ENSURE RELEVANT TRAVEL/MEDICAL EVACUATION/VEHICLE INSURANCE IS UP TO DATE AND VALID FOR THE DESERT.

COST

PRICE PER PERSON | 2021
NAD 12,800.00 per paying adult
NAD 4,500.00 per child between 14-18 years old
NAD 4,000.00 per child between 6-13 years old

To run a tour, we require a minimum of 16 paying adults.
The maximum capacity for a tour is 12 client vehicles.

Private and smaller groups can be arranged upon request.

Prices are only valid until 31 December 2021

PAYMENT TERMS

PAYMENT TERMS

DEPOSIT POLICY
Reservations made 6 months and longer in advance require a 25% deposit within 7 days. Reservations made less than 6 months prior to departure require a 50% deposit, of which 25% is non-refundable, payment within 7 days. Failure to comply with this will result in an automatic cancellation of your booking.

PAYMENT POLICY

If full amount is not received 35 days prior to tour date, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation and retain the deposit or other funds already received from the client. If booking is made less than 35 days to departure, full payment is required to confirm the reservation.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Any cancellation of a confirmed booking must be received in writing. In the event of cancellation, charges will be determined as follows: 60 days and longer: 20% non-refundable 35 days prior to departure: 75% of full amount non-refundable 14 days prior to departure: 100% of full amount non-refundable Quotations are subject to availability at time of booking.

BOOKING

A booking form and our banking details will be sent upon written confirmation of the tour and a decision on a date has been reached. Each tour member / client will be required to fill in the booking form, sign, and return to Travel Uncharted.