Motorbiking through Namibia


There are few more exhilarating ways to get around a country than by motorbike. Namibia, with its extensive and well-maintained road network, is the perfect place to go on a long and winding ride through its scenic and sweeping landscapes.

In this post we have collected the information of several tour operators in Namibia that offer bike riders a chance to explore our country in a unique way. So read on if you have a taste for adventure of the two-wheeled variety.

Ride2Roam

This company offers tours in Namibia and its neighbouring countries. Take a trip from South Africa to Namibia, or why not travel between Namibia and Botswana.

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Riders heading toward Sossusvlei
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Ride2Roam limits its tour groups to ten bikers at a time so you will never be part of a swarm of tourists. Bike enthusiasts run the company so they know what they are doing and you can feel completely safe when striking out on the road with these guys.

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Riders striking out on a desert road.
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Their website is comprehensive and easy to navigate, check it out here.

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Mountain, biker.
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Dualsports Adventures

This is a company that specialises in doing tours throughout Southern Africa. There are guided tours and there are self-guided tours. Either option you choose the folks at Dualsports Adventures will hire out all the gear you need to tour around Namibia including GPS equipment when needed.

Their Southern Namibia Adventure is highly recommended as it will give you a unique way to explore Namibia’s Southern regions (read more about Namibia’s south over here).

The ride will take you past Sossusvlei, rugged landscapes and the Fish River Canyon as you make your way through Namibia and into South Africa.

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The Deadvlei, just outside Sossusvlei.

Motorcycle Tour South Africa

While based in South Africa this company does offer two tours through Namibia. The first is a ten-day tour that will take you along many of Namibia’s most scenic dirt roads. There won't be any camping on this tour and adventuers can choose betweenb a three or five star package.

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Exploring Namibia with friends on motorbikes- perfect!
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The charming seaside town of Luderitz will be one of your many stops.
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The second tour begins in South Africa and heads up the West Coast into Namibia. Check it out here.

Africa Motorcycle Tours

This is the international agent for South Africa Motorcycle Tours, and you can read more about the man in charge, Tyler Hare, here.

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Tyler Hare.
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This comapny offers perhaps one of the most interesting bike rides you can do in Southern Africa. Their Namibia/RSA tour is a must do for anyone who has 14 days and the urge to ride all around stunning Southern Africa. Starting in Cape Town your trip will take you north toward Namibia, and once in Namibia the real fun begins.

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You never know what you'll find when you bike into Namibia.
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On this tour you will visit Keetmanshoop, Windhoek, the Skeleton Coast and Etosha National Park before returning south back down to Cape Town. For a detailed tour description click here.

Enduro Namibia

For those riders who are looking for a little bit more of a challenging ride through Namibia this is an operator that can cater for your needs. Enduro Namibia proudly takes riders, of varying degrees of skills, over Namibia’s 37000 km’s of untarred roads, showing them exactly what the country has to offer.

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Off the main roads are some truly beautiful untouched landscapes.
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Most of the tours are suitable for the average rider, with only two (the Wild West and the Kaokoveld rides) being singled by the folks at Enduro Namibia as needing more skilled and physically prepared riders.

The company has a page with need to know facts about biking through Namibia as well as detailed biographies of some of the riders who will be leading you on your group tour.

On many of these tours you will be camping out in the wild and this would make it the perfect tour for those bikers looking for a bit more adventure than usual.

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One of the many camping spots you will visit on one of this company's tours.
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Gravel Travel

Another company that specialises in off-the-beaten-path tours is Gravel Travel. Check out their site here.

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Cut your own path with your group of riders.
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They also have several package options available for you to choose from just head to their website and begin planning your trip.

Great African Outdoors

With over 20 years of experience and a brand new fleet that has just been bought, GAO are one of the more established companies offering motorbike tours throughout southern Africa.

GAO have a “Windhoek to Windhoek” tour and on this ride you will visit Etosha, Epupa Falls, Swakopmund and Sesriem. It is a 12 day tour and will take you through some of Namibia’s top attractions.

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Sesriem Canyon.

The “Ocean to Desert” tour is another tour that starts in Cape Town, South Africa and makes it way up to Windhoek Namibia. On this tour you will go through Sesriem, the Fish River Canyon, Etosha, Swakopmund and Windhoek. It is a 14 day tour finishing in Windhoek.

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Stunning views abound in the Fish River Canyon.

The “Big Five” tour will take you on a circular route between Zimbabwe and Namibia and as you can guess the focus will be on visiting safari parks and seeing big game. The Okavango delta, Etosha National Park, Mdumu Game Reserve and Chobe National Park are some of the highlights on this 13 day tour.

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Elephants in Etosha National Park.

Overlanding Africa's Bike/Car Tour

Now many riders have families. And many riders’ families are not necessarily able, or willing to ride a motorbike through a foreign country. So if you have family members or significant others who are not too keen on riding around Namibia then fear not. The people at Overlanding Africa have a solution for you.

While you are riding along the dirt roads, tearing up a dust storm on your motorbike your companions, if they choose to not join you on two wheels, will be right behind you in the Overland Safari Truck. Not only will you all be able to share in the same views and experiences but you everyone gets to do it in the manner that they’d prefer to.

Their website is a bit light on information but they respond to any queries you might have about doing a motorcycle tour with you via email.


Additional reading

Live to Ride- Windhoek

Live to ride is the oldest motorcycle club in Namibia. If you are looking for like-minded riders and advice on the best routes to travel on throughout Namibia and Windhoek then be sure to visit their official page and drop them a line.

Cynthia in Namibia

Cynthia, a Dutch motorcycle enthusiast talks about her time biking through Namibia. Read all about it here.

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Cynthia on her way through Namibia.
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