KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
You don’t have to be a 4x4 pro to do a desert tour. There are several operators that offer tours of the Namib lasting four to six days and ranging in price from R7 000 to R8 250 per adult. (Most operators offer half-price rates for kids under 12.)
The rate includes two guide vehicles and trained tour leaders with the necessary 4x4 qualifications, concession fees, three meals a day and a two-way radio for your vehicle. You have to bring your own 4x4 (some operators can arrange one for you for about R2 000 extra per day), fuel (about 180 litres of diesel or 280 litres of petrol), camping gear, fishing permits, water and drinks.
There are similar 4x4 adventures in the Kaokoland and Kunene districts.