Tok Tokkie Trails

Embark on an exclusive 22km desert walking trail in the heart of the Namib Desert. This guided adventure offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature, witness stunning desert landscapes, and sleep under the starlit African skies. Experience the magic of the oldest desert in the world on Tok Tokkie Trails.


  • Explore the incredible landscapes of the NamibRand Reserve
  • Visit the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET)
  • Experience an International Dark Sky Reserve
  • Sleep out under the stars on a stretcher in a fairy circle
  • Available from 15 February – 30 November annually

When to Go


Day 1 & 2: NamibRand Nature Reserve (2 nights)

Arrive at the Tok Tokkie Trails base by 2pm. After packing your essentials (your luggage will be transported to your camp), fill your water bottle and lace up your hiking boots. Your journey begins with a visit to the Namibia Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) to learn about the reserve’s commitment to environmental responsibility. Then, embark on a short scenic drive to the trail’s starting point. Explore the rolling dunes, the desert’s small wonders, and the enigmatic fairy circles during an easy 1 to 2-hour walk through open plains and smaller dunes. Reach your camp for the night, situated in the heart of nowhere. Enjoy a sundowner as the sun sets on the horizon, followed by dinner under the mesmerizing dark skies—an unforgettable stargazing experience.


Day 2:

Wake up to a warm cup of tea or coffee as the sun rises. Start your day with a light breakfast and set out before the heat of the day. Traverse endless plains and ochre sand dunes that will leave you breathless. Discover the wonders of life in the world’s oldest desert during a 4 to 4.5-hour morning hike, which includes crossing a mountain saddle before descending into a dry riverbed. Take a break in a shaded spot for lunch and a midday siesta to escape the heat. In the cooler afternoon, continue your journey with a 2 to 2.5-hour walk over the dunes to your camp for the night. Enjoy a spectacular sunset view with a sundowner drink and dinner beneath the starlit desert skies.


Day 3: NamibRand Reserve (Departure / End of Tour)

As the sun illuminates the landscape, savor coffee or tea and a hearty breakfast. Begin the last leg of your journey back to the base with a 3 to 3.5-hour walk through dune fields adorned with stubby grasses and scattered acacias. Return to the farmhouse around 11:30 am to freshen up and bid your guide farewell. It’s time to leave the NamibRand Reserve and continue your adventure to your next destination.


  • All meals (2 x breakfast, 1 x lunch, 2 x dinner) and necessary equipment
  • Beverages (beers, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee, and juice)
  • Services of a guide, a “back-up” crew, and luggage transport during the trail
  • Group transfer to the trail’s starting point
  • NamibRand Nature Reserve park fees


  • Additional extras
  • Staff gratuities