TokTokkie Trails is a separate concession on the reserve and offers guided desert walking trails in the southeast of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. The trail is two nights long and can easily be integrated into a visit to Wolwedans (subsequently becoming a four-night stay).
The pace of the trail is leisurely and designed for guests from 10 to 70 years of age. Daily distances do not exceed 10 kilometers to ensure close-up viewing of the desert’s intriguing flora and micro-fauna. Groups (which could also be exclusive) are limited to 8 persons to ensure personal attention.
Follow in the footsteps of the Bushmen (San), who have been traversing the expansive sand and gravel plains for centuries. This down to earth experience will reveal the desert’s true magnitude to you, a dramatic interplay of golden grass Savannah, red sand dunes and majestic mountain ranges.
Enjoy your picnic lunch in the shade of ancient camel-thorn trees that line the dry riverbeds. Two course dinners and drinks are served at camp after sunset. Hot bucket-showers and comfortable camp beds under the starry skies will provide comfortable relief after a day’s walk.
This close to nature experience requires a certain degree of physical fitness. The older generation, however, is not excluded – many a seasoned nature lover has thoroughly enjoyed the trail.
Khoisan men, from the south of Namibia lead the bushman walk through the dunes and plains surrounding the camps and lodges. Guests are led through areas surrounding the sites and focus primarily on micro-fauna and flora. Activities from the previous night, like tracks and trails are sought out and small desert creatures are located, identified and explained. The bushman walk is included in your stay at Wolwedans and takes place in the morning or the afternoon.