Namibia :: Kaokoland
:: Sesfontein Area
Category: Activity :: 4WD-Trail
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Khowarib Schlucht 4WD-trail follows the Ombonde and Hoanib rivers between the C35 and C43 in Damaraland, Namibia. The trail can be done in both directions but we describe it from east to west. You will start in Kamanjab where you should fill up with fuel and head north along the C35 for about 50km. From the C35 you turn east towards Kamdescha veterinary fence. The veterinary fence is about 17km along a two spoor gravel track. You are allowed to take meat and dairy products through the control gate in a westerly direction, but not the other way around. Shortly after passing through the fence, you will enter the Ombonde river where you will drive in thick river sand under large trees. The trail continues about 45km along the Ombonde river until you reach the confluence with the Aap river at Umumbaatjie. This also marks the start of the Hoanib River. Along the way, you would have passed the turnoff to the area known as Klein Serengeti. From Umumbaatjie it is another 25km along the Hoanib river until you reach the C43 near Sesfontein. There are a few options for community campsites on this section near the end of the trail. Driving conditions are mostly on sand which can become thick in some areas. But also expect sections of dry powder dust. You will definitely require a 4WD vehicle with high ground clearance and low range capability and if you are not an experienced offroad driver it is advisable to go with more than one vehicle. Always carry enough water and food supplies with you and have a means of communication as there is no cellular reception in most parts of the trail.
During the rainy season (Dec - May for that area) you should enquiry locally about the conditions as the normally dry river beds could be flooded and travelling impossible. Contact Khowarib Lodge or people from Kamanjab. (Dec-14).
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