Having been lucky enough to sample many of Southern Africa’s most thrilling excursions and memorable wildlife spectacles, quad biking in the remote Kunene region from Serra Cafema camp is still one of our absolute favourite experiences. The terrain is rugged, beautiful and absolutely perfect for quad biking, with steep hills, wide verdant valleys and scattered sand dunes. Potentially exhausting on foot and necessarily navigated by your guide in nature drives, there is a great thrill to being in total control at the wheel, with a guide to ensure that you don’t get disastrously lost in one of the most remote, uninhabitable corners of the continent. While there are some tricky stretches and it can become tiring after a couple of hours, there is no prior level of expertise required to explore these fabulous landscapes by quad bike.
Durations and routes can vary depending on the enthusiasm and skills of the group, and it may even be possible to drive to the airstrip while your luggage is transferred in a separate vehicle, should there be other guests at camp willing to participate. No matter the itinerary, there will be some truly inspirational scenery combined with stops to learn about the history, geology and wildlife of this little explored wilderness. And reassuringly, with Wilderness Safaris running the camp and the quad biking operation, environmental impact is minimised.