Reviews of Tok Tokkie Trails
Wildlife sightings and reviews
35 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Tok Tokkie Trails and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Tok Tokkie Trails review"
However, this is not a luxury hike: it is a camping trip with no tent, so expect cold temperatures and blasting sand at night. The beds were not very comfortable.
On the other hand, the night sky was wonderful." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
However, we are delighted that they did generally enjoy the trail and specifically the guiding; that is what this experience is all about. Sleeping in the dunes with only a bedroll can be the highlight of a Namibia trip – even if travellers need to be prepared for low temperatures from June to Sept.
"Superb nights under the stars"
We found the camp beds and bed-rolls to be extremely comfortable and warm. We were woken at day-break with a welcome cup of tea/coffee (and offers to take photos) followed by substantial breakfast.
The second day started with a 4-5 hour walk over a hill pass (where it was nice to be walking on solid ground, not just sand) with stops to learn about the desert environment and small creatures, to finish at a desert shelter complete with social weavers, deck-chairs and lunch.
The afternoon was a 1.5 hour walk to the second camp amongst the dunes. The second evening was particularly convivial as we had got to know our companions and guide, Ricardo, better. The only down-side on our second night was the wind which had increased uncomfortably. However, it was still possible to hunker down in the bed-rolls to get to sleep. The sky was clear both nights, but due to a nearly full moon the stars were a bit obscured. It would have been better at new moon.
The final days walk was fairly short and somewhat anti-climatic, arriving back at the starting point at about 9.30.
Overall, this is a fantastic experience of the Namib desert, and certainly not to be missed if you enjoy walking and an outdoor experience." See all these reviews: 20n in Namibia
"Tok Tokkie Trails review"
Our guide Rodrigo . Roberto was excellent as were all the staff involved.
The visit to the Nadeet conservation project was much more interesting than anticipated" See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Enjoyed the 'small' wildlife" See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 3n in Zimbabwe; 2n in South Africa
Could have walked longer." See all these reviews: 26n in Namibia; 7n in Botswana
"Sleeping under the stars"
The walk wasn't too strenuous, the scenery was stunning, the guide was caring, funny and interesting, the organisation faultless and the food was amazing (from a tiny field kitchen!). And to top it all we spent 2 nights staring at and sleeping under the stars
We went in early September, and the weather was unseasonably cold, so the evenings were very chilly - need a jacket, hat and gloves." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
"An amazing experience"
Possibly tried to make meals too up-Market, simpler meals served more quickly would have been better as it was quite cold. ,Camp fire would have been welcome.. ,Hot water bottles in the beds was a wonderful surprise," See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
"This is a once-in-lifetime experience"
We all loved sleeping under the stars on our stretcher bed, also loved the bucket shower, I one day had my shower in front of an oryx!
One suggestion would be to have some hot breakfast in the morning, we went there end of August, second night was chilly, hot breakfast could have helped to warm up." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia
Our group was excellent company (only 5 people).
Only minus was the food, it was fine, but we expected may be more." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
"Must do excursion"
What makes the experience so enjoyable and special is the guide (Sebastian was our guide) and the wonderful camps, where one sleeps under a blaze of stars (following Sebastian's very informative star-gazing talk), the first time when the Milky Way really was milky, in very comfortable camp beds, complete with very welcome hot water bottles. Food is plentiful and excellent, served by very welcoming staff. The long drop loos (complete with signalling devices to indicate vacancy or otherwise) and hot bucket showers, both open to the African plains but secluded from one's fellow guests, were a tremendous "Out of Africa" experience.
It does get cold at night and there was one breakfast where there was a distinct run on the hot porridge, but one rapidly warms up and are relieved that the long lunch break on Day 2 is under canvas. We were woken one night by a nearby oryx grazing and everyone was very excited on the second night by the mournful call of a passing hyena. Tok Tokkie was a high point of a holiday complete with highpoints!" See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
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