Chadmanwalking Damaraland Camino
Hi there and thanks very much for your interest in my walks.
Briefly, I am a normal person like you and have had my fair share of heartache and Chaos. Since 2010 I have turned too nature for my own mental and physical health. I have done 6 big walks of over 3000km and a few smaller ones. I find myself being pulled to the desert and have now walked the entire length of the Namib desert in Namibia. Please check out www.chadmanwalking.com
I want to now share the peace and tranquility I find in nature with others. Who, like me are facing very tricky times! Is there ever a better time to get out and get your head back in the right place? Is there a better time to walk for yourself, too spend some time reconecting with who you actually are?
So, I am returning to the desert!
Who wants to join me? 😉
I will be walking across the Dune field in Damaraland over 4 days/5 nights. It is a 50km walk that promises to be a real adventure. We will wild camp and have a 2 man back up team. Just us and nature.
We meet at Camp Madisa at 18-00 0n day 1. Your camping and dinner is included at Camp Madisa. The fire will be ready after the briefing and we will have a nice braai😉.
Included. Camping equipment including tent, mattress, sleeping bag and pillow, (if you need or bring your own). Camping at Camp Madisa and The Brandberg White Lady lodge,, back up vehicle, trailer and 2 staff, meals, ice for a few days, firewood, Damaraland borehole water and guide.
Not included. Drinks, Medical insurance, and items of a personal nature. Anything not listed above.
To get into the swing of things we do a 14km walk today. It is along the Goantagab river and an medium day. We will stop for breakfast under an Anna boom and for tea at poacher’s gap. Late morning, we leave the river and head into the dunes😉
We walk until around 12 noon then stop and build camp. The afternoons can get hot, but I have a 10m x 6m shade netting we use to escape from the sun. We have a 2-man backup team and a mobile camp. However, our aim is to get to Moringa camp today. I will walk with you until breakfast where we will look for tracks, fauna and flora. Thereafter you will have time to walk on your own and meditate as you let nature fill your senses.
We will however not be far away incase you need anything.
Please remember Moringa camp consists of a tree! We use bottles of water to wash, and we have a toilet seat on a frame. We will dig a hole, erect a screen and there will be total privacy. Bring matches to burn the TP DBBL
We leave the Goantagab behind us and head South. Up the rolling Dunes for 14km. It is a hard day but wow what a place too be. We walk as a team and never leave a soldier behind! So, we walk as fast as the slowest walker and the idea is to leave your stress at home and spend some time on yourself. This is your time. Be nice to yourself and those walking with you 😊. We have 2 rules. You may not speak about Covid, Business or politics and do not walk too far from the group alone. This is a wilderness area and there are free roaming Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Cheetah etc.……! Our aim is to walk to Euphorbia Gulch. 14km There is Zero light pollution here and the stars are unbelievable. Let us see what we can see. However, when its full moon out here you do not even need to bring a torch. The Sunsets at Euphorbia gulch light up the BRANDBERG and this truly is a special place. DBBL
Today is our first downhill walk of 13km to Cheetah Camp. The whole day we will be walking straight at the BRANDBERG. What a sight. We will have crossed the halfway point and spirits are high. Our walk will be on lots of sand, but nobody cares because its downhill 😉 Our food is simple but nutritious and we cater for all food requirements. The afternoons are your time. Read, meditate, have a drink, or do what I do and recover in the shade. We have a 2-man support staff. We walk and they do everything else. Put up your tent, cook, clean etc.…. Please do not arrive with your Samsonite 😉. 1x Day bag to walk with and a soft kit bag please. DBBL
Our final day, this is a magnificent day’s walking. We drop down the mini escarpment towards Breakfast tree! The terrain is gravel plains and after breakfast we stroll amongst the Granite boulders before dropping into the Ugab river for the last 5km. We will walk to BRANDBERG White Lady Lodge and we will have achieved our end goal! Let the festivities begin!!! BL
Your night camping at Brandberg White Lady Lodge is included and a final braai. The transfer to Madisa to pick up your car is also included.
What to bring.
Torch. Extra batteries.
Spare boot laces
Sun block. Lots.
Wet wipes. Lots.
Hand wash. There is a lot of sand out there.
2 x 1L water to carry in your day bag.
Snacks for energy. Easy to carry.
We take a max of 16 walkers and can arrange a date with you if you have a private group.
N$3800pp Children under 14 N$3200pp including camping at Madisa & Brandberg White Lady Lodge and Meals.
Or you can leave after we finish the walk and not stay on at the Brandberg. N$3400pp
If you want a room at Camp Madisa and Brandberg White Lady Lodge just pay the difference between camping and your chosen accommodation.
We will shuttle you back to Camp Madisa to collect your vehicles.
22-27 June (Full moon walk),
7-11 July (Stars walk) Last few places available & 21-25 July 2021 ( Full moon walk) Last few places available.
4-8 Aug ( Stars walk),18-22 Aug (Full moon walk) & 25-29 Aug 2021
So, who is up for an Adventure and needs a bit of me time???
If you are interested please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or +264 812331833
Hope to see you soon.