Namibia Desert Quad Biking
You can enjoy quad biking around Swakopmund, Namibia as an experienced rider or a novice. Once you learn the ropes, you can have a great time riding alone or with your family and friends. Be prepared to enjoy speed, dust, jumps and off-road challenges based on your expertise. If you prefer to slide and skid through dune sand and over jumps, indulge yourself. If you would rather take it easy and enjoy the scenery, then just take things at your own pace. Namibian quad biking offers rides for all experience levels.
The Quad Bike
The quad bike is basically an engine-powered quadracycle. It is a four-wheeled motor bike that is straddled by the rider. Many of the safety concerns related to quad bikes are highly dependent on the skill and responsibility level of the rider.
The quad bike was originally designed for road use as a form of horseless carriage. In the early 20th century, the quad bike was redesigned and improved for rough terrain and to move through water. In the 1970s, a top motorcycle manufacturer began designing quad bikes based on the features of its motorcycles. This began the popular off-road use of today’s quad bikes. Today’s quad bikes are lighter in weight and designed to use in off-road situations that would be difficult for larger vehicles.
Why not spend the day quad biking up and down the dunes, through difficult terrains and across the desert of the Namib? Enjoy a fun and exciting way to view scenery, play hard, enjoy fresh air and even get a little exercise. You can rent quad bikes from various locations.
When you arrive for your quad biking experience, you will be given detailed information regarding rules and safety procedures. The bikes are legal on the roads in Namibia, but proper safety gear must be worn to comply with local laws. Your equipment should consist of a helmet, goggles and waterproof clothing to wear over your own clothes.
If you prefer, you can request more detailed instructions and training and reserve a guide for your quad biking excursion. After your briefing, you can hop on your bike and begin familiarizing yourself with the controls and the feel of the machine. Your instructor will guide you through everything you need to know to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Once your training is completed, you will be off on your adventure.
Riders must be at least 16 years of age or have parental consent. If you have children that are old enough to ride on smaller machines, Swakopmund has junior quad biking as well. All riders must be in reasonably good health and able to climb on and off the vehicle without difficulty. Included in the standard rental is:
- Use of the quad bike
- Safety equipment
- Full instruction and training in using the quad bikes#
- Typical rental time of 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours
Quad biking in Swakopmund offers visitors an opportunity to see the sights and experience the wonderful weather and lifestyle of Namibia. A variety of terrain offers both the beginner and the seasoned rider with a wealth of different experiences. Whatever your tastes, the Namib Desert will give you an exceptional adventure from the seat of a quad bike.