Welcome - Are you up for the Challenge?

23 September - 1 October 2011

We did it in 2009 - will you join us in 2011? Register for this exhilarating Challenge, open to men and women, in the remote wilderness of Namibia's desert! Push your emotional, physical and mental limits:

  • trek 100 km across stunning terrain 
  • conquer one of the world's last great wildernesses
  • camp out under the stars and discover the true Africa
  • raise money to help Fredericks Foundation give disadvantaged people the opportunity to build an independent future



The first Namibia Desert Challenge took place in September 2009 when a group of 21 trekkers successfully walked 100kms through Damaraland in Namibia and raised over £50,000 for the Fredericks Foundation. Following this success we are organising a second adventure of a lifetime to give other people the opportunity to experience a similar physical, emotional, and mental challenge, while raising money to help disadvantaged people.

KuduThis year's Challenge will be four and a half spectacular days in the remote wilderness of the Namib Desert. The trek will start at the foot of the Brandberg mountain and take us across desert savannah plains past eroded granites and dolorites to gravel plains finally arriving on the desolate Skeleton Coast. Each day will bring different challenges and beautiful views as far as the eye can see. At night we will sit round the camp fire and enjoy the most amazing night skies. Faan and his experienced Namibian team will provide all the support we need to help us through the trek. The Challenge will be tough but exhilarating and the sense of achieving something so great will stay with you for a long time. Conquering one of the world's last great wildernesses will be a totally liberating experience.


“I can’t stop thinking about the whole experience and probably never will. It was a short but physically demanding and emotionally-charged part of my life"

"I can do anything now!"

"Just amazing. I didn't want it to finish"


  • A registration fee of £300  plus
    • Option A: A commitment to raise a minimum sponsorship of £2,700 or
    • Option B: Pay £1,400 (to cover the balance of the cost of the trek) and a commitment to raise a minimum of £1,300 sponsorship


  • Return flight Heathrow - Windhoek, via Johannesburg
  • All accommodation - in tents during the trek and the final evening in a Lodge hotel
  • All meals
  • Experienced safari guides and back up facilities including medical support
  • A celebration meal on the last night at the Okahandja Lodge

    NB Spaces are strictly limited to 25 people and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Go on, what are you waiting for?