Unspoilt landscapes where you feel like being on the moon - not to be reached in a common motorhome!
ACTION MOBIL globetrotter motorhomes are built and equipped to master such landscapes. As nature in Namibia is highly sensitive and in many places totally untouched by civilization, we deem it our duty to protect those landscapes and to leave as few traces as possible when travelling through. You should not deviate from existing tracks in order not to leave fresh tyre traces in areas that have been untouched so far.
The special characteristic of Namibian landscapes is that their appearance can change completely within a few kilometres, for example in the Kaokoveld where, after strenuous rocky passages, you will suddenly be rewarded with a view of lush river oases. These places abound with animal life.
For us terrain conditions change. Deep sand, muddy passages and sudden encounters with elephants, giraffes and other wild animals. Quite often, quick and clever reactions are required.
In coastal fog along Sceleton Coast
Inside the roof tent – chilly and damp. In the comfortably furnished ACTION MOBIL ... warm and cosy!
Daniela Reitz -Wirths, apart from being in charge of management is also responsible for the ambience of the lounge cabins, which is not bad at all. Certain pride is justified! Also the senior boss and co-founder of ACTION MOBIL, Steffi Reitz, enjoys the amenities of the cabin in weather like this.
The “Grizzly”, an impressive rock formation in the Khumib region and up front the delicate blossom of a bushman candle - an endemic plant that grows nowhere else.
Travelling in comfort, a long way from any civilization and in any type of terrain - That´s what means “being ACTION MOBIL(e)”
On the way in PUROS Canyon, the green river oasis in the HOARUSIB
Encounters with desert elephants may happen any time. With a bit of luck also a desert lion may show up.
Most time of the year the riverbed is dry, only in the Puros Canyon the water surfaces also in the dry period. As one can see by the level indicator in the picture below, the situation during the rain season can change all of a sudden and many a vehicle gets swept away by the mass of water.
PUROS Dust, Dirt, Poverty, Alcohol!
However, it is the only place where you can stock up with the most essential food in 100 km around and it can be reached only by 4x4 vehicles. Nevertheless, we believe that the Puros area is one of the most beautiful and most exciting landscapes of Namibia.
The Puros area is home to the HIMBAS. Still today people partly live their traditional way of life, but the expression on the old woman´s face Civilization has brought a lot of negative influence. Here two worlds clash. The people take every opportunity to beg money or some food from the tourists. Since such opportunities open up only for a couple of minutes, the person who tries fastest and most radically, will win. There are hardly any jobs for the people and the money they have managed to get hold of is mostly spent on alcohol.
Only the children radiate charm and joy - what will the future hold for them?
Only a few kilometres outside the village we experience untouched Africa
Above Puros the Houarusib forms a lengthy oasis with gorgeous shadowy trees and open watering places. The Action Mobil has no problem threading its way through deep river sand. We are surrounded by wild animals and during the night it may happen that the camp is visited by nosy elephants.
We were on our way in the Action Mobil ATACAMA 6300 for 3 weeks. The tank volume of 600 l Diesel was sufficient for covering the entire distance outside civilization. 500 l water on board provided drinking water, industrial water and also allowed for refreshing showers in this hot climate.
Food supply was sufficient, made possible by a 150 l freezer and a big ACTION MOBIL fridge. Every day we enjoyed bread rolls freshly baked in the Miele oven-there was room also for them in the freezer - and all the energy needed was supplied by the solar installation on the roof. A perfect and exciting tour in the ACTION MOBIL through the wilderness of Namibia.