Running in Namibia

Why trail run in Namibia

Namibia is known for its rugged landscapes and stark beauty, making it an excellent destination for trail runners looking for an adventure. Its varied topography of dunes, mountains, and savannahs provide a unique challenge and experience.

When to trail run in Namibia

The best time to trail run in Namibia is during the winter months, which are May to September. During this time, the weather is cooler, making it more comfortable for running, and the trails are less likely to be muddy.

Trail running cities in Namibia

Some popular trail running places in Namibia include the Fish River Canyon, the Sossusvlei dunes and the Spitzkoppe mountain. Namibia also has many national parks, such as Etosha National Park, where it is possible to run along the savannahs with wild animals.

Run travel in Namibia

Run adventures in Namibia

Active Africa & Wildrun Africa – Transfrontier Trail Run – Enjoy this multi-stage transfrontier trail run that crosses the border between South Africa and Namibia with a fully-supported five days and 200km. You’ll explore the mountain wilderness of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

Run travel in Namibia in 2023


Bucket list trail races in Namibia

Namibia is home to the famous Namib Desert Challenge, a multi-stage race that takes place in the Namib Desert, one of the world’s most beautiful and toughest deserts. Participating in this race is a great way to challenge yourself and experience the unique landscapes of Namibia, making it a perfect addition to your trail-running bucket list.

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