Elferspot Experience Namibia

Elferspot Experience Namibia

Driven by passion. Powered by “Elferspot Experience”

After years of matching up Porsche 911’s with new happy owners we have taken the step to offer experiences to match the sheer passion and commitment between all the 911’s fans around the world. There are plenty of driving experiences on offer in the market but we at Elferspot have chosen a route that follows our market space – so we offer trips in well prepared Porsche 911’s going to locations you normally would never go with your own Porsche 911.

We have teamed up with Jan Kalmar Beyond Adventure to ensure unforgettable experiences and spot on quality with their unique driving adventures. Welcome to our bespoke Elferspot Experience.

Beyond Adventure – Namibia

Get ready for one of the greatest safari driving adventures in the world even further enhanced by experiencing it from behind the steering wheel of a Porsche. Prepare for some of the most stunning desert landscapes in Africa. A true bucket-list territory awaits – the best of Namibia. 

Namibia offers what makes the heart of a true adventurer beat faster! A mix of unforgettable sights, prime wildlife safaris, diverse African culture and challenging driving experiences through this timeless land of arid deserts, majestic sand dunes, coastal areas and unpopulated places with wide-open spaces in between. Close your eyes and you will only hear the lonely desert wind passing through… the country is, after all, one of the most sparsely populated independent countries on earth. 

Mind-blowing landscapes, wildlife safaris, vast open spaces and untouched nature… Welcome to the soul of Africa: Namibia! 

The ten-day Beyond Adventure starts close to Windhoek, the capital, from a private game reserve to get simply adjusted to African vibes. The next day it is time to get into the cars and follow wide open and seemingly endless gravel roads towards no-man’sland. First stop is the spectacular Sossusvlei and the world’s oldest desert, the Namib Desert with its great sand sea and unforgettable views. The journey continues towards the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast with its rugged shoreline waiting. 

Damaraland and its fascinating rock formations and desert-adapted wildlife cannot be missed before we reach Etosha National Park – one of the best wildlife safari destinations in Africa with a vast saline desert and natural springs that support an astonishing array of indigenous species. The variety and sheer number of animals is outstanding and a truly fascinating destination waiting to be explored in Safari style. Before returning to Windhoek, a short stop at the Africat Foundation in Okonjima is on the programme. 

For this outstanding adventure prepare for spectacular views, abundant wildlife and unforgettable overnight stays under the clear African skies. Experience this and so much more on yet another once-in-a-lifetime experience through the windscreen of our special Safari-ready Porsche 911 and Cayenne fleet.

Excellence paired with passion, adventure and precision

Beyond Adventure is all about exploring the world on passionate and unique driving adventures. Getting from A to B will become your experience not just transport. We offer you to explore “bucket-list” destinations, all behind the steering wheel of the most suitable vehicle for the challenges.

We dare to motivate you to go where no-one normally goes and we want to exceed your expectations with our one-of-its-kind concepts. With this experiences, we redefine automotive adventures and via distinctive customer teamwork you can extend your network and create friendships. When joining a Beyond Adventure you will become part of a passionate team and will immediately feel our uniqueness in how we do things.

Jan Kalmar Beyond Adventure was established by Jan Kalmar – an adventurer, petrol head and extreme driver who is constantly exploring the planet on four wheels. This life-long passion has led to an extensive network. Jan has bent the limits for automotive challenges for over 20 years and even set world records in the process.

Individual Approach

For us the experience must be distinctive – we supply the best service wherever we go but never lose the flexibility and individual approach. Therefore have we developed an unique classic rally-style driving concept for Beyond Adventure, not competing for the fastest time but instead for the most precise timing. This means you drive and navigate by yourself independently. Of course, the support team is always close by and for the most challenging stages, the entire group stays together.

Your Team

The passion for adventures is deep within our vastly experienced event team. We always aim for the best possible comfort and always ensure you are never alone. In case of an emergency, break down or a simple puncture, there is a solution assisted by the Beyond Adventure team. So, although you drive solo, you are never alone, even in the most remote areas. On special adventures a Beyond Adventure paramedic is present to ensure medical assistance in an unlikely emergency. The same goes for vehicle issues if needed a specially trained technician is on site.

For all Beyond Adventures the team always includes a local guide to explain about the area and inform about local habits and traditions, simply to widen your horizon – as Hans Christian Andersen said: “to travel is to live.” Behind the scenes, a team of travel experts is on alert from start to finish following your progress via GPS tracking for your safety and comfort – always ready to support.

The experience starts already when signing in, from that moment you can always rely on our support. Our adventure starts at the arrival airport. From here all is taken care of all the way to the departure airport. Get ready to explore the world you never knew existed…

The extraordinary world!

Let the adventure begin,

Jan Kalmar, founder

The Program

DAY 1

Ideally you will arrive by afternoon at Hosea Kutako International Airport, just outside Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek. Here you will be welcomed by our team and shuttled to our lodge close by. At the lodge, you will have time to relax and adapt to the time and speed of Africa. Enjoy your first African sunset of this adventure, followed by a welcome dinner in true Namibian fashion. Get ready – the driving adventure is about to start! 

If you prefer to arrive earlier to adjust to the African time zone, please let us know well in advance so we may secure the bookings.

OMAANDA

DAY 2

An early start to the day will be a natural part of being in Africa, so get used to it… After breakfast we start with our briefing, and it is all about getting to know the team, the route in more detail and of course to introduce you to your car for this adventure as they have many special features. In addition, we will show you some handy but easy ‘self-help’ solutions. 

We get into the cars and navigate our way out of Namibia’s central highlands, down the plateau and into the oldest desert in the world while getting used to the cars. Our goal is Sossusvlei, an area characterised by having some of the tallest sand dunes in the world, some towering over 300 metres. Sossusvlei is in the middle of what is known as the Namib Sand Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Our desert lodge for the night is one of few within the Namib Naukluft Park borders. Take in your surroundings and enjoy the tranquillity that the Namib Desert offers. 

The lodge provides the perfect place to rest and, if you wish, sleep directly under the vast sky and its many stars – a very fitting view to match your isolated location.

LITTLE KULALA, 440 km

DAY 3

For the early risers who are interested in breathtaking views from above, an optional hot air balloon ride is one way to admire one of the most beautiful African sunrises. Dunes as far as the eye can see, and rated as one of the best balloon rides in Africa, this is a near must, completed by a champagne breakfast. 

After your return enjoy some of the activities that the lodge offers; enjoy a massage or simply relax by the pool or on your private veranda. 

In the early afternoon we enter the Sossusvlei National Park and catch some truly incredible glimpses of wildlife in their natural habitat. Get in your cars and we will face some short but challenging sandy tracks. Once arrived we will continue on foot to the famous ‘valley of dead trees’, Deadvlei. Take in the surroundings and enjoy the tranquillity of the Namib Desert. 

On the way back, a special sundowner on the nature reserve is waiting, and dinner will be a local braai (barbeque) before we set off in our cars again tomorrow.

LITTLE KULALA, 150 km

DAY 4

Today our journey continues around the Namib Sand Sea, through two canyon passes and vast open plains and a unique mix of tarmac, gravel and salt roads until we reach the Atlantic Ocean and the harbour town of Walvis Bay. 

The Atlantic, being rich in plankton, draws large numbers of aquatic life including seals, dolphins and whales to name just a few. The rich Atlantic also supports Walvis Bay’s lagoon, a protected RAMSAR site and bird sanctuary which boasts over 88 different species and up to 250,000 birds at any given time. A sure, welcome sight are all the flamingos along the shoreline. 

Our destination for the night is virtually isolated, very hard to reach by car, and uniquely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Expect to hear the call of jackals while they wander the area, listen to the sounds of over 100,000 seals interacting with each other and enjoy the fresh sea breeze. It is sure to be an evening to remember – enhanced by the wonderful sea-aroma!

PELICAN POINT LODGE, 350 km

DAY 5

Today we have an easy start and we will drive some smooth tarmac and salt roads passing by Swakopmund before the next stages of adventure begins. Our journey takes us north along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. This hostile but truly fascinating area has long been a graveyard for unwary ships and their crews. 

Then it is time to leave the coast again and get into the ruggedness of Namibia with all its rock formations. Next stop is Damaraland Camp in the Huab River Valley, famed as Namibia’s most pristine wilderness area with awe-inspiring landscapes to show you the true meaning of the word ‘remote’. 

An award-winning, eco-friendly lodge, Damaraland Camp offers breathtaking views alongside its memorable semitented accommodation.

DAMARALAND CAMP, 410 km

DAY 6

You may have completed many unique driving experiences in your life, but when was the last time you followed a dried-out river-bed in a Porsche for 120 km? Yes, and this with a golden opportunity to see the desert-adapted elephants, rhinos and many other species. Most of the route is on sand, and with the lions close by, this will be done in convoy with no time target so the team assist you if any issues occur. When the river ends you will hit the best gravel road you can imagine after this tough driving day. First we head for a fuel stop before a near-straight 200 km tarmac road awaits… 

When arrived you can relax in one of the best lodges on this journey. Get ready as tomorrow it is time for world-class game viewing…

ANDERSSONS AT ONGAVA, 425 km

DAY 7

We will be up before first light to experience the game in the picturesque Etosha National Park. Along with our rangers, you will explore the fauna and flora the park has to offer. Etosha’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space, but the true attraction is, of course, its elite wildlife with over 100 species of animals calling it home. 

The afternoon can be used to seek out more wildlife, or a welcome visit to the spa for your soul… it is up to you but regardless of your choices, after a day full of wonder, it is time to relax and reflect back at the lodge where you can make your way to an underground viewing point to get eye-to-eye with the animals!

NILE SAFARI LODGE, 339 km

DAY 8

Today you have yet another hard choice: rise early with the animals and explore the numerous waterholes or enjoy a slow morning at the lodge. By now you are adapted to Africa so the game-drive will be done all by yourself, but with our team always close by.

The destination for today is still in the proximity of Etosha National Park which allows another full day safari through the Etosha National Park with its amazing wildlife of elephants, giraffes, rhinos, lions, springbok and zebras to name just a few. Relax in the evening overlooking the vast savanna, with a waterhole close by attracting animals from far away.

ONGUMA THE FORT, 190 km

DAY 9

After two days of wildlife viewing it is time to head back south towards Windhoek but not before stopping for a lunch break at Okonjima and the AfriCat Foundation – a project which aims to rescue, relocate and rehabilitate some of the world’s most beautiful and admired big cats, the cheetah and leopard. Learn all about these majestic animals and be in with a chance of coming nose to nose with these feline beauties. 

Afterwards continue straight back to Omaanda lodge where we started our awe inspiring driving adventure nine days ago. It is time to end the day with an incredible farewell-dinner under the stars and to say “see you next time” to all the like-minded adventurers with whom you shared this unique experience. 

Tomorrow a transfer to the airport is arranged, unless you take an extra day or two to relax before returning home with a camera roll of Beyond Adventure stories to tell. Should you wish to extend your stay please let us know well in advance that we may secure the necessary bookings for you.

OMAANDA, 590 km

NAMIBIA IS:

  • Rugged and isolated
  • Wonderful wildlife
  • Nicely challenging and adventurous
  • Extreme nature with great contrasts
  • Amazing roads – no highways missed
  • Safe

NAMIBIA IS NOT:

  • African chaos
  • Full of roadside Fastfood restaurants
  • Having Western toilets everywhere
  • Only straight roads
  • Suits and dresses
  • Always GPS connected

THE CARS – YOUR CHOICE

What suits you best and what are you most comfortable in? Choose between our KALMAR RS and KALMAR CS. Let us know which car you prefer!

The 911’s have a rear roll-cage, new higher suspension with rally shock absorbers, larger special Michelin gravel tires and full under-body protection. Special spare tire holder and of course the cool-box behind the seats.

The Cayennes also lifted with larger than original tires. Full under-body protection, roof rack, fridge and recovery gear to make even the most difficult stages possible.

We will use modern tablet navigation so you will never be lost, just like we have our satellite-based safety system with many cool functions.

PORSCHE CAYENNE KALMAR CS

The finest and most comfortable car of all the selection of cars. Might turn less heads, but like a magic carpet ride.

KALMAR CS #1 ‘Turtle’ (Porsche Cayenne E2)

KALMAR CS #2 “Map” (Porsche Cayenne E2)

Porsche Cayenne KALMAR CS-R

KALMAR CS-R #0 (Porsche Cayenne E1)

PORSCHE KALMAR RS

A light, tough hardcore gravel car that’s at home in the harshest conditions – just remember it’s not the most comfortable car. It’s a true work horse. Air-conditioning is working when we set off. Five or six speed manual transmission. Just 1300kg and 260-290bhp, it’s something else!

KALMAR RS #1 ‘Red Dot’ (Porsche 964)

Porsche 993 KALMAR RS

A sprinter with power well suited for the smooth tarmac and gravel roads – but slightly more fragile in the roughest terrains.

Dates and Facts:

  • 10 days (8 driving days)
  • 2,700 km
  • July 27 – August 05, 2024

Cars:

We offer 2 different options:

  • Porsche 911 (964/993) KALMAR RS
  • Porsche Cayenne KALMAR CS

Price per person:

Upon request.

Including:

  • Beyond Adventure vehicle
  • 9 overnights
  • all breakfasts, lunches and dinners, incl. non-alcoholic drinks
  • Beyond Adventure organization
  • Transfers to and from the airport

Excluding flights to and from Windhoek International Airport to your home destination.

Misc:

Group size: Min. 10 participants

If you wish to book additional pre- or post nights in Windhoek (recommended is Omaanda Lodge), please let us know well in advance that we may secure necessary bookings for you. 

Information correct at time of publishing, due to the nature of the projects changes can occur. 

Organization:

Jan Kalmar Beyond Adventure OÜ

Contact:

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team.

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