Living Desert Tour:

Our half day tour departs from Swakomund at 8h00 in the morning and finishes at approximately 13h00.Namaqua chameleon

This Desert tour concentrates on exploring the local dune belt between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. We take special care not to damage the gravel plains and cause any unnecessary damage to the dune eco-system. The gravel plains are protected and home to the nesting Damara Terns, which are endemic to this area. Conservation, geological structure and the reason why we have a Desert will be discussed in detail en route. Plenty of time is available for frequent stops to take photos of the dunes and the surrounding environment.

We will stop continuously to look for animal tracks on the dunes (known locally as reading the bushman paper), to determine which animals were active the previous night and wherever possible will try to catch some of them to show you. We take great care to share our knowledge with you on each desert animal and plant, including emphasis on special adaptations and perfect design used for survival in the desert. Time and care is taken to ensure each animal is returned safely to its home.

Geckos, rolling spiders, scorpions, lizards, snakes, chameleons, skinks and a variety of beetles and insects are some creatures to be found on this tour.

  • Price: N$ 650 per person. Minimum 2 persons (Children under 12yrs - N$325)
  • Pickup: at your accommodation within Swakopmund
  • Includes: Soft drinks
  • Duration: half day tour, approx 5 hours from 8h00 – 13h00
  • Afternoon tours on request weather permitting – minimum 4 persons

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Welwitschia Moon landscape Tour:

Our half day tour departs from Swakopmund in the morning or afternoon and lasts approximately 5 hours.

On this welwitschia and moon landscape tour we explore the rocky granite valley, known as “The Moon Valley”, approximately 30km east of Swakopmund. This amazing landscape was carved out by the Swakop River over time and offers vast ever-changing landscapes. welwitschia mirabilis

Special care is taken not to damage the gravel plains and cause any unnecessary damage to the eco system. Conservation, geological structures, fauna and flora are discussed in detail en route. Plenty of time is available for frequent stops to take photos of the landscapes and the surrounding environment.

We will stop continuously to point out all features of interest including the desert adapted plants and any small creatures to be found along the way. Larger mammals such as Springbok, Klipspringer, Baboons, Jackals and Ostrich can also be encountered during the tour, but sightings depend on the availability of food, which in turn is dependant on the amount of rainfall. Great care is taken in sharing knowledge with our guests on each desert animal and plant, including emphasis on special adaptations and perfect design used for survival in the desert.
  • Price: N$ 650 per person. Minimum 4 persons
  • Pickup: at your accommodation within Swakopmund
  • Includes: Soft drinks
  • Duration: half day tour, approx 5 hours
  • Afternoon tour - Morning tours on request

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Desert Extravaganza:

tours into sand and rock desertsA full day desert experience covering all aspects of the desert landscapes in and around Swakopmund. From the rolling sand dunes with its secret treasures to the granite rocks and fascinating plants of the moon landscape, this tour combines the Living Desert tour in the morning with the moon landscape in the afternoon. Presented in a professional manner with a wealth of knowledge.

  • Price: N$ 1250 per person
  • Minimum: 4 persons
  • Pickup: at your accommodation within Swakopmund
  • Includes: Soft drinks
  • Duration: Full day tour, approx 8 hours from 8h00 to 17h00

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Guide Policy: Guides can join free of charge should there be place available

Please Note:

  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice should VAT be increased or any other government levies be introduced, including large fuel increases or similar unforeseen expenses.
  • Prices are valid from 1 Nov 2015 - 31 Oct 2016
  • Children under 12 years join us at half price
  • Larger tour groups can be accommodated if booked well in advance

  • NB – Should you want to cancel a tour then please let us know well in advance so that we can sell your seat to somebody else. A last minute cancelation, no show on day of tour, or incorrect booking from your side will result in 100% cancelation fees.

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Extra tour info:

Our Living Desert Tour "little 5" is a exciting educational tour which discovers the beauty and Life within the coastal dunes of the Namib. This tour focuses on the fauna and flora of the dune belt and includes a 4x4 scenic dune drive with excellent photographic opportunities and is suitable for adults and children. Some examples of the things you could see on this tour would be desert adapted creatures such as Lizards, geckos, spiders, snakes, chameleons, insects, plants and beautiful landscapes.

The tour starts at 8h00 and ends at 13h00. We pick you up at your Guest House at 8h00 in Swakopmund, so if you would like to make a booking you should please advise where you are staying? Tours are run in English and German or a mix of both languages depending on the nationality of the people on the tour.

 

  • Have a good breakfast before the tour
  • Dress warmly if it is cold
  • Remember a hat, sun block, sunglasses, camera with (Macro lens if you have one). Pocket cameras normally have macro built in. Sandals are fine.
  • Please take note of our group size – we start with a minimum of 2 people and have a maximum of 20 people on a tour. Our team consists of 3 guides.
  • And remember you are on holiday because life has meaning and each day is special including this one.

 

 

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