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ABOUT OUR LIVING DESERT TOUR

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 nestling 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 take 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.

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IMPORTANT

  • The tour starts at 8h00 and ends between 12h00 and 13h00.

  • We will pick you up at your Guest House between 8h00 and 8h15 and also drop you off after the tour (pickups only in Swakopmund).

  • Please advise the name of your Guest house when making a booking.

  • If you stay outside of Swakopmund we will arrange a pickup point.

  • The price is N$800 per person or Euro equivalent in cash on completion of the tour (No credit card facility).

  • Tours are run in English and German or a mix of both languages depending on the nationality of the people on the tour.

  • If everybody on the tour is German then I can offer a German only tour, otherwise the tour is in English with German translations.

  • 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. 

CHILDREN POLICY

  • Children of ages 12 and under pay half price – N$400.

  • Young children should be well behaved and under adult supervision.

TIPS

  • Breakfast and lunch is not included. Please have a good breakfast at your Guest house before the tour.

  • Soft drinks and water are included on the tour.

  • Dress warmly if it is cold, remember a hat, sun block and sunglasses.

  • Walking shoes or Sandals are fine and you can walk barefoot if the sand is not too hot.

  • Remember your camera and a macro lens if you have one – pocket cameras have a macro lens built in already.

  • Modern Cell phones can also be used to take great pictures which can be used instantly on social media.

  • Toilets – It is advisable to go to the toilet before you are picked up for the tour, as there is no toilet on our tour. If you do need the toilet we will provide you with a scenic, hygienic, panoramic natural dune toilet

VERY IMPORTANT (CANCELLATION POLICY)

  • Should you want to cancel this tour then please let us know well in advance so that we can sell your seat to somebody else.

  • A last minute cancellation (within 48 Hours), no show on day of tour, or incorrect booking from your side will result in 100% cancellation fees.

  • A cancellation on the day of the tour due to sickness is 100% cancellation fees. (Money can be claimed back from your medical insurance by getting a doctors certificate).

  • A last minute cancellation due to Vehicle breakdown is 100% cancellation fees. (Money can be claimed back from your travel insurance).

FOR MORE INFORMATION, GET IN TOUCH WITH US

Tell: +264 64 405 070  |  Cell: +264 81 127 5070  |  E mail: nature@iafrica.com.na

P.O. Box 1953, Swakopmund, Namibia

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