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Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund

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Overview
This living desert tour is a extraordinary exploration of the coastal dune belt just outside Swakopmund. To the untrained eye the dunes are just a pile of sand, however your skilled and experienced guides will introduce you to a wealth of life. Track Palmato Geckos, sand-diving lizards, the famous fog-basking tok-tokkie beetle, sidewinder snakes, spiders, scorpions, and chameleons. This 3-hour exploration will be rounded out with a short dune drive.
Highlights
  • See the natural highlights of Swakopmund's coastal dunes
  • Track Namibia’s hard-to-find desert creatures
  • Go off-road on a dune drive by 4WD vehicle
  • Convenient, door-to-door transport from Swakopmund hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Swakopmund and then travel into the coastal dune belt that’s just beyond the city limits. Spot some of the natural highlights of the desert landscape as you drive into the dunes, but many of the desert’s most fascinating sights require a trained eye and a firsthand look. Learn about the fascinating animals that thrive in Namibia's arid landscape; search for creatures that crawl, slither, and hop across the sand; and find out how to identify the subtle tracks they leave. Following the wildlife portion of this Swakopmund dunes tour, pick up some speed on a dunes drive, and finish with return transfer to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We do not collect from any Airbnb's. Guests staying at an Airbnb must meet us at our office in the Brauhaus Arcade in Sam Nuyoma Avenue.
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (no pick up at Airbnb's or private homes)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We attended the living dunes experience recently and was pleasantly surprised hwo informative and enjoyable the experience was. It started off a bit slow but then once everything got going it was really awesome to see how desert animals adapt to their environment and we were
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Our tour guide Ilse was very nice, She had a great sence of humour and she will make u laugh guaranteed.
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What a great experience to go into the desert with top guides Ilze and Johnny. Their expertise and their love of nature gave us a glimpse of life in the desert that we could never have discovered ourselves.The way Ilze guided us through the desert and constantly surprised us,
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Ernest was my guide who showed me around the desert, who explained the interactions within this apparently empty and harsh ecosystem. it was the luck of the draw that we did not see much in the way of wildlife, but such tours are often a matter of chance. But even so,this was
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We highly recommend this tour. Now we see the dessert in a different way. We learned a lot about the nature and animals. Enjoyed the impressive views. Thanks to the guides for this great experience and great time!
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By: Charly's Desert Tours
Hayley K
40
DEC 2019
We attended the living dunes experience recently and was pleasantly surprised hwo informative and enjoyable the
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Dewald van Rhyn
10
Had a great tour guide!
Our tour guide Ilse was very nice, She had a great sence of humour and she will make u laugh guaranteed.
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Paul A
10
Top attraction in the desert of Swakopmund
What a great experience to go into the desert with top guides Ilze and Johnny. Their expertise and their love of
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LoveToGangAwa
12340
Life in the Living Desert
This highly recommended informative Desert Tour was a highlight of my October visit to Swakopmund. It was made
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cherriesfan_9
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1498627
Enjoyable trundle around the desert dunes.
Ernest was my guide who showed me around the desert, who explained the interactions within this apparently empty
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, Washington
2942545
Beautiful dunes but
The adventure not what we expected. The good. Beautiful dunes and well informed guides. They did source a
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Denise E
10
Must do!
We highly recommend this tour. Now we see the dessert in a different way. We learned a lot about the nature and
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trippppping
Melbourne, Australia
174
Great tour but too many people
We really enjoyed this tour but be prepared to have to compete with a lot of people to see the desert creatures as
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Laurens G
Antwerp, Belgium
30
Local products from Namibia
We started by visiting 2 farms just outside Swakopmund. Our guide took the time showing us around, explaining and
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Weltenbummlers
6356
Choose this tour
John was our Living Dunes Experience guide. He was excellent and explained everything clearly. He managed to find
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Key Details
  • Charly's Desert Tours
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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