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This half day tour takes place along the eastern part of the major dune belt which lies between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Here the ecology of the dunes is concentrated on explaining the evolutionary aspects and the uniqueness of these adaptations. The theory part is dealt with in an informal way and the various desert adapted creatures are then searched for and the various interesting adaptations are pointed out to you. The main animals looked for are the Namib Sand diving Lizard, Web-footed Gecko, Namaqua Chameleon, Peringuey’s Adder(Sidewinder), Namib Sand Snake, Namib thick-tailed Scorpion, the fog basking Tenebrionid Beetle and several other insects only found along the dune belt. From the dunes we walk through a place known as ‘The Horse Graveyard'. Here, the mass slaughter of South African military horses marked the turning point of Namibia's (then South West Africa) involvement in the First World War. This area, holding some 1,600 carcasses, signifies the key role that Swakopmund and Walvis Bay played in the development of Namibia.

 A brief description of the minerals found in the dunes is also explained as well as the formation of the dunes and the importance of the coastal fog to all the living organisms and vegetation found along the dunes. The only birds that may be encountered here depending on rainfall are Tractrac Chat, Red-capped Larks, Gray’s Lark, Stark’s Lark, Burchell’s Courser, Ludwig’s Bustard, Rock Kestrel and Rufous-eared Warbler.

Excellent photographic opportunities.

This super informative tour of Namibia’s dune landscape is an ideal choice for nature lovers. Your guide tells you all about the distinct desert environment and helps you spot wildlife like lizards, snakes, and beetles as you walk across the sandy expanse. Hotel pickup and drop-off, bottled water, and a snack make this tour an easy and comfortable option.
  • Guided tour from Swakopmund to Namibia's desert sand dunes
  • Visit one of Namibia’s most popular natural attractions in a few hours
  • Learn about the environment from your guide as you go
  • All transportation included for a hassle-free outing
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great living desert safari

This trip was one for my husband’s bucket list and we were not disappointed Dan is a great spotter guide and host My husband had a great time and loved every minute of it Definitely worth doing when in Swakopmund

Thank MartineNL
Reviewed 1 week ago
Worst travel experience I have ever had

The eco dune tour was booked by the travel agent in Windhoek. First we were called at our hotel and told that the guide assigned to us would not be available and the alternative guide would not accept credit cards. My wife told the hotel...More

Thank trustscholar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
See the Little Five

This is not a tour that I could have done on my own. Unbelievable service and knowledge of the dunes, Flora and fauna around swakobmund. Dane was amazing. After 4 hours, I know so much more about the desert. Plus, we got up close and...More

Thank jim590
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fascinting Tour

My husband signed our family up for the half day dune eco tour. I was skeptical. I figured, "We have a truck, we can drive and hike around the dunes for free and see cool stuff." I was so wrong. I realized after the tour...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 26 April 2018
Very goo tour that teaches you so much

I did this tour and I was very pleased with the professional way the guides presented themselves and the vast amount of knowledge I gained from their expertise.

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