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Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund provided by Charly's Desert Tours

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Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund

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Overview
Explore the desert wildlife of Namibia’s sand dunes and follow alongside desert guides as they track web-footed geckos, snakes, chameleons, scorpions, and toktokkies, also called “fog-basking beetles.” This Swakopmund desert tour includes pickup and drop-off at local hotels, as well as all national park fees, and it gets you access to a restricted area of the dunes that requires special permission.
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
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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Charlene2587 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom444 contributions9 helpful votes
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This was such a lovely way to see the dunes and some of the wildlife that live there. Our guide was super knowledgeable about the dunes and all that live there as well as the history of Swakopmund and how events have shaped Namibia into the country it is today. You will drive
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Hayley K wrote a review Jan 2020
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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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Date of experience: December 2019
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Dewald van Rhyn wrote a review Jan 2020
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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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Date of experience: December 2019
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Paul A wrote a review Dec 2019
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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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Date of experience: December 2019
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cherriesfan_9 wrote a review Dec 2019
Cheltenham, United Kingdom6,381 contributions627 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: December 2019
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By: Charly's Desert Tours
Charlene2587
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Absolutely fantastic afternoon
We had such a lovely afternoon on this tour and was really interesting as I had no idea how much produce Namibia gr
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LoveToGangAwa
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Life in the Living Desert
This highly recommended informative Desert Tour was a highlight of my October visit to Swakopmund. It was made even
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TAMAN1951
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Beautiful dunes but
The adventure not what we expected. The good. Beautiful dunes and well informed guides. They did source a numbe
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trippppping
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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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LaurensG16
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Local products from Namibia
We started by visiting 2 farms just outside Swakopmund. Our guide took the time showing us around, explaining and a
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Weltenbummlers
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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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Emre A
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Welwitvhia Tour with
We book a sands & rock tour from Charly's Desert tour. It is actually a combination of Living Desert tour and Welwi
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Camel-thorn_Pyrenees
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Bites & Brews
We did the Bites & Brews tour. It was a lovely experience, but there is still some room for improvement in the firs
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SteFunny_17
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An experience to be lived absolutely!
We opted for the little five tour and we saw 4 out of 5. We were a group of 9 people. In fact, you should know that
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Per M
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A lot of talk but little to see
We went on a living dunes experience with Charlys Desert Tours. The guide was good and talked a lot about politics
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Graham S
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Knowledgeable Guides
Had a morning tour while I was in Swakopmund for a weeks business meeting. Our guide was very informative and enter
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pwhitaker
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A winning combination-- a sunny day AND Ernst as our guide!!
We were lucky enough to avoid Swakopmund's legendary sea fogs and drizzle and had a perfect sunny day to visit the
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KimmoommiK
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A great experience
I learnt a lot. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Sad I didn’t see all of the little five but still excited with th
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231timom
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Great experience!
We great a great time with our amazing guide Ernst who probably knows EVERYTHING about wildlive and the dessert. We
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PhillipSA101
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Knowledgeable guides going the extra mile
John was our guide and went the extra mile to ensure we enjoy. They arranged a guided tour for us on request of t
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Key Details
  • Charly's Desert Tours
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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