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Welwitschia Tour from Swakopmund

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Often called the Welwitschia tour, this enlightening journey takes you through the ancient canyons of the Moon Valley, one of the most fascinating areas of the Namib Desert.
  • Visit the Namib Desert and its Moon Landscape on a guided tour
  • Learn about indigenous plants and animals
  • Watch for wildlife, such as springbok, ostrich, klipspringer, and more
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Swakopmund hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Swakopmund, and then travel into the Namib Desert to see badlands formed millions of years ago. You’ll be traveling in a 4WD vehicle, so you can explore some of the Moon Landscape’s most rugged corners, while learning how Namibia’s indigenous people have managed to thrive in the arid terrain. This is also a great chance to gain understanding about the future of the Namib Desert, including industrial development, uranium mining, and more. Throughout the tour, watch for springbok, ostrich, klipspringer, swallow-tailed bee-eaters, and karoo chat, as well as the small chameleons and beetles that scurry across the desert floor. This tour concludes with return transportation to your Swakopmund hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pick up from any Swakopmund Hotel
(no pick up at Airbnb's or private homes. Please arrange for a central pick up location)
Departure Time
2:00 PM
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (no pick up at Airbnb's or private homes. Please arrange for a central pick up location)
  • Entry/Admission - Namib Desert
  • 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
  • Accommodation address required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 9 September 2019

We book a sands & rock tour from Charly's Desert tour. It is actually a combination of Living Desert tour and Welwitscia tour. Although living desert tour was very enjoyable with "little five" we found out that Welwitscia tour was better in many ways. In...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Emre A
Gerald K, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The desert is simply amazing, and the Sand & Rock Combo is the right way to experience all the desert has to offer. It is not only knowledge of the guide that counts, but a guide like Frank is very passionate about the desert and...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

We booked this tour through Trip Advisor / Viator / Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris and were really let down! We were due to be collected from our hotel at 8:00, but nobody arrived. With the help of hotel reception, the company was contacted and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CharlysSwakopmund, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Now I am totally confused. If this guest was indeed booked via Viator with our company, the pick up time would have been confirmed for 14h00, not 8h00 Furthermore it is clear that we, Charly's Desert Tours , have been called in to help out...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018

This Namib Desert tour is terrific. We did it in the afternoon taking about four hours. The minibus was very comfortable and Borden, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and likeable. We travelled through the 'moonscape' where we were told about the history, geology, flora and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ron d
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful trip into what they call the moon landscape of the Namib desert. Good tour guide. Especially Borden (a Scottish name for a Zim/Namib guide) is a very knowledgeable person who really tell a very all rounded story. All and all worth going...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Y9740BXmarkb
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We booked a 4x4 tour expecting to see an open jeep. When the mini-van 4x4 showed up we were initially disappointed. We were VERY PLEASED being inside with all the wind and dust in the Namib desert. Had a great day seeing the Namibia desert...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank TimJMeyer
Gerald K, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2015

Indeed we conduct our tours in comfortable and closed 4x4 mini vans seating up to 6 guests. Guest do often expect the old fashioned open safari style vehicle but in our environment guests are generally happy to not sit in the dust or the cold...More

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