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Charly's Desert Tours

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Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 404 341
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Charly's Desert Tours is one of the longest operational tour companies in Namibia. Our office is a one stop booking office for all you coastal activities. We offer Living Dune Tours and other interesting day tours in and around Swakopmund. Book you Namibian holiday with us and tap into our local experience.
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Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 404 341
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A highly recommended tour in the desert. So much information and detail provided by the guides. Bawden is a font of information! I was looking forward to this tour for a long time and wasn't disappointed.

Thank TracyJS
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Most interesting to see which animals live in this dry desert and how they are able to survive! Informative for everybody including kids, the knowledgeable guides are able to convey the information in a way suitable for everybody. They will fetch you at your accomodation...More

Thank Horst S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Excellent, highly recommend and both Ernest and Bawden were excellent guides and shared their extensive knowledge with us.

Thank Heliweli
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We booked a tour to see the small five with Charly's Desert Tours. Our guide, Borden, is very knowledgeable and besides showing us 4 of the small 5 gave us a wealth of very interesting information. I can recommend this tour for any nature /...More

Thank Esme E
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We booked through Charly's for a 3 hour combo tour of quad biking and sand boarding and were taken to Desert Explorers who seem to be the partner group and who own the quads. There was a mix up of days but when I rang...More

Thank Sue T
Gerald K, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

We a Charly's Desert Tours work with a number of selected activity partners to plan our guests leisure time. We have many years of experience and great working relationships with our partners. Quadbiking is just one of the many activities to choose from. Check out...More

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

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We were picked up from our camp site by friendly guide/driver Johnny. Full car but still loads of room. New car with awesome big windows. Tour is 3 hours but we loved it so much could have gone longer! Nick, the 2nd guides did all...More

Thank Aydupreez
Gerald K, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear Aydypreez, thank you for the great review. Our guides love what they do, and I know it shows. About the tea/ coffee and biscuits..., well how do you like your coffee? Come by our office next time when you are in the area, we...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

I used Charlys Desert Tours to book 3 trips: Living Dunes, 3 hour quad bike combo, and tandem skydiving. Right from the beginning the company wrote me back (I booked from Canada) and made it quick and easy for me to pay in advance and...More

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Gerald K, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

There is a lot to do while in Swakopmund, and our team is working hard to make sure your short time here is spend well. We are working with a selected group of suppliers to book and facilitate activity bookings, and of course our own...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

A very good tour with very good guides who found all the desert creatures by identifying their tracks etc. The guides were very informative. An excellent half day tour.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Our kids had been a bit nervous beforehand about going to the desert (thinking of snakes and scorpions) so this tour was the perfect way to start. We saw the 'little five' (gecko, lizard, chameleon, spider and snake) and the kids loved it (as did...More

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Jolie J
We only have enough time to do one morning tour while in Swakopmund and we're having a hard time deciding between the Sandwich harbor tour or the Living desert tour. Has anyone done both and can weigh in on which one they preferred? We would like to do whichever one has the most spectacular views (especially of the dunes), and I know that the focus of the Living desert tour is on the little 5, but pictures posted on TA also show spectacular dune scenery that is very unique in color (the dunes look painted with beautiful grey tones). Does this mean you get to enjoy a lot of this beautiful dune scenery while doing the Living desert tour? The Sandwich Harbor pictures look beautiful as well, but the pictures of the dunes look very different and more light in color. Also I've contacted Sandwich Harbor 4x4 tours and on the day of our tour we will most likely be unable to enter Sandwich Harbor lagoon as it will be during high tides, however they stop at various look-out points where you can see the lagoon perfectly. Would this still be worth it you think? Anyways if anyone has any opinions on which tour they would choose if they could only pick one and why, that would be very helpful! Thank you!!
18 June 2017|
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Response from Gerald K | Property representative |
Hi there, this is difficult choice, however it seems like you are a little pressed for time, so I would suggest to do the Living Dunes Experience rather. you do the tour, get to track the little 5, and be in amazing due... More
15 August 2016|
Response from Jonathan A | Reviewed this property |
You just have to call them and they will tell you if they have room to place you within a group. They normally like to have as many people as possible just like any other business, to be profitable. Enjoy it!