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Charly's Desert Tours Day Tours

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Address: Brauhaus Arcade, Sam Nujoma Street | opposite Nedbank, Swakopmund, Namibia
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+264 64 404 341
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Charly's Desert Tours is one of the longest operational tour companies in...

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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US$52.00*
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Namib Desert Tour from Swakopmund
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US$44.00*
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Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund

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The Tour Guide was Exceptional

I went on the half day desert tour and the tour was amazing!!! The guide not only informative but entertaining as well. There were several couples on the tour with small children... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
Bali M
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Napa Valley, California
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57 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Booked the Living Dunes Experience. 4 of us were picked up in a AWD minivan. Crowded in with 4 others so every seat packed including 3 across in the back. After driving to starting point, we waited some time for another vehicle to join tour. It appeared just as packed. My wife and I chose to not continue, leaving more... More 

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Thank Napatravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I went on the half day desert tour and the tour was amazing!!! The guide not only informative but entertaining as well. There were several couples on the tour with small children and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I recommend this activity to anyone who visits the area.

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Thank Bali M
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgeable guides, comfortable vehicles, engaging for both adults and kids..,and just so amazing to see the creepy crawlers that live just out of sight! Highlight of our trip!

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Cullinan, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! When you look at the dunes you don't realize what they're holding until Nic and his team enlightens you and you learn how much you don't know! These guides are so trained with the eye and knows exactly how to read nature it is phenomenal! The time flew past as we were taught about the small... More 

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Thank Karen J
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A wonderful and very informative 3 hour tour which takes you just out of Swakopmund and into the miniature ecosystem that that one can find underfoot with the right guide or no-how. Our two guides worked as tracker and info givers and explained in an easygoing manner how life survives and flourishes in the dunes. Loved learning about the influence... More 

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Thank Leah H
South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I could not decide which tour to book, but true to TripAdvisor Reviewers, we made a booking with Charly's Desert Tours. Amazing. It was not only educational, but also fun!

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Thank BlommetjieBlommetjie
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

My wife and I primarily did this trip to see the desert welwitschia plants - anything else was going to be a bonus. And see them we did - WOW, these plants are absolutely amazing - worth seeing, worth the cost!! We saw some twenty plus, both male and female about 800+ years old. In addition, our very knowledgeable guide... More 

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Thank Norman G
Gerald K, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

The Welwitschia plands are truly amazing, but so is everything else on the Namib Desert Tour. A fascinating landscape, and a wealth of desert adapted plant life, many of which had seen some kind of a traditional use by the various cultures that one call the desert home. Join us to find tradition medicine, poison and food. More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Nick was our guide and he was so knowledgable about all things desert and creepy crawley! We got picked up at the hotel and driven just outside of town, you can literally see Swakopmund from the first stop. We managed to see a dancing spider, a leggless lizard, adder snake, gecko, witch nosed lizard and a chameleon. The Chameleon was... More 

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Thank greenpanther30
Gerald K, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

I am glad you had such a good time with Nick in the dunes. We will make sure he gets his morning coffee. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made the trip very interesting. We were very lucky to see all the little 5 animals in the desert. Tour was a perfect way to start the day, with a morning in the desert which is incredibly close to the city of Swakopmund. It was very chilly in November, so bring a fleece and... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The guys picked us up from Seaside hotel and we drove to the dunes in Swakopmund. Very intersting trip, they told us all about the desert, the history and the animals

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Gerald K, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

The review may be a little misleading, as this tour did not go to Sossusvlei as the heading suggests. But we are happy you had such a good time and thank you for taking the time to review us. More 

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