Namib Desert Tour from Swakopmund

Outdoor Activities in Namibia

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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.
This enlightening journey takes you through the ancient canyons of the Moon Valley, one of the most fascinating areas of the Namib Desert. Let us take you back millions of years to when these badlands were formed. Learn the intrinsic value of the desert flora to the indigenous people who once roamed Southern Africa. Discover the medicinal and nutritional use of desert adapted flora, and delve into the secrets of the Welwitschia mirabilis.We learn of the Desert adapted of flora and fauna in order to survive under these harsh conditions by unfolding many hidden secrets.This informative tour also looks into what we call “the future of the Central Namib”, as we inform our guests about planned future industrial activities as well as existing ones in the area, due to the growth of Uranium mining and other related industry.This spectacular area is also home to some wildlife, and we might just spot Springbok, Ostrich, Klipspringer, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Karoo Chat and others. Smaller creatures, such as chameleons and beetles call this their home too.

What’s included

  • 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

What’s not included

  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free drinks included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
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