Experience the rare and rugged beauty of the Namib Desert on a 5.5-hour tour from Swakopmund. Head out to the dunes in a 4x4 vehicle with an expert guide to track down the animals and plant life that carve an existence in this arid yet stunning landscape. Learn what is meant by a ‘roaring’ dune, and bring your camera to capture the fascinating scenery in picture-perfect clarity!
This adventurous tour starts from your hotel or guesthouse in the city of Swakopmund. After your pickup, travel out into the surrounding Namib Desert to see how life in all its forms survives in this barren and unforgiving, yet beautiful, landscape.
Hop into your 4x4 vehicle and allow your guide to whisk you off into the wilderness to discover all manner of plant and animal life. Your guide is experienced in tracking and locating the many different species of sand-dwelling creatures and, as you travel out through the dunes, a myriad of different animals and insects abound.
As you travel, look out for sidewinders (venomous snakes), Palmato geckoes, Namaqua chameleons, FitzSimon’s burrowing skinks, sand-diving lizards and scorpions to name but a few. Hop out of your vehicle here and there, and gain a fascinating insight into the plant life that has made this arid desert its home, and the minerals on which the plants depend. You’ll even find out about the so-called ‘roaring dunes’ — the name given when a sound emission is created from winds skimming the sand.
The spectacular landscape here is a huge draw for photographers, too. With the light bouncing and rolling off the dunes, it’s the perfect place to test your camera skills, capturing the beautiful scenery through the eye of the lens.
Don’t forget your sun hat and sunscreen to protect you from the desert conditions. After exploring the desert and discovering its many inhabitants, travel back to your Swakopmund city hotel where your tour finishes.