Why I love Namibia
“Namibia combines in one country so many of my passions – the sculpted, natural-born perfection of a sand dune, wildlife in great numbers and with great stories, and a palpable sense of wilderness at so many turns. Etosha is one of my favourite parks in Africa, the Namib is one of the world's most beautiful deserts and my love of Damaraland, with its desert lions, desert elephants and black rhinos, deepens with each...” Read More
Top experiences in Namibia
Namib Desert Tour from Swakopmund
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.
2-Night Namibia Sossusvlei Desert Adventure
Explore Namibia’s top desert attraction of Sossusvlei, located in the middle of Namib-Naukluft National Park. A salt and clay pan more than 186 miles (300 km) long and 87 miles (140 km) wide, Sossusvlei resembles an amphitheater surrounded by soaring red sand dunes that reach as high as 984 feet (300 meters). On your tour, also visit nearby Deadvlei, a famous clay pan, and enjoy a myriad of scenic pleasures along the way.See the Itinerary for details on each day’s activities.
Namibia Dolphin and Seal Catamaran Cruise
Start your cruise experience at Walvis Bay harbour, where you board a sleek catamaran. Settle on deck, in the saloon or on the catamaran's trampolines and relish the views as you head out into the bay.On your cruise, discover some of Walvis Bay’s hidden gems, such as its oyster beds. Watch intently as you pull up alongside these submerged platforms and learn how thousands of oysters are cultivated here from the on-board commentary.Next, sail to Pelican Point, a sandy spit that edges the bay. With pelicans flying overhead, take in the views of its lighthouse and, if you’re lucky, the Cape fur seals massed on its beaches. Also, cruise to Bird Island, an artificial islet made of guano that’s home to vast colonies of seabirds.As you sail, watch for three types of dolphins: the heaviside, Atlantic bottlenose and dusky species. With luck, you might see these beautiful mammals swim around the boat. During whale season (July-August) you may even spot a Southern right whale, humpback or even a rare orca whale! Other marine life to look for includes the elusive sunfish and even leatherback turtles!After working up an appetite, savor a complimentary light lunch on board. Sip sparkling wine alongside everything from Walvis Bay oysters — farmed in the waters around you — to tasty seafood snacks, canapés and cocktail cakes. Wash them all down with a water, beer, juice or a coffee or tea.Then, relax as you glide back to port, where your experience finishes when you leave your catamaran.
3-Day Sossusvlei Tour from Windhoek
Day 1Windhoek – Sesriem area (350 km) (LD) (camping)You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads on our way south-west to the desert. Passing the Namib Naukluft Mountains and visiting the small settlement of Solitaire. Arrive at the campsite in the afternoon in time for sunset over the dunes. Day 2Sesriem area– Sossusvlei – Sesriem area (camping) (BLD)Early morning start to catch the sunrise at Dune 45. After breakfast continue to the 4x4 parking area where you trek the last 5km to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei on foot. Landscape photo opportunities abound in the cool of the morning, with dawn’s soft light first illuminating the dunes from crest down the back slope, then blazing orange everywhere, creating a powerful contrasting vista across the whole desert. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or ostrich makes it essential to remember your camera!We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45. Return to the campsite around lunch time. Some time for relaxation before we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.Day 3Sesriem area – Windhoek (450 km) (BL)After your last breakfast at the campsite, your journey back to Windhoek begins. Travel via the scenic Gamsberg Mountain Pass, and arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon. You will be dropped of at your accommodation in Windhoek op your return. The style is limited participation, assisted camping with the participation limited to only helping with the tents.The price is virtually fully inclusive of everything you will need whilst travelling with us.
Quad Bike Tour of the Namib Desert
After a safety briefing and practice session, depart from Walvis Bay on a powerful quad bike into the Namib Desert with your guide. Accelerate over sand dunes and meander around the desert canyons that punctuate the barren landscape just outside Swakopmund. The starkness of the plains represents the area’s stoic beauty, and your quad bike lends itself to 360-degree views of the surroundings that stretch around you.Look out for fossils of animal footprints, preserved from a time when the Kuiseb Delta flowed through the now-parched plains, and check out some of the desert vegetation and plants that have adapted to survive the extreme desert conditions. Wildlife such as lizards, geckos, scorpions and snakes are often seen, as are members of the Topnaar tribe — a seminomadic group of people who originally settled near the mouth of the Kuiseb River Valley. In between stops to learn about the desert and the Topnaar people, make the most of your mode of transport, opening the throttle to race across open flatland and winding your way along the beaten tracks of the desert valleys. Your guide will stay close to you as you ride, offering tips to help you get the most out of your quad bike throughout the session. As the experience draws to a finish, return to the start point with your guide.
Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund
Your tour begins with a morning pick up from your hotel by your experienced guide. You will then be taken to see the many creatures that call the desert their home. This half-day option offers you the chance of seeing and experiencing the dunes in the morning, then having the afternoon free to explore Swakopmund on your own. Immediately at the edge of Swakopmund, you will enter a restricted area with special permission, and begin the search for all things living, most of which are nocturnal and hidden under the desert sand during the day. Without your guides, you probably wouldn't be able to spot a lot of them. However, they use their skills to locate and show these little creatures to you, offering you an experience you won't soon forget.