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Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund

  • See the natural highlights of Swakopmund's coastal dunes
  • Track Namibia’s hard-to-find desert creatures
  • Go off-road on a dune drive by 4WD vehicle
Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund
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Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund
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Explore the desert wildlife of Namibia’s sand dunes and follow alongside desert guides as they track web-footed geckos, snakes, chameleons, scorpions, and toktokkies, also called “fog-basking beetles.” This Swakopmund desert tour includes pickup and drop-off at local hotels, as well as all national park fees, and it gets you access to a restricted area of the dunes that requires special permission.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Swakopmund and then travel into the coastal dune belt that’s just beyond the city limits. You’ll spot some of the natural highlights of the desert landscape as you drive into the dunes, but many of the desert’s most fascinating sights require a trained eye and a firsthand look.
Learn about the fascinating animals that thrive in Namibia's arid landscape; search for creatures that crawl, slither, and hop across the sand; and find out how to identify the subtle tracks they leave. Following the wildlife portion of this Swakopmund dunes tour, pick up some speed on a dunes drive, and finish with return transfer to your hotel.
Reviews (19)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Guided tour of the small desert creatures

Too late to book for the standard early morning tour but Charly's assisted with a private afternoon tour. John (guide) was an exceptional guide and host and really tried to show us the small five of the dunes but we missed out on one (winds...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhillipSA101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took part in the 8:30-12:30 living desert tour. Learned so much! Never imagined there were so many interesting things taking place beneath the ground. Nick was great, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Don’t leave the Skeleton Coast without seeing the lives of the sidewinder, the gecko,...More

Thank InnsbruckG
Reviewed 20 November 2018
Mixed feelings

Had mixed feelings about this tour - was great to see the wildlife and there was a lot of interesting info. But I found it a little concerning that when we were shown the tracks indicating a spiders nest the guide said "we won't dig...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pom1972
CharlysSwakopmund, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

After a long list of positive reviews I was a little shocked to read this one. We have messaged this guests privately to clarify the details of this particular tour. This review and these guests comments will form part of our ongoing training, and has...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Don't miss out!

Great tour thorugh the desert with a fantastic guide. Boden was really knowledgeable and did the tour in a very entertaining way. He told us lot's of interesting things not only about the desert, but also about Namibia itself, be it wildlife or history. He...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Freddy10249
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile
Amazing insights into wildlife and nature

We did the Sand and Rock tour, which is a combo of the living dunes and the Namib desert tour. I'll review them individually: --- Living dunes experience: Was an amazing tour. We had the impression that the guide and his driver were very experienced...More

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Response from Alan R | Reviewed this property |
Morning; starting quite early and going on until lunchtime.
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