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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
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 (14)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
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

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 24 August 2018
Great introduction to the desert

This was a real eye opener to get up close and personal with the life of the desert that looks so lifeless and arid. The guides were knowledgeable and good at finding the spiders, snakes, beetles, lizards and chameleons that thrive in this environment. They...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 20 April 2018
Short and sweet

There are, I think, three companies in Swakopmund that offer living dunes experience. We went for Charly's, as their tour lasts for 3.5 hours vs 5 hours with other providers. Travelling with kids, I thought 3.5 hours should be sufficient. The tour went very well,...More

1  Thank stelamaris
Reviewed 10 January 2017
Not what we'd hoped for but others like it

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....More

2  Thank Napatravel
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I organized a surprise visit to Swakopmund for my husband and used Charly's Desert Tours to help me organize my trip. WOW was I pleasantly surprised. SABINE in the office did all the planning and was so efficient that she made the trip special for...More

1  Thank Susan A
Gerald K, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

As we are a smaller company, we put our heart and soul into every booking and into every guest. So it is not only our guests that have a good time, but we also love what we do.

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