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Welwitschia Tour from Swakopmund provided by Charly's Desert Tours

Welwitschia Tour from Swakopmund

Welwitschia Tour from Swakopmund
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Discover eroded canyons and welwitschia “living fossils” in Namibia’s Moon Landscape on a Namib Desert tour from Swakopmund. You also explore traditional culture, desert plants, and wildlife, and learn about the future of development in this region. With all transport and national park fees included, this Moon Landscape tour is a fascinating introduction to a beautiful but harsh environment.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit the Namib Desert and its Moon Landscape on a guided tour
  • Learn about indigenous plants and animals
  • Watch for wildlife, such as springbok, ostrich, klipspringer, and more
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Swakopmund hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your hotel in Swakopmund, and then travel into the Namib Desert to see badlands formed millions of years ago. Travel in a 4WD vehicle, so you can explore some of the Moon Landscape’s most rugged corners, while learning how Namibia’s indigenous people have managed to thrive in the arid terrain. This is also a great chance to gain an understanding of the future of the Namib Desert, including industrial development, uranium mining, and more. Throughout the tour, watch for springbok, ostrich, klipspringer, swallow-tailed bee-eaters, and karoo chat, as well as the small chameleons and beetles that scurry across the desert floor. This tour concludes with return transportation to your Swakopmund hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit the Namib Desert and its Moon Landscape on a guided tour
  • Learn about indigenous plants and animals
  • Watch for wildlife, such as springbok, ostrich, klipspringer, and more
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Swakopmund hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your hotel in Swakopmund, and then travel into the Namib Desert to see badlands formed millions of years ago. Travel in a 4WD vehicle, so you can explore some of the Moon Landscape’s most rugged corners, while learning how Namibia’s indigenous people have managed to thrive in the arid terrain. This is also a great chance to gain an understanding of the future of the Namib Desert, including industrial development, uranium mining, and more. Throughout the tour, watch for springbok, ostrich, klipspringer, swallow-tailed bee-eaters, and karoo chat, as well as the small chameleons and beetles that scurry across the desert floor. This tour concludes with return transportation to your Swakopmund hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14755P2
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We do not collect from Airbnb's. Guests staying at an Airbnb should meet us at our office in the Brauhaus Arcade, Sam Nujoma Avenue.
  • Charly's Desert Tours, Sam Nujoma Ave, Swakopmund, Namibia Our office is in the Brauhaus Arcade, right opposite from Nedbank
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Accommodation address required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We do not collect from Airbnb's. Guests staying at an Airbnb should meet us at our office in the Brauhaus Arcade, Sam Nujoma Avenue.
  • Charly's Desert Tours, Sam Nujoma Ave, Swakopmund, Namibia Our office is in the Brauhaus Arcade, right opposite from Nedbank
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Accommodation address required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Charly's Desert Tours
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Moon Landscape
    Stop: 4 hours
    Our experienced guide will show and explain all the interesting things in the Moon Landscape. endemic plants like the Welwitschia and the Nara, and the fascinating geology that makes up the Moon Landscape
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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SimonWB
Stellenbosch, South Africa121 contributions
Fascinating
May 2021
The tour took bus deep into the moonscape desert. We were shown all sorts of special plants and amazing landscapes. The welwitschia plants were fascinating. Do take the afternoon tour. the guide was very knowledgeable.
Written 25 May 2021
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CharlysSwakopmund
Dear SimonWB, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy that people are starting to travel again and enjoy our tours.
Written 26 May 2021
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Emre A
Istanbul, Turkey64 contributions
Welwitvhia Tour with
Aug 2019
We book a sands & rock tour from Charly's Desert tour. It is actually a combination of Living Desert tour and Welwitscia tour. Although living desert tour was very enjoyable with "little five" we found out that Welwitscia tour was better in many ways.
In this tour we seen 3 different types of desert, and plants that survive on this harsh environment.
Our guide Frank was fabulous. He knew the geography, history and flora of the desert very well. He answered all our questions with care.
Written 9 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The desert is simply amazing, and the Sand & Rock Combo is the right way to experience all the desert has to offer. It is not only knowledge of the guide that counts, but a guide like Frank is very passionate about the desert and about sharing his knowledge.
Written 17 September 2019
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KernowEngland
Cornwall, UK343 contributions
A real let down
Sep 2018
We booked this tour through Trip Advisor / Viator / Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris and were really let down! We were due to be collected from our hotel at 8:00, but nobody arrived. With the help of hotel reception, the company was contacted and eventually, at 8:30, somebody arrived to take us on a buggy tour! Tour organisers in Swakopmund were very helpful and eventually we managed to get on a different desert tour with a different company. This tour (Charly's) was very good, but my husband and I were not in the same vehicle and the tour was 2 hours shorter than the tour which we booked and it was much cheaper. (We have not received any refund! In fact, no communication from Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris!)
Written 3 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Now I am totally confused. If this guest was indeed booked via Viator with our company, the pick up time would have been confirmed for 14h00, not 8h00 Furthermore it is clear that we, Charly's Desert Tours , have been called in to help out and the client left a 5 star review, please see for yourself. So, if there was a booking gone wrong with Springbok Atlas Safaris as mentioned in this review, why is this negative review under Charly's Desert Tours? Gerald
Written 21 November 2018
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ron d
Caloundra, Australia595 contributions
Terrific
Oct 2018 • Couples
This Namib Desert tour is terrific. We did it in the afternoon taking about four hours. The minibus was very comfortable and Borden, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and likeable.

We travelled through the 'moonscape' where we were told about the history, geology, flora and fauna. The main focus was on the plants and they were presented in an interesting and informative manner. There were plenty of stops to photograph the weird landscape. Overall we were extremely satisfied with this tour.
Written 23 October 2018
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Mark B
Johannesburg, South Africa313 contributions
Great tour. Lots of interesting things to see
Jul 2017 • Family
What a wonderful trip into what they call the moon landscape of the Namib desert. Good tour guide. Especially Borden (a Scottish name for a Zim/Namib guide) is a very knowledgeable person who really tell a very all rounded story.
All and all worth going out to see this part of the world. So get your walking shoes on and take a walk on the wild side.
Written 26 July 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TimJMeyer
Las Vegas, NV400 contributions
Great review in an enclosed 4x4 mini van.
May 2015 • Couples
We booked a 4x4 tour expecting to see an open jeep. When the mini-van 4x4 showed up we were initially disappointed. We were VERY PLEASED being inside with all the wind and dust in the Namib desert. Had a great day seeing the Namibia desert out of Walvis Bay. Great job guys!!!!
Written 4 June 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Indeed we conduct our tours in comfortable and closed 4x4 mini vans seating up to 6 guests. Guest do often expect the old fashioned open safari style vehicle but in our environment guests are generally happy to not sit in the dust or the cold misty conditions of the Namibian coastal desert. the closed vehicles.
Written 8 June 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HighlanderGuyMN
Saint Paul, MN14 contributions
Introduction to the Namib
Nov 2014 • Solo
It was very important for me to tour the desert during my visit and my research pointed to Charly's. Email was answered promptly with great detail about options and prices. While I was only able to secure one tour (due to a minimum of 2 guests) it was the Living Desert tour. Guide Ernst was at my hotel promptly as promised. He was delightful in every respect and very knowledgeable. Clearly he values the Namib and all of his actions represented a profound respect for this national treasure. During our time in the desert we saw first-hand evidence of other operators who clearly were not as respectful. I am happy to recommend Charly's and hope to utilize their services again in the future.
Written 13 December 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews like these reconfirm that that travelers are becoming increasingly sensitive to environmental issues and appreciate our low impact approach. Our guides respect and love nature and really enjoy sharing it with our guests.
Written 16 December 2014
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

trainfan2000
Hamilton, Canada2,590 contributions
Outstanding Desert Tour
May 2014 • Couples
We did the the day tour with Charly's Desert Tuors and had a great time. The guide was knowledgeable and thorough and pointed out all sorts of life in the desert from the small sand spider to the baboons on the cliffs. The geology and climate of the oldest desert in the world were clearly explained. Lots of good photo opportunities along the way. The guide enjoyed his job and was eager to show us the amazing world of the Namib Desert. Incidentally, this is the tour company that one of the cruise lines that calls in to Walvis Bay uses so it is obviously reputable.
Written 14 August 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Charly's Desert Tours
AnneS331
AnneS331
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Interesting tour and a chance to discover the invisible life of the desert
We had a great morning discovering the life of the 5 small desert animals. Our guide, Ernest, was very knowledgeabl
lwainwright19
lwainwright19
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Enjoyable tour but probably wouldn't do it again
My husband and I took the "little five" desert tour with Charly's and had an enjoyable experience, though we only w
Charlene2587
Charlene2587
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Absolutely fantastic afternoon
We had such a lovely afternoon on this tour and was really interesting as I had no idea how much produce Namibia gr
Charlene2587
Charlene2587
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Excellent tour and highly recommend
This was such a lovely way to see the dunes and some of the wildlife that live there. Our guide was super knowledg
HayleyK447
HayleyK447
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DEC 2019
We attended the living dunes experience recently and was pleasantly surprised hwo informative and enjoyable the exp
941dewaldv
941dewaldv
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Had a great tour guide!
Our tour guide Ilse was very nice, She had a great sence of humour and she will make u laugh guaranteed.
paulaE1211ZD
paulaE1211ZD
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Top attraction in the desert of Swakopmund
What a great experience to go into the desert with top guides Ilze and Johnny. Their expertise and their love of na
LoveToGangAwa
LoveToGangAwa
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Life in the Living Desert
This highly recommended informative Desert Tour was a highlight of my October visit to Swakopmund. It was made even
cherriesfan_9
cherriesfan_9
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Enjoyable trundle around the desert dunes.
Ernest was my guide who showed me around the desert, who explained the interactions within this apparently empty a
TAMAN1951
TAMAN1951
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Beautiful dunes but
The adventure not what we expected. The good. Beautiful dunes and well informed guides. They did source a numbe
Denise E
Denise E
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Must do!
We highly recommend this tour. Now we see the dessert in a different way. We learned a lot about the nature and an
trippppping
trippppping
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Great tour but too many people
We really enjoyed this tour but be prepared to have to compete with a lot of people to see the desert creatures as
LaurensG16
LaurensG16
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Local products from Namibia
We started by visiting 2 farms just outside Swakopmund. Our guide took the time showing us around, explaining and a
Weltenbummlers
Weltenbummlers
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Choose this tour
John was our Living Dunes Experience guide. He was excellent and explained everything clearly. He managed to find
Camel-thorn_Pyrenees
Camel-thorn_Pyrenees
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Bites & Brews
We did the Bites & Brews tour. It was a lovely experience, but there is still some room for improvement in the firs
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