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Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund

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USD 48.00
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This living desert tour is a extraordinary exploration of the coastal dune belt just outside Swakopmund. To the untrained eye the dunes are just a pile of sand, however your skilled and experienced guides will introduce you to a wealth of life. Track Palmato Geckos, sand-diving lizards, the famous fog-basking tok-tokkie beetle, sidewinder snakes, spiders, scorpions, and chameleons. This 3-hour exploration will be rounded out with a short dune drive.
  • 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
  • Convenient, door-to-door transport from Swakopmund hotels
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pick up at hotel/guesthouse in Swakopmund
(no pick up at Airbnb's or private homes. Please arrange for a central pick up location)
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (no pick up at Airbnb's or private homes)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The skilled and knowledgable guide ensured the trip out into the desert was extremely rewarding, both with the creatures located and the stunning views of the towering endless dunes. Lizards, snakes, birds, beetles butterflies and interesting plants provide evidence that even in the harsh desert...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jeremyp334
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a living dunes experience with Charlys Desert Tours. The guide was good and talked a lot about politics and wild life. Unfortunately, there was little to see and we spotted only a snake, a chameleon and a lizard. That is not much...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Per M
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

We did the Combo Tour at one day it was an amazing experience. Our guides especially "Ernst" was so well informed and showed and explained us so many things about the animals and nature in the namibian desert. If you want to get in touch...More

Thank Ben91287
Reviewed 4 August 2019

I went on the Sand and Rock tour (Living dunes in the morning, Welwitschia in the afternoon). Both parts are uniquely different and I loved both! Special thanks to the guide, Bawden, who accompanied me for both parts of the tour. He was extremely knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mayafujimura
Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

You can not put this experience in words. It is different from other Game drives as it is interactive and diverse in terms of getting out of the car, finding tracks, digging for geckos, spotting snakes in the bushes or riding through the dunes. Chris...More

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29 April 2019|
Response from PhillipSA101 | Reviewed this property |
You can make arrangements with them upfront and do it in the afternoon. This will allow the tour guide to mark spots of interest in the morning already to take you back to. Remember, the little animals are active in the... More
30 December 2018|
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Response from Alan R | Reviewed this property |
Morning; starting quite early and going on until lunchtime.
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