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Charly's Desert Tours

#1 of 5 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Swakopmund Features Animals
Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 404 341
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Charly's Desert Tours is one of the longest operational tour companies in Namibia. Our office is a one stop booking office for all you coastal activities. We offer Living Dune Tours and other interesting day tours in and around Swakopmund. Book you Namibian holiday with us and tap into our local experience.
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Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 404 341
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were picked up from our camp site by friendly guide/driver Johnny. Full car but still loads of room. New car with awesome big windows. Tour is 3 hours but we loved it so much could have gone longer! Nick, the 2nd guides did all...More

Thank Aydupreez
Gerald K, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Aydypreez, thank you for the great review. Our guides love what they do, and I know it shows. About the tea/ coffee and biscuits..., well how do you like your coffee? Come by our office next time when you are in the area, we...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

I used Charlys Desert Tours to book 3 trips: Living Dunes, 3 hour quad bike combo, and tandem skydiving. Right from the beginning the company wrote me back (I booked from Canada) and made it quick and easy for me to pay in advance and...More

Thank Melissa C
Gerald K, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

There is a lot to do while in Swakopmund, and our team is working hard to make sure your short time here is spend well. We are working with a selected group of suppliers to book and facilitate activity bookings, and of course our own...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

A very good tour with very good guides who found all the desert creatures by identifying their tracks etc. The guides were very informative. An excellent half day tour.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Our kids had been a bit nervous beforehand about going to the desert (thinking of snakes and scorpions) so this tour was the perfect way to start. We saw the 'little five' (gecko, lizard, chameleon, spider and snake) and the kids loved it (as did...More

Thank LOFT12
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Did this tour yesterday afternoon with nick (our guide). It was great to see this place and have so much interesting informations. Great knowledge of the region! Was fantastique. Thanks à lot

Thank Lasso L
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

From pic up to end was fantastic. Khoiki gave us a wonderful map indication of rhw start of our journey. He was excellent in his knowledge of the dunes and its rixh history. John our driver was spectacular on eyeing all the little five that...More

Thank najmunisa g
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Take this tour to go into the sand dunes and desert and find the most stunning animals, you only see in the BBC Planet Earth series about deserts. Amazing half day tour. Highly recommened! A highlight in your journey!

Thank Klaas S
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I was a bit sceptical at first but once in the desert and the guide finding our first elusive animal and realising it is not easy to find and read the tracks/trails in this seemingly lifeless desert you gain respect and will be amazed at...More

Thank spamobile
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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

Thank Napatravel
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I went on the half day desert tour and the tour was amazing!!! The guide not only informative but entertaining as well. There were several couples on the tour with small children and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I recommend this activity to anyone who visits...More

Thank Bali M
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Jolie J
We only have enough time to do one morning tour while in Swakopmund and we're having a hard time deciding between the Sandwich harbor tour or the Living desert tour. Has anyone done both and can weigh in on which one they preferred? We would like to do whichever one has the most spectacular views (especially of the dunes), and I know that the focus of the Living desert tour is on the little 5, but pictures posted on TA also show spectacular dune scenery that is very unique in color (the dunes look painted with beautiful grey tones). Does this mean you get to enjoy a lot of this beautiful dune scenery while doing the Living desert tour? The Sandwich Harbor pictures look beautiful as well, but the pictures of the dunes look very different and more light in color. Also I've contacted Sandwich Harbor 4x4 tours and on the day of our tour we will most likely be unable to enter Sandwich Harbor lagoon as it will be during high tides, however they stop at various look-out points where you can see the lagoon perfectly. Would this still be worth it you think? Anyways if anyone has any opinions on which tour they would choose if they could only pick one and why, that would be very helpful! Thank you!!
19 June 2017|
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Response from Gerald K | Property representative |
Hi there, this is difficult choice, however it seems like you are a little pressed for time, so I would suggest to do the Living Dunes Experience rather. you do the tour, get to track the little 5, and be in amazing due... More
15 August 2016|
Response from Jonathan A | Reviewed this property |
You just have to call them and they will tell you if they have room to place you within a group. They normally like to have as many people as possible just like any other business, to be profitable. Enjoy it!