Namib Desert Tour

Discover the huge dunes of the Namib. See a ancient freshwater lagoon, view wildlife, Navigate up and down the natural rollercoaster which is the desert. Enjoy lunch

135 EUR / pers.

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the experience

135 EUR / pers.

Namib Desert Tour

Discover the huge dunes of the Namib. See a ancient freshwater lagoon, view wildlife, Navigate up and down the natural rollercoaster which is the desert. Enjoy lunch

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the experience

Verified

2 - 12 people

5 hours

Walvis Bay

Verified

2 - 12 people

5 hours

Walvis Bay

Full description

Your day starts when we collect you from your accomodation in either Walvis Bay or Swakopmund. After a quick briefing we start our journey to the Namib Naukluft National Park. Our first stop is at the tranqual Walvis Bay lagoon, a RAMSAR site which is home to upto 250 000 flamingos, pelicans, avocents and other birdlife. Next, we stop near the Walvis Bay salt refinery, it is the largest solar evaporation plant in Africa, refining upto 750 000 tons of salt per year. From here we enter the Kuisen River Delta, an ephemeral river with rich vegetation for local wildlife, this area is perfect to view local Springbuck, Oryx, Ostrich and other wildlife. From here we will drive over natural salt pans in the area and head into the dune belt. With its odd "koptjies" and red coloured sand we have ample opportunity for photographs. We now enter the Namib NAaukluft National Park, the largest park in Africa at 49 000 square kilometers, it also marks the old border line between Namibia and South Africa. ​ After some coastal driving we reach the narrow passage closee to Sandwich Bay. This is where the huge Namib dunes meet the Atlantic. You will have the opportunity for photographs here, and then its the last stretch to Sandwich Bay. ​ Once at Sandwich Lagoon, you will have time to explore this amazing landscape. If the weather permits, we will set up lunch for you, if weather is unpleasant, then we find a secluded spot in the the desert and set up your lunch. After lunch, we take a slow drive back towards Walvis Bay whilst looking for wildlife. ​ Your tour concludes at you pick-up point. ​

Highlights

  • Get off the beaten track in our 4x4 in the desert.
  • See where the Namib meets the Atlantic Ocean
  • Search for desert adapted wildlife
  • Enjoy a picnic in the desert

About your insider guide

Experience type

What's included

  • Pickup/drop off in Walvis Bay
  • all entry fees and park permits
  • light lunch and drinks

Opinions

Noe K. • 6 months ago

Incredible landscape, incredible sunshine and incr

We stayed one afternoon with Jacques to discover Sandwich Bay. We had a wonderful time. Our guide was totally in love with his region. We had the chance to have the clouds who played with the sun. Landscapes were so marvellous. Each curves offered us a new wonderful view. Jacques is so kind and full of information and stories about his country and especially sandwich bay area. We had a delicious snack, he was full of attention with us. He was the perfect guide !!! A thousand of thanks for Jacques who introduced us to the mysteries of his country. He gave us a new vision of the relation between the different ethnic group. He explained the birth of the dune, the water travel in the desert, the life of the animals... To everybody who want discover Sandwich Bay, this is the guide of dream you need. we highly recommend!

Run S. • 7 months ago

The guys to hire!

Great experts in the area, passionate and always willing to make your experience unique ! If you are in Walvis ( I was on business trip all the way from Spain) , they are really the guys to hire!