Living Desert Tour
transfer can be requested
Pick up and return
8:30am - 12:00pm
Explore the coastal dune belt of the Namib in search of the small creatures that live in the desert. Track geckos, lizards, snakes, chameleon, spiders, and more while enjoying the beautiful sand dunes of the Dorob National Park.
FROM N$800 per person
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Still mineral water
Learn about the amazing adaptations that make survival in the desert possible
Enjoy great photo opportunities of the small desert creatures
Take in the stunning scenery of the dunes
Discover how the ancient Namib is home to more endemic species than any other desert in the world. This living desert tour is an 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. Meet your driver at your hotel in Swakopmund and then travel into the coastal dune belt that’s just beyond the city limits. 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.