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Walvis Bay: 4x4 Desert Excursion to Sandwich Harbour Bay

1. Walvis Bay: 4x4 Desert Excursion to Sandwich Harbour Bay

After hotel pickup in Swakopmund or meeting your guide at the Walvis Bay Waterfront, admire the mass of flamingoes in the Walvis Bay Lagoon. Your 4x4 tour will head out to a tidal lagoon consisting of adjacent intertidal areas, mudflats, and sandbars that supports thousands of wetland birds. In addition to the many flamingoes, there are 11 species of endangered birds regularly observed at this RAMSAR site. Next, your tour will proceed to the Kuiseb river delta, a dry riverbed where springboks are sometimes seen. Here you'll also look for some of the area’s smaller creatures, such as the fog-basking beetle, dancing spider (white lady of the Namib), golden mole, shovel-snouted lizard, and palmato gecko. Then if weather and tides allow, you'll drive along the beach right to the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon, one of Southern Africa’s richest wetlands and the second RAMSAR site for the day. Wedged between the sea and the Namib Dunes, this is one of Namibia's most important coastal wetlands and supports eight endangered species among the large numbers of wading birds. Finally enjoy a light lunch including a selection of oysters and snacks, salad, bread, fresh fruit and drinks atop a high dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or on the beach.

Walvis Bay: 4-Hour Namib Desert and Dunes Photography Tour

2. Walvis Bay: 4-Hour Namib Desert and Dunes Photography Tour

Meet your guides at the scenic Walvis Bay in the afternoon - at this time of day the lighting is just perfect for landscape photography. Proceed along the coastline and photograph the South Atlantic waves lap up against the shore. You might also catch a glimpse of the bay’s wildlife including dolphins, seals, and turtles. As you leave the coast behind, head into the famous Namib Desert, named for its vast and sprawling landscapes. Spend some time exploring and admiring the array of majestic and imposing sand dunes, and soak up the unforgettable and peaceful vista that stretches out before you. With the assistance of your creative guides, snap once-in-a-lifetime photos for your collection, and learn how to compose the perfect photo for this particular landscape. After 4 incredible hours, head back to Walvis Bay where the tour ends.

Swakopmund: Guided Local Highlights Tour

3. Swakopmund: Guided Local Highlights Tour

Explore the local culture and meet local people in Swakopmund and Mondesa with your local, personal tour guide. Learn about the different tribes in Namibia including the Ovambo, Damara, Herero, and the Ovahimba people. Following pickup from your hotel, you'll enjoy walking through the colorful streets of Mondesa, a visit to a local market, and meeting school children at a local school. You'll also visit a community arts and crafts project and discover the unique language of the Damara tribe which uses a wide variety of click sounds. Finally, enjoy a traditional meal prepared for you by a local family and then, end your tour with a live performance by a community choir. 

Swakopmund: Township Walking Tour with Local Guide

4. Swakopmund: Township Walking Tour with Local Guide

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the Mondesa District. During the first part of the tour, learn about Swakopmund’s history, its origins, and its well maintained buildings from the colonial era. Nestled between the wind-blown Namib Desert and the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Swakopmund is home to palm-lined streets, seaside promenades and a pleasant summer climate that attracts surfers, anglers and beach lovers. Upon arrival in the Mondesa District, learn about how the neighborhood suffered during the apartheid years. Although racial segregation was abolished here in 1991, it is still possible to observe the traces of this dark part of history. Stroll through the streets of Mondesa and discover its vibrant culture. See first hand the kindness of Mondesa’s local people, who won’t hesitate to offer you to taste their traditional delicacies or homemade craft beer. During the visit, there’s plenty of time to taste the flavors of the region, such as grilled caterpillars. Spend time interacting and conversing with the locals and truly immerse yourself in the heart of African culture and history. Learn a few words in the town's local language, Khoe-Khoe, and understand the meaning of the African term “buntu.” Next, visit a traditional Nama herbalist and listen to her share her knowledge of the Nama culture and traditional herbal medicines. Last but not least, enjoy drinks at a typical African bar, and taste yet more authentic but unusual African delicacies.

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What people are saying about Swakopmund

This was a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Having the vastness of the ocean on one side and the massive dunes on the other side is special. There is a thrill aspect as well driving up and down massive dunes. The guides were exceptional in knowledge and ability. They love what they do and they love Namibia.

Fantastic drive to Sandwich Harbour and along the beach and up into the monster dunes. Light snack at the top of one dune overlooking the sea. Great fun with knowledge guides - definitely a great way to see Sandwich Harbour! Thoroughly recommend this activity!

Very nice excursion, easily accessible meeting point. Excellent lunch and good sparkling wine. Nevertheless overpriced for the country and duration of the tour.

A must do in the area! Beautiful views throughout, loads of fun on the dunes and tasty lunch at the top ;) The guide was also very knowledgeable!

Well organized. The guide responded to our wishes. We really enjoyed the tour through and over the dunes with spectacular views.