Swakopmund: Guided Cultural Township Bike Tour
- Duration: 4 hours
- Optional audio guide
You'll be met at your cruise ship in the port of Walvis Bay. After a quick briefing, head over to the lagoon to view all the flamingos. From there, have the chance to climb Dune 7, the highest dune in the vicinity at 132 meters (433 feet) tall. Enjoy a drink of water and then move on to see the Welwitschia Mirabilis plant, an endemic living fossil. Stop to admire the lunar landscape of the Welwitschia Plains before spending lunchtime at Goanikontes Oasis (lunch at your own expense). After lunch, you'll be taken to the old German town of Swakopmund. Explore the town at your own pace and do some shopping. Finally, make your way back to your cruise ship via the coastal road.
Learn about Namibian culture with a bike tour through Swakopmund Town. As you begin your tour, your local guide will pick you up from your accommodations. Together you will then cycle through the historic city center and see the colorful homes of the local community. Along the way learn about Namibian customs and see local sights. Visit an African home, and enjoy a home-cooked traditional meal. Stop by and say to hello to the students at a local preschool. Pause and hear a concert by an African Gospel Choir. Finally, your guide will drop you off at your accommodations. This tour is a part of a program which supplies discarded bikes to local bicycle workshops, offering the chance to train and employing members of the community both as bicycle mechanics and tour guides.
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