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Namib Desert Tour from Swakopmund
"This enlightening journey takes you through the ancient canyons of the Moon Valley one of the most fascinating areas of the Namib Desert. Let us take you back millions of years to when these badlands were formed. Learn the intrinsic value of the desert flora to the indigenous people who once roamed Southern Africa. Discover the medicin and delve into the secrets of the Welwitschia mirabilis.We learn of the Desert adapted of flora and fauna in order to survive under these harsh conditions by unfolding many hidden secrets.This informative tour also looks into what we call “the fu as we inform our guests about planned future industrial activities as well as existing ones in the area due to the growth of Uranium mining and other related industry.This spectacular area is also home to some wildlife and we might just spot Springbok Ostrich
From $41.00
 
3-Hour Quad Biking and Sand-Boarding Combo from Swakopmund
"Quad biking is all about experiencing the sheer thrill of riding a bike through the Namib Desert’s boundless shifting sand dunes and sandboarding is just fun. Depending on the time you would like to go a local guide will make sure to pick everyone then give everyone a safety briefing as well as your very own safety gear. The guide will then lead you towards the dune belt and he will tell you about the famous plants in the Namib Desert few stops on the way are made.After being on top of the Devils Dip for a while we ride the berms spirals and slope as you cruise towards the table top for one hour once you reach the top you will the do the sandboarding for another hour and enjoy the best feeling going down the dune especially you’re an adrenaline junky. Quad tour on top of the dune"""A great experience one can encounter while exhilarating the beautiful surroundings of Namibia’s dunes. This is the most popular tours were you will ride for your life on the dunes for an hour and explore the different plants and animals in the Namib Desert
From $68.00
 
Namib Desert 4x4 Tour from Swakopmund
"This adventurous tour starts from your hotel or guesthouse in the town of Swakopmund. After your pickup travel out into the surrounding Namib Desert to see how life in all its forms survives in this barren and unforgiving yet beautiful landscape.Hop into your 4x4 vehicle and allow your guide to whisk you off into the wilderness to discover all manner of plant and animal life. Your guide is experienced in tracking and locating the many different species of sand-dwelling creature as you travel out through the dunes a myriad of different animals and insects abound. As you travel look out for sidewinders (venomous snakes)
From ZAR885.00

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A word of warning on altitude and climate

(work in progress)Windhoek is part of the Khomas Hochland (Highlands) and is unexpectedly high at 1650m - or just under a mile in old money - above sea level. This is high enough for those used to...
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Avoid Independence Avenue in rush hours

Windhoek may look like a sleepy place - and most of the time it is - but in rush hour, the main arterial routes do clog up with traffic. This is particularly true of the main street, Independence...
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Unlike its neighbours, Namibia has Daylight Saving

(work in progress)One very happy memory I have of my time in Namibia is from 1994, when one of my contracts coincided with their implementation of Daylight Saving for the first time. The sense of...
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It can get wet

During the dry season, the streams in Windhoek are dry and the road goes right through them, but come rainy seaon, things can change. The nice people in the city even provide guages in these streams...
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Driving in Namibia - Driving in Windhoek

Windhoek is not a large city, but it is extremely hilly and like most places in the world the taxi drivers are prone to do unpredicable things; suddenly stopping, jumping in front of you without...
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Safety and crime in Windhoek

I was told by the hotel reception to be careful when I walked in the city. Especially after dark. But I didn't notice anything. No incidents at all. I saw some boards on the wall in front of the...
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avoid Hertz. unreliable and outright liars

I had the most amazing bad service from Hertz in Windhoek. I would avoid them at all costs.I had a confirmed car reservation (with confirmation number) that I made at least one week before. My flight...
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PARK YOUR CAR SECURELY

Every hotel, bed & breakfast and hostel I saw in Windhoek had secured car parking at night. Make sure you take advantage of this. Parking around Windhoek is not an issue during the day. The whole city...
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BANK CARD THIEVES

There is a very good chance you are looking at a picture of 2 Bank Card thieves. A guest at my Bed & Breakfast had his card stolen by 2 men right here 30 minutes before. What happened? The tourist had...
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General safety tips

SafetyNamibia is a peaceful, democratic country and is relatively crime free. However, as in any other place in the world there are undesirable elements. By following basic advice it is possible to...
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"Windhoek, the capital of Namibia"
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"A city that holds a small corner of my heart"
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