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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

Dunes Tips (6)

See the worlds biggest dune

Dune 7 is just outside of Walvis Bay, and although it doesn't seem that large in comparison to the surroundings, when you actually see someone trying to climb it, it is HUGE! Luckily we didn't attempt to climb it, as i don't think we would have made it anywhere near the top.

If you dont feel too energetic you can sit at the picnic tables while the more insane members of your family climb it...

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Bushman23
Jun 14, 2004

Sossusvlei Salt Pan

This area of Namibia is beautiful. Full of sand, but beautiful! We spent an afternoon here, it's quite far out of the way, but definitely worth the trip. You get taken from the entrance gate by 4x4 to the pan (which hadn't had rain for 3 years when we were there). We didn't see much animal life, though how anything could survive in those conditions is beyond me.

Dont try taking your car into the pan, the sand is so soft you will get stuck almost immediately. Their big-arse 4x4's almost got stuck on our way through!

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Bushman23
Jun 10, 2004

Namib Desert

The scenery in this desert is anything but stark and desolate. The colours of the rock and the linear oases make for an interesting landscape and stunning sunsets.

The Namib desert stretches along the west coast of Namibia. This photo was taken south of Swakopmund.

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windsorgirl
Apr 09, 2004

SOSSUSVLEI
===This stunningly...

SOSSUSVLEI
===This stunningly beautiful desert landscape with its high dunes is a must to visit. ===Sossusvlei is one of the main tourist attractions in Namibia and probably one of the most photographed. ===The monumentally high dunes - the highest estimated at 325 metres, varies in colour from pale apricot to orange to deep red. ===During a good rainy season the Tsauchab River flows into the pan which creates a haven for water birds. ===Even during the dry season, Oryx, Springbok and Ostriches can be seen feeding off the sparse vegetation along the water courses.

SOSSUSVLEI WILDERNESS CAMP - The Namib
=== is situated 20 kilometres from Sesriem, the entrance to Sossusvlei - one of the most remarkable sites in the Namib- Naukluft Park and the Namib Desert. ===Huge towering dunes, said to be the highest in the world, rise dramatically over 1 000 feet above the surrounding plains. ===The changing colours and the spectacle of lonely oryx silhouetted against red dunes is one which visitors and photographers from around the world, come to savour and capture on film.
===The camp is situated on a 7 000 hectare property with wonderful desert scenery and offers close access to Sossusvlei but also offers privacy and exclusivity on private land. ===The property harbours vast desert plains and rugged mountains with views onto the dunes in the distance. ===The camp has been built into the top of a mountain, using natural materials of rock, timber and thatch and provides a cool refuge from the desert.
===We only have 9 guest rooms - ensuring personal service and attention, while at the same time ensuring that the wonderful peaceful atmosphere of the desert is not intruded upon.

===Airstrip co-ordinates:S24.37.47, E015.56.21

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kenHuocj
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Sunrise over the desert

If your vehicle is capable, Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei are well worth it. The red sand and pans are like nothing I've ever seen.

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wanderlust7
Feb 02, 2007

Flight of serenity..

A very extremely early start into the day was required to be part of this fun near Sesriem/Sossusvlei area. Formations look interesting, there must have been water some time ago.

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Feb 04, 2003
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"Beautiful Extreme World"
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"SAND, SUN AND SKYDIVING !!!!!"
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"Namibia - the dry paradise"
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"Namibian Safari"
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German Heritage

The Prinzessin Rupprecht Hotel of nowadays was built in 1901 - 1902 as a military Hospital and named after Marie Gabrielle, the wife of Prince Rupprecht von Bayern, who was the last Bavarian...
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Hohenzollernhaus

Art nouveau architecture at its best: the Hohenzollernhaus in central Swakopmund looks completely out of place, but it's one of the town's highlights. Built in 1906, the house started as a hotel, but...
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Desert and dunes

The Sossuvlei/Deadvlei area is one of the few accessible parts of the Namib Naukluft National Park. It is a great place to experience the Namib desert and to hike on dunes. After entering the park and...
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Desert Explorers Adventure Centre

Want to have an outdoor adventure? This place is really a ‘One Stop Shop’ for outdoor activities in the area. I simply walked in and said I wanted to skydive. 2 hours later I was jumping out of a...
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Etosha National Park

The hook-lipped rhinoceros is getting rarer and rarer, but if you are lucky, you can see some in the Etosha NP. We were - and saw two males settling a dispute concerning who can drink where at the...
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Swakopmund Museum

The quite good Swakopmund Museum has some reconstruction of colonoal interiors and a lot about tranportation and exhibits about Namibias history and ethnologie. Open daily from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm...
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