SWAKOP TOUR COMPANY

nature and photography tours

 

Dunes of the Namib

We combine the most captivating vistas and routes in the dune fields near Swakopmund and go on an exhilarating drive through the spectacular play of light, shadow and swirling sands.

A scenic drive allowing you to absorb the majestic silence of this powerfully evocative landscape. We go up and over dunes, down into hidden valleys, into the core of the dune field, always mindful to tread lightly, not to cause unnecessary impact on the fragile ecosystem, or its inhabitants.

Duration: about 3 hours in the late afternoon, ending around sunset; pick-up time is thus flexible and dependent on season

Observe how the “silken and voluptuous shapes of the dunes are caressed by the ever-attentive winds”.

  • We learn about the natural forces, the dynamics that shape these massive towering sand dunes.
  • Where do the sand masses originate?
  • We explore the natural history, the climate and the environmental factors that allow a few animal species to survive, or even thrive in this seemingly ‘sterile world of sand’.
 
 

Please confirm departure times when booking.  I like to, when possible conclude the tour with a sunset view from a tall dune onto the vast Atlantic ocean below; departure times thus vary and depend on actual sunset time at the other end of the tour.

All in all, a richly rewarding experience for the desert enthusiast and the ambitious nature photographer.

You will be collected and dropped at your accommodation in Swakopmund. For clients from Walvis Bay / Langstrand we'll arrange a central pick-up point in Swakopmund.  Mineral water included.