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Living Desert Adventures

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Address: P.O.Box 1953, Swakopmund, Namibia
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+264 64 405 070

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This tour is a real must!!!

You learn a lot about the desert and the little creatures, which live here. And the guide, Chris Nel, is the best guide, we ever had! He and his helpers find animals, you would... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Babenhausen, Germany
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Babenhausen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You learn a lot about the desert and the little creatures, which live here. And the guide, Chris Nel, is the best guide, we ever had! He and his helpers find animals, you would never find alone, and you discover the "little 5" of the Namib Desert. The best tour ever! You will be thrilled!

Thank doriso679
Cullinan, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is an absolute must when you visit this area. We booked the tour through Carleys and had Nic as a tour guide whilst Johnny and Ernest looked out for the living creatures! They all did their utmost to make the tour interesting and find the inhabitants of the desert we were after! Nic spoke in a very understandable... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chris,you really superb in what you do,you stunned us with this tour of yours and the things you showed us in the desert,it was one FASCINATING expierence and will most defenaltly recommend your tours to everyone.

Thank tjcoettzee69
South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To explore Swakopmund one need about 10 days, but we tried our best to see it all in 4 days. We went on numerous desert adventures and were astonished by the humor and knowledge of the guides.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome tour. It is amazing what you will see that you never would have suspected was in the sand. Our 2 year old did great as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

It was amazing! We could never imagine this is "hidden" in the dunes. A nice trip for young and old. Best wishes Sandy ;)

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We recently participated in the Living Desert Adventures tour, which we found to be an informative, educational and particularly enjoyable way to spend a few morning hours during our time in Swakopmund. Our tour was reserved well in advance and included two vans with 8 passengers each and two guides. We were collected from our hotel and dropped off after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I wasn't expecting too much from this tour and what a surprise! A very interesting and informative afternoon was spent with Douglas and his crew. They are obviously passionate about the desert and its animals and plants. The things they could find were amazing and then their explanations about everything they showed us were incredible. Turned what I thought was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were surprised that the desert could be accessed so close to Swakopmund. Proper red dunes after a half hour drive. The scenery is breathtaking and the tour was very informative. Our guide found lots of lizards, chameleons, birds and snakes to show the kids. They absolutely loved it - almost as much as running up and down the dunes.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Doug and Glen show a passion for the desert that is second to none. They bring it alive with informative discussion and show and tell. They find animals where just a grain of sand is disturbed indicates to them an animal underground. Well worth the 4 hours.

Thank Ge0ff54

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