Swakopmund: Scenic Desert Bike Tour
- Duration: 2 hours
This is a unique must-do Swakopmund experience. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the oldest desert in the world in a fully ecological way without noise or air pollution and even ride up along the top of Namibia’s famous dunes from which you will enjoy once in a lifetime views of the desert, sea, and Swakopmund. This tour is for both the scenic appreciator and adrenaline seeking adventurist. When arriving at the office, you will be kitted with a bike to your size, a helmet and a bottle of water that fits onto the water holder on your bike. Receive a short safety and instructional briefing before a description of the tour then head off to enjoy your adventure. The scenic desert tour is around 12-14km long and includes cycling from Swakopmund town center, along the dry Swakop river bed and up and down stunning dunes.
Discover Mondesa township through the eyes of a local trip leader. Enjoy this tremendously positive half-day experience, hosted by a local community having to deal with the challenges of a post-apartheid era, including the struggle to overcome past injustices. Learn about the daily lives of people from many different origins who have made the township their home. Let your taste buds enjoy Namibia's local food and even cycle through informal settlements. With an estimated 60 thousand inhabitants, Mondesa is one of Namibia's large local townships. You begin your tour at the local food market in Mondesa, cycle through the streets and colorful houses while taking pictures. From here, your next stop is to visit a herero lady in her herero dress and you will learn about different cultures. Enjoy some delicious local food in the townships at a local family home where you will be welcomed by t...
Experience the warmth, friendliness, and humanity of the residents of Mondesa, a township in Swakopmund, as you cycle through its streets. Hear the children at play, smell the sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer and food, and even learn how to say a few basics in the click language. Together with your local guide, cycle through city center and learn more about Namibian history and tribal culture. Pay a visit to a local market, stop at a kindergarten to meet local school children, and visit a community art project. Later, learn a few phrases in the click language from a member of the Damara tribe before stopping for lunch at a local family's home. Finish your tour with a performance by a local choir from the township.
The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Walvis Bay and a meet and greet with your local guide who knows this part of Namibia, and its people, like the back of his hand. Listen to stories about the history of the land as you travel through untamed wilderness on your way to the township of Mondesa, where your guide was raised. Upon arrival at the township, receive a warm welcome from the locals and immediately feel immersed in the vibrant Mondesa way of life. As you explore the streets, listen to the sound of children playing, smell the scents of sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer, and try local delicacies such as mopane worms. Visit the local school and the arts and crafts center, then wander amongst the hustle and bustle of the open market before learning about the click language of the Damara tribe. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide share fascinating in...
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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