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  • Spitzkoppe Guided Day Tour

    1. Spitzkoppe Guided Day Tour

    Your tour starts around 7:30 AM with pick-up from your accommodation in Swakopmund or Walvis Bay. At 8:00 AM depart towards Henties Bay, driving next to the Atlantic ocean, where you'll stop to view a shipwreck. Around 8:30 AM you'll have a stop for a photo opportunity at a unique holiday resort. Then, at 9:00 AM you'll arrive at Henties Bay for a quick tour and a bit of a history lesson before you head to your main destination. Arrive at Spitzkoppe and learn some interesting facts about the mountain. You will now have some free time to walk or climb some of the peaks, or take the opportunity to visit some ancient bushman rock art. Around 12:00 PM you'll enjoy a delicious lunch which includes soft drinks, juice, water, beer, sparkling wine, finger snacks, and a local dessert. After lunch, depart Spitzkoppe and head on towards Usakos where you'll have the opportunity to stop for a few p...

    Absolute amazing tour to beautiful Spitzkoppe mountains! We had a great day with our guide JP from the Red Dune Safaris. JP was very welcoming, funny and friendly guide. Great driver too. He took us to different interesting places along the way, shared his knowledge and made great conversation. Everything was greatly planned and yet relaxed. We would definitely recommend his services.

  • Private Guide Township Historical Family Tour

    2. Private Guide Township Historical Family Tour

    Through this township cultural tour experience you will be introduced to the locals and learn about the different Namibian cultures. Touring with your private guide is like being a guest in the neighbourhood. Visit the guide's friends in their homes and shacks, hear their stories, and see their businesses. Hear the traditional Damara clicking language and smell the sidewalk barbecues - even have a taste if you'd like. Your guide wants to share with you a slice of life in the townships of Mondesa, so you have a real authentic Namibian experience. The tour will include a meal, usually a barbecue or a normal set-up of local traditional food with a local family. The daily tours include a visit to the women's day project. On Sundays, the tour includes a visit to a Church with prior arrangement. Most guests come away feeling positive and inspired. These tours are not about poverty - yes, you...

  • From Swakopmund: Two-Day Sosussvlei Guided Tour

    3. From Swakopmund: Two-Day Sosussvlei Guided Tour

    This two-day, private exploration tour to Sossusvlei departs from the quaint coastal village of Swakopmund on a daily basis. Get picked up from your hotel and head into the world-famous Namib Desert. Begin with a visit to the lagoon and salt pan in Walvisbay; this shallow and sheltered 45,000-hectare lagoon attracts a range of coastal water birds and enormous flocks of lesser and greater flamingos. It is also home to chestnut-banded plovers and curlew sandpipers, as well as the rare Damara tern. From there, head to the dunes of Sossusvlei. These gigantic star-shaped mountains of sand are a sought-after subject for photographers because of their warm tints, ranging from pale apricot to brick orange and deep red, contrasted with the large white pans at their bases. Spend the night at a camp in Sossusvlei.  On the second day, spend a little more time admiring all that Sossusvlie has to o...

  • Swakopmund: Mondesa Township Historical Day Tours

    4. Swakopmund: Mondesa Township Historical Day Tours

    Start your day with pick up from your accommodations and get in-depth insight into the history and culture of Namibia. During your visit to the Mondesa Township, explore the open-air market, visit local schools, and visit local community arts and craft projects. Hear the children at play, smell the sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer, learn the Click language, and experience the meaning of “Ubuntu.” Experience a local meal prepared at a family home and end your tour with a live performance of the local township choir. Join this tour for an exciting, educational, and memorable trip to Namibia.

  • From Swakopmund: Living Dunes Experience

    5. From Swakopmund: Living Dunes Experience

    Discover how the ancient Namib is home to more endemic species than any other desert in the world. This living desert tour is an extraordinary exploration of the coastal dune belt just outside Swakopmund. To the untrained eye, the dunes are just a pile of sand, however, your skilled and experienced guides will introduce you to a wealth of life. Track Palmato Geckos, sand-diving lizards, the famous fog-basking tok-tokkie beetle, sidewinder snakes, spiders, scorpions, and chameleons. This 3-hour exploration will be rounded out with a short dune drive. Meet your driver at your hotel in Swakopmund and then travel into the coastal dune belt that’s just beyond the city limits. Spot some of the natural highlights of the desert landscape as you drive into the dunes, but many of the desert’s most fascinating sights require a trained eye and a firsthand look. Learn about the fascinating animals ...

  • From Swakopmund: Full-Day Guided Spitzkoppe Tour

    6. From Swakopmund: Full-Day Guided Spitzkoppe Tour

    Discover Spitzkoppe on a full day tour with a private guide from Swakopmund. Admire the brilliantly-colored granite peaks of Spitzkoppe that rise abruptly out of the surrounding plains, and hear detailed explanations about the surroundings throughout your tour from your guide. Begin your day with hotel pickup at around 9 AM in Swakopmund. Drive 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) eastward of the coastal Atlantic to your first stop, the Martin Luther steam tractor. Learn about the history of the only material remnant of the first attempt to introduce mechanized transport in Namibia, and receive a brief description of the area and Namibia in general. Next, drive inland for about 1 hour and 45 minutes to the stark grandeur of Gross Spitzkoppe, an inselberg or inland mountain often described as the Matterhorn of Namibia because of its shape. Rising 1728 meters (5670 feet) above sea level, Spitzkoppe...

  • Walvis Bay: 4-Hour Namib Desert and Dunes Photography Tour

    7. Walvis Bay: 4-Hour Namib Desert and Dunes Photography Tour

    Meet your guides at the scenic Walvis Bay in the afternoon - at this time of day the lighting is just perfect for landscape photography. Proceed along the coastline and photograph the South Atlantic waves lap up against the shore. You might also catch a glimpse of the bay’s wildlife including dolphins, seals, and turtles. As you leave the coast behind, head into the famous Namib Desert, named for its vast and sprawling landscapes. Spend some time exploring and admiring the array of majestic and imposing sand dunes, and soak up the unforgettable and peaceful vista that stretches out before you. With the assistance of your creative guides, snap once-in-a-lifetime photos for your collection, and learn how to compose the perfect photo for this particular landscape. After 4 incredible hours, head back to Walvis Bay where the tour ends.

  • Spitzkoppe 2 Day Guided Camping Tours Namibia

    8. Spitzkoppe 2 Day Guided Camping Tours Namibia

    Drive first to the Martin Luther steam tractor, the only material remnant of the first attempt to introduce mechanized transport in Namibia. You will receive a brief description of its history, as well as of Swakopmund and Namibia in general. Afterwards, drive inland to see the stark grandeur of Gross Spitzkoppe. During the drive your guide will offer detailed explanations about the surroundings and, of course, the Spitzkoppe - a perennial challenge to the serious mountaineer. The mountains are brilliantly colored and rise abruptly out of the surrounding plains. After a short introduction to the local Damara people who reside in the area, there will be an opportunity to view the natural flora of the region, before heading to the spectacular rock paintings of the Spitzkoppe. Both the Grosse and Klein Spitzkoppe, as well as the Pontok Mountains and the associated Bushman artwork, are ide...

  • Explorer Private Cycling Township Tours

    9. Explorer Private Cycling Township Tours

    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...

  • Swakopmund: Guided Cultural Bicycle Tour

    10. Swakopmund: Guided Cultural Bicycle Tour

    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.

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What people are saying about Erongo

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Wonderful tour to Spitzkoppe with JP Koch of Red Dunes Safaris on 21st November. Promptly picking us up from our guesthouse in Swakopmund, JP was extremely courteous and attentive, providing an informative unhurried service throughout and proved great company for my husband and I as we learnt more about life in Namibia whilst being shown some interesting and amazing places en route to Spitzkoppe that we simply would not have seen without him. The full day out amongst the most wonderful scenery neared conclusion with a exquisite savoury and sweet spread accompanied by a bottle (for us!) of fizz in a spectacular setting. Marvellous. Thank you JP!

We would highly recommend this tour to young and not so young alike!!

Jean Pierre ( JP) was an outstanding tour guide ...where nothing was too much trouble! We did the Spitzkoppe Guided Tour and marvelled at the rock formations, cave paintings and scenery. He tailored our itinary not only to what we wanted to see but our physical ability! He provided an excellent lunch with wine and beer in an awesome location. If you are visiting Namibia...then Red Dune Safaris are highly recommended ! Thank you JP

Absolute amazing tour to beautiful Spitzkoppe mountains! We had a great day with our guide JP from the Red Dune Safaris. JP was very welcoming, funny and friendly guide. Great driver too. He took us to different interesting places along the way, shared his knowledge and made great conversation. Everything was greatly planned and yet relaxed. We would definitely recommend his services.

Johnny was a great guide. He could answer all our questions and was really kind and polite. I would recommend the tour to everybody.