Rocky Desert Tour - The Naturalist Collection

This tour takes you from the Dorob National Park into the northern reaches of the Naukluft Park past the Moon Valley, through the Swakop River Valley and the Welwitschia Plains east of Swakopmund.  
 
Millions of years and even more cubic metres of water contributed to the formation of this internationally known tourism attraction, the lunar-like landscape called the Moon Valley.  According to geologists, the group of hills was pushed through the earth’s surface about 500 million years ago.   On misty mornings when the coastal fog penetrates between the hills, the valley can be described as ghostlike, but once the sun’s rays emerge,  the fog disperses and the lunar landscape reveals itself with the most spectacular colours and contours, making this spectacular moonlike topography a photographer’s haven. 
 
From here we travel through the Swakop River Valley into the Swakop River.  Huge Acacias and Tamarisks fill the riverbed with bright green Salvadora shrubs on the river banks.  This linear oasis with water flows beneath the dry surface sand, provide an oasis for several bird species and desert-adapted animals.  

We collect and drop off guests at their Swakopmund Hotels/Guesthouses/B&Bs.

Costs:                        

N$ 800 per person 

 N$ 400 per child U/12 

 
Pick up Time:            

08h00/08h30 – 12h30/13h00

from your hotel in Swakopmund 

 
Duration:                   

Approximately 4.5-5 hours 

 
Included:                  

bottled water & soft drinks 

 
What to bring:           

Walking shoes & jacket,

sunblock & hat,

binoculars & photographic equipment   

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Once on the plains, the most notable feature of this area is the presence of the highest concentration of Welwitschia mirabilis plants (Welwitschia) in Namibia. Not only is the Welwitschia endemic to the Namib Desert and semi-desert, it is also taxonomically very distinct, being the only representative in its family, and only one of three species in the order Gnetales. 

Bird Watching Day Trips

Bird Watching Day Trips

Full & half day trips from Swakopmund to various birding hotspots in the Namib Desert

Cape Cross Tour

Cape Cross Tour

A half day tour (with morning and afternoon departures) to the seal colony at Cape Cross

Cape Cross & Messum Crater Tour

Cape Cross & Messum Crater Tour

Visit the seal colony at Cape Cross and the Messum Crater

Boat Fishing

Boat Fishing

Spend the day fishing off the Namibian coast

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

A day spent up to 25km of the coast in search of game fish

Shore Fishing

Shore Fishing

A day on the beaches of the Skeleton Coast

Eagle Eye Aviation

Eagle Eye Aviation

Situated in the beautiful town of Swakopmund, Eagle Eye Aviation offers the best in exclusive and luxury scenic flights across the Skeleton coast and the Namib Desert with sights like Kuiseb Canyon, Sossusvlei and Sandwich Harbour being some of the main a

 Eco Dune Tour - The Naturalist Collection

Eco Dune Tour - The Naturalist Collection

This half-day tour takes place along the eastern part of the major dune belt which lies between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.

Desert Night Walk - The Naturalist Collection

Desert Night Walk - The Naturalist Collection

We offer a night walk to the Namib’s gravel plains where you will be shown the desert-adapted nightlife concentrating on the various species of Gecko, Spiders, Gerbils and Scorpions.

Gray's Lark & Coastal Wetlands Tour

Gray's Lark & Coastal Wetlands Tour

This tour takes you north of Swakopmund to the quartzite gravel plains to search for the arid-adapted and cryptic Gray’s Lark

Half Day Moonvalley Welwitschia Drive

Half Day Moonvalley Welwitschia Drive

This tour is suitable for persons who wish to experience our coastal desert excursions but do not want to do any dune 4x4 driving.

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