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Charly’s Desert Tours

PRICE: Living Dunes Experience: N$650.00 per person (Half day tour from 08h30-12h00)
Namib Desert Full day Tour: N$1300.00 per person (08h30 - 16h00)
Namib Desert Half Day Tour: N$730.00 per person (08h30-12h30 or 14h00-18h00)
Swakopmund City Tour: N$320.00 per person (09h00 - 10h30 or 14h00 - 15h30)

Namib Desert Tours with Charly’s Desert Tours | Swakopmund

Charly’s Desert Tours is the oldest safari enterprise in Swakopmund with 50 years’ experience. We have become a household name for high quality day tours in the larger Swakopmund area. We take our guests on tours in our well-equipped vehicles and professional tour guides to activities in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

Living Dunes Experience

Charly’s Desert Tours offers a half day tour exploring the coastal dune belt of the Namib Desert on the edge of Swakopmund. There is a surprising amount of life in this harsh environment which to the untrained eye appears as large sand dunes. Our experienced and trained guides will amaze you with their tracking and observation skills and show you just how much life there actually is. Chameleons, Spiders, scorpions, Palmato Geckos, lizards, snakes and the fog-basking Tok-Tokkie beetle all survive in this delicate dune ecosystem. Ideal as a family outing. Free pick-up at any Swakopmund accommodation. Mineral water included. Minimum of two adult guests. This 3 hour exploration will be rounded off with a short dune drive.

Namib Desert Tour (half or full day tour)

Charly’s Desert Tours offer excursions to the ancient canyons of the Moon Valley which is considered to be one of the most fascinating areas of the Namib Desert. The famous weird looking Welwitschia mirabilis plant will be seen and the nutritional and medicinal use of this desert adapted plant will be explained to you. You will encounter much of the desert adapted fauna and flora of the Namib Desert and your guide will explain some of the ingenious techniques that these creatures and plants use in order to survive the extreme and harsh environment of this desert. This fascinating area is home to wildlife such as ostrich, jackals, springbok, klipspringer, the Karoo Chat and Swallow-Tailed Bee-eater and many smaller creatures too. A shady spot is where we stop for lunch and cold refreshments. The Namib Desert Tour continues to along the Swakop River to Goanikontes, an “oasis” that played an important role during the colonial times. This tour includes free pick up anywhere in Swakopmund and departs with a minimum of 4 guests. This tour is also available as a half day tour.

Swakopmund City Tour

Charly’s Desert Tours also off a Swakopmund City Tours – explore and discover the town of Swakopmund and its history, it’s well maintained Colonial styled buildings and Swakopmund’s origins. Insight will be given into the local people from all demographics and backgrounds. A drive along the Swakopmund beachfront where one can see the luxury homes and then travel to the nearby townships to see the contrasting living standards and property prices. An informative guided tour will how Swakopmund has developed from yesteryear to today. The Swakopmund Town Tour lasts 1.5 hours and requires a minimum of two adults.

We can assist you with all your booking requirements and activities in Swakopmund. We provide booking services for Kayaking, Dolphin and seal Cruises, Quad biking, scenic flights and Sandwich Harbour trips….and many more.

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 13:00, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 12:00
  • Sunday: Closed



Contact Info


Charly's Desert Tours are situated in the Brauhaus Arcade, Swakopmund, Namibia.

Amenities of Charly’s Desert Tours:

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Reception Services

  • Credit Card facilities
  • Tour Desk
  • Languages spoken: English, German, Afrikaans
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