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Tommy’s Living Desert Tours


Half Day Tour N$750.00 per person (minimum of two people).
Children from 1 to 12 years are half price.
Refreshments provided.
Full Day Tour N$1425.00 per person (minimum of four people).
Children from 1 to 12 years are half price.
Refreshments and lunch pack included.

Living Desert Tours with Tommy’s Tours | Swakopmund

Tommy’s Living Desert Tours started in 1997 and offers memorable 4×4 trips through the desert/dune area just outside Swakopmund. Discover the hidden treasures in this apparently barren, yet scenic landscape. Tommy’s Living Desert Tours have a professional and experienced team that drive clients in well-maintained 4×4 Land Rovers and Toyota Land Cruisers, providing comfy seating and large windows ideal for photo opportunities. Tommy’s Living Desert Tour is one of the most popular activities in Swakopmund – you will be amazed at what life there is to be found in the desert! The Desert is alive! 

The Living Desert Tour

The original Living Desert Tour from Tommy’s Living Desert Tours: a real adventure as you explore and discover the dunes of the Namib Desert! Make sure your camera batteries are charged as you will be shown a host of creatures that live and thrive in this harsh desert environment. Not normally visible to the untrained eye Tommy with his infectious enthusiasm will introduce you to some of the fascinating hidden life that is to be found in this barren landscape. A Living Desert Tour with Tommy is fun, educational and an unforgettable experience. Discover some of the endemic species such as the Palmato Gecko with its beautiful colours and transparent skin. Tommy will actually dig into a dune to find one of these nocturnal desert creatures. The beautiful Namaqua Chameleon will be tracked and you will be able to see from close up how these reptiles shoot out their long tongues when they hunt. Other interesting creatures that are discovered living in the dunes include the FitzSimon’s Burrowing Skink, the dancing White Lady Spider, Parabuthus Villosus black scorpion and quite a number of other desert adapted creatures.

Welwitschia / Moon Landscape / Living Desert Combo Tour

The Living Desert Tour takes up the morning and is then followed by a drive further inland to the Moon Landscape. The fascinating Welwitschia plant is also observed and you are able to see this weird looking plant that grows in the middle of the desert. Some of these Welwitschia plants are easily over a 1000 years old. If you are lucky you may get to see the small yet very beautiful Edelweiss plant. The Swakop River Canyon with its incredible rock formations is explored and then followed by a drive to the Oasis Goanikontes. You will discover all kinds of interesting facets of the desert including the lichen fields, the ‘living stones’, the Tsamma Melon which provides much moisture and food for some of the inhabitants of the Namib Desert and much more.

Tommy’s Living Desert Half Day Tour Times:

Tour leaves at 8 AM and returns at approximately 1 pm.

Credit card Facilities:

Unfortunately no credit card facilities are available.

Pick Up’s:

Pick up can be arranged prior to the tour from your accommodation in Swakopmund.

Tours are done in English and German.

Due to limited seating available booking in advance is advisable!


Contact Info


Swakopmund, Namibia

Amenities of Tommy’s Living Desert Tours:

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Reception Services

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