Project Description

Desert Tour

To the untrained eye, the dunes of the Namib Desert between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund appear impressive but somewhat lifeless. One will be surprised though how diverse and rich in species this eco-system actually is, given the chance to view the desert through the eyes of an expert. The tour takes you from the vegetated, life-rich eastern side of the dunes, right through the dunes to the Atlantic Ocean on the western side of the dune belt.Some of the fascinating, hidden life in this apparently barren landscape are introduced, creatures endemic to the Namib such as the Sidewinder adder, the Palmato Gecko with its transparent skin and beautiful colours, the large Namaqua Chameleon, the swift sand-diving lizard, the dancing White Lady spider, different beetles, scorpions and many more. All are adapted to this eco-system in unbelievable ways and manners and are able to survive.