Living Desert of Swakopmund Namibia

Next time you visit Swakopmund, make time for this interesting activity, The Living Desert Tour , presented by Christopher Nel.

Living Desert Adventures is based in Swakopmund, at the coast of Namibia. Christopher Nel, the owner of this unique day tour, has a deep respect for nature and loves to share the beautiful and hidden treasures of the Namib Desert. Chris originally qualified as an electrical engineer, and then became a professional deep-sea diver and eventually followed his passion to spend his life in nature. Chris has been involved with tourism and conservation for over 10 years. He and his experienced guides are very enthusiastic in presenting the “Little Five”, and sharing their knowledge on the fauna and flora of Namibia.


Our Living Desert Tour is a unique 4×4 adventure which specializes in bringing the desert to life while sharing the awesome beauty of the Namib Desert with travelers from all over the world. The coastal dune belt may seem barren and lifeless to many people, but in fact it is alive with a fascinating variety of little desert adapted animals, which are able to survive on the life-giving fog which consistently rolls in from the cold Atlantic Ocean.

Come see the Dancing White Lady Spider (Carparachne aureoflava) cart-wheel 44 turns per second down a dune to escape the enemy. Admire the transparent Namib Dune Gecko (Pachydactylus rangei) with webbed feet that are equivalent to snow shoes. Learn about the different beetles and insects and how they survive in the dune desert. Follow in the tracks of a legless Lizard (Fitzsimmons Burrowing Skink), observe Sand Diving Lizards (Meroles Anchieta) dancing on the hot sand, Sidewinder Snakes (Perinquey’s Adder), Desert Chameleons and many more fascinating creatures. Learn about the geology, structure and formation of the desert, and admire the vast and beautiful landscapes while enjoying a scenic dune drive combined with fun and adrenalin.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the desert alive and close up.
Our focus is on smaller groups to keep our tours personal, resulting in a life changing experience. Through my experience I have learned that an Elephant and a beetle are both individual creations each functioning in their own way, while displaying personal beauty and complexity. This is the message that we want to share with people, that everything in nature big and small displays individual characteristics, which can be enjoyed by everybody. On this note we decided to introduce the “Little 5 “of the Namib to our tour, creating new awareness concerning the smaller creatures of Africa.


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