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Walvis Bay


Excursion 4: Treasures of the Namib Desert By Off-Road Vehicle
Tour Code: WAL-008
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 hours)

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Discover the treasures of the Namib Desert during this memorable off-road adventure, and a stop at spectacular Walvis Bay.

Depart the pier in an off-road vehicle for the coastal drive towards Swakopmund, and then east to the Namib-Naukluft Park. The Namib is one of the oldest deserts in the world, home to the world's highest-shifting sand dunes and adorned with a kaleidoscope of vivid colors. Upon arrival, you will explore the unique plant life and terrain of this arid region.

Next, you will drive through the Swakop River Valley and on to the Moon Landscape. Created by the winds that reduced mountains to spectacular rock formations and sand, this vastly-eroded valley has an appearance similar to that of the moon's surface. From here, you will proceed for a visit to Welwitschia Valley, where thousands of welwitschia plants are scattered about. A stop will be made to view these fascinating plants, along with a variety of interesting lichen plants. A stop will then be made at a scenic location for orange juice and salty snacks.

Afterward, you will re-board your off-road vehicle for the return drive along the dune belt to Dune 7, and on to Walvis Bay. En route, a brief visit will be made to the Walvis Bay Lagoon and tidal flood plains before arriving back to the pier.

Please note: Each vehicle will accommodate 3 to 10 guests. This tour involves off-road travel over bumpy, uneven and dusty gravel roads. This tour is not recommended for guests with dust allergies, guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair, unless they remain seated inside the vehicles at the various photo stops. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Raw oysters have been known to produce adverse reactions in people with suppressed immune systems; guests will need to consume them at their own risk.

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