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Tommy's Tours and Safaris

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Swakopmund, Namibia
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Great way to spend a morning

Fascinating insight into the life in the desert of Namibia. Great guides and vehicles make for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MarklavLaptop
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Desert’s Safari

I recommend safari trip with Tommy 😍 A lot of smile, beautiful views, exciting drive & sand’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dembickamarzena
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Pozza di Fassa, Italy
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The original Living Desert/Little 5 Tour! 08h00 to 13h30 from Swakopmund in our 4x4's: we go into the dune/gravel plains area to track the little creatures - snakes, chameleons, geckoes, lizards, scorpions, insects, etc - and also give info on the desert in general, the area's plants and minerals. Dune drive through to the sea. Scenic and educational.
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“his knowledge” (13 reviews)
“his team” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Swakopmund, Namibia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating insight into the life in the desert of Namibia. Great guides and vehicles make for a memorable experience not to be missed

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend safari trip with Tommy 😍 A lot of smile, beautiful views, exciting drive & sand’s animals = 5 hours with nature ❤️

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A great half day tour to the dunes nearby, was shown the tale tell tracks to look out for on a safari for the small 5. Tommy is a very good guide/teacher, and passionate to inform tourists and locals alike how to care for the...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

A friend of mine had been on TOMMY'S LIVING DESERT TOUR tour a year back and had told me that it was the best experience she had had in Namibia. So, ofcourse, when we arrived in Swakopmund, I remembered her words and booked the tour....More

2  Thank surya77
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Worth ever and ever again. Tommy and his team contribute significantly to the protection of the Namib by educating and instructing people and at the same time their trips are great fun and a lifetime experience.

2  Thank pkuery
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

The desert was dead until Tommy took us out there. Within a few minutes, we were looking at a sidewinder. Followed by horned adder, scorpion, spider, multiple types of geckos, and more. All of this often just a few meters from the road. It truly...More

2  Thank saki_wal
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Chantelle led a fun and educational tour of the coastal dunes south of Swakopmund, with information about the geologic formations as well as its hidden occupants: chameleons, geckos, sidewinders, skinks, scorpions, etc.

3  Thank ChrisWilmoth
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Was expecting to be bored in this trip but we really enjoyed ourselves. Tommy is fun and showed us lizards, beetles and snakes. Plenty of opportunity to learn about them and hold them for photo opportunities. Tommy is a wealth of knowledge not just about...More

2  Thank Helen M
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

A brilliant tour- a must do! Family trip incl our 9 yrs and 2 teenagers. Tommy is passionate and his enthusiasm is infectious. Fun and learnt a lot too! All against the stunning backdrop of the dunes.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Tommy’s desert tours are fascinating, he’s clearly passionate about what he does and ensures that you see the desert through different eyes. Unfortunately the tour was ruined by his incessant sexist ‘jokes’ about his wife and women in general. It was a real shame to...More

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KitCollard, Manager at Tommy's Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Hi there! I am really sorry you found Tommy's jokes offensive. I know him well as I am his wife! ;) and I know his heart is definitely not negative towards women at all! I will mention to him though; thank you so much for...More

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Anthony J
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Response from nancymcd1954 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are about 4 hours, and while you are 4-wheeling in the desert, it wasn't that bumpy or anything. I was a little skeptical, thinking sand dunes would be boring, but Tommy and his crew really bring "the living... More
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Pleasureway
31 July 2015|
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Response from Wim-Tusk | Reviewed this property |
I know Tommy does collect his guests from any hotel / guest house in Swakopmund. However the only cruise ship port might be in Walvisbay. I'm not sure if he collects from Walvisbay. If however you fill the vehicle as a group... More
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