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Charly's Desert Tours

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Address: Swakopmund, Namibia
Phone Number:
+264 64 404 341
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 12:00

Charly's Desert Tours is one of the longest operational tour companies in...

Charly's Desert Tours is one of the longest operational tour companies in Namibia. Our office is a one stop booking office for all you coastal activities.

We offer Living Dune Tours and other interesting day tours in and around Swakopmund.

Book you Namibian holiday with us and tap into our local experience.

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Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund

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Great moment !

Did this tour yesterday afternoon with nick (our guide). It was great to see this place and have so much interesting informations. Great knowledge of the region! Was fantastique... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lasso L
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this tour yesterday afternoon with nick (our guide). It was great to see this place and have so much interesting informations. Great knowledge of the region! Was fantastique. Thanks à lot

Thank Lasso L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From pic up to end was fantastic. Khoiki gave us a wonderful map indication of rhw start of our journey. He was excellent in his knowledge of the dunes and its rixh history. John our driver was spectacular on eyeing all the little five that we were fortunate to experience. Our ride felt like a roller coaster one up an.down... More 

Thank najmunisa g
Renkum, the Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take this tour to go into the sand dunes and desert and find the most stunning animals, you only see in the BBC Planet Earth series about deserts. Amazing half day tour. Highly recommened! A highlight in your journey!

Thank Klaas S
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I was a bit sceptical at first but once in the desert and the guide finding our first elusive animal and realising it is not easy to find and read the tracks/trails in this seemingly lifeless desert you gain respect and will be amazed at it's inhabitants.

Thank spamobile
Napa Valley, California
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Booked the Living Dunes Experience. 4 of us were picked up in a AWD minivan. Crowded in with 4 others so every seat packed including 3 across in the back. After driving to starting point, we waited some time for another vehicle to join tour. It appeared just as packed. My wife and I chose to not continue, leaving more... More 

Thank Napatravel
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8 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I went on the half day desert tour and the tour was amazing!!! The guide not only informative but entertaining as well. There were several couples on the tour with small children and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I recommend this activity to anyone who visits the area.

Thank Bali M
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgeable guides, comfortable vehicles, engaging for both adults and kids..,and just so amazing to see the creepy crawlers that live just out of sight! Highlight of our trip!

Thank RobinFarnworth
Cullinan, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! When you look at the dunes you don't realize what they're holding until Nic and his team enlightens you and you learn how much you don't know! These guides are so trained with the eye and knows exactly how to read nature it is phenomenal! The time flew past as we were taught about the small... More 

Thank Karen J
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A wonderful and very informative 3 hour tour which takes you just out of Swakopmund and into the miniature ecosystem that that one can find underfoot with the right guide or no-how. Our two guides worked as tracker and info givers and explained in an easygoing manner how life survives and flourishes in the dunes. Loved learning about the influence... More 

Thank Leah H
South Africa
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

I could not decide which tour to book, but true to TripAdvisor Reviewers, we made a booking with Charly's Desert Tours. Amazing. It was not only educational, but also fun!

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