Have a look at a satellite image of the coastline between Swakopmund and Luderitz, and you will see a vast expanse of sand dunes. Most of this area is protected as parkland to preserve the delicate and surprisingly rich desert ecosystem. But a bit of the dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay is reserved for play!
Quad biking is one of the most fun ways to explore and interact with the desert. The sand dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay are like a giant sandbox for adults. Traversing up and down and over the huge faces of sand allows you to experience the actual shape of the dune, adding another dimension to their wonder.
Desert Explorers has added a new dimension of exploration, inviting guests to experience the dunes in the same manner as the earliest of desert Explorers - on the back of a camel! Despite accounts of cranky animals with a penchant for spitting on guests, the camels at Desert Explorers are well cared for and consequently of a very agreeable disposition. In fact, they seem to enjoy the opportunity for a jaunt in the dunes, and they offer a great way to experience the scenic beauty of the dunes without the adrenaline.
Desert Explorers is situated right outside of Swakopmund with easy access to the dune belt just south of town. Satisfied customers include such illustrious names as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Whether you are out for an adrenaline rush or a casual amble through the dunes, Desert Explorers has loads of options for you.
by John R Wheeling | Leisure Times Namibia