SANDWICH HARBOUR DUNE TOUR
This Tour is most certainly a MUST DO on your Namibia Holiday.
Our guide picks you up in Swakopmund and as we pass through the small German town, we discuss historic builds and sites enroute to Walvisbay. Our first stop is in the Dunes watching the rising sun cast shadows on them, exposing their beautiful silhouette. Next, we stop at Bird Island also known as the Guano Island which can house up to 200 000 Cormorants, Pelicans and Flamingos and onto Walvisbay. The Flamingos are right close and we learn more about them and their Habitat, the Ramsar acclaimed Walvisbay Lagoon Wetland with up to 170 000 birds and 54 resident species of waders and palearctic migrators, a stone’s throw away. The route takes us past the enormous Salt Works, the Lagoon and onto the sandy beach shore. We view the pink Salt Lakes of Walvisbay and learn why they are pink and how salty they taste. Along the way we see Terns, Plovers, Sandpipers, Stilts, Avocets, Pelicans and Gulls. We search for other animals like Black backed Jackal and Cape fur Seal. A walk along the beach might reveal many mussels, petrified oysters, jelly fish the cold ocean has washed ashore and loads of fresh air. We get to taste some plants along the way, which are real tasty surprise. We take a desert drive through the !Nara valley searching for Oryx and Springbuck, amongst the greenery the animals live in, searching for the ever elusive endemic Dune Lark or silent chanting Goshawk. The sandy route takes us to the most awesome dune view where dune meets sea. Past dilapidated Houses of yesteryear, scattered on the beach disturbed by raging springtides. Up the towering wind sculptured dunes, a heart stopping swooping roller coaster ride to the unexpected, lush wetland scenery of Sandwich Harbour at your feet. It is STUNNING! Its Awesome! Its Unforgettably beautiful!
We find a lone spot to absorb the tranquillity and vastness of the dunes and serve up a light tasty lunch with beverages. The quietness absorbs us, the vastness and beauty stun us. Its unique. Its Sandwich Harbour.
The dune drive is exhilarating, as we traverse huge dunes in search for animals, through salt pans and back onto the sandy shores the way we came.
Sandwich Harbour Tour; the emotions, the feelings, the scenery, the taste of the desert, never to be forgotten. Sadly, our day ends at your accommodation.
This Full day tour starts at 08h30 and ends about 16h00
This full day tour is recommended for Photographers and Birders alike.