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“A Must Desert Tour with Tommy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tommy's Tours and Safaris

Tommy's Tours and Safaris
Vineta, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 461038
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Ranked #8 of 25 Activities in Swakopmund
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A Must Desert Tour with Tommy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

When in Swakopmund this "Living Desert Tour" in a 4x4, with Tommy as your guide, is an absolute must, to witness what actually lives in the desert sand dunes. Lizards, sidewinder snakes, desert chameleons, skinks, beetles - Tommy will find them in their natrual habitat and show them to you. Without Tommy, you wouldn't know that they existed. Very highly recommended.

Visited September 2012
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Witbank, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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“Now, let's go find something more interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is the mantra from Tommy whenever he has just finished explained something about one of the small creatures in the Namib desert.

I have rated this as an 8/10 in my trip report, but I am going to override myself and give it a 9/10, or round it of to a 5. Everything said about this tour is spot on. Tommy is absolutely passionate about what he does and about the desert. This tour is about the small animals that live and survive in the oldest desert in the world. We learned a lot on this trip and we are very glad that we did it. Even the teenage girl that obviously was on this against her will and showed it, later started showing interest and finally was fully interested in what Tommy had to say. Just do this one!

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“This is a must do when at Swakopmund”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Living Desert Tours is a must do when in Swakopmund.Tommy personally conducts the tour and he is a very knowledgeable bloke about the small five of the sand dunes.Tommy will take you on an unforgettable 4x4 adventure through the dunes outside Swakopmund.What Tommy does not know will amaze you his wit and humour are free.

You will be amazed at what actually lives in the desert.

Tommy is a charater in himself but knows where to find the small 5 so that you experience from Africa is complete.You can climb a sand dune and Tommy will take you for a dune ride as well and he even provides porta loos if you do not wish to use desert loo.

Highly recommended and so reasonable priced.

Visited April 2012
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Cape Town
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“What hides under the sand or camouflages itself on top of it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Amazing to learn what lies buried under the sand or survives on top of it!

Tommy takes you to a wondrous world of geckos, beetles, chameleons, blind lizards, side-winder snakes, white lady spiders, locusts and much more. His profound knowledge is conveyed with wit and humour and this is a tour no-one who visits Swakopmund should miss.

It is 5 & 1/2 hours of wondrous enjoyment with Tommy's driving expertise up perpendicular dunes that cumulates into breathtaking excitement and amazement as to what the desert holds, not only in living things, but also in plants, minerals, precious and semi-precious stones and more.

Tommy has a deep feeling for nature and it his commitment to the preservation of it is truly comforting. Thank you, Tommy, for a tour that will be embedded in my memory for ever.

Visited July 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Don't miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

This trip made over expectation impressively trip for me with his knowledge about life in desert and abilities to find what's living there.. Strongly recommended!

Visited May 2012
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