We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Namib Desert

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Namibia

This barren red-sand desert lies along the coast.

Book In Advance
More Info
and up
3-Hour Quad Biking and Sand-Boarding Combo from Swakopmund
More Info
and up
Quad Bike Tour of the Namib Desert
More Info
and up
Namib Desert 4x4 Tour from Swakopmund

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 146 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 58
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
Good place to watch little animals

In the Namib Desert you can do a lot of activities. You can go sand-surfing, book a desert-tour (Living Desert Adventures), ride on camels (Swakopmund) or ride a quad-bike. You... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 14, 2017
Babenhausen, Germany
Add Photo Write a Review

146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 67: English reviews
Level Contributor
178 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Nothing much to see and offer, distances between sight of interest are far. Many hours on the bumpy and dusty road. Worth your while to make a stop are Cape Cross to see the colony of seal and Swakopmund for adventure activites. While at Swakopmund make sure you do the activity kayaking with seals in pelican Point.

Thank pioneertraveller
Babenhausen, Germany
Level Contributor
92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

In the Namib Desert you can do a lot of activities. You can go sand-surfing, book a desert-tour (Living Desert Adventures), ride on camels (Swakopmund) or ride a quad-bike. You will love all these adventures things.

1 Thank doriso679
galveston, texas
Level Contributor
243 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Welcome to the Namib desert near Walvis Bay, Namibia. The Namib runs into the Atlantic Ocean, so our desert trip was beside the Atlantic Ocean. Unique and great trip. I suspect many guides can take you on this nature tour. We took our nature tour to some amazing and remote places like a 20,000 acre salt mining farm and a... More 

1 Thank GalvestonJT
Swellendam, South Africa
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

This revue is specifically for my trip with Desert Magic Tours from Luderitz to Walvis Bay. It was fantastic...!. I learned some useful things about driving in sand,...put on a few kgs in weight,(thanks to the cooks),...made some lovely friends!. All of this while being surrounded by the most beautiful countryside!. The organisers of this trip have it well sorted... More 

Thank Furbrain2015
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
406 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Sensational desert with landscapes out of this world. Drive through or climb a dune, photos to be taken everywhere.

Thank dunbro
Level Contributor
80 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

You have to visit Namib desert for sure. So many different landscapes. The most impressive are the dunes that early in the morning have a great orange colour. The sand is so so thin like make up powder. Once in a lifetime experience

Thank Maria P
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

I have seen many stunning photographs of 'Dooievlei' and the dunes, but nothing can compare to being here! It is breathtakingly beautiful... If you have children - it is a must visit - the biggest play pit they will ever have. My son was covered from head to toe in red dust and a huge smile when we left, you... More 

Thank Gerhard B
Kansas City
Level Contributor
718 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We spent lots of time driving through Namibia. The Namib desert was our favorite part. There are stunning mesas and rocky landscapes that remind me if the American southwest. The sunset views were especially nice.

Thank dixiepeach
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The dunes...the color...the dead trees. Deadvlei is a must. It was an old oasis the dried up a thousand years ago. The acacia trees that lined the water don't have enough moisture to degrade so they are still there...with their roots reached deep into the dead ground. It is like a surrealist landscape and all that is missing are the... More 

1 Thank PhotogTraveler
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
144 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The Namib for me was a dream come true. I spent two weeks in Namibia and loved every minute and would go back tomorrow if I could. Everywhere is different in different lights. Amazing place

Thank Ian C

Travelers who viewed Namib Desert also viewed

Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park

Been to Namib Desert? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Namib Desert and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Namib Desert staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Near Namib Desert