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Tommy's Tours and Safaris

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Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 461 038
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Living Desert Experience is another must do while you in Namibia

Our group thoroughly enjoyed the desert excursion. Tommy has a great passion for the desert and a... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tommy an inspiring man

I cannot rate this experience highly enough. We were a mixed group made of grandparents, forty... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2016
Jane M
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The original Living Desert/Little 5 Tour! 08h00 to 13h30 from Swakopmund in our 4x4's: we go into the dune/gravel plains area to track the little creatures - snakes, chameleons, geckoes, lizards, scorpions, insects, etc - and also give info on the desert in general, the area's plants and minerals. Dune drive through to the sea. Scenic and educational.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 461 038
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Our group thoroughly enjoyed the desert excursion. Tommy has a great passion for the desert and a vast knowledge about the living creatures within. His assistant (Chantelle?) has the most amazing tracking skills which we were fortunate to witness. I heard that Tommy does a...More

2  Thank Dene678
Reviewed July 22, 2016

I cannot rate this experience highly enough. We were a mixed group made of grandparents, forty somethings, twenty year olds teenagers and young children. Tommy inspired each and every one of us and captured the heart of the desert for us. We heard, saw and...More

1  Thank Jane M
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Tommy is one of those guides who loves what he does and his passion for the small creatures of the desert is something he likes to share. Tommy is that barefoot guy who is so close to nature that nature comes to him. We were...More

1  Thank Iain G
Reviewed June 10, 2016

This was excellent. Learned so much and saw creatures that I would never have seen on my own. Don't miss it!

1  Thank libradoc
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

What a treat. Guides are amazing and incredibly passionate about the desert. A great eye opener to desert life.

1  Thank beardedgypsy
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Me and my son went on a tour with Tommy. What an amazing experience it was. Tommy knows his subject so well and with a lot of humor and understanding of what he is doing I personally thinks that he is the best. Driving away...More

2  Thank reinom2016
Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is a 4X4 experience into the Great Namib Desert. I want to thank Tommy for introducing us to the desert and the interesting creatures that call it home. Tommy finds poisonous snakes and then picks them up, bare handed, as if they were a...More

2  Thank Bob P
Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a must have experience when you are in Swakopmund. Tommy is absolutely passionate about the living desert and has the knack to really make the desert open like a book and with it your eyes and other senses. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Jaap29
Reviewed April 1, 2016

Tommy’s “Living Desert” tour was definitely one of the high points of our trip to Namibia, I would recommend this to anyone staying in the area. Truly a tour that will stay with you for the rest of your life, the famous Tommy Collard and...More

2  Thank Mummeryb
Reviewed March 8, 2016

This tour by Tommy and his team is simply unbelievable. Tommy's knowledge of the local ecology and diversity is something to behold. A born communicator and in particular his ability to communicate with all types at all different levels particularly with children is not only...More

1  Thank John M
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Anthony J
January 16, 2016|
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Response from nancymcd1954 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are about 4 hours, and while you are 4-wheeling in the desert, it wasn't that bumpy or anything. I was a little skeptical, thinking sand dunes would be boring, but Tommy and his crew really bring "the living... More
July 31, 2015|
Response from Wim-Tusk | Reviewed this property |
I know Tommy does collect his guests from any hotel / guest house in Swakopmund. However the only cruise ship port might be in Walvisbay. I'm not sure if he collects from Walvisbay. If however you fill the vehicle as a group... More