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“A Must Desert Tour with Tommy”

Tommy's Tours and Safaris
Ranked #3 of 33 Tours in Swakopmund
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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.

3  Thank Shirwell K
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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!

2  Thank safrican4ever
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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.

1  Thank KeenTraveller12372
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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.

2  Thank TouristGuide
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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!

1  Thank Kristhai
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