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Desert tour

Reviews: Desert tour

Below are independent comments from 11 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.

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Ros &Peter

"Sheltering Desert tour review"

Based at Villa Margherita on 29 May 2024
"OK, but did not learn as much as on our Coast, dunes and Sandwich Harbour tour." Read more about this whole safari
Mr & Mrs W

"Desert Tour review"

Based at Cornerstone Guesthouse on 1 Jul 2021
"We enjoyed the informative tour, with a clearly very knowledgeable guide.

It was a special experience to drive in a landrover through the dunes, dry riverbeds and rocky landscapes (learned about dolomite and dolorite layers) , to learn about all that lives and grows in these areas. The welwitchia was of course one of our favourites and we had lots of opportunities to make photos.

We also enjoyed a nice tuna salad lunch under the trees, properly with table and chairs, and were quite satisfied when we came home." Read more about this whole safari
Miss K & Mr G

"Interesting and great scenery"

18 Oct 2020
"We enjoyed our trip and the scenery was fantastic.

I was expecting slightly more of a focus on biology and ecosystems, whereas it was a bit more focused on geology, but it was all very interesting." Read more about this whole safari
safari lovers

"Exceptional "

16 Mar 2020
"Spent a fascinating 5 hours learning about the flora and fauna of the desert with Douglas. Highly recommend." Read more about this whole safari
Dr & Mrs N

"A great way to see the desert"

Based at Cornerstone Guesthouse on 19 Jan 2019
"Guide was very knowledgeable, excellent lunch, drove very safely..." Read more about this whole safari
Mr & Mrs S

"Great day out with Bruno"

Based at Cornerstone Guesthouse on 21 Nov 2017
"It was great to meet up with Bruno again after 15 years! We were the only clients on that day so it became a personalised tour.

Bruno drove us out into the Namib to see geological features and desert plants. We also saw klipspringers and ostrich.

Bruno is an excellent guide and easy to talk to. We had lunch in the desert with tables, chairs & tablecloth.

A fantastic day out." Read more about this whole safari
Prof B & Mr K

"An extraordinary glimpse into the desert!"

Based at Sandfields Guesthouse on 2 Feb 2017
"I can't recommend this trip highly enough. Through the dunes, the dolerite dykes and the dry riverbed, Bruno was a brilliant guide. He opened up the desert for us: exciting and unusual sights followed one another in quick succession as we saw rare plants and animals, looked at strange rocks, learned about the geology and current threats to the environment. The picnic lunch was delicious and we came away feeling that we'd had our fill of memorable experiences." Read more about this whole safari
Mr Z
Maryland, USA

"Enchanting Welwichia"

Based at Cornerstone Guesthouse on 23 Nov 2016
"Messim crater had the most enchanting plants I've ever seen--welwichia that are nearly 4,000 years old! This day was extraordinary." Read more about this whole safari

"Tommy's Amazing Tour"

Based at Cornerstone Guesthouse on 7 Oct 2016
"Tommy is one of the most enthusiastic and able wildlife educators I have ever experienced. He thoroughly deserves his success. He opened our eyes to the remarkable wildlife that survives in the barrend sandune deserts and there was never a boring moment. Especially good with small children of every age (5 to 75 years!)" Read more about this whole safari
Mr T.
United Kingdom


30 Oct 2013
"After the excellent Sandwich Harbour tour the day before, we went with the same guide, Ernst, on this lower-key but equally fascinating half-day tour.

Ernst's passion for the flora of the desert conveyed itself to us and he was extraordinarily knowledgeable. Seeing thousand-year old welwitschia plants was a highlight." Read more about this whole safari
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11 reviews of this excursion by travellers since Aug-2007.
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