Shovel-snouted Lizard spotted on the Little 5 Tour. Courtesy of Living Desert Adventures
Shovel-snouted Lizard spotted on the Little 5 Tour. Courtesy of Living Desert Adventures
Issue 3 2021Quick ReadThrilling

Namibia Calling

With overseas travel on pause for the most part, many South African travellers are exploring our neighbours north of the border. After lockdowns have kept Safas homebound, we’re hankering to break free. Namibia’s wide-open spaces offer a welcome call. These three desert adventures are sure to satisfy some of that wanderlust.

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Discover the Little 5 

 Living Desert Adventures offers a tour of the coastal dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Opportunities are rife to spot wildlife, but you’ll have to look closely. The animals who live on this stretch of dune belt are of smaller varieties: the web-footed Namib dune gecko, shovel-snouted lizards, snakes, chameleons, skinks, scorpions and a variety of beetles and insects. The tour covers topics like conservation, geology and how the endemic fauna and flora survive this harsh ecosystem. 

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Opportunities are rife to spot wildlife, but you’ll have to look closely.

The dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Courtesy of Living Desert Adventures
The dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Courtesy of Living Desert Adventures

Marvel at a Pink Lagoon

The salt pan in Walvis Bay is a seemingly endless landscape of otherworldly bright pink—and sometimes green—shallows. Nobody is in sight, unless you count the large flocks of pink flamingos that call it home. These exotic birds are drawn to the expansive saltwater wetlands by the culinary options on offer, like small crustaceans and mollusks. Admire their pastel plumage and drink in the extraordinary view.

For the trip of a lifetime, spend eight days and seven nights exploring Namibia’s spectacular sights in the BMW X3 on the BMW Multi-day Tour.

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Test the Capabilities of the BMW X3   

For the trip of a lifetime, spend eight days and seven nights exploring Namibia’s spectacular sights in the BMW X3 on the BMW Multi-day Tour. Highlights include off-road driving through dunes and canyons, spotting wildlife on safari and exploring rock formations and cave paintings. Take lunch on the beach and picnic in the bush. Flop into bed each night in exquisite accommodation to rest up for the next day’s adventure. However far you take the road less travelled – rubble, gravel, sand dunes or dry river beds – the BMW X3 takes on the terrain with ease. No previous experience is required as you’ll be supported by a BMW driving instructor and a local guide. 

Book here. 

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Take lunch on the beach and picnic in the bush.

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