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Tommy's Tours and Safaris

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Address: Swakopmund, Namibia
Phone Number:
+264 64 461 038
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The original Living Desert/Little 5 Tour! 08h00 to 13h30 from Swakopmund in...

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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Tommy is a legend and the tour is a must!

Within ten minutes into the tour, one becomes more aware of where to put one's feet and fingers in the dessert! This is the impact Tommy has on one. He is so passionate and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Karin K
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Within ten minutes into the tour, one becomes more aware of where to put one's feet and fingers in the dessert! This is the impact Tommy has on one. He is so passionate and knowledgeable, that it is impossible to not become fully engaged in the tour. Every little thing is thought about. Despite the tours, this business does so... More 

2 Thank Karin K
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Tommy and his colleague Chantelle are incredibly knowledgeable about everything there is to know about the life that exists in the desert. We booked our trip via email from Canada, all details we handled expertly. We we collected from our hotel on time, Tommy's sense of humour is is amazing. He is so enthusiastic and his love for every creature... More 

1 Thank Tania J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We can't express how well Chantal, our Living Desert guide from Tommy's Tours and Safaris, radiated her knowledge, enthusiasm and love of the desert. She has amazing eye for detail, spotted the tinyest creatures from a distance, and managed to show us aspects of the deserts we had no idea of. She loves the desert, and judging by the trust... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were in a party of 8, all picked up promptly from our respective accommodation. Our 5 hours in the desert was hosted by our guide, Chantelle. Her wealth of knowledge is fantastic and she introduced us to so many of the fascinating creatures that inhabit this desolate area. Spiders, geckos, chameleons, lizards, birds, beetles......! Most of them you would... More 

1 Thank Aswefindit
Swakopmund, Namibia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Did you know what goes on in the sand dunes along the coast between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. This is an eye opener for those who just drive on the dunes without considering the insects who live in the dunes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Tommy is a fantastic host. If you stay in Swakopmund, you have to do this: interesting, beautiful and sensational. A must for young and old!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Tommy Collard and his team (including Chantelle Bosch) entertained us for mre tha four hours in the Namib desert near Swakopmund. Tommy not only knows the desert like the palm of his hand, but he knows the small animals of the desert by name! We were picked-up on-time at our Hotel in Swakopmund. The transport was very comfortable. Regular stops,... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Tommy's tour of the desert changed my life....seriously. I will never walk over dunes again, without remembering the possibility of what might lie beneath my feet. He showed us miracles in that desert, and was knowledgeable, witty, and an extremely caring host. It was truly a remarkable experience. If you are travelling to Swakopmud, pre-book this tour - and make... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We did the living desert tour with Tommy Collard. Everyone enjoyed it immensely. Tommy has got a great sense of humour and knows his "office" the desert inside out. If you are in the region I highly recommend that you do this tour, it will change the way you look at the desert forever. It's often not the things you... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a tour lasting about 5 hours. Tommy is quite a character and certainly knows his desert. There were 3 vehicles in total and luckily we were in the one with Tommy driving it, which meant we were with him more of the time enjoying his amusing banter. It starts with a general talk about the desert and then... More 

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