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Tommy's Tours and Safaris

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Swakopmund, Namibia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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54 reviews
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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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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Going with Tommy into the desert is storytelling, seeing amazing animals which Tommy locates in the vast of the desert which appears to empty but indeed is super rich of diverse and fun animals. Tommy was the first which opened up the tiny 5 top animals from Namibia and he is still the ONE and ONly

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Mellor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Our tour company booked this for us so we didn't really know what to expect. We needn't have worried; it was simply wonderful. Organisation first: prompt pick up from our guest house, drinks and a snack provided, veg vehicles, toilet stop in really smart toilets in the middle of the dunes....and a good five hours of activity before being returned... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Tommy brings life to the desert! He is very passionate about what he is doing and explains you everything you need to know about the animals and the vegetation you can find in the desert. After the approximately 4 hour tour, you will see the desert with different eyes! This is definitively not just another average "tourist tour" but you... More 

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