Spitzkoppe - Day Tour to the Spitzkoppe Mountain from Swakopmund
The Spitzkoppe Mountain is one of Namibia's best known landmarks and is also known as the Matterhorn of Africa. On our way to the mountain we pass through a village populated with the indigenous Damara people who sell semi-precious stones at very reasonable prices. We drive around the mountain and view several attractions like the "Rock Pool" and the "Rock Arch" as well as some interesting bushman (San) paintings.The rich vegetation at the Spitzkoppe provides ample opportunity to study some of the flora of the Namib Desert. Several endemic bird species can be seen as well.
After a leisurely lunch break clients have an option of visiting and viewing some more bushman (San) paintings at the "Bushman's Paradise".Itinerary
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Namib Desert, Namibia
As we travel from Swakopmund to the Spitzkoppe Mountain we pass through the oldest desert of the world, the Namib Desert. Your tour-guide will stop en route and explain the origin of the Namib Desert as well as the geological and climatic conditions of this coastal desert. As you approach the Spitzkoppe Mountain your guide will stop at some stalls where local people offer semi-precious stones for sale. You have a choice between Aquamarine, Topaz, Amethyst, Feldspar and many other semi-precious stones.
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Visit the Spitzkoppe, also known as the Matterhorn of Africa. This so-called "Inselberg" is a granite outcrop which rises 780m above the surrounding Namib Desert; its total height above sea level is 1728m. After passing the entrance to the Spitzkoppe Park, your tour guide will drive around the mountain and show you several spectacular rock formations like the "Rock Pool" and the "Rock Arch". The rich vegetation at the Spitzkoppe provides ample opportunity to study some of the flora of the Namib Desert, for example Vachellia (Acacia) species and "Kobas", the Butter tree, milk bush and Commiphora species, as well as 'Beesklou" and Cleome species. Several bird species can be seen, as for example the Pale-winged Starling and swallows as well as species of weaver birds. After a leisurely lunch break your guide will show you some interesting bushman paintings. Afterwards it is time for your return-journey to Swakopmund.
Duration: 3 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
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Duración: 7 Hours
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Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up clients at their place of accommodation in Swakopmund, Namibia.
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.