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Charly's Desert Tours

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Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 404 341
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Charly's Desert Tours is one of the longest operational tour companies in Namibia. Our office is a one stop booking office for all you coastal activities. We offer Living Dune Tours and other interesting day tours in and around Swakopmund. Book you Namibian holiday with us and tap into our local experience.
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Swakopmund, Namibia
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"half day tour"
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"knowledgeable guides"
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"great knowledge"
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"amazing creatures"
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"extensive knowledge"
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"sand dunes"
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"gecko"
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable morning with helpful & enthusiastic guides, Johnny & Hans. We saw some amazing creatures, Gecko, Slide winder snake, Sand Diving Lizard to name but a few. Very knowledgeable guys & Hans was able to translate for the Germans which was helpful for them. Comfortable...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We did the 2hr quadbiking +1hr sandboarding tour. Booking through Charlys's was easy and they have some good tour options. The quadbiking is done in partnership with another company. Unfortunately, our tour guide was not very good. One member of our group was slower, and...More

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CharlysSwakopmund, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

As registered booking office we are always happy to hear if we or our suppliers can improve our standard and our service. We will certainly take this matter up with our supplier to ensure all guidelines are adhered to. Thank you for keeping your review...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We only had a short time in Swakopmund and Cheleigh made sure we had the best day and could fit in all of the activities! Quad biking/sandboarding in the morning - must do! So fun doing “rollercoasters” through the dunes with a great guide. Then...More

Thank olivia w
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CharlysSwakopmund, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you Olivia w. Your review put a smile on Cheleigh's face.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This is a must do in Swakopmund ! You learn a lot about the small "five" which is presented in a very knowledgeable way.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We've booked a Half-day Sandwich Harbour Tour with Swakopmund pick-up. The activity was organised with their partner Sandwaves. Everything went very well. Pick-up on time. We've had to wait a bit in Walvis Bay for a couple to finish another activity. Our guide was the...More

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CharlysSwakopmund, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Dear adrians0s, Thank you taking the time to tell the world about your experience. We at Charly's Desert Tours select our partners carefully and strive to keep improving our service. I will relay you kind words to Marius the guide. Kind regards Gerald

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We booked a marine safari+sandwich harbour tour via email. All went through smoothly in terms of communication, informations and payment. And everything went as promised. We had a great day out and I will certainly make use of this agency again

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CharlysSwakopmund, Owner at Charly's Desert Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

This is exactly what our booking service is all about. Not only to provide quality tours and activities, but to professionally handle all communications and facilitate payments in a quick and customer orientated way. Thank you Fra P. for your feedback.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A highly recommended tour in the desert. So much information and detail provided by the guides. Bawden is a font of information! I was looking forward to this tour for a long time and wasn't disappointed.

Thank TracyJS
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Most interesting to see which animals live in this dry desert and how they are able to survive! Informative for everybody including kids, the knowledgeable guides are able to convey the information in a way suitable for everybody. They will fetch you at your accomodation...More

Thank Horst S
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Excellent, highly recommend and both Ernest and Bawden were excellent guides and shared their extensive knowledge with us.

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Jolie J
We only have enough time to do one morning tour while in Swakopmund and we're having a hard time deciding between the Sandwich harbor tour or the Living desert tour. Has anyone done both and can weigh in on which one they preferred? We would like to do whichever one has the most spectacular views (especially of the dunes), and I know that the focus of the Living desert tour is on the little 5, but pictures posted on TA also show spectacular dune scenery that is very unique in color (the dunes look painted with beautiful grey tones). Does this mean you get to enjoy a lot of this beautiful dune scenery while doing the Living desert tour? The Sandwich Harbor pictures look beautiful as well, but the pictures of the dunes look very different and more light in color. Also I've contacted Sandwich Harbor 4x4 tours and on the day of our tour we will most likely be unable to enter Sandwich Harbor lagoon as it will be during high tides, however they stop at various look-out points where you can see the lagoon perfectly. Would this still be worth it you think? Anyways if anyone has any opinions on which tour they would choose if they could only pick one and why, that would be very helpful! Thank you!!
18 June 2017|
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Response from Gerald K | Property representative |
Hi there, this is difficult choice, however it seems like you are a little pressed for time, so I would suggest to do the Living Dunes Experience rather. you do the tour, get to track the little 5, and be in amazing due... More
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Response from Jonathan A | Reviewed this property |
You just have to call them and they will tell you if they have room to place you within a group. They normally like to have as many people as possible just like any other business, to be profitable. Enjoy it!
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