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Gobabeb Desert Research Station

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Gobabeb, Namibia
+264 64 694 199
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Good Time!! We had a lot fun and it is a beautiful place. The staff is friendly and the facilities... read more

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Reviewed 31 August 2017
scottvaneeden7
A field research station in a great location that also acts as a hotel when rooms are available

In the middle of a great part of Namibia, far from any real town, on the edge between the red sand... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Daniel S
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Gobabeb Research station is a wonderful place for nature enthusiasts who prefer not to be surrounded by other tourists. Although remote Gobabeb is not far from Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and offers free and easy access to the dunes. Uniquely situated among three ecosystems (the Kuiseb River, the Namib Sand Sea and the vast gravel plains) Gobabeb provides days of exploration and hiking opportunities. With a wide range of accommodation options, swimming facilities and braai facilities Gobabeb is unique in that it also offers tours around the dunes, the Station itself and several night time activities, including Star talks and Scorpion Hunts. The centre is a research station and as such there are tours aimed at adaptations of the Namib and up to date with current research occurring on site. The centre is tourist and family-friendly, offering catering, accommodation and amazing scenery.
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30 Aug 2017
“Good Time!!”
2 Jul 2017
“A field research station in a great location that also acts as a hotel when rooms are available”
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Gobabeb, Namibia
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+264 64 694 199
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Good Time!! We had a lot fun and it is a beautiful place. The staff is friendly and the facilities are nice and clean. I would recommend this to all of my friends.

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Management response:Responded 20 September 2017

Thank you very much, we hope to see you again one day!

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

In the middle of a great part of Namibia, far from any real town, on the edge between the red sand ocean and the gravel desert. Accommodations are good for a field station, with comfortable beds and shared nice enough bathrooms. Staff are extremely helpful....More

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Management response:Responded 29 August 2017

Thanks very much for your positive and helpful comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you are in the area, the research station is definitely worth a visit. The staff is friendly and helpful. The tour is very educational and you definitely learn a thing or two.

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Management response:Responded 29 August 2017

Thanks so much for the friendly review. We are very glad that you could come and visit and that you were able to participate in the tours. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

I have taught and done research at Gobabeb on several occasions. The labs are adequate, the accommodation and restaurant are excellent for such a facility and one can self cater as well. There is a good lecture hall and a library that specializes on the...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2015

The research station is both fascinating and friendly, and it is worth including a visit to this station. Booking directly through the centre was easily done, and we camped in one of the new camping sites, but they do have self-catering chalets as well. The...More

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Hi, I booked through Jacky Oaes at Journeys Namibia. Please try to search for them - it seems that, according to the rules of this site, I am unfortunately unable to answer providing an HTML or website link, so I can't... More
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