Ganab is the name of this private tour because it is the furthest point we visit on this exciting desert tour. Along the way there are plenty more interesting desert spots that we stop at and explore.
The theme of this trip is the desolate desert between the Swakop River and the dreaded C14 national road. Very arid and isolated, it is worth seeing. From the dune belt at the coast the landscape changes rapidly to wide open spaces and gravel plains the views are spectacular. On these gravel plains the plant life has adapted quite uniquely to the desolate surroundings.
You will see the Swakop River Canyon, also known as the Moon Landscape, on the way to the Welwitschia plains and Blutkoppen. The forms and colors of the rocks of the Moon Landscape is stunningly beautiful! The road to the Moon Landscape and Welwitschia is badly corrugated. Luckily it's only a short road!
Blutkoppe is well worth visiting for it's wind carved caves and sensual shapes. Getting to the caves requires a bit of walking, and elevation, so it is not suitable for the mobility impaired. This part can be skipped, of course, and substituted with a drive to the Tinkas Dam.
From the Tinkas area we drive along the escarpment to the Ganab area. While we prepare for lunch here, there is usually wildlife to watch, ranging from Giraffe, Ostrich, Jackal, Oryx and wild boar.
For lunch we find some shade and usually prepare a Barbecue in nature! However, if this is not to your liking, we can do pick nick or lunch boxes or whatever fits into our fridges. The surroundings are beautiful, and well worth exploring while we wait for the fire to be ready.
The desert changes quite a lot with rainfall and the wildlife moves around, so no two tours are the same, some may be bone dry, and others have lush greenery and wildlife everywhere.
It is worth mentioning that some of the roads that we will be traveling are quite corrugated, and traveling over them can be quite noisy. Your vehicle for this adventure is a trustworthy Toyota FJ80, with air conditioning, and can handle the rough road.
Vogelvederberg boasts some impressive wind carved rock formations, and is a good lookout over the desert, and makes a welcome break to stretch our legs on the return journey to Walvis Bay.
We offer free pickup in Walvis Bay & Swakopmund for this tour. You can be picked up in the harbor from your ship if you are arriving on a cruise liner as an optional extra.
All this nature is exquisitely beautiful.... bring your camera!
If you are viewing this tour on TripAdvisor or Viator, you probably won't see the optional extras for this tour, because the integration on those platforms has some bugs that are currently being worked on.
The optional extras include:
1. Pickup in the harbor
2. Food for the tour
3. Drinks for the tour
For the proper full booking experience, as well as more details on this tour, go to http://www.awesomechapters.com/private-day-tours/ganab/