The scenery on this 6 hour private adventure really is amazing, both in quality and variety.
As this is a private tour, it will be just your group on the tour, guaranteed. You will feel like an explorer of old with many places where there is no one else around, just awesome nature.
With many stops for as long as you want on the interesting places makes your tour very photographer friendly. As your guide is a serious hobby photographer himself, you will feel right at home.
Starting off with a stop at the Lagoon of Walvis Bay which is a RAMSAR wildlife preserve site. The lagoon is home to Flamingo and sometimes Pelican, along with other sea birds.
South of Walvis Bay is the Walvis Bay Salt Holdings processing plant, with it's striking pink water and mountains of white salt. You will be taken to the top of the dune closest to the processing plant for a birds-eye view of the pink lakes. In the salt pans there is an abundance of sea birds, including the lesser and greater Flamingo.
Most of the 60km drive to Sandwich harbor is along the coast, first on a sandy plain, then between fascinating plants. These plants have adapted to living in such hostile windy and salty conditions. The drive on the beach itself is awesome, if the tides allow it. On the beach you might see some cape fur seal, black backed jackal and black backed Cape Cormorant.
Access to Sandwich Harbor is tidal, which means that it is not possible to enter at some times of the day, because of the high tide. You can read more about it here. (http://www.awesomechapters.com/tidal-access/)
Sandwich harbor itself has two natural tidal lagoons, which is a favorite spot for Flamingo, Pelican and a host of other bird species. Your guide will take you for a walk at the side of the lagoon, if you want to. For a better view of the area your guide will take you up to the view point at the top of the dunes at Sandwich. If dune driving is not your thing, you can climb the dune yourself, it's easy.
If you do like the thrill of driving on sand dunes, the return journey has the opportunity of some very large dunes and slip-faces. It's like a roller coaster without the rails.
If dune driving is not to your liking, you can leave Sandwich Harbor along the coast as well for a much more relaxed experience.
On the way back there is a dune track with some wildlife, mostly Springbuck and Falcon, with the option of larger dunes for the adrenaline junkies.
You will also visit the lighthouse of Walvis Bay at Pelican Point, to see the second amazing harbor. The Point is home to a Cape Fur Seal colony, as well as some awesome sights of busy Walvis Bay and the dunes behind it.
Your transport on this half day trip is a classic Land Cruiser FJ80, clean and tidy with good air conditioning for the hot days. Please note, this tour goes into nature, far from civilization. As such, there are no toilets. A privacy tent, seat, toilet paper and a hole in the ground will be provided if needed.
Free pickup in Walvis Bay, including the harbor of Walvis Bay, is standard for this tour. There are issues with the booking systems, please provide us with an email address on your booking so that we can give you with the best experience possible.
Rest assured that these the cheapest private tours on the coast. Per person pricing changes by group size, and is the lowest per person for groups of four or more passengers.
In short, you will see many beautiful things, so 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. Pickup in Swakopmund
3. Food for the tour
4. Drinks for the tour
For the proper full booking experience, as well as more details on this tour, go to https://www.awesomechapters.com/private-day-tours/2harbors-sandwich/