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Quad Bike Tour of the Namib Desert

Swakopmund, Namibia
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Cruise through the Namib Desert’s iconic golden sand dunes on this quad bike tour. Start the day in Walvis Bay where an expert guide shares a brief safety training, then head out on an adrenaline pumping tour of the valleys, dunes, canyons and plains that make this desert famous. Scope out ancient fossils, keep your eye out for the Topnaar people who live in the desert,  and learn to identify indigenous flora and fauna. Space in this small-group tour is limited to 15, which means travelers are ensured personalized attention.
  • Self-drive quad bike experience in the Namib Desert
  • Listen to a safety briefing and take part in a practice session
  • Ride a powerful quad bike around the spectacular red dunes of the Namib Desert
  • Follow a guide and look out for the Topnaar people, fossils and desert wildlife
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Use of a quad bike, helmet with vizer
  • Return transfers from meeting point in Swakopmund (Nathaniel Maxuilili Street)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Nathaniel Maxuilili
    Nathaniel Maxuilili, Swakopmund, Namibia

    Please meet at the Swakopmund River Bridge on the left side , enroute to Walvis Bay

Start time

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Kick things off with a safety and test driving session with your guide in Walvis Bay. Then head out on this Swakopmund quad bike tour through the Namib Desert on your 4WD off road vehicle. 

Cruise through desert canyons and barren plains, then test the limits of speed over pristine sand dunes that lay just beyond the Swakopmund city limits. Take in 360-degree views of this nation’s stark beauty on this off-road tour.

Follow your guide, who will point out ancient fossils and well-preserved animal footprints while you learn about the local vegetation and plants that are able to thrive despite unforgiving desert conditions. Catch a glimpse of scorpions, snakes and lizards that scurry throughout the landscape and learn about the Topnaar tribe—a seminomadic people that once made their home at the mouth of the Kuiseb River Valley.

Between these brief stops and informative talks, test the limits of your ATV and open throttle to race across the open valleys of the vast desert. Your guide will provide expert tips to insure you get the most fun and performance from your quad bike on this quad bike tour of the Namib Desert.

Return to the starting point with your guide to wrap up this incredible outdoor experience.

Namib Desert

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please dress appropriately; take sunscreen and a warm jacket. Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Operated by Cullinan Guided Journeys

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Traveler Tips

      with younger kids, 1 hour of quad biking is enough.


      3 reviews
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      Charlee_S, Jun 2019
      What an experience. Lovely to do with teens & young adults. with younger kids, 1 hour of quad biking is enough. We went with the full monty of 3 hours. At some point 2 jackals were running next to us on the dunes. It was amazing.
      Response from Host, Aug 2019
      Hi, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience.
      Excellent guide. Loads of fun whilst...
      Françoise d, Mar 2018
      Excellent guide. Loads of fun whilst still preserving the desert. Great trip.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      If you want to get lost in the...
      NS N, Mar 2017
      If you want to get lost in the desert, this is the tour to take. We enjoyed ourselves. Our tour guide Jan was patient and informative. It would be recommended that their telephone number is provided as we arrived at the departure point and there was nobody to meet us and no number was provided.


      Product code: 2382STNQ