An enlightening journey takes you through the ancient canyons of the Moon Valley, one of the most fascinating areas of the Namib Desert. Let us take you back millions of years to when these badlands were formed. Learn the intrinsic value of the desert flora to the indigenous people who once roamed Southern Africa. Discover the medicinal and nutritional use of desert adapted flora, and delve into the secrets of the Welwitschia mirabilis.
You will learn more about the desert adapted flora and fauna and how they survive under these harsh conditions by unfolding their many hidden secrets.
This informative tour also looks into what we call “the future of the Central Namib”, as we inform our guests about planned future industrial activities as well as existing ones in the area, due to the growth of uranium mining and other related industry.
This spectacular area is also home to some wildlife, and we might just spot springbok, ostrich, klipspringer, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Karoo Chat and others. Smaller creatures, such as chameleons and beetles call this home too.
For lunch we will stop at a shady spot to recharge body and spirit with a tasty lunch and some cold refreshments. This is a great time to discuss and share the morning’s discoveries before we continue along the Swakop River to Goanikontes, an “oasis” that played an important role during the colonial times.
Before we return to Swakopmund, we stop at the sand dunes to round off an informative and great day in the oldest desert in the world.