Welwitschia Goanikontes Moonlandscape Tour

The Welwitschia Plants only grow in a small belt in this area, the Welwitschia Plains, and plants up to 1500years old are seen, they are unique in that they only have two leaves coming out of the stem
The Moonlandscape is about 500 million years old and is the only place on earth to experience the feeling of being on another Planet..
Goanikontes is the first fresh water Oasis in the desert and has therefore attracted human life and development here. History rich full of memories of hard days gone by

per adult from

$116

NZD

Duration

5 to 6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Welwitschia Plains, Swakopmund Namibia

      the tour takes us up the Swakopmund River to the amazing musical rocks, knocking on the rocks emitting a different note,through amazing desert landscapes, old mines and Farmsteads of yesteryear to history rich Goanikontes. We search for the age old Welwitschia Mirabilis plants along the banks and onto our family Farmstead where we see what our hardy people live of in this harsh and arid condition,onto the breathtaking beautiful Moonlandscape. You feel as if you are on another Planet. Its quiet...very quiet, often only a breeze..its stunning all if it

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Goanikontes, Goanikontes, Erongo Region

      We can only travel to Goanikontes which is the first water well and has old houses , Plantations and a fine restaurant

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Moon Landscape, Namibia

      A shorter version of the long day tour is a 3 hour excursion just to the amazing Moonlandscape, we pass lichen fields and desert gravel plains, look at various desert plants and how they survive, no rainfall only fog... the more we learn the more we want to know onto the world.The Moonlandscape. 400-500 million years old built on lava and dolomite rock, having endured 2 ice ages and being part of the old Gondwanaland... you feel as if you are on another planet
      its absolutely amazing...

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Welwitschia Plains, Swakopmund Namibia

      The tour can also be customized to 3 hours to view only the 1500 year Old Welwitschia Mirabilis plant, across the gravel plains we drive viewing the desert lichen fields and other fauna onto the amazing Welwitschia plants. We learn how they survive,why they are only found in this area, how the male plants differ from the female and how they get pollinated... how they evolved and adapted
      its a must visit

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Welwitschia Plains, Swakopmund Namibia

      Another version of the same tour of about 4 hours is visiting The Moon-landscape and Welwitschia Mirabilis plants in one tour. a shorter tour touching on the highlights only

      Duration: 30 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up and clients at their Hotel or their last activityAirports
      • Swakopmund Airport, Swakopmund Namibia
      Ports
      • Walvis Bay port, Unnamed Road, Walvis Bay, Namibia
      • Walvis Bay International Airport, Namibia
      Departure Time :
      8:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Desert Dunes Dust Tours

    Activity ID: V-185138P5

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