Desert Explorers

About Desert Explorers

Looking for a one-stop destination where you can try a range of adrenaline-fueled adventures? Desert Explorers is your go-to for non-stop action during a trip to Swakopmund.

Owner-run and managed, Desert Explorers is an eco-friendly company that’s dedicated to preserving the beauty of the Namib Desert. As such, you don’t need to worry about harming the environment in any way when you set off on one of these jaunts.

Nor do you need any previous experience to enjoy their outings either. All instruction is provided by qualified and experienced professionals. Desert Explorers has an excellent safety record, and numerous positive reviews online.

No matter how much time and energy you have available, Desert Explorers is sure to have an activity to suit you.

Swakopmund Activities

Desert Explorers offers the following activities from its base just 9km from the centre of Swakopmund:

Quad Biking in the Namib Desert

Discover the beauty of the Namib with this fun and novel activity.

  • 45-Minute Tour – 15km
  • 90-Minute Tour – 30km
  • 1-Hour Guided Tour – 20km
  • 2-Hour Guided Tour – 38-55km
    Includes cool drinks, safety gear and transfers
  • 5-Hour Guided Explorer Tour
    Slow and steady revealing the Namib’s plant and animal life.
  • 3-Hour Combo Tour – Quad Biking and Sandboarding (lie-down only)
  • 3-Hour Guided Breakfast Run in the Swakopmund Riverbed
    Breakfast at Rossmund Lodge Golf Club – 70-80km

Find out more about quad biking in Namibia here.

Fat Bike Tours

An awe-inspiring sand-or-city 2-wheel adventure.

  • Scenic Desert Tour – 2 hours 12 – 14km
    For the fit adventurer
  • Old Swakopmund Tour – 2 hours
    Historic sightseeing
  • Low-Tide Beach Cruise – 2 hours
    Subject to availability

Sand/Dune Boarding

A unique way to enjoy the desert.

  • This full morning outing includes stand-up or lie-down options on up to 6 different slopes. No experience required.

Find out more about the experience here.

Camel Rides

No trip to the desert is complete without a voyage on board the ship of the desert.

  • Camel rides are 30-minutes long and take place on board friendly, trained camels with a guide in attendance.

What to Bring

Desert Explorers will provide you with all the safety gear and training you need to enjoy an unforgettable day amongst the dunes. Remember that sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are advised for all Namibian activities and you’ll want to bring a camera to record your amazing feats.

How to Book

Visir the Desert Explorers website or call them directly on +264 64 406 096.


Please Note: The details shared herein were correct at the time of publishing. However, with time some of this information may change. We recommend confirming information with suppliers prior to making final travel arrangements. If you do happen to find an issue with any information we’ve shared here, please feel free to contact us so that we can make the relevant changes.


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