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Visiting Swakopmund in Namibia

Swakopmund is a quaint coastal town on Namibia's desolate Skeleton Coast, offering a great stop on a Namibia safari between north and southern regions. It lies between the vast gravel plains of the Namib Desert and the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It's a small but lively oasis, with ornate colonial buildings, relatively lush gardens and an attractive palm lined promenade despite its desert setting.

Many camping and lodge safaris to Namibia include time in Swakopmund for its exciting range of coastal and desert activities; fascinating history; interesting museums, reptile park, galleries and aquarium; excellent shops, craft market and restaurants, many serving great seafood. It is considered Namibia's premier seaside 'resort', but it has a relaxed atmosphere and isn't really commercial by Western standards.

Swakopmund activities aren't usually included in the Namibia camping and lodge safari prices, allowing you to choose from the variety of options available. These include sand boarding, quad biking, sky diving, marine boat cruises, fishing, 'Living Desert' tours and scenic flights along the Skeleton Coast. Speak to your Namibia safari guide about the choices and they will help you make bookings. Swakopmund is also a great spot to just relax during your Namibia safari and take a walk along the sandy beach.

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Namibia safaris to Swakopmund

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Price from £2086 Classic Namibia Experience
Join an entertaining marine cruise and explore the colonial charm of Swakopmund; plus many other highlights on this classic Namibia lodge and luxury camping safari.
Duration 12 days   Max group size 8

Price from £2187 Namibia Wilderness Safari
This Namibia mobile camping and lodge safari visits the charming seaside town of Swakopmund where you enjoy an entertaining marine cruise, tasty seafood and colonial history.
Duration 12 days   Max group size 7

Price from £2585 Ultimate Namibia Journey
This lodge safari takes you to Swakopmund, Namibia's premier coastal resort town. Flanked by the desert and Atlantic Ocean, attractions include German colonial history, adventure activities, shops, restaurants and the waterfront.
Duration 12 days   Max group size 7

Price from £3488 Exclusive Namibia Adventure
Tailor this Exclusive Namibia Adventure to include as many of Swakopmund's fantastic sights and activities as you like such as colonial architecture, coastal excursions and souvenir shopping.
Duration 123 days   Max group size 14

Price from £3729 Remote Namibia Safari
Stay at a centrally located colonial hotel in Swakopmund and explore this historic town, plus enjoy a memorable Atlantic marine cruise and private beach lunch during this Namibia lodge safari.
Duration 12 days   Max group size 7

Price from £4226
Private guided safari to Namibia; see a sample itinerary including stylish lodges and luxury under canvas in Etosha Park and the Namib Desert.
Duration 123 days   Max group size 14

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