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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 £786 Northern Namibia Camping Safari
This Namibia camping safari includes a night in the pretty seaside town of Swakopmund which is famous for its coastal desert activities, seafood and colonial history.
Duration 9 days   Max group size 14

Price from £1054 Namibia Highlights Camping Safari
Spending two nights in Swakopmund on this Namibia camping safari gives you plenty of time to try out some of the many coastal and desert adventure activities on offer here.
Duration 12 days   Max group size 14

Price from £1120 Namibia Discovery Safari
Take in the colonial history, attractive waterfront, excellent shops, tasty seafood and exciting activities of Swakopmund as you discover Namibia's highlights and remote areas on this camping safari.
Duration 12 days   Max group size 14

Price from £1383 Namibia Family Camping Adventure
A variety of exciting experiences awaits your family in Swakopmund. From sand-boarding to cuddling a seal, choose from a range of activities on this Namibia camping safari.
Duration 12 days   Max group size 14

Price from £1398 Namibia & Botswana Safari
Stroll around Swakopmund shops, galleries, craft market, historic buildings and waterfront, and enjoy fresh seafood at the coast as part of this Namibia and Botswana Safari.
Duration 15 days   Max group size 14

Price from £1514 Great Namibia Camping Adventure
Enjoy Swakopmund's colonial charm, refreshing coastal air and exciting adventure activities as you travel through Namibia's north and south on this action packed camping safari.
Duration 16 days   Max group size 14

Price from £2001 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 8

Price from £2099 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 £2399 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 £3277 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 8

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