Over the holidays we spent some time in Swakopmund and took a great tour of the local desert with Tommy’s Living Desert Tours. It was a highlight for my parents who were visiting Namibia (and a highlight for us as well!). Tommy is quite a character, and his passion for the desert landscapes, wildlife and conservation is inspiring.
Here are some photos from the tour:
Bob Shusko with the smaller tour vehicle
Desert Bunny (Sorry not sure of the real name – Namibian Desert Hare?)
Namib Dune Gecko
Can you find the snake in this photo?
Sidewinder Snake out of the sand
Namaqua Chameleon (On a side note, I recommend the Namaqua Dry Red Wine from South Africa. It comes in a convenient 5L box.)
Tommy in his “office.”
A Shovel-Snouted Lizard on Lisa’s ear. Both survived the process.
The desert and dunes meet the ocean just south of Swakopmund, Namibia.
A sea of dunes behind us near the end of the tour.