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Swakopmund Desert Tour

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:

Desert Tour Dad

Bob Shusko with the smaller tour vehicle


Desert Tour Hare

Desert Bunny (Sorry not sure of the real name – Namibian Desert Hare?)


Desert Tour Gecko

Namib Dune Gecko


Sidewinder Snake

Can you find the snake in this photo?


Sidewinder snake

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.”


Lisa with lizard

A Shovel-Snouted Lizard on Lisa’s ear. Both survived the process.


Desert meets ocean

The desert and dunes meet the ocean just south of Swakopmund, Namibia.


Family photo

A sea of dunes behind us near the end of the tour.



Filed under Parental Visit, Peace Corps Namibia Blog