Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive, Swakopmund

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#2 of 9 in Parks in Erongo Region
Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive allows visitors to discover the unique landscapes of the Namib Desert. Dry and uninhabited at first glance, this area boasts many species of lichen. Other desert vegetation you'll likely spot during your excursion includes various drought-resistant shrubs, like the so-called "dollar" bush and the ink bush. Adapted to the desert's arid conditions, these unusual plants survive on less than a single downpour of rain each year. Look for the 13 stone markers, which point to particular places of interest along the drive. Our Swakopmund day trip planning website makes visiting Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive and other Swakopmund attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The road to Welwitschia was very bumpy (bad dirt road - corrugated surface (I think)) and far from the Moon Landscape (stunning). You don't need a 4x4 to go to Welwitschia but know that you will put y...  more »
  • I took back and forth about 4 hours from Swakopmund with several photo-stops. It runs through an impressive landscape of the moon. Waiting at the end of a really huge Welwitschia, which is probably already over 1000 years old. Note: you will need a permit, you must pick up in the NWR in Swakopmund.
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  • We enlisted one of the tour operators - Living Desert Adventures - for this experience. The tour took us through Dorob National Park and Namib Nauklauft Park. Different topography as it changes from o...  more »

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