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. Plan to visit Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Swakopmund attractions using our Swakopmund trip builder.
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  • August 10, 2017
    With explanation that you get with the permit you will get a good impression of life in this rugged environment. Gorgeous views over the lunar landscape and special plants. Total trip duration 4 to 5 hours.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Clear step by step guide to the area comes with your permit from the NWR office. Lunar landscape is very special.  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    This is so out of the ordinary that you simply cannot afford not to visit it if you are in the vicinity. Get a permit with a map from the tourism office in Swakopmund for a minimal fee. Unless you als...  more »

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