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Swakopmund Explorer Township Tour in Mondesa with Nande the Township Local Guide

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Swakopmund, NA
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Swakopmund Explorer Township Tour in Mondesa with Nande the Township Local Guide

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Swakopmund, NA
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Experience the rich cultural heritage of Namibia with the Swakopmund Explorer Township Tour in Mondesa. Led by local guide Nande Junias, this tour takes you on a journey through the vibrant community of Mondesa, where you'll meet local people and learn about the different tribes in Namibia. Nande, who grew up in the township, will provide a unique perspective and insight into the Namibian cultures. Immerse yourself in the traditions and customs of the Ovambo, Damara, Herero, and Ovahimba people. This four-hour tour allows you to explore the township and experience the warmth and hospitality of its residents. Plus, by booking this tour, 25% of your payment goes directly to benefiting the community of Mondesa. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Namibia and create lasting memories.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Experience the diverse cultures of Namibia
  • Interact with local people in the community of Mondesa
  • Learn about the different tribes in Namibia
  • Support the community of Mondesa with your payment
  • Explore Swakopmund, a coastal city with colonial landmarks
  • Experience a local meal prepared at a family home
  • Pick you up at your accommodation in and around Swakopmund
  • Walk in the streets of Mondesa, while take pictures of kids and houses
  • Visit Community arts and craft projects and get to be taught the click Language from the Damara tribe
  • End your tour with a live performance by a local choir from Mondesa.
  • Visit Open Market in the Township Guided by your local guide Nande,
  • Visit schools and Kindergarten, enjoy the time with kids in our community
  • Gratuity

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Introduction

Step into the vibrant culture of Namibia with the Swakopmund Explorer Township Tour in Mondesa. Led by Nande, a knowledgeable local guide who grew up in the township of Mondesa, this tour offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse cultures that make Namibia so special. From the Ovambo and Damara tribes to the Herero and Ovahimba people, you'll gain insight into their traditions, customs, and way of life.

What to expect?

During this 4-hour tour, you can expect to explore the township of Mondesa and interact with the local community. Get ready to learn about Namibian history, visit landmarks such as the Swakopmund Jetty and Swakopmund Museum, and take in the beautiful coastal scenery. Nande will share fascinating stories and insights about each location, providing a deeper understanding of the cultural tapestry of Namibia. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the enriching experiences!

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for adventurous travelers seeking an authentic cultural experience in Namibia. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a photography lover, or simply curious about different cultures, this tour welcomes all. The inclusive nature of the tour ensures that everyone can participate and learn, creating an environment where people from all walks of life can come together and appreciate the diversity of Namibia.

Why book this?

By booking the Swakopmund Explorer Township Tour in Mondesa, you are not only immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of Namibia, but you are also making a positive impact on the community. 25% of your payment goes directly to supporting the local community of Mondesa, contributing to its growth and development. This tour not only offers a unique and educational experience but also allows you to give back to the people who call Mondesa home.

Good to know

As you embark on this cultural journey, remember to bring along some sweets and stationery for the children you'll meet along the way. These small gestures can make a big difference in their lives. Make sure to also bring your camera to capture the captivating moments and beautiful landscapes of Swakopmund.

Reviews

Previous participants have been raving about their experiences on the Swakopmund Explorer Township Tour in Mondesa. From gaining a deep appreciation for Namibian cultures to the warm hospitality of the local community, visitors have found this tour to be an unforgettable and eye-opening adventure. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with the rich heritage of Namibia and create memories that will last a lifetime.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Swakopmund Jetty

(Pass by)

Swakopmund is a coastal city in Namibia, west of the capital, Windhoek. Its sandy beaches face the Atlantic Ocean. Established by German colonists in 1892, the city’s colonial landmarks include the Swakopmund Lighthouse and the Mole, an old sea wall. Next to the lighthouse, the Swakopmund Museum documents Namibian history. Inland, the elegant Swakopmund Railway Station, now a hotel, also dates to the colonial era.

Swakopmund Museum

(Pass by)

Swakopmund is one of those great traveller way stations along the African road. At once Namibia's adventure capital and a surreal colonial remnant, part destination in its own right and part launch pad for an exploration of the Skeleton Coast and Namib Desert, this is a city with as much personality as it has sea frontage. Like Lüderitz on the south coast, with its half-timbered German architecture, seaside promenades and pervasive Gemütlichkeit (a distinctively German appreciation of comfort and hospitality), Swakopmund, especially out of season, can feel like a holiday town along Germany’s North Sea and Baltic coasts transplanted onto African soil. But the city is also thoroughly African and its multidimensional appeal means that most people end up staying longer than they planned.

Reviews

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5 (3)

knh51

I was looking for a tour that showed the true heart and soul of life in Namibia. By chance, I came across Explorer Tours and the Township Cultural Experience - and they delivered with their Township of Mondesa. Swakopmund becomes a ghost town at night and is pretty empty during the day. I couldn't work out where all the people were. Well, they live in Mondesa a short drive outside of Swakopmund. My local guides Nico and Vaino drove and walked me round this vast township. I wanted to make clear this is not a depressing tour. As with all towns there are those that have and those that have not. Yes, there was poverty, but for the most part 95% was a positive, vibrant and engaging place. We visited a buzzing market area, the Dantago Arts Group where I had a lesson in the local click language and a herbology class. Onwards with a history lesson and then for the first time in Namibia authentic local dishes/cuisine (hard to come by). The tour finished with wonderful singing from choir Rivonia. Best tour of my trip.

MillyCharlie

An experience that you can’t understand until you don’t live it. Nande (our guide) came to our hotel and bring us to the township by is own. First we visited a topical market and than we reached a community center were we had the possibility to talk to this people. After visiting some of the main place and listened to the story of this township Nande took us to is own place were we had a tipical lunch all together. In the end this has probably been the best experience in Namibia by now and I really recommend it.

Matilde T

You can't say that you've been in Namibia if you haven't visited a township. The tour lets you immerse yourself in this culture leaving you speechless. Unlike the mainstream tours where you only drive through the township without having contact with the people, in this tour you really feel how the life in the township is or at least get an idea of it. This wonderful people welcome you singing and dancing typical Namibian songs and you can't but get involved in this amazing atmosphere. Moreover, if all this wasn't enough, you get the chance to eat a typical Namibian lunch by the tour guide's home. Really tasty!!! In the end, I would really like to tell you something about Nande. He is not only a very professional person but also tells you all the story of the township in a very accurate and easy to understand way. Moreover he is extremely friendly and lovely. A must-do in Swakopmund!!
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2024-04-23 17:35