Shipwrecks and Diamond Tour

Days/Nights
3 Days / 2 Nights
Starts/Ends
Walvisbay - Walvisbay
Namibia Desert Tours
Namibia Desert Tours
Namibia Desert Tours

Guests have the opportunity to take part in a once in a lifetime adventure. For three nights they will be camping under the stars, visiting areas of great historical interest and see untouched sceneries, fauna and flora. The tour will take them through some of the most spectacular dune areas.

Rough seas, roaring winds and strong ocean currents on the Namibian coast are the origin of the many shipwrecks being dotted across it. One of these is the Shawnee, a transport tug that ran aground in mysterious circumstances on 6th February 1976. The tour continues until it reaches the wreck of the Eduard Bohlen. The 310 foot, 2,272 ton ship was travelling from Swakopmund to Cape Town and hit a sandbank 500 metres from shore near Conception Bay on 9th September 1909. It now lies about 400 metres inland.

The discovery of diamonds around Kolmanskuppe in 1908 resulted in an uncontrollable diamond rush, forcing the government to establish the “Sperrgebiet”, a no-entry area between 26-degree S and the southern border of the country, stretching 100 kilometres inland.

Walvisbay: Sandwich Harbour & Historical Topnaar Culture sites.
Shipwrecks: One of these is the Shawnee, a transport tug that ran aground in mysterious circumstances on 6th February 1976.
Mining settlements: Holsatia, Charlottenfelder and Grillenberger.
Days/Nights
3 Days / 2 Nights
Starts/Ends
Walvisbay - Walvisbay
Class
Camping
Accommodation

The accommodation will be camping only.

Includes
  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transport in fully equipped vehicle
  • Permits
  • Experienced guide
Excludes
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks and tips
  • Pre and post transfers

Shipwrecks and Diamond Tour

Days/Nights
3 Days / 2 Nights
Starts/Ends
Walvisbay - Walvisbay
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