The Spitzkoppe often referred to as the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’, is a huge granite inselberg within the Namib Desert and rises to approximately 1728 meters above sea level. Both interesting and majestic – not to be missed by nature lovers
The area lends itself to excellent photographic opportunities and the inselberg harbors a lot of interesting fauna and flora.
To date we have recorded 139 species of birds, 30 species of mammals and 16 species of reptiles, many of these are unique or endemic to the Namib Desert.
One of the most sought after Namibian birds, the Herero Chat, can be found relatively easily around the hillsides. Other birds of interest include Montiero’s Hornbill, White-tailed Shrike, Karoo Long-billed Lark and Layard’s Warbler are all relatively common around the inselberg.
Commonly seen mammals in the area surrounding Spitzkoppe include Klipspringer, Steenbok, Springbok, Western Rock Sengi, Namaqua Rock Mouse, Rock Hyrax and Leopard do frequent the inselberg, although rarely seen.
The more low-lying areas consist of stunted Acacia melifera, Acacia reficiens , Acacia tortilis, Boscia albitrunca, Maerua schinzii, and many other desert-adapted forbes and shrubs which grow primarily along the drainage lines, these, in turn, provide habitat and food for many species of birds, reptiles, insects and small mammals.
Costs: Costs on Request
Pick up Time: 07h00 – 15h00 from your hotel in Swakopmund
Duration: Approximately 8 hours
Included: Guide, Vehicle, Light Picnic Lunch, Bottled Water & Soft drinks, Entrance
What to bring: Walking Shoes & Warm Jacket, Sunblock Cream & Hat, Binoculars & Photographic Equipment
- Minimum 4 adults required for a tour, single travelers are welcome to join existing bookings.
- Children’s rates apply to children under the age of 12 years.
- Tours are guided in English unless otherwise pre-arranged.
- All activities are weather-dependent.