Spitzkoppe

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 massif harbors much 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.

The vegetation on the Spitzkoppe is different from the surrounding plains and interesting plants such as the Kobas Cyphostemma currori and Namib Hoodia Hoodia currori can be found.

The more low-lying areas consist of stunted Blackthorn (Swarthaak) Acacia melifera, Red Umbrella Thorn Acacia reficiens and Umbrella Thorn Acacia tortilis, Sheppard’s trees Boscia albitrunca, Ringwood 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.


Information

Costs: N$ 2500 per person / N$ 1800 per child U/12

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
Fees

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.

ECO DUNE TOUR ROCKY DESERT DESERT NIGHT WALK DUNE LARK, KUISEB DUNES & WALVIS LAGOON GRAYS LARK & COASTAL WETLANDS BIRDING SPITZKOPPE BRANDBERG