Namab Desert Tours

In September 2009 the Namibian President, his Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba afforded the Nama community of the Hardap region a wilderness concession by which to develop and raise income from tourism related activities. The concession area covers about 330,000 hectares of pristine Namib Desert and coastal areas that lays from Conception Bay in the north and Silvia Hill to the South. Itdissects the Namib Naukluft Park to the eastern border, Solitaire in the north and the Kanaan gate to the south.

Namab Desert Tours (PTY) Ltd was approached in 2010 by the concession shareholders to invest in and operate an eco-tourism based operation by which the community can gain income from. The operation resulted in exclusive eco-adventure tours via the three different access routes and a semi permanent eco-tented camp at Meob Bay with exclusive permission to host catch and release angling.

Namab Desert Tours aim to manage sustainable guided self-drive tours, exclusive accommodation and activities within the concession area whereby not only to satisfy our valued guest expectations but also to generate sufficient income for the relevant community and support future conservation efforts of the area.

Since the conception of the concession, and Namab Desert Tours as the appointed tourism operator, we have hosted more than 2,000 satisfied guests. We offer three different eco-tours which access the Namib Naukluft National Park and the concession from three different access gates.



Our eco-tour from the southern gate known as Kanaan and located close to the small village of Beta boast amazing scenery and is perfect for the novice 4x4 explorer and keen photographers. The second eco-route that starts at our central eastern border at the gate of Elim, which is situated close to the settlement of Solitaire, is a serious dune driving adventure and promoted as an extreme 4x4 experience for the well experienced off-road adventurer. Our last eco route enters from the north, starting in the coastal town of Walvisbay; this route is perfect for the novice off-road adventurer, the keen photographer and a must for the serious rock & surf angler. For more details kindly visit our tour page.

We hope that our tour options “evoke your inner adventurer” and that we will have the honour to host you and your family in this unique wilderness area and share some of nature’s spectacular wonders with you. Expect an adventure like none other as we navigate desert dunes, lost and forgotten settlements on windswept desert plains, sand swallowed shipwrecks and amazing fishing.
We welcome you to the real Namib Desert...


Elim Route

Elim Desert Route

Kanaan Route

Kanaan Desert Route

Walvis Bay Route

Walvis Bay Desert Route