We started the morning at 8am with the Living Desert tour. Finally, a day to sleep in! The Living Desert tour was held in the desert (obviously!), just on the outskirts of Swakopmund. We barely travelled more than 500 meters in the first two hours – there was that much to see. Our guide was excellent in identifying tracks left in the sand by the different creatures and then tracking them down. The tour gave us an appreciation of the abundance of life in the desert and how easily it can be destroyed. The vehicles are only to drive on the dunes, as the wind erases the tracks, but off the dunes, tracks stay forever. Once our tour of the desert got underway, it was almost a roller-coaster ride through the dunes (and we had to laugh when the other vehicle got stuck and they had to walk up the dune!).
The afternoon was free time, which I filled by going quad-biking. It was a lot of fun, up and down the dunes (lead by a guide of course). There are designated areas for quad-biking on the dunes, however, some break the rules and drive outside of the designated areas (and are destroying the desert).
After the dunes, I was finally able to get Internet access. Dinner followed shortly, then off to bed, as tomorrow would be the earliest morning of trip.