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Sandboarding in the Namib Desert

It’s an exhilarating feeling, rocketing down the dunes – when you’re lying down, you can even reach speeds of 50km an hour…

By Raymond Inichab
Head of Hata Angu Cultural Tours

Soar down the Namib Desert’s dunes on this sandboarding adventure. The tour starts at our office in Swakopmund, and then we drive eight kilometres into the desert. The landscape is incredible, with dune-top views of the world’s oldest desert on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. It’s brilliant for photos; sometimes, we’ll even spot palmato geckos, beetles and chameleons hiding in the sand.

Our expert instructors will start with a safety briefing and then teach you the techniques for lie-down and stand-up boarding, which is a bit more technical. We use quality snowboards that have been customised to glide perfectly across the sand. It’s an exhilarating feeling, rocketing down the dunes – when you’re lying down, you can even reach speeds of 50km an hour!

Afterwards, we head down to the beach to watch the waves and have a picnic. You’ll enjoy cold Namibian beers, sandwiches and a lunch platter. I’d recommend sandboarding to anyone, it’s such an adrenaline rush. The tour also gives you the rare opportunity to get out of your car and immerse yourself in the extraordinary scenery of the Namib Desert.


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Born in Damaraland, Raymond Inichab moved to Swakopmund for school and fell in love with the Skeleton Coast. A visiting American couple introduced him to snowboarding and he eventually got to learn the sport in Germany and Austria. Upon returning to Swakopmund, Raymond established Hata Angu, a tour company specialising in sandboarding trips and cultural tours.
Raymond Inichab, Head of Hata Angu Sandboarding & Cultural Tours

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Contact us and one of our UK team will help shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. Someone like Malcolm who's travelled extensively in Namibia. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the expert guides who can help you spot rare animals or the fat bike enthusiasts who can take you on a cycling adventure through the Namib Desert. Give us a call, set up and appointment or enquire online to start planning your tailor-made Namibia holiday.

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