Desert Animals

Our guides will introduce you to some of the most fascinating, hidden life in this apparently barren landscape, among which are a few endemic species.

The Sidewinder (Peringuey’s Adder) who sails sideways over the dunes, the Palmato Gecko (Pachydactylus rangei) with its transparent skin and beautiful colours, the black Parabuthus villosus scorpion, whom you may see running across the plains, the Namaqua chameleon (Chamaeleo namaquensis), known to be the fastest chameleon on earth, the Shovel-Snouted Lizard (Meroles anchietae) who may dive into the dunes slip-face when he sees you and the FitzSimons‘ burrowing skink (Typhlacontias brevipes), a legless lizard, to name but a few.

Join our tour to learn more about these and other amazing animals.

The Namib is NOT about what you see. The Namib is about what you DON’T see.

Tommy Collard

Tommy Collard founded Tommy’s Tours & Safaris in 1997. Over the years he has become an absolute legend in the industry. His passion for the Namib and it’s creatures is unmatched. How lucky we are that his enthusiasm has rubbed of on our wonderful guides whom he has hand trained.