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Sandboarding in Namibia

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Whether you prefer to do things standing up or lying down, with your eyes tightly shut or wide open with screams of delight or in empty silence; whether you are a seasoned pro or a first-timer – Namibia has a sandboarding adventure for you.

The dunes of the Namib have been a source of marvel and inspiration for thousands of years and now they provide visitors to Namibia with endless hours of enjoyment. Every day fun seekers take to the sand on quadbikes, amble about on camels, soar overhead in balloons, and ride the rapid descents on sandboards near the adventure hubs of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.

You, the sky, the sand and your sandboard

You will have no trouble locating a tour operator that offers sandboarding activities to suit your specific level of gross-motor coordination and expertise. Everyone, regardless of age, can participate in this fun sport which is totally safe and harmless to the environment and rejuvenates a youthful delight in everyone who takes part.

Designed to maximise enjoyment, different boards are provided depending on whether you choose to slide down the dunes standing up or lying down. Lying down is the easier of the two options but you can still expect to fly down the dunes at an exhilarating 80km per hour.

The standing up option makes use of a snowboard and experienced snowboarders will find the sandy slopes offer just as much room for manoeuvring as their snowy counterparts.

Choose your dune

You will have the option to select from a range of slopes varying in height and gradient according to your level of skill or bravery. Many first-time sandboarders find themselves advancing to the more advanced slopes quickly once they have got the hang of it.

Most operators provide a convenient shuttle service for clients and you can arrange to be picked up from your accommodation in the morning and delivered back after a day of fun on the slopes.

After a day of this high adrenalin sport you will be ready to enjoy the many more sedate adventures of the Namib Desert is such as desert tours and game safaris.

Join the world-wide trend towards exploring Namibia’s amazing adrenaline activities during your African safari.

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