Spitzkoppe tours take you to a collection of granite peaks located between Swakopmund and Usakos. The peaks stand out dramatically on the flat desolate landscape. The granite that forms the peaks is over 700 million years old and the highest of them rises 1784 meters above sea level which works out to 700 meters above the desert. One of the major attractions of the region are the rock paintings done by the Khoi San tribes that inhabited the area. The Spitzkoppe tours run by Nomad Tours take advantage of not only the natural wonder of the area but the historic significance of these paintings.
Our Spitzkoppe travel package is available on three of our tour packages. All of them involve setting up an over-night camp at the base of one of the granite peaks and a guided tour of the natural wonders of the area. The peak is known by rock climbers all over the world as one of the most challenging in Southern Africa. Although our Spitzkoppe tours don’t offer the chance to climb the peak, there is a guided nature walk of the area and you will have free time to explore the region around the camp and if you are feeling adventurous you can try climbing it for some stunning views.
Our Spitzkoppe tour also includes a guided tour of the Bushmen rock paintings, for many the highlight of our Nomad tours and the primary reason for taking the Spitzkoppe adventure. The paintings, many hundreds of years old, offer a glimpse into the lifestyle and culture of the ancient Khoi San people. This extra-terrestrial landscape is often overlooked by people travelling to Namibia by themselves, Nomad tours however understands the beauty of the area and the importance of the natural heritage.