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Nande Junia’s Explorer Tours​

Swakopmund, Namibia
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About Nande Junia’s Explorer Tours​
Welcome to our local Township Tour of Swakopmund or Walvisbay , where you will Explore the real authentic Namibian Experience. This tour company is run by local young people from the township. With their dynamic experience, through Swakopmund City and The Township. You will get the true African Experience ,from Cultural Township Tours / Swakopmund City Historical Walking Tours / Swakopmund Cycling Tours Explore /Home cooking Lesson Experience,you will see different cultures and meet local people in the Community of Mondesa with your local, personal tour guide, get to know Namibia better, learn about the different tribes in Namibia from Ovambo, Damara, Herero and the Ovahimba people. Our Cultural Township Tours are all about the people. To truly experience the warmth, friendliness and humanity of township residents of Mondesa, you have to walk its streets. Hear the children at play, smell the sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer and not to forget the food, local mopane worms,
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MitzouTexas wrote a review Mar 2020
Texas81 contributions51 helpful votes
We were tired from extensive touring (three travelers) and thought of skipping this township visit. Are we glad we decided to join Nande Junia's 1/2 day explorer tour! Our guide was kind, informative, and had planned an interesting visit to one of Namibia's townships. "Township" being the local explanation in Africa for a town/village of minimally economic development. For the poorest citizens, basically with outdoor plumbing, very small living area, and few services. Here in Namibia, in this community, we discovered that Swakopmund was well maintained and harbored many interesting sights. Entrepreneurship all around, from the ladies who taught "clicking" to tourists to the a capella choir, singing for us during our homemade lunch in another house, we spent 4 hours being captivated by this slice of Africa. I recommend heartily this tour group. First-class all the way.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ExplorerTownship, Owner at Nande Junia’s Explorer Tours​
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Dear Mitzou, Fantastic review ,thank you very much,this was a great pleasure having you on our tour,thank you very much for your kind words and encouragement,it was a great pleasure indeed having you on our tour, Thank you very much and keep well
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Michael H wrote a review Feb 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia8 contributions
Good township tours are very difficult to find. You don’t want anything fake or that some people but on a show just for you. What you want is to see the daily live of the people and to better understand the history and the culture. Nico and Theo took us to an amazing and very authentic tour through the township. I always felt save and welcome and I never had the feeling that people want to sell me something or beg for money. All in all I can really recommend this tour. It was among amour best things to do in Namibia. The tour includes great food, a capella music, introduction to click language, talking to a Herero woman and visiting a orphanage.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ExplorerTownship, Owner at Nande Junia’s Explorer Tours​
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Dear Michael, I would like to thank you for the great review,it was a great pleasure having you on our tour and its always great to have some feedback,thus motivate us more to continue to do what we do best,it was a great opportunity having you too and for supporting us,highly appreciated and we wish you all the best for the rest of your stay, Keep well Creating Explorer Team
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Denise H wrote a review Feb 2020
Chapel Hill, North Carolina8 contributions
We arranged a full-day custom tour with Nande. We got to see the sights of the desert and experience the township, including click language lessons, songs by school children and a home-cooked meal. Our guide Vaino was knowledgable, funny, and considerate. We will have fond memories of Namibia because of this tour.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ExplorerTownship, Owner at Nande Junia’s Explorer Tours​
Responded 08 Feb 2020
Dear Denise, thank you so much for the great review and experience, it was our pleasure indeed having you on our tour and that you just had the most wonderful time experience in swakopmund with Explorer Township Tours, thank you once more and we wish you all the best for the rest of your travel Best regards From the Explorer Team
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knh51 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
I was looking for a tour that showed the true heart and soul of life in Namibia. By chance, I came across Explorer Tours and the Township Cultural Experience - and they delivered with their Township of Mondesa. Swakopmund becomes a ghost town at night and is pretty empty during the day. I couldn't work out where all the people were. Well, they live in Mondesa a short drive outside of Swakopmund. My local guides Nico and Vaino drove and walked me round this vast township. I wanted to make clear this is not a depressing tour. As with all towns there are those that have and those that have not. Yes, there was poverty, but for the most part 95% was a positive, vibrant and engaging place. We visited a buzzing market area, the Dantago Arts Group where I had a lesson in the local click language and a herbology class. Onwards with a history lesson and then for the first time in Namibia authentic local dishes/cuisine (hard to come by). The tour finished with wonderful singing from choir Rivonia. Best tour of my trip.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ExplorerTownship, Manager at Nande Junia’s Explorer Tours​
Responded 05 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for this wonderful review,it was a great pleasure having you on our tour and we are glad to hear that you had a fantastic time in Mondesa,wishing all the best and great stay in Namibia
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Ream wrote a review Dec 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had such a great time with Theo and Tuyeni in Walvis Bay! From the very beginning, we felt like we were with friends due to their kind and personal nature and humor. They were punctual, flexible with structuring the tour based on what we most hoped to do and very knowledgeable. We loved stopping at the pink salt lakes, which isn’t normally part of the tour but we would recommend to anyone. After climbing the dunes, we came back to a very thoughtful picnic set up! We wish we had more time in the area to be able to do more tours with them because we really enjoyed ourselves. We would highly recommended this experience to anyone!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from ExplorerTownship, Guest Relations Manager at Nande Junia’s Explorer Tours​
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for the great review ,wow ,it was a great pleasuer having you on our tour and we glad to hear that you had a fantastic time, Best Regards Theo
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