We headed out on the "Living Desert Tour" first thing in the morning(after an amazing breakfast at Cornerstone Guesthouse). I highly recommend this tour. Chris the owner of Living Desert Tours was a fantastic guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about the desert and very passionate about conservation. He knew where to find everything - and was very good at making sure the photographers in the group got their photographs. This was a tour that I had researched before getting to Namibia and was really hoping I'd get to take it, and it was even better then my expectations. We were on the tour for all of about five minutes before realizing that there is life everywhere in the desert. It didn't take long at all before you were very careful where you put your feet. We immediately saw a sidewinder snake(which is much smaller then it appears on TV) and very shortly after that saw both the gecko and chameleon. We saw all of what they call "The Little Five" and my favorite was definitely the gecko with his transparent skin and lack of eyelids.
The desert itself was breathtakingly beautiful. Normally the desert has a fog in the early morning. The fog comes off of the Atlantic Ocean and provides the desert inhabitants with moisture. Usually the fog is burned off earlier in the day. However, the day we were there the fog came in later then usual. So we actually got to watch it roll in from the ocean. It was so amazing.