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Sossusvlei Desert Adventure

Explore the world's oldest desert

Sossusvlei Desert Adventure

N$8950 per person

Experience the striking contrasts of the Namib, the world’s oldest desert, on an intensive 3-day tour that highlights the harsh and rugged landscape of Sossusvlei while revealing how it supports fragile life. Experience the desert dawn at Sossusvlei, explore the ancient crevices of Sesriem Canyon and marvel at the ephemeral Tsauchab River.

This tour departs from Windhoek or Swakopmund; experiences may vary accordingly.  

3 Days (option to add extra)
  • Departure
    Windhoek / Windhoek (option varies: see notes)
  • Departure Time
    14h00
  • Included
    Sossusvlei Desert Adventure
    German & English Guide
    Accommodation
    Bottled water
    Specified meals
    Air-conditioned vehicles
    Game drives in Etosha
    Porterage
    Special entrance fees
  • Not Included
    Flights
    Single Supplements
    Travel Insurance
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Day 1: Windhoek to the Namib Desert
You will be met at your hotel at approximately 14h00. Depart from Windhoek and travel to the Küpferberg Pass. We drive through cattle farm land and hilly landscapes with splendid views of fertile valleys. Our journey continues via the scenic and steep Spreetshoogte Pass. Enjoy an undisturbed view from the top of one of the steepest passes in Namibia! A comfort stop will be made at the small settlement of Solitaire, before continuing to the beautifully set private nature reserve, NamNau Habitat, which hosts a variety of desert adapted game like Springbok, ostrich, earth wolf, bat-eared fox and many more. Alternatively: SWAKOPMUND – NAMIB DESERT You will be met at your hotel at approximately 14h00. Depart from Swakopmund and travel via Walvis Bay, Namibia’s largest commercial port. We might collect additional guests at the Walvis Bay lagoon, before continuing through the Namib Naukluft Park, which is considered to be the largest conservation area in Namibia. We drive past the Vogelfederberg and travel through the Kuiseb and Gaub Passes before arriving at the small settlement of Solitaire, for a comfort stop. Arrive in the late afternoon at the private nature reserve, NamNau Habitat, which hosts a variety of desert adapted game like Springbok, ostrich, earth wolf, bat-eared fox and many more.
  • Accommodation: Namib Naukluft Lodge or similar
  • Board: Dinner
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Day 2: Namib Desert
Enjoy early morning coffee and tea before departing for Sossusvlei, a fascinating world of ecology and unearthly geography. The route travels along the Tsauchab dry riverbed, which has found a way through the dunes until it reaches the vivid white clay saltpan, called Sossusvlei. After a good rainy season, approximately every 7-10 years, the Tsauchab River runs in full flood and fills the Vlei with water, offering sensational scenery with prolific birdlife. The early morning sun offers spectacular pastel colours in the star-shaped dunes. The first stop will be at Dune 45 before continuing to Sossusvlei. Climb one of the dunes – there are plenty – and you might be overwhelmed by the sight of the dynamic and living desert! Breakfast will be served as a picnic under one of the shady camel thorn trees. Afterwards, walk over patches of dunes until you reach the base of the ‘Dead Vlei’, another pan where water once flowed, but all that remains today are the skeletons of trees. Visit the rugged Sesriem Canyon before returning to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon join a guided nature drive to the ‘marble mountain’ (drinks for own account) or relax on your veranda and enjoy a spectacular sunset.
  • Accommodation: Namib Naukluft Lodge or similar
  • Board:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 3: Namib Desert – Windhoek
 After a healthy breakfast, depart for Windhoek, travelling via the Remhoogte Pass, which boasts a variety of vegetation. Depending on weather and road conditions, it’s also possible to travel via the steep and scenic Spreetshoogte Pass (have your camera ready for the breathtaking views from the top). Arrive in Windhoek at approximately 12h30.   Alternatively: Namib Desert - Swakopmund After a healthy breakfast, depart to Swakopmund, travelling via the Gaub & Kuiseb Passes. You will pass Namibia’s largest Nature Reserve, the Namib Naukluft Park, and an internationally renowned desert research station at Gobabeb (not accessible to the public). We travel past the Vogelfederberg and will drive through Walvis Bay, Namibia’s largest commercial port, before arriving in Swakopmund at around 12h30.
  • Board: Breakfast

TOUR LOCATION

Travel from the city to the Namib Desert; explore Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon and the Tsauchab River.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only. All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Rates are valid: 01/11/2019 - 30/06/2020
    • Sossusvlei Adventure - A Cut above W-W: NAD 8950 per person sharing
    • Sossusvlei Adventure - A Cut above W-W: NAD 9700 per single person
    • Sossusvlei Adventure - A Cut above W-S / S-W: NAD 9 950 per person sharing
    • Sossusvlei Adventure - A Cut above W-S / S-W: NAD 10 700 per single person
    • Sossusvlei Adventure - A Cut above S-S: NAD 9 950 per person sharing
    • Sossusvlei Adventure - A Cut above S-S: NAD 10 700 per single person
Rates vary according to departure point and accommodation option. Please enquire for details.
  • Rates are valid: 01/07/2020 - 31/10/2020 
    • Sossusvlei Adventure - A Cut above W-W: NAD 9 400 per person sharing
    • Sossusvlei Adventure - A Cut above W-W: NAD 10 150 per single person
    • Sossusvlei Adventure - A Cut above W-S / S-W: NAD 10 400 per person sharing
    • Sossusvlei Adventure - A Cut above W-S / S-W: NAD 11 150 per single person
    • Sossusvlei Adventure - A Cut above S-S: NAD 10 400 per person sharing
    • Sossusvlei Adventure - A Cut above S-S: NAD 11 150 per single person
Rates vary according to departure point and accommodation option. Please enquire for details.
  • Tour Exclusions
    • Flights
    • Pre and post tour accommodation
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Gratuities
    • Optional extras
    • Single supplements (all departures require a minimum of 2 people)
    • Game drives in open vehicles can be booked at an additional cost
    • Travel insurance
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 8 people per departure.
  • This tour departs on selected dates: please enquire for departure dates.
  • This tour hosts an English-speaking driver only on days 1 and 4; days 2-3 hosts an English/German guide.
  • This tour may be extended by adding on additional nights: please enquire for more detail.
  • Pre and post accommodation is required for this trip. Please note this is excluded from the tour cost.
  NOTE: In order to join this tour, guests must be fit for travelling. Any pre-existing medical condition must be disclosed at time of booking and authorisation from the client’s medical professional much be obtained and submitted before a tour can be confirmed.