3 Days Sossusvlei Desert Adventure
Experience the astonishing contrasts of the Namib. Visit top desert attractions and enjoy sightings of the unique desert-adapted animals that roam the dry valleys and dunes.
RATE ON REQUEST
- 2 Nights at Soft Adventure Camp or similar. (Upgrade possible to Naukluft Lodge or similar).
- 2 Breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
- Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles, with English-speaking driver only on the transfer, porterage, entrance fees, and sightseeing as specified.
DAY 1: WINDHOEK – NAMIB DESERT
You will be met at your hotel at approximately 14h00 (during Namibian wintertime – 13h00). 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. (Dinner)
SWAKOPMUND – NAMIB DESERT
You will be met at your hotel at approximately 14h00 (during Namibian wintertime – 13h00). 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. (Dinner)
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. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
DAY 3: NAMIB DESERT – WINDHOEK
After a healthy breakfast, depart for Windhoek, travelling via the Remhoogte Pass, which boasts a variety of vegetation.
It’s also possible to travel via the Spreetshoogte Pass, depending on weather and road conditions. Arrive in Windhoek at approximately 12h30. (Breakfast)
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. (Breakfast)
Optional extra nights can be added, please contact us for prices.