3 Day Sossusvlei Experience
Every Tuesday we leave Windhoek in a southern direction. We visit the famous Sossusvlei, Dune 45 and all the beauty around it. If you would like to see the oldest desert and highest dune in the world, then this is the tour for you.
After you have been picked up from your accommodation in Windhoek the awesomeness starts. On your way southwest you drive over scenic routes passing the Eros Mountains, Naukluft Mountains and the Remhoogte Pass before arriving at Solitaire, a small settlement. After Solitaire, the savanah landscapes make room for the red sand of the Sossusvlei desert. From here on the tour is filled with beautiful sand filled landscapes.
With visits to Deadvlei, Dune 45, Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon these are going to be 3 great days of exploring. No reason not to book now!
Windhoek – Sesriem area
You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30
We travel out over the ErosMountains and along scenic roads on our way south-west to the desert. We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains, which are of particular interest for the ancient geological history of this part of the country. Heading down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass, we reach open plains and the tiny settlement of Solitaire.
We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain gives way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib. We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Sesriem area– Sossusvlei – Sesriem area
A pre-dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes, we head into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei on foot, trekking the last 5 km through the dunes. Landscape photo opportunities abound in the cool of the morning, with dawn’s soft light first illuminating the dunes from crest down the back slope, then blazing orange everywhere, creating a powerful contrasting vista across the whole desert. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or ostrich makes it essential to remember your camera!
We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45. As the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch, escaping the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sesriem area – Windhoek
After breakfast, we begin our journey back to Windhoek following a different route, ascending the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization.
We are due back in Windhoek late afternoon / early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch