3 Day Sossusvlei Getaway
This adventure tour departs every Friday and immerses you in the sheer beauty of the Namib Desert. Departing from Swakopmund, you will head straight for the Sesriem and Sossusvlei areas, known for their towering dunes and oceans of sand. Join a biologist to track wild cheetahs before making your way back to Windhoek where this tour will end.
A perfect short getaway showing you the beauty and vastness of the oldest desert in the world.
Swakopmund – Sesriem
You will be picked up from your guesthouse/hotel in Swakopmund at 11:15, (wintertime 10h15) for a brief pre-departure talk. The vehicle will travel via the Kuiseb Canyon and Ghaub Pass before stopping at Solitaire to refuel. Your guide will provide a light lunch on board. Arrival at camp is late afternoon and you will have time for a short walk to view the beautiful sunset over the Naukluft Mountains. Overnight accommodation is in permanent “adobe” style tents with en-suite bathroom. Dinner is prepared over the campfire by your guide.
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Sesriem – Sossusvlei – Sesriem
We depart at dawn from camp to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2×4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4×4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area to appreciate the beauty of this place in early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region. We explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever-changing colours. We can either walk or take the 4×4 shuttle back to our vehicle. As we drive back to our accommodation we will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if we wish or just wander around the base. We return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few permanent water sources before arriving back at our lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert. Overnight in twin share rooms or permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms. Dinner prepared by your guide.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sesriem – Windhoek
Early morning breakfast before heading to Solitaire Guest Farm where we join a biologist to track wild cheetahs at the N/a’ankuse Namib Conservation Centre. We return to Windhoek via Bullsport and Rehoboth. We arrive mid-afternoon and you will be dropped at your accommodation. Should you wish to travel on this afternoon we DO NOT recommend flights prior to 17h00.
Meals Included: Breakfast
This tour includes:
- Transport in a custom built safari vehicle (no air-conditioning)
- Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
- 2 nights’ accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms as above
- Meals as above
- National park entry fees (1 day Sossusvlei)
- Activities: excursion into Sossusvlei (including 4×4 shuttle) & cheetah tracking activity at Solitaire
- Pick up within Swakopmund city limits and drop off within Windhoek city limits