4 Day Sossusvlei Adventure
Departing every Thursday from Windhoek, this return adventure tour will take you through the heart of the Namib dessert. With endless oceans of sand, beautiful canyons and towering sand dune, it’s easy to see why the oldest desert in the world is such a popular adventure travel spot. You will also get a day in Swakopmund where you can try some of the adventure activities this coastal town has to offer before heading back to Windhoek where this tour ends.
The perfect round trip adventure tour incorporating the sheer beauty and vastness of the Namib Dessert and adventures in the coastal town of Swakopmund.
Windhoek – Swakopmund
Pick up this morning is from 7h15 and you will be brought to Chameleon Backpackers Lodge for a quick pre-departure talk. Departure from Windhoek is at 08h00 and you drive via Okahandja and Usakos to the lagoon at Walvis Bay where you will have a light lunch. Here you will see many species of wetland birds, including the greater and lessor Flamingo. Arriving in Swakopmund midafternoon you will have time to explore this quaint seaside town on foot and your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal (own expense). You will also meet up with the guests coming from Etosha who will join you on your adventure to Sossusvlei. Overnight accommodation on a twin share basis with en-suite facilities.
Meals Included: Lunch
Swakopmund – Sesriem
This morning after breakfast you can join an optional activity such as the sand boarding which takes you into the coastal dune fields. You will be picked up from your guesthouse/hotel in Swakopmund at 11:15, (wintertime 10h15) for a brief pre-departure talk. Afterwards we depart, we travel via Kuiseb Pass and Gaub Pass to continue on to Solitaire and our camp. We arrive at our camp late afternoon and have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk for sunset overlooking the Naukluft Mountain range. Overnight is based in twin rooms or permanent tents with en-suite bathroom facilities. Dinner prepared by your guide.
Meals Included: Breakfast, 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
After an early breakfast we travel to Solitaire Guest Farm where we join a biologist to track wild cheetah at the N/a’ankuse Namib Conservation Centre. We return to Windhoek via Bullsport and Rehoboth arriving midafternoon where you will be dropped at your accommodation. Should you wish to book onward travel we DO NOT recommend booking any flight 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
- 3 nights’ accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms as above
- Meals as above
- National park entry fees (1 day Sossusvlei)
- Visit to Walvis Bay Lagoon & Dune 7
- Sossusvlei excursion (including 4×4 shuttle) and cheetah tracking activity in Solitaire
- Pick up and drop off within Windhoek city limits