Sossusvlei Express

Scheduled Safari

At A Glance




3 days


From N$ 16000/ person

Embark on a 3-day/2-night safari into the heart of the Namib Desert, departing from Swakopmund and returning to Windhoek. Discover the world’s oldest desert, home to some of the highest dunes, and explore iconic landmarks like Big Daddy, Deadvlei, and Sesriem Canyon. Enjoy a blend of adventure and relaxation, with opportunities to climb dunes, learn about the desert’s ecosystem, and unwind by the pool at the Desert Camp, nestled against the backdrop of the Naukluft Mountains.

Explore Sossusvlei on this 3 day/2 night safari into the Namib Desert, the ideal choice for those that don’t fancy camp. Departing from Swakopmund on Fridays, this 3 day tour spends the weekend in the Namib, the oldest desert in the world, before returning to Windhoek on Sundays. An action packed itinerary with stops at the Tropic of Capricorn, Big Daddy, Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon, and the Solitaire Carnivore Conservation Centre whilst still finding some down time to relax by the pool.

This Sossusvlei area lays claim to so many accolades including being located in the largest park in Africa, part of a World Heritage Site, located in the oldest and only coastal Desert in the world and most famous for having arguably the highest dunes in the world. It is, therefore, no surprise that the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and the breathtaking landscape of Deadvlei are the most visited tourist destination in Namibia. Spend the day climbing the dunes, capturing breathtaking photos and learning all about the flora, fauna and history of the area before retreating to your home away from home, the incredibly cosy Desert Camp with views overlooking the stunning Naukluft Mountains.

Why join a group tour?
Group tours are ideal for solo travellers, or those looking to get the most bank for their buck. Don’t sit around waiting for a travel buddy, book your flights and your seat and enjoy a holiday on your own. While couples, friends and families are also welcome, these tours are a great chance to meet fellow travellers. Looking to get as much from your $ as possible, opt for a ‘willing to share’ option. This accommodated safari is priced on a twin share basis so by being ‘willing to share’ means you will not be charged any single supplement for travelling alone. You will then be matched with another traveller of the same gender to share your room. However if you prefer your own room then let us know and a nominal single supplement will be added to guarantee you your own room each night.

Not interested in a group tour to Sossusvlei, contact us for a quote for a private guided safari.


Day-by-Day Itinerary

+ Day 1 - Swakopmund – Sossusvlei

You will be picked up from your guesthouse/hotel in Swakopmund on Friday at 11:15 for a brief pre-departure talk, leaving Swakopmund at 12 noon. You will experience some great scenery as you drive via the Kuiseb Canyon and Ghaub Pass before stopping at the Tropic of Capricorn for photo opportunities and then on to Solitaire to refuel. Your guide will provide a light lunch on board. After arriving at the camp late afternoon, you will have time for a short walk to view the beautiful sunset over the Naukluft Mountains. Overnight accommodation is in twin share chalets with en-suite bathroom. Dinner is prepared over the campfire by your guide

Activities: Stops at Tropic of Capricorn
Accommodation: Desert Camp
Meals: Dinner
+ Day 2 - Sossusvlei

Our departure starts on Saturday at dawn from the 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 55 kms) and take a 4×4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area where the early morning light provides excellent opportunities for photography coupled with appreciation and enjoyment of the area. Prior to heading into the Dead Vlei, we explore this region on foot and later take the 4×4 shuttle or walk 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, 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 is prepared by your guide.

Activities: Full day excursion to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Dune 45 & Sesriem Canyon
Accommodation: Desert Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
+ Day 3 - Sossusvlei – Windhoek

An early morning Sunday leisurely breakfast can be enjoyed before heading to Solitaire Guest Farm where we join a biologist to learn about the cheetah at the N/a’ankuse Namib Conservation Centre on an enjoyable 1 hour drive in a 4×4 vehicle with an experienced guide. This is an amazing chance to photograph the worlds fastest land mammals whilst supporting this conservation initiative. We later return to Windhoek via Bullsport and Rehoboth and arrive mid-afternoon when you will be dropped at your accommodation.For those that choose to fly today, NO FLIGHTS DEPARTING PRIOR TO 17H00 in case there are unexpected delays returning from safari

Activities: Cheetah experience at Solitaire
Meals: Breakfast


Activities as per itinerary
Meals as per itinerary
National park entry fees


International Flights
Items of personal nature
Optional Activities
Personal travel insurance


Departs every: Friday

Until 31 March 202401 April 2024 – 30 November 2024
N$13 500 per person sharingN$16 000 per person sharing


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