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DeadVlei in the Namib Desert

3 Day Sossusvlei Adventure

Explore the Namib, the Worlds oldest desert.

3 Day Sossusvlei Adventure

From N$10350 per person

Join this 3 day private Sossusvlei camping safari to explore the worlds oldest desert.

The Sossusvlei area lays claim to many accolades including being located in one of the largest parks in Africa, being part of a World Heritage Site, located in the Oldest Desert in the world and most famous for having arguably the highest dunes in the world. It is, therefore, no surprise that the Namib Desert, and specifically the Sossusvlei area is the most popular of Namibia’s attractions. It is also home to many endemic species including the Dune lark, Namibia´s only true endemic bird.

Spend 2 night camping in the Sesriem area, enjoying nights by the campfire and under a million stars. Early nights are recommended because early starts are a must in the Namib Desert. Departures from camp before sunrise are the norm to enter the dune field and be atop dune 45 for sunrise, or to be the first hikers of the day to summit the enormous Big Daddy dune, the highest dune in the area offering INCREDIBLE views over the rest of the desert.
Early starts also offer the most incredible light for photography, and the chance to catch wildlife during the cooler part of the day.

In addition to exploring Deadvlei, Sossusvlei & Dune 45, include a visit to Sesriem Canyon, a small but important landmark in the area, as the traditional source of permanent water for wildlife and people in the area. A short climb down into the canyon offers a break from the hot desert temperatures, and the chance to learn about the interesting geological history of the area.

What are the benefits of a private guided safari?
By choosing a private guided you can enjoy greater flexibility than on a group tour where activities and routes are fixed. Choose to skip the ‘crowd’ at Dune 45 for sunrise and head straight up to Big Daddy to be the first, or rather skip Big Daddy altogether and meander around DeadVlei capturing photos from all angles. Enjoy sunset at Elim’s Dune, or Dune 45, or relax at camp, the choice is yours.

Why choose a camping safari?
Camping safaris are a most cost effective option for those that are budget conscious. Whilst there are some obvious creature comforts that you might miss, a Sossusvlei camping safari can be a great way to reconnect with nature. All meals are prepared over an open fire, and under a ceiling of a million stars. Camping equipment is provided including sleeping bags, high density foam mattress, pillow and more. Hot showers and flushing toilets are also just a hop skip and a jump from camp. For those that aren’t sold on camping, just let us know and we can give you a lodging option too.

For those that want to see a little more than just Sossusvlei, check out our 6 day Namibian Loop safari and see the highlights of Namibia including Etosha National Park.

Minimum people1st Nov 2021 – 30th Jun 20221st Jul 2022 – 31st Nov 2022
2 people  from N$13,485 per personfrom N$15,675 per person
4 peoplefrom N$11,875 per personfrom N$13,470 per person
6 peoplefrom N$10,350 per personfrom N$11,435 per person

 

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Windhoek / Windhoek
  • Departure Time
    08:00 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 05:30 PM
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Activities as per itinerary
    Guide
    Meals as per itinerary
    National park entry fees
    Transport
    Water
  • Not Included
    Drinks
    International Flights
    Items of personal nature
    Optional Activities
    Personal travel insurance

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Namib Desert
Collection this morning is around 8h30. From Windhoek, we are heading south-west, first through the Khomas Hochland Mountains before descending onto the plains of the Namib Desert. The Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, stretches some 2000kms along the west coast of Namibia, with varying types of terrain, but it is here, in the Sossusvlei region that is known for its enormous sand dunes, and breathtaking photographic opportunities. On arrival at our lodge, we have time to settle in before joining a late afternoon sundowner drive.

Accommodation: Private room with en-suite bathroom
Meals: Dinner
Included activities: Sundowner drive
Distance travelled: ±400kms
2
Day 2: Sossusvlei, Namib Desert
A very early start this morning for our Sossusvlei guided excursion. We depart camp just before sunrise to ensure that we are into the park early enough to enjoy the cool morning air in the dunes. From Sesriem, our drive into the heart of the dune field is about 60kms, where the early morning light provides excellent opportunities for photography. Once we arrive in the 4x4 carpark, we can then explore this area on foot, with a walk around Dead Vlei and Sossusvlei, and for the adventurous, a hike up Big Daddy, the tallest dune in the region, offering breathtaking views of the sand sea that is the Namib Desert. By midday, we make our way out of the dunes and to escape the heat of the day. Enjoy lunch (at own expense) before visiting Sesriem Canyon mid-afternoon and returning to camp late afternoon.

Accommodation: Private room with en-suite bathroom
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Included activities: Full day excursion to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Dune 45 & Sesriem Canyon
Distance travelled: ±200kms
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Day 3: Windhoek
After breakfast, we depart the lodge, heading through the Namib Desert making our first stop at Solitaire (famous for their apple pie), our next stop is the Tropic of Capricorn, before heading up over the Gamsberg Pass and making our way back to Windhoek.

Meals: Breakfast
Optional activities: Cheetah Feeding or Wine Tour @ Neuras Winery (Let us know in the message box if you want those added to your tour as we need to book in advance.)

Distance travelled: ±400kms

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