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Sossusvlei – 3 Day

July 20, 2018

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Our three day Sossusvlei tour has been designed to give you a quick snapshot of Namibia’s iconic landscapes. You’ll visit the world’s highest sand dunes, and step foot in the world’s oldest desert at Sesriem & Sossusvlei.

This safari has a guaranteed departure every Saturday with a minimum of two people.

This safari can also be combined with our 3 day Etosha tour for a 6-day Taste of Namibia OR with our 7 day Northern Adventure to make an unforgettable 10 Day Namibian Safari.


Day 1Sossusvlei Lodge / similar, Sossusvlei

Windhoek – Sesriem area (350 km) (LD) (Accommodation)

You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30

We travel out over the Kupferberg Mountains 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.

Overnight: Sossusvlei Lodge / similar
Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red
sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the
Sesriem Canyon.
The 45 individual luxurious accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge are carefully laid out to perfectly blend in with
the magnificent surrounding natural environment. Each fully air-conditioned unit has a patio, en-suite bathroom with
shower and a spacious bedroom under canvas with adobe-style plaster walls to give the visitor a distinctive sense of
being close to nature.
Experience the true art of Hospitality with the thoughtful touch of attentive staff to contribute to a truly memorable
experience. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite
food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole.
The Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre provides a range of activities including Quad-Biking, Guided Excursions, Sundowner
Trips, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights and much more to explore the area’s natural beauty.

Lunch & dinner
Sossusvlei Lodge: air-conditioned rooms
Desert Camp: Fans
Sosuss Dune Lodge: the only Lodge situated inside the Namib Naukluft Park

Day 2Sossusvlei Lodge / similar, Sossusvlei

Sesriem area– Sossusvlei – Sesriem area (FB) (Accommodation)
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.
Please note: Sosuss Dune Lodge is the only Lodge situated inside the Namib Naukluft Park, by staying here we have
access to the dune belt for sunrise. When staying at Sossusvlei Lodge / Desert Camp, these properties are situated
outside the National Park, therefore access can only be at sunrise which is when the National Park gates open.

Full Board

Day 3Departure

Sesriem area – Windhoek (450 km) (BL)
After breakfast we begin our journey back to Windhoek following a different route, travelling via Bullsport, Klein Aub
to Rehoboth and back to Windhoek.
We are due back in Windhoek late afternoon / early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on
our return.