Gemsbok on dunes, Sossusvlei
Binoculors SAFARIS

Ultimate Sossusvlei

A not to be missed experience to visit one of the oldest deserts in the world, the Namib, to experience the beauty of the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei with the option of a sunrise hot air balloon flight.
TOUR DETAILS | ITINERARY

Tour Details

Major Attractions on this Trip:

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This is a once in a lifetime, never-to-be-missed experience! These Namib desert tours takes you down to one of the oldest deserts in the world to experience Sossusvlei. Sossusvlei is one of Namibia's top travel experiences. This clay pan, of roughly elliptical shape, is covered in a crust of clay-rich sand. It has been shaped over time by the Tsauchab river. Actual flooding of the pan is a relatively rare event, and sometimes several years pass between one flood and the next one. Even in very wet years the river does not reach the Atlantic Ocean but drains away between the dunes of Sossusvlei. It is a perfect specimen of Namibia's unspoilt desert beauty, the desert colours are amazing and photographic opportunities are plentiful, especially at dawn and sunset. This photogenic area is famous for its large, red sand dunes, which are some of the tallest sand dunes in the world. You can even climb up the dunes yourself. Dune 45 is situated close to the entry gate and is a much-photographed and often-climbed dune.

DURATION:

4 Days | 3 Nights

Min: 2pax

Standard Tour

COST:

900.30 Euro per person

TOUR INCLUDES:

Transport/fuel, accommodation (or tents/camping equipment), meals as per itinerary, national park entrance fee, experienced tour guide for the entire tour, transfer to and from the airport, pick-up in Windhoek and guests' transfer to the lodge/hotel after the tour.

TOUR EXCLUDES:

Scheduled flights (bus tickets) to and from Namibia, individually extended accommodation or additional transfers, sleeping bags on camping tours, compulsory insurance, water and drinks, alcoholic beverages, optional activities/attractions, snacks, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, personal shopping, visa to Namibia.

Itinerary

Day 1

Sossusvlei

Exciting adventures await you in this exhilarating safari, a three day tour to Sossusvlei. This is unique stress free experience of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, one of the most spectacular sites in the world. We pick you up at your hotel /airport early in the morning and head down south to the small town of Rehoboth. Here you get a last opportunity to stock up on your goodies before we head west to the Namib Desert through the magnificent and spectacularly scenic Spreethoogte Pass. We make a quick stop for some exotic pictures overlooking the Namib landscape below. From there we stop for lunch in the desert restaurant at the small, iconic settlement of Solitaire and one is more than welcome to taste the famous apple pie at the desert bakery. After lunch we travel on to our lodge just in time to relax before an early dinner so as to get a good night's rest for the next day.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Sossusvlei Lodge /Desert Camp /Quiver Desert Camp/similar

Gemsbok on horizon Climbing a dune, Namibia Gemsbok

Day 2

Sossusvlei

Today we wake up early to explore one of the most visited parks in Africa. We will stop to allow for your first sunrise picture in the Namib Desert on our way to Sossusvlei (translated as ‘dried up pan, or a shallow depression’ that can hold water after a very good rain). Bear in mind that this is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site. We will be driving through a dune corridor created by the towering dunes of the Namib. You can choose to climb on some of the popular dunes including Dune 45 (80-90 metres high) or the second highest, Big Daddy Dune, standing at ±312 metres above the surrounding plains. After climbing the dunes a 1km walk to Deadvlei is must-do. Once in Deadvlei we witness a surreal landscape of old Camelthorn (Acacia trees) silhouetted impressively against the dunes in the now dried-up lake. Trees here are estimated to be around 800 years old. This is one of the most photographed places on earth. After a visit to Sossusvlei itself we drive back to Sesriem before the heat of the day become unbearable. We stop for lunch at Sesriem camp and relax. In the afternoon we explore the fascinating geology of the nearby Sesriem Canyon. After that we return to the lodge bringing this exhilarating and adventurous day to an end.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Sossusvlei Lodge /Desert Camp /Quiver Desert Camp/similar

Day 3

Sossusvlei

Today you can choose between a leisurely morning, a hike down the fascinating Sesriem Canyon or a wonderful flight in a hot air balloon (optional) over the Namib Desert, witnessing the changing colors as the sun rises from the mountainous escarpment in the early morning. After lunch we will head to the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei for your last sunset in the Namib desert. We will have the privilege of enjoying the park with less visitors. It is also an opportunity to experience this magnificent area during the afternoon light, a total contrast to the morning.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Sossusvlei Lodge /Desert Camp /Quiver Desert Camp/similar

Day 4

Windhoek

After a relaxing breakfast we bid farewell to the Namib Desert and head back to the capital just in time for your next departure plan /flight. If time permits, take one last opportunity to buy yourself some Namibian souvenirs.

Meals: Breakfast

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