This short tour will take you to the UNESCO world heritage site of the Sossusvlei. The great Namib Sand Sea with some of the highest dunes in the world wait for the visitors. The Sossuvlei and the Dead Vlei, dry salt-clay pans, offer a sensational scenery of the Living Desert in Namibia.
Climb one of the dunes – there are plenty – and you might be overwhelmed by the sight of the oldest desert in the world.
|1||Namib Desert||Driving from Windhoek or Swakopmund to the Namib Naukluft Park||Lodge DBB|
|2||Sossusvlei / Dead Vlei||A Day in the Namib Desert with Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon||Lodge Full Board|
|3||Windhoek / Swakopmund||Driving from the Namin Desert back to Windhoek or Swakopmund|
Windhoek / Swakopmund - Namib Desert
The tour starts in the morning at Heusis Ranch or Okambra Lodge. Through impressive scenery the Sossusvlei tour leads us to the small settlement Solitaire. We continue to the beautifully set Namib Naukluft Lodge & Soft Adventure Camp. Both establishments are located on the private nature reserve: NamNau Habitat, which hosts a variety of desert adapted game like Springbok, ostrich, earth wolf, bat-eared fox and many more.
Dinner, bed and breakfast included.
Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Sesriem Canyon
An early morning rise with a snack before leaving enables you to arrive at Sesriem, the Park’s gate at around sunrise. The route leads along and also across the Tsauchab dry riverbed, which has found a way through the dunes until it reaches the clay pan – the Sossusvlei.
After a good rainy season – about every 7 to 10 years – the Tsauchab River runs in full flood and fills the Vlei with water. For months it remains here and offers a sensational scenery with a prolific birdlife. The early morning sun offers spectacular pastel colours in the star - shaped dunes. This is the highlight for the keen photographer. Your first stop will be at Dune 45 before we continue to the Sossusvlei. Climb one of the dunes – there are plenty – and you might be overwhelmed by the sight of the dynamic and living desert!
Breakfast will be served in form of a picnic under one of the shady camel thorn trees, before you continue to the base of the ‘Dead Vlei’. It is quite a walk over patches of dunes that are crossing your way. When you arrive you will be paid off for your efforts – the scenery is awesome!
We will visit the Sesriem Canyon, a 30 metre deep rift, before we return to our base Namib Naukluft Lodge and the Soft Adventure Camp for a late lunch. During the late afternoon a sundowner - drive to the natural marble mountains on this 25,000 ha private nature reserve is included.
Overnight with full board.
Namib Desert - Windhoek / Swakopmund
09:00 Departure (during Namibia’s wintertime – departure from the lodge / camp at 08:00) and travel to Windhoek or Swakopmund. Arrive at around 12:30.