Scheduled Tour | 2 nights / 3 days |
Day 1: Namib Naukluft Park
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Windhoek between 07h30 and 08h30. We depart Windhoek and travel southwards. The road will lead us past the Spreetshoogte Pass. We will stop at the view point from which we have an amazing view over the Namib Desert.
Leaving the pass behind us the landscape becomes more barren and you can see farther into the distance. A number of animals and predatory birds can be seen along the way and will allow us plenty of photographic opportunities. After check-in at the accommodation the rest of the day can be spent at your own leisure. It can be used to participate in one of the activities offered in the area or simply to relax and enjoy the view of the surrounding areas.
The Sossusvlei is a huge clay pan, enclosed by giant sand dunes. Some of the spectacular hills of sand are, at a height of 325 metres, the highest in the world. Only after a heavy rainfall, which is a rare event in this area, does the vlei fill with water. As the clay layers hardly allow any water infiltration, a turquoise lake will remain for quite some time. The Dead Pan is a large ghostly expanse of dried white Clay, punctuated by Skeletons of ancient camelthorn trees, about 600 years old. The dunes of the Namib Desert have developed over a period of many millions of years. It is thought that the vast quantities of sand were deposited into the Atlantic Ocean by the Orange River.
This material was subsequently moved northwards by the Benguela current to be dumped back onto the land by the surf. The coastal dunes developed as a result of this and were shifted further and further inland by the wind. Wind continuously reshapes the patterns of the huge dunes of the Namib Desert.
The last 5 km are only negotiable with 4×4 vehicles. Should you not have one, there are 4×4 Shuttles available if you don’t want to hike there.
Day 2: Namib Naukluft Park
Early in the morning you will join a guided tour to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. On the way you can see the first rays of sunshine paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline, provoke your senses, and award you the opportunity to capture this awesome landscape on camera. You can climb some of the breath taking dunes to adore the sea of sand from above. After a short visit to the Sesriem Canyon the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 3: Departure
After a leisurely breakfast we will drive back to Windhoek. On the way back we will once again take a small break at the Spreetshoogte Pass lookout point. The tour ends here.
Vehicle: 4×4 Double Cab / Minibus
Minimum participants: 2 / Maximum participants: 6
Please note: This tour is also bookable for closed groups from 4 guests onwards on any date.
Windhoek – Namib Desert – Sossusvlei – Sesriem Canyon – Windhoek
Departs every day on request
PRICE ON REQUEST
Prices are nett and include VAT.
- 02 x overnight including 3 meals
- English speaking tour guide
- Tour vehicle and fuel
Entrance fees included:
- Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon
- Additional meals, activities or entrance fees & permits
- Personal expenses (phone calls, drinks, tips etc.)
- Travel Insurance
- International flights