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.
*2020 rates. 01/01/2020 – 31/03/2021. R6 000.00 per person sharing.
DEPARTURE This tour departs on every Tuesday from Windhoek.
RETURN Back to Windhoek onThursday, late afternoon/early evening
PASSENGERS No minimum & a maximum of 14 travelers per tour. Age Restriction: No children under the age of 12 years.
STYLE Camping safari with limited participation.
VEHICLE 1-4 guests: Toyota Quantum /Landcruiser with a purpose built trailer.
5-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle)
PLACES Deadvlei, Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon
COMBINATIONS Combine with our 7 day Northern Adventure to make an unforgettable 10 day Namibian safari. Or, see two more of the world’s natural wonders; the Okavango Delta and the mighty Victoria Falls, by combining this trip with our 9 day Delta and Falls Safari. Alternatively if you have an extra night in Namibia you can also join our 2 Day San Cultural Tour that departs Windhoek every Friday morning.
NOTES This tour is run as a Camping Tour. If you are interested in staying in Accommodation, have a look at our 3 Day Sossusvlei Accommodated Tour that departs Windhoek every Saturday. Or our 3 Day Sossusvlei Shuttle that departs Windhoek on a Daily basis.
Day 1: Windhoek – Sesriem area
Distance: 350 km
You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30
We travel out over the ErosMountains 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 on distant mountains to the east.
Overnight: Sesriem Campsite
Day 2: Sesriem area– Sossusvlei – Sesriem area
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.
Sossusvlei, Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon, Dead Vlei
Overnight: Sesriem Campsite
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Sesriem – Windhoek
After breakfast we begin our journey back to Windhoek following a different route, ascending the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization. We are due back in Windhoek late afternoon / early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.