Short tour to Sossusvlei – a place of the highest dunes on Earth, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list – an attractive option for weekend adventure or quick desert getaway. Perfect trip for those, who love breathtaking views, scenic photographic vistas and closeness to nature!
With short glimpse of the Skeleton Coast.
- Scenic Spreetshoogte Pass
- ‚Namib Sea of Sand’ (UNESCO World Heritage region)
- Scenic Dune 45
- Photogenic Sossusvlei
- Surreal Dead Vlei and ancient acacias
- Dunes ‚Big Daddy’ and ‚Big Mama’
- Historical Swakopmund
- Walvis Bay lagoons and salt pans
- Near-shore dunes of the Namib Naukluft Park and Atlantic Coast
- Moon Valley and Welwitchia mirabilis, botanic desert attraction
Pick up in the morning. Leaving Windhoek, on route south to Sossusvlei via scenic Spreetshoogte Pass – one of the most spectacular places of Namibia. Stop-over for lunch in the Solitaire, oasis in the Namib Desert. Arrival at the lodge (campground)rest and dinner.
Accommodation: 2 nights at Agama River Camp
Distance: 350 km on gravel road.
Duration: 5 hours with stop-overs and lunch break.
Early morning before sunrise, 70 km scenic drive through Sesriem Gate to Sossusvlei – place of the highest dunes of the World, which was recently inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as the ‚Sea of Sand’. Option of climbing picturesque Dune 45 to experience beauty and vastness of fascinating orange-colored landscape. After the climb, 5 km off-road 4×4 trail to visit surreal Dead Vlei, a place of vast clay pan and dried-up, ancient acacias standing silent in an impressive landscape. Break for lunch. In the afternoon visit at Sesriem Canyon and sunset at Elim Dune. Evening: dinner, time for rest, relaxation and star-gazing.
Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Distance: around 200 km on tar, gravel and sand roads
Adventure starts after breakfast, as we travel through the Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund, passing by canyons and fascinating rock formations. Magnificent landscape of the Namib reaches as far as eye can see. Wildlife and grazing antelopes: oryx and springbuck, mountain zebras, giraffes and World’s biggest birds that don’t fly – ostriches. On route, celebrating crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn (famous geographical line) – time for pictures! Lunch in Walvis Bay or Swakopmund. Optional today or tomorrow visit to Walvis Bay salt pans and lagoon bird sanctuary.
Accommodation: 1 nights in Swakopmund at Stay at Swakop
Distance: 300 km (gravel road).
Duration: 5 hours with stop-overs.
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.
After breakfast, departure to Windhoek through Namib Desert. Arrival at the capital before lunch. We will drop you off at the hotel/lodge of your choice.
Farewell, goodbye and many happy returns with Wild Wind Safaris!
Included in the tour’s price:
Transport, fuel, 3 nights lodge accommodation and reservations, meals as selected, national park entrance fee, experienced tour guide for the entire tour.
Not included in the tour’s price:
Scheduled, international flights ‚to/from’ Namibia, individually extended accommodation, additional transfers (airport transfers beyond tour dates, which we may arrange at euro 20 pp), individual travel and medical insurance, lunches & water if not selected, drinks and alcoholic beverages, optional activities, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, visa to Namibia (if required).