4 days and 3 nights lodging in Swakopmund and near Sesriem, exploring the Namib Desert. For the full German itinerary please Click here
HOTEL A LA MER, SWAKOPMUND
Departing from Windhoek at 08h30 we drive via Okahandja and Usakos to the lagoon at Walvis Bay where you will have a light lunch. Here you will see many species of wetland birds, including the greater and lessor Flamingo. Arriving in Swakopmund mid afternoon you will have time to explore this quaint seaside town on foot and your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal (own expense). You will also meet up with the guests coming from Etosha who will join you on your adventure to Sossusvlei. Overnight accommodation on a twin share basis with en-suite facilities. (L)
DESERT CAMP, NEAR SESRIEM
This morning after breakfast you can join an optional activity such as the sand boarding which takes you into the coastal dune fields. Your safari vehicle will leave Swakopmund at 12h00 (11h00 during wintertime) and we drive via Kuiseb Pass and Gaub Pass, stopping for a leg stretch at the Tropic of Capricorn, before continuing on to Solitaire and our camp. We arrive at our camp late afternoon and have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk for sunset looking over the Naukluft mountain range. Overnight is based in twin rooms or permanent tents with en-suite bathroom facilities. Dinner prepared by your guide. (B, L, D)
DESERT CAMP, NEAR SESRIEM
We depart at dawn from the lodge to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2x4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4x4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area and head into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever-changing colours.
After our hike we head to Sossusvlei and enjoy a tasty brunch prepared by your guide to give you energy to climb and explore the famed Sossusvlei Dunes. We explore this unique area on foot before catching the 4x4 shuttle back to our vehicle. As we drive back to our accommodation we will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if we wish or just wander around the base.
We return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon,one of the few permanent water sources before arriving back at our lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert. Overnight in twin share rooms or permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms. Dinner prepared by your guide.(B, L, D)
After an early breakfast we travel to Solitaire Guest Farm where we join a biologist to track wild cheetah at the Na’ankuse Namib Conservation Centre. We return to Windhoek via Bullsport and Rehoboth arriving mid afternoon where you will be dropped at your accommodation. Should you wish to book onward travel we DO NOT recommend booking any flight prior to 17h00. (B)
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Trip Name: Swakopmund and Sossusvlei Adventure
Duration: 4 Days
From Price: 635
Trip Code: 160126
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