3 Night/4 Day Namib Coast & Sossusvlei Adventure Tour

The 3 night/4 day Namib Coast & Sossusvlei Adventure Tour takes you on a fascinating journey through vast windswept arid plains flanked by majestic red dunes and rugged desert mountains.

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  • Duration: 4 Days
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Description

 You travel from Windhoek to Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast and Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. 

Swakopmund is the outdoor playground of Namibia while Sossusvlei is a magical destination that falls within the largest conservation area in Africa. Breathtaking scenery, abstract natural wonders and the warm-hearted people of Namibia make this a once-in-a-life time tour for wanderlust travellers.  

Highlights:

  • Swakopmund 
  • Tropic of Capricorn Crossing 
  • Sesriem Canyon 
  • Sossusvlei 
  • Deadvlei 
  • Dune 45 
  • Big Daddy Dune  

Accommodation

Guests stay in accommodation in Swakopmund and Sossusvlei that’s specially chosen for its cleanliness, comfort and good service. The guest lodges and tented safari camps are booked based on availability. Your booking agent will tell you where you’ll be staying once your booking is confirmed. 

Rooms are booked on a twin-share basis. Each room and safari tent is ensuite. Linen or sleeping bags as well as bath towels are provided. Please bring your own swimming towels. This is a semi-participation tour where your guide prepares your meals. Your help with light kitchen duties would
be greatly appreciated; mainly because it’s a long day for your guide and the more hands helping, the better for our guides.  

Itinerary

Day 1: Windhoek - Swakopmund

Guests travel to Swakopmund which is located on the Namib Coast which is a windswept stretch of coastline otherwise known as the Skeleton Coast. The drive takes you via Okahandja, Usakos and the lagoon at Walvis Bay. Marvel at the sight of hundreds of the greater and lesser flamingoes in the Walvis Bay lagoon while enjoying a light lunch.

Arrive late afternoon in the quaint seaside town of Swakopmund. Book into your hotel accommodation in Swakopmund and spend the last few hours of the day exploring the historic town on foot. For a much-needed drink, join the group for sundowners at a restaurant on the jetty overlooking the icy Atlantic Ocean.

Dinner is at any one of the excellent restaurants in town (your own expense). Your guide will recommend the best ones in town.

Includes: picnic lunch


Day 2: Swakopmund - Sossusvlei

After a leisurely breakfast, join the group for one of the many optional activities on offer in Swakopmund. This could be quad biking, sand boarding, a dolphin cruise or a scenic flight along the Skeleton Coast spotting ancient shipwrecks.

A special treat is a trip to Walvis Bay to see the world-famous flamingoes in the lagoon, which is a protected RAMSAR birding site.

Please note: optional activities are for your own expense (not included in the tour rate)

Leave Swakopmund at 12h00 and drive to a desert safari camp near Sesriem. You’ll drive via Kuiseb Pass and Gaub Pass, stopping to stretch your legs and take photos at the Tropic of Capricorn Crossing.

Arrive at the overnight desert camp late afternoon, settle into your tented accommodation and enjoy a sunset walk over the Naukluft mountain range before it’s time for dinner.

Dinner is prepared by your guide and served under the stars around the camp firepit.

Includes: breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

Where is Sesriem?

Sesriem is a small tourist hub located close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains in the Sossusvlei region. You can fill up with petrol and stock up on general supplies in town. There are a handful of decent safari lodges in Sesriem and 24 campsites. Sesriem Canyon is a short 4-kilometre drive from the tourist town. It’s one of the major tourist attractions in Sossusvlei; a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab River in the local sedimentary rock about 1 kilometre long and 30 metres deep in places.


Day 3: Sossusvlei

Early wake up for hot beverages and snacks before departing to explore the major attractions of Sossusvlei. First stop is Dead Vlei which is renowned for its ghostly bleached, cracked clay landscape and skeletal camel thorn trees. In the background are the famous Namibian Red Dunes which change colour as the sun rises and sets.

After a comfortable hike exploring Dead Vlei, you’re taken to the famed Sossusvlei Dunes. Enjoy a light picnic lunch and spend the rest of the time exploring the area on foot.

Return to your tented camp late afternoon with stops enroute at the world-famous Dune 45 or Big Daddy Dune. You can climb it if fit enough or walk around it’s massive base. Last activity of the day is a visit to Sesriem Canyon. It’s one of only a few permanent water sources in the arid region and the perfect spot of sundowners.

Dinner is prepared by your guide and served under the stars around the camp firepit. Overnight in twin-share safari tents with ensuite bathrooms.

Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner


Day 4: Sesriem - Solitaire - Windhoek

After a leisurely breakfast, guests are taken to Solitaire which is a wildlife sanctuary for endangered cheetahs. They are orphaned or injured cheetahs that have been rescued but cannot be released back into their natural habitat for various reasons.

Guests are taken on a 1-hour drive around the sanctuary in an open safari vehicle, meeting the cheetahs and learning more about this beautiful species. Photographs with certain cheetahs are allowed.

The tour departs for Windhoek after lunch, with a brief pitstop at Bullsport Guest Farm and Rehoboth. Arrive in Windhoek late afternoon. You can be dropped off at your pre-booked accommodation in the city or at the Windhoek International Airport.

Please note: Avoid booking flights out of Windhoek that depart prior or close to 17h00.

Included: breakfast

What’s included

  • Complimentary collection/drop-off at guesthouse in Windhoek (within city limits)
  • Transport in a custom-built safari vehicle (no air-conditioning)
  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver/guide
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • National park entrance fees  

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled international flights to/from Windhoek
  • Meals, drinks and snacks not included in itinerary
  • Activities not included in itinerary (such as optional activities in Swakopmund)
  • Accommodation in Windhoek
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Gratuities  

Important information

 This tour departs Windhoek every Thursday and returns on Sunday. Collect from guesthouse in Windhoek: 08h00 (within city limits) 

Dropped off at overnight accommodation in Windhoek: between 16h00 and 17h00 (within city limits) Guests can be dropped off at the Windhoek
International Airport if not staying overnight in Windhoek. 

Please do NOT book flights out of Windhoek that depart before or close to 17h00.  

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