For those clients with limited time available, this short safari is the perfect solution, departing around lunchtime on Friday from Swakopmund and returning mid afternoon on Sunday to Windhoek. Our base is in the Sesriem area with accommodation in permanent adobe style tents with en suite facilities or twin rooms and stunning views across the mountains and desert. An excellent way to experience the amazing sand dune sea of the Namib and Sossusvlei region in this 3 day trip.
Sleeping bags or bath towels are not necessary, but please bring swim wear and pool towels, especially during the summer months.
- Departs: On Fridays around lunchtime from Swakopmund
- Returns: Sunday early afternoon to Windhoek
- The safari will be in specially converted vehicle with no air-conditioning
- The Itinerary below is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it, there may be circumstances when it may change – for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc: Overnight stops on occasions may be altered from those indictated.
- This Safari is not operated by Wild Dog Safaris, but by a preffered supplier.
Safari Tour Overview
|Fri||Swakopmund - Sesriem Area||Accommodated||D|
|Sat||Sossusvlei||Accommodated||B, L, D|
|Sun||Sesriem Area – Windhoek||B|
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
Safari Tour Details
Swakopmund - Sesriem Area (350km) (D) (Accommodated)
Departure is from Swakopmund at 12 noon (wintertime 11h00) and your vehicle will travel via the Kuiseb Canyon and Gaub Pass before stopping at Solitaire to refuel. Your guide will provide a light lunch on board. Arrival at camp is late afternoon and you will have time for a short walk to view the beautiful sunset over the Naukluft mountians. Overnight accommodation is in permanent ‘adobe’ style tents with en-suite bathroom. Dinner is prepared over the campfire by your guide.
Sossusvlei (BLD) (Accommodated)
We depart at dawn from camp to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient dry river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2×4 parking (around 55km) and take a 4×4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area to appreciate the beauty of this place in the early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region.
We explore this unique area on foot before heading 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.
We can either walk or take the 4×4 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 to 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 is prepared by your guide.
Sesriem Area – Windhoek (350km) (B)
Early morning breakfast before heading to Solitaire Guest Farm where we join a biologist to track wild cheetahs at the Na’ankuse Namib Conservation Centre. We return to Windhoek via Bullspoort and Rehoboth. We arrive mid afternoon and you will be dropped at your accommodation. Shoudl you wish to travel on this afternoon we DO NOT recommend flights prior to 17h00.