3 Day Sossusvlei Camping

Set foot in the world's oldest desert

Tour overview

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.

Tour Information

Departure This tour departs on every Tuesday from Windhoek.
ReturnBack to Windhoek onThursday, late afternoon/early evening
PassengersNo minimum & a maximum of 14 travelers per tour.
Upgrade An upgrade is available on request.
Style Camping safari with limited participation.
Vehicle1-4 guests: Toyota Quantum /Landcruiser with a purpose built trailer.
5-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle)
PlacesDeadvlei, Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon
CombinationsCombine 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.
NotesUpgrade to Accommodation on this safari is only valid until 31 March 2017.  From 01 April 2017 you can choose our 3 Day Sossusvlei Accommodated Tour  that departs Windhoek every Saturday.

Daily Tour Overview - Camping

DayDestinationsAccommodationMeals
1Windhoek to SesriemCampingL, D
2Sesriem areaCampingB, L, D
3Sesriem to WindhoekCampingB, L
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, SC = Self-Categring, RO = Room Only

Daily tour description

Day 1

Windhoek – Sesriem area (350 km) (LD) (camping)

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.

 

 

Day 2

Sesriem area– Sossusvlei – Sesriem area (camping) (BLD)

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.

 

Day 3

Sesriem area – Windhoek (450 km) (BL)

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.

Tour dates

This tour departs on every Tuesday from Windhoek.

Price

Price per person starting from $4540

No Single Supplement

Prices valid until 31st March 2017

 

01st April 2017 – 31st March 2018

$5200.00 per person sharing

No Single Supplement

Upgrades

Price for accommodated option

01 November 2016 – 31 March 2017

$7640.00 per person sharing $450.00 Single room supplement

Upgrade to Accommodation only valid until 31 March 2017.  From 01 April  2017 you can choose our 3 day Sossusvlei Accommodated Tour.