3 Day Sossusvlei Camping – Swakopmund to Windhoek

Experience the Majestic Namib Desert

Tour overview

Depart from Swakopmund continue to the Namib Naukluft Park.   You’ll visit the world’s highest sand dunes, and step foot in the world’s oldest desert at Sesriem & Sossusvlei.  There is no single supplement charge and the price is virtually fully inclusive of everything you will need whilst travelling for the 3 days.  The style is limited participation, assisted camping.  Collection time is between 08:00 & 08:30 from anywhere within the Swakopmund city limits.

Tour Information

Departure This tour departs on every Friday from Swakopmund.
Return Start in Swakopmund and return to Windhoek in the late afternoon.
Passengers No Minimum and Maximum 14
Style Camping safari with limited participation.
Vehicle 2-4 guests: ToyotaLandcruiser with a purpose built trailer
(or Similiar) 5-14 guests: Hino truck (a modified safari vehicle)
Places Deadvlei, Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon
Notes This tour starts in Swakopmund and ends in Windhoek and is run in conjunction with the 7 Day Pride of Namibia Tour.  

Daily Tour Overview - Camping

Day Destinations Accommodation Meals
1 Sesriem Campsite Camping L, D
2 Sesriem Campsite Camping B, L, D
3 Return to Windhoek B, L
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, SC = Self-Categring, RO = Room Only

Daily tour description

Day 1

Swakopmund –  Sesriem (350 km) (FB) (camping)

Our first stop is at Walvis Bay, situated about 40 km south of Swakopmund.  South of the town there is a large marine lagoon which is home to a vast array of marine bird-life, in particular flamingos.

We will make a short visit to the lagoon to see the birds and a short visit to Walvis Bay to collect any last minute supplies before once again heading out into the desert.    The second part of our journey today takes us across more of the seemingly endless Namib gravel plains.  Then the landscape suddenly changes and we are into the mountain desert.

The tour continue as we traverse both the Kuiseb and Gaub passes, driving both times to the river beds at the bottom of the canyons and then climbing the long steep road to the top and the spectacular panoramas the mountains give us.  Again the scenery changes as we make our way down to the dune fields. We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib and from here it is only a short distance to our next stop, the tiny town of Solitaire.

Our aim is to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.

Accommodation: Sesriem Campsite, Sossusvlei

 

 

Day 2:           

Sossusvlei – Sesriem (camping) (FB)

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 and driving into the heart of the dune field, we reach Sossusvlei itself by walking the last 5 km through the dunes.    In the cool of the morning, with soft sunlight just beginning to play over the dunes creating a sharp light and shadow contrast across the whole desert, the walk is like nothing else.  Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or maybe an ostrich make the photo opportunities perfect.

We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting Dune 45, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch to escape the heat of the afternoon.  As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon

Accommodation: Sesriem Campsite, Sossusvlei

 

 

Day 3:          

Sesriem – Windhoek (350 km) (BL)

After breakfast we begin our journey over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek.  We stop at Solitaire to stretch our legs then proceed back to Windhoek via the Khomas Hochland Mountain range back to civilization. We are due back into the city late afternoon / early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return

Tour dates

This tour departs on every Friday from Swakopmund.

Price

Price per person starting from $6220.00

No Single Supplement

01st April 2018 – 31st March 2019

2019 Season

$6550.00 per person

No Single Supplement.

01st April 2019– 31st March 202

Upgrades

An upgrade is not available on this departure.