4 Days from$740 p/p in USD
Guided, Independent, Large Group, Self Drive, Small Group
Budget, Camping, Mid Range
Take a fascinating adventure from Windhoek to Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park and Swakopmund on the coast. Experience Namibia’s vast windswept arid plains flanked by majestic red dunes and rugged desert mountains and the outdoor playground of Swakopmund. Breathtaking scenery, abstract natural wonders and the warm-hearted people of Namibia make this a once-in-a-life time tour for wanderlust travellers.
Safari types:Desert Safari, Guided Safari
You will visit:Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei
Wildlife:Birds, Antelope, Zebra, Jackal
Activities:Game Drive, Nature Walk, Optional Activities
Getting around:Transfer Vehicle, 4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Windhoek
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 740 per person
- 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
- 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
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Day by Day Overview
Pick up in Windhoek and travel to Swakopmund, 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 greater and lesser flamingos 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 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
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 flamingos 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.
Early wake up for hot beverages and snacks before departing to explore the major attractions of Sossusvlei. First stop is Dead Vlei, 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 en route at the world-famous Dune 45 or Big Daddy Dune. You can climb it if fit enough or walk around its 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 en suite bathrooms.
Included: breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner
After a leisurely breakfast, guests are taken to Solitaire where there is a wildlife sanctuary for endangered cheetahs. There 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.
Depart 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 Windhoek International Airport.
Please note: avoid booking flights out of Windhoek that depart prior or close to 17h00.