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Namib Desert, Sossusvlei & Coast, 5 Day Tour

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This tour has been designed for those who want to experience the pleasures of Namibia’s Atlantic coast after a tour to the desert. It allows you to visit some of Namibia's top tourist attractions in the space of five days. The Namib Desert is the oldest desert on the planet and boasts some of the world's highest dunes with breathtaking views from the top. You will visit Sossusvlei, Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon and Deadvlei. Swakopmund is Namibia's prime seaside destination, with palm-lined streets, great restaurants, seaside walkways, a lovely summer climate and perfect beaches. This tour departs on Mondays.

Departures:
Every Monday
Schedule:
Day Destination Accommodation  
1 Sossusvlei Namib Desert Lodge (Gondwana Collection) FB+
2 Sossusvlei Namib Desert Lodge (Gondwana Collection) FB+
3 Swakopmund Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel FB+
4 Swakopmund Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel FB+
5 Windhoek B/L

B = Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
FB+ (Full Board Plus) = Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Activities

Cost:

Price per person sharing from: N$ 18 800
Single supplement: N$ 2 100
Min: 2pax | Max: 8pax

(Prices valid until 31 Oct 2023)

Included:

Professional local guide (English speaking).

All accommodation as listed or similar

3 meals a day unless otherwise specified.

All park fees.

All activities mentioned.

Passenger liability insurance

Air-conditioned 4x4 tour and safari vehicle./

VAT is included in the price.

Mineral water on vehicles and at all times.

Passenger liability insurance.

Airport transfers.

Excluded:

Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks etc.).

Tips.

Personal insurances.

Other personal items.

ROUTE

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ITINERARY

DETAILED Itinerary (offsite)

Day 1: Windhoek to Sossusvlei
(Namib Desert Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia or similar)

Collection time is between 08:00 and 08:30 from anywhere in Windhoek. Windhoek is surrounded by mountains and we have to pass over both the Eros Mountains and the Khomas Hochland Range. As we travel through this splendid landscape we drop down from the central plateau to grassy desert savannah. We stop at Solitaire for petrol and perhaps also afternoon tea before we continue to our lodge. We aim to arrive during the early afternoon.

Relax in the arms of the Namib at Namib Desert Lodge. It is set beneath striking fossilised dunes and provides a spectacular experience of the ancient desert. Its 65 rooms, two swimming pools and waterhole are surrounded by sandy splendour. Breathe in the grandeur on a sunset drive and feel the earth underfoot.

Sossusvlei is located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park. Here you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib contrasting with clear blue skies. These unique dunes rise to almost 400 metres, making them some of the highest in the world. They come alive in the morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety of desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb ‘Big Daddy’, one of Sossusvlei's tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white clay pan dotted with ancient trees.

Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: NamibRand Nature Reserve (Namib Desert)
(Namib Desert Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia or similar)

We make an early start so as to catch the soft light of sunrise over the desert. After passing through Sesriem we continue towards Sossusvlei with sand dunes rising along both sides of the road. This iconic landscape is made up of white plains and red dunes which tower majestically against a deep blue sky and are among the highest in the world. We will stop at the famous Dune 45, a beautiful star dune which reaches over 170 metres in height. Those who feel fit enough to climb the dune will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding Namibian desert.

After breakfast we will take a desert walk in the cool of the morning, with the chance of seeing gemsboks, springboks, black-backed jackals and ostriches. We will also visit the picturesque Dead Vlei. This white clay pan lies between towering orange dunes and is dotted with the skeletal remains of hundreds of dead camelthorn trees, making it a striking vista and photographer's dream.

As the day cools down we will enjoy a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon.

Activities: Dead Vlei, Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon Hike, Sossusvlei

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees and Activities

Day 3: Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
(Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel or similar)

Namibia is a land of contrasts. Today we will move from desert to sea, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn and traversing the Gaub and Kuiseb passes. As we climb out the dry river bed at the bottom of Kuiseb Canyon, a spectacular desert landscape will unfold before us. We will stop over in Walvis Bay to enjoy the sight of flamingos and other birds in the lagoon and to visit the salt works. Dinner will be at a local restaurant and is included in the tour. We overnight at a hotel.

Activities: Walvis Bay Lagoon, Walvis Bay Salt Works

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Activities

Day 4: Swakopmund
(Atlantic Garden Boutique Hotel or similar)

In the morning we will visit the vast seal colony at Cape Cross, north of Swakopmund. Here you are able to get up close to thousands of wild Cape fur seals and observe them in their natural environment.

Swakopmund is a charming seaside town characterised by German colonial architecture, palm-lined streets, great restaurants, plenty of shops and beautiful beaches. You will be free to explore this town for the rest of the day. It offers plenty to do including a good museum and aquarium. Various optional activities can also be arranged. These include a boat tour (with oysters and champagne), scenic flights and micro-light flights over the desert, fishing trips (either from the beach or a boat), quad-biking in the desert, sandboarding and skydiving. Your guide will discuss all your options and offer to make pre-bookings. Note that all extra activities in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the client's own risk and expense.

Activity: Cape Cross seal colony excursion with your guide

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance Fee and Activity

Day 5: Swakopmund to Windhoek
(350km)

Today, we return to Windhoek, arriving between 2pm and 3pm. On the way, we can stop at Okahandja's large craft market, where you can buy hand-carved souvenirs, baskets and jewellery. You will be dropped off at the airport or your accommodation in Windhoek.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch and transfer back to Windhoek

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