Namib Desert Safari
This is a 3 day African lodge safari in Namibia to the Namib-Naukluft National Park. The 3 Days Namib Desert Safari lets you visit and hike one of the world’s most popular sand dune, dune 45.
About the 3 Day Namib Desert Safari
The 3 day Namib Desert safari starts and ends in Windhoek. This is an African safari in Namibia. The 3 Days Namib Desert Safari visits one of the oldest deserts in the world. You will be heading to the mighty Namib Desert.
This 3 day Namib Desert safari travels over the spectacular Khomas Hoch-land. This leads you to the awe-inspiring desert sea of the Namib. You will catch a glimpse of Namibia’s beautiful wildlife on the way. The 3 day Namib Desert safari is a must-do experience while on safari in Namibia.
3 Day Namib Desert Safari Highlights
- Very impresive desert scenery
- Dune 45
- Elim’s Dube
- Nature walk
- Dune Hike
3 Day Namib Desert Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Windhoek – Sesriem
You will be met by our Namibia safari rep in the morning. You will have some time for a briefing on the 3 day Namib Desert safari. This will be between 08:00 and 08:30 at your hotel in Windhoek. Namibia’s Capital is surrounded by mountains. You will pass first over the Eros Mountains. This will be followed by the Khomas Hoch-land Range.
This takes you from the central Namibian plateau to grassy desert savannah. There will be a stop at Solitaire for petrol. You may as well have your lunch here. Your 3 day Namib Desert safari continues to Sesriem. Our aim is for you to be there by late afternoon.
A short excursion to the nearby sand dunes will do. This is to enjoy the sunset over the dunes and watch the colors glow. Return back to Namib Desert Camp for dinner and overnight.
The Namib-Naukluft National Park
Sossulsvlei is situated in the largest conservation area in Africa – the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Sossusvlei itself is a large, white salt and clay pan surrounded by some of the highest dunes in the world. This dramatic setting makes it a photographers dream with massive dunes rising up on either side of the road, shifting colours, amazing contrasts, spectacular sunsets and vivid star filled skies.
Although not an area rich in game, a wide variety of Namibian plants and animals have adapted to survive this harsh environment and the sight of the larger game silhouetted against this vast, stark landscape is a beautiful sight to behold. Larger Namibian game most commonly seen include springbok, oryx and ostrich.
Another attraction in the area is Dead Vlei, a clay pan characterized by dark, dead camel thorn trees contrasted against the white pan floor. The trees are estimated to be approximately 900 years old, however they have not decomposed due to the dry climate. The surreal nature and beautiful contrast of the scene make this a favorite spot for photographers visiting Namibia.
Sesriem Canyon is a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab rivier in the local sedimentary rock. It is about a kilometer long and up to 30 meters deep. The Sesriem Canyon is only two meters (6.5 feet) wide in some places, and has a portion that permanently contains water, which many animals use. The canyons interesting rock formations make it a fun place to explore.
Day 2: Sesriem – Sossusvlei – Sesriem
Your 3 day Namib Desert safari start early. This is to enable you catch the soft light of the sunrise over the desert. You will pass through Sesriem and drive towards Sossusvlei. There will be sand dunes along both sides of the road.
You will stop at the famous Dune 45. If you feel fit you may climb the dune. This will reward you with breathtaking view of the surrounding Namibian desert. It is here that you will enjoy your breakfast. This will be followed by a desert walk in the cool of the morning.
There are chance of seeing gemsboks, springboks, black-backed jackals and ostriches. As the day cools down you will have a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon. You will later drive back to Namib Desert Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Sesriem – Windhoek
Early 3 day Namib Desert safari start will be in order. It is a drive back to civilization. This will be on scenic roads. You will go through Namibia’s Khomas Hoch-land Mountain Range. You will arrive back in the city in the afternoon. Drop off will be at your accommodation in Windhoek.
End of 3 Day Namib Desert Safari
3 Day Namib Desert Safari Cost
Included in 3 Day Namib Desert Safari Cost
- Transport in a custom built safari vehicle (no air-conditioning)
- Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
- 2 Night accommodation in Namibia safari lodge
- Meals as above (B – breakfast L – lunch D – dinner)
- National park entry fees (1 day Sossusvlei)
- Pick up and drop off within Windhoek city limits
Not Included in 3 Day Namib Desert Safari Cost
- Snacks drinks
- Optional activities
What to Carry on 3 Day Namib Desert Safaria
- light and heavy clothing
- sun glasses
- Sun screen
- comfortable hiking shoes