Sossusvlei Safari Namibia
The Sossusvlei safari is 3 day African camping safari in Namibia. The Sossusvlei Safari is run as a camping tour in Namibia. It is a pocket friendly budget Namibia safari tour. This Sossusvlei safari gives you a wonderful way to see most spectacular sights. You will see the towering sand dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. These are reputed to be some of the tallest in the world. The Sossusvlei safari can be extended by combining it with Etosha Safari. This Sossusvlei safari in Namibia will start and end in Windhoek.
Day 1: Windhoek – Sossusvlei
Our Namibia safari rep will meet you at your Windhoek hotel. This will be followed by a briefing on the Sossusvlei safari in Namibia .This is to be followed by departure from Windhoek at around 0830hrs. You will first head south-westerly crossing the Namib Central Plateau. Your drive then drops down the Great Escarpment via the Remhoogte Pass. You will emerge into the open plains from the descent out of the mountains. From here you’ll make a stop at the tiny settlement of Solitaire. The town is very famous for its apple pie. A short refreshment stop follows. You will then proceed through the impressive desert scenery. You’ll be in the open grass savanna and farmlands. Shortly, the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib will come into view. Arrival at the camp is scheduled for the afternoon. It’s time to marvel at the colors glow and change on the distant mountains to the east. An early night is recommended. Your overnight will be at Sesriem Camp.
Day 2: Sossusvlei
A pre-dawn departure is essential to catch the sunrise on the desert. Your Sossusvlei safari in Namibia heads straight into the heart of the dune field. You will reach Sossusvlei itself by walking the last 5km through the dunes. 4×4 shuttles are available for those who prefer not to walk. The huge star dunes on either side dwarf everything else as you move up. There are ancient mineral pans and stunted camel thorn trees. They make for perfect photo opportunities. The morning is spent in and around Sossusvlei. This will include a visit to Dune 45. Many people think the name originates because it is about 45km from Sesriem. That is not the case though. It’s because of the numbering system devised by conservation staff. By coincidence it happens to be dune number 45 on the map. It is worth noting that coincidentally, the dune is 45km from Sesriem. There will be a lunch stop at Sesriem to escape from the heat of the afternoon. You will have relaxation till the day cools off in the late afternoon. This is the time to embark on a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon. Your dinner and overnight will be at Sesriem Camp.
Day 3: Windhoek
This is a more leisurely start to your Sossusvlei safari in Namibia day. You may wish to take a pleasure flight over the dunes. This we can help organize at cost. After breakfast your Sossusvlei safari in Namibia departs. You will be headed back north. This goes through the wonderful Highlands. The route is slightly different from the outward journey. However, your Sossusvlei safari in Namibia is just as scenic and spectacular. You will have a stop en-route to enjoy lunch. Proceed to Windhoek to arrive at around 2600hrs. You will be dropped off at your budget hotel in Windhoek.