Cost & Departures
This safari departs every Tuesday from Windhoek between 08H00 and 09H30.
Tented Camping: Valid till 31 March 2017: N$ 4,540 / EU€ 264 per person sharing.
Upgrade to Roomed Accommodation: On request.
This safari can also be combined, with our 3-day Etosha trip to create the 6-day “Best of Namibia” safari. By combining the 3-day Sossusvlei with our 7-day Northern Namibia Wildlife itinerary the 10-Day Namibia Explorer could be created.
Botswana's Okavango Delta and Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls can also be covered with our 9-Day Okavango Delta and Vic Falls Safari.
The reddish tinted sands that forms the dunes of Sossusvlei, originates from the Kalahari Desert region, which forms part of the Kalahari Sand-basin stretching from South Africa all the way north to the Kongo.
According to the scientists, about 15 million years ago, there was a dramatic shift in climate, and the mighty Orange River that flow through the Kalahari Desert, changed course, and start to wash huge quantities of red Kalahari sand into the Atlantic ocean.
The strong north-flowing Benguela current combined with very strong winds moved the Kalahari sand onshore and inland to create this amazing high fossil dunes.
Day One: From Windhoek to Sesriem: We depart Windhoek, and journey west-wards along panoramic country roads, on our way to the Namib-Naukluft Park and the Namib Desert.
Crossing over the Naukluft Mountains and travel down from Namibia’s central highland, till we reach the wide open grass plains on the edge of the Desert. From here it is only a quick drive to our next stop, Solitaire.
Here we will make a quick stop, before carrying on via desert landscape to our camp. The world famous apple pie of Solitaire should be tried!
Travelling through wide open grass savannahs, the landscape
begins to give way to the enormous red sand dunes of the Namib. We
strive to get to our camp around late afternoon.
Day Two: Sesriem to Camp Agama Desert Camp: Departing very early in the morning, we will get to the Park main entrance at Sesriem around sunrise, and then make our way through the Sossusvlei dune-fields, as the sun begin to rise. The rising sun creates spectacular scenic shades of colour on the sides of the dunes, and delivers spectacular views.
Walking in the cool of the morning through age-old mud pans and ever-green Acacia Camel-thorn trees, and with luck you might see an ostrich or maybe a Oryx. The whole Sossusvlei area is really a photographic delight, as it offers amazing contrasts and forms.
The rest of the morning is use to explore the Sossusvlei area. Later we will visit the famous Dune 45. As the day begins to get hotter and closer to mid-day, we go back to Sesriem for lunch, and to get away from the extreme mid-day heat. Later in the afternoon, as it become a bit cooler, we will do a short visit to the interesting Sesriem Canyon.
Day Three: From Camp Agama to Windhoek: Departing after breakfast, we begin to make our way back to Windhoek. Our back route is different, as we journey via the majestic Gamsberg Pass into the Khomas Highland Plateau back to Windhoek.
We arrive back in Windhoek around 14H00, and the Sossusvlei safari tour ends with a drop-off at your accommodation.
It would be our pleasure in helping you, in finding your perfect Namibia safari
Namibian Game Reserves.
Etosha National Park
Waterberg Plateau Park
Fish River Canyon National ParkThe Fish River Canyon located near the South African / Namibian border. The Canyon it is the second largest canyon in the world, and largest in Africa.