Wake up to the cool sight of the sunlight spreading across the sheer scope of the desert that surrounds you. This three day Sossusvlei Link has been designed to give you a quick landscape snapshot of the world`s highest dunes and the world`s oldest desert at Sesriem & Sossusvlei.
Windhoek – Sesriem area (350 km) (LD) (camping)
You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30
We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads on our way south-west to the desert. We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains, which are of particular interest for the ancient geological history of this part of
the country. Heading down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass, we reach open plains and the tiny settlement of Solitaire. We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain gives way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib. We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.
Sesriem area– Sossusvlei – Sesriem area (camping) (FB)
A pre-dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes, we head into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei on foot,
trekking the last 5 km through the dunes. Landscape photo opportunities abound in the cool of the morning, with dawn’s soft light first illuminating the dunes from crest down the back slope, then blazing orange everywhere, creating a powerful contrasting vista across the whole desert. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or ostrich makes it essential to remember your camera!
We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45. As the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch, escaping the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.
Sesriem area – Windhoek (450 km) (BL)
After breakfast we begin our journey back to Windhoek following a different route, ascending the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization.
We are due back in Windhoek late afternoon / early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.
Day 1: Namib Desert - Camping - L, D
Day 2: Namib Desert - Sossusvlei - Namib Desert -
Camping - B, L, D
Day 3: Return - B, L
Accommodation is in the style of tents. Each client will need to pair up with another and the tent is shared for the duration of the tour. The tents are dome type with built in ground-sheets and screened windows and doors. They are simple to put up, and allow standing headroom inside. All camping equipment is supplied except for a sleeping bag (although these may be hired if required). This includes chairs with backrests, tables, washstands, cutlery and crockery.The mattresses are approximately 5cm thick and covers are supplied.
The Sossusvlei Link is run as a camping tour however, for a supplement an upgrade can be made to turn this into an accommodated option. Enquire upon booking as this is subject to availability
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Trip Name: Deserts & Dunes Namib Break Camping (2n)
Duration: 3 Days
From Price: ₤369
Supplier Tour ID: WDHSOS/158875
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