This safari is an attractive option for those who find themselves in Windhoek during the weekend and would want to make most of their time. It is a perfect trip to explore picturesque Dune 45, visit the surreal Dead Vlei, climb up the Big Daddy or Big Mamma dune, and observe occasional wildlife!
Transfers in 4x4 drive vehicle
Includes all park fees (for non-residents)
Opportunity to climb the dunes of Big Daddy or Big Mama
The prices include accommodation in shared or private tents in or near Sossusvlei.
Day 1: Visit to Sossusvlei area
You will be picked up from Discovery Guest House in Windhoek at 08:00 and will then head straight on your way south towards the world-famous Sossusvlei via the picturesque Spreetshoogte Pass. There will be a stop-over at the viewpoint to appreciate an endless view of Namibia. You will have lunch at the Solitaire Oasis.
You will arrive at your campsite in the evening around four. In the afternoon, there will be a visit to the fascinating rock formation of the Sesriem Canyon and later in the afternoon, you will climb the Elim Dune overlooking the beautiful desert horizon. Dinner will top-up the adventures of the first day. Overnight stay will be in a camp. You will be offered breakfast, lunch, and dinner on this day.
Day 2: Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Dune 45, and Big Daddy dune
Early in the morning, at sunrise, you will visit the Sesriem Gate, entry to the remarkable Sossusvlei. You will start off with climbing picturesque Dune 45 and experiencing beauty and vastness of its orange-colored landscape.
You will next take an off-road drive to the surreal Dead Vlei, a place of the vast desert pan where dried-up ancient acacias stand silent in the impressive open-air gallery. If you wish, you can take on climbing one of the highest dunes on earth, the 'Big Daddy' or 'Big Mama'. The 360 degrees, panoramic views of the 'Sea of Sand’ are incredible!
Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei are considered to be one of the most photogenic and some of the most photographed places on earth! Along the way, you can perceive occasional wildlife like ostriches, oryx, bat-eared foxes, springboks, possibly cheetah, and various birds inhabiting the desert.
In the afternoon, you will have time for rest and relaxation in the quiet atmosphere of Namib. Overnight stay will be in a camp. You will be offered breakfast, lunch, and dinner on this day.
Day 3: Return to Windhoek
Soon after breakfast, you will depart to Windhoek through the beautiful Spreetshoogte Pass. On your way, you will stop-over at Solitaire. You will approximately arrive at your destination before lunch and will be dropped off at the hotel or lodge of your choice. You will be offered breakfast and lunch on this day.
You will be enjoying game drives, visiting the fascinating rock formation of the Sesriem Canyon, climbing picturesque Dune 45, and taking an off-road drive to the surreal Dead Vlei. If you wish, you can also take on climbing one of the highest dunes on earth, the Big Daddy or Big Mama.
During this adventure tour you will visit Sossusvlei area in Namibia. You will be visiting the Dead Vlei, Dune 45, and Big Daddy or Big Mamma dune.