Taste of Sossusvlei
4 days—Taste of Sossusvlei
Safari summaryThe Namib is the oldest desert and boasts the highest sand dunes in the world. This region is one of the most spectacular areas of Namibia and always one of the highlights of any safari. The name Sossusvlei refers to the vlei or pan into which the seasonal Tsauchab River flows in years of exceptional rainfall. The neighboring Dead Vlei with the ancient dead Camel Thorn trees is one of the most photographic sites in good early morning light. The Sesriem canyon is a narrow gorge about 1 km long and is well worth a visit. Several desert adapted wildlife like oryx, springbok, black-backed jackal, ostrich, sociable weavers and plenty of reptiles and small mammals call this place home.
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DAY 1: Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert After meeting your guide at the airport for the safari you will depart for Sossusvlei. We will drive through the Khomas Hochland and down the escarpment via one of the scenic mountain passes into the Namib Desert. This journey will take about 4 hours, depending on the number of stops for photographs.After lunch and settling in at the lodge we will depart for a late afternoon scenic nature drive or an excursion to Sesriem Canyon. Our accommodation is in an area perfectly situated to explore the surrounding desert and its attractions.
Day 2: Sossusvlei After an early breakfast and coffee we will depart for a morning excursion to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. We will stop at the scenic Dune 45 along the way and spend a couple of hours at both Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. Some of the dunes in the area are a few hundred meters high but the view from the top for those that dare is one you will never forget. After lunch and a well earned siesta we will join the lodge for a sundowner Nature Drive before returning to the lodge in time for Dinner.
Day 3: Sossusvlei Today you can enjoy a relaxing day at the lodge and within the area. We will do a nature drive with the lodge, either in the morning or afternoon.
Day 4: Departure After an early morning breakfast we will depart for Windhoek where you will catch your connecting flight or spend a night in Windhoek for some last minute shopping.
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