Itinerary: Sossusvlei (3 Days) (Tour Code: KAL 08)
Swakopmund – Sossusvlei – Sesriem – Swakopmund
Depart from Swakopmund and travel through the oldest desert into the Namib-Naukluft Park. After a short lunch break proceed via the impressive Kuiseb and Gaub Canyons in a southerly direction and experience the unsurpassed scenery of the rugged Naukluft Mountains to our left and the dune landscape to our right. Overnight at a lodge or luxury camp near Sesriem.
Early in the morning we depart on an excursion to Sossusvlei, a large clay pan in the center of the Namib Desert surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world. Make the effort and climb one of the spectacular dunes and the sight of the dynamic and living desert may overwhelm you. Lunch packs en route. Visit Sesriem Canyon: As a result of erosion over many centuries, a narrow gorge of about one kilometer in length was formed about 30 to 40 meters deep. Early explorers had to tie six lengths of thongs together to draw water from the pools in the canyon, hence the name “Sesriem”. Sundowner drive in the late afternoon. Dinner / bed / breakfast at a lodge or luxury camp.
After breakfast return journey to Swakopmund. We travel via Solitaire and the waterholes Ganab and Hotsas in the Namib Naukluft Park where Springbok, Gemsbok, Ostriches and other animals may be seen. Lunch en route. Arrive in Swakopmund in the late afternoon.