Run by: The Great Projects
Reference number: 4 Day Swakopmund and Sossusvlei Adventure Tou
This incredible four-day tour will take you to some of Namibia’s most impressive and dramatic sights. Starting your tour in the quaint seaside town of Swakopmund you’ll venture on to the cinematic pan of Sossusvlei. On your journey, you’ll witness the sea of pink flamingos at Walvis Bay Lagoon, the surreal landscapes of Deadvlei and the towering Dune 45 that you’ll have the chance to climb! You’ll finish your tour at the Solitaire Guest Farm, a release site for ‘problem carnivores’ that have caused issues on local farms. Here, you’ll learn about the incredible work taking place and will be able to get some great pictures!
This tour also starts and ends in Windhoek which means you can also find time to explore the capital’s best-kept secrets!
Day 1: Swakopmund
After an early morning pick up of 7:15am, you’ll receive an orientation talk to give you a better idea of what’s in store. You’ll depart Windhoek at 8am and make your way to Walvis Bay Lagoon, home to thousands of flamingos. After lunch, you’ll have the afternoon to explore the seaside town of Swakopmund.
Day 2: Sesriem Desert Camp
For the adventurous members of the group, sandboarding is on the cards after breakfast! After a pre-departure briefing, you’ll be collected from your hotel and make your way through the unusually scenic Kuiseb and Gaub Passes to the desert camp near Sesriem.
Day 3: Sossusvlei and The Namib Desert
Departing early morning, you’ll travel from desert camp to the Sossusvlei park gate. Entering the park, you’ll drive down the ancient riverbed, admiring the towering sand dunes as you go. You’ll then trek into the Sossusvlei plan and explore the surrounding sand dunes themselves. After this, you’ll head on over to Deadvlei – an expanse of bleached cracked clay peppered with withered camel thorn trees. On the way back to your accommodation you’ll have the choice to climb the iconic ‘Dune 45’ and will visit the awe-inspiring Sesriem Canyon.
Day 4: Carnivore Release Site at Solitaire
After an early morning breakfast, you’ll make your way to the Solitaire Guest Farm. Associated with the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary, this location is a release site for ‘problem carnivores’ that have been suspected of causing issues to local farms. After rehabilitation, leopards, hyenas and in particular cheetahs are released into the surrounding areas of Solitaire. You’ll help track cheetahs throughout the morning, alongside a biologist who will be able to answer any of your curiosities! In the Afternoon, you’ll travel back to the capital, Windhoek. We do NOT recommend booking flights before 8pm if you plan to commence onward travels on this day.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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