Sossusvlei Explorer

NAMIBIA

Windhoek

3 Days

Tuesdays

Up to 12 people

Age 18+

From $480

Windhoek

3 Days

Tuesday

Tuesday

Up to 12 people

Max 12

Age 18+

From $480

Tour summary

Visit the world’s highest sand dunes, in the world’s oldest desert. Our short tours of Namibia – Sossusvlei tour introduces you to one of Namibia’s most iconic landmarks – the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei. The dunes are reported to be some of the tallest in the world, and the Namib-Naukluft National Park is also home to the Sesriem Canyon.

The 3 day Sossusvlei Explorer is run as a camping tour. For a supplement an upgrade can be made to turn it into an accommodated tour. 

What you’ll encounter

Departing from Windhoek you will travel over the magnificent Eros Mountains and along scenic roads, on your way south-west to the desert. You will also pass over the Naukluft Mountains, also of immense geological interest. At Solitaire, the landscape changes, to open plains, grassy savannah and farmlands. As you approach the Namib desert, the scenery gives way to immense red sand dunes – particularly magnificent in the late afternoon.

Itinerary

Rates, Dates and Tour Information​

Tour Gallery

FAQ

What electrical adaptors do I need for Namibia?

Electrical plugs are 220 V and are 3 pin (round-pin as opposed to square pin, the same as in South Africa).  Adaptors can be purchased in Windhoek and your tour operator also sells these at their offices.  It is possible to re-charge batteries at most campsites.

What is limited participation camping?

Limited participation camping is assisted camping with the participation limited to only helping with the tent.  No help needed with any food preparation or other camp duties. You can just sit back, relax and let your guide and assistant take care of you.

Is there anywhere to do laundry?

If you’re on one of the scheduled camping trips there will be laundry facilities (with washing machines) in the bigger towns such as Swakopmund and Windhoek.

What food will I eat?

Namibia is a low-risk malarial destination but we recommend that you seek professional medical advice to enable you to make decisions on personal malaria protection.

What will my tent be like?

Tents are dome-shaped with built-in ground-sheets and screened windows and doors. They allow standing headroom and are simple to put up, though your guide will help with this. The mattresses you’ll find inside are approximately 5cm thick and covers are supplied, along with all other camping equipment, including chairs with backrests, tables, washstands, cutlery and crockery.

If you wish to sleep in a sleeping bag (which you will do during winter months!), you can hire them or bring your own.

What vehicle will I travel in on safari?

Most of the safaris will use a Toyota Dyna 14 seater vehicles with pop-tops. The vehicles have modified seating for more leg room and there are large windows for game viewing, while the pop-tops are great for photographing game.

Smaller groups may travel in either a minibus, double cab or Land Cruiser.

What animals will I see?

Etosha National Park is home to 4 of the Big 5 which include the Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Elephant. Buffalo is the only one of the Big 5 that is not present in the Etosha National Park, but can be seen in the Caprivi and Okavango areas of Namibia. Etosha is further home to 144 Mammal species and these include Zebra, Springbok, Oryx, Kudu, Eland, Impalas, White and Black Rhino, Giraffes, Damara Dik Dik, Steenbok, Brown Hyenas, Cheetah, Leopard and Jackals to name just a few. Birdlife in Etosha is also very prolific with a wide variety of endemic and migratory birds.
The rest of Namibia you are likely to spot some Oryx, Ostriches, Kudus, some baboons as well as warthogs. And in the Caprivi and Okavango Regions you will be able to spot some crocodiles and hippos as well.
Along the coast of Namibia spot some heavy-side dolphins and the cape fur seals as well as a rich marine birdlife.

Do I need malaria tablets?

Namibia is a low-risk malarial destination but we recommend that you seek professional medical advice to enable you to make decisions on personal malaria protection.

Do I need malaria tablets?

The climate is typically semi-desert with hot days and cool nights. Midsummer temperatures may rise to over 40 degrees Celsius. Winter days are warm, but dawn temperatures may drop to freezing. Along the coast it is cool with low rainfall and fog prevails from late afternoon until mid-morning.
The rainy season lasts from October to April. The rest of the year is dry and cloudless. Namibia averages 300 days of sunshine a year.

What is the currency in Namibia?

The currency used in Namibia is The Namibian Dollar (NAD or N$). It is linked permanently (with a ratio of 1:1) to the South African Rand (ZAR), and South African Rand notes and coins are also legal tender in Namibia. Its not always easy to obtain N$ before you arrive, but you should be able to get South African Rand easily.

Sign me up!