Namibia Dunes

Namibia Dunes

From $ 1,300 AUD

Description

Discover one of the most incredible landscapes in Namibia when you pay a visit to the barren dunes of Soussusvlei. Explore the area by 4X4 and then take a walk around on foot. Climb the dunes for panoramic views and spend two nights in comfort at the edge of the desert plains. Spend some time exploring the city streets of Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, as the start and finish point of your journey.

Trip Name
Namibia Dunes
Last Updated
2020-06-03
Days
3
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Get acquainted with the capital of Namibia in Windhoek
  • Stand atop the huge ‘Big Daddy’ sand dune after a desert hike
  • Relax in your accommodation on the edge of the desert in Sesriem or Solitaire
  • Visit the renowned Dead vlei and Sossusvlei ancient lakebeds in the middle of the desert with scattered skeleton camel thorn trees dating back over 1,000 years.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES: Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you print and review a final copy prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and may be on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk. NAMIBIA AND BOTSWANA IN PEAK SEASON Namibia and Botswana are becoming increasingly popular tourist destinations. Despite the influx of travellers, bed numbers are not being increased to match the demand. This intentional move is aimed at minimising the environmental impact of tourism and keeping the destinations exclusive. It is therefore becoming more and more difficult for us to confirm our allocation with our usual suppliers, particularly in peak season. We may use alternative accommodation which could affect driving times and distances listed in the Essential Trip Information. However we will always use properties of the same standard and ensure that no included activities will be affected.

Day 1 - Windhoek-Sesriem
This Shortbreak adventure begins at 8am today. You will be collected from The Roof of Africa Hotel by your driver/guide and head towards the Namib Desert region. The drive today is approximately 300km and we should arrive at accommodation early this afternoon. The Namib Desert region is famous for its vase dune fields, the most spectacular of which are found near Sesriem Canyon. The canyon was formed when the Tsauchab River carved a gorge 30 m deep into the gravel deposits, about 15 million years ago. It is thought that this river once flowed to the Atlantic Ocean but its course was blocked by the encroaching sand dunes. Now the river flows out to the dune fields that stretch for hundreds of miles up the coast, and dries up in a clay pan at Sossusvlei. The dunes are stunning, with magnificent red/orange tones from the brightly coloured sands. They are in fact the highest in the world and are home to a plethora of animal life. The sight of the graceful oryx wandering along the base of these massive dunes is beautiful to see. Our accommodation for the next 2 nights is a unique but comfortable guest farm located between Sesriem and Solitiare. Lodge rooms have ensuite facilities and the property has a pool, restaurant and bar.
Day 2 - Sesriem
The most famous part of the Namib Desert is its vast dune fields, the most spectacular of which are found near the Sesriem Canyon. This canyon was formed when the Tsauchab River carved a gorge 30 metres into the gravel deposits about 15 million years ago. It's thought that this river once flowed to the Atlantic Ocean but its course was blocked by the encroaching sand dunes. Now the river flows out to the dune fields that stretch for hundreds of miles up the coast, and dries up in a clay pan at Sossusvlei. The dunes are stunning, with magnificent red/orange tones from the brightly coloured sands. They are the highest in the world and home to a plethora of animal life. Venture into the heart of the Namib where there's an opportunity to explore the dunes on foot, enjoying a fascinating desert walk around the scenic sandy desert surroundings. Also visit the renowned Dead vlei and Sossusvlei ancient lakebeds in the middle of the desert with scattered skeleton camel thorn trees dating back over 1,000 years. We then return to our Lodge for the night.
Day 3 - Sesriem-Windhoek
The old German colonial town of Windhoek has been blended into a modern city. The German architecture of the older buildings lends the town a historic atmosphere. Good examples of this German architecture can be seen in a number of buildings but the best are the Tintenpalast (Ink Palace), the Christuskirche (church), the gymnasium and the Genossenschaftshaus. No accommodation is provided for tonight, but we are able to book you additional accommodation in Windhoek. Please ask at time of booking. For those of you staying on, there's plenty to see and do in and around Windhoek. Take a stroll around the town and visit some of its museums or perhaps take a township tour. Today we make our way back to Windhoek where you will be dropped back at The Roof of Africa Hotel this afternoon. Please do not book any flights departing before 4pm this afternoon,

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
01-10-202003-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
02-10-202004-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
03-10-202005-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
04-10-202006-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
05-10-202007-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
06-10-202008-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
07-10-202009-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
08-10-202010-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
09-10-202011-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
10-10-202012-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
11-10-202013-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
12-10-202014-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
13-10-202015-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
14-10-202016-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
15-10-202017-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
16-10-202018-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
17-10-202019-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
18-10-202020-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
19-10-202021-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
20-10-202022-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
21-10-202023-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
22-10-202024-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
23-10-202025-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
24-10-202026-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
25-10-202027-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
26-10-202028-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
27-10-202029-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
28-10-202030-10-2020AUD $ 1,420-
29-10-202031-10-2020AUD $ 1,352-
30-10-202001-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
31-10-202002-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
01-11-202003-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
02-11-202004-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
03-11-202005-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
04-11-202006-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
05-11-202007-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
06-11-202008-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
07-11-202009-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
08-11-202010-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
09-11-202011-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
10-11-202012-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
11-11-202013-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
12-11-202014-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
13-11-202015-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
14-11-202016-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
15-11-202017-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
16-11-202018-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
17-11-202019-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
18-11-202020-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
19-11-202021-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
20-11-202022-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
21-11-202023-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
22-11-202024-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
23-11-202025-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
24-11-202026-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
25-11-202027-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
26-11-202028-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
27-11-202029-11-2020AUD $ 1,420-
28-11-202030-11-2020AUD $ 1,352-
29-11-202001-12-2020AUD $ 1,352-
30-11-202002-12-2020AUD $ 1,352-
01-12-202003-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
02-12-202004-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
03-12-202005-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
04-12-202006-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
05-12-202007-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
06-12-202008-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
07-12-202009-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
08-12-202010-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
09-12-202011-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
10-12-202012-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
11-12-202013-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
12-12-202014-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
13-12-202015-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
14-12-202016-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
15-12-202017-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
16-12-202018-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
17-12-202019-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
18-12-202020-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
19-12-202021-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
20-12-202022-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
21-12-202023-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
22-12-202024-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
23-12-202025-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
24-12-202026-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
25-12-202027-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
26-12-202028-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
27-12-202029-12-2020AUD $ 1,300-
28-12-202030-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
29-12-202031-12-2020AUD $ 1,365-
30-12-202001-01-2021AUD $ 1,300-
31-12-202002-01-2021AUD $ 1,365-
10-06-202112-06-2021AUD $ 1,475-

Accommodation

Lodge (2 nights)

Transport

Minivan or car

Map