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3 Day Sossusvlei Express

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 8 people
Destination(s): Namibia  
Specialty Categories: Desert Expeditions   Walking Tours  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3450 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3450 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

For those clients with limited time available, this short safari is the perfect solution, departing around lunchtime on Friday from Windhoek and returning early afternoon on Sunday. Our base is in the Sesriem area with accommodation in permanent adobe style tents with en suite facilities or twin rooms and stunning views across the mountains and desert. An excellent way to experience the amazing sand dune sea of the Namib and Sossusvlei region in this 3 day trip.

Accommodation is provided in one of three lodges within 90km of the park gate, dependent on availability, all lodges have twin rooms or permanent style adobe tents with self-catering facilities. Sleeping bags or bath towels are not necessary but please bring swim wear and pool towels, especially during the summer months.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Departure is from Chameleon Guesthouse and Backpackers at 12h00 noon (13h00 in Summer). Driving via Rehoboth and Naukluft we arrive at our camp late afternoon and have a chance to relax and enjoy the views before taking a short walk for sunset looking over the Naukluft mountain range. Overnight is based in twin rooms or permanent tents with en-suite bathroom facilities. Dinner prepared by your guide. Includes: (D).

Day 2: We depart at dawn from camp to arrive at the park gate for sunrise. We drive down an ancient river bed surrounded by towering dunes to the 2x4 parking (around 55kms) and take a 4x4 shuttle into the Sossusvlei area to appreciate the beauty of this place in early morning light and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region. We explore this unique area on foot before heading into Dead Vlei with its large expanse of bleached cracked clay and skeletal camel thorn trees, contrasting with a backdrop of huge dunes with their ever-changing colors. We can either walk or take the 4x4 shuttle back to our vehicle.

As we drive back to our accommodation we will stop at the famous Dune 45 and climb this dune if we wish or just wander around the base. We return to Sesriem and visit the nearby Sesriem Canyon, one of the few permanent water sources before arriving back at our lodge late afternoon to watch the sunset over this spectacular desert. Overnight in twin share rooms or permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms. Dinner prepared by your guide. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: After a leisurely breakfast we return to Windhoek via Bullsport and Rehoboth. We arrive prior to lunchtime where you will be dropped at your accommodation. Includes: (B).

Please note: The itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change, for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated above.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transport
- English-speaking guide
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary.

Price Excludes:
- Soft drinks including mineral water
- Alcoholic beverages
- Snacks
- Optional activities
- Curios & anything not mentioned above
- Personal travel insurance (comprehensive travel insurance is compulsory for this safari).

Price is per twin share (Single supplement R570/person).