5-Day Desert and Coast Excellence
The Namib Desert and the coastal tour offers visitors an opportunity to see this fascinating landscape, and also provides them with the interesting history of this region.
|Departures:||Any day of the week.|
|Price:||Starting from as low as N$19,700 pp sharing.|
You will be collected between 08:30 and 09:00 from your accommodation in Windhoek this morning, as we will have a relatively long transit today on route to the Sesriem area.
We will travel via the Namib Naukluft Mountains, known for their interesting and ancient geological history. Transitioning from the Namibian central plateau by way of the beautiful Spreetshoogte Mountain Pass, we reach the vast beautiful open plains before our final stop in the small settlement of Solitaire. Here the travelers will have a chance to stretch their legs and enjoy sweet and savoury nutriments at McGregors Bakery.
We hit the road for our final stretch from Solitaire to our lodge on the edge of the Sossusvlei National Park. It is here that your guide will familiarize you with the incredible Namib Desert and the dunes of Sossusvlei, before a lovely dinner at our lodge.
An early start is required today in order for us catch the soft light of the sunrise over the divine Namib Naukluft Mountains towards the east. Our first stop will the famous Dune 45 which we will have the option of climbing, as the views of this remarkable landscape is even more mesmerizing from the dune summits. We will spend most of our time around the Deadvlei area, famed for and characterized by the dark, dead camel thorn trees contrasted against the white pan floor. We head back to our lodge for some lunch before our afternoon excursion that will see us go on a short outing to the Sesriem Canyon as the temperatures cool down.
Dinner and organizational matters will follow our late afternoon canyon excursion.
We depart from Sesriem early this morning, maybe even catching a delightful sunrise during our breakfast. On our way to Swakopmund, we briefly stop at the Tropic of Capricorn for some memorable photographs and continue onto the two geologically unique mountain passes, the Gaub and Kuiseb Mountain passes.
Upon arrival in Swakopmund, we will have some time for lunch and thereafter a chance to explore the monuments of this historical city, as well as the Swakopmund Museum via a short walking tour. In the late afternoon you will have time to relax for at the beach and then head out to discover an assortment of cuisines which Swakopmund has to offer when we go for a seaside dinner.
We have booked a Dolphin Cruise on the catamaran for you this morning after an early breakfast at 07:00. You will be collected and head out to Walvis Bay at 08:00 for your Dolphin tour, where you will be able to see and learn about the dolphins, Cape fur seals, the Namibian oyster farming industry and marine life of the Namibian Atlantic Ocean.
This afternoon you are free to explore the sights and sounds of the city on your own; and have a chance to do some shopping at one or more of the curio shops here; but this also will be a great opportunity for you to visit the craft market and perhaps pick up some souvenirs for family and friends back home.
Other optional activities on offer here in Swakopmund and the desert include quad-biking in the dunes, sandboarding, paragliding, camel riding or skydiving which might not be for the faint-hearted. We end the day with another lovely seaside dinner.
We do not start for Windhoek until late morning, so we will visit the local craft market, giving you an opportunity to grab a special gift to spoil your family and friends when you go back home. We will be back in Windhoek in the late afternoon, just in time to catch another sunset from your favourite spot in the capital.
|Day 1||Sossusvlei National Park||Lodge ★★★||L, D|
|Day 2||Sossusvlei National Park||Lodge ★★★||B, L, D|
|Day 3||Swakopmund||Lodge ★★★||B, L, D|
|Day 4||Swakopmund||Lodge ★★★||B, L, D|
B – Breakfast
L – Lunch
D – Dinner
SC – Self Catering
FB – Full Board
Prices Effective From:
Nov 1, 2020 – Oct 31, 2023