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Embark on an evocative excursion into the world’s oldest desert when you visit Sossusvlei Namibia with Chaz Tours & Travel. Our Sossusvlei tour will allow you to experience the astonishing contrasts of the Namib, including the white clay pan of Sossusvlei and its surrounding spectacle of sand dunes. The world’s oldest desert is harsh and rugged in landscape and climate, yet so delicate and exquisite in its support of fragile life. Visit the country’s top desert attractions when you book a Namibia desert safari with us. From your accommodation in a Sossusvlei desert camping on the edge of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, you’ll have the opportunity to view unique desert-adapted animals that roam the dry valleys and star-shaped dunes of the area.

Itinerary

Windhoek – Namib Desert Camp (350 km) (LD) (camping)

You will be picked between 08:00 & 08:30 We travel out over the Eros Mountains and along scenic roads, on our way south-west to the desert. We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains the Khomas Hochland range on our journey today and head down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass. Coming out of the mountains we reach open plains and from here it is only a short distance to our next stop, the tiny town of Solitaire. We will stop here for some refreshments before continuing on through desert scenery. We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib. We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.

Namib Desert Camp – Sossusvlei - Namib Desert Camp (BLD) (camping)

A pre dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert as we drive in. We will arrive at the entrance to the dunes on sunrise and then travel through the dune field as the sun is coming up. The light casts strong contrasts of colour on the edges of the dunes and offers stunning views from the dry river bed you travel through. We reach Sossusvlei itself by walking the last 5 km through the dunes. The walk is like nothing else, enjoying the changing light and coolness of the morning. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or maybe an ostrich make the photo opportunities perfect. We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch to escape the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.

Namib Desert Camp - Windhoek (450 km) (BL)

After breakfast we begin our journey, over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek. We will travel back by different roads, this time climbing up to Windhoek and travelling by way of the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization. We are due back into the city around 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.

Included in the package

All transport 3 Meals a day (unless differently specified) Tap drinking water Tea & coffee in camp All camping equipment Park entrance fees Camping fees Professional guide Pick up & drop off from accommodation in Windhoek.

Excluded

Sleeping bag (can be hired) Personal travel insurance Alcoholic beverages Soft drinks Useful to bring with you: Towel, torch, water bottle, hat.

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