All prices are per person sharing
Seasonal Prices:From: 01-04-2014 Until: 31-03-2015 Price: aprx. NAD3800
Routing:Windhoek to Windhoek
Details:Camping safari inclusive of camping equipment, all meals, park entry fees, minibus/4x4/truck vehicle, professional guide & camp assistant. This safari can also be upgraded to an accommodated option!
This safari is designed to offer a quick “snapshot” of the Namib-Naukluft National Park and the giant sand dunes at Sossusvlei. The Naukluft is the largest conservation area in Africa and fourth largest in the world. There is a guaranteed departure every Tuesday of the year, with a minimum of 2 clients. There is no single supplement and the price is virtually fully inclusive of everything you will need whilst travelling for three days. The style is limited participation, assisted camping. Collection time is between 08:00 & 08:30 from anywhere within the Windhoek city limits.
You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation 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, which are of particular interest for the ancient geological history of this part of the country. Heading down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass, we reach open plains and the tiny settlement of Solitaire.
We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain gives 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. Lunch & dinner included.
A pre-dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes, we head into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei on foot, trekking the last 5 km through the dunes.
Landscape photo opportunities abound in the cool of the morning, with dawn's soft light first illuminating the dunes from crest down the back slope, then blazing orange everywhere, creating a powerful contrasting vista across the whole desert. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or ostrich makes it essential to remember your camera!
We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45. As the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch, escaping the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon. All meals included.
After breakfast we begin our journey back to Windhoek following a different route, ascending the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization. In the Solitaire area we will stop at the ‘N/a’an ku se and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Foundation’, a 500 hectare Conservation Centre which hosts an educational centre and wildlife tracking within the purpose built enclosures and receive information on the carnivore surveillance in the greater Namib area.
We are due back in Windhoek at 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return. Breakfast & lunch included.
Destination:Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana
Style:3-4*, Wildlife, Active
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