Windhoek - Dead Vlei - Namib Naukluft Park.
Magic Moments in a Spellbinding
Sossusvlei is a world of fascinating ecology and unearthly geography. Vivid white clay saltpans tinged with pink, petrified drifts and towering deep-red sand dunes make for a desert experience that is beyond compare. See the changing colours of the desert sands by sunset on a magnificent sundowner drive. Explore the rugged Sesriem Canyon where you can view millions of years of sedimentary layers in the ravine walls. The unique desert wildlife is fantastic, from graceful melon-eating antelope to fog-collecting beetles and the resilient black-backed jackals. This is truly one of the world’s most remarkable regions.
Visit the achingly beautiful Dead Vlei, where endless blue skies stretch over a hauntingly alone terrain
The extraordinary and unforgettable spectacle of the desert sands changing colour as the sun sets
Climbing the highest dunes can be great fun. Lose your shoes and feel the earth’s oldest sand between your toes.
Depart Windhoek on a shuttle flight to the vicinity of Sesriem near the Namib Naukluft Park.
Transfer by road from the landing strip to your lodge. Experience the magic of Africa at sunset on a sundowner drive. [LD]
Explore Sossusvlei and Deadvlei this morning. Enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [FB]
Transfer to the airstrip in time for the shuttle flight to Windhoek. [B]
Day One to Three
HOODIA DESERT LODGE
Situated south east of Sesriem, and just a 15 minute drive from the gates to Sossusvlei, this lodge nestles on the dry banks of Tsauchab River. The tented bungalows have private open-air bathrooms, shaded porches and stargazing platforms. The restaurant serves international and traditional cuisine accompanied by fine South African wines. Beat the desert heat in the sparkling swimming pool and enjoy sundowners at the bar with its pool deck.