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Epic Sossusvlei & Swakopmund - 5 Days

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Pendy Masule

Nali Safaris

We do offer fantastic scheduled guided tours and we design fabulous tailor-made itineraries.

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Epic Sossusvlei & Swakopmund - 5 Days

This tour takes you to explore Sossusvlei's "mecca" monumental tall red sand dunes, the spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei, reputedly the highest dunes in the world. Energetic guests may choose to climb to the top of the dunes. Marine Cruise to explore the marine life of Namibia's west coast and explore the Sandwich harbor where tall dunes meets the Atlantic Ocean.

DAY 1

Epic Sossusvlei & Swakopmund Tour

An early morning arrival before noon at Windhoek International Airport is extremely advised, you will be picked up by your guide, leaving Windhoek and then head south via a small town of the Basters (Rehoboth). The main inhabitants of the town are the Baster Community the descendants of people of mixed parentage who trekked across the Orange River under their leader Hermanus van Wyk, and settled at Rehoboth in 1870. The town is divided into 7 neighborhoods, called blocks. We stop at Solitaire, Namibia’s second smallest town, for afternoon tea before driving on to our accommodation near the sand dune sea. Read more

Sossusvlei Lodge, 1 night
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DAY 2

Desert Dunes

A predawn 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 color on the edges of the dunes and offers stunning views from the dry river bed you travel through. From here we drive another 60 km to Sossusvlei itself, transferring to special desert vehicles for the last 5 km through the dunes. The drive 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 and to escape the heat of the afternoon. Read more

Sossusvlei Lodge, 1 night
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DAY 3

To Swakopmund Sea Side

After breakfast, we head north-west to the seaside town of Swakopmund located on the Skeleton Coast. Leaving the dune fields far behind us we are soon back into the mountain desert. We cross the Tropic of Capricorn and traverse both the Gaub and the Kuiseb pass, driving down to the dry river bed at the bottom of the canyon before climbing up the other side, watching the spectacular desert landscape unfold before us. From the mountains, we cross the desolate Namib gravel plains before reaching the coastal sand dunes at the port town of Walvis Bay. We will stop for a picnic lunch beside the ocean and there will be time to see the flamingos and other bird life in the Walvis Bay lagoon before continuing the now short drive into Swakopmund. Read more

Beach Hotel, 1 night
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DAY 4

Swakopmund Sea Side

Today is a free day. The idea is to allow time for everybody to do their own thing. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. There is also a very good museum and the Namibian National Marine Aquarium is located in Swakopmund. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. These include airplane and microlight flights over the desert, scenic drives, fishing trips (both from the beach or in a boat), four-wheel motorcycle (quad bike) trips into the desert and over the sand dunes around Swakopmund, sand boarding trips (also in the dunes), skydiving, surfing, bird-watching and many other activities are available. Your tour guide will discuss all the possible options with you before you reach Swakopmund and will offer to make bookings in advance of your arrival. In addition to this, if you have decided not to join any of the optional afternoon activities, your guide will take you on an excursion into the Swakopmund River Valley. Traveling through the ancient, long dried up Swakopmund Delta; we first stop at the Moon Landscape an unusual example of water erosion in the desert. From here we continue to the Swakopmund Valley itself to hunt the giant Welwitchia Mirabilis plants. This plant is in fact a species of tree and is one of the rarest fauna species in the world. We will see examples that are reported to be in excess of 1500 years old. (Note: All extra activities and excursions in Swakopmund are subject to availability and are made at the clients own risk and expense). Read more

Beach Hotel, 1 night
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DAY 5

Swakopmund City and Tour Ends

After a morning breakfast, you will have leisure time in Swakopmund before you are transferred to Walvis Bay International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your onward travels.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Sesriem Area, Namib Desert
Day 3
Location Swakpmund city
Hotel Beach Hotel
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Sesriem Area
Day 2
Location Sesriem Area
Day 3
Location Swakopmund City
Hotel Beach Hotel
Day 4
Location Swakopmund City
Hotel Beach Hotel
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Sesriem Area, Namib Desert
Day 2
Location Sesriem Area, Namib Desert
Day 3
Location Swakopmund city
Hotel Beach Hotel
Day 4
Location Swakopmund city
Hotel Beach Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation & meals
  • Tour guide\ driver
  • Information services
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Porterage
  • Bottled mineral water on-board

Package excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76 fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips, Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Please pack accordingly because you might have cooler nights and warmer days.

REVIEWS

2 Reviews

Pat and Roy Brown , United Kingdom

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to you personally for making our tour of Namibia such a wonderful experience. For the time you took out from your office as a Managing Director, taking us on tour, we feel very lucky to have been with you. You were able to pass on a wealth of information about your country as well as driving for many hours with good humor and consideration for your elderly passengers! Your professionalism and expertise ensured the success of the trip!!! Read more

Colin & Ann McWilliams, Ireland

Hi, we would like to say a big thank you to Pendy Masule for guiding us in our recent trip to Namibia. Namibia far exceeded our expectations in the variety of landscapes, flora and fauna. Our experience was superbly enhanced with Pendy's vast knowledge of his own country explaining its origins through to today. His ability to know when to share his knowledge and his keen sense of fun allowed us to develop a true friendship which will endure. The trip was a fantastic taste to discover some of Namibia highlights and whet our appetite for future return trips. Read more

Our office team and guides are well experienced.

Nali Safaris
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THE TEAM

Pendy - General Manager

Isa

Petra - Tour Consultant

Petramis

Helvic - Tour Consultant

Punakie

Ivan - Tour Guide

Ivana

Milliken - Tour Guide

Mellos

Jonathan - Tour Guide

Johnbull

We do offer fantastic scheduled guided tours and we design fabulous tailor-made itineraries.

If you have any questions or you want to customize your trip we are here for you at any time.

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