A visit to one of the oldest deserts in the world, it is one of the best African safari tours in Namibia. The 3 day Namibia dunes safari allows you to climb the famous Dune 45.
About 3 Day Namibia Dunes Safari
The 3 day Namibia dunes safari is perfect short Namibia safari getaway. This Namibia safari tour is ideal for clients with limited time on their hands. This 3 Day Namibia Dunes Safari starts in Swakopmund on Friday. This Namibia safari tour ends in Windhoek in the early afternoon on Sunday.
The Sesriem Desert area is the base of operations on this 3 days Namibia dune safari. We will head out to explore the unique Namib Desert surrounds from there. The 3 day Namibia dunes safari goes to Namib Naukluft Park. The highlight of this Namibia safari tour in Africa includes the towering Sossusvlei Dunes.
Also included is the Dead Vlei, the famous Dune 45 and Sesriem Canyon. Accommodation will be in en-suite rooms or stylish permanent tents. Each unit has stunning views of the mountains and deserts of the Namib area.
Namibia Dunes Safari Highlight
- Walk on Naukluft Mountains Ranges
- Walk with the cheetahs
- Hike the famous Dune 45
- Beautiful scenery and landscape
3 Day Namibia Dunes Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Swakopmund – Sesriem
You will be met in Swakopmund by our Namibian safari rep. You will be briefed on the 3 day Namibia dunes safari. You will then set off from Swakopmund at the start of this Namibia safari tour. The route takes you across the Kuiseb River which sporadically flows through the Kuiseb Canyon.
You’ll stop for lunch along the way and also pass through the small hamlet of Solitaire. The 3 day Namibia dunes safari will make way to the camp at Sesriem. This is near the Naukluft Mountain Range. You will arrive in the late afternoon and stretch your legs. This is as you take in the open desert landscapes around, before setting off on a walk. You will walk into the nearby Naukluft Mountains.
You will have time to look out over the sweeping Namib Desert. Take note of the intense colors and shifting shadows, as the sun sets. Return back to the camp for dinner prepared by the guide. In the evening you will gaze up at the star-studded desert skies. Accommodation is in adobe and canvas permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms.
About Namib-Naukluft National Park
The Namib Desert is a region which should be included on any visit to Namibia, and is, quintessentially, what the country is about. The main Namib Naukluft National Park extends from the Luderitz area in the south to the Walvis Bay/Swakopmund area in the north, and inland to cover much of the vast Namib dune belt. To the east are a number of private conservancies from which you can explore this wilderness.
Within the National Park lie the renowned Sossusvlei dunes, which rise some 300m from valley floor. Sossusvlei is a huge dried up clay pan formed at the end of the Tsauchab River where the huge dunes stopped its progress toward the sea. Nearby are two other pans, Hidden Vlei and Dead Vlei. If you’re feeling fit, you can climb the dunes for a spectacular view of the surrounding area.
The Sesriem Canyon is one of the most amazing features of this desert. Here, the Tsauchab River has carved a gorge (up to 100 ft deep) into the gravels deposited around 16 million years ago. The canyon dates back to about 3 million years ago, when continental uplift caused the incision of most of the westward flowing rivers in Namibia. The canyon is about a kilometer long and becomes shallower as it makes its way towards Sossusvlei.
Day 2: Sesriem & Sossusvlei Dunes
You will begin the second day of your 3 days Namibia dunes safari early. You should be arriving at the entrance to the Namib-Naukluft National Park in time for sunrise. You will drive through the national park seeing the changing colors as the sun goes up. You will switch to the 4×4 shuttle at the parking area to the famous Sossusvlei Dunes.
Your 3 day Namibia dune safari arrives at the striking dunes early in the day. You’ll get to admire the orange-red tinged dunes in the warm morning light. This is one of the most remarkable highlights of Namibia. You can observe the tall ochre dunes and stark contrasts under wide skies. You will walk around at Sossusvlei surrounded by some of the tallest sand dunes on the planet. From Sossusvlei ypu’ll move on to the nearby Dead Vlei. This is also inside the Namib-Naukluft Park.
Dead Vlei is a white, clay pan scattered with dead trees. It stands in stark contrast to the sun-bleached earth and red-orange dunes fringing the dry pan. After seeing this strange and photogenic desert highlight you can walk back to the vehicle. The drive will stop at the best-known landmark dune – Dune 45. You have the chance to climb the dune and enjoy the views out over the desert.
You may also choose to relax at the foot of this iconic peak. Your 3 day Namibia Dunes safari will then continue to Sesriem Canyon. You will take a walk into this narrow canyon. Here layer upon layer of ancient sedimentary rock can be seen in the steep walls. Sometimes the canyon floor is dotted with pools of water that are deep enough to take a dip in.
Your 3 day Namibia safari tour will then head back to your lodge. This is for a beautiful sunset over the arid hills and plains. Accommodation is in twin share rooms or permanent tents with en-suite bathrooms.
Day 3: Sesriem to Windhoek
Your 3 day Namibia dune safari wakes up in the quiet desert and tuck into breakfast. You will then drive to Solitaire. You will stop in at the Na’ankuse Namib Conservation Centre. Here you will see cheetahs with the resident biologist.
After the cheetah encounter your 3 day Namibia dune safari travel up to Bullsport and Rehoboth. You will be making your way across plateau and hills to Windhoek. The 3 day Namibia Dunes safari ends in Windhoek this afternoon. You will be dropped off at the airport, bus station or your post-safari lodge.
The ranger is a bush expert and will point out various interesting details. They include animal tracks, scats, insects, and birds. You will drive back to camp for breakfast. Your Kruger Safari Tour will then head out via the Drakensberg Escarpment back to Johannesburg. This route takes you on the scenic Panorama Route. It includes sections of the Blyde River Canyon, one of which is Three Rondavels viewpoint.
You will arrive back into Johannesburg at about 17h00. End the 3 days Kruger National Park safari with a drop off at your accommodation of choice in Johannesburg or at Oliver Tambo International Airport.
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3 Day Namibia Dunes Safari Costs:
What is included in the 3 Day Namibia Dunes Safari Cost?
- Accommodation in a Namib-Naukluft National Park safari lodge on full board basis
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on 3 Day Namibia Dunes Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
3 Day Namibia Dunes Safari Price excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 3 Day Namibia Dunes Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes