3 Day Sossusvlei Tour
3 day Sossusvlei tour in Namibia accords you pure adventure and adrenaline rush. This budget African safari tour in Namibia is a 3 day Sossusvlei tour from Windhoek. The 3 days Sossusvlei tour safari takes you to one of the oldest desert in the world.
About 3 Day Sossusvlei Safari in Namibia
The 3 day Sossusvlei tour is a 3 day African camping safari in Namibia. This Sossusvlei tour safari is a camping tour in Namibia that departs every Friday. It is a pocket friendly budget Namibia safari tour for those on shoestring spending.
3 day Sossusvlei tour safari gives you a wonderful way to see most spectacular sights. You will see the towering sand dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. These are some of the tallest dunes in the world.
You can make this 3 day Sossusvlei tour longer by combining it with the 3 day Etosha Safari tour. This 3 day Sossusvlei tour in Namibia will start and end in Windhoek.
3 Day Sossusvlei Safari in Namibia Highlights
- Impresive desert scenery
- Dune 45
- Elim's Dube
- Nature walk
- Dune Hike
3 Day Sossusvlei Tour Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Windhoek – Sossusvlei
Our Namibia safari rep will meet you upon arrival at the airport in the morning. You can also start the 3 day Sossusvlei tour from Windhoek Hotel. Enjoy a short briefing on the 3 day Sossusvlei tour from Windhoek. After the briefing, it is time to leave Windhoek at around 0830hrs for Siesrem. You will first head south-westerly crossing the Namib Central Plateau. Your drive on the 3 day Sossusvlei tour from Windhoek then drops down the Great Escarpment. This route goes via the Remhoogte Pass.
You will emerge into the open plains from the descent out of the mountains. From here you’ll make a stop at the tiny settlement of Solitaire. The town is quite famous for its apple pie. A short refreshment stop follows as you proceed with your 3 day Sossusvlei tour from Windhoek.
Continue with the drive on the 3 day Sossusvlei tour through the desert scenery. You’ll be in the open grass savanna and farmlands. Shortly, the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib will come into view.
Arrival at the camp on this 3 day Sossusvlei tour will be in the afternoon. It’s time to marvel at the colors glow and change on the distant mountains to the east. We recommend an early night on this day of the 3 day Sossusvlei tour. Dinner and overnight will be at Sesriem Camp.
Dune 45 Hike Experience
Dune 45 reaches more than 170 meters. It is named (without imagination) after the distance in kilometers from Sesriem Canyon.
It is not an easy task, as you have to walk along the edge of the dune. This is about a foot wide and your feet continuously sink into the sand. It just feels as if you will never arrive at the top, making it quite harsh to continue. To hike up the dune is quite some hard work.
Finally, one hour later, as a true "survivor", you reach the top, all you want to do is just sit and wait for the sun to rise. Though it is freezing cold, you will be in sweat. This is rather quickly dried by the cold, which makes it even more uncomfortable.
Just before the sun lights up, the dunes start to be covered by dark blue shadows. This is just a big - silent - 'wow', leaving you speechless.
As far as you can see, as the sun rises, it is only gigantic dunes up to 300 m high. Their rich tints range from pale apricot to vivid reds and oranges or golden-red colors.
It is a fabulous unforgettable dune dream come true experience. This will for sure stay in your memory forever.
As the sun continued to rise, temperature climbs fast. You have to take a difficult decision: to leave and go down saying good bye to Dune 45.
In less than hour, wind blows again strongly at the top. This causes great pain if you don't protect your arms and face. The sand will become just too hot to stand on it.
Likely, to go down is a lot easier and you do in a couple of minutes what took you more than one hour to climb.
Day 2: Sossusvlei
A pre-dawn departure is essential to catch the sunrise on the desert. Your 3 day Sossusvlei tour in Namibia heads straight into the heart of the dune field. You will reach Sossusvlei itself by walking the last 5km through the dunes. 4x4 shuttles are available for those who prefer not to walk.
The huge star dunes on either side dwarf everything else as you move up. There are ancient mineral pans and stunted camel thorn trees. They make for perfect photo opportunities. The morning is spent in and around Sossusvlei. This will include a visit to Dune 45.
Many people think the name originates because it is about 45km from Sesriem. That is not the case though. It's because of the numbering system devised by conservation staff. By coincidence it happens to be dune number 45 on the map. It is worth noting that as a coincidence, the dune is 45km from Sesriem.
There will be a lunch stop at Sesriem to escape from the heat of the afternoon. You will have relaxation till the day cools off in the late afternoon. This is the time to embark on a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon. Your dinner and overnight will be at Sesriem Camp.
Day 3: Windhoek
This is a more relaxed start to your 3 day Sossusvlei tour in Namibia day. You may wish to take a pleasure flight over the dunes. This we can help organize at cost. After breakfast your 3 day Sossusvlei tour in Namibia departs.
You will be heading back north to the capital. This drive on 3 day Sossusvlei tour goes through the wonderful Highlands. The route will be somewhat different from the outward journey. But, your Sossusvlei safari in Namibia is just as scenic and spectacular.
You will have a stop en-route to enjoy lunch. Proceed to Windhoek to arrive at around 1600 hrs. You will be dropped off at your budget hotel in Windhoek.
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3 Day Sossusvlei Tour from Windhoek Cost
Included in 3 Day Sossusvlei Tour in Namibia Cost
- Transport in a custom-built safari vehicle (no air-conditioning)
- Services of a professional English-speaking driver/guide
- 2 nights’ accommodation in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms as above
- Meals as above (B - breakfast L - lunch D - dinner)
- National park entry fees
- Activities: excursion into Sossusvlei (including 4x4 shuttle) & cheetah tracking activity at Solitaire
- Pick up within Swakopmund city limits and drop off within Windhoek city limits
Not Included in 3 Day Sossusvlei Tour Cost
- Snacks & drinks
- Optional activities
What to Carry on This 3 Day Sossusvlei Tour in Namibia
- light and heavy clothing
- sun glasses
- Sun screen
- comfortable hiking shoes