Sossusvlei: 3-Day Budget Safari from Swakop - Windhoek

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Embark on a 3-day camping safari from Windhoek to Sossusvlei . Visit the Sesriem Canyon, climb to a vantage point at Dune 45, and see the ancient pan of Dead Vlei.

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  • Experience the best of Namibia's natural beauty on a 3-day camping safari
  • See the towering red dunes of the world’s oldest desert at Sesriem
  • Climb to a vantage point at Dune 45 to watch the sunrise
  • Visit the ancient pan of Dead Vlei, surrounded by sand and dead camelthorn trees
  • Enjoy a short excursion to see the Sesriem Canyon


Embark on a 3-day camping safari from Swakopmund to Sossusvlei and Swakopmund. Explore the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, and the Skeleton Coast. Visit the Tropic of Capricorn, Big Daddy, Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon, and Elim’s Dune. Day 1: Swajopmund - Sesriem Campsite Be collected from your accommodation within the Swakopmund city limits at 09:00 Drive to Sesriem, stopping at the small town of Rehoboth for essential supplies. Pass via the small community at BűellsPort before continuing through the desert landscape. Arrive at Sesriem around mid-afternoon and make your campsite under a huge, ancient camelthorn tree. Take a short drive to Elim Dune for the best golden light before sunset. Day 2: Sesriem Campsite - Sossusvlei - Sesriem Campsite Wake up early for a sunrise hike up Dune 45. Watch as the colors of the dunes change with the ever-altering light. Have breakfast and continue to the 2x4 car park where all 2-wheel drive vehicles have to stop. Enter the ancient Tsauchab Riverbed for the last 5km leg to Sossusvlei. Take a 4x4 shuttle service to Dead Vlei, an ancient pan completely surrounded by sand, that is strikingly populated with dead, skeletal camelthorn trees. Explore the area on foot and climb one of the highest dunes in the world. Drive back to Sesriem for lunch and take a short excursion to see the Sesriem Canyon. Walk into the riverbed and follow the river for some way along its journey to Sossusvlei. Day 3: Sesriem Campsite - Windhoek Head back to Solitaire where you have time to sample the apple pie that has made this homestead famous. Enjoy the mountain scenery on the drive back to Windhoek.


2 nights camping accommodation Transportation Guided tours to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, and Sesriem Canyon Entrance fees to all sites Meals as per itinerary

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  • Please note this safari DEPARTS from Swakopmund and ends in Windhoek

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