Sossusvlei & Southern Namibia Safari

7 Day Group Safari

Safari Description:

The south of Namibia is nothing short of a magical experience. Here you will experience the true heart of Namibia and see unique desert landscapes including some of the highest sand dunes in the world, find out about diamonds historically mined at the surreal Kolmanskop Ghost Town, gaze in awe at the Fish River Canyon and enjoy the starry skies at Quiver Tree Forest.  A 5night camping /1night accommodated scheduled Namibia tour with set departure days starting and finishing in Windhoek.

Safari Highlights:

Swakopmund coastal town; Namib Naukluft National Park for Sesriem Canyon, Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei; Kolmanskop Ghost Town; Luderitz; the immense Fish River Canyon; Quiver Tree Forest and magnificent night skies

Main Attractions:

Namibia: Sossusvlei, Fish River

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 A La Mer Swakopmund
Day 2&3 Sesriem/ Oshana Campsite for Sossusvlei
Day 4&5 Klein Aus Vista Campsite for Luderitz
Day 6 Quiver Tree Forest Campsite via Fish River Canyon
Day 7 Return to Windhoek

Map & Itinerary
Length 7 days
Safari Type Group Safari
Price From NAD 23100
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Camping
Group Size Minimum 1 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures Thursday

Comfort Level:

Camping Comfort1 Star2 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 A La Mer, Swakopmund Town

Leaving Windhoek behind, we make our way west to the coastal and activity town of Swakopmund, full of characterful buildings and the chance to join optional adventure activities from quad biking, or scenic flights.  We also visit Walvis Bay Lagoon, a RAMSAR protected wetland site for coastal birds including flamingos

Day 2&3  Sesriem/ Oshana Camp for Sossusvlei

After the chance for a short morning activity, we leave the coast behind crossing the seemingly–endless gravel plains. Our destination is a UNESCO World Heritage Site ranging from towering dunes, mountains, ephermeral rivers and gravel plains. It’s a pre–dawn departureon day 2 as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the iconic Dune 45 where landscape photo opportunities abound as perfect sculpted shadows are cast. From here, we explore the magical Dead Vlei, Sossusvlei and surrounds before returning to base. A short visit to nearby Sesriem Canyon and Elims Dune are included during our stay

Day 4&5 Klein Aus Vista, Aus & for Luderitz

Continue south to Klein Aus to enjoy endless desert vistas.  On day 5 enjoy a day trip towards the coast stopping at Kolmanskop, a ghost town where sand has taken over the buildings, half filling rooms and an eerie air remains. Kolmanskop was famous for its diamond rush in the 1920’s where gem–quality stones were picked from the ground and traded, it was home to the first x–ray machine in southern Africa, along with a Miss Kolmanskop competition! All that remains today is a reminder of the past but the chance for great photos. We make our way to Luderitz, with colourful colonial buildings and out to the rugged coastline at Diaz Point, a cross paying homage to the Portuguese mariner Bartholomew Diaz. On our return, we stop at the desert horses who roam freely in these arid lands

Day 6  Quiver Tree Forest via Fish River Canyon

This morning takes us to the rocky landscapes of Fish River Canyon, reputed to the be second largest in the world, around 160km long and reaching depths of up to 550m. Take in the spectacular vistas and walk along the rim, find out about the myths and geology, and from here continue onward to Quiver Tree Forest and tonight gaze at starry skies – ideal fo avid photographers

Day 7 Windhoek

After exploring the Quiver Tree Forest in daylight, and onward to Giants Playground, we return to our start point – Windhoek

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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08.00 – 17.00
08.00 – 13.00
Sunday & Public Holidays


7 Voigt St,  Windhoek