Itinerary in brief:
- 2 nights Swakopmund
- 2 nights Sossusvlei
Day 1: Windhoek to Swakopmund
On arrival in Windhoek you’ll be met at the airport and assisted in picking up your hire car before driving to Swakopmund where you will stay at the Hotel Zum Kaiser for two nights.
Day 2: Swakopmund
Today is yours to explore the seaside beach town of Swakopmund. Wander along the promenade under the palm trees, taste famous Namibian oysters in a beachside restaurant or even try skydiving with unforgettable views of the contrasting orange desert and blue Atlantic Ocean. If you drive half an hour south to Walvis Bay, you’ll find rosy flamingos in the lagoon and you can take a dolphin cruise out into the waves.
Day 3: Swakopmund to Sossusvlei
Leaving Swakopmund, today you’ll drive to Sossusvlei on the edge of the Namib Desert. On the way you’ll pass through otherworldly plains like ‘moonlandscape’. These plains are home to the ‘welwitschia’ plants, some of which are up to 1,500 years old. On arrival you’ll check into the Sossusvlei Lodge for two nights.
Day 4: Sossusvlei
You’ll have all day today to enjoy the stark beauty of Sossusvlei, the famous red sand dunes where gemsbok and ostriches wander under the morning sun. The spiky, bleached trees in the Deadvlei cast dark shadows over the sands below, creating a picture perfect landscape that you can enjoy for most of the day. We can add in some activities here to give you even better appreciation of this magnificent landscape, including scenic flights or hot air balloon rides to give you panoramic views over the rolling sands.
Day 5: Departure
Today is your last day in Namibia so you’ll make the drive back to Windhoek and drop of your care hire before catching your onwards flight.