Experience the arid beauty of the Namibian Desert on this short camping trip.
The word “Namib” comes from the native tongue of the South African Nama, meaning “vast place”. In a land of giant sand dunes, sprawling clay pans and scattered mountain outcrops, no more of an adequate description can be made – however it’s not just the geology that embodies this vastness, the sheer beauty that hides in this dry part of the world offers a wide sweeping beauty too. It’s in those precious moments where the sun first kisses the dunes, painting colours across the landscape as it opens up new spectrums of beauty in the sand. It’s in those evenings in the canyons, watching the tiny geckos scurry across the rocks to hunt down bugs for their dinner. It’s under the stars, listening to the wild jackals call to their family members as the cool air sets in.
Camping within the park allows us to see the spectacular colours of Dune 45 at sunrise
Stand atop the huge ‘Big Daddy’ sand dune after a desert hike
Sit by the fire watching the stars of the desert sky before retiring to your tent
Visit the renowned Dead Vlei and Sossusvlei ancient lake beds in the middle of the desert with scattered skeleton camel thorn trees dating back over 1,000 years.
A sleeping bag and pillow are required on this itinerary
This is one of our Short Breaks and is slightly different to our group tours. There is no group leader but rather a local guide with the idea being that you maintain a level of independence during down time. You'll most likely travel on a join-in basis, which means you may or may not be joined by others for activities and transportation, depending on demand.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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1. This trip departs early in the morning on day 1. It is strongly recommended that you arrive at least one day prior.
2. This trip finishes upon arrival in Windhoek on Day 3. Please do not book any flights until after 6pm this evening.
3. Peak season in Namibia can book out early. We suggest you book early if planning to travel in July & August.