Namib Adventure South
This tour takes you from Windhoek to Windhoek in 7 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
Current PriceZAR 14400 Currency Converter + Local Payment Single Supplement (if needed)
TypeSmall Group Tours, Camping Tours,
Explore the glorious Namib Desert on this short adventure which covers highlights like the diamond mining 'ghost town' of Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Sossusvlei and the Fish River Canyon. Visit Dune 45 and Dead Vlei before heading back to the capital - Windhoek.
This tour departs on Fridays.
A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.
Day 1, Windhoek to Kalahari Desert
We start our journey south on the main highway, travelling through the thin strip of Kalahari Desert that protrudes onto the eastern side of Namibia, stopping at small towns along the way. The Kalahari Desert often surprises people when they first see it. It is very different from the Namib, the Kalahari is a fossil desert. Don’t expect to find tall Sossusvlei-style dunes devoid of greenery here..
Day 2, Kalahari Desert to Fish River Canyon via (Sossusvlei)
An early morning departure to the town of Mariental and south to Keetmanshoop. Just outside the town you have the opportunity of visiting the Mesosaurus Fossil Site.We travel via the town of Keetmanshoop for overnight camping on the Fish River area.
Day 3, Fish River Canyon to Luderitz
The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is (allegedly) the 2nd largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. The canyon measures 160km long up to 27km wide and almost 550m at its deepest. Early morning we head to the main view point where we can see how impressive this canyon actually is.
Time to pack up camp and move on to our next destination, the coastal town of Lüderitz, we aim to arrive at our guest house during the late afternoon. Dinner will be at client’s own expense tonight.
Day 4, Luderitz to Aus
Time to explore Luderitz Town with its traditional German architecture and later we will take a drive out to Diaz Point to see the bird life. Straight after the marine trip we drive out to Kolmanskop, a desert ghost town about 20 km out of Luderitz. It was built in the 1920’s during the diamond rush and was abandoned when bigger and better diamonds were found further along the coast.
We sleep tonight at Klein Aus Vista, a private reserve, beautifully located in the Aus Mountain Range
Day 5, Aus to Sesriem
Turning north, we once again head deep into the ancient southern Namib, travelling on small gravel roads and passing some tiny rural communities along the way. Traversing this bleak yet beautiful landscape, the terrain begins to change and we cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain begins to give way to the immense red sand dune desert of the Namib.
We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.
Day 6, Sesriem
A pre dawn start is essential this morning as we want to catch the soft light of the sunrise on the desert. After passing through Sesriem, the gateway to the dunes and driving into the heart of the dune field, we reach Sossusvlei itself by walking the last 5 km through the dunes.
We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45, and as the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch to escape the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.
Day 7, Sesriem to Windhoek
After breakfast we begin our journey, over the mountains and along scenic roads, back to Windhoek. We will travel over the Naukluft Mountains and also the Khomas Hochland Range, through beautiful mountain passes on our way back to civilization.
We are due back into the city in the late afternoon / early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return
Meals included in your tour cost
6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Highlights included in your tour cost
This tour goes through: Windhoek, Luderitz & 4 other destination(s) in Africa.TOUR DETAIL
Crew: crew (including cook)
Other: Sleeping mat included
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— Anne B (27) from Ireland
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— Michael & Silke from Germany
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— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
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