Windhoek – Sesriem area (350 km) (LD) (camping)
You will be collected at your Windhoek accommodation between 08:00 & 08:30
We travel out over the ErosMountains and along scenic roads on our way south-west to the desert. We also pass over part of the Naukluft Mountains, which are of particular interest for the ancient geological history of this part of the country. Heading down from Namibia’s central plateau by way of the beautiful Remhoogte Pass, we reach open plains and the tiny settlement of Solitaire.
We cross some open grass savannah and farmlands before the terrain gives 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.
Sesriem area– Sossusvlei – Sesriem area (camping) (BLD)
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, we head into the heart of the dune field, reaching Sossusvlei on foot, trekking the last 5 km through the dunes. Landscape photo opportunities abound in the cool of the morning, with dawn’s soft light first illuminating the dunes from crest down the back slope, then blazing orange everywhere, creating a powerful contrasting vista across the whole desert. Ancient mineral pans, stunted camel thorn trees and the chance of seeing a gemsbok or ostrich makes it essential to remember your camera!
We spend the morning in and around Sossusvlei, also visiting dune 45. As the day wears on we return to Sesriem for lunch, escaping the heat of the afternoon. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.
Sesriem area – Windhoek (450 km) (BL)
After breakfast we begin our journey back to Windhoek following a different route, ascending the massive Gamsberg Pass in the Khomas Hochland Mountain Range on our way back to civilization.
We are due back in Windhoek late afternoon / early evening and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.
Chaz Tours and Travel is a highly experienced tour operator, domiciled in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi and branch in Namibia, Windhoek Over the years we have hosted a great number of visitors on private guided tours Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.
We offer the Best in African Safaris: individually-customized itineraries in addition to our standard package tours, trip extensions such as Kenya budgets safari packages at, Amboseli, Samburu, and Lake Nakuru. From wildlife exploration, discovery adventures, beach holidays, Birdwatching, community visits, educational tours, the wildebeest migration at Masai Mara. Namibia, the sand dunes in Namibia Namib desert , the Skeleton Coast Park, Victoria Falls in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe we continuously strive to rediscover and share the magic and beauty of these countries. As trusted professionals and partner we strive to provide clients with well-informed advice and unforgettable African safari tour itineraries. Join the great number of visitors whose dream holidays have been made possible by the Chaz Tours and Travel team.