Namibia is known for its abundant sunshine, vast open areas, and breathtaking splendor. The Namib Desert’s rust-red dunes and golden grass plains, Sesriem Canyon’s twisting depths, and the dazzling contrast where desert sands meet the sea at the coast are all stunningly gorgeous in the south.
Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, on the west coast, blend busy harbour and fishing villages with beautiful, ancient architecture and bygone culture. Namibia is a nation of infinite panoramas, a wide and diverse animal kingdom, breathtaking scenery, and ever-changing scenery.
Dust-blown plains and dry riverbeds, mountain panoramas, and the rich greenery of the Caprivi, where time appears to have stood still, may all be found in the northern areas. Every location of Namibia has its own own atmosphere, warm welcoming people of all cultures and beauty, adventure and thrill.
Enjoy untamed wildness, huge geographical diversity, and superb restaurants and historical sites in each town or city.
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Lunch Dinner Bed Breakfast Guided Sossusvlei Excursion and 3 hour Game Drive Activities Welcome Drink on Arrival Included Sundowner at the Mountain View Point Included
4 Star Safari Lodge Spoken Languages: English, German, Afrikaans No. Rooms: 18 Special Interests: Deserts, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Adventure
Day 1 – 3 Desert Hills Lodge
You will be met by a local transportation representative and transferred to your accommodation upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport. You enter the huge and contrasting Namib Desert region as you travel deeper into the South via road. In the early afternoon, you arrive at your spectacular location in the Namib Naukluft Park Area via Mariental, Maltahöhe, and Sesriem.
Evening sundowners while watching the amazing Namibian desert sunset from a mountain vantage point will definitely be unforgettable. Before watching the stars rise in the sky from the private balcony of your elevated Chalet, an exclusive private meal is prepared for you in a magnificent setting. Finally, you sink into your downy white mattress and gaze out the window at the boundless vistas stretching out in front of you.
You will awake extremely early on Day 2 for coffee/tea before beginning your pre-dawn trip into the sand sea of Sossusvlei. Today you have the opportunity to ascend one of the world’s tallest sand dunes.
From here, you’ll return to the Namib Naukluft Park’s entrance, where you’ll explore the spectacular Sesriem Canyon. If it has rained, there are always pools of refreshing water at intervals inside the canyon for the daring among you to climb down into and explore.
Return to the lodge in the early afternoon.
Day 3’s morning is yours to do as you please. Relax by the pool or at one of the many shaded workstations, all with a stunning view of the desert plains. You’ll go on a Nature Drive in the afternoon to see the unique and fascinating species that manages to survive in these harsh environments before returning to the Lodge to witness a final stunning Namibian sunset.
Sesriem Canyon Walk
Dune Climbing in Sossusvlei
Sunbathing at Desert Hills Lodge
Stargazing at Desert Hill Lodge
You will be greeted by a local transfer operator and transported back to Windhoek City Centre or the Hosea Kutako International Airport after your final night under the amazing starry skies and a fantastic breakfast.
Desert Hills Lodge
This incredible lodge is inspired by the huts of the ancient peoples of the Namib and offers organic surfaces, gently rounded dome roofs and luxurious comfort within.
Each chalet provides large spaces with beautifully designed and elegant seating, 100% cotton towels and luxurious bed linen on the large high quality beds. A state-of-the-art Air-conditioner, mini bar and coffee/tea station compliment the rooms, while the bathrooms offer a spacious shower, luxurious bathtub and twin basins.
Built in such a way as to ensure total privacy and tranquillity for each and every guest, the uninterrupted sweeping view of the Namib Desert from your private patio, or even from your bed through the glass-front of your chalet is simply breath-taking.
Fine cuisine is served in the restaurant and the main lodge offers a fully licenced bar, wine cellar, library and a deck pool with an outside barbeque area and fire pit.
Desert Hills lies on a vast swathe of arid earth including a stretch of the Tsauchab River, plus the ever-shifting, land-altering Hebron Vault. This was the stage for the ancient SAN people who danced about their adventures together within the glow of their evening fired, surrounded by their yellowed grass huts. These resilient hunter-gatherers etched out a living on the plains and mountains where Desert Hills Lodge rests today. The property is a mere 30km from the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park and the fascinating Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei.
SOSSUSVLEI is a beautiful dune wonderland, with towering dunes up to 300m high surrounding a huge, dried-up pan. Dunes extend as far as the eye can see and their rich tints vary from pale apricot to vivid reds and oranges. During a good rainy season, the Tsauchab River flows into the pan and creates a heaven for water birds. Even during the dry season, Oryx, Springbok and Ostrich can be seen feeding off the sparse vegetation along the water course.
At the entrance to Sossusvlei lies the SESRIEM CANYON, where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length.
At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down for 30m to 40m, are deep pools of water which become replenished after good rains. Sesriem derives its name from the time when early pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs together to draw water from these pools.
Just 1.1km from the Sossusvlei parking, a gentle walk over undulating low dunes to DEAD VLEI will reveal a clay pan characterized by dark, dead camel thorn trees contrasted against the white clay bed. The pan was formed hundreds of years ago when the Tsauchab River flooded, with the abundance of water allowing Camelthorn trees to grow. However as the climate changed and the sand dunes encroached on the pan, they blocked the river from reaching the pan and the trees died. The trees are estimated to be approximately 900 years old, however they have not decomposed due to the dry climate and they present a stark yet fascinatingly beautiful landscape.
20% Prepayment at time of booking.
Balance to be paid 60 days prior to travel.
90 – 45 days prior to travel: 20% (forfeit the deposit paid)
44 – 30 days prior to travel: 30%
29 – 15 days prior to travel: 40%
14 – 08 days prior to travel: 60%
07 days to no-show: 100%
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The hotels featured in the itinerary are subject to availability at the time of booking. If alternatives were used, this would be of a similar standard
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