8-Day Desert & Dune Standard - Self-Drive

This 8-Day Desert & Dune Self-Drive Safari is an amazing desert itinerary the Kalahari Desert, Namib and Sossusvlei area as well as the Skeleton Coast. A wide range of vistas with a wide range of geographical areas. Perfect as an add-on from any of our neighbouring countries.

Itinerary

Day 1 and 2 - Kalahari Desert

  • You will be met by your guide when you arrive in Windhoek (or the airport) and head to your lodge for the evening
  • No activities are included this day but a superb optional extra would be to go for a massage at the spa or for the adventurous, a quad bike ride
  • No activities are included in the price quoted but recommended to join the following:
    • AM walk with the Bushmen and learn a bit about this lovely, peace loving people
    • PM nature/game drive on the private Intu Africa Reserve

Day 3 and 4 - Namib Desert

  • Head west via Kalkrand or Malthöhe to your lodge in the desert for the next two nights
  • Check with lodge reception what time the Namib Naukluft Park gate opens at Sesriem (Day 4), the door to the beautiful Sossusvlei Dunes area so this will be an early morning rise
  • Most people spend the whole morning here but you can also spend the whole day in the beautiful Sossusvlei area, Dead Pan, Hidden Vlei as well as Dune 45 and the Sesriem Gorge if you want, arrange a packed lunch to take along which you can enjoyed out in the open, under an ancient acacia tree camelthorn (Acacia aerioloba)
  • Return to the lodge late afternoon for a well-earned rest

At an extra cost, we can arrange for a Sossusvlei Excursion with the lodge and their vehicle

Day 5 - Swakopmund/Walvis Bay

  • Depart after breakfast and head north to Solitaire, then west crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, through the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons via the Namib Gravel Plains to the coast the Skeleton Coast
  • Either via Walvis Bay to Swakopmund, or (recommended) detour via Ganab to the Welwitschia Plains and Moon Landscape

Day 6 and 7 - Skeleton Coast

  • The Namibian coastline is generally known as The Skeleton Coast due to the barren areas, ship wrecks and, in days gone by, whale skeletons left on the beach
  • 2 full days are set aside for this lovely area where Swakopmund and Walvis Bay offer a wide range of activities such as:
    • Dolphin Cruise
    • Sandwich Harbour excursion a real Skeleton Coast experience
    • Dune quad biking and dune boarding
    • Sea kayaking
    • Scenic flights
    • Fun fishing and lots more

 

Day 8 - Windhoek

  • Head back to Windhoek today (about 4 hours) where this 8-Day excursion ends