Explore the oldest desert in the world, with some of the highest sand dunes ranging from pale apricot to deepest red. Explore the quaint seaside town of Swakopmund. Enjoy the dramatic desert landscape on bo ard the Desert Express rail safari.
Day 1 (Tue): Sossusvlei (D)
Depart Windhoek by light aircraft to Sossusvlei, the most unusual destination on earth. It is made up of a vast, dried up clay pan over which towers an expansive sea of magnificent sand dunes.
Day 2 (Wed): Sossusvlei (BLD)
An early start is imperative, as this is not only the coolest part of the day but the best time for photography. Our journey takes us to the famous Sossusvlei, a clay pan surrounded by some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Observe the fauna and flora that inhabits this region. Climbing one of the dunes affords the energetic traveller with an unforgettable experience of endless vistas across a sea of apricot-coloured sands.
Day 3 (Thu): Sossusvlei / Swakopmund (B)
Fly over the desert onto Swakopmund, Namibia's premier coastal resort. Spend the night in Swakopmund, a popular seaside resort with a slightly nostalgic atmosphere. A stroll around the town will enable you to discover the German architecture, the flower gardens and the beautiful beaches.
Day 4 (Fri): Swakopmund (B)
There are many optional activities (not included in package price ) to choose from today. From a seal and dolphin cruise departing from Walvis Bay, quad biking through the sand dunes, or enjoying fresh oysters and a glass of South African sparkling wine, perched on top of a dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 5 (Sat): Swakopmund/Desert Express (BD)
The Desert Express departs from Swakopmund in the early afternoon and stops at the Stingbank siding. Here you will be able to enjoy the sights of the Khan Valley. Guests will be taken on a short nature walk followed by a sundowner. Back on the train, enjoy a beautiful sunset and the ever-changing desert scenery from the comfort of your compartment or the Spitzkoppe Lounge. Dinner is served in the Welwitschia Restaurant.
Day 6 (Sun): Desert Express/Windhoek (B)
Next morning, Desert Express arrives at the Otjihavera siding from where you will be taken to Okapuka Game Ranch for a game drive. From here the Desert Express continues its journey to Windhoek. On arrival at Windhoek Station you will be transferred to Windhoek International Airport for your onward flight.
2 Nights accommodation at Kulala Desert Lodge, with all meals and scheduled activities.
One way transfer from Swakopmund Airport to hotel.
2 Nights accommodation at the Hansa Hotel, with breakfast.
One way transfer from Hotel to Swakopmund station.
1 Nights accommodation on board the Desert Express, with dinner breakfast.
One way transfer from Windhoek Station to Windhoek International Airport.
Meals not specified
All items of a personal nature
International flights and airport taxes