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Tour NAMIBIA: 3 Day Sosusvlei Fly-in Safari #17

3 DAY SOSUSVLEI FLY-IN SAFARI

Why you'd love it!

See Namibia from a birds’ eye view!

A unique opportunity to explore one of the world’s most striking terrains from the air on a 3-day luxury Sosusvlei Fly-In Safari. See Africa’s largest conservation area from above as you take a custom fly-in safari across the Sosusvlei desert. With the chance to witness astonishing wildlife and stay in beautiful, luxury accommodation this is a fantastic Namibian safari adventure with a difference.

Travel across the striking, red landscape of the Sosusvlei desert by plane as part of a small group.  

See the world’s oldest desert from the most sensational advantage point in the air. Discover Sossusvlei’s magnificent, breath-taking landscape where red sand dunes and a huge clay pan create a remarkable habitat for a stunning range of wildlife including Springbok, Ostriches, Oryx, Bat-eared foxes, rare Aardwolves, and lots more.

A remarkable safari adventure across one of Namibia’s greatest sights, for an unforgettable experience that that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

All Fly-in Safaris as a holistic experience from beginning to end. The Pilot is an experienced, knowledgeable and qualified Safari Guide that will guide and provide information throughout the trip, both in the air and on the ground during excursion and activities. Full intercom headsets are provided in the aircraft so as to communication with the Guide as well as each other. During flights from area to area the routing follows scenic landscape and other highlights so as to provide a complete experience, both from the skies and on the ground. Guests can enjoy complete flexibility with regards to departure and arrival times as the pilot/guide always accompanies the guests. The aircraft also stays with the group for the duration of the Safari, providing additional evacuation possibilities or change in Safari plans as may be requested by the guests.

Itinerary Details
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DAY 1-2: NAMIBIA / Sosusvlei

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Full boarding, excl. drinks

Arrive at the oldest desert in the world and stunning Sosusvle! One of Namibia’s most spectacular landmarks with its red dunes, white salt pan, and Deadvlei.

The name “Sossusvlei” roughly translates into “dead-end marsh”. A vlei is a marsh in Afrikaans. This is the place where sand dunes come together and prevent the Tsauchab River to flow any further, in the dry Namib Desert the River however seldom flows this far resulting in a dry pan most years.

An absolute dream to visit with a camera, the incredible scenery makes anyone look like a professional photographer!

DAY 3: RETURN BACK HOME

UNTILL NEXT TIME!

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end…! Goodbye to the safari life, feeling relaxed, mesmerizing scenery, great food, family time and romantic memories.

Morning road transfer back to the airport for flight back home…dreaming of the trip of a lifetime!

Cost

2022 / 2 Pax $ 3,330/ per person sharing /2 pax min.*

2022 / 4 Pax $ 2,480/ per person sharing /2 pax min.*

*Prices may vary

Dates

Best time: March – October every year

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sosusvlei
  • Namib Desert
  • Privately guided with own plane & pilot
Price Includes
Price Excludes
  • Accommodation & Meals as specified
  • "Inter-Africa" flight as per itinerary
  • Tour Guide (where applicable)
  • All transportation as specified on itinerary
  • Activities as specified in itinerary
  • International airfare
  • Tips & Private Expenses
  • Visa's (When applicable)
  • Additional accommodation before or after the safari
  • Park and enhance fees as indicated
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Arrival Location

Windhoek Airport(Google Map)

Departure Location

Windhoek Airport(Google Map)


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SOSUSVLEI

Experience Sosusvlei!

Sosusvlei is located in The Namib Naukluft park, the largest conservation area in Africa, and 4th largest in the world – surely one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia. The best time to view Sosusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset – the colors are strong and constantly changing, allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities.
Lying between a high inland plateau and the Atlantic Ocean, the Namib Desert extends along the coast of Namibia, merging with the Kaokoveld Desert into Angola in the north and south with the Karoo Desert in South Africa. The ochre-colored dunes of the Namib Desert are iconic of Namibia as a country and the renowned Sosusvlei Dune area of this arid desert region is especially well-loved for its towering red-orange sand dunes. Namibia’s Namib Desert is an ideal place to experience the vastness of Africa’s desert landscapes, soaking up the peace and quiet like nowhere else on earth.

Some of the highest dunes in the world are found in the Sosusvlei area, one of the top travel highlights in the Namib. Some of Sosusvlei’s tallest dunes, created by the winds, reach over 300m high. Another Namib Desert attraction is the Sesriem Canyon, a deep gorge formed by the Tsauchab River about 2 million years ago. The best time to view Sosusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset; the colors are strong and constantly changing, allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities.

‘Vlei’ is the Afrikaans word for a shallow depression filled with water (well, a depression that might sometimes be filled with water!), and the name ‘Sosusvlei’ should strictly only be applied to the pan that lies at the place where the dunes close in, preventing the waters of the Tsauchab River from flowing any further – that is, on the rare occasions that the river does flow as far as this. During exceptional rainy seasons, Sosusvlei may fill with water, causing Namibians to flock there to witness the grand sight, but normally it is bone dry. This particular ‘vlei’ is actually a more-or-less circular, hard-surfaced depression that is almost entirely surrounded by sharp-edged dunes, beyond which lies a formidable sea of rolling sand, stretching in unbroken immensity all the way to the coast.

Throughout this vast and unforgiving landscape, a number of animals and plants have adapted to life here, including the mountain zebra, gemsbok, short-eared elephant shrew, Grant’s golden mole, Karoo bustard and Peringuey’s adder. There is also an extraordinary diversity of succulent plants, as well as the shrub-like Welwitschiamirabilis, which has only 2 leaves and can live for over 1,000 years!

Watching the sun rise over Sossusvlei is one of those experiences that just changes you. As the light creeps slowly above the horizon, it catches the tips of the great red dunes, casting magnificent shadows on the desert floor. Located in the Namib-Naukluft Park, the largest conservation area in Africa, Sossusvlei’s great dunes seem to rise up magically from the dry pan. Spend the day walking up to the crests for epic views, or take a drive along the main road and watch oryx and zebra making their way below the towering walls of sand. At night, the Milky Way above Sossusvlei is brighter than anywhere else in Africa (honestly).

Sosusvlei Area Lodge

Experience the desert!

The Lodge is situated inside the Namib Naukluft Park. Built primarily from wood, canvas and thatch in an attractive ‘Afro-village’ style, the Lodge offers guests an evocative and life-changing experience.

ACTIVITIES
Due to its proximity to Sosusvlei, guests will benefit from being able to reach Sosusvlei before sunrise, and to stay until after sunset, and on their return after an exhilarating day, to relax in tranquillity and splendour of the Namib Desert, under the spectacular African sky. Offering professional guided tours to fully unleash the beauty and biological diversity of the desert environment to visitors.