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Sossusvlei Tours and Activities

Sossusvlei
Nestled in the Namib-Naukluft National Park not far from famous Dune 45, the otherworldly salt and clay pan landscape of Sossusvlei is a must-see when in Namibia. Come to experience and photograph the towering red dunes and golden sands framed against a sprawling blue sky.

The Basics
For the most comprehensive view, join a multi-day tour. Tours typically depart Swakopmund or Windhoek and combine an overnight stay at Sossusvlei with wider exploration of Namib Desert highlights, including the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park. Tours tend to approach Sossusvlei from the Sesriem Gate, before carrying on to Deadvlei, Big Daddy, or Dune 45. Some long-distance journeys stop off at Sossusvlei, coming from as far as South Africa or Zimbabwe–ideal for cross-continent travelers on limited time.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wheelchair users should confirm access arrangements with their guide ahead of time.
  • Overnight tours typically include camping or lodge accommodation, plus meals.
  • The Namib Desert’s climate is every bit as intense as its inland neighbors, so pack cool, loose clothing for the day and warm items for night.
  • Tours typically include National Park fees; otherwise, a permit must be acquired.
How to Get There
The closest international airport to Sossusvlei is Hosea Kutako International Airport in the capital city Windhoek. Several tours depart Windhoek, typically offering round-trip transportation across the Namib Desert. It takes around five hours to get there by car from Swakopmund and Windhoek and the roads are best navigated via 4-wheel-drive vehicles.

When to Get There
Overnight stays are a great way to secure the best views of the sunset or sunrise over Sossusvlei, with tours typically offering dusk or dawn tours of the dunes. The Namib Desert is hot year-round, though May to October generally brings more temperate climates for exploration.

Etosha National Park
Home to native herds of endangered black rhinoceros, as well as elephants, lions, and giraffes, Etosha National Park is another must-see when in Namibia. You can reach the park with ease from Windhoek and Swakopmund, either on a full-day tour or as part of a multi-day package, combined with Sossusvlei and other Skeleton Coast attractions.
Address: Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
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3-Day Sossusvlei Express Accommodated Safari from Swakopmund

3-Day Sossusvlei Express Accommodated Safari from Swakopmund

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Enjoy the beauty of one of Namibia's most photographed sights on a 3-day express safari from Swakopmund to the Soussusvlei region. Journey across Ghaub Pass toward your first night's lodging: an en suite desert camp near Sesriem. Watch the sun set behind the Naukluft Mountains, then start day two en route to the world's oldest desert and its iconic red dunes. Climb the impressive Dune 45, meander among camel thorn trees and bask in the area's supreme peacefulness. Spend your final morning tracking cheetah in the company of a trained biologist.
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  • 3 days
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4-Day Swakopmund And Sossusvlei Accommodated Adventure from Windhoek

4-Day Swakopmund And Sossusvlei Accommodated Adventure from Windhoek

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Embark on an unforgettable adventure into the Namib Desert with a 4-day Swakopmund and Sossusvlei tour from Windhoek. Head out to explore one of Namibia's most unique and awe-inspiring settings: Sossusvlei's incredible red sand dunes. This thrilling multi-day excursion combines several of the country's natural wonders, including a visit to see the Walvis Bay flamingos, tracking cheetahs with a biologist at the N/a'ankuse Namib Conservation Centre and a chance to climb the iconic Dune 45, a towering sand dune that's perhaps the most photographed dune in the world.
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  • 4 days
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Sossusvlei Experience 4 Days/ 3 Nights

Sossusvlei Experience 4 Days/ 3 Nights

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Perfect trip for those, who love magnificent views, attractive photographic outlooks and nearness to nature! It is the best for those who find themselves in Windhoek during the weekend and would love to explore the lovely nature in the desert.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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3 Days Sossusvlei Tour - Lodges

3 Days Sossusvlei Tour - Lodges

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This 3 Days Sossusvlei Tour has been designed to give all the clients an snapshot of Namibia iconic landscape. A knowledge of geology, fauna and flora. An unforgettable Tour
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,010.52
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8-Day Sossusvlei, Swakop, Twyfelfontein & Etosha (Lodging)

8-Day Sossusvlei, Swakop, Twyfelfontein & Etosha (Lodging)

The most popular option, this 8-day safari includes the best of Namibia highlights, with 2 nights in Namibia Desert to explore Sossusvlei, 2 nights in Swakopmund and 1 nights in Damara Land, 2 nights in Etosha National Park for game viewing. Perfect trip for those that have limited time and still want to see the beauty of Namibia.
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  • 8 days
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4-Day Sossusvlei and Swakopmund Camping Safari

4-Day Sossusvlei and Swakopmund Camping Safari

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An attractive option for weekend exploration or quick desert getaway. Perfect trip for those, who love magnificent views, attractive photographic outlooks and nearness to nature! It is the best for those who find themselves in Windhoek during the weekend and would love to explore the lovely nature during their weekend.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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3 days Sossusvlei Excursion

3 days Sossusvlei Excursion

This tour takes you to the highlight of Namibia, the dunes of Sossusvlei. Discover also Dune 45, Big Daddy, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon. Enjoy camping in the park with your driver and guide who will cook you meals and give you ample information on the places you visit.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$841.03
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6 Days Wildlife Etosha and Sossusvlei Namibian Safari

6 Days Wildlife Etosha and Sossusvlei Namibian Safari

Experience 2 of Namibia's most popular attractions Look out for lions, elephants, and rhinos in Etosha National Park Gain intimate insight into the worlds oldest desert, the Namib, as you explore it with your guide Customize your itinerary with additional excursions available at a fee
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  • 6 days
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8 days Etosha NP, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei Lodging

8 days Etosha NP, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei Lodging

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Start and end in Windhoek Highlights, 2 nights in Etosha National Park, 2 nights in Swakopmund & 2 nights in Sossusvlei. Very ideal tour for those who want to cover a wider area in a short period of time. This tour cover most of the key tourism destination in Namibia.
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  • 8 days
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3 Day Camping safari at Sossusvlei

3 Day Camping safari at Sossusvlei

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Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. The name "Sossusvlei" is often used in an extended meaning to refer to the surrounding area, which is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia Quest transfer and tours offers amazing packages worth seeing.
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  • 3 days
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8-Day Sossusvlei, Swakop, Twyfelfontein & Etosha (Camping)

8-Day Sossusvlei, Swakop, Twyfelfontein & Etosha (Camping)

It is a small group safari tour, It covers Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park
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  • 8 days
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3-Day Sossusvlei Tour from Windhoek (Camping)

3-Day Sossusvlei Tour from Windhoek (Camping)

We offer a short break to the famous Sossusvlei Dunes area of Namibia to experience the wide open spaces of the Namib desert and dunes in this beautiful African country. For amazing things to do during your visit to Namibia, experience a journey to one of the oldest deserts in the world the mighty Namib Desert. This 3 day tour leaves from Windhoek and travels to sossusvlei.
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  • 3 days
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3 Day Sossusvlei Private Guided Camping Tour

3 Day Sossusvlei Private Guided Camping Tour

The Sossusvlei Camping Tour is a 3 day / 2 night camping tour to the dunes of in the Namib Desert. This tour, with departures scheduled every Tuesday, is the cheapest safari to visit this part of Namibia. Despite the low cost, expect excellent personalized guiding, good food and a fun all round experience. This drive is stunning and is one of the best ways to see the dune field with the early morning sun casting it's shadows and light onto the sand. The 3 day Wild Cherry Sossusvlei Safari is a camping trip to one of Namibia's most spectacular tourist attractions. The clay pan known as Sossusvlei is surrounded on 3 sides by some of the tallest dunes in the world. Climb giant sand dunes, walk to other nearby vleis followed by an afternoon trip down a small canyon.The Sossusvlei Safari is run as a camping tour however, for a supplement an upgrade can be made to turn this into an accommodated safari. Enquire upon booking as this is subject to availability.
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  • 3 days
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6 Days Etosha and Sossusvlei Namibia Safari

6 Days Etosha and Sossusvlei Namibia Safari

Experience 2 of Namibia's most popular attractions Look out for lions, elephants, and rhinos in Etosha National Park Gain intimate insight into the worlds oldest desert, the Namib, as you explore it with your guide Customize your itinerary with additional excursions available at a fee
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  • 6 days
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4 day Sossusvlei and Swakopmund Lodging

4 day Sossusvlei and Swakopmund Lodging

4 days of amazing desert landscapes. This safari departs from Windhoek every Tuesday and returns to Windhoek Friday afternoons. Accommodation is clean, comfortable and well located lodges, and Hotels. Ideal for those with limited time.
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  • 4 days
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8-Day Etosha NP, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei

8-Day Etosha NP, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei

Experience an Art Nouveau town in the middle of the desert,amazing wildlife gaze down the biggest canyon in Africa, visit the most pictured sand dune in the world and change your color plate for the rest of your life on this 8-day Namibian camping adventure
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  • 8 days
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06 Days Etosha and Sossusvlei Namibia

06 Days Etosha and Sossusvlei Namibia

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Our 6 days Tour is a combination of the Etosha Safari and the Sossusvlei adventure. It is a good way to spend a week in Namibia
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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4 Day Sossusvlei Experience (Lodging)

4 Day Sossusvlei Experience (Lodging)

An attractive option for weekend exploration or quick desert getaway. Perfect trip for those, who love magnificent views, attractive photographic outlooks and nearness to nature! It is the best for those who find themselves in Windhoek during the weekend and would love to explore the lovely nature during their weekend.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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3 Day Sossusvlei SMALL GROUP Camping Safari

3 Day Sossusvlei SMALL GROUP Camping Safari

Small Groups with Maximum of 6 Travelers! Comfy Camping - Raised Camp Beds with sleeping bags included. Professional English speaking guides.
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  • 3 days
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5 Days Swakopmund and Sossusvlei Namibia Experience

5 Days Swakopmund and Sossusvlei Namibia Experience

We are going to visit the oldest desert of the world and be you will be amazed by some wonderful landscapes along the way with interesting hidden water sources. Also take pleasure of the boat cruise with some champagne and more to enjoy.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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10 Days Taste of Namibia

10 Days Taste of Namibia

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The 10 Days Taste of Namibia tour is a combination of contrasting adventures. Wild animal and Landscape enthusiasts will enjoy this tour.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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15 Days All About Namibia

15 Days All About Namibia

The 15 Days All About Namibia tour is an one that any traveler will enjoy as it is very diverse and takes into account the most looked forward destinations. Ranging from Animal safaris to extraordinary landscapes- it has great diversity.
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  • 15 days
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Private Namib Desert, Wildlife and Cultures

Private Namib Desert, Wildlife and Cultures

Highlights - Stand silent and admire the stark ambience of Dead Vlei Marvel at the sea of sand from the top of Dune 45 Trek the Desert Elephants of Damaraland Be overwhelmed by the abundant animals in Etosha See quintessential sand dune landscapes in Sossusvlei Immerse yourself in Namibian ancient cultures What to see; Erindi Private Nature Reserve Etosha National Park Damaraland elephants Kaokoland himba tribes Petrified forest Twyfelfontein Rock engravings Spitzkoppe Swakopmund and WalvisBay Namib Desert Dune 45, Deadvlei and Sossusvlei *Please be aware that all accommodations are subject to change before the departure date. This is due to availability and alternative accommodation of similar standards will be used, final accommodation details will be provided to you in case of changes. Tour can be upgraded or downgraded upon request.
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  • 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Coast To Coast Tour

Coast To Coast Tour

This trip focus mainly on photography experiencing the Namib desert and the coast. A relaxing trip can cater for honeymooners ,family and friends.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$4,968.82
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