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Sossusvlei Shuttle Safari

Accommodated trip to the Namib Desert - Namibia

The Sossusvlei Shuttle Safari is 3 day accommodated trip to Sossusvlei, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Namibia. A pair of binoculars and a camera should never be too far away on any journey, and this foray is no exception. A steep and picturesque pass, a few settlements and a canyon, will all be viewed on the route to a memorable excursion to a clay pan, set amongst the towering red sand dunes of the Namib Desert. The star-shaped mounds and ridges are ideal for photographing, as is the picturesque scenery and the desert's fauna and flora.

This particular tour is one of the most time-effective ways to see one of Namibia's most spectacular sights. It has daily departures from both Windhoek and Swakopmund,and you can be dropped off in either of these locations at the end of the trip. This versatility allows it to be added on to many other safaris, and it is frequently used by those wanting to self-drive around northern Namibia, and then be guided on the Sossusvlei section of their trip.

There are two flavours of this tour: the Standard & Superior versions. They are identical (frequently sharing the same vehicle) apart from the choice of overnight accommodation the 'superior tour' stays at Namib Naukluft Lodge while the 'standard tour' is accommodated at the more rustic Soft Adventure Camp.

This safari is also good for those working or visiting friends in Namibia. The afternoon departure can easily be used as a weekend getaway. (No-one really works on a Friday afternoon in Namibia anyway!)

  • Sossusvlei Shuttle: Camethorn In Water
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle: Cracked Mud
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle: Dead Vlei 3(1)
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle: Dead Vlei8
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle: Dead Tree
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle: Dunes
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle: Geometry
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle: Roaring Dunes
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle: Sesriem Canyon1
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle: Springbuck
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle: Tsauchab In Flood
  • Sossusvlei Shuttle: Water Sand Rock
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Day 1: Windhoek - Namib Naukluft Lodge
The driver / guide will collect guests from their accommodation in Windhoek at 2pm (or 1pm during Namibian wintertime). Travel to the lodge is via the scenic Spreetshoogte pass (one of the steepest and most scenic passes in Namibia) and the small settlement of Solitaire, (famous for it's apple pie!) before heading on to Namib Naukluft Lodge. Be immersed in the true desert atmosphere en-route, as the desolate, but beautiful Namib Desert comes into view.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Namib Naukluft Lodge / Soft Adventure Camp
Day 2: Sossusvlei
The day begins with an early morning departure on the Sossusvlei excursion. The opportunity to climb some of the highest sand dunes in the world has finally arrived. After this wonderful morning's visit, the tour moves on to explore the rugged Sesriem Canyon, before returning to the lodge for lunch. The afternoon is free to join a guided nature / sunset-drive to the 'marble mountains,' or relax at the lodge with a splash in the pool. A favourite venue before dinner, is to sip 'sundowner' on the verandah, and enjoy the spectacular Namibian sunset.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Namib Naukluft Lodge / Soft Adventure Camp
Day 3: Namib Naukluft Lodge - Windhoek
After breakfast it's time to shake the sand out of your boots, hop on the safari vehicle and return to Windhoek. The return journey will go via the Remshoogte Pass, allowing a different, but just as scenic route. Arrival time at Windhoek is around 12h30, with plenty of time in the afternoon to unpack, do a bit of shopping and get ready for that next trip.
Meals: Breakfast
Please note that this itinerary is for Windhoek - Sossusvlei - Windhoek. Tours starting and ending at alternative locations, will have a different route on day 1 & 3.
Mode of transport
Air-Conditioned Mini Bus
Number Of Participants
Maximum of 14
Tour in a small group with an English speaking driver / guide.
Accommodation and meals as listed above: 2x breakfast, 1x lunch, 2x dinner.
Excursion to the Sossusvlei; porterage & park-entrance-fees
Still and sparkling water on board the vehicle is free of charge.
Items of a personal nature
Travel Insurance
Route & Accommodation
The itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change - for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated.

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