Allow the boundless desert panorama and bizarre dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to enthrall you. Travel to the Atlantic Ocean in and around Swakopmund, also known as Namibia’s playground, for adventure or relaxation. The Sossusvlei is located in the Namib Desert, near the shore. It may be reached most easily through the town of Sesriem, which is located around four and a half hours from Windhoek. There is only one route leading into the desert from there. Sand and more sand can be found where the asphalt ends. Are you planning to drive yourself? Then, to cross the desert, you will want a 4×4 Vehicle. Use a shuttle to get to the most popular locations if you’d rather not drive yourself. You will be in the desert, so don’t forget to pack extra water and sunblock.
Deadvlei, often known as the “dead marsh,” is one of Namibia’s most distinctive locations. It is a well-known White Clay pan in the Namib-Naukluft Park, next to the Sossusvlei. The white clay pan is also known as the “Dooie Vlei,” and it is bordered by sand dunes, the largest of which reach heights of 300 to 400 meters and are referred to as the “Big Daddies.” Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded primarily by the Red Dunes and is a popular tourist destination in Namibia. It is also distinguished by the presence of black trees, which are dark and dead camel thorn trees planted on white dirt.
When you arrive at Windhoek International Airport, you will be greeted and assisted with your luggage by your safari guide. Swakopmund was founded in 1892 as the major port for German South West Africa, is frequently regarded as being more German than African. Swakopmund, the tourist hub of the Skeleton Coast, is now a beachside town with lots to do and see. It is highly well-known for its peculiar fusion of German and Namibian influences, colonial-era structures, and the refreshing sea breeze.
Despite its outdoor appeal, Swakopmund also has a lot to offer city lovers. Dine in charming establishments on the seafront promenade where you can have both sushi and eisbein. Explore lively curio stores and stroll through historic streets as you take in the colonial history all around you. Explore history in the museum, explore an underwater paradise at the National Marine Aquarium, or reach the top of Woermann Haus for a spectacular perspective of the city.
The recognizable red sand dunes of the Namib are found in Sossusvlei. This is one of Africa’s natural beauties and a photographer’s paradise due to the bright blue skies and massive red sand dunes. Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains, are two more attractions in the area in addition to the attractions at Sossusvlei, Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy, and Deadvlei. Oryx antelope and springbok are frequent visitors to this lit watering hole.
An early morning departure from the Lodge to enter the Namib-Naukluft Park at sunrise, while the temperature is still moderate and the dune contrasts are at their best. Visit Dune 45 to see the dune that is most frequently captured on camera. For the fit guests, a steady 2,6 kilometer round-trip guided walk up to Dead Vlei is required. The more adventurous have the option to ascend Big Daddy Dune, one of the tallest dunes in this region, to its upper ridge! Make your way back to your resort after strolling around or maybe climbing some of the magnificent dunes. Take a break in Sesriem Canyon, a 30-meter-deep canyon that the Tsauchab River’s powerful powers carved into the desert floor.
The capital of Namibia is Windhoek, which also has a large number of dining establishments, retail stores, entertainment venues, and lodging alternatives. The colonial past of the city is evident in its many German restaurants and stores as well as the widespread usage of the German language. The city is clean, safe, and well-organized. Many of Windhoek’s modern and ancient structures, including as the Alte Feste (Old Fort), the Christuskirche (Christ Church), built in 1896, and the more recent Supreme Court, are worth a visit.
Return to Windhoek International Airport in accordance with your travel schedule.
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