Guided Tours in Namibia

4 Day Desert Dream Tour

The 4 Day Desert Dream Tour takes you on a thrilling adventure into Namibia's desert to explore the iconic Dead Vlei, Sesriem Canyon and on walking trails and nature drives through the Namib Naukluft Nature Reserve.

Escape on our 4 Day Desert Dream Tour for an unforgettable journey through Namibia's most picturesque desert landscapes, a photographer's dream. On this tour, we lead you through the Namib desert and show you the main attractions of the region. The tour is a great option for travellers looking to visit Sossusvlei in a short time frame. Enjoy a desert excursion to some of the highest and oldest sand dunes on earth and visit the white clay pan, Dead Vlei.

Spend your nights at one of two family run lodges in the Namib desert, the Namib Naukluft Lodge or the Soft Adventure Camp, both enjoying endless vistas of the desert and Naukluft Mountains. On our unique Namibian tour, we also take you to the Marble Mountains on a nature drive for an extraordinary view this beautiful region with a great chance of spotting a wild oryx, springbok, ostrich or smaller animals including reptiles and beetles. With some luck, you might also spot mountain zebra, leopard, hyena and desert foxes known to roam the region around the vlei.

This tour is an extension of the 3 Day Sossusvlei tour and also includes a a guided walk through the NamNau mountain range and a unique nature drive to the Maringo Forest. Make the journey to Namibia worthwhile and don't miss out on this unique gem of Southern Africa by booking our 4 Day Desert Dream Tour.

TOUR DEPARTS AT 14H00 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Namib Desert, known as the oldest & driest desert on Earth
  • Early morning excursion into Sossusvlei
  • View the most beautiful sunrise, painting the dunes with deep reds, apricot & purple
  • Oryx can be spotted wandering the reserve
  • Short drive & walking excursion into the Dead Vlei
  • Picnic under the Camelthorn trees
  • Visit the gaping Sesriem Canyon
  • Afternoon nature drive to the magnificent Marble Mountain
  • Maringo Forest
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This tour is also available in a 3-day version, see our 3 Day Sossusvlei tour.
See also our 5 Day Sossusvlei & Swakopmund Tour for a combination tour including the coastal resort town of Swakopmund.

Summary

Most Meals Included

4 Day
Minibus or 4x4 Landcruiser

Namibia

Day 1 - Namib Desert - (app. 240 - 270km)
Starting our tour, we first pass the Kupferberg Pass or pass Namibia’s harbour town Walvis Bay. Traveling from Windhoek, we drive along cattle farm land and see a few farmhouses along the way. The landscape is hilly and we can enjoy some nice views over fertile valleys. As we continue, the vegetation changes and the farmland is used for sheep and goat farming. We take the turn via the scenic and steep Spreetshoogte Pass. Enjoy an undisturbed view on top of one of the steepest passes in Namibia! We will stop at the small settlement Solitaire before continuing on to the NamNau Habitat private nature reserve, which hosts a variety of desert adapted game like springbok, ostrich, earth wolf, bat-eared fox and many more.
Standard Tour: Soft Adventure Camp
Superior tour: Namib Naukluft Lodge

Day 2 Namib Desert
After an early morning rise with a snack before leaving we arrive at Sesriem, the Park’s gate at around sunrise. We drive across the Tsauchab dry riverbed, which has found a way through the dunes until it reaches the clay pan – the Sossusvlei. The early morning sun offers spectacular pastel colours in the star-shaped dunes. This is the highlight for the keen photographer. Your first stop will be at Dune 45 before we continue to the Sossusvlei. Climb one of the dunes – there are plenty – and you might be overwhelmed by the sight of the dynamic and living desert! Breakfast will be served in form of a picnic under one of the shady camel thorn trees, before you continue to the base of the ‘Dead Vlei’. It is quite a walk over patches of dunes that are crossing your way. When you arrive you will be paid off for your efforts – the scenery is awesome!

We will visit the Sesriem Canyon, a 30 metre deep rift, before we return to our lodge for a late lunch. During the late afternoon a sundowner-drive to the natural marble mountains on this 25,000 ha private nature reserve is included.
Standard Tour: Soft Adventure Camp
Superior tour: Namib Naukluft Lodge

Day 3 NamNau Habitat Nature Walk & Moringa Forest Nature Drive
This morning – around 07:00 o’clock - you may participate in a guided walk in the Naukluft Mountains, which are part of the private nature reserve: NamNau Habitat. The walk takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

Upon return enjoy your full breakfast. The rest of the morning is at
leisure and you may want to relax at the pool-side with a great view over the open plains. Lunch will be served at the Lodge / Camp.

During the afternoon you will do an extensive desert drive: This is undisturbed nature! We cross the dry riverbed of the Tsondab and visit the Moringa Forest – a hidden treasure – until we get to a spot, where you can feel the solitude of the Namib: a 360 ̊ degrees view! Enjoy the scenery and return to the lodge on a scenic route, where depending on the season herds of springbok and oryx antelope can be seen.
Standard Tour: Soft Adventure Camp
Superior tour: Namib Naukluft Lodge

Day 4 Return to Windhoek / Swakopmund (app. 260 - 270km)
We departure our lodge around 08h00-09h00 and return to Swakopmund via Gaub & Kuiseb Pass. You will pass Namibia’s largest Nature Reserve, the Namib Naukluft Park. An internationally renowned desert research station is located at Gobabeb (not accessible to the public). We arrive back in Swakopmund or Windhoek around afternoon time where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the city centre. This tour can be extended with a few nights in Swakopmund (no guide) where guests can do additional activities including dolphin cruises, quad biking on the desert dunes or shopping at the local craft market.

Desert Dream Tour


Standard Version
  South African Rand
US$
(Subject to ROE)
EURO
(Subject to ROE)
01 Jul 2023 -
31 Oct 2023
R 12,250 pp sharing US$ 662 pp sharing € 601 pp sharing
01 Nov 2023 - 14 Mar 2024 R 10,950 pp sharing US$ 585 pp sharing € 540 pp sharing
15 Mar 2024 - 30 Apr 2024 R 12,250 pp sharing US$ 655 pp sharing € 605 pp sharing
01 May 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 R 11,500 pp sharing US$ 615 pp sharing € 565 pp sharing
01 Jul 2024 - 31 Oct 2024 R 12,250 pp sharing US$ 655 pp sharing € 605 pp sharing
Superior Version
  South African Rand
US$
(Subject to ROE)
EURO
(Subject to ROE)
01 Jul 2023 -
31 Oct 2023
R 13,250 pp sharing US$ 717 pp sharing € 650 pp sharing
01 Nov 2023 - 14 Mar 2024 R 11,950 pp sharing US$ 640 pp sharing € 590 pp sharing
15 Mar 2024 - 30 Apr 2024 R 13,250 pp sharing US$ 710 pp sharing € 655 pp sharing
01 May 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 R 12,500 pp sharing US$ 670 pp sharing € 615 pp sharing
01 Jul 2024 - 31 Oct 2024 R 13,250 pp sharing US$ 710 pp sharing € 655 pp sharing

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Rates in South African Rand are fixed. Rates in US$ and Euro are subject to exchange rates.

Single Supplement R 1,500

*This tour departs from Windhoek, however, pick up/drop off is available from
Swakopmund or Walvis Bay Airport for R 1,000 pp (additional cost)

A Single Traveler Policy will apply if only one person is confirmed for the specific date of departure.
The minimum number of participants will be 2.
Contact your agent for more details about the charges that will apply.

Included:

  • Tour in a small group (2 to 8 passengers) with an English-speaking driver/guide
  • Transport in a 4x4 Landcruiser or Double Cab, Landrover or VW Microbus – all with air-conditioning.
  • Accommodation
  • 3x Breakfasts, 2x Lunch, 3x Dinners
  • Sossusvlei Excursion
  • Sunset drive to the Marble Mountains.
  • Mountain Guided Walk
  • Moringa Forest Nature Drive
  • Park-entrance-fees
  • Porterage
  • Still and sparkling water on board the vehicle.

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Visas
  • Drinks
  • Optional excursions/activities
  • Personal insurances
  • Tips
  • Personal items
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