The Sossusvlei Excursion is organised by the lodge in a 4x4 overland vehicle on a daily basis. Secure your seat and book in advance. An early morning rise, with a snack before leaving, enables you to arrive at Sesriem, the park’s gate at around sunrise. Enjoy this unique desert scenery with some of the highest dunes in the world. The dynamic and star-shaped dunes are ideal for the keen photographer.
Climb one of the over 300 m high dunes and you will be overwhelmed by the view. A picknick breakfast is served under shady camelthorn trees. Visit the rugged Sesriem Canyon before returning to the lodge for your lunch.
-Scenic Desert Drive-
During the early afternoon hours a 4x4 vehicle from Namib Naukluft Lodge will start on an extensive desert drive on this Private Nature Reserve.This is undisturbed nature! You cross the dry riverbed of the Tsondab and visit the Moringa Forest – a hidden treasure – a spirit in the environment! We get to a spot, where you can feel the solitude of the Namib: a 360 degrees view! Enjoy the huge open grass savannah, stop for some snacks and refreshments before returning on a scenic route, where, depending on the season, herds of springbok and oryx antelope can be seen.
-The Sundowner Drive-
During the late afternoon hours our overland vehicles will do a beautiful drive on this Private Nature Reserve, where you can usually see some of the common game, like oryx, springbok and ostrich. A stop for sunset at the natural marble mountains will enable you to have a view as far as your eye can see. These vast plains are beautiful and so typical for the Namib region. Enjoy a drink or two and watch the sun go down peacefully before returning to your chosen establishment for dinner.
In the Naukluft Mountains of this Private Nature Reserve, there is a 2-hour walking trail laid out – for easy walking. It is called the Zebra Trail. You may either book a guide to walk with you or just take along a radio-phone and walk on your own. The trail is well marked, offers beautiful scenery and gives a great impression of the vegetation in this part of the world.
-The Baloon Safari & Scenic Flights
The Lodge managers will be able to assist, should you consider participating in a Balloon Safari or a Scenic Flight over the dunes of Sossusvlei. Please book in advance or immediately on check-in at the Lodge for your reservation. These excursions start from the 'Adventure Centre' near Sesriem and transfers might have to be arranged at additional cost.