What Regions or Countries to Combine
A Sossusvlei safari is best experienced as part of a bigger itinerary in Namibia and beyond. Accessible by air or overland, the clean-lined dunes of Sossusvlei contrast wonderfully with the craggy landscapes of Damaraland and the desert coast where Swakopmund’s Bavarian-inspired church towers peek out from the Atlantic fog. Game viewing destinations such as Etosha and even Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta can be added to the mix along with world wonder Victoria Falls – just ask us how.
Namibia’s heavyweight reserve has an international reputation for wildlife. Home to elephants, lions, cheetah and black rhino, Etosha’s arid winter sees dense concentrations of animals at water while its green summer is a time of antelope lambs and zebra foals, dazzling migrant birds and predators taking advantage of the bounty.
If you thought the Sossusvlei dunes were magnificent, wait until you see Damaraland. An area of almost impossible beauty, its rugged mountain ranges and golden plains seem to belong to another world but elephant and rhino live here and there are Bushman rock art sites and luxurious lodges hidden away. Highly recommended for honeymooners and nature photographers.
It’s only a 2.5hr flight between Windhoek and Cape Town so why not add Africa’s favourite city onto your Sossusvlei safari? Activities in Cape Town range from hiking and biking to shark-cage diving and paragliding, and you can visit Boulders Beach penguin colony and Cape Point too. It’s a perfect destination to explore by hire car and you can even extend your tour to the Whale Coast, Cape Winelands and Garden Route.