What can you expect from this 6 day Canyons & Desert tour:
View and take photos of the Kalahari Desert, the majestic Fish River Canyon and the world's highest sand dunes in the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei. Sossusvlei is a clay pan surrounded by some of the highest sand dunes in the world.
Observe the flora and fauna that inhabits this region. Climbing one of the dunes affords the energetic traveller with an unforgettable experience of endless vistas across a sea of apricot-coloured sand.
Time will be taken to explore the impressive conglomerate gorges of the Sesriem Canyon, with its rock pools fed by the Tsauchab, the same river that feeds Sossusvlei during the rainy season.
Travel south through the rugged mountain ranges surrounding the capital. Your Namibia tour takes you to the vegetated red dunes of the Kalahari Desert which differs from the Namib.
The dunes are greener and less stark, having the ability to support more fauna and flora. In the afternoon you will be able to partake in an optional sundowner drive and farm drive. Overnight at Kalahari Anib Lodge. Breakfast is included.
A full day's journey takes you south through the desert-dominated landscapes to a picturesque Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop. This prehistoric tree reaches skyward with graphically forked branches, their trunks peel and form intricate patterns as the tree matures, these are rewarding subjects to photograph.
Giant's Playground is an impressive jumble of massive boulders, a virtual maze where time can be spent wandering through the extensive rocky labyrinth. Enjoy an optional nature and sundowner drive. Overnight in Canon Village. Breakfast is included.
You start the day with a short visit to the Fish River Canyon, from here you will proceed to the small historic village of Aus and travel through the vast barren expanse to Luderitz situated on the southern Atlantic coast.
The town serves as a good base from which to view colonies of aquatic birds, seals and penguins. An excursion will be undertaken to view Diaz Cross. Overnight at Hotel Zum Sperrgebiet. Breakfast is included.
Travel to the famous ghost town of Kolmanskop during your Namibia tour. In 1908 a railway worker found a sparkling stone amongst the sand he was shovelling away from the railway line.
This resulted in a Diamond Rush, as it soon became a bustling little centre with all the amenities of a European town. Within a span of 50 years, Kolmanskop had lived, flourished and died! Heading inland you will proceed via the pro-Namib to your overnight establishment, Hammerstein Lodge. Breakfast is included.
An early start is important, as this is not only the coolest part of the day but it's the best for photography. Your journey takes you to the famous Sossusvlei, a clay pan surrounded by some of the highest sand dunes in the world.
Time will be taken to explore the impressive conglomerate gorges of the Sesriem Canyon, with its rock pools fed by the Tsauchab. You will overnight at Namib Desert Lodge. Breakfast is included.
Travelling via the Gaub and Kuiseb Canyons, you will visit the Welwitschia Plains and Moon Landscape before arriving in Swakopmund where this Namibia tour ends. Breakfast is included.
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