- Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
- Duration; 3 Days / 2 Nights
- Lodging; Namib Desert Lodge
- Group Size; Minimum 1
- Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Windhoek – Namib Desert
- Depart Windhoek around 14:00, we head for the Namib Naukluft Park.
- En-route we travel over one of Namibia's steepest and more scenic mountain passes; the Spreetshoogte Pass.
- A short stopover at the small settlement of Solitaire for some photos, refreshments and a few sweet delights.
- Our home for the next two nights is the Namib Desert Lodge.
- The lodge is positioned at the foot of ancient fossilised dunes
- Meals: Dinner
- Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge
Day 2: Namib Desert
- A very early start to the day as we head for the World famous sand dunes at Sossusvlei.
- The day is spent climbing some of the highest dunes in the World, visiting Deadvlei and in general just enjoying and photographing this spectacular area.
- We also get to explore Sesriem Canyon before returning to our lodge in the early afternoon.
- A sunset dune drive in and around the Gondwana Namib Park.
- The day ends with dinner back at the lodge.
- Meals: Brunch and dinner
- Accommodation: Namib Desert Lodge
Day 3: Sossusvlei Shuttle Ends
- After breakfast, we head away from the Namib and back to Windhoek.
- The journey takes us via the scenic Remhoogte Pass.
- Arrive in Windhoek if all goes well around 12:30 (lunch time).
- Meals: Breakfast
Rates from NAD 8 870.00 per person
The Above Rates should be used as a guideline only.
- All rates are subject to availability
- Rates may vary according to season
- Lodging may change depending on your budget
- Vehicle type may change depending on your budget
- All rates may change without notice
- Single supplement may apply
- Two dinners, one brunch pack, one breakfast
- Sossusvlei tour and park fees
- Afternoon dune drive in the Gondwana Namib Park
- Professional Guide
- Drinking water when on the vehicle
- All flights
- Airport transfers (on request)
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Personal items
The Road To Sossusvlei
Once one navigates the main Sesriem entrance gates and enters the national park a pleasant surprise awaits, a tarred road (yes, a tarred road) that extends all the way through to the main parking area near Sossusvlei.
Cape Town To The Kunene River
In November and December of last year (2019), we loaded our Jeep and headed north out of Cape Town, destination Namibia and the Kunene River, her border with Angola.
A couple of thousand kilometres later, we returned, this time, more in love with country than ever.
Windhoek Oktoberfest 2021
On the 25th and 26th of October, the Sports Klub Windhoek will host the 55th edition of the Oktoberfest. Over 5000 people are expected to attend (compared to 1000 in 2010).
Adding a certain local flavour will be the Namibian band Famaz Attak, and there will be long-established activities and games like archery and tree trunk sawing.
Top 5 restaurants in Windhoek
Continuing our series of dining in Africa, we look at Windhoek. More and more visitors are becoming aware of the unique attractions that this country as a safari destination has to offer.
Nowhere is too far to travel in this small (and clean) city of 330,000 but be warned when you go out to eat, vegetarianism is not common!
Best Places To Go In Namibia
The Uyaphi team has compiled a list of the "Best Places to go" which most safari itineraries would include. A different destination from most African safari destinations.
Instead of lush green forests or open savannas, the primary attraction being vast, open deserts interspersed with canyons, mountain ranges, and oasis.
Living With The Himba
In May 2012, we arranged for Uyaphi.Com client Ken Vine from Devon in England to stay with the traditional Himba people in two remote villages in the middle of Kaokoland.
He lived, slept, ate, conversed and photographed these Himba villagers.