Begin your day with invigorating coffee and tea before embarking on an adventure to Sossusvlei, a captivating blend of ecology and unearthly landscapes. The journey traces the Tsauchab dry riverbed, which meanders through the dunes until it reaches the vibrant white clay saltpan known as Sossusvlei.
In the rare event of a good rainy season, occurring approximately every 7-10 years, the Tsauchab River swells and fills the Vlei with water, creating a breathtaking scene teeming with birdlife. As the early morning sun paints the star-shaped dunes with pastel hues, your first stop will be at Dune 45, followed by your arrival at Sossusvlei.
Climb one of the numerous dunes, each offering a unique perspective of the dynamic and living desert. Enjoy a picnic breakfast beneath the cool shade of a camel thorn tree. Afterward, wander across patches of dunes until you reach the base of ‘Dead Vlei,’ another pan where water once flowed, leaving behind only the haunting skeletons of trees.
Before returning to the lodge for lunch, explore the rugged beauty of Sesriem Canyon. In the afternoon, opt for a guided nature drive to the ‘marble mountain’ (beverages for your account) or simply unwind on your veranda, basking in the glory of a spectacular sunset. Experience the magic of Sossusvlei with us.