Nam - Legendary 5 Days
The Legendary 5 days tours offers you a taste of the Namib desert and let you explore adrenaline activities at the coastal town of Swakopmund.
Game drive, E-bike, Dune 45 & Big Daddy hike, Canyon river hike, Skydiving, Quad bike, Sandboarding, Fat bike, Surf lesson, Boat cruise
What to Expect
Windhoek – Sossusvlei
Guests are picked up from their accommodation in Windhoek for the first leg of the journey. Just after Rehoboth, we turn westwards into the Kalahari Desert overnight at Namib desert lodge. Enjoy the relaxed and friendly ambience while cooling off at the pool, watching gemsbok arrive at the waterhole to drink, walking the trails into the dunes or dining in the cosy restaurant.
It’s an early start today for the drive southwards to Sesriem and Sossusvlei for some of the highest sand dunes in the world and the magnificent otherworldly landscape. The vlei – or seasonal pan – fills with water in years of good rainfall when the Tsauchab River rushes through the Sesriem Canyon into the desert. The river’s flow is curtailed by the belt of apricot-coloured dunes at Sossusvlei where it eventually sinks sleepily into the sand. For most of the year, Sossusvlei is a dry pan, encircled by mighty sand dunes. The best view is from a height and it is worth a short climb up the adjacent Big Daddy dune to marvel at the desert vista.
Sesriem – Swakopmund
Enjoy breakfast at the safari camp, before the journey through the fascinating desert landscape to Swakopmund. First stop is the desert outpost of Solitaire, famous for its apple pie. The route crosses the Tropic of Capricorn, marking the sun’s turning point at 23˚ south on its annual journey through the heavens, before meandering through the Gaub and Kuiseb canyons. The cool and often misty town of Swakopmund, which lies between the crashing Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert, balances the day’s journey perfectly. Old German architecture, wide streets and a plethora of restaurants, coffee and curio shops make this coastal town a joy to explore. There is a fresh breeze in the desert, providing a delightful home for your stay in Swakopmund.
Wake for breakfast and get ready for a cool breeze day. Swakopmund is the adventure capital of Namibia and excursions range from Living Desert tours, kayaking in the Walvis Bay lagoon and dolphin cruises to sandboarding, quad-biking and skydiving. Take your pick, or just relax – ending the day in one of Swakopmund’s popular restaurants.
Day 5. Swakop - Windhoek
Today, on our return to Windhoek, we will pass by marble and gold mines and visit Namibia's largest craft market in Okahandja - the administrative centre of the Ovaherero people. You will be dropped off at your accommodation upon our arrival in Windhoek.