Candice Buchan
Candice Buchan Africa Product Manager
"Namibia is so different to the African bush – I loved its desert hues and the animals that struggle so hard to overcome the harsh climate."

Sossusvlei Holidays

Sossusvlei is one of the natural wonders of Africa. Huge towering dunes, said to be the highest in the world, rise over 1000 feet above the surrounding Namib Desert. The changing hues of the dunes at sunrise, and the shadows which fall across their curved ridges, make this a photographer’s paradise.

There are few more uplifting ways to start the day than with a dawn walk across Dead Vlei to the base of ‘Big Daddy’, one of the tallest dunes, to make the ascent before the sun rises too high in the sky.

Sesriem and Sossusvlei are on the Tsauchab River, which flows through the Sesriem Canyon. After climbing Big Daddy, you could cool off in the rock pools on the canyon floor. The name Sesriem comes from the ses riems, six lengths of rope, which were needed to haul a bucket of water up from the canyon floor.

Where to stay

There are a number of places to stay close to the park entrance at Sesriem. The nearest, and least expensive, is Sossusvlei Lodge. Kulala Desert Lodge is also close by, on a private reserve, along with Kulala Wilderness Camp, and a more up-market lodge, Little Kulala. All three are managed by Wilderness Safaris, as is the luxurious Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp, slightly further away on a spectacular hilltop setting.

Getting there

It is possible to drive to Sesriem from Windhoek or from Swakopmund in a normal 2WD saloon car. The drive takes around 4 – 5hours from either place. However, some patches of road can be difficult or impassable in a 2WD after heavy rains. We will advise you.

There are daily scheduled flights between Windhoek and Sossusvlei  - ask for details.

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Southern Namibia Camping Safari
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Small Group Tours
From £1950 per person
10 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia
A good-value, semi-participatory camping safari that takes in the scenic highlights of the southern Namibia - Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon, Orange River and Luderitz.
Open Road Self-Drive Namibia safari
  • Safari
  • Fly-Drive
From £2035 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia
This two-week, self-drive holiday visits many Namibia's iconic highlights including a safari in Etosha and the dunes of Sossusvlei, staying at comfortable lodges, rest camps and guesthouses.
Self-Drive Roof-Top Camping Holiday
  • Adventure
  • Fly-Drive
From £2199 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia
A self-drive, roof-top camping trip is an excellent way for the independent-minded traveller to experience Namibia. Everything you need for a self-sufficient trip is provided.
Classic Namibia Self-Drive Holiday
  • Safari
  • Fly-Drive
From £2499 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia
Our two-week self-drive tour stays in top quality camps, lodges and guesthouses and you will visit Namibia's most notable highlights including Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund and Sossusvlei
Delta & Dunes Camping Safari
  • Safari
  • Small Group Tours
From £2835 per person
17 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia     Botswana
This semi-participatory camping safari is an excellent introduction to Botswana and Namibia, including the pristine waterways of the Okavango Delta, Bushmanland, the Namib Desert and Etosha.
Namibian Honeymoon Adventure
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari
From £2980 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia
This Namibian self-drive honeymoon takes in the inspiring Africat project, the world-famous Etosha National Park, the rocky deserts of Damaraland and the ancient dunes of Sossusvlei.
Discover Namibia Lodge-Based Small Group Tour
  • Safari
  • Small Group Tours
From £3050 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia
This small-group tour visits Namibia's top highlights - Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund and Sossusvlei - staying in comfortable guest houses / small hotels and lodges. Minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 persons.
Namibia Private Camping Safari
  • Family
  • Safari
  • Small Group Tours
From £3435 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia
A new privately guided camping tour that visits Sossusvlei, Etosha National Park, Okonjima and Swakopmund. Suits a group or family of four.
Namibia in Style - Fly-Around Safari
  • Safari
From £3915 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia
Namibia’s vast and cinematic landscapes make travel by light-aircraft the perfect way to get around and to cover great distances quickly. On this luxury trip you stay in some of Namibia’s best accommodation and take in the word-famous sights of Sossusvlei, Etosha and Damaraland.
Namibia & Cape Town Experience
  • Adventure
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari
From £4980 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia     South Africa
Start your married life exploring the vast landscapes of Namibia and its many highlights including Damaraland and Sossusvlei before jetting off to the 'mother city' for some rest and relaxation.
Namibia Luxury Wing Safari
  • Safari
  • Safari
From £4980 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia
This one-week fly-around safari explores three distinct regions within Namibia: the ancient soaring sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the harsh isolated Skeleton Coast, with their desert-adapted elephants, and the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park.
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