Sossusvlei, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Namib Desert
Big open skies, panoramic views and spectacular sceneries make this 7 Day Desert Explorer tour a firm favourite on everyone’s bucket list!
Day 1 – Swakopmund
After meeting your guides, you will have the rest of the day to explore or participate in one of the many activities available here. Most popular activities are quad biking in the dunes or tandem skydiving. Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day.
Day 2 – Sesriem
After the adventure and adrenaline rush of Swakopmund, we drive south into the mysterious Namib Desert.
We will be joined by a local expert on a guided walk and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions. Tonight we enjoy dinner around the campfire, do a little star gazing and listen to the calls of the jackals and barking geckos.
Day 3 - Sossusvlei Dunes
We have a full day in the Namib-Naukluft National Park that starts with a walk up dune 45 for an amazing view and photo opportunity. After our hike, we will have the chance to explore Sossusvlei and relax at camp before taking a short hike into Sesriem Canyon.
Day 4 - Fish River Canyon
Today we travel south to the Fish River Canyon where we hike along the edge of the canyon and see the amazing sunset. (It is possible that you may see the sunrise at the canyon the next morning instead due to the road conditions or time of year you are travelling).
Day 5 - Gariep / Orange River
We leave early on our last day in Namibia travelling south to the border with South Africa at the Gariep / Orange River. Our campsite lies on the banks of the Orange River. In the afternoon there is an optional canoeing activity on the River or you can just chill out at the campsite and go for a swim.
Day 6 - Cederberg Region
Today is a long drive through the Northern Cape to the fruit producing area in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa. Upon arrival at our campsite, we will enjoy a wine tasting and a traditional meal.
Day 7 - Cape Town
Our final day on tour, we head to the mother city, Cape Town. Before entering the city we will stop at Table View for a magnificent photo opportunity of Table Mountain from the other side of the bay.
Tour departs: Swakopmund
Tour ends: Cape Town
Single supplement: R120.00
Activity package: R500.00 (Wine Tasting and traditional dinner, 1 x Guided Desert Walk)
Meals included: 6 x Breakfasts, 6 x Lunches, 5 x Dinners
Frequency: Twice a month
Min / Max People: 4 / 18
The itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.
General Policies & Disclaimers
All information is subject to change without prior notice. Rates quoted are for South African Residents. Rates for other Nationalities available on request. Please ensure that you have received the latest version of this dossier, as Nomad is continually striving to improve the standards and quality of our tours and itineraries are subject to change. Travel times and campsites can change depending on road or weather conditions, or any unforseen circumstances. These are used as a guideline only. On our longer tours it is possible that your crew, truck and fellow travellers will change due to our unique tour linking system. On this tour, camping and accommodated clients will be travelling together with a maximum number of participants of 18.