Sossusvlei in Style
• Sossusvlei • Dead Vlei • Sesriem Canyon
Be sure to include this major highlight in your Africa itinerary! One of the most pristine areas on Earth, the Namib Desert is a world of vast spaces, endless horizons, dramatic landscapes and jagged mountain heights. The largest private nature reserve in Southern Africa, the NamibRand Nature Reserve consists of 180 000 hectares of this unspoiled desert wilderness.
Days 1 & 2: Windhoek > Sossusvlei Board your light aircraft flight from Windhoek. Transfer to &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. The 10 air-conditioned stone and glass desert villas are cradled against ancient mountains and designed to capture the splendour and solitude of the desert. Furnished in hues of the desert, they feature a private veranda, split-level bedroom, living room with fireplace, ensuite glass-encased bathroom and outdoor shower. Villas are equipped with a stargazing skylight, discrete music system and well-stocked personal bar. Activities include nature drives, guided walks, quad-bike excursions, an excursion to the Sossusvlei dunes, Sesriem Canyon & Dead Vlei, stargazing from the in-house observatory, petrified dunes and sand rock art.
Escape the desert heat with a revitalising midday dip in the pool, fed by water from an underground spring. At sunset, animals are drawn to a nearby waterhole, enhancing desert sundowner drinks. A fine selection of wines from an impressive walk-in wine cellar complements the delicious meals.
Day 3: Sossusvlei > Windhoek After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip and depart for your light aircraft flight to Windhoek.
• Flights ex Windhoek (shared light aircraft transfers) • 2 nights accommodation at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge • 3 meals daily • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, tea and coffee, refreshments on game drives • Laundry • Safari activities • Guided nature walks and quad bike excursions in the NamibRand reserve (subject to availability) • 1 excursion to Sossusvlei • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Add an extra night and receive a free hot air balloon ride!
Stay for 3 or more nights and receive a free hot air balloon safari over Sossusvlei. Offer valid 1 Jan - 14 Jan. 16 Feb - 30 Jun. 1 Sep - 31 Dec. Not valid Jul - Aug. Ballooning is weather dependent. Minimum of 2 guests and subject to availability.
Off to Namibia and the first of our &Beyond Lodges. We had our smallest plane on our flight to the Sossusvlei Lodge - a 6 seat Cessna. And what a revelation with this lodge! It was absolutely outstanding in every detail. Food, service, location, friendly staff, everything. This was a magic place. Very happy to lie out on the lounger outside our chalet and just admire the views. We said to ourselves, if this is the &Beyond level, then bring it on!