Enjoy your morning and afternoon desert activities. This area boasts some of the world’s largest free-standing dunes, which you will have the chance to explore both on foot and by vehicle. One particular activity of interest is a half-day visit to the Namib-Naukluft National Park.
In the park, you’ll find Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, which are clay pans set amid monstrous piles of sand known as star dunes that can reach the height of a 70 story skyscraper. A deathly white against red sands, the pans are the endpoint of a usually dry river, Tsauchab, in the interior of the Great Sand Sea. While here, you can opt to climb up the Big Daddy dune and then walk directly down into Deadvlei, home to ancient acacia trees, believed to have died over 300 years ago.
As you head back to camp, you can also visit Sesriem Canyon, where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1km in length. At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down 100 – 130 feet, are pools that become replenished after good rains. Sesriem derives its name from the time when early pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs together to draw water from the pools.
Upon returning to camp, you can enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure or set off on an afternoon walk or scenic drive.
Little Kulala Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner