Bid your Hoanib guide farewell and return to the airstrip for the light aircraft flight south to Sossusvlei. You will land at the lodge’s airstrip where you will be met by a lodge representative and transferred to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in time for lunch. This afternoon is at your leisure and you may wish to take part in one of the many scheduled activities as offered by the lodge, like quad biking, nature drives and star gazing after dinner. Two nights Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. All meals, local drinks and laundry.
The breathtaking NamibRand Nature Reserve, one of the largest private nature reserves in Southern Africa, begun as a conservation initiative in 1984 and now extends over 180,000 hectares of pristine Namib Desert, restoring land that was once used for Karakul sheep farming. The reserve shares a common border of nearly 100 km with the Namib-Naukluft National Park to the west, while the imposing Nubib mountain range forms a natural border to the east. The particular attraction of NamibRand is its diversity of different desert landscapes, representing virtually all facets of the Namib Desert. Expansive sand and gravel plains and endless stretches of grass savannah alternate with majestic mountain ranges and vegetated dune belts of deep red sand. The variety of flora and fauna is as fascinating as the color nuances of the landscape, which change continuously as the day progress. Before NamibRand became a private nature reserve, it consisted of sheep farms, surveyed and allocated in the early fifties to ex-soldiers of World War II. Today visitors to the NamibRand can admire nature in its original state, as indigenous animals and plants are flourishing back where they belong.