Tours - Namibia

Activities & Adventures - Naukluft Mountain & Sossusvlei
The Namib Desert Park was proclaimed in 1907 as Game Reserve number 3 by German Governor Friedrich von Lindequist– initially as a buffer zone to restrict English sovereignty to Walvis Bay. The Naukluft section was created to serve as a sanctuary for Hartmann zebra, which are endemic to Namibia. The amalgamation of these two parks with state land was proclaimed as the Namib-Naukluft Park in 1979. The most significant change in boundaries occurred in 1986 when the old Diamond Area number 2 and a portion of Diamond Area number 1 were incorporated into the park. The rugged Naukluft Mountains rise steeply from the surrounding plains of the Namib desert and hide deep ravines, plunging gorges, crystal clear rock pools and a variety of game such as mountain zebras, antelopes and leopards. The hiking trails are great adventures. Namibia’s largest conservation area contains some of the country’s most iconic attractions, approximately an hours drive from the Naukluft Mountains. The most famous area in the park are the Sossusvlei dunes,in the heart of the Namib and the imposing canyon at Sesriem.
Quiver Tree Gorge Trail @ BüllsPort Lodge & Guestfarm
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Quiver Tree Gorge Trail Only possible in the mornings, fitness and sure-footedness required Long trail: 7 h / Short trail: 3 h + 2 h 4×4 drive Up to the barren plateau and down through the lush green, water-rich gorge: An absolute must for every hiking enthusiast who wants to experience all the charms of the Naukluft. With a bit of luck, you will encounter baboons, kudus or even mountain zebras, which occur almost exclusively in Namibia. You can also do a partial hike from the plateau to the valley, with drop-off and pick-up by our off-road vehicle. Accommdation: Prefer a comfortable stay with all the amenities of home? Or rather to get up close with nature? At BüllsPort, you can choose between the lodge at the foot of the Naukluft Mountains, or two campsites located 2-3 km further in the Naukluft Valley. Give us a shout, to assist you with your establishment or Campsite Reservation

Rock Arch Trail @ BüllsPort Lodge & Guestfarm
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Rock Arch Trail Short trail in the afternoons; long trail only possible in the mornings, surefootedness required; not for those suffering from vertigo Long trail: 6 h / Short trail: 1 h + 2 h 4×4 drive Through the Teufelsschlucht (Devil’s Gorge) up to the massive Rock Arch of the Naukluft: As a full hike or shorter trail with adventurous 4×4 ride. Accommdation: Prefer a comfortable stay with all the amenities of home? Or rather to get up close with nature? At BüllsPort, you can choose between our lodge at the foot of the Naukluft Mountains, or two campsites located 2-3 km further in the Naukluft Valley. Give us a shout, to assist you with your establishment or Campsite Reservation

Bull's Head Trail @ BüllsPort Lodge & Guestfarm
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Bull's Head Trail Possible in the mornings and in the afternoons, easy trail Time required: 3 h From the reservoir along the dry river to the “Bullenkopf” (Bull’s Head) cliff top, the ideal route to stretch your legs and to get an overview of BüllsPort. Accommdation: Prefer a comfortable stay with all the amenities of home? Or rather to get up close with nature? At BüllsPort, you can choose between the lodge at the foot of the Naukluft Mountains, or two campsites located 2-3 km further in the Naukluft Valley. Give us a shout, to assist you with your establishment or Campsite Reservation

Archeological Trail @ BüllsPort Lodge & Guestfarm
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Archeological Trail Possible in the mornings and in the afternoons, long trail requires sure-footedness Long trail: 4.5 h / Short trail: 2.5 h In the footsteps of our ancestors: Hike to places that man has used since time immemorial as camps, workshops and lookout points for hunting. Accommdation: Prefer a comfortable stay with all the amenities of home? Or rather to get up close with nature? At BüllsPort, you can choose between the lodge at the foot of the Naukluft Mountains, or two campsites located 2-3 km further in the Naukluft Valley. Give us a shout, to assist you with your establishment or Campsite Reservation

Trail up to the "Alm" (alp) @ BüllsPort Lodge & Guestfarm
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Trail up to the "Alm" (alp) possible in the mornings and in the afternoons, easy, but very steep in patches Time required: 2 h A view to the end of the world: Winding roads up to the mighty massif, which provides cattle with emergency pastures during dry seasons. Accommdation: Prefer a comfortable stay with all the amenities of home? Or rather to get up close with nature? At BüllsPort, you can choose between the lodge at the foot of the Naukluft Mountains, or two campsites located 2-3 km further in the Naukluft Valley. Give us a shout, to assist you with your establishment or Campsite Reservation

Kudu Trail @ BüllsPort Lodge & Guestfarm
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Kudu Trail Possible in the mornings and in the afternoons, easy trail Long trail: 1.5 h / Short trail: 45 min Walk along the banks of the dry Tsondab: Inhale the vastness of the open plains in the realm of birds and game. Accommdation: Prefer a comfortable stay with all the amenities of home? Or rather to get up close with nature? At BüllsPort, you can choose between the lodge at the foot of the Naukluft Mountains, or two campsites located 2-3 km further in the Naukluft Valley. Give us a shout, to assist you with your establishment or Campsite Reservation

Zebra Trail / Ridge Trail @ BüllsPort Lodge & Guestfarm
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Zebra Trail / Ridge Trail Possible in the mornings and in the afternoons, somewhat rocky in places Time required: 3 h / 1.5 h Between mountain massif and plain: From the hills at the foot of the Naukluft, you’ll have a view of far-off horizons and maybe the luck to see birds and game. Accommdation: Prefer a comfortable stay with all the amenities of home? Or rather to get up close with nature? At BüllsPort, you can choose between the lodge at the foot of the Naukluft Mountains, or two campsites located 2-3 km further in the Naukluft Valley. Give us a shout, to assist you with your establishment or Campsite Reservation

Olive Trail / Waterkloof Trail @ Namib Naukluft Park
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Olive Trail / Waterkloof Trail In the neighbouring Namib Naukluft Park (10 km to the gate), only possible in the mornings; fitness, sure-footedness and a bit of courage required Time required: 4.5 h / 7 h All the “highs and lows” of the Naukluft: Similar to the Quiver Tree Gorge Trail, both routes (11 km / 17 km) will take you up to the plateau of the massif and down again through gorges. In places you’ll have to climb or use chains to move forward on narrow rock ledges. Accommdation: Prefer a comfortable stay with all the amenities of home? Or rather to get up close with nature? At BüllsPort, you can choose between the lodge at the foot of the Naukluft Mountains, or two campsites located 2-3 km further in the Naukluft Valley. Or overnight at the Naukluft Park - Namibia Wildlife Resort - Naukluft Campsite Facilities / 6 Chalets available. Give us a shout, to assist you with your establishment or Campsite Reservation

Sundowner / Nature Drive @ Sossusvlei Lodge
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Sundowner / Nature Drive Depart from Sossusvlei Lodge in the late afternoon on a leisurely drive on the Lodge's private reserve. Watch the shadows lengthen as your guide takes you out to a panoramic location where sundowner drinks will be served as you relax and watch the spectacular sunset. The inner tranquillity that a desert sunset imparts while you sit amongst nature is really something special...

Sossusvlei & Deadvlei Excursion @ Sossusvlei Lodge
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Sossusvlei & Deadvlei Excursion An early start from the Lodge to enter the Namib-Naukluft Park at sunrise, while the temperature is still mild and when the dune contrasts are at their best. You will travel in one of our all-terrain URI Gameviewer vehicles, custom-built in Namibia for the Lodge, with your own specially trained guide who will share all his knowledge of the area, animals, plant life and much more with you. Regular stops are made on the spectacular ±60 kilometre drive through the dune corridor down to the Vlei to gain information or take in the vistas. At Dune 45, we make a stop to view the the world's most photographed dune. Further along, a gradual 2,6 kilometer round-trip guided walk up to Dead Vlei is a must for the healthy visitors. The more energetic have the opportunity to climb to the upper ridge of Big Daddy Dune, one of the highest dunes in this area! We spend time exploring Sossusvlei before returning to the Lodge approximately 5½ hours later in time for lunch.

Quad Buggy Nature Trail @ Sossusvlei Lodge
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Quad Buggy Nature Trail A wonderful and different way to experience the spectacular local surrounds. We depart from the Lodge in the late afternoon with our Quad Buggies for a slow nature drive on our private lodge reserve. Enjoy breath-taking views over the Desert grass plains with occasional photo stops where our knowledgeable guides explain the Desert fauna and flora. We go higher up to the foothills to watch a spectacular sunset whilst enjoying non-alcoholic sundowner drinks and then make our way back to the lodge just before dark. Compulsory: All guests wishing to participate and drive a buggy must have a valid driver's licence. Child Policy: Children aged 6 – 18 can accompany an adult in the passenger seat.

Elim Dune Nature Walk @ Sossusvlei Lodge
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Elim Dune Nature Walk The guided nature walk starts at sunrise, departing from the Lodge and takes place on and around the spectacular Elim Dune Belt. Our knowledgeable guides focus on the small things often overlooked – nocturnal animal tracks, plant species and smaller wildlife.

Archery
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Archery Archery is a fun but challenging activity that can be mastered fairly quickly. Our instructors will be on hand to teach you age old art of the bow and arrow. This is a more relaxed activity where archers can compete against each other or have a shoot out to see who the master archer is.

Helicopter Flights @ Sossusvlei
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Helicopter Flights Discover the majesty of the Namib Desert by Helicopter! Our Pilots are well experienced and will guide you through the scenery on an adventurous and informative flight. We offer a range of scenic flights over the breath-taking grass plains to the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and the hidden mysteries of Deadvlei. Exciting flips over the Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45 and Elim Dune as well as custom built flights for photographers that wish to focus on specific areas of the Namib.

Scenic Flights @ Sossusvlei
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Scenic Flights Desert Air have a well-maintained 6-seater Cessna 210 light aircraft permanently based on the Sossusvlei Lodge property along with an experienced pilot who also doubles as a trained "aerial" desert guide. A number of routes are available on request, including: A 40 minute trip to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon will provide you with wonderful aerial photographs of the Vlei and Canyon. A longer hour trip to the forbidden coast (Sperrgebiet) and the area known as Lange Wand, which is the coastal area of the Namib Desert, will provide you incredible views where a 'sea of desert dunes' meet the Atlantic ocean. An hour and a half trip over the Sossusvlei area will include Conception Bay, a seal colony, shipwreaks and even old diamond miners camps. Contact us for your Scenic Flight at Sossusvlei or surrounds.

Hot Air Ballooning @ Sossusvlei
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Hot Air Ballooning "Up, up and away" as you sail silently over the reddish dune sea of the Namib. Add an exhilarating dimension to your visit to the desert. The duration of the excursion is approximately 3½ hours. The Hot Air Balloon flight itself takes about one hour and ends with an exclusive Champagne Breakfast at the landing spot in scenic nature. The Breakfast is followed by a Nature drive back to Sossusvlei Lodge. Special group rates apply for groups of min 24 pax, max 110 pax. Due to the desert temperatures this activity is offered in the mornings only. Guests are collected at the lodge ½ hour before sunrise. The balloon rises as the sun rises. The first light hour of the day is known to be the most spectacular, especially in the desert with the rich contrast of colour and shape on the towering sand dunes of the Sossusvlei Area, on the vast desert plains and surrounding mountain ranges.

Bush Dinner
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Bush Dinner Host you special function or bush dinner in the heart of the Namib Desert! With views of towering red sand dunes amidst the vast desert plains, this is the most awe-inspiring venue nature has on offer. Sossusvlei Lodge have perfected the art of outdoor catering enthusing guests with delightful bush dinners, breakfasts at Sossusvlei, special events and even private intimate dinners. Each function will be planned according to your requirements. You can be assured this will be a function that will be talked about and remembered for a lifetime! Contact us for your function in the beautiful Namib Desert.

Breakfast at Sossusvlei
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Breakfast at Sossusvlei Host you special breakfast function in Sossusvlei with views of the towering red sand dunes under the shade of the age-old acacias. Sossusvlei Lodge can provide a full English or Continental Breakfast complete with a table and chair setup. Each function will be planned according to your requirements.