Namib-Naukluft Park Transportation

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    Roads

    by SanguiniA Written Aug 7, 2006

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    Driving in the Sand!

    This area usually has gravel roads - good for both 2WD as well as 4WD, though in any case you must pay particular attention to not skidding on this deceptive surface. A tarred road connects Sesriem to Sussusvlei, but if you want to go in all the way to the Deadvlei you will need a 4WD (definitely) for the last 4 km or so since the 'road' is the sand .... if you don't have a 4WD but still want to get there either use one of the shuttles, walk or else hitch a ride with other tourists.

    To get to the Sesriem area from Windhoek there are several road options - the fastest being via Rehoboth and the most scenic via the Gamsberg Pass. The C14 is the way to go from this area to the Walvis Bay direction.

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    Driving

    by Gili_S Updated Jun 27, 2007

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    Of course the best way to get around the park is by car. This give you the opportunity and flexibility to move as you wish from one spot to another, stop over in remote places and explorer this unique region. Some roads are paved and most roads you can drive normal car. Only on the dunes, as the road to Dead Vlei you will need 4WD.

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    Walk

    by Gili_S Updated Dec 7, 2006

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    It is recommended and safe to hang around by foot to explorer the desert. Just remember, the sun is hot and the sand might be burning, I saw some guide jogging back to the safari vehicle to fetch the shoes for a tourist who went to a walk with his sandals.

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    Getting around in Sossouvlei

    by Luchonda Updated Aug 11, 2006

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    A Unimog Mercedes will show you the fantastic - unique scenary of the dunes !! But this is not the only way to visit this area. I saw a lot of brave cyclers crossing this area.
    Just a question of physical condition.

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    4x4 Is Really Nice, Maybe Not Entirely Necessary

    by Waxbag Written Oct 21, 2004

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    Dune 45

    It is very difficult getting around Namibia let alone the Namib-Naukluft Park without your own vehicle. Unless you are staying at a luxury lodge or doing some sort of overland trip, you have to have your own vehicle. A 4x4 is not necessary but very helpful as the roads are mostly unpaved and some, as is the case in the Namib-Naukluft Park, are in really bad repair. I wonder where all that money for park fees go. It certainly isn't for the infrastructure of the camp or the road.

    Try CABS rental car company in South Africa
    http://www.southafricarent.co.za/

    You will need lots of room a 4x4 has as well if you are bringing all your own gear. You may want to stock up in major towns on food as the camp ground stores have limited choices and supply.

    If you have a 4x4 you can also drive to Dead Vlei instead of taking the expensive shuttle. It would be really nice to drive yourself their early before any other people arrive.

    Vehicles may be rented in Windhoek or Capetown.

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    Organised tours.

    by euzkadi Updated Oct 30, 2006
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    The best way to visit this remote area (and if you don´t have a car) is using organised tours. There are different kind of tours for all budgets. I chose Wild Dog and Crazy Kudu tours, it was a really great experience, good food, good tents and a friendly and profesional staff, highly recommended.

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    Namib Explorer with African Routes

    by Waxbag Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Dune 45

    There are really only two options for visiting the Namib Nauluft National Park and Namibia in general. One option is to hire a car which is great because it gives you flexibility and allows you to go where you want when you want. This can be expensive unless you have a several people to split the cost.

    The other option is to take a tour with an overland company. There are various companies that offer trip through Namibia. The one that I used, African Routes, was very reliable and a great value for my money. The guide and driver was perhaps one of the nicest guys I have ever met, and the itinerary was solid.

    It took the 19 day Namibian Explorer that left from Capetown and ended in Victoria Falls. We stayed one day and two nights at the park. I would have liked to stay more but it was the best option I had.

    The cost is about $1000 US and includes many activities.

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    Shuttle to the Deathvlei.

    by euzkadi Written Oct 30, 2006

    In case you don´t want to walk from the parking area near dune 45 to the Deathvlei (5kms walk), there are small trucks doing the shuttle to the vlei.

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