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Sossusvlei Excursion

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Sossusvlei Excursion

Organised trip or self drive in a 4x4

Not a lover of organised trips but is the best way to experience this. Plus the trip they offer is a full day.

Or can we drive ourselves?

Planning to stay at Hoodia Desert Lodge

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1. Re: Sossusvlei Excursion

You can drive yourself. A normal car will get you most of the way in. The last 5km is 4x4 only but you can pick up a shuttle from that point. They run virtually on demand.

If you have your own 4x4 then you do this last stretch yourself if you want to. It is only soft sand, low gears and ratios will get your through.

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even though you can do it yourself, I would consider an excursion. when we were there, we did a self drive and were at dead vlei at sunset. but then that led to the problem of driving through the park in the dark. we had no problems, but that was not the brightest thing we ever did and I certainly would not repeat the experience of driving in the dark -- not only were our chances of hitting an animal much greater, but if we had had any other issues our insurance would not have been valid.

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You can definitely drive yourselves. It is probably the best way. Take some food and drinks with you and stay there all day ... with a 4X4 vehicle you can get to Sossusvlei and park there under the trees.

Most lodges, and I am sure Hoodia will as well, offer super breakfast and/or lunch packs for you to take along with you.

But just remember that the Namib Naukluft Park gate at Sesriem opens at sunrise and closes at sunset so don't stay out there too late!

Danie Steyn - Namibia tours & Safaris

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