Today you have the opportunity to drive yourself into the Namib Naukluft National park to visit Sesriem & Sossusvlei. The gates open at sunrise and close at sunset. At the end of the tar road there are 4×4 shuttles ready to ferry guests through the deep sand. Deadvlei is worth seeing first before the day heats up, the walk from the drop off point takes around 20 mins each way, and you should take some time to enjoy the peace and solitude of this eerie landmark. After returning to the Deadvlei carpark, the shuttle drivers will drive you onwards to Sossusvlei where you can spend some time exploring before taking a shuttle back to your vehicle and paying the shuttle fee.
Today you will drive northwards from the Sesriem area to your overnight destination at the coast. Solitaire is the perfect rest stop with a fuel station, café, shop, and the best apple pie in the Southern Hemisphere. You may like to stop briefly in Walvis Bay to see the lagoon and look out for flamingos, pelicans, and other birdlife.