Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park

Sossusvlei represents a "pan" or lake bed, dry except for an occasional flood, surrounded by towering reddish sand dunes. Nestled in the Namib desert within Namib-Naukluft National Park, the area appears as a surreal landscape, where you can climb on the dunes and take photos of the desert scenery. Take your own four-wheel drive vehicle to the pan area, or book a tour through a local operator. As you explore the area, watch for ostriches, antelopes, and small desert rodents, especially if you visit during a rare flood occurence. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sossusvlei by using our Namib-Naukluft Park online vacation planner.
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  • Depending where your overnight lodge/camp is, you will have an early start. with the park opening at either 0600 or 0630 depending on time of the year. Best to arrive early for two reasons; 1) in...  more »
  • This was probably one of the best experiences of my life climbing to the top of Big Daddy and coming back down again (mainly on my backside!!) !! The views were out of this world and walking through.....  more »
  • If you're going to Namibia, you'll already know about this place. It's recommended to go either at sunrise or sunset; we went midday and yes it was really hot, but we had the dunes to ourselves.
  • This is a once in a lifetime trip, to follow the Tsauchab river past the dunes up to the vlei. You can take your car up to the parking, but you really do need a 4x4 continueing from there. Even if you rented one, poeple with little knowledge of offroading should take rather take the shuttle, as you will get stuck if you're unlucky. Walk the dunes and enjoy the lovely air. Best enjoyed by avoiding the midday sun and bring sun protection!!! #namibia #dunes #nature #amazing #bucketlist
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