Namib Desert, Sossusvlei

#4 of 7 in Nature in Namib-Naukluft Park
Discover life crawling underneath the barren red dunes of Namib Desert. Stretching along the Atlantic coast, the desert features a vast clay pan, referred to in local language as the "place of no return," and black dead trees scorched by the sun, which are more than 900 years old. Hop on 4x4 vehicle with a local guide to explore this vibrant world of small vermin hiding beneath the sand. As you stand on a steep dune slope looking over the seemingly barren desert, you might feel like the only living creature on this arid land. Before you head to Namib-Naukluft Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Namib-Naukluft Park journey builder website, to make sure you see all that Namib-Naukluft Park has to offer, including Namib Desert.
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  • The smallest and the oldest desert in the world. Enormous variation in landscape. From flamingos in Walvis Bay to zebras in Sossusvlei. A true wonder of the world.  more »
  • It's not "technically" one of the great wonders of the world, but I reckon it ought to be. Stunning views, gorgeous colors, hearty wildlife, deadly quiet at times...the Namib Desert is a marvel...  more »
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