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Namib Desert, Namibia

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#6 of 30 in Nature in Namibia
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 Sesriem, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sesriem journey builder website , to make sure you see all that Sesriem has to offer, including Namib Desert.
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  • From Windhoek drove aprox 8 hours through the Namib desert. Was not sure what to expect. Sparse desert punctuated by small villages surrounding a spring/oasis. The highlight was the deep red sand dune...  more »
  • An excursion through the desert requires shading from a large hat, sunglasses, a good supply of water and a car that does not get stuck into the soft sand. Especially the sunglasses are recommended wh...  more »
  • I have been stalking Instagram photos from Namibia for months in advance of our visit. And as amazing as the photos are, they can't hold a candle to the majesty of the desert in person. Wow. Just wow.  more »

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