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Namib Desert, Namibia

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#7 of 32 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. Plan to visit Namib Desert during your Namib-Naukluft Park vacation using our convenient Namib-Naukluft Park family vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The colors are things that remain etched in the minds and memories. The colors of this wilderness, combined with the forms of its dunes are something indescribable and unforgettable. From dawn to dusk, the succession of different shades and blend with the eye toward an experience difficult to duplicate elsewhere. To see at least once in their lives, better two!
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  • August 13, 2017
    Spent a morning exploring the my favourite area near Sossuslei. Saw wonderful dunes with amazing light. We stopped to climb Dune 45 it wasn't easy as the sand was very soft. Had a walk to sea Deadvlei...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Extraordinary beauty and magnificent. Beautiful scenery, preserved and impactful. A unique site in the world.
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Where to stay in Namib-Naukluft Park

Accommodation options in Namib-Naukluft Park mostly concentrate in and around the small settlement of Sesriem, known for its proximity to the picturesque scenery of the Sossusvlei salt marsh. Numerous campsites, rental chalets, as well as some upscale lodges and resorts dot the landscape, providing all the modern facilities you'll need to explore the vast national park from a comfortable base.
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